With T-20 World Cup a few weeks away, there seems to be little to no interest in the ongoing India-South Africa ODI series among the cricket-crazy Indian public. Despite the gross indifference for the 50-over domestic encounters, certain new records were created on October 9 during the match at Ranchi, Jharkhand. So, let us go through these milestones one by one.
The Only Team Right Now To Win 300 ODIs While Chasing
When Shreyas Iyer justifiably hit that winning boundary through mid-on India had one more reason to smile apart from successfully overhauling South Africa’s competitive score of 278. Courtesy of the victory, Team India has emerged as the first-ever international squad to triumph 300 times while chasing in 50-over duels. This is a special medal on India’s decorated wardrobe as this is reflective of India’s chasing prowess in the limited-over format. With this record, Team India has left Australia (257) and West Indies (247) behind by a few distances. This milestone even augurs well for the team in the upcoming 50-over World Cup in 2023.
Shreyas Iyer Wins Maximum Number Of MoM Awards For India In 2022
The talented batter has been making waves on the Indian domestic circuit, especially in the IPL, for the last three years or so. However, it is only since last year that he has got the opportunity to prove his mettle for the national side. And for the last few months, he has made most of the long ropes given to him. On October 9, thanks to his scintillating century (113*) in the Ranchi one-dayer he was chosen as the player of the match. With the latest honour, the Mumbai dasher has emerged as the Indian batter with the maximum number of Man of the Match (MoM) awards this year.
Ishan Kishen Happens To Be The Youngest Indian Ever To Smoke 7 Maxs
With a monumental price tag, he is one of the most expensive players in IPL history. Due to his excellent performance in the Indian T-20 league, he is now being groomed as a player to represent India’s senior men’s squad in future as well. After a string of ordinary knocks, Ishan Kishen chose his home ground to highlight his explosive batting potential. With two quick wickets at the start, India’s chase of 279 would have gone haywire had it not been for the counter-attacking 93 from the local boy. Ishan might have missed the century by seven runs yet he emerged as the youngest Indian to smash seven sixes in an ODI encounter. Undoubtedly, India are going to face the problem of plenty in picking the final XI in the 50-over format in the days to come.