India records 500th ODI win, becomes second team after Australia to the landmark

India won the second ODI against Australia by eight runs, taking a 2-0 lead in the five-match series.

Virat Kohli anchored the Indian innings with a 120-ball 116 after walking in to bat in the second over.   -  Getty Images

India has become the second team after Australia to record 500 wins in One-Day International cricket, getting to the landmark in 963 matches.

With 558 wins, Australia is the most successful ODI team and India, with an eight-run win on Tuesday in Nagpur, became only the second nation to notch up 500 ODI wins.

India's first-ever ODI win came against East Africa in the first edition of Cricket World Cup on June 11, 1975. India took 18 years to reach a century of wins in the format. A victory over South Africa gave India its 100th ODI win in 1993.

Its 200th, 300th, 400th and 500th wins have all come in this millennium.

Virat Kohli, Vijay Shankar and Jasprit Bumrah played key roles in India winning the Nagpur one-dayer by a slender margin of eight runs.

Kohli helped India reach 250 with his 40th ODI century (a 120-ball 116), while he shared a 81-run, fourth-wicket partnership with Vijay Shankar, who made an attractive 41-ball 46 before successfully defending the 11 runs that were required off the final over for Australia.

Bumrah swung the match in India's favour by removing Nathan Coulter-Nile and Pat Cummins in the 46th over.