India vs West Indies, 1st ODI Stats Review: Virat Kohli scripts history, Yuzvendra Chahal’s milestone and other stats
Virat Kohli became the fastest batter to complete 5000 ODI runs at home.
Updated - Feb 6, 2022 9:15 pm
Team India made the 1000th ODI more memorable by defeating West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Yuzvendra Chahal reached his personal milestone of 100 wickets in the 50-over format and Washington Sundar also snared three scalps. Rohit Sharma led the team well as he also scored a half-century to seal the win against the Men in Maroon.
Speaking of how the first match panned out, Rohit Sharma, who started his reign as a full-time captain in ODI format won the toss and opted to field first. Openers Shai Hope and Brandon King mustered eight and 13 runs respectively as skipper Kieron Pollard bagged a golden duck. Nobody could really get going besides Jason Holder smashing a half-century and Fabian Allen notching up 29 runs to take West Indies to 176.
Apart from Shardul Thakur, all the Indian bowlers were amongst the wickets as spinners Chahal and Sundar putting a break on the Caribbean innings. Both gave away just 79 runs for seven wickets in 18.5 overs between them.
Chasing a small target of 177, captain Rohit Sharma slammed a fifty as Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav chalked up 28 and 34 runs respectively. Alzarri Joseph took two wickets but it wasn’t enough for West Indies to stop Indians from reaching their target. Chahal for his four-for was declared the Player of the Match. The second ODI will now take place at the same venue on Wednesday, February 9. Kieron Pollard will be looking for a better batting performance from his side in the next match as it has been their issue for the last few years now.
Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers from India vs West Indies, 1st ODI:
5002 – Virat Kohli became the fastest batter to complete 5000 ODI runs at home, getting the feat in 96 innings.
1000 – Team India became the first team to complete 1000 ODI matches.
103 – Yuzvendra Chahal reached 100-wicket landmark in ODIs.
15 – India has now won 15 out of the last 21 ODIs against West Indies in India since 2010.
2 – Yuzvendra Chahal became the second-fastest Indian spinner to reach the 100 ODI-wicket milestone. Chahal achieved the feat in 60 matches while Kuldeep Yadav had done it in 58 ODIs.
4 – Kohli became the fourth batter in history to score 5000 ODI runs in a country. Sachin Tendulkar scored 6976 in India, Ricky Ponting 5521 in Australia, and Jacques Kallis 5186 in South Africa.
2 – Rohit Sharma is now joint-second with Tendulkar for most 50 plus scores (15) against West Indies in ODIs. Kohli is on top for 20 such scores.
4 – Chahal recorded his fourth-best bowling figures (4/49) in ODIs.
78.57 – Among batters with a minimum of 1000 ODI runs against a team at home, Rohit has the highest average (78.57 against West Indies).
1 – Suryakumar Yadav becomes the first Indian to register five consecutive 30-plus scores in the first five ODI innings.
9 – Rohit Sharma equaled Hashim Amla and is joint-second with him for most 50 plus scores (9) by an opener against West Indies in ODIs. Sourav Ganguly, Tamim Iqbal, and Tendulkar all have 10 such scores to their name and are on top.
4 – Fourth fifty for Rohit Sharma in the last five international innings as a captain.
1 – First four-wicket haul for leg-spinner Chahal in ODIs at home.
3 – Jason Holder with three 50-plus ODI scores against India equaled Moin Khan, Abdul Razzaq, and Heath Streak for mustering as many scores at no. seven or lower.