Gwalior: With 145 ball 195 Sachin crosses his earlier best 183 and now he is the topper in the ODI batting list.
Earlier CK Coventry and Saeed Anwar were at the top with 194 and IVA Richards and ST Jayasuriya were at second with 189
Earlier, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first in the second ODI against South Africa here on Wednesday.
South Africa face a must-win situation, while a win for India will almost certainly assure them of the No.2 spot in ODIs.
India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI - Scorecard
On the other hand Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is under pressure to come up with a winnable bowling combination against a struggling South African side.
With captain Smith out of the series due to his injury, Kallis is trying to fit in his place.
India already lead the series by 1-0 with a single run win in the first ODI.
Indian Team: V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar, KD Karthik, MS Dhoni (c), V Kohli, SK Raina, YK Pathan, RA Jadeja, P Kumar, A Nehra, S Sreesanth
South Africa Team: HM Amla, HH Gibbs, JH Kallis (c), AB de Villiers, AN Petersen, JP Duminy, MV Boucher (w), WD Parnell, RE van der Merwe, DW Steyn, CK Langeveldt