India Is On The Verge Of A World Record Ahead Of The Second ODI Against West Indies

 India Is On The Verge Of A World Record Ahead Of The Second ODI Against West Indies

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Team India is currently busy playing a three-match ODI series against West Indies on their soil. However, they are going to play a five-match T20I series against them after this. On 22 July 2022, India won the series opener by just three runs as they took a 1-0 lead over the Caribbeans.

Now, ahead of the second match of the series on 24 July 2022, India is on the verge of creating a world record against the same opponent. Hence, the current skipper Shikhar Dhawan and his men will look to create the record after winning the scheduled second ODI match.

India has won 11 consecutive ODI series against West Indies

Speaking of the world record, India has not lost any ODI bilateral series against the Caribbeans since 2006. Till now, they managed to win 11 ODI bilateral series straight. The last time when India lost an ODI series against them, Brian Lara was the captain of the side. Even, in the recent series in February in India, West Indies lost at a margin of 3-0 under the captaincy of Kieron Pollard.

Hence, if India manages to win the second ODI, then they will ensure 12 consecutive ODI series win over the Caribbeans. It can help India to break the record of Pakistan as they hold the record of winning 11 consecutive ODI series against Zimbabwe. Till now, India and West Indies have played 137 ODIs against each other while India won 68 matches and West Indies won 63 matches. Only six matches ended in a tie or getting abandoned.

Speaking of the first ODI match of the series, India scored 308 runs by losing seven wickets. Shikhar Dhawan was the player of the match for scoring 97 runs off 99 balls. In reply, West Indies batters showed great fight as they reached up to 305 runs in 50 overs. In the last over of the match, Mohammed Siraj held his nerves as he restricted West Indies batters to score 15 runs in six balls. Thus, India managed to win this last-over thriller by three runs.


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