The God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar has innumerable records in the game, some of which are destined to stand the test of time.

The player with the most runs and centuries in ODIs and Tests, Tendulkar is also the only player in cricketing history to score 100 international hundreds.

The first player to score a double-century in 50-over international cricket, Sachin Tendulkar’s highest score in ODI cricket came against South Africa in February 2010 when he made an unbeaten 200 against the Proteas.

Even though other players have gone past his 200 not out since he made the score, the Indian legend will always have the distinction of being the first-ever to reach the 200-run mark in an inning in 50-over international cricket.

Tendulkar, of course, has played numerous sensational knocks in the ODI format. His Desert Storm knocks in Sharjah, and his ODI World Cup innings’, particularly, in the 2003 edition are a couple of examples of his top-quality innings’ in the 50-over format.

However, here we have a look at the Master Blaster’s best five innings in terms of the most runs made in ODI cricket. So without further ado, let’s check out Sachin Tendulkar’s highest score in ODI cricket.

Sachin Tendulkar highest score in ODIs

Sachin Tendulkar’s 200* vs South Africa, 2010

The Little Master’s unbeaten 200 against South Africa in February 2010 completely floored the Proteas as India posted 401/3 after batting first in Gwalior. He took just 147 balls to score his double century and it included 25 fours and three sixes. In reply, South Africa could only manage 248 before being bundled out as India took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.

Sachin Tendulkar’s 186* vs New Zealand, 1999

Tendulkar almost scored the first double ton in ODIs way back in November 1999 against New Zealand. Batting first in the second game of a five-match series against the Kiwis, Sachin Tendulkar produced another masterclass by scoring an unbeaten 150-ball 186, which included 20 fours and three sixes. His knock helped India post 376/2 and in reply, New Zealand could only manage 202 before being skittled out as the Men in Blue levelled the series at 1-1.

Sachin Tendulkar’s 175 vs Australia, 2009

Set a target of 351 to chase by the Aussies in November 2009 in Hyderabad, Tendulkar was almost the lone warrior for India in the chase as he scored 175, which included 19 fours and four sixes. He was dismissed by Clint McKay in the 48th over of the chase and India’s hopes perished with his return to the pavilion as Suresh Raina’s run-a-ball 59 was the only other contribution of substance by the Indian batters. India was eventually all out for 347 as Australia took a 3-2 lead in the seven-match series.

Sachin Tendulkar’s 163* vs New Zealand, 2009

Sachin Tendulkar was once again the difference between the teams when India took on New Zealand at Christchurch in the third game of a five-match series in March 2009. Put in to bat first, the Indian legend made the Kiwis pay by scoring an unbeaten 133-ball 163. His knock featured 16 fours and five sixes before Tendulkar retired hurt as India went on to post 392/4. Tendulkar’s Player of the Match performance gave India a 58-run win to take a 2-0 lead in the series.

Sachin Tendulkar’s 152 vs Namibia, 2003

During a 2003 ODI World Cup game against Namibia in February, Tendulkar was at his brilliant best and scored a 151-ball 152 to help India post 311/2 on the scoreboard. He smashed 18 fours over the course of his knock and deservedly took home the Player of the Match award after Namibia managed just 130 in the chase, giving India a comprehensive 181-run win.

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