Do you about these records Made by India in India Vs Australia Second ODI?
Pummelling Australia to script an improbable win in the second ODI, the match will not only be remembered for the way India showed incredible fighting spirit to make a meal out of a nothing encounter but also for it being the country’s 500th win in ODI matches. The 8 run victory came in an edge of the seat thriller, one befitting of seeing India become only the second country ever to reach 500 wins and with it reaffirm their status as one of the best countries to have ever played in the cricketing fraternity.
Reaching the symbolic milestone with a prestigious performance fully deserving of reaching the pinnacle, the match was one that saw India add a hoard of records to their kitty.
Records Made by India in India Vs Australia Second ODI
India Win 500 ODI Matches
- Since playing their first ODI match in 1974, the Indian side has come a long way in the 45 years that they’ve been competing at the highest stage.
- In all the 963 matches that the country has contested in, the second ODI at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur played the venue for the 500th win of the country in the white ball format.
- The side became only the second ever country behind Australia to have achieved this elusive figure. Out of a total of 963 matches, India has gone onto win 500, losing 414 in reply and drawing the remaining 9 matches.
Kohli Becomes 2nd Batsman to hit 40 Centuries
- Scoring a man of the match at 116 runs, one of his finest centuries saw Kohli become the second batsman in the world to reach the mark of 40 100s.
- The century was also his 7th against Australia and as he went onto converting his sixth consecutive score of 50 into a 100, he now has the second highest number of centuries as a captain in ODIs with 18 to his name.
- In the process of his stellar innings, the Indian captain also became the fastest captain to reach 9,000 runs in the game.
- It’s come at a point when the most anyone else had till now managed was 7,000, showing the massive distance in skill set and class between Kohli and the rest of the world, one that has seen him break records at will on his way to establishing himself as one of the finest batsmen to have taken up the game.
Kohli Wins His 7th Consecutive ODI
- The 8 wickets ODI win against Australia in Nagpur saw India not only continue their supremacy against Australia but also became Kohli’s seventh consecutive win in the 50 over format as a captain.
- He’s yet to lose an ODI series in India, a record that reserves a special place in the cricketing fraternity.
Jadeja Becomes 3rd Indian to Hit 2,000 Runs and Take 150 Wickets
- Needing just 10 runs to reach 2,000 runs in ODI matches, Jadeja’s crucial innings of 21 saw him reach the mark and with it add his name to the list of Indians to have scored 2,000 and taken 150 wickets for India.
- He became the third Indian to have managed to achieve this, a list that is topped by Kapil Dev, India’s finest all-rounder till date.
- The mercurial Dev picked up 253 wickets along with amassing 3,782 runs for India.
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