Player of the Match
Player of the Match

That's all we have from what has been a momentous night for India and Rohit Sharma. They won't forget this one in a hurry. Thanks for joining us. Cheers

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Rohit Sharma has been given a check of Rs 2,64,000 for his innings by CAB

"It is embarrassing that we are not even competing," says Angelo Mathews. "We lost our way in the last 20 overs. It is not acceptable. Our bowlers didn't have any answers for them. To score 290 in the last 25 is unbelievable. Nothing can be taken away from Rohit, though. Our fielding was terrible again. We need to fix our problems. We need to get everything - batting, bowling and fielding - right."

"I said in the press conference yesterday that once Rohit gets going he is very dangerous," says Virat Kohli. "Today is the kind of day I can tell my kids I was there. I don't think this record is getting broken anytime soon. I was glad I was batting with him. There was a time when Rohit will admit runs were not coming easily, and I just asked him to take his time. Once he gets to 70-80, he is almost unstoppable. I am quite happy as of now as captain. I have had more wins than losses, but your character is tested only when the team is being tested. That time will come sooner than later. Your character is tested only in bad times. No we don't want to let up. That's what we are looking to develop as a team culture."

"The fact that I went on to bat 50 overs was absolutely pleasing," says Rohit Sharma, the Man of the Match. "I have been working on it. To bat as long as possible. Finally I managed that. That run-out of Virat was my mistake. Things like that happened, but not hard feelings there. It was a crucial partnership we were building, and to lose him then was quite frustrating. But I kept telling myself to keep on going. It's going to be difficult to pick out one shot that stands out. I really cannot pick out one. I will try my best to get to 300, but as of now I will take 264. A lot of memories at Eden Gardens that will remain close to me. This one was really special"

Rohit Sharma grabs a stump as everybody lines up to shake his hand. This has been some day for him. He has smashed the world record by 45 runs, and you can't take that smile off his face. This has been an historic night. Do wait for quotes from the presentation

43.1
W
Patel to Mendis, OUT, he switch-hits to his demise. They have ended 13 runs short of Rohit Sharma's score. This match was over long ago. The final touch is provided by this switch hit straight to what would have been deep cover had he played as a right-hand batsman

BAW Mendis c KV Sharma b Patel 4 (21m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

END OF OVER:
43 | 1 Run | SL: 251/9 (154 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 5.83, RRR: 22.00)

  • RMS Eranga12 (15b)
  • BAW Mendis4 (11b)
  • DS Kulkarni10-1-34-4
  • AR Patel7-0-51-1
42.6
0
Kulkarni to Eranga, no run, full outside off, dug out to mid-on
42.5
0
Kulkarni to Eranga, no run, short of a length ball, outside off, left alone
42.4
0
Kulkarni to Eranga, no run, accurate length ball, defended back to him
42.3
0
Kulkarni to Eranga, no run, length ball angling in, beats the inside edge as he looks to slog
42.2
1
Kulkarni to Mendis, 1 run, short of a length, rising towards the chest, fended to leg
42.1
0
Kulkarni to Mendis, no run, short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

END OF OVER:
42 | 5 Runs | SL: 250/9 (155 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 5.95, RRR: 19.37)

  • RMS Eranga12 (11b)
  • BAW Mendis3 (9b)
  • AR Patel7-0-51-1
  • DS Kulkarni9-1-33-4
41.6
4
Patel to Eranga, FOUR, short of a length, darted in, Eranga gets a bottom edge past slip for four
41.5
0
Patel to Eranga, no run, fired in, stays back to defend
41.4
0
Patel to Eranga, no run, tossed up outside off, defended off the front foot
41.3
0
Patel to Eranga, no run, short of a length, gets some turn, defended off the back foot
41.2
1
Patel to Mendis, 1 run, down the wicket, gets a thick inside edge for a single
41.1
0
Patel to Mendis, no run, moves across the line to try to swipe this to leg. Is hit on the pad, but outside the line of off

END OF OVER:
41 | 1 Run | SL: 245/9 (160 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 5.97, RRR: 17.77)

  • RMS Eranga8 (7b)
  • BAW Mendis2 (7b)
  • DS Kulkarni9-1-33-4
  • UT Yadav8-0-38-2
40.6
0
Kulkarni to Eranga, no run, wide slower ball, left alone
40.5
1
Kulkarni to Mendis, 1 run, yorker outside off, dug out for a single to third man

Big Win

2

Instances where India beat Sri Lanka by 150-plus runs in this series - this has only happened five-times in all.

400 the new 300

5

Number of times that India has made 400+ in ODIs. No other team has done it more than twice.

That's Huge

8

Number of 200-plus third wicket partnerships for India - Virat Kohli has been involved in five of those.

Big hundreds

2

Number of 150+ scores for Rohit Sharma - the only Indian with more such scores in Sachin Tendulkar (5)

Powerplay

50/0

India's average score in the batting powerplay this series. Sri Lanka average 23/3 when they bat

A Select Group

5

Number of batsmen who have scored 5 or more ODI hundreds for India - Rohit Sharma is the14th.