Dhawal Kulkarni was making his ODI debut – 203rd player to represent India in ODIs.
Joe Root, on 26, completed his 1,000 ODI runs. He became 32nd Englishman to do so. At 23 years 246 days, Root is the youngest England player to reach this landmark, taking the record from Eoin Morgan who was 24 years 12 days old while accomplishing this feat. (Also Read: Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan seal series for India)
The first wicket partnership of 183 runs between Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan is India’s best for this wicket against England in England. The previous record was of 150 between Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar at The Oval in 2007. (Also Read: Tough series taught many lessons: Shikhar Dhawan)
Ajinkya Rahane (106) made his maiden ODI hundred. His previous best was 91 also against England at Mohali in 2011.
Ajinkya Rahane’s 106 is the second highest score by an Indian batsman against England in England after Virat Kohli’s 107 at Cardiff in 2011.
Incidentally Rahane is only the second Indian to score a hundred in both Tests and ODIs in England in same season, after Sachin Tendulkar who accomplished this feat in 2002.
The 9-wicket win is India’s biggest against England. They had also beaten England by same margin at The Oval in 1986.
India won the match with 117 balls to spare. This is India’s biggest win against England and sixth biggest by any side while chasing a 200+ target.
MS Dhoni became India’s most successful ODI captain, moving ahead of Mohammad Azharuddin’s tally of 90 wins.
Incidentally Dhoni has now won most matches as India’s captain in all three formats:
in Tests: 27 (next best: Sourav Ganguly-21)
in ODIs: 91 (next best: Mohammad Azharuddin-90)
in T20s: 27 (next best: Suresh Raina-3)
By winning the match India took an unassailable 3-0 lead in the series. The last time India had won a bilateral series in England was in 1990.