India and West Indies, both won their first league games against South Africa and Pakistan respectively met to decide the first semi finalist of the 2013 edition of ICC Champions Trophy. The climate was overcast but the heat was on! Hence the team winning the toss had to field first. India did the same and put West Indies to bat. The danger man Chris Gayle was soon sent back and which won India half of the game. Keeper Johnson Charles and Brian Lara's look alike Darren Bravo steadied the inning and brought up 100 runs on the scorecard in the 20th over. After which the Ravindra Jadeja magic began! He soon dismissed Charles, Samuels and Sarwan in successive overs. Skipper Bravo and Pollard scored 20s but couldn't score big. The wickets kept felling but the former Skipper Darren Sammy was in other ideas. He smashed 56*(35) in no time and took Indies to a good score of 233/9. Ravindra Jadeja took a 5-for.
|India were dominating West Indies from the beginning|
A good start by Indian openers, just like against South Africa, paved the way for what was to be seen as an easy win. Dhawan and Rohit put on another century partnership. Rohit scored a half century, while Dhawan went on to score another century. A little cameo from Virat Kohli and Dinesh Karthick's stable innings took India to a 8 wicket victory. India qualified for the Semi Finals.
Statistical Highlights of this Match
# India and West Indies were meeting for the first time in England after almost 3 decades. Yes, they last met in England in 1983 World Cup Final.
# This was 107th match between both the teams. Though West Indies had won more matches against India overall, but in the last half a decade it was the rule of India over the Indies.
# India and West Indies were playing their 4th match in ICC Champions Trophy. 2 of the earlier 3 were won by West Indies.
# The Oval has always been lucky for West Indies. Prior to this match they had won 9 out of the 11 played here.
# At the same time, India had won only 3 of the 11 played here.
# Virat Kohli was playing his 100th ODI and Ravichandran Ashwin his 50th.
West Indies Inning
# Chris Gayle, the leading run scorer in the ICC Champions Trophy hasn't scored big yet in this season. He could manage only 21(18) in this match.
# Chris Gayle completed 8500 ODI runs though. He is the 4th West Indian cricketer after Desmond Haynes, Brian Lara and Shivnarine Chanderpaul to achieve this feat.
# Johnson Charles scored 60(55). This is his 3rd 50+ score in ODIs. In previous 2 occasions he converted them into centuries.
# Ramnaresh Sarwan scored 1(2) against Pakistan in the first match and scored 1(6) against India in this match.
# Ravindra Jadeja completed 75 wickets in ODI career. He is only the 3rd Indian Left Arm Spinner to achieve this. Other two are Ravi Shastri (129) and Yuvraj Singh (109).
# Ravindra Jadeja took his first 5-wicket haul in ODI career. He eclipsed his previous best figures of 4/32 against Sri Lanka at Cuttack in 2009.
# Ravindra Jadeja is the first Indian to take a 5-wicket haul in ICC Champions Trophy. The best bowling figures by an Indian were 4/38 by Sachin Tendulkar against Australia at Dhaka in 1998.
# Ravindra Jadeja is the 3rd player to take a 5-wicket haul against West Indies in ICC Champions Trophy. Others are Jacques Kallis (5/30) in 1998 and Farveez Maharoof (6/14) in 2006.
# Ravindra Jadeja's 5/36 are the joint 3rd best bowing figures by any overseas bowler at The Oval. The best being Umar Gul's 6/42 against England in 2010.
# Ravindra Jadeja's 5/36 are the 3rd best bowling figures by an Indian in England.
# Darren Sammy scored his 5th half century in ODI.
# Darren Sammy added 51* runs with Kemar Roach for the 10th wicket which is the highest 10th wicket partnership in ICC Champions Trophy.
# This is the first time a player scored all the runs in a 10th wicket partnership of over 50 runs. Sammy scored all the 51 runs in this partnership while Kemar Roach scored 0*(8).
# Darren Sammy's 4 sixes are the most number of sixes hit in an innings against India in ICC Champions Trophy. Only other batsman to hit 3 sixes against India is Ian Blackwell in 2002 in his 82(68).
# Darren Sammy's 4 sixes are the second most number of sixes by a West Indian in ICC Champions Trophy behind Philo Wallace's 5 sixes in 107(102) against SA in 1998 final.
# Darren Sammy's Strike Rate of 160.00 is the 4th highest S/R in an innings of 50+ in ICC Champions Trophy.
# West Indies' 233/9 is their lowest first innings total at The Oval.
# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan put another 100+ opening stand in this match. They had put on 127 runs in the first game against South Africa.
# Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan became the 4th Indian pair to put 100+ opening stand in successive ODI matches. Others are Raman Lamba/Kris Srikkanth, Sachin Tendulkar/Sourav Ganguly (Twice) and Sachin Tendulkar/Virender Sehwag (Thrice).
|Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan became the 4th Indian pair to put on successive 100 + opening stands|
# Rohit Sharma scored his 15th Half Century in ODIs and 7th against West Indies. And this is his 10th 50 away from home.
# Virat Kohli needed to score 93 runs to have the record for Most Runs after 100 ODI matches. He fell on 22(18).
# Most Runs after 100 ODIs: 4177 Gordon Greenidge, 4146 Sir Viv Richards, 4107 Virat Kohli, 3994
Brian Lara, 3857 Dean Jones.
# Shikhar Dhawan scored his second ODI hundred and second in consecutive ODIs.
# Shikhar Dhawan is the 9th Indian to score consecutive 100s in ODIs. Others are Sac
# Shikhar Dhawan became the second Indian after Sourav Ganguly to score more than one century in ICC Champions Trophy. Sourav Ganguly has scored 3,
# Most Hundreds in ICC Champions Trophy:
3 - Sourav Ganguly, Herschelle Gibbs, Chris Gayle
2 - Shikhar Dhawan, Shane Watson, Saeed Anwar, Marcus Trescothick, Upul Tharanga
# Shikhar Dhawan is the 7th batsman to score 100s in Successive matches in ICC Champions Trophy. Other 6 are Saeed Anwar, Sourav Ganguly, Herschelle Gibbs, Upul Tharanga, Chris Gayle and Shane Watson.
# Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are the only 2 Indians to score 50+ scores in first their 2 matches in ICC Champions Trophy.
# Shikhar Dhawan is the 3rd Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (3) and Rahul Dravid (2) to score 2 or more ODI hundreds in England.
# Dinesh Karthik scored his 6th ODI 50.
# Shikhar Dhawan's consecutive ODI hundreds is the 83rd instance in ODIs.
# Virat Kohli is the 30th Indian to play 100 ODI matches.
# India's victory by 8 wickets is their 3rd victory by 8 wickets in ICC Champions Trophy. They had beaten Kenya in 2000 and England in 2002 by 8 wickets earlier.
# India's victory by 65 balls to spare is also their 3rd largest victory in ICC Champions Trophy.
# West Indies' defeat by 8 wickets is their 3rd largest defeat after being defeated by 9 wickets by Sri Lanka in 2006 and by 8 wickets by Australia in 2006.
# This was West Indies' 10th loss in ICC Champions Trophy. Along with Pakistan they are the only team to lose 10 matches in the tournament.
# This was India's 12th victory in ICC Champions Trophy.
# With this win India are the first team to enter the Semi Finals of the tournament. They haven't cleared the first round since 2002 edition.
# Pakistan are out of the tournament after India's victory.
India play their next game against Pakistan on June 15th at Edgbaston
West Indies play their next game against South Africa on June 14th at Cardiff. This match's winner will be the second semi finalist from Group B
Thats all from the Statistical Highlights of India vs West Indies. Hope you liked it.