The hosts India won the three-match ODI series against Windies by 2-1 after winning the third and final ODI of this series in Cuttack on Sunday (22nd December).
After losing the toss, the visiting side scored 315/5 (50 overs) in the first innings. In reply, the hosts chased down that target in 48.4 overs after losing six wickets.
Brief Scores: Windies – 315/5 in 50 overs (Nicholas Pooran 89, Kieron Pollard 74*; Navdeep Saini 2/58)
India – 316/6 in 48.4 overs (Virat Kohli 85, KL Rahul 77; Keemo Paul 3/59)
Result – India won by four wickets
Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:
i) The visiting side Windies scored 886 runs in this ODI series. It is the most aggregated runs for the Caribbean side in a three-match ODI series. Their previous record was 826 runs in the three-match home ODI series against Zimbabwe in February 2013.
i) The hosts India successfully chased 316 runs target at the Barabati Stadium. It was India’s third-highest successful ODI chase against Windies. Their top two records in this list are successfully chasing 325 runs (at Ahmedabad on 15th November 2002) and 323 runs (at Guwahati 21st October 2018).
ii) It was India’s 10th successive bilateral ODI series victory for India against Windies. Last time, the Caribbean side won an ODI series against the Men in Blue in 2006.
i) Playing his 67th ODI innings, Shai Hope (3,007 runs) completed 3,000 ODI runs. Hope became the second-fastest batsman to complete 3,000 ODI runs. Hashim Amla (South Africa) is the record holder of fastest 3,000 ODI runs as he achieved that feat in 57 ODI innings.
ii) Shai Hope scored 1,339 ODI runs in 2019. It is the most ODI runs for a wicketkeeper-batsman in a calendar year. The previous record was 1,333 ODI runs by Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) in 2006.
iii) The Caribbean batsmen Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard added 135 runs for the fifth wicket. It is the highest fifth-wicket ODI partnership for Windies against India. The previous record was 109 runs between Ricardo Powell and Marlon Samuels at Vijayawada on 24th November 2002.
i) As an opening batsman, Rohit Sharma scored 2,442 international runs in 2019. It is the most international runs by an opening batsman in a calendar year. The previous record-holder was Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) who scored 2,387 international runs as an opening batsman in 1997.
ii) Virat Kohli has scored 13,051 runs in his List A career. He has achieved this feat in 266 List A innings, which is the fastest to complete 13,000 List A runs. Michael Bevan was the previous record-holder as he completed 13,000 List A runs in 326 innings. Meanwhile, Kohli also became the fifth Indian batsman to score 13,000+ List A runs.
iii) Virat Kohli has scored 1,239 ODI runs against Windies in India. After this match, Kohli became the most ODI run-scorer at home against Windies. Former Australian cricketer Mark Waugh held this record previously as he scored 1,177 ODI runs at home against the Caribbean side.
v) Virat Kohli has scored 5,046 international runs at home as a captain. He is the first Indian captain and fourth overall captain to score 5,000+ international runs at home.