India, on Thursday, thrashed Windies by nine wickets to seal the five-match series 3-1. India thoroughly dominated the contest to inflict the heavy defeat on Windies.
Asked to bowl first, the Men in Blue bowled out the Caribbean outfit for just 104 runs inside 32 overs. In reply, the hosts chased down the total without breaking a sweat inside 15 overs.
With the game now done and dusted, we take a look at the statistical highlights:
1. Shikhar Dhawan’s poor series ended on a poor note as he could score only 6. And this was the first instance in his career where he failed to score a fifty in a series where he played five innings.
2. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma became the 13th pair in ODI history to aggregate 4000 runs together. They became the fastest to 4000 ODI runs as a pair taking only 66 partnerships. Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly previously held the record, having aggregated 4,000 ODI runs in 80 partnerships.
3. The game lasted for just 46.4 overs with Windies facing 31.5 overs before the home side chasing down the total in 14.5 overs. The game is the shortest 50-overs game involving India at home.
4. India’s left-arm bowlers (Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Khaleel Ahmed) picked up seven wickets in the game. They had also picked up the same number of wickets in the previous game. These are the only two instances where India’s left-arm bowlers claimed seven and more wickets in an ODI since the 2011 World Cup.
5. Rohit Sharma finished the series with 16 sixes. These are the joint 3rd most by any Indian in an ODI series/tournament. The record is held by Rohit too for his 23 sixes in the seven-match ODI series against Australia in 2013. MS Dhoni is second in the list for his 17 sixes in the seven-match series against Sri Lanka in 2005. Sourav Ganguly also hit as many as 16 during the Triangular series in 2001/02 in South Africa.
6. Rohit Sharma became the seventh player and second Indian player to hit 200 sixes in ODIs. The right-hander, who now has 202 ODI sixes, also became the fastest to the mark taking only 187 innings. Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi previously held the record for reaching 200 sixes in 195 innings.
7. Windies’ total of 104 in this game is their lowest ODI total against India. This is also the 3rd lowest ODI total for any team against India in India.
8. India chased down the total with 211 deliveries to spare. This is India’s 2nd biggest in terms of balls to spare in ODI cricket. They defeated Kenya in the Bloemfontein ODI with 231 balls to spare.
9. Virat Kohli finished the series with 453 runs which is the 3rd most by any player in a five-match bilateral ODI series. Fakhar Zaman holds the record for scoring 515 runs against Zimbabwe while second-placed Hamilton Masakadza scored 467 against Kenya.