ENGLAND VS INDIA 2018: LIST OF RECORDS BROKEN

1. The left-arm spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, became the star of the night, by grabbing 6 wickets for 25 runs only. This is the best spell by a left-arm spinner in ODIs.

2. Rohit Sharma scored a thundering century yet again(137 runs off 114 balls). His knock included 5 sixes and 14 fours. This was his 18th ton. He is only behind Tendulkar, Kohli and Ganguly in terms of the most number of ODI tons by Indians.

3. Dhoni is on about to become the highest scorer in India vs England ODI fixtures. Currently, the legend, Yuvraj Singh is the record holder, who has scored 1,523 runs in these head-to-head encounters.MS needs only 98 runs to reach Yuvraj’s record.

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A GREAT COMEBACK AFTER 2015 WORLD CUP

The England-India ODI series is a game of two of the best teams in this format pitted against each other. England have performed remarkably, with a 46-19 win-loss record since their disastrous 2015 World Cup campaign, but India hasn’t done badly either, winning 39 and losing 19 in this period.

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There’s no doubt that they are the two best ODI teams, but then there’s a lot of difference between the two. England have relied on their batsmen in order to win. Their run rate of 6.26 is well clear of the next-best, 5.77 while India have been more balanced. Their bowlers do well too. Their economy rate of 5.33 is third among the top ten teams, while England’s is ninth.

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BATTING MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
Since Apr 1, 2015, while England had a run rate of 6.26, India had a rate of 5.77. England is ranked at Number 1 while India is ranked at Number 3.

The thing that makes all the difference is about England’s batting. Their boundary-hitting ability is present throughout their innings. Overall, they hit a four or a six after every 8.5 balls, compared to India’s 9.6.

When looked as the comparison in big totals,In 68 innings,England has scored ’31’ 300+ runs,’11’ 350+ runs,’3′ 400+ runs .On the other hand,in 59 innings,India has scored ’16’ 300+ runs,’4′ 350 + runs they have never reached 400+ runs.

The early attack from England’s openers allows the rest of the line-up to gear up, while also putting the opposition bowlers nervous Among the 17 openers from the top teams who have scored 500+ runs in the first 10 overs of ODIs since the 2015 World Cup, Jonny Bairstow is on the top with a strike rate of 108, while Jason Roy (96) and Alex Hales (93.3) are also in the whooping top five. In comparison, Rohit has a strike rate of 79.5 in the first 10, which is the 13th position among these 17 batsmen.

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