All you need to know about India reaches 500 ODI wins
Enjoying a fine run in international cricket at the moment, the Indian cricket team scripted yet another golden chapter in the cricketing books of the country at the VCA Stadium. Storming Australia’s castle in the final overs to diminish their chances of a win, the 8 run win in the second ODI in Nagpur saw India become only the second side in the cricketing fraternity to achieve the laurel of winning 500 ODI matches.
It’s a prestigious mark that the side has reached, coming in 963 matches out of which the country has lost 414 matches while drawing 9 of them at a win percentage of 54.6, the third finest of all the major countries to have played in the white ball format. Ever since taking to the international stage in 1974, India has over time not only established themselves as one of the most flawless sides in the game, winning two world cups to establish their resounding success but also put in meticulous performances in the 45 year period to sit at the pinnacle of international cricket.
India has played more than 100 ODI matches each against Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies over the years. Their win percentage against Sri Lanka is the best at 61.56% while their worst is against Australia at 39.83%.
India Reaches 500 ODI Wins: India’s Path to the Maverick Mark
1st ODI: England vs India, 13th July 1974- India lost by 4 wickets
1st ODI Win: India vs East Africa, 1975 World Cup- India won by 10 wickets with Gavaskar scoring a match-winning 65 as India chased down a small target
100th ODI Win: India vs South Africa, 1993: India’s 100th win came after 18 years of them playing their inaugural match
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200th ODI Win: India vs Kenya, 2000
300th ODI Win: India vs West Indies, 2007
400th ODI Win: India vs Sri Lanka
500th ODI Win: India vs Australia, 2019: India defeat Australia by 8 runs
Providing the game with some of the world’s best performances, India at the moment also have without a doubt two of the most rampant players in their side who are equipped with a magnitude of expertise in Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah. With these two becoming the foundation of the Indian setup, the rest of the side with dependable performers is all set to convert this 500 into 1,000 wins sooner rather than later.
Most wins in ODIs
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