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Zimbabwe v India 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

MS Dhoni and Graeme Cremer
MS Dhoni and Graeme Cremer. (Photo Source: BCCI)

India sealed the ODI series with one more game left as they defeated Zimbabwe in a better than the way they had done in the first game. Zimbabwe collapsed from 106/3 to 126 all out after been put into bat. Visu Sibanda scored a fifty while Sean Williams, who came in place of injured Craig Ervine was also injured just before the start of play as Zimbabwe missed his services with the bat.

Yet again, KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu along with Karun Nair helped India to chase down the target by losing just 2 wickets and 139 balls to spare. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the game.

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Statistical Highlights – Zimbabwe v India, 2nd ODI:

6 – KL Rahul and Karun Nair pair became the 6th Indian opening pair with age less than 25 to put on 50+ stand in ODIs. Last such pair was Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in 2003.

7 – MS Dhoni now has an ODI series / tournament in 7 different Test nations. He is yet to win an ODI series / tournament in South Africa, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.

7 – Wickets taken by Jasprit Bumrah in his first 3 games of ODI career. He is only the 6th Indian to pick 7 or more wickets in the first 3 ODI matches they played.

12 – India now has won 12 ODI series / tournaments under MS Dhoni outside India, the most under any other captain.

22 – Number of innings Visu Sibanda played without a fifty in ODIs before this game. His last fifty turned out to be a century against Bangladesh in May 2013.

50.23 – Ambati Rayudu’s batting average in ODIs. First time since 2014 his career average crossed 50. He is one of 8 players with an average over 50 in ODIs.

55 – MS Dhoni has led his side in 55 wins outside the home in International Cricket. Only Ricky Ponting (75) has more wins as captain outside the home.

123 – Ambati Rayudu’s batting average against Zimbabwe in ODIs. He has scored 369 runs against them in 7 innings. Rayudu’s average against Zimbabwe is the 2nd best for any player who have scored a minimum of 350 runs against any opposition.

125 – Score at which India lost their 2nd wicket in this game. This is the lowest score at which India lost their 2nd wicket in ODIs in 2016.

133 – Runs scored by KL Rahul in his first two ODI innings. Among Indians, only Navjot Singh Sidhu (148) scored more in his first two ODI innings.

133 – Runs scored by KL Rahul before getting out for the first time in ODIs. These are the most runs scored by an Indian before getting out for the first time in ODIs. Previous highest was 103 by WV Raman.

453 – India now has 453 wins in ODI format. They are only behind Australia who have won in 540 matches in this format.

2013 – An Indian leg-spinner won a Man of the match in ODIs before Yuzvendra Chahal was Amit Mishra in August 2013 against Zimbabwe. Mishra picked up 6-wicket haul in that game. It was also the last instance where an Indian leg-spinner picked 3 or more wickets in an ODI. Interestingly, Chahal in this game and Mishra during his 6-wicket bowled a No-ball. Between the two games, no Indian leg-spinner bowled a No-ball in ODIs.

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