result
4th ODI (D/N), Kolkata, Nov 13 2014, Sri Lanka tour of India
404/5
(43.1/50 ov, target 405)251
India won by 153 runs
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Rohit 264, Sri Lanka 251

Rohit Sharma amassed 45 more runs than any ODI batsman had ever managed in an innings, finishing on 264 from 173 balls

Match centre 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
India404/5(50 overs)
Sri Lanka251/10(43.1 overs)

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
Axar 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

Ajantha Mendis c KV Sharma b Patel 4 (21m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33
end of over 431 run
SL: 251/9CRR: 5.83 • RRR: 22.00 • Need 154 from 42b
Shaminda Eranga12 (15)
Ajantha Mendis4 (11)
Dhawal Kulkarni10-1-34-4
Axar Patel7-0-51-1
42.6
Kulkarni to Eranga, no run

full outside off, dug out to mid-on

42.5
Kulkarni to Eranga, no run

short of a length ball, outside off, left alone

42.4
Kulkarni to Eranga, no run

accurate length ball, defended back to him

42.3
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
Kulkarni to Mendis, no run

short of a length, just outside off, defended off the back foot

end of over 425 runs
SL: 250/9CRR: 5.95 • RRR: 19.38 • Need 155 from 48b
Shaminda Eranga12 (11)
Ajantha Mendis3 (9)
Axar Patel7-0-51-1
Dhawal Kulkarni9-1-33-4
41.6
4
Axar Patel to Eranga, FOUR runs

short of a length, darted in, Eranga gets a bottom edge past slip for four

41.5
Axar Patel to Eranga, no run

fired in, stays back to defend

41.4
Axar Patel to Eranga, no run

tossed up outside off, defended off the front foot

41.3
Axar Patel to Eranga, no run

short of a length, gets some turn, defended off the back foot

41.2
1
Axar Patel to Mendis, 1 run

down the wicket, gets a thick inside edge for a single

41.1
Axar 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 411 run
SL: 245/9CRR: 5.97 • RRR: 17.78 • Need 160 from 54b
Shaminda Eranga8 (7)
Ajantha Mendis2 (7)
Dhawal Kulkarni9-1-33-4
Umesh Yadav8-0-38-2
40.6
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

40.4
Kulkarni to Mendis, no run

short of a length, on off, defended off the back foot

40.3
Kulkarni to Mendis, no run

short of a length, outside off, left alone

40.2
Kulkarni to Mendis, no run

holds its line outside off, beats the outside edge

40.1
Kulkarni to Mendis, no run

bouncer attempted. It looks high but is not called a wide

end of over 4011 runs
SL: 244/9CRR: 6.10 • RRR: 16.10 • Need 161 from 60b
Shaminda Eranga8 (6)
Ajantha Mendis1 (2)
Umesh Yadav8-0-38-2
Dhawal Kulkarni8-1-32-4
39.6
Yadav to Eranga, no run

short of a length, outside off, holds its line, beats the outside edge

Best performances - batsmen
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma
264 runs (173)
33 fours
9 sixes
Control87%
Productive shot
off drive
43 runs
6 fours
2 sixes
810231768542163
Angelo Mathews portrait
AD Mathews
75 runs (68)
9 fours
1 six
Control85%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
412112106921
Best performances - bowlers
Dhawal Kulkarni portrait
DS Kulkarni
O
10
M
1
R
34
W
4
ECO
3.4
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
1W
Umesh Yadav portrait
UT Yadav
O
8
M
0
R
38
W
2
ECO
4.75
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossIndia, elected to bat first
SeriesSri Lanka tour of India
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
Series resultIndia led the 5-match series 4-0
Match numberODI no. 3544
Hours of play (local time)13.30 start, First Session 13.30-17.00, Interval 17.00-17.45, Second Session 17.45-21.15
Match days13 November 2014 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Karn Sharma
Karn Sharma
Umpires
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Bruce Oxenford
India Image
Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
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Anil Dandekar
Match Referee
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David Boon