Rohit never imagined he'd get double ton

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India opener Rohit Sharma's double century in the seventh ODI against Australia came off just 158 balls and featured a record-breaking 16 sixes, but he didn't set out to do anything other than keep his side in the game.

India opener Rohit Sharma's double century in the seventh ODI against Australia came off just 158 balls and featured a record-breaking 16 sixes, but he didn't set out to do anything other than keep his side in the game.

Rohit's 209 became the second-best ODI score, and only the third double century, on Saturday, and it resulted in his side winning by 57 runs after they posted 383 for five. Australia were all out for 326.

Sharma ended the series as the man of the series, and man of the match, scoring 491 runs at an average over 122. This included two centuries and a fifty, so his form was consistent and he was pleased to keep his purple patch going.

Rohit said during the innings break in Bangalore: "Getting a 200 in ODIs is a wonderful feeling. When I went out to bat, I never thought I'd get a 200. The idea was to stay on the wicket.

"We know it is a small ground, runs are easy to come by once you are in. I just wanted to stay in and capitalise later.

"I am in a good nick, I just wanted to carry on from the last game. Disappointed to not get a hundred in the last game, but I wanted to make sure that once I got my eye in I play big.

"As you play along, records will happen. I just want my team to win."

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