It was yet another run feat as close to 650 runs were scored in the second ODI between India and Windies at Vizag. Virat Kohli’s outrageous batting that resulted in his 37th ODI ton and Shai Hope’s breath-taking century in the chase highlighted the match that ended in a tie. But the game also had few more statistical highlights.
In this game, the Indian captain scored 157* and in the process completed 10000 runs in ODI cricket. He is the quickest to reach to this feat with 205 innings while the previous record holder Sachin Tendulkar took 259 innings.
Kohli is also the quickest to score 37 ODI hundreds and he covered the distance from 9000 ODI runs to 10000 ODI runs in just 11 innings.
The right-hand batsman loves batting at Vizag. In all five innings here, he has scored fifties and also completed 4000 ODI runs on Indian soil.
After the tie against Afghanistan in Asia Cup, this is India’s second tie in ODI cricket in the span of one month. Incidentally, this is the first tie game between India and Windies since 1991.
Also this is the third tied ODI to be played on Indian soil, Dhoni now has featured in six tie matches, the joint-most by any player while Kohli’s knock of 157* is the second-highest score in a tie game after Andrew Strauss’ 158* against India in 2011.
Interestingly all of Shai Hope’s ODI centuries have ended in ties. His first century came in the match against Zimbabwe in 2016 and he scored his second century in the 2nd ODI versus India.
A total of 642 runs were scored in the second ODI between India and Windies. This is the 3rd highest in a tied ODI.
Windies smashed 11 sixes in the game which is their second highest against India in ODIs. In 2011, they smashed 13 sixes at Chennai.