India’s tryst with history

Published : Jan 01, 2018 14:43 IST

The Indians celebrate after defeating Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Mohali.
The Indians celebrate after defeating Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Mohali.

The Indians celebrate after defeating Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Mohali.


The number of occasions India have managed to post 300+ total in ODI cricket. They, thus, became the first team in ODI history to achieve this landmark, in the match against Sri Lanka in Mohali, where they scored 392/4. It’s worth mentioning here that among Test-playing nations, excluding Bangladesh, India was the last team to record a 300+ total in ODIs on April 15, 1996. Therefore, India’s tally since then is even more impressive compared with other teams during this period: Australia (89), South Africa (74), Pakistan/Sri Lanka (62), England (51), New Zealand (47) and West Indies (30).

The table below lists teams that have managed to cross the 300-run mark at least once in ODIs.

Teams with 300+ totals in ODI cricket


India’s successive ODI series victories since their last bilateral series defeat in Australia in January 2016. However, India are still behind the ODI record held by the West Indies, who from May 1980 to March 1988, had won 14 successive bilateral ODI series. This sequence of eight is India’s best in their ODI history.

The tables below provide the details.

Match by match summary of India’s eight successive ODI series victories since June 2016

India’s successive ODI bilateral series victories of four or more


The run aggregate achieved by India’s Shikhar Dhawan in the Visakhapatnam ODI. This makes him the 15th Indian and 106th overall to achieve the landmark. For the record, the first to reach this landmark was West Indian Viv Richards on April 14, 1985 — 32 years ago! By achieving this landmark in 95 innings, Dhawan becomes the sixth quickest in ODI history and the second quickest among Indians, after Virat Kohli (93 innings), to do so. The table below has all the details.

Fewest innings taken to reach 4000 ODI runs


The number of ODI centuries registered by Shikhar Dhawan following his hundred in the Visakhapatnam match. He, thus, became the 32nd batsman to make 12 or more ODI centuries and the eighth Indian to do it in ODIs.

Fewest innings taken to register 12th ODI century




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