All about the records made by India in a series decider.
As India and Australia prepare to take on each other for the fifth and final series decider at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi, it’s a match that bears heavy consequences for both the units. Not only would a series win massively up the confidence revolve of either unit, seeing them get the much-needed momentum ahead of the premier world cup but also see them down one of the frontrunners for the cup.
Having lost the last two matches, team India, who has stumbled after leading 20 finds itself in a precarious position. However, what gives the side huge heart to go on and seal the series against Australia in Delhi in the side’s form in the last 10 years when it comes to winning the series decider of an ODI series at home. Under Kohli’s leadership more so, the side has won 4 of their 5 series that have gone down to the last game with their two recent wins in India coming against New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
Overall team India under Kohli has won 11 of the 12 ODI series they have contested in and this maverick record puts them in good stead to continue their supremacy.
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Records made by India in a series decider
India vs Sri Lanka, India Win 2-1
Losing the first match by 7 wickets, India came back to wrap up the next two matches and with it take the three-match series 2-1. Bundling out the visitors for a meager 215 in the decider in December 2017, India comfortably went onto win the series to continue their impregnable form at home with a mammoth 107 balls to spare.
India vs New Zealand, India Win 2-1
After losing the first match by six wickets, India who was revitalized by the defeat saw no further slip-ups in the series. Chasing 338 in the third and final match, New Zealand managed 331-7 in their 50 overs in an edge of the seat thriller as India went onto win by 6 runs.
England vs India, India Lose 2-1
The only series decider that India has lost under Kohli, the three-match series saw India being put down by the hosts. Having won the first match, team India that came on the back of a T20 series win failed to replicate that success, losing the next two matches to concede the series to the home side.
India’s performance in T20 Deciders
– England in India, 2017: India won by 75 runs to win series 2-1
– New Zealand in India, 2017: India won by 6 runs to win series 2-1
– India in South Africa, 2018: India won by 7 runs to win series 2-1
– India in England, 2018: India won by 7 wickets to win series 2-1