India vs Windies: Statistical Preview for the 5th ODI

India takes on Windies in the fifth and final ODI of the series tomorrow (November 1, 2018) at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. With the series result hanging at 2-1 in favor of the home side, both the teams will try their best to win this encounter and earn the bragging rights.

The Windies were thumped by 224 runs in the fourth ODI that took place at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Indian opener Rohit Sharma (162) and number four Ambati Rayudu (100) carried India to the gigantic total of 377/5 in the first innings. The Caribbean batting lineup failed to rise to the challenge as the top half of the batting order collapsed. Captain Jason Holder played a mature knock of 54 and spared the team from a great embarrassment. 

Leading into the final ODI, Windies will want to draw inspiration from their performances in the second and third ODI and equalize the series with 2-2. India, on the other hand, will seek to continue their domination and complete their sixth consecutive bilateral series victory at home.

Here is the statistical preview of the 5th ODI between India and Windies

Head-to-Head record in ODIs

Played: 125 | India: 58 | Windies: 62 | Tie/NR: 2/3

In India 

Played: 54 | India: 26 | Windies: 27 | Tie: 1

This will be the first ODI and List-A match to be played at the Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram. It has hosted a T20I match between India and New Zealand prior to this. This becomes India’s 47th ODI venue.

MS Dhoni needs to score one run to complete 10,000 ODI runs for India. 174 of his runs in the 50-over format came while representing Asia XI.

Virat Kohli has won all the four tosses of this series. If he wins the toss in the fifth match as well, then Kohli will become the first Indian captain to do so at home in a bilateral series. Mohammad AzharuddinRahul Dravid and MS Dhoni won all tosses in the bilateral series which were played outside India.

Virat Kohli needs 139 runs in the final match to surpass his own record of scoring most runs in a bilateral series. He had scored 558 runs in six matches against South Africa earlier this year. Kohli has piled up 420 runs in four matches of the series so far with the help of three hundreds. He will have the distinction of becoming the first player to score four centuries in a bilateral series if he crosses 100 runs in the fifth ODI. 

Shikhar Dhawan is 71 runs of short of completing 5,000 runs in ODIs. He will become the 13th Indian batsman to achieve the milestone. He has played 114 matches in the Blue jersey and averages 46.06 with 15 ODI tons. 

Kieron Powell needs five runs to complete 1,000 runs in ODIs for Windies. He has played 44 ODI so far and has scored nine half-centuries with the highest score of 83. 

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is two wickets away from celebrating 100 wickets in ODIs. He has played 94 matches and 5/42 are his best bowling figures for India.

Rohit Sharma with his magnificent 162 at the Brabourne Stadium reached the landmark of 21 ODI centuries. Apart from Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli, only Saurav Ganguly (22) has scored more ODI hundreds for India. With a century in this match, Rohit can equal the Bengal tiger’s tally.

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