Virat Kohli became the fastest batter to complete 5000 ODI runs at home.
Team India made the 1000th ODI more paramount by defeating West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad and taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Yuzvendra Chahal reached his individual point of reference of 100 wickets within the 50-over format and Washington Sundar too trapped three scalps. Rohit Sharma driven the group well as he moreover scored a half-century to seal the win against the Men in Maroon.
Speaking of how the first match panned out, Rohit Sharma, who started his reign as a full-time captain in ODI format won the toss and opted to field first. Openers Shai Hope and Brandon King mustered eight and 13 runs respectively as skipper Kieron Pollard bagged a golden duck. Nobody could really get going besides Jason Holder smashing a half-century and Fabian Allen notching up 29 runs to take West Indies to 176.
Here are some of the important stats and numbers from India vs West Indies, 1st ODI:
5002 – Virat Kohli became the fastest batter to complete 5000 ODI runs at home, getting the feat in 96 innings.
1000 – Team India became the first team to complete 1000 ODI matches.
103 – Yuzvendra Chahal reached 100-wicket landmark in ODIs.
15 – India has now won 15 out of the last 21 ODIs against West Indies in India since 2010.
2 – Yuzvendra Chahal became the second-fastest Indian spinner to reach the 100 ODI-wicket milestone. Chahal achieved the feat in 60 matches while Kuldeep Yadav had done it in 58 ODIs.
4 – Kohli became the fourth batter in history to score 5000 ODI runs in a country. Sachin Tendulkar scored 6976 in India, Ricky Ponting 5521 in Australia, and Jacques Kallis 5186 in South Africa.
2 – Rohit Sharma is now joint-second with Tendulkar for most 50 plus scores (15) against West Indies in ODIs. Kohli is on top for 20 such scores.
4 – Chahal recorded his fourth-best bowling figures (4/49) in ODIs.
78.57 – Among batters with a minimum of 1000 ODI runs against a team at home, Rohit has the highest average (78.57 against West Indies).