Stats Highlights: India vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI
After scoring a century in the first ODI of the series at Chennai, Pakistan opener Nasir Jamshed was back in prime form at Kolkata as well. The left-hander, who boasts an outstanding record against India, scored his third ODI century. Incidentally, all his limited overs tons have come against the Men in Blue.
On the back of this performance, Pakistan returned victorious at the Eden Gardens yet again; a venue where they are yet to lose an ODI to India. This win made it 4-0 in favour of the visitors at Kolkata. Here are these and some other stats highlights from today’s game:
This was the fourth one-day international between India and Pakistan at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Pakistan have won all four.
The 141 run-partnership between Nasir Jamshed and Mohammad Hafeez is Pakistan’s best for the opening wicket against India in India. The previous best was 131 between Salman Butt and Shahid Afridi at Kanpur in 2005.
Nasir Jamshed (106) scored his third consecutive ODI hundred against India. He had made 112 at Mirpur in Asia Cup in March 2012 and 101* in the first match of this series at Chennai. Nasir thus became only the second batsman to get three hundreds in three consecutive innings against India after fellow countryman Zaheer Abbas, who did so in 1982-83.
Nasir Jamshed has now aggregated 372 runs (avg 186.00) in four matches against India. His aggregate is the highest for any batsman in his first four ODIs against India. South Africa’s Gary Kirsten held the previous record with 340 runs (avg 113.33).
After 23.4 overs Pakistan were 141 for no loss. In next 24.5 overs they lost 10 wickets while scoring 109 runs.
Pakistan’s collapse from 141 for no loss to 250 all-out is nothing unparalleled at Eden Gardens. In the last ODI here, England were all-out for 176 after being 129 for no loss!
Pakistan’s total of 250 is the third lowest all-out total including a century opening partnership against India. England had a century opening stand of 129 in a total of 176 also at Kolkata in 2011. Sri Lanka had a century opening stand of 103 in a total of 183 at Colombo RPS in 2001.
MS Dhoni scored his third consecutive 50-plus score in ODIs. The sequence: 58 vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele in July 2012, 113* at Chennai in the previous match and 54* in this match.
Kamran Akmal (2 catches and 2 stumpings) became the second Pakistan wicketkeeper to effect four dismissals against India in India. The only other to do so is Moin Khan (on two occasions).
India’s defeat by 85 runs is their worst ever in an ODI at Eden Gardens. Interestingly, India’s previous biggest defeat at Eden Gardens had also came against Pakistan – by 77 runs in the Nehru Cup in 1989 (It may be noted that in the 1996 World Cup semi-final against Sri Lanka India had made 120/8 in reply to Sri Lanka’s 251/8 when match had to be stopped due to crowd trouble. However, Sri Lanka won the match by default and not by an outright run margin)
Nasir Jamshed won his third Man of the Match award in 21 ODIs – his first in 4 matches against India.