25 Feb 2010

Tendulkar scores historic one day double century

6:38 am on 25 February 2010

The amazing Sachin Tendulkar has made more history as the first batsman to score a double century in a one day cricket international.

36 year old Tendulkar was left 200 not out in India's mammoth total of 401 for 3 in the second one dayer against South Africa in Gwalior.

His 46th ODI century came off 147 balls, and exactly half his runs were scored in boundaries.

The previous world record for a one day innings was 194, set by Pakistan's Zaeed Anwar, and Zimbabwean Charles Coventry.

Tendulkar also scored centuries in both tests against South Africa earlier this month.

AB de Villiers was 114 not out in South Africa's total of 248.

India have an unbeatable 2-nil lead in the 3-match series.