- India has now scored 300+ runs in 96 ODIs, thus creating a new world record
- Kuldeep Yadav is the first Chinaman bowler to play an ODI for India
- This match was India’s biggest win against West Indies in the Caribbean in terms of runs
Team India looked unstoppable in the second ODI against West Indies in Port of Spain on June 25, 2017. They scored 310 for five wickets in the rain curtailed 43-over match and achieved an easy victory over West Indies.
Ajinkya Rahane played a well-paced knock of 103 runs, his third ODI hundred. Keeping him company was Shikhar Dhawan with 63 runs to his credit and an 114-run partnership between them.
After giving India a solid start, Virat Kohli came in to smash 87 runs off 66 balls. Although Yuvraj Singh and Hardik Pandya fell quickly, Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni helped India put 310 runs on the board.
West Indies never got off a great start. Except for Shai Hope’s 81 off 87 balls, the Caribbean’s attack had nothing left in it. They only managed 205 runs in the 43 overs.
However, the second game of the five-match series was made interesting thanks to the records set in the match.
1) Highest number of 300+ totals in ODI history
India has now scored 300+ runs in 96 ODIs, thus creating a new world record. They went past Australia’s mark of 95. India and Australia are the only countries who have notched up 300-plus totals over 90 times.
2) Kuldeep Yadav becomes India’s first Chinaman bowler
Kuldeep Yadav picked three wickets against West Indies in the second ODI match. He made his debut in the Test against Australia in Dharamsala, and his first wicket was of David Warner’s. He took a hat-trick against Scotland in the 2014 ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. He is the first Chinaman bowler to play an ODI for India.
3) Second highest 50+ score in India vs. West Indies ODIs
Virat Kohli joined the like of Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Ramnaresh Sarwan to have scored 12 half-centuries in India vs. West Indies ODI. Sachin Tendulkar with 15 half-centuries has the highest 50+ scores.
4) Biggest win by runs
India beat West Indies by 105 runs in the second ODI. This is India’s biggest win against West Indies in the Caribbean in terms of runs.
5) 6,000 runs at No 3
After Ponting (12662), Sangakkara (9747) & Kallis (7774), Virat Kohli is now the 4th player to have scored 6,000 ODI runs at No 3.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:41 PM