Yesterday, India beat West Indies comprehensively by 9 wickets at the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. With this, the hosts clinched the series by 3-1 and Virat Kohli walked away with the Man of the Series Award. Throughout the five-match series, there were numerous records broken by the Indians. Players like Virat Kohli and, Rohit Sharma broke records in these five matches. Let's check out the number of records broken by the Indians.
Virat Kohli becomes the quickest player to reach 10,000 run mark:
For Virat Kohli breaking records seems to be a routine. The Indian cricket captain broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record and became the quickest player to reach the 10,000 run mark. IND vs WI 5th ODI 2018 Video Highlights: India Thrash Windies by Nine Wickets, Clinch Series 3-1.
Virat Kohli becomes the quickest batsman to score 4000 runs in India:
The Indian cricket captain also went on to be the quickest batsman to score 4000 runs in India as he took only 72 innings to get to the mark. He went on to become the third batsman after Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni to achieve the record. Sachin Tendulkar took 92 innings whereas MS Dhoni took 100 innings respectively to reach the 4000 run mark.
Kohli becomes the first batsman to score three consecutive tons:
Here’s another record made by Virat Kohli. The Delhi based player started off the series by scoring a blistering knock of 140 runs in Guwahati and then a 100 in Vishakhapatnam and then 157 runs in Pune. Thus, Kohli became the only batsman to get three consecutive tons in the ODIs. Latest ICC ODI Rankings 2018: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Remain Top Batsmen; Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja Move Up in Bowler's List.
Virat Kohli Equals Sourav Ganguly’s record:
The Indian cricket captain’s performance in the ODI series was undoubtedly quite commendable and thus bagged the Man of the Series award and thus equalled the record held by the former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly and left-hander Yuvraj Singh. Kohli scored 453 runs in five ODIs.
Rohit Sharma and Kohli became the fastest pair to score 4000 runs
Rohit’s partnership with the Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli garnered a lot of attention and thus have become the fastest pair to score 4000 runs in the ODIs. The duo broke the record of Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid who took 80 partnerships to achieve the feat. Whereas, Sharma and Kohli only took 66 partnerships.
India gets their eighth consecutive series win over Windies:
This is the eighth time that the Indians have won against the Windies in a bilateral series since 2007.
Rohit Sharma the quickest batsman to get 200 Sixes in ODIs
Rohit Sharma also added a feather to his cap as he went on to be the fastest batsman to get 200 sixes in the ODIs. The Hitman who now has 202 sixes in his kitty is the second Indian to get 200 sixes in the 50-over format. MS Dhoni has 218 sixes under his belt.
Rohit Sharma Becomes The 2nd Highest Run-Getter In ODIs In 2018
Sharma with the knock of 63 runs unbeaten went on to become the second highest scorer of 2018 in the ODIs. Sharma so far has scored 1030 runs and thus surpassed Jonny Bairstow who has made 1025 runs. Virat Kohli continues to be the leading run scorer of 2018.
Talking about the series against Windies, India will now play three T20 matches against them. Virat Kohli has been rested for three games and Rohit Sharma will now lead the team. MS Dhoni too has been dropped from the T20 series.