Records galore as India defeted Ireland by 8 wickets in their pool B encounter at Hamilton. This was India’s fifth straight win in the tournament and it also assured that they would top the Pool B going into the quarter-finals. Here are some of the stats, facts and records that took place in the match:
9- Number of consecutive wins achieved by MS Dhoni in World Cups. He equals Clive Lloyd’s 9 wins on the trot. Ricky Ponting, with 24 consecutive wins is ahead of Dhoni.
MS Dhoni became the first Indian captain to win 9 consecutive matches in the World Cups.
MS Dhoni with 12 wins in the World Cups has the most number of wins by an Indian captain in the World Cup.
First time India has dismissed their opponents five times in a row.
New Zealand and India are the only two teams so far in the World Cup not to concede a 300+ total.
7- Catches taken by Umesh Yadav, the most by any fielder in the 2015 ICC World Cup.
174- The opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, the highest by any pair in this World Cup. Previous best was 172 between England Moeen Ali and Ian Bell against Scotland.
174- The highest opening for India in World Cups. The Previous best was between Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja against Kenya in 1996.
174- The highest opening against Ireland in World Cups. The previous best was 91 between England’s Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss at Bangalore in 2011.
Rohit Sharma crossed 4000 run mark in ODIs He took 126 innings to do so.
Shikhar Dhawan became the second fastest to score 8 ODI centuries. He took just 57 innings to achieve this feat. Only Hashim Amla is better than him with 43 innings.
12- The number of times India has won whenever Shikhar Dhawan scores 95+ in an ODI.
79- India’s victory in terms of balls left. India’s second biggest in ODIs while chasing a target of over 250, biggest in World Cup matches.
Virat Kohli has crossed 10,000 International runs in his career with 32 hundreds.
Shikhar Dhawan is the second batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to score two centuries in thw World Cup.