CT 2017, Match 4: India v Pakistan – Statistical Highlights

CT 2017, Match 4: India v Pakistan – Statistical Highlights

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of Pakistan batsman
India’s Ravindra Jadeja celebrates the wicket of Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)

India equalled their record over the Pakistan in the Champions Trophy by crushing their archrivals by 124 runs and have begun their CT title defence. In a rain-interrupted game, India were put into bat first and they posted 319/3 in the restricted 48 overs with help of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh’s half centuries. Rohit and Dhawan pair gave them the perfect start while Kohli, Yuvraj and Pandya gave them the perfect finish.

After DLS adjustment, Pakistan had to chase 289 runs in the 41 overs and were completely out of the game after losing their first wicket as the Indian bowlers kept chipping in which wickets at regular intervals and bundled them out in 33.4 overs for 164 runs.

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

3 – Number of century stands between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the Champions Trophy; the most number of century stands between a pair. Chanderpaul-Gayle pair and Gibbs-Smith pair have two 100-run stands each in CT.

3 – Number of times India’s top 4 have scored fifties in an ODI including this game. They scored against England at Indore and Leeds in 2006 and 2007 respectively. Overall this is the 14th instance in ODI cricket where top 4 batsmen scored fifties in the same innings.

5 – Number of fifty-plus scores for Virat Kohli in International cricket over Pakistan, all those have come in ICC events.

6 – Number of consecutive games in the Champions Trophy in which Pakistan have lost; the 3rd longest losing team for a team in the CT. Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have lost 9 and 7 in a row respectively.

7 – Number of consecutive games which India have won in the Champions Trophy; the joint longest winning streak for any team in CT. West Indies also won 7 consecutive games between 2004 and 2006.

29 – Balls taken by Yuvraj Singh for his fifty; the fifth fastest fifty in the Champions Trophy and the fastest by any Indian. Gautam Gambhir’s 36-ball fifty vs Pakistan in 2009 is the previous fastest fifty for India in the CT.

87 – Runs conceded by Wahab Riaz in this game; the most runs conceded by any player in a Champions Trophy match. Zimbabwe’s T Panyangara conceded 86 runs vs England in 2004.

91 – Rohit Sharma’s 91 in this game is his highest score against the Pakistan in ODI cricket. He now has 5 fifties in 12 ODI games over Pakistan.

94 – Number of times India has scored 300+ totals in the 50 overs ODI cricket; the most by any team. Australia has 95 scores of 300+ in ODI cricket but only 93 of them are in 50 overs matches.

124 – India’s winning margin in this game is their highest in the Champions Trophy. India won by 98 runs over Kenya in 2004.

319/3 – India’s total of 319/3 in this game is the joint 4th highest total for a team in the Champions Trophy. This is India’s 2nd highest total in CT behind the 331/7 vs South Africa in 2013.

518 – Partnership runs between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan in the Champions Trophy; the 2nd most by any pair in the CT. Chanderpaul-Gayle pair has scored 635 runs as a pair for West Indies.

10,031 – Runs scored by Mohammad Hafeez in List A cricket so far. He became the 11th Pakistan player and 99th in overall to complete 10,000 List A runs.