After MS Dhoni opted to bat in the 2nd match against South Africa in Gwalior, Sachin was on rampage mode right from the start. Power, timing and precision were present in all his shots.

Runs were coming in quick time off his bat and that seemed to rub off on the likes of Dinesh Kartik and MS Dhoni as they joined in the party. 
But the show-stopper was Sachin himself. He reached his century in 90 balls, but sadly more pain was to come for the Proteas.

The next 100 runs were plundered in 57 deliveries and when he eventually took that historic single in the final over, it was a release from all the tension. 
The crowd stood as one, the opponents applauded, teammates cheered and the world saw history being made. 
India piled up 401/3. Sachin was 200 not out in 147 balls which comprised 25 fours and 3 sixes. The hosts won by 153 runs to clinch the series.
Since then many more have scored 200 or more in an ODI innings, but Sachin can always say that he got their first. This would remain the highest individual score in the format until Virender Sehwag broke it in 2011. The current record also belongs to an Indian - Rohit Sharma, who achieved the feat in 2014.

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