India took an unassailable 2-0 lead with a match to go in the ODI series against England by winning the second ODI by 15 runs. Yuvraj Singh scored a career best 150 and put together a 256-run stand for the fourth wicket with MS Dhoni (134) which rescued India from a precarious 25 for three. England were always behind the eight ball and got close towards the end thanks a brilliant century by their skipper Eoin Morgan (102). The high scoring game saw a number of records being surpassed.
Stats highlights from the run feast from Cuttack:
150 by Yuvraj is the second-highest by an Indian number four in ODIs after 153* by Mohammad Azharuddin against Zimbabwe at the same venue in 1998. 134 by Dhoni is the second-highest for an Indian number five in ODIs following Yuvraj’s 139 against Australia at the SCG in 2004.
138* Previous highest score by an Indian batsman against England in ODIs Yuvraj scoring an unbeaten 138 off 78 balls in Rajkot in 2008. Yuvraj went past his own score and posted 150 today.
5 Dhoni became the fifth player to hit 200 sixes in ODIs after Shahid Afridi (356), Sanath Jayasuriya (270), Chris Gayle (270) and Brendon McCullum (200). 196 of his 203 sixes came for India which makes it the most for India eclipsing 195 by Sachin Tendulkar.
1478 runs by Yuvraj in 35 innings is the most for an Indian batsman against England in ODIs overtaking 1455 by Sachin Tendulkar in 37 innings.
Most runs against England in ODIs
Player Inns Runs Highest Avg SR 100s
K Sangakkara 41 1625 134* 47.79 78.31 4
Viv Richards 34 1619 189* 57.82 91.26 3
R Ponting 38 1598 126 48.42 84.41 5
M Jayawardene 43 1562 144 40.05 83.75 5
Yuvraj Singh 35 1478 150 50.96 102.49 4
S Tendulkar 37 1455 120 44.09 89.2 2
10 Century partnerships between Yuvraj and Dhoni in ODIs. They became the fourth Indian pair to do so and took the fewest innings to reach the landmark – 65. The 10th such stand was also Dhoni’s most with any batsman, going past nine with Suresh Raina.
2 Yuvraj and Dhoni became the second pair aged above 35 to register hundreds in the same ODI innings after Tillakaratne Dilshan and Kumar Sangakkara, who did it twice in the 2015 World Cup.
The 256-run stand between Yuvraj and Dhoni is:
The second-highest fourth wicket stand in all ODIs after 275* by Mohammad Azharuddin and Ajay Jadeja against Zimbabwe at the same venue in 1998
The highest partnership between the pair in ODIs surpassing 158 against Zimbabwe in Harare in 2005
The highest stand for India against England in all ODIs bettering the 209* by Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir in Delhi in 2011
The fifth-highest partnership for India for any wicket
Highest partnerships for India in ODIs
Partners Wkt Runs Against Venue Date
R Dravid/ S Tendulkar 2 331 NZ Hyderabad 8-Nov-99
R Dravid/ S Ganguly 2 318 SL Taunton 26-May-99
M Azharuddin/ A Jadeja 4 275* Zim Cuttack 9-Apr-98
S Ganguly/ S Tendulkar 1 258 Ken Paarl 24-Oct-01
MS Dhoni/ Yuvraj Singh 4 256 Eng Cuttack 19-Jan-17
S Ganguly/ S Tendulkar 1 252 SL Colombo (RPS) 7-Jul-98
381 for six by India is the third-highest total against England in ODIs after 398 for five by New Zealand at the Oval in 2015 and 387 for five by India in Rajkot in 2008. It surpassed the previous highest total of 363 for five in Cuttack by the home side against Sri Lanka in 2014.
23 Instances of India scoring 350-plus in ODIs the most among all teams going past South Africa’s 22 instances. India have never lost an ODI after scoring 350-plus in an innings in an ODI.
381 is the highest by a team in ODIs after losing the first three wickets for less than 25 runs. The previous highest was 368 for five by Australia against Sri Lanka at the SCG in 2006. 341 runs added by India’s number four and below is the most in an ODI bettering 302 by New Zealand against Sri Lanka in Dunedin in 2015.
366 for eight by England is the second-highest by a team which ended up losing after 411 for eight by Sri Lanka against India in Rajkot in 2009. It was also England’s highest total against India surpassing 350 they scored in the previous ODI.
745 The aggregate of 745 runs in this ODI is the fourth-highest in an ODI and second-highest in an ODI in India after 825 runs between India and Sri Lanka in Rajkot in 2009. The highest remains 872 runs in the match between Australia and South Africa in Johannesburg in 2006.