Statsman: Shreyas Iyer in elite list

Shreyas Iyer is the third fastest to 1000 runs in One-Day Internationals, taking 25 innings to get to the mark. Among Indians, only Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have done it quicker than him.

Milestone: Shreyas Iyer plays a shot during the first ODI against West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad.  En route to his 54, he reached 1000 runs in ODIs.

Milestone: Shreyas Iyer plays a shot during the first ODI against West Indies in Port of Spain, Trinidad. En route to his 54, he reached 1000 runs in ODIs. | Photo Credit: AP

Shreyas Iyer is the third fastest to 1000 runs in One-Day Internationals, taking 25 innings to get to the mark. Among Indians, only Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have done it quicker than him.

25 The number of innings for Shreyas Iyer to reach 1000 ODI runs — in the opening match of the series in Port of Spain on July 22, 2022. Among Indians, only Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan — both in 24 innings — have done it quicker than Shreyas.

Quickest to reach 1000 ODI career runs for India

InnsMtsBatterAchieved onRunsAve100s50s
2427Virat Kohli5-Jun-10101550.7528
2424Shikhar Dhawan30-Oct-10100045.4544
2527Navjot Singh Sidhu22-Oct-89107144.63111
2528Shreyas Iyer22-Jul-22100141.71110
2728KL Rahul17-Jan-20101644.1736

Note: Dhawan is the quickest in terms of matches (24)

9 Avesh Khan’s bowling economy in the six overs he sent down during his ODI debut in the second match of the series in Port of Spain on 24 July 2022. His figures are now the worst in terms of economy rate by any Indian bowler delivering a minimum of 30 balls (5 overs) on his ODI debut.

Worst economy figures by Indian ODI debutants

EcoBowlerOversMdnsRunsWktsOppositionVenue
9Avesh Khan60540West IndiesPort of Spain
8.68Shivam Dube7.50680West IndiesChennai
8.05Ashok Mankad5.50471EnglandThe Oval
7.87Abhimanyu Mithun80630South AfricaAhmedabad
7.66Paras Mhambrey90692EnglandThe Oval

Note: Avesh Khan’s current bowling coach, Mhambrey, is also in the above list!

64 Axar Patel’s unbeaten match-winning score in 35 balls in the second match of the series in Port of Spain on 24 July 2022. This is now the third quickest fifty-plus ODI score by an Indian in terms of batting strike-rate, while chasing a target.

Incidentally, only five other scores better Patel’s effort in a successful run chase for India in ODIs by lower-order batters from batting positions 7 and below. Patel’s unbeaten knock is now the second highest by a lower-order batter (7 and below) against the West Indies in a successful run chase in ODIs.

Fastest fifty-plus ODI knocks in run chases for India

S/RBatterRunsBallsOppositionVenueDateResult
192.3Virat Kohli100*52AustraliaJaipur16-Oct-13W
184.37Virender Sehwag5932BangladeshMirpur12-Jun-08W
182.85Axar Patel64*35West IndiesPort of Spain24-Jul-22W
182.14Sandeep Patil5128PakistanJaipur2-Oct-83W
176.74Hardik Pandya7643PakistanThe Oval18-Jun-17L

Highest individual ODI scores by lower-order Indian batters (from 7 and below) in successful run chases 

RunsBatterBallsS/ROppositionVenueDate
87*Mohd Kaif75116EnglandLord's13-Jul-02
72*M. S. Dhoni46156.52PakistanLahore13-Feb-06
71*Mohd Kaif7792.2PakistanLahore21-Mar-04
69*Deepak Chahar8284.14Sri LankaColombo (RPS)20-Jul-21
67*M. S. Dhoni63106.34ZimbabweHarare4-Sep-05
64*Axar Patel35182.85West IndiesPort of Spain24-Jul-22

Note: ** All the above knocks came at number seven. Only Chahar did so at #8

** For the record, Patel, with five sixes in his above knock, now has the most sixes for an Indian at these batting positions in a successful run chase. Only M. S. Dhoni and Yusuf Pathan (on two occasions) managed three sixes!

Highest individual ODI scores by lower-order batters (from 7 and below) in successful run chases against the West Indies

RunsBatterForBallsS/RVenueDateBatting#
68*Chris WoakesEng8381.92North Sound5-Mar-178
64*Axar PatelInd35182.85Port of Spain24-Jul-227
57*Sanjay BangarInd41139.02Ahmedabad15-Nov-027
56Saleem YousufPak49114.28Lahore16-Oct-877
53*Jeremy ConeyNZ6581.53Christchurch6-Feb-807
53*Daniel VettoriNZ5694.64Queenstown22-Feb-068

Note: Patel’s batting strike-rate of 182.85 is the third-highest by a lower-order batter in successful run chases after the 192.59 by Bangladeshi Mosaddek Hossain (52* in 27 balls) in Dublin on 17 May 2019 and 192.00 by England’s Moeen Ali (48* in 25 balls) at The Oval on 27 Sep 2017.

36 Shikhar Dhawan’s age — 36 years & 234 days — when he reached his fifty (58) against the West Indies in the third ODI match in Port of Spain on 27 July 2022. This makes him the oldest Indian captain to register an ODI fifty. Five days before this knock he had made 97 in the first match of the series at the same venue on 22 July 2022. This made him the oldest Indian captain to be dismissed in the nineties.

Oldest Indian captains to register a fifty in ODIs

AgeCaptainRunsAgainstVenueDateResult
36y-234dShikhar Dhawan58West IndiesPort of Spain27-Jul-22W
36y-120dMohd Azharuddin59PakistanManchester8-Jun-99W
35y-225dSunil Gavaskar54PakistanMelbourne20-Feb-85W
35y-108dM. S. Dhoni80New ZealandMohali23-Oct-16W
35y-73dRohit Sharma76*EnglandThe Oval12-Jul-22W

Note: only their latest score of 50+ score is listed above.

Oldest Indian captains to register a score in the 90s in ODIs

AgeCaptainRunsAgainstVenueDateResult
36y-229dShikhar Dhawan97West IndiesPort of Spain22-Jul-22W
35y-271dMohd Azharuddin94Sri LankaSharjah6-Nov-98W
34y-225dRahul Dravid92*EnglandBristol24-Aug-07W
34y-99dM. S. Dhoni92*South AfricaIndore14-Oct-15W

9 The number of innings for Shreyas Iyer to reach 500 ODI runs against the West Indies. He achieved this in the third and final match of the series in Port of Spain on 27 July 2022. Only three others have done it quicker. However, Shreyas is the quickest among Indians. Shreyas also joins Misbah-ul-Haq to become the only two batters to hit seven fifties while crossing 500 runs against the West Indies. However, the Pakistani reached the landmark in his 13th innings, four more than Shreyas.

Quickest to reach 500 ODI runs against the West Indies

InnsMtsBatterAchieved onRunsAve.100s
66Babar Azam11-Apr-17514102.84
88Hashim Amla16-Jan-1550563.132
89Joe Root24-Sep-1750071.432
910Shreyas Iyer27-Jul-2250756.330

12 The number of consecutive bilateral series victories in ODI cricket for India against the West Indies since 2007. This is now a new head-to-head record for a team in this format. The last time the West Indies managed to win an ODI series against India was in May 2006 when the home side won the five-match series 4-1.

Most consecutive H2H ODI bilateral series victories

SeriesTeamAgainstVictory sequence (from-to)Home victoriesAway victories
12+IndiaWest IndiesJan 2007 to July 202275
11+PakistanZimbabweOct 1996 to Oct 202056
10+PakistanWest IndiesSept 1999 to June 202237
9+South AfricaZimbabweOct 1995-Oct 201854
9+IndiaSri LankaFeb 2007 to Jul 202145

+ winning sequence still in progress

Note: South Africa has won all the nine ODI series it played against Zimbabwe

5 The number of occasions India has managed to win all its games in an away bilateral ODI series of three or more matches. This, incidentally, was India’s first such series victory in the Caribbean.

India winning every match (of three or more matches) in an away ODI series

Series resultLosing home teamPeriodIndian captain
5-0ZimbabweJuly-Aug 2013Virat Kohli
5-0Sri LankaAug-Sep 2017Virat Kohli
3-0ZimbabweJul-15Ajinkya Rahane
3-0ZimbabweJun-16M. S. Dhoni
3-0West IndiesJul-22Shikhar Dhawan

All records are correct and updated until July 30 2022

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