Statsman: Chahar, Axar, Prasidh achieve rare feat for India

Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna and Axar Patel took three wickets each one of the ODIs in the three-match series against Zimbabwe. It was the fifth occasion when three Indian bowlers had managed to claim at least three wickets in the same match.

Deepak Chahar appeals for the wicket of Zimbabwe’s Innocent Kaia during the ODI series against Zimbabwe.

Deepak Chahar appeals for the wicket of Zimbabwe’s Innocent Kaia during the ODI series against Zimbabwe. | Photo Credit: AFP

Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna and Axar Patel took three wickets each one of the ODIs in the three-match series against Zimbabwe. It was the fifth occasion when three Indian bowlers had managed to claim at least three wickets in the same match.

5 The number of occasions when three Indian bowlers managed to claim at least three wickets in the same ODI match. In the recent Harare ODI match on 18 July 2022, Deepak Chahar (3/27), Prasidh Krishna (3/50) and Axar Patel (3/24) achieved this for India. On all these occasions, the bowling side was part of the winning squad.

Three Indian bowlers claiming three or more wickets in same ODI match

The bowlersOppVenueDateResultInns
S. Sreesanth 3/30, R. Ashwin 3/50, Yuvraj Singh 3/43NZGuwahati28-Nov-10Won2
Irfan Pathan 4/32, R. Vinay Kumar 3/55, R. Ashwin 3/39SLMirpur13-Mar-12Won2
Mohd. Shami 3/48, Umesh Yadav 3/43, Mohit Sharma 3/48ZimAuckland14-Mar-15Won1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/32, Jasprit Bumrah 3/37, Ravindra Jadeja 4/29BanDubai21-Sep-18Won1
Deepak Chahar 3/27, Prasidh Krishna 3/50, Axar Patel 3/24ZimHarare18-Jul-22Won1

Notes: ** The first three Indians who bowled in the innings claimed 3 or more wickets in Auckland

** The Auckland match was the World Cup, while the Mirpur and Dubai games were the Asia Cup

153 The number of innings taken by Shikhar Dhawan to aggregate 6500 ODI runs. During his unbeaten knock of 81 in the first match in Harare on 18 July 2022, he became the 57th male batter to reach this landmark in ODI cricket. Among these players, Dhawan is now the third quickest to reach this landmark in terms of fewest innings. Only South African Hashim Amla (137) and fellow-Indian Virat Kohli (148) have done it quicker. However, in terms of matches, only Amla (140) has done it quicker, with both Kohli and Dhawan doing so in 156 games.

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Incidentally, at 36 years and 256 days, Dhawan is the fourth oldest to reach this landmark.

Batters to reach the milestone of 6500 ODI runs in fewest innings

InnsMtsBatterForAchieved onRunsAve.
137140Hashim AmlaSAf12-Oct-16651951.33
148156Virat KohliInd14-Mar-15653352.26
153156Shikhar DhawanInd18-Aug-22657445.97
156162AB de VilliersSAf12-Jul-14654349.95
160179Viv RichardsWI7-Mar-90650147.8

Oldest to reach the milestone of 6500 runs in ODI cricket

Age

Batter

For

Achieved on

Runs

Ave.

Inns

Mts

38y-253d

Allan Border

Aus

6 Apr 1994

6513

30.72

251

272

38y-238d

Mohd. Hafeez

Pak

12 Jun 2019

6508

33.20

211

213

38y-0d

Viv Richards

WI

7 Mar 1990

6501

47.80

160

179

36y-256d

Shikhar Dhawan

Ind

18 Aug 2022

6574

45.97

153

156

35y-239d

Tillekeratne Dilshan

SL

9 Jun 2012

6579

35.76

216

240

Note: ** Viv Richards was the first batter to reach this milestone in ODI cricket and he did so on his 38th birthday

9 The number of occasions India has managed to win an ODI match by successfully chasing a target without the loss of any wicket. This is its second such victory this year. It had defeated England at the Oval on 12 July by a similar margin, which means this is the first time India has won matches by 10 wickets on two occasions in the same year. India has now achieved wins in this manner twice at both venues in Sharjah and Harare.

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This is now its third occasion against Zimbabwe after having done so once against East Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies, Kenya, New Zealand and England.

Incidentally, this is India’s third-highest successful run chase achieved without the loss of a wicket. Also this is the seventh time India has successfully chased a target of 100-plus without losing a wicket in an ODI match.

Highest successful ODI run chases of 100 or more by India without losing a wicket

Total

Opponent (total)

Venue

Date

201/0+

New Zealand (270/5)

Hamilton

11 Mar 2009

197/0

Zimbabwe (196/9)

Sharjah

13 Nov 1998

192/0

Zimbabwe (189)

Harare

18 Aug 2022

126/0

Zimbabwe (123)

Harare

15 Jun 2016

123/0

East Africa (120)

The Oval

11 Jun 1975

116/0++

West Indies (121)

Port of Spain

27 Apr 1997

114/0

England (110)

The Oval

12 Jul 2022

+ Since India was ahead of its revised DL target of 118 when rain stopped play in Hamilton, the margin of victory in the record books as per DL method is shown as 84 runs and not by 10 wickets.

++ India’s target revised to 113 when rain stopped play.

130 Shubman Gill’s maiden international century for India in the third match in Harare on 22 August 2022 is also now the highest individual ODI score by an Indian player on Zimbabwean soil. The previous highest was the unbeaten 127 by Sachin Tendulkar in Bulawayo on 26 September 1998. Meanwhile, Gill at 22 years, 348 days has become the second youngest Indian to register a three-figure ODI score against Zimbabwe after Mohd. Kaif’s 112 in Colombo RPS on 14 Sep 2002 (Champions Trophy) at the age of 21 years, 287 days.

Highest ODI scores by Indian batters in Zimbabwe

RunsBatterAgainstVenueDateResultInns
130Shubman GillZimbabweHarare22-Aug-22Won1
127*Sachin TendulkarZimbabweBulawayo26-Sep-98Won2
124*Ambati RayuduZimbabweHarare10-Jul-15Won1
122*Sachin TendulkarWest IndiesHarare4-Jul-01Won2
120Yuvraj SinghZimbabweHarare4-Sep-05Won2

15 The number of successive victories for India against Zimbabwe in ODI cricket. This unbeaten streak began nine years ago in Harare and continues with the recent three victories at the same venue in this series. The last time Zimbabwe won an ODI match against India was way back in 2010 when it won two successive games in Bulawayo (by 6 wickets on 28 May 2010) and in Harare (by 7 wickets on 3 June 2010) in a tri-series tournament.

Team India’s successive ODI victories against one opponent

ODIsOpponentFromTo
15*Zimbabwe24-Jul-1322-Aug-22
12Bangladesh27-Oct-8823-Dec-04
11New Zealand25-Jan-8617-Dec-88
10Zimbabwe16-Mar-024-Sep-05
9Zimbabwe11-Jun-8325-Mar-93
8Bangladesh10-May-0719-Feb-11
8*West Indies18-Dec-1927-Jul-22

* Winning sequence is still unbroken

17 The number of international match appearances for Deepak Hooda since he made his ODI debut for India on 6 Feb 2022 in Ahmedabad against the West Indies. Since then, he has always been on the winning side. And these number of matches is now a new record for the longest winning streak by a player since his debut in international cricket.

Players involved in most consecutive victories since international debut

MtsPlayerForDebutToTestsODIsT20Is
17*Deepak HoodaIndia6-Feb-2222-Aug-22089
15Satvik NadigotlaRomania29-Aug-1912-Jul-220015
13David MillerSouth Africa20-May-1029-Oct-10085
13Shantanu VashishtRomania29-Aug-1912-Jul-220013
12Collis KingWest Indies8-Jul-7623-Jun-79480

* Winning sequence is still unbroken

Note: Two other players in the above list are also Indians but they appear for Romania in T20I cricket.

All records are correct and updated until 26 August 2022

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