India continued their series winning streak against West Indies as they clinched the 3-match ODI series with a successful chase of 316 in Cuttack. Fifties from Nicholas Pooran (89 off 64) and skipper Kieron Pollard (74* off 51) powered West Indies to 315/5 as they amassed 118 runs in the last 10 overs. Rohit Sharma (63) and KL Rahul (77) shared yet another century opening stand before Virat Kohli handled the 2nd half of the chase with an 81-ball 85. Post his dismissal, Ravindra Jadeja scored a crucial 39* to take India past the target. He added 30 off 15 deliveries for the 7th wicket with Shardul Thakur (17* off 6).
All the statistical highlights from India’s successful 316-run chase in the series decider:
India’s yet another series win against West Indies:
10 – India has won each of their previous 10 bilateral ODI series against the West Indies. The last ODI series win for West Indies against India came in 2006 at home which they won by 4-1 margin. India also won their last six ODI series against West Indies at home since lost the 7-match series in 2002.
India’s winning streak in Cuttack continues:
7 – India has been victorious in each of their last 7 ODI matches at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. Last time India lost an ODI at this venue was in 2003 against New Zealand during the Tri-series involving Australia.
Another milestone for captain Kohli:
5046 – Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to amass 5000 International runs at home. He now has 5046 runs from 84 innings as captain in India with 19 hundreds and 14 fifties. Kohli is the 4th player to complete 5000 International runs at home as captain. He is the fastest to reach this milestone as Ricky Ponting, who is the previous quickest, needed 106 innings.
Rohit falls short of Kohli’s record:
258 – Rohit Sharma finished the series with 258 runs; the 2nd most runs by an Indian in a 3-match bilateral ODI series. The highest is 263 runs by Virat Kohli during the 2017 home ODI series against New Zealand.
West Indies nearly breaks own record:
33 – West Indies batsmen struck 33 sixes in this ODI series; the 2nd most by any team in a 3-match bilateral series. The Caribbean side smashed 35 sixes during the 2014 home series against Bangladesh. The 33 sixes by the West Indies against India are the most in a 3-match away ODI series surpassing the 32 sixes by Australia in Bangladesh during the series played after the 2011 CWC.
55 – A total of 55 sixes were hit by both the teams in this ODI series; the 3rd most in a 3-match bilateral ODI series. At the start of the year, the series between New Zealand and Sri Lanka witnessed 57 maximums while the India-England ODI series at the start of 2017 recorded 56 sixes.
886 – West Indies have aggregated 886 runs in this series; the most by them in a 3-match ODI series. They went past the 826 runs they collected during the 3-match home series in 2013 against Zimbabwe.
A tour of sixes by West Indies:
72 – Number of sixes West Indies hit against India in this tour; the 2nd most International sixes by any team against India in a single tour of India. The highest is 73 sixes by Australia during their tour of India in 2013 where they featured in a one-off T20I and a 7-match ODI series.
97 – West Indies hit as many as 97 sixes across 13 matches in the current tour of India which includes 25 sixes against Afghanistan. These are the 2nd most number of maximums hit by a team in a single tour in International cricket. England hit a total of 105 sixes across 21 matches during their tour of New Zealand and Australia in 2017/18.
A record year for Hope:
1339 – Shai Hope has scored 1339 runs as a wicket-keeper in 27 ODIs this year; the most ODI runs by any keeper in a calendar year. He broke the record held by Kumar Sangakkara with 1333 ODI runs in the year 2006.
1345 – In overall, Shai Hope has aggregated 1345 runs across 28 ODIs in 2019; the 2nd most runs in ODI cricket for West Indies in a calendar year. Brian Lara amassed 1349 runs in the 30 ODIs he featured in during the year 1993.
Rohit-Rahul pair continue their good run in 2019:
1008 – Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul pair shared 1008 runs as a pair in ODI cricket this year in only 11 innings. They recorded only the 19th instance of a pair sharing 1000+ runs in ODI format in a calendar year. Since 2008, Rohit-Rahul and Rohit-Dhawan (in 2013) are the only Indian pairs with 1000+ partnership runs in ODIs in a calendar year.
Hope @ 3000:
67 – Shai Hope completed 3000 runs in ODI cricket in 67 innings; the 2nd fastest to reach the milestone. Hashim Amla is the quickest to 3000 ODI runs as he needed only 57 innings. The previous fastest to 3000 ODI runs among West Indies players is Sir Viv Richards in 69 innings.
Rohit goes past Jayasuriya:
2442 – Runs Rohit Sharma has aggregated in International cricket in 2019; the most International runs by an opener in a calendar year. He surpassed Sanath Jayasuriya’s 2387 runs as an opener which the Sri Lankan scored in 1997.
Kohli @ 13000:
266 – Virat Kohli completed 13000 runs in List A cricket when he went past his individual score 34. Kohli is the fastest to reach this milestone taking only 266 innings and broke the record held by Michael Bevan in 326 innings.
A total of 38 players have got 13000 runs in List A cricket but only five of them are Indians. Sachin Tendulkar was the previous fastest Indian to this milestone taking 331 innings who is also the 3rd fastest to 13000 List A runs in the overall list.
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