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WI vs IND: Breaking Boundaries: Potential Records in 2nd ODI

WI vs IND: Breaking Boundaries: Potential Records in 2nd ODI

The second one-day international between Team India and the West Indies is scheduled to take place at the Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, in Barbados on Saturday, July 29.

In the previous game, the Indian spinners showcased some remarkable skills, limiting the hosts to a mere 114 runs. Although India lost five wickets during their chase, Ishan Kishan’s half-century ensured their victory.

The focus now shifts to the upcoming match, where the Rohit Sharma-led side aims to secure a win and clinch the series, while the West Indies fans hope for a stronger performance from their team.

The second ODI also presents an opportunity for both teams to break some records.

Let’s take a look at three records that could be broken in the match:

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1. Virat Kohli’s Potential Milestone: Virat Kohli, often regarded as one of the greatest ODI batsmen of all time, stands on the cusp of achieving another major milestone in his illustrious career.

His ODI record speaks volumes, with 12,898 runs scored at an exceptional average of 57.32 in just 265 innings. If Kohli manages to score at least 102 runs, he will reach the milestone of 13,000 ODI runs for India.

Only four other batsmen – Sachin Tendulkar (18,426), Kumar Sangakkara (14,232), Ricky Ponting (13,704), and Sanath Jayasuriya (13,430) – have scored more than 13,000 ODI runs so far.

2. Ravindra Jadeja’s Wicket-Taking Feat: Ravindra Jadeja has proven to be one of the most valuable all-rounders for India across formats. In the previous game, he took three crucial wickets, causing trouble for the West Indies side.

This performance elevated his overall wickets tally in ODI cricket to 194 in 169 innings. Jadeja is now just three wickets away from surpassing Venkatesh Prasad’s record of 196 wickets in 160 innings, making him India’s seventh-highest wicket-taker in ODI history.

3. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s Partnership Milestone: Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been the backbone of Indian cricket, particularly since 2010.

The duo has achieved tremendous success in 50-over cricket, winning numerous games for India together. They have formed memorable partnerships, accumulating 4,998 runs at an impressive average of 62.47 in just 85 innings.

If they manage to bat together again in the match against the West Indies and add a mere two runs to their partnership, they will become the fastest pair to complete 5,000 ODI runs as a partnership.

Currently, the fastest 5,000-run partnership for India is held by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who achieved this feat in 114 innings.

As the two teams gear up for the second ODI, cricket fans around the world eagerly await the outcome and the possibility of witnessing these records being shattered.

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