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Rohit Sharma becomes third player in ODI format of Cricket to hit a double-century

India’s Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs off 158 balls in final ODI (One Day International) against Australia held in Bangalore (India), thus becoming only the third player to score a double-century in ODI format cricket. Rohit Sharma hit 16 sixes in his innings  breaking Shan Watson’s previous record of 15 sixes in an ODI innings.

Earlier, Virender Sehwag made 219 against the West Indies in 2011 and Sachin Tendulkar scored 200 not out against South Africa in 2010. Thus, at present all the 3 players to score a double hundred are from India.

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Sebastian Vettel bags Indian Grand Prix

The Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won the Indian Grand Prix organized at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida, India.

Registering his third successive victory in the Indian Grand Prix he left behind four former world champions Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button.

With his 10th victory of the season and 36th of his career, Vettel joined the elite club of Formula One drivers — Michael Schumacher (six world titles), Juan Manuel Fangio (five) and Alain Prost (four) — who have won 4 or more world titles. He also became the third driver in history, after Fangio and Schumacher (he won five in succession), to win four world titles on the trot.

Dipika Pallikal clinches Macau Open Squash title 2013

Screenshot_3India’s star Squash player Dipika Pallikal clinched the Macau Open title held at Macau, China. Dipika vanquished former World No.1 Rachel Grinham of Australia. 

About Dipika Pallikal:

Dipika Pallikal is an Indian squash player known to become the first Indian woman to make to the top 10 WSA rankings. She is also first squash player to receive prestigious Arjuna Award.

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