Yesterday, India won a crucial match against West Indies, as India won the match the series is now level at 1-1 with the decider match scheduled on 22nd December in Odisha. India won the match with 107 hosted in Vizag. India’s opening pair, K L Rahul and Rohit Sharma put up a score of 227 runs in 37 overs for the first wicket. Rohit scored 159 off of just 138 deliveries and Rahul scored 102 off of 102.
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant both played their parts in reaching the colossal score of 387 for 5 wickets at the end of 50 overs. Iyer scored 53 from 32 deliveries and Pant scored 39 from 16 deliveries. West Indies, at a appoint, posed threat to the Indian side when for the 4th wicket Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran added 106 runs in just 80 balls. Hope scored 78 from 88 balls and Pooran scored 75 from just 47 balls.
West Indies were bowled out at 280 in 43.3 overs.
Stats and Records from the 2nd ODI played between India and West Indies in Vizag:
- Rohit Sharma is now the only opening batsman in all of international cricket to have scored 10 centuries in a single calendar year. Moreover, he is also the only player in the world to have scored centuries against 7 different teams in 1 year.
- As India won the match played yesterday it ended its ODI losing streak, India had lost 4 ODI successively, 3 against Australia in February-March, and 1 against West Indies in first ODI of this series. If India would have lost they would have made record of first time ever losing 5 ODI matches consecutively in Home.
- A streak ended for West Indies as well, however the team in maroon would not have wanted it to end. The Caribbean side had won their last 4 ODI matches, their longest since 2015. It was ended yesterday as India won the 2nd ODI in the 3 match series by 107 runs.
- Both Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard got out on duck in yesterday’s match, this is the first time it has happened in a ODI hosted by India, and overall it was the 12 instance since the inception of modern day cricket.
- In yesterday’s match, a total of 29 sixes were hit, 16 by India and 13 by the team in maroon. This accounted for the second most sixes hit in an ODI match hosted by India, in a match played against Australia in Bangalore in 2013 saw the highest number of sixes, 38.
- A total of 667 runs were scored in the 2nd ODI played on Wednesday. This is now the second highest run scoring match between India and West Indies in ODI format. In 2001, 683 runs were scored by both teams where Virender Sehwag scored 219 runs and India scored 418/5.
- Indian wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav is now the only Indian cricketer to take double hat trick in international cricket. He bagged his first international hat trick in an ODI played against Australia in Kolkata.
- Kuldeep Yadav is now the 6th player in the world to have multiple hat-tricks under his belt. Lasith Malinga leads the ranking with 3 hat tricks and Wasim Akram, Saqlain Mushtaq, Trent Boult, and Chaminda Vaas were already on the list with 2 hat-tricks each.
- India is the only team who has 4 players who took hat tricks in 2019 – Jasprit Bumrah in Test; Mohammed Shami and Yadav in ODI; and Deepak Chahar in T20I– which makes India the only team to have taken a hat-trick in all formats of the game. Other teams have had a maximum of 2 hat-tricks in a calendar year.
- The 227 runs opening partnership between Rahul and Sharma is the 2nd highest opening partnership on Indian soil in ODI fromat, the highest came in 2014 when Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane scored 231 runs against Sri Lanka in Cuttack. The third and final match in the series against West Indies will be played in Cuttack.
- 227 runs opening partnership is also the first double hundreds scored by India in ODIs against the Caribbean side, and the 2nd highest opening partnership ever. The highest came in 2015 in Johannesburg when Hashim Amla and Rille Rossouw scored 247 runs in the ODI.
- Shreyas Iyer alone scored 28 runs in the 47th over bowled by Roston Chase, this is the most runs ever scored by an Indian in ODI in a single over. On the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and the 6th ball were smashed for sixes by Iyer, and scored a 4 on the 4th ball. In total 31 runs came out of the 47th over.
- As 31 runs came from the 47th over, a new record was made. It was the highest runs ever to come out of an over in an ODI match. Previously the record was held by Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja, when they scored 28 runs against New Zealand back in 1999.