Sehwag Smashes Fastest 250


New Delhi: Virender Sehwag hit the fastest 250 ever and along with Rahul Dravid took India over the 400-run mark on the second day of the third

Test against Sri Lanka at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai.

Sehwag's double century was studded with six sixes and 27 fours and his brisk scoring ensured that India would be calling the shots in the Test.

Indian batsmen completely dominated the first two sessions after bowlers packed up the Sri Lankan tail within 30 minutes early in the day.

Openers Sehwag and Murali Vijay (87) set the tone of the innings by giving a promising start with their 221-run first wicket stand. The duo quickly raced on to score 93 by the lunch break and accelerated the scoring in the second session by adding another 138 runs.

Vijay, playing his second Test match, was the perfect foil to Sehwag and rotated the strike, but never lost out on opportunities to punish the loose deliveries.

Sehwag got to his 6,000 Test runs in style by hitting left-arm spinner Rangana Herath for a big six over the bowler's head. He also became the third fastest Indian after Tendulkar and Gavaskar to score 6,000 runs in Test cricket. Gavaskar achieved the mark in 117 innings, Tendulkar in 120 and Sehwag took 123 innings.

Vijay got his maiden half-century by hitting Muttiah Muralitharan for a huge six over long on. He was set for his maiden Test hundred when trapped leg before by Herath. Vijay hit ten fours and a six during his 121 ball innings.

Virender Sehwag's 250 off 207 balls on the second day of the third Test against Sri Lanka at the Brabourne stadium in Mumbai is the fastest ever in Test cricket.