We’re continuing our series of Virender Sehwag’s greatest performances! Check out entry #4
293 vs Sri Lanka, Mumbai (2009)
It was a case of ‘so close, yet so far’ for the Indian opener. He fell seven runs short of becoming the first ever batsman in international cricket to score three triple centuries.
But he did break the records for the most double-centuries by an Indian, the most runs by an Indian in a day and became the second-highest scorer of 250-plus scores.
Sri Lanka ended their first innings with 393 on the scoreboard, but all it took was one special Sehwag innings to turn the match in India’s favour. In reply, India managed to post a massive 726, thanks to the efforts of the Indian opener. Sehwag finished on 293 on Day 3, caught and bowled by Muttiah Muralitharan. The innings came off just 254 balls with 40 fours and seven sixes!
Eventually India won the match by an innings and 24 runs, winning the series and in the process became #1 in the Test Rankings.
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