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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Third ODI – Statistical Highlights

On Sunday (22nd December) night, the hosts India beat Windies in the third and final ODI of the series at Cuttack and won the series by the 2-1 margin.

Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field first. While Windies scored 315/5 (50 overs) in the first batting, the hosts chased down that target successfully in 48.4 overs after losing six wickets.

Brief Scores: Windies – 315/5 in 50 overs (Nicholas Pooran 89, Kieron Pollard 74*; Navdeep Saini 2/58)

India – 316/6 in 48.4 overs (Virat Kohli 85, KL Rahul 77; Keemo Paul 3/59)

Result – India won by four wickets

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

(Teams’ stats)

Windies

i) The away team Windies scored 886 runs.

  • It is the most aggregated runs for Windies in a three-match ODI series. Their previous record was scoring 826 runs in the three-match home ODI series against Zimbabwe in February 2013. 

 

India

i) The home side India successfully chased down the 316 runs target in 48.4 overs.

  • It was the third-highest succesful ODI chase for India against Windies. Their top two records in this list are chasing down the target of 325 runs (at Ahmedabad on 15th November 2002) and 323 runs (at Guwahati 21st October 2018).

 

ii) India won this three-match ODI series by 2-1.

  • It was the 10th consecutive bilateral ODI series victory for India against Windies. Since 2016, India have won all their ODI series against the Caribbean side. 

 

(Players’ stats)

Windies

Shai Hope

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i) While it was his 67th ODI innings, Shai Hope (3,007 runs) completed his 3,000 ODI runs.

  • Shai Hope is the second-fastest batsman to complete 3,000 ODI runs. The record-holder is Hashim Amla (South Africa) who reached this milestone in 57 ODI innings. 

 

ii) In 2019, wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope scored 1,339 ODI runs.

  • It is the most ODI runs by a wicketkeeper-batsman in a calendar year. Former Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kumar Sangakkara was the previous record-holder who scored 1,331 ODI runs in 2006. 

 

Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard

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i) Windies middle-order batsmen Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard put the 135 runs partnership for the fifth wicket.

  • It is the record fifth-wicket ODI partnership for Windies against India. Their previous record was 109 runs partnership between Ricardo Powell and Marlon Samuels (at Vijayawada on 24th November 2002).

 

India

Rohit Sharma

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i) In 2019, the opening batsman Rohit Sharma scored 2,442 international runs.

  • It is the most international runs by an opening batsman in a calendar year. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) was the previous record-holder who scored 2,387 international runs as an opening batsman in 1997.

 

Virat Kohli

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i) Playing his 266th List A innings, Virat Kohli (13,051 runs) completed his 13,000 List A runs.

  • Virat Kohli is the fastest batsman to complete 13,000 List A runs. The previous record-holder was Michael Bevan who reached this milestone in 326 List A innings. 
  • Virat Kohli is the fifth Indian batsman to score 13,000+ List A runs. 

 

ii) As a captain, Virat Kohli (5,046 runs) completed 5,000 international runs at home.

  • Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to score 5,000 international runs at home.
  • Virat Kohli is the fourth captain to score 5.000+ international runs at home venues.

 

iii) By the end of this match, Virat Kohli has scored 1,239 ODI runs against Windies at home.

  • It is the most ODI runs for a batsman against Windies at home. Mark Waugh (Australia) was the previous record-holder as he scored 1,177 ODI runs at home against Windies. 
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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Third ODI – India Finish 2019 With A Series Victory

By winning the third and final ODI of the home series against Windies at Cuttack on Sunday (22nd December) night, India secured their 10th successive ODI series victory against the Caribbean side.

After the Indian captain Virat Kohli sent the visiting side to bat first, Windies managed to score 315/5 in the first innings. In reply, India reached the target in 48.4 overs after losing six wickets.

Indian top-order played massive roles, before Ravindra Jadeja and Shardul Thakur successfully finished the game

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul once again secured a good start with another century partnership. While Rohit scored 63 runs, Rahul played a knock of 77 runs. The openers had the 122 runs partnership. But once that partnership was broken, India were losing their wickets at regular intervals.

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KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shreyas Iyer (7), wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant (7) and Kedar Jadhav (9) all failed to reach the double-digit scores in that innings. However, skipper Virat Kohli showcased an outstanding batting performance that helped the team to remain in the game.

When the hosts were batting on 228/5, Kohli had a crucial sixth-wicket partnership with Ravindra Jadeja that stretched for 58 runs. While Kohli was dismissed on 85 runs off 81 balls (9 fours), India still needed 30 runs off 23 balls.

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Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: Twitter)

As Jadeja played the strong part till the end, Shardul Thakur played a great furious cameo knock that helped the hosts to win the match. At the end of the match, Jadeja was batting on 39 runs (31 balls) while Thakur was remained not out on 17 runs off just six balls (2 fours and only six).

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Shradul Thakur (Image Credit: Twitter)

Among the Caribbean bowlers, Keemo Paul (3/59) was the only bowler to pick up more than one wicket in that innings.

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Nicholas Pooran and Kieron Pollard destroyed the Indian bowlers in the death overs

Windies openers Evin Lewis and Shai Hope provided a good start as they put the 57 runs partnership for the opening wicket. The Caribbean top-order batsmen got good starts but failed to carry on to the big scores. Lewis scored 21 runs while the wicketkeeper-batsman Hope scored 42 runs. The next two batsmen Roston Chase (38) and Shimron Hetmyer (37) were also dismissed before reaching the 40-run mark.

Nicholas Pooran and captain Kieron Pollard handled the middle-order situation very well and once they were set in the crease, they fired up against the Indian bowlers. In the death overs, the Indian bowlers failed to restrict them. For the fifth wicket, Pooran-Pollard put the 135 runs partnership.

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Kieron Pollard (Image Credit: Twitter)

While Pooran scored 89 runs off 64 balls (10 fours and 3 sixes), Pollard was not out on 74 runs off just 51 balls (3 fours and 7 sixes). In the last 10 overs of that innings, Windies managed to score 118/1.

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The ODI debutant Indian pacer Navdeep Saini was the best bowler in the first innings as he finished with the bowling figures of 10-0-58-2.

 

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While Windies won the first ODI of this series by eight wickets at Chennai, India beat the visitors by 107 runs in the next ODI at Visakhapatnam. As the Cuttack ODI was the series-decider, India’s four-wicket victory helped them to win the series by the 2-1 margin.

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India vs Windies 2019/20: Third ODI – Toss Report

The hosts India and the visiting side Windies are ready for the third and final game of the three-match ODI series at Barabati Stadium (Cuttack). Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field first. 

As both teams have won one match each in this series, so the Cuttack ODI is the series-decider match. The Caribbean side won the first ODI of this series (15th December) at Chennai by eight wickets (with 13 balls remaining). However, the hosts have returned to this series in a great way after winning the second ODI (18th December) at Visakhapatnam by 107 runs.

India have won all their last nine ODI bilateral series against Windies. Last time, Windies won a bilateral ODI series against India in 2006 (their last bilateral ODI series victory against the hosts India were in 2002).

Navdeep Saini is making ODI debut for India

Coming back to the Cuttack ODI, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field first. The hosts have made only one change in their playing XI as Navdeep Saini has replaced the injured Deepak Chahar.

The 27-year-old right-arm fast bowler Navdeep Saini, who has played five T20Is, is making his ODI debut as he got the ODI cap from the captain Virat Kohli.

Virat Kohli,
Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Google)

Virat Kohli said after winning the toss, “We will bowl first. Dew will be a factor, we played a match against England and defending 380 proved to be tough. It’s a good opportunity to bowl first on this pitch. The mindset needs to be right, we have won many Tests after losing the toss, the focus should be on the larger picture. Winning toss does give a advantage, but you can’t play reckless cricket. One change for us, Deepak Chahar is out with a back injury, Navdeep Saini makes his debut.”

Windies have fielded an unchanged squad

The Caribbean side lost the toss in this ODI. Captain Kieron Pollard has confirmed that they have fielded the same playing XI which played in the last ODI at Visakhapatnam.

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Kieron Pollard (Image Credit: Google)

Pollard said at the toss, “I’m not exactly sure about how the pitch would behave. It’s a matter of assessing the pitch and playing good cricket. The batting has been fantastic, we have faltered at the back end of the innings when we bowl, we have stressed on the things we need to improve. Happy faces and everybody want to improve. Hopefully, the openers will set-up a good platform for the others to take it forward. We are playing the same XI.”

Here are the playing XIs of both the teams:

India playing XI: Rohit Sharma, Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini

Windies playing XI: Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Roston Chase, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Khary Pierre, Sheldon Cottrell

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Third ODI – Stats Preview

India and Windies will play the third and final game of the three-match ODI series at Barabati Stadium (Cuttack) on Sunday (22nd December). While the series is currently in 1-1 position, the Cuttack ODI is going to be the series-decider.

The visiting side Windies won the first ODI at Chennai by eight wickets (with 13 balls remaining). India won the next ODI at Visakhapatnam by 107 runs.

Here are some crucial stats previews before the Cuttack ODI.

Venue stats (Barabati Stadium, Cuttack)

Ground’s history in first and second batting in ODIs

Overall

Stats Overall First Batting Second Batting
Wins 18 7 11
Innings average (Average run-rate) 236.19 (4.98) 245.72 (5.01) 226.67 (4.94)

Day/night

Stats Overall First Batting Second Batting
Wins 7 3 4
Innings average (Average run-rate) 257.57 (5.44) 271.29 (5.54) 243.86 (5.33)

(Special Note: excluded only no result matches)

 

Teams’ ODI records at this venue

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
India 16 12 4 0/0
Windies 3 0 3 0/0

 

Teams’ stats

India vs Windies Head-to-Head ODI records

Stats Matches India Won Windies Won Tied/No Result
Overall 132 63 63 2/4
In India 57 28 28 1/0
At Barabati Stadium (Cuttack) 3 3 0 0/0
In last 5 matches 5 3 1 0/1

 

ODI records in 2019

Team Matches Won Lost Tied/No Result
India 27 18 8 0/1
Windies 27 10 14 0/3

 

Players’ stats

Indian cricketers’ stats

i) The left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav (99 wickets) is one wicket away to complete his 100 ODI wickets. While it will be his 56th ODI match, if he achieves this feat in this ODI, it will equal with Mohammed Shami’s record of fastest 100 ODI wickets for India.

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Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

ii) Opening batsman Rohit Sharma (8,881 runs) is 119 runs away to complete his 9,000 ODI runs. He will become the seventh Indian batsman to score 9,000 ODI runs.

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Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Google)

iii) Rohit Sharma (2,379 runs) is nine runs away to create a new record of the most runs as an opening batsman in a calendar year. While he has scored 2,379 runs in 2019, former Sri Lankan opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya is leading this table with 2,387 international runs in 1997.

iv) KL Rahul (3,956 runs) is 44 runs behind to complete his 4,000 international runs.

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KL Rahul (Image Credit: Twitter)

v) Virat Kohli (12,966 runs) is 34 runs away to complete his 13,000 List A runs. He will be fifth Indian to score 13,000 List A runs.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Google)

vi) Virat Kohli has scored 4,961 home international runs as a captain. By adding 39 more runs, he will become the first Indian captain and fourth overall captain to score 5,000 international runs at home.

vii) Virat Kohli (1,724 runs) is 23 runs away to become the second most run-scorer as an Indian captain in home ODIs. Only MS Dhoni (2,675 runs) and Mohammad Azharuddin (1.746 runs) are ahead of Kohli in this list.

viii) Virat Kohli (1,154 runs) is 24 runs away to become the new leading ODI run-scorer at home against Windies. Only two Aussie cricketers Mark Waugh (1,177 runs) and Allan Border (1,157 runs) are ahead from Kohli in this list.

 

Windies cricketers’ stats

i) Shai Hope (2,965 runs) is 35 runs away to complete his 3,000 ODI runs. While it will be his 67th ODI innings, if he achieves this record during this ODI, he will become the second-fastest batsman to complete 3,000 ODI runs. Former South African cricketer Hashim Amla is holding this record who completed 3,000 ODI runs in 57 ODIs.

 

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Third ODI – Match Preview, Pitch Preview, Weather Forecast, Where To Watch

On Sunday (22nd December), the hosts India and the visiting side Windies will face each other in the third and final ODI of the three-match series at Barabati Stadium (Cuttack).

The Caribbean team took the 1-0 lead in this ODI series after winning the first game at Chennai by eight wickets. India have levelled this series after winning the second match of this series at Visakhapatnam by 107 runs. So, the Cuttack ODI is going to be a do or die match in this series for both the teams.

Indian top-orders are the crucial factor

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Undoubtedly, the Indian national cricket team is currently in good form. But they haven’t maintained their consistency in limited-overs cricket, like their incredible consistency in Test cricket. The top-order batting is the crucial factor of this Indian team as the top two ODI ranking batsmen (Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli) both are in this side. Though the middle-order batting is growing up very well, they have to face more tough tests. Among the middle-order batsmen, while Shreyas Iyer is currently in brilliant form, Rishabh Pant has impressed with his batting in this series. Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja are also the crucial factors in this side.

India will miss Deepak Chahar in this Cuttack ODI as he has been ruled out from this ODI due to mild pain in the lower back. Uncapped ODI pacer Navdeep Saini, who recently impressed in the T20Is, has replaced Chahar for this ODI. While Mohammed Shami is taking up a leadership role in this inexperienced bowling line-up, Kuldeep Yadav‘s hat-trick in Visakhapatnam ODI gave a huge relief to the side.

However, India’s recent fielding is the biggest concern of this side. They have dropped many crucial catches in recent times, which proved game-changers. The Indian fielders need to provide more compact fielding which they have the ability.

 

Windies have shown their remarkable growth in ODI

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The Caribbean cricket team has recently shown their impressive growth in ODI cricket, especially under the captaincy of experienced cricketer Kieron Pollard. They have recently won their first-ever ODI series since 2014 after winning the 3-0 ODI series against Afghanistan in India. In the first ODI of the ongoing series against India, the Caribbean players dominated against the Indian team. Though they failed to maintain that image in the last ODI, this fearless side is capable enough to showcase their dominant attitude once again.

While Shai Hope is very consistent, both as an opener and wicketkeeper, the other batsmen need to learn from it. Meanwhile, the bowlers still need to develop their skills which can help them to pick up quick wickets. The Windies bowlers are surely focusing on destroying the Indian top-order batting line-up quickly.

 

Weather Forcast

Like the other two ODIs of this series, the Cuttack ODI is also likely to run without rain interruption.

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Pitch Condition

In the last two ODIs at this venue, the first batting teams registered the big totals. Even in the last ODI in 2017, the chasing team replied strongly but just failed to win that game. But before these matches, the venue brought the fighting pitches for the batsmen while the pacers got more benefits from the surface.

 

Where to watch

In India, Star Sports Network will broadcast this day/night ODI live on Sunday (22nd December) from 13:30 IST (01:30 PM).

Date – 22/12/2019

TV – Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD

Online– Hotstar

Time – 01:30 PM IST (13:30 IST)

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Third ODI – India’s Predicted XI

The hosts India and the visiting side Windies will play the third and final game of the three-match ODI series at Barabati Stadium (Cuttack) on Sunday (22nd December). While the series is currently running on 1-1, the result of the Cuttack ODI will decide the series winner.

Windies won the first ODI at Chennai by eight wickets (13 balls). Meanwhile, India levelled the series after thrashing the visitors by 107 runs at Visakhapatnam.

The Cuttack ODI will be the last international match for both India and Windies.

Here is the predicted XI for India for the upcoming Cuttack ODI.

Rohit Sharma

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In the last ODI, the limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma played a destructive knock as the Player of the Match award winner scored 159 runs off 138 balls (17 fours and 5 sixes). While it is his best year in international cricket, he surely wants to finish this year with another memorable knock.

 

KL Rahul

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We can call now that the right-handed opening batsman KL Rahul has returned to the form. In the last ODI, he put the 227 runs opening partnership with his partner Rohit Sharma and scored 102 runs off 104 balls (8 fours and 3 sixes). Now, he has to show good performances in back-to-back matches.

 

Virat Kohli (C)

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Indian captain Virat Kohli may fail in some innings, like in the last ODI (scored a golden duck), he now hardly stretches his poor form for a longer period. So, Windies now have to prepare to handle desperate Virat Kohli who is more dangerous.

 

Shreyas Iyer

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In a very little time, Shreyas Iyer has set himself in the Indian limited-overs sides. The team management is feeling positive to utilise him in the no.4 batting position. The 25-year-old right-handed batsman is currently in great touch as he has hit four successive half-centuries in last four ODIs.

 

Rishabh Pant (wk)

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In the last two ODIs, the young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant has played much positive cricket. After scoring a crucial 71 runs in the Chennai ODI, he played a firing knock of 39 runs (16 balls) in the Visakhapatnam ODI. Now, he has to maintain this form to finish the immense pressure on himself.

 

Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav, India's ODI Squad, Windies vs India 2019
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The all-rounder Kedar Jadhav has got very limited opportunities in this series, but never disappointed with his performances. In both the ODIs of this series, he played good cameos with the bat after coming to bat at the late moment.

 

Ravindra Jadeja

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The experienced all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja always remains in the game, and his presence makes the team stronger in every aspect. However, the left-arm spinner Jadeja has to find out quickly how to stop Caribbean cricketer Shimron Hetmyer who is dominating him in the recent limited-overs cricket.

 

Mohammed Shami

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The right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami is currently in great form and picked up three wickets in the last ODI at Visakhapatnam. In fact, in that entire ODI, he finished as the best bowler. He is properly leading the present bowling line-up.

 

Shardul Thakur

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The last ODI was the first international game in 2019 for the right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur, and he broke the 61-run opening partnership after dismissing Evin Lewis. He can perform much effectively if he gets consistent opportunities.

 

Navdeep Saini

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The right-arm pacer Deepak Chahar will miss the series-decider ODI due to an injury and the 27-year-old right-arm fast bowler Navdeep Saini has replaced him. While Saini has already impressed in his early T20I career, he can make his ODI debut in this crucial match.

Kuldeep Yadav

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Before the last ODI, the left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav‘s place was hardly secured in most of India’s limited-overs playing XIs in 2019 due to his sudden struggling form. But in the last ODI, the 25-year-old had a great time as he became the first Indian bowler to claim two hat-tricks in international cricket (both in ODIs). Surely, it will give him huge confidence.

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Kedar Jadhav Could Have Been Given A Few More Overs By Virat Kohli: Harbhajan Singh On India’s Chennai ODI Defeat

In the first ODI match, India was unable to defend its total. West Indies successfully chased down the 288 runs target at the loss of two wickets. The Indian bowlers were hit hard by the Windies batsmen. Only pacers Deepak Chahar and Mohammed Shami picked one wicket each of the visitors. Spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja went wicketless. The allrounder Kedar Jadhav was given only one over to bowl in which he conceded 11 runs. Former spinner Harbhajan Singh opined that Jadhav should be given more overs to bowl which might have helped the Virat Kohli-led team.

In Chennai ground, Virat Kohli used Kedar Jadhav as a pure batsman at no. 6. The allrounder scored 40 runs off 35 balls against West Indies. He was given one over to bowl and went wicketless. Earlier in August, when India toured the Caribbean land, he went wicketless as he bowled nine overs in two ODIs. Jadhav has played 69 ODIs and has picked 27 wickets.

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Kedar Jadhav (Image Credit: Google)

However, disregard for his performance, Harbhajan believes that Jadhav should be given more overs to bowl. He opines that the pitch in Chennai was low and slow which would be helpful for Jadhav to pick wickets.

“Kedar is most effective when the wicket is low and slow. I believe that he could have been given a few more overs by the captain. I am not saying Kedar doesn’t fit into the team but he has to bowl more,” Harbhajan said as quoted by India Today.

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Kedar Jadhav (Image Credit: AFP)

“It is because purely as no 6 batsman, when I look around I see a few options like Manish Pandey or Sanju Samson. Even Rishabh (Pant) at times won’t be a bad no 6 batsman. I feel rather than young Shivam Dube, Kedar could have been given a few more overs. Had your lead bowler given away 11 in his first over, you would have given him another over. Also, I feel for Dube but if he gets as many chances as Hardik, he will also improve,” Harbhajan signed off.

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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Second ODI – Statistical Highlights

On Wednesday (18th December), in the second game of the three-match ODI series against Windies, the hosts India clinched a big victory by 107 runs and levelled the series by 1-1 with one to go.

After losing the toss, the hosts set the mammoth target of 388 runs as they scored 387/5 (50 overs) in the first innings. Chasing down that giant target, Windies were bowled out for 280 runs (43.3 overs).

Brief Scores: India – 387/5 in 50 overs (Rohit Sharma 159, KL Rahul 102; Sheldon Cottrell 2/83)

Windies – 280 in 43.3 overs (Shai Hope 78, Nicholas Pooran 75; Mohammed Shami 3/39)

Result – India won by 107 runs

Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:

(Team’s stats)

India

i) Coming to bat first, India scored 387/5 (50 overs).

  • It was the second-highest ODI total for India against Windies. Their record total is 418/5 (50 overs) at Indore on 8th December 2011.

 

(Players’ stats)

India

Virat Kohli

Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni
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i) It was the 400th international match for Virat Kohli.

  • Virat Kohli became the seventh cricketer to play 400 international matches for India.
  • Virat Kohli became the eighth Indian cricketer to play 400 international matches. 

 

Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul

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i) Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul added 227 runs (222 balls) for the first wicket.

  • It was the second-best ODI partnership for India against Windies. The record is 246 runs partnership for the second wicket between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli (at Guwahati on 21st October 2018).
  • It was the third-longest opening partnership (by the number of balls; 222 balls) for India in ODI history.
  • In overall, it was the fourth-highest opening partnership for India in ODI history.

 

Rohit Sharma

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i) Opening batsman Rohit Sharma has hit 10 international centuries in this calendar year (2019).

  • It is the most number of international centuries for an opening batsman in a calendar year. 

ii) In 2019, Rohit Sharma has hit seven ODI centuries.

  • It is the joint second-most ODI centuries for a batsman in a calendar year. The record is nine ODI centuries which legendary Sachin Tendulkar did in 1998. 

iii) In 2019, Rohit Sharma has hit 77 sixes in international cricket.

  • It is the most number of sixes in international cricket by a batsman in a calendar year. The previous record-holder was also Rohit Sharma with 74 international sixes in 2018.

iv) Opener Rohit Sharma scored 159 runs.

  • It is the third-highest individual ODI score by an Indian cricketer against Windies. The top two record holders in this list are Virender Sehwag with 219 runs (at Indore on 8th December 2011) and Rohit Sharma with 162 runs (at Mumbai, Brabourne Stadium on 29th October 2013).

 

Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant

Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant
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i) In the 47th over during India’s innings, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant managed to score 31 runs.

  • It was the most runs off an ODI over by India. The previous record was 28 runs in an over which Sachin Tendulkar and Ajay Jadeja partnership managed to score against New Zealand pacer Chris Drum at Hyderabad on 8th November 1999. 

 

Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav
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i) The left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav managed his second hat-trick in ODI career.

  • Kuldeep Yadav is the first Indian bowler to register more than one hat-trick in international cricket.
  • Kuldeep Yadav is the sixth bowler to register more than one hat-trick in ODI career. 

 

Windies

Roston Chase

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i) During India’s 47th over, off-spinner Roston Chase conceded 30 runs (excluding one bye).

  • It was the second most expensive ODI over by a Windies bowler. The record is conceding 34 runs in an over against South Africa (AB de Villiers was batsman) during Sydney ODI on 27th February 2015.

 

Sheldon Cottrell

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i) Windies left-arm pace bowler Sheldon Cottrell had the bowling figures of 9-0-83-2.

  • It is the most expensive ODI bowling figures by a Windies left-arm bowler. The previous record was 10-0-79-0 by the left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn (against South Africa at Sydney on 27th February 2015).

 

India vs Windies

Virat Kohli and Kieron Pollard

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i) Indian captain Virat Kohli and Windies captain Kieron Pollard both scored golden ducks in this match.

  • In ODI cricket history, it was the first time when both teams’ captains scored the golden ducks in the same game.
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India Vs Windies 2019/20: Second ODI – Virat Kohli Pleased To See India’s Strong First Batting

After winning the crucial Visakhapatnam ODI against Windies on last Wednesday (18th December) night, Indian captain Virat Kohli is happy for the team’s strong reaction during first batting after losing the toss.

While India suffered a thrashing defeat in the first ODI of the three-match home ODI series against Windies at Chennai, the hosts can’t afford another defeat in this series. While the dew factor is a big issue, Windies captain once again won the toss and decided to bowl first in the Visakhapatnam.

However, this time the Indian batsman showed their strong skills and dominantly took up the first innings scoreboard to 387/5 (50 overs). While India have batted first in the last three limited-overs international matches, Virat Kohli has been impressed with the responses from the batting line-up.

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Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

After winning the Visakhapatnam ODI by 107 runs, Kohli said at the presentation ceremony, “I think what has been good in the last three games including the one at Wankhede and first two ODIs, we have batted pretty well in the first half. Batting second has never been an issue. We’re one of the top sides, if not the best, while chasing. It is always good to see the team getting 40-50 extra than what you would’ve thought at the start of the game.”

Indian openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul smashed centuries and built up the strong partnership of 227 runs. While Rahul scored 102 off 104 balls (8 fours and 3 sixes), Rohit played the knock of 159 runs off 138 balls (17 fours and 5 sixes).

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KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Indian captain Virat Kohli scored a golden duck, but Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant handled the middle-order batting proficiently. The wicketkeeper-batsman Pant scored 39 runs off 16 balls (3 fours and 4 sixes), and Iyer hit his fourth successive ODI half-century (53 runs off 32 balls; 3 fours and 4 sixes). Iyer-Pant partnership managed to score 24 runs in the 46th over while created an Indian ODI record by scoring 31 runs in 47th over. While Kohli praised every batsman, he credited the openers for setting up a giant target.

Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Twitter)

Indian captain added, “Rohit and KL were outstanding, the opening partnership set it up. Shreyas and Rishabh, the way they played and scored 55 runs in that two overs. It was fantastic hitting. Credit has to go to openers.”

It shows we’re not reliant on the toss – Indian captain Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli claimed that this kind of performance gave them huge confidence. While he doesn’t want to depend on the toss luck, he wants the Indian batsmen to showcase the dominant batting performances in the batting first.

Kohli clarified, “Look, the more we get confident while batting first in T20 cricket, we can really go out there and express ourselves. It’s been very nice to see the way we batted first especially after losing the toss. It shows we’re not reliant on the toss. We want to bat the opposition out of the game if we bat first.”

For a long time, the Indian team management is searching the proper batsman for the no.4 batting position in limited-overs cricket. They suffered it also in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. But, the 25-year-old Shreyas Iyer has recently impressed with his bat which is giving confidence to the team management to test him regularly for the no.4 batting position in limited-overs cricket. Virat Kohli is very happy to see Iyer’s consistent performances.

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Shreyas Iyer (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kohli said, “It was made more out of an issue that it actually was (the number 4 conundrum during World Cup). If the number 4 doesn’t get to bat consistently, then it doesn’t help. He’s (Shreyas Iyer) grabbed his chances and performed well. It’s a very tricky situation to come in and we are just happy that a youngster has come in and is playing freely.”

After playing nine ODI innings (11 ODI matches), Shreyas Iyer has scored 469 runs (average 52.11), including six half-centuries. Moreover, he has scored four consecutive half-centuries in the last four ODIs.

Catching has been disappointing

But Virat Kohli is disappointed with their mistakes for choosing reviews and catch drops. While he believes that they are one of the top fielding sides, he feels that they need to improve it hugely.

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Indian cricketers have disappointed with their recent fielding (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

Kohli said, “Reviews are always left upon the keeper and the bowler. Both of them were convinced but the replays suggested otherwise. Wasn’t really pleased with how we took the review. Catching has been disappointing. It is not the representation of the kind of standards that we set. It’s very important to maintain standards and live upto it. We are one of the best fielding sides in the world. Fielding is all about wanting the ball. As long as we are enjoying that, we will be right up there.”

While the series is currently 1-1, the third and final ODI of this series is going to be the series-decider. Cuttack will host the third ODI on this Sunday (22nd December).

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)
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Watch: Kuldeep Yadav Creates New History After Claiming An ODI Hat-trick

Visakhapatnam ODI has become a memorable game in India’s international cricket history. After the batting dominance, the left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav created a new history in Indian cricket after securing his second ODI hat-trick.

After losing the toss, the hosts India set up a mammoth first innings total of 387/5 (50 overs). The openers Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul provided the partnership of 227 runs which set the tone for the hosts. While Rahul scored 102 runs off 104 balls (8 fours and 3 sixes), Rohit smashed 159 runs off 138 balls (17 fours and 5 sixes).

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KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: Twitter)

Later, in that innings, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant played firing knocks. While Pant scored 39 runs off 16 balls (3 fours and 4 sixes), Iyer smashed 53 runs off 32 balls (3 fours and 4 sixes). During that partnership, India managed 31 runs against Roston Chase in the 47th over – most runs off an over by India in ODI history.

Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Twitter)

In reply, though Windies had a few solid partnerships, some quick wickets destroyed those momentums. But the best moment for India in that innings was Kuldeep Yadav’s amazing ODI hat-trick.

Kuldeep Yadav dismissed Shai Hope, Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph to claim his hat-trick

It was the 33rd over of that innings when Kuldeep Yadav created history in Indian cricket. At first, on the fourth ball of that over, the 25-year-old dismissed the set opening batsman Shai Hope (78). The wicketkeeper-batsman managed a hard hit against Kuldeep’s wrong ‘un. Indian skipper Virat Kohli grabbed that catch brilliantly at the deep mid-wicket, very close to the boundary rope. However, it was just the start of Kuldeep Yadav’s magic.

Kuldeep Yadav, hat-trick
Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kuldeep’s next victim was the former Windies limited-overs captain Jason Holder. On the next ball, Holder totally missed picking the flight and the wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant destroyed the stumps in a quick moment. While everyone was confident about that decision, the replay showed that Holder’s foot was on the air when Pant hit the stumps.

Kuldeep Yadav completed his second ODI hat-trick after dismissing Alzarri Joseph on the very next ball. While the Indian captain set a close fielding for that ball, Joseph’s outside edge was superbly caught by Kedar Jadhav at the second slip. In that hat-trick, while Kuldeep took the first one at over the wicket, the next two wickets came from around the wicket.

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Kuldeep Yadav and the team India after completing his second ODI hat-trick (Image Credit: Twitter)

It was the 49th ODI hat-trick but only fifth ODI hat-trick among the Indian bowlers. After Chetan Sharma, Kapil Dev, Kuldeep Yadav’s first ODI hat-trick and Mohammed Shami, the latest one was the fifth ODI hat-trick. However, Kuldeep Yadav became the first Indian and sixth overall bowler to claim more than one ODI hat-trick.

Here is the video of that hat-trick:

During the Eden Gardens (Kolkata) ODI against Australia on 21st September 2017, Kuldeep Yadav claimed his first ODI hat-trick after dismissing Matthew Wade, Ashton Agar and Pat Cummins in three successive deliveries.

Coming back to the Visakhapatnam ODI, Kuldeep finished with the bowling figures of 10-0-52-3. He is now just one wicket away to complete his 100 ODI wickets. If he takes one wicket in his next ODI, he will equal the record of fastest 100 ODI wickets among the Indians (Mohammed Shami in 56 matches).

Windies were finally bundled out for 280 runs as the hosts won the game by 107 runs. With this victory, India have levelled this three-match series by 1-1 with one to go. The last game of this series is going to be the series-decider that will be played on this Sunday (22nd December) at Cuttack.

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