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West Indies batsman reached equal to this great record of Virat, but lagged behind in this matter

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West Indies batsman equals Virat’s big record

WI vs ENG 1st ODI: The three-match ODI series between West Indies and England has started from Sunday 3 December. The very first match of the series was very exciting. In this match both the teams crossed the 300-run mark. This was West Indies’ first ODI match after not qualifying for the World Cup 2023. In this match, West Indies defeated England by 4 wickets. At the same time, during the match, a West Indies batsman equaled a great record of Virat Kohli.

This batsman reached equal to this great record of Virat

Captain Shai Hope was the hero of West Indies’ victory in the first ODI against England. Shai Hope played an unbeaten inning of 109 runs in 83 balls with the help of 4 fours and 7 sixes. With this inning, he crossed the mark of 5000 runs in his ODI career. With this, he also reached the level of Viv Richards and Virat Kohli in terms of completing the fastest 5 thousand runs in ODI. Along with these two batsmen, he has jointly become the third fastest batsman to score 5 thousand ODI runs.

Batsmen who scored 5000 ODI runs in the fewest innings

  1. 97 innings- Babar Azam
  2. 101 innings- Hashim Amla
  3. 114 innings- Viv Richards
  4. 114 innings-Virat Kohli
  5. 114 innings- Shai Hope*
  6. 115 innings- David Warner
  7. 116 innings- Joe Root
  8. 116 innings- Quinton de Kock

Left behind Virat in this record

This was Shai Hope’s 16th century in ODI cricket. He achieved this feat in 114 innings. With this he became the 5th batsman to score the fastest 16 centuries in ODI. Whereas, Virat Kohli had achieved this feat in just 100 innings.

Fastest batsman to score 16 ODI centuries

  1. 84 innings- Babar Azam
  2. 94 innings- Hashim Amla
  3. 110 innings- Virat Kohli
  4. 110 innings- David Warner
  5. 114 innings- Shai Hope*
  6. 116 innings- Aaron Finch

Historic win for West Indies

In the match played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, England won the toss and decided to bat first and scored 325 runs after losing 10 wickets in 50 overs. Harry Brook played the biggest innings of 71 runs for England. At the same time, West Indies achieved the big target of 326 runs for 6 wickets in just 48.5 overs. Let us tell you, this is West Indies’ biggest win in ODI history at home.

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