India vs England, ODI Series: A statistical review

India vs England
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Team India led by Virat Kohli clinched a thrilling decider to bag the three-match ODI series against England. The series was tied at 1-1, and both the teams gave their all in the deciding fixture. In the end, India held their nerve to outlast England by 7 runs. Let us look at the stats from the ODI series.

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India vs England: Stats

  1. Only one ODI series won by England in India out of the ten they have played. The Three Lions’ ODI woes in the sub-continent continues. 
  2. Sam Curran (95*) equalled the record of the highest individual score batting at number 8 or lower. The previous score of 95 was by England’s Chris Woakes.
  3. The 3rd ODI saw 651 runs scored combined without a single individual century. This is the 2nd highest accumulated runs in an ODI. At the top, a 2003 ODI between South Africa and Australia at Port Elizabeth aggregated 656 runs, where Ricky Ponting’s 92 was the highest individual score.
  4. Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan have now 17 century partnerships, the 2nd highest by any pair in ODIs. They are also fourth in the list of century partnerships by any pair.
  5. Rohit and Dhawan are now the 7th pair to complete 5000 partnership runs in ODIs.
  6. 70 sixes were hit in the ODI series combined. This is the most in any series or tournament of fewer than five games.
  7. Six consecutive 300-plus totals for India in ODIs, their longest such streak surpassing the five in a row in 2017.
  8. This series is Rohit Sharma’s first series at home without a fifty plus score as an opener. 
  9. England have won 10 tosses in this tour. This is the joint-most by any team during an international tour against the home side. Australia won the toss ten times during their West Indies tour in 1998-99.

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