India becomes second country to register 500th ODI win, only behind this team in overall victories
During the second One-Day International match against Australia in Nagpur, team India achieved yet another milestone. India became only the second team in ODI cricket history to register more than 500 wins. Australia tops the chart with 558 wins, while India’s arch rivals Pakistan is at number 3 with 479 wins.
With 390 wins, West Indies is fourth on the list, while Sri Lanka and South Africa is on number five and six on the list with 379 and 374 wins respectively. England has 362 wins and stands at number seven on the list with New Zealand at the bottom having won only 342 times.
Australia - 558
India - 500
Pakistan - 479
West Indies - 390
Sri Lanka - 379
South Africa - 374
England - 362
New Zealand - 342
As far as the match is concerned, Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first. India set the target of 250 from 48.2 overs with Virat Kohli smashing his 40th ODI century in the process. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan did not perform well with their bat. All-rounder Vijay Shankar was looking good as he made 41-ball 46 before he became prey of an unfortunate incident and was run-out by Adam Zampa.
In the second innings, Australia was looking good as their openers set the stage for them before two back to back wickets shifted the momentum in India’s favour. Opener Aaron Finch was dismissed lbw by Kuldeep Yadav for 53-ball 37, while Kedar Jadhav took Usman Khawaja’s wicket for 37-ball 38. Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Shaun Marsh for 27-ball 16 in the 24th over.
Glenn Maxwell was clean bowled for 18-ball 4 by Kuldeep Yadav, while Ravindra Jadeja’s amazing throw dismissed Peter Handscomb for 59-ball 48. Alex Carey was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav for 24-ball 22. Nathan Coulter-Nile was clean bowled for 4 by Bumrah’s fantastic Yorker. Pat Cummins came in and was caught behind by MS Dhoni for a duck.
Marcus Stoinis made an amazing half-century when Australia was under pressure. But Vijay Shankar came in and spoiled the party for Australia as he dismissed Stoinis in the first ball of the last over, Stoinis made 65-ball 52.