The hosts India have levelled the ongoing three-match ODI series against the visiting side Windies after winning the second ODI of this series at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday (18th December).
Want to be a professional cricketer?
After Windies captain decided to field first, the hosts scored a massive first innings total of 387/5 (50 overs). In reply, the Caribbean team were bowled out for 280 runs (43.3 overs). Winning by 107 runs, the Men in Blue have levelled this series by 1-1 with one match to go.
Brief Scores: India – 387/5 in 50 overs (Rohit Sharma 159, KL Rahul 102; Sheldon Cottrell 2/83)
Windies – 280 in 43.3 overs (Shai Hope 78, Nicholas Pooran 75; Mohammed Shami 3/39)
Result – India won by 107 runs
Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:
i) The hosts India scored 387/5 (50 overs) in the first innings. It is their second-highest ODI total against Windies. Their record ODI total against Windies were 418/5 (50 overs) at Indore on 8th December 2011.
i) Rohit Sharma scored 159 runs. It was the third-highest individual ODI score by an Indian batsman against Windies. The top two records in this list are 219 by Virender Sehwag (at Indore on 8th December 2011) and 162 by Rohit Sharma (at Mumbai, Brabourne Stadium on 29th October 2013).
ii) As an opener, Rohit Sharma has hit 10 international centuries in 2019. It is the most international centuries for an opening batsman in a calendar year.
iii) Rohit Sharma has hit seven ODI centuries in 2019. It is the joint second-most number of ODI centuries for a batsman in a calendar year. Sourav Ganguly (2000) and David Warner (2016) also achieved Rohit Sharma’s latest feat for once each. Sachin Tendulkar is holding the record in this list with nine ODI centuries which he achieved in 1998.
iv) Rohit Sharma has hit 77 international sixes in 2019. It is the most number of international sixes for a batsman in a calendar year. The previous record was 74 by Rohit Sharma in 2018.
v) Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul put the 227 runs partnership for the opening wicket. It is the second-highest ODI partnership for India for any wicket against Windies. The record is 246 runs partnership for the second wicket between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (at Guwahati on 21st October 2018). Also, the 227 runs partnership was India’s fourth-highest opening partnership in ODI history.
vi) Indian openers faced 222 balls during their 227 runs partnership. It was the third-longest opening partnership (by the number of balls) for India in ODI history.
vii) In the 47th over of the first innings, India managed to score 31 runs (Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant were batting against Roston Chase). It was the most runs off an over by India in ODI history. The previous record was 28 runs in an over which Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja partnership managed to score against New Zealand pacer Chris Drum at Hyderabad ODI on 8th November 1999.
viii) The left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav claimed his second ODI hat-trick. He became the first Indian and sixth overall bowler to claim more than one ODI hat-trick.
i) The off-spinner Roston Chase conceded 30 runs (excluding one bye run) in the 47th over during the first innings. It was the second most expensive ODI over for a Windies bowler. The record-holder is pacer Jason Holder who conceded 34 runs in an over of the match against South Africa (AB de Villiers was batsman) at Sydney on 27th February 2015.
ii) The left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell had the bowling figures of 9-0-83-2. It is the most expensive bowling figures by a Windies left-arm bowler in an ODI match. The previous record was 10-0-79-0 by Sulieman Benn against South Africa at Sydney on 27th February 2015.
India vs Windies