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India registered a record-breaking win in the third ODI against the West Indies in Trinidad
In the 3rd ODI vs West Indies as India edged past Pakistan in terms of world record, Kishan joins Dhoni as milestone
Kishan scored 77 off 64 balls before falling to Yannick Kariya in the 20th over. His wicket ended his opening partnership with Shubman Gill at the score of 143 runs. It was the highest opening partnership for India in ODIs in West Indies and in the process, Kishan scored his third consecutive ODI fifty. Thus he became the sixth Indian player to score 50 or more runs in each match of a three-match ODI series. The last person to do so was Shreyas Iyer, who scored half-centuries in each of India's three overseas matches against New Zealand in 2020.
Krishnamachari Srikkanth was the first Indian batsman to do so, having achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in 1982. Then came Dilip Vengsarkar against Sri Lanka in 1985 and then Mohammad Azharuddin against the same opponent in 1993. No Indian was able to do this then. Did this against Australia in 2019, 26 years before MS Dhoni. After this Iyer and Kishan did the same.
India's highest ODI score in West Indies
It was also India's highest ODI score in the West Indies, surpassing the previous best of 339/6 on 26 June 2009. India won that match by 20 runs, with Shivnarine Chanderpaul top-scoring for the hosts with 63 off 59 balls. At that time, Yuvraj Singh had scored 131 off 102 balls for India, but none of the batsmen of the visiting team scored a century on Tuesday. This is the most runs scored by India without a century by any of its batsmen, surpassing the previous highest score of 350/6 against Sri Lanka at Nagpur in 2005.
Instead, four of India's top five scored half-centuries, the seventh instance of this happening for the team in ODI cricket. While Kishan scored 77 off 64 balls, his opening partner Shubman Gill scored 85 off 92 balls. After this Sanju Samson came and scored 51 runs in 41 balls. After this, Captain Hardik Pandya remained unbeaten after playing a stormy innings of 70 runs in 52 balls. Among the Indians who came out to bat on Tuesday, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, and Ravindra Jadeja were the only players who could not score a half-century. While at the other end, Jadeja was unbeaten on eight off seven and Pandya got India a big win, Ruturaj Gaikwad was dismissed on eight off 14. Meanwhile, Suryakumar Yadav was dismissed for 35 off 30 before falling victim to Romario Shepherd.