India ended up defeating West Indies in a high-octane thriller game by margin of just 3 runs in the 1st ODI at Queens Park Oval. Solid opening partnership from Shikhar Dhawan-Shubman Gill and fifty-plus score from Shreyas Iyer helped India to post a competitive total of 308 runs on board. At one stage, it looked like India will post an excess of 350 on board but they managed to score only 83 runs off their last 15 overs.
In reply, West Indies got a very good 2nd wicket partnership off 117 runs between Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks. Shardul Thakur picked the key wickets of both Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks in quick succession to help India bounce back in this game and in the end, the Caribbean side couldn’t cross the line despite a powerful cameo from Romario Shepherd.
Numbers and Stats from WI vs IND 1st ODI game:
3 – India defeated West Indies by 3 runs.
Lowest margin of win by runs for India in men’s ODI:
1 run vs NZ in Wellington, 1990
1 run vs SL in Colombo-RPS, 1993
1 run vs SA in Jaipur, 2010
1 run vs SA in Johannesburg, 2011
2 runs vs SA in Kolkata, 1993
3 runs vs Zim in Adelaide, 2004
3 runs vs SL in Rajkot, 2009
3 runs vs WI in Port of Spain, 2022
12 – Indian men’s team have won 12 ODI matches at Queen’s Park Oval venue overall so far.
Most ODI matches won by Indian men’s on a venue outside Asia:
16 in Harare Sports Club, Zimbabwe
12 in Queen’s Park Oval, Port of Spain
11 in Melbourne Cricket ground
Since 2011, India have won 9 out of their last 10 ODI games (1 match ended as No Result) in the venue.
25 – Shreyas Iyer completed 1000 runs in ODIs in just 25 innings.
Fastest to 1000 runs for India in Men’s ODI by innings batted:
Virat Kohli – 24
Shikhar Dhawan – 24
Navjot Singh Sidhu – 25
Shreyas Iyer – 25
KL Rahul – 27
Shreyas Iyer has smashed 400 runs vs WI from 7 innings in ODIs at an average of 57.14 with strike rate of 99.
36 – Shikhar Dhawan smashed fifty-plus score at the age of 36 years and 229 days.
Oldest captain to smash fifty-plus score for India in men’s ODI:
Shikhar Dhawan – 36 years & 229 days
Mohammad Azharuddin – 36 years & 120 days
Sunil Gavaskar – 35 years & 225 days
64 – Shubman Gill recorded his maiden fifty in ODIs.
Youngest Indian to smash fifty-plus score on WI soil in men’s ODI:
Virat Kohli – 22 years & 215 days
Shubman Gill – 22 years & 317days
Sachin Tendulkar – 24 years & 3 days
97 – Shikhar Dhawan smashed 97 runs against West Indies in 1st ODI.
Indian batsman to get out on nervous nineties (scores between 90-99) most times in ODIs:
Sachin Tendulkar – 17
Sourav Ganguly – 6
Shikhar Dhawan – 6
Virender Sehwag – 5
Virat Kohli – 5
Indian batsman to get out on nervous nineties (scores between 90-99) most times in international cricket:
Sachin Tendulkar – 27
Rahul Dravid – 12
Virender Sehwag – 10
Shikhar Dhawan – 10
Sourav Ganguly – 9
Indian Captains to get out on nervous nineties (scores between 90-99) in ODIs at WI Soil:
MS Dhoni – 95 in Kingston, 2009
Shikhar Dhawan – 97 in Port of Spain, 2022
117 – Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks stitched a 117-run partnership for 2nd wicket.
Highest 2nd wicket partnership in a run-chase for West Indies against India in men’s ODI:
Shimron Hetmyer-Shai Hope : 218 in Chennai, 2019
Chris Gayle-Marlon Samuels : 134 in Nagpur, 2002
Gordon Greenidge-Richie Richardson : 130 in Antigua, 1989
Desmond Haynes-Richie Richardson : 117 in Wankhede, 1989
Shamarh Brooks-Kyle Mayers : 117 in Port of Spain, 2022
119 – Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill had a 119 run opening partnership between them.
Highest opening partnership by an Indian batting pair in men’s ODI on West Indies soil:
Shikhar Dhawan-Ajinkya Rahane : 132 vs WI in Port of Spain, 2017
Shikhar Dhawan-Rohit Sharma : 123 vs WI in Port of Spain, 2013
Shikhar Dhawan-Shubman Gill : 119 vs WI in Port of Spain, 2022