In the second one-day global against Sri Lanka - which India need to win to keep the three-game series alive - Sharma took the visitor's bowling attack apart, posting an unbeaten 208 off just 153 balls in India's team total of 392-4.
Chasing a mammoth 393, Sri Lanka rode on former skipper Angelo Mathews' defiant unbeaten second ODI ton (111 from 132 balls, 4x9, 6x3) but kept losing wickets at regular intervals which derailed their chase. Indian skipper Rohit Sharma was on fire as he slammed his 3rd double hundred in the match helping his team reach such a massive score.
Earlier, put into bat, India scored 392 for 4 in 50 overs which is the highest score by any team in Mohali. Shikhar Dhawan (68) and Shreyas Iyer (88) also played crucial hands to help India bounce back after their poor performance in the first game. Last month, during the first Test between India and Sri Lanka of the ongoing series, the visiting captain Dinesh Chandimal escaped punishment when he acted to throw the ball which he had actually missed while sliding on the ground in Kolkata.
Sharma singled out tormentor in the first ODI Lakmal in the 44th over and scored 26 runs off it which included four sixes of four legal balls.
The video was taken during Team India's warm-up routines ahead of the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka in Mohali. This turned out to be Rohit's third double hundred in ODI cricket (four others have one each) and he became only the second captain to crack a double ton in the 50-over format. "I've said it many times, but I honestly can not pick one", Sharma said of his three double tons.
Result: India won by 141 runs. And it was the Rohit Sharma show all through the match. His first hundred took 115 balls while the second needed just 36 deliveries.
After a cautious start having scored just 33 runs in 10 overs, the Indian openers opened up and started playing their shots, Dhawan was more aggressive, while Sharma extended him full support.From 33 runs in 10 overs India added 100 runs in the next 15 overs to be 133 for 1 in 25 overs. And thus, he remained unbeaten.