The first one-day international between West Indies and India resulted in a washout after rain playing spoilsport. The encounter between two sides was called off after the home side scored 54 runs in 13 overs on Thursday. The stop-start match, which was reduced to 34-over-a-side, was abandoned after a second rain interruption. More than an hour and a half later, the umpires decided to call off the match.
Here are some interesting statistics for India vs West Indies game:
8 – India has won each of their last 8 bilateral ODI series against the Windies. This includes three series wins for India in the Caribbean Islands. Windies won the 2006 home series by a 4-1 margin against the Indians but never won since then.
2 – Windies won as few as two of their last 14 ODIs against India. India won ten of those last 13 ODIs while one game each ended in a Tie and washout.
61.85 – Rohit Sharma has a batting average of 61.85 in ODI cricket against the Windies. Among the players who have batted in 25 ODI innings against the Windes, only Rohit and Virat Kohli (70.81) average more than 60.
79 – Rohit has got an average of 79 with the bat in ODIs since 2011 in the Caribbean Islands. The Indian opener has scored 474 runs from ten innings in this span with the help of five half-centuries in the West Indies.
93 – Number of wickets Kuldeep Yadav has bagged in ODI cricket thus far. The left-arm wrist-spinner needs seven wickets from the next three ODIs he plays to become the quickest Indian to 100 ODI wickets.
1912 – Virat Kohli needs 88 more runs to become the first player to amass 2000 ODI runs against the Windies. If the Indian skipper gets those 88 runs in the next three innings, he will be the fastest player to 2000 ODI runs against an opponent. Kohli will break the record held by his deputy Rohit Sharma who scored 2000 ODI runs against the Aussies in 37 innings.