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Windies vs England, 2019: 1st ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the high scoring first ODI match.

Joe Root
Joe Root. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

England continued their domination in the ODI format by registering their highest successful chase during the first game of the 5-match series against the Windies. In the game played at the Kensington Oval in Barbados, the hosts posted 360/8 in their 50 overs thanks to Chris Gayle‘s 135-run knock. England chased down the target with six wickets and eight balls to spare with Jason Roy scoring an 85-ball 123 and was supported by Joe Root with a 97-ball 102.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the high scoring first ODI match:

A record-breaking chase:

361 – The 361-run chase by England in this game is the 3rd highest in ODI history. South Africa successfully chased down 435 in the 2006 Johannesburg ODI and 372 in the Durban ODI; both against Australia. England’s previous highest successful chase was 350 against New Zealand during the Nottingham ODI in 2015.

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724 – The match is the first-ever ODI game with 700+ runs in the Caribbean Islands. The previous highest aggregated ODI in the West Indies is 671 runs during the 2007 CWC game between Australia and South Africa at Basseterre.


29 – The 29 sixes hit during this game are the 4th most in an ODI game. The India-Australia Bangalore ODI in 2013 witnessed a record 38 sixes while New Zealand’s 2009 ODI against India in Christchurch and 2015 ODI against Windies in Hamilton witnessed 31 sixes apiece.

The 406 runs coming via boundaries are also the most in an ODI in the West Indies surpassing 390 runs during the AUS-SA 2007 World Cup game.

Also Read: Windies and Chris Gayle’s record-breaking first innings


Root @ 5000:

116 – Innings Joe Root needed for completing 5000 runs in ODI cricket; the 4th fewest by any player for this milestone. Only Hashim Amla (101), Viv Richards (114) and Virat Kohli (114) completed 5000 ODI runs quicker than Root.


5048 – Joe Root became only the 4th player to aggregate 5000 runs in ODI cricket for England. Paul Collingwood, Ian Bell and Eoin Morgan are the other three players.


Old is Gold:

39y 152d – At the age of 39 years and 152 days, Chris Gayle became the 3rd oldest player to score an ODI century. Only Khurram Khan (43y162d) for UAE against Afghanistan in 2014 and Sanath Jayasuriya (39y 212d) for Sri Lanka against India in 2009 were older than Gayle while scoring their last ODI century.


10 – Ten out of Chris Gayle’s 24 ODI centuries have come in the losing cause. Only Sachin Tendulkar (14) has scored more ODI centuries in defeats. While batting first, Gayle’s seven centuries in losses are also the 2nd most behind Tendulkar’s 11.


A quick blitz from Jason Roy:

4 – Number of centuries Jason Roy has scored during 300+ runs chases in ODI cricket; the joint 2nd most by any player. Virat Kohli leads the list with eight hundreds in 300+ chases while Kumar Sangakkara also has four ODI hundreds while chasing a target of 300+.


7 – Jason Roy’s hundred was the 7th for England in ODI cricket which came in 65 or fewer deliveries. England has the most number of such tons by surpassing six by India. All the seven ODI tons coming in 65 or fewer deliveries of England have been registered since 2014 including six of them since 2015 CWC.


Record partnerships:

9 – Nine out of ten ODI century partnerships between Eoin Morgan and Joe Root have come for the 3rd wicket. Ross Taylor–Kane Williamson (11), Mahela Jayawardene–Kumar Sangakkara (10) and Michael Clarke–Ricky Ponting (9) are the other pairs with nine and more century stands for the 3rd wicket in ODIs.


5 – The five 100-run stands between Joe Root and Jason Roy in ODIs are the joint 2nd most for an England pair. Root-Morgan pair leads the list with ten century stands while five other pairs also have five 100-run partnerships between them in this format.

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