Published on January 22nd, 2017 | by Bhaskar Ganekar0
India v England 2017 – Kohli fastest, but in the end a win for England
Though India won the series in game itself, England fought till the end and wins their first ODI at Eden Gardens in fourth attempt. Yuvraj completes his 1500 ODI runs against favorite England while Kohli completes 1000 ODI runs as a captain in just 17 innings.
150 Matches played by Eoin Morgan for England, including today, sixth player for England to play 150 or more ODIs after Paul Collingwood (197), James Anderson (194), Alec Stewart (170), Ian Bell (161), Darren Gough (158) have played more ODIs than him. His international tally contains 173 ODIs, 23 for Ireland.
17 Innings taken by Virat Kohli to complete 1000 ODI runs as a captain, fastest among the list overtaking AB De Villiers 18 innings. Kane Wiliamsons (20), Alastair Cook (21), Saurav Ganguly (22) are other topers.
1500 Runs scored by Yuvraj Singh against England, first Indian to achieve this feat. Kumar Sangakkara (1625), Sir Vivian Richards (1619), Ricky Ponting (1598) and Mahela Jayawardene (1562) are other batsmen to score 1500 or more runs against England.
37 Runs added by Indian openers in this series, their lowest performance in a 3-match series. This is the first time Indian openers have less than 50 runs in partnership.
2090 Total runs scored in this, highest ever in a 3-match ODI series. Previous highest was 1892 in 2007 in the Afro-Asia cup.
3 300-plus totals for England in this series; their second best in a bilateral series. They had 4 such instances against New Zealand in 2015.
3 300-plus totals for India in a 3-match bilateral series, the most by them in such a series. They have two 4 300-plus totals in a bilateral series, both against Australia in 2013 and in 2015.
232 Runs by Kedar Jadhav in the series. Most by a batsman batting at No 6 or lower in a 3-match series. The previous best was by Shaun Pollock had 223 runs in Afro-Asia Cup in 2007.