India now have the most number of 300-plus scores in One Day International Cricket (ODI) after they scored 310 for 5 against West Indies in the second ODI at Queens’ Park Oval in Port of Spain on Sunday. With their first innings score of 310, India now have 96 three hundred-plus totals in ODI cricket, surpassing Australia’s record 95 three-hundred plus scores. Also Read - Former Australia Captain Michael Clarke Warns India 'Will Get Smoked 4-0' in Absence of Virat Kohli
India registered a 105 runs victory over hosts West Indies in the second ODI. This was the highest margin victory for India against West Indies in the Caribbean. Also Read - Explained | Can India Afford Another Lockdown?
Indian opener Ajinkya Rahane (103) and Shikhar Dhawan (64) build a 114 runs first wicket partnership. Rahane is playing this series as a make-shift opener for India as regular opener Rohit Sharma was rested following the Champions Trophy 2017 campaign in England and Wales. Also read: India vs West Indies: Yuvraj Singh wore Champions Trophy jersey in 2nd ODI Also Read - India Briefs Foreign Envoys on Pakistan Hand in Terror Plot Foiled in Nagrota Last Week
Following Dhawan’s dismissal, Rahane carried on with skipper Virat Kohli, who played 87 runs innings off 66 balls. The duo shared a 97 runs second wicket partnership.
Following Rahane’s departure, Kohli continued with his exquisite batting display. But he missed his hundred as he was dismissed by young fast bowler Alzarri Joseph.
After India and Australia, South Africa are standing at third position with 77 three hundred plus totals in ODI cricket. Also read: West Indies vs India: Ajinkya Rahane scores ton as India thump Windies by 105 runs
The fourth and fifth places are occupied by Pakistan and Sri Lanka, who have 69 and 63 three hundred plus totals in ODI cricket.
Among all these five teams, only Pakistan have not scored 400-plus total in their ODI cricket history. While India’s highest ODI score is 418 Sri Lanka hold the record of highest ODI score 443. The second and third best ODI scores are held by South Africa (439) and Australia (434) respectively.