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Saturday, 15 October 2011

India Revenged England

India Marked their first win against England by 126 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad Yesterday. After Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s unbeaten 87 off 70 balls, India scored 300 and the Indian bowlers, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, bowled England out for 174.


Brief Scores – India 300 for 7 in 50.0 overs (MS Dhoni 87*, Suresh Raina 61, Graeme Swann 1/35) beat England 174 all out in 36.1overs (Alastair Cook 60, R Ashwin 3/35, R Jadeja 3/34) by 126 runs

Man-of-the-match: MS Dhoni 

The statistical highlights from the first ODI between India and England at Hyderabad...

MS Dhoni received his 15th Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first against England.

 MS Dhoni is the first Indian wicketkeeper to take 20 catches in India-England ODIs.

MS Dhoni became the first captain-and-wicketkeeper to take 100 catches. As captain, he has effected 140 dismissals - 100 catches + 40 stumping in 108 matches.

Alastair Cook (60) recorded his ninth fifty in ODIs - his third against India.  He averages 56.91 as captain in ODIs - 683 runs in 14 matches, including 1 hundred and 6 fifties. 

Ravindra Jadeja (3/34) recorded his best bowling performance against England in ODIs. The said performance is his second best in ODIs, next only to the 4 for 32 against Sri Lanka at Cuttack on December 21, 2009.

Ravichandran Ashwin (3/35) produced his best bowling figures against England - his second best in ODIs, next only to the 3 for 24 against New Zealand at Chennai on December 10, 2010.

Umesh Yadav (2/32) recorded his best bowling figures in ODIs.

India (300/7) became the first team to register two totals of 300 or more at Uppal - their highest being 347 against Australia on November 5, 2009.

The only other team to register a total of 300 or more at Uppal is Australia - 350 for four against India on November 5, 2009

Gautam Gambhir (32 off 33 balls) posted his highest innings at Uppal, Hyderabad. In his previous three innings at this venue, he recorded 1 against South Africa on November 16, 2005, 6 against Australia on October 5, 2007 and 8 against Australia on November 5, 2009.

Gambhir is averaging 42.50 in ODIs in 2011 - 425 in ten matches, including four fifties.

Suresh Raina became the 16th Indian player to complete 3,000 runs in ODIs - 3054 at an average of 35.51 in 126 matches.

Raina's sixth fifty against England is his 18th in ODIs.

Raina is averaging 40.13 against England - 602 in 18 matches, including six fifties.

Virat Kohli completed his 900 runs in ODIs in 2011 - 905 at an average of 39.34 in 25 matches, including two hundreds and six fifties.

Only three batsmen have scored more runs than Kohli in ODIs in 2011 - Jonathan Trott (1139), Shane Watson (1075) and Kumar Sangakkara (936).

Dhoni recorded his fourth fifty in succession against England - 69 at The Oval, 78 not out at Lord's, 50 not out at Cardiff and 87 not out at Hyderabad.

Dhoni's aforesaid feat of four fifties in succession is his first in ODIs.

Dhoni, thanks to his unbeaten 87, has taken his average in ODIs to 50-plus - 6372 at an average of 50.17 in 192 matches, including seven centuries and 42 fifties.

Dhoni has become the second batsman to aggregate 6,000 runs or more at a batting average of 50-plus.  Michael Bevan had aggregated 6912 at an average of 53.58 in 232 matches.

Dhoni, with his seventh fifty against England, is averaging 45.00 - 855 runs in 45 matches.

Dhoni is averaging 49.15 in ODIs in 2011 - 639 runs in 20 matches, including five fifties.

Dhoni has completed his 10,000 international runs - 3242 in Tests, 6372 in ODIs and 459 in Twenty20 Internationals. His present aggregate is 10,073 at an average of 43.79, including eleven hundreds and 65 fifties, in 280 matches.

Dhoni is the only captain to maintain a batting average of 50-plus apart from managing 3,000 runs or more in ODIs - 3895 at an average of 54.85 in 108 matches.

India recorded their first win in four games at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. They had lost their first three ODIs at this venue.

India's convincing 126-run triumph is their second biggest in terms of runs over England, next only to the 158-run win at Rajkot on November 14, 2008.


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