India defeated England by 133 runs to register a huge win in second ODI at Cardiff, taking a 1-0 lead in a five match ODI series. The first match was a washout without a ball being bowled. The caravan will now move to Nottingham where third ODI will take place on Saturday.
We look at the statistical highlight of 2nd ODI
1) Virat Kohli got out for a duck in 2nd ODI. This was Kohli’s third duck against England. England is the only opponent to dismiss Virat for a duck on more than one occasion.
2) Suresh Raina’s hundred in 2nd ODI was his fourth ODI hundred. However, it was his first outside the subcontinent.
3) Raina, during his hundred, also went past 1000 ODI runs against England. He is now sixth Indian on this illustrious list after Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag.
5) While we are at Raina his hundred yesterday was only the third ODI hundred by an Indian batsman against England in England.
6) Now on to one of the most reliable pairs for India in ODI cricket – Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni who now average 60.07 in ODI cricket. This is the highest average for any pair in history with criteria being batting at least 50 innings together.
7) Sures Raina-MS Dhoni duo became the first to amass 1,000 runs against England in ODIs. The pair has taken 16 innings to reach this landmark. Also in doing so, the y went past Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden, who had scored 989 in 22 innings.
8) India scored 304/6 yesterday – the exact score they had made against England at same venue three years ago. That time India lost the match, while yesterday they won.
9) India’s 304/6 was their 79th instance when Men in Blue have gone past of 300 in ODI cricket, which is most for any side. Australia is a close second with 77 such instances.
10) This was England’s 1st defeat at Cardiff in 8 matches. In previous 7 matches they have four games, while 3 matches were washed out due to inclement weather.
11) It was only the third instance in 17 matches at Cardiff that side batting first went on to win the match.