A tale of two hundreds and two ties

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2- Number of bigger team totals that have ended in ties than the 321 between India and West Indies in Vizag. The highest score to result in a tie is 340 in the ODI played in Napier in 2008 between New Zealand and England. India and England had tied at 338 in Bengaluru in the 2011 World Cup which ranks second.

1991- The only time before this when an ODI between India and West Indies ended in a tie. At WACA, the first game of the Benson & Hedges World Series in December 1991 the two sides tied on a score of 126. Overall, it was the ninth time India were involved in a tie and tenth such result for West Indies.

3- Number of ODIs that have ended in a tie in India. The first involved India and Zimbabwe in Indore in 1993, the second was the 2011 World Cup match at Chinnaswamy and the third here in Vizag on Wednesday.

2- Number of tied results for India in a span of a month. Last month they had tied against Afghanistan in Dubai in the Asia Cup. Before this India did not have any tie for more than four years.

2- Centuries for Shai Hope in his ODI career and incidentally both resulted in ties. He had scored his maiden century against Zimbabwe in a chase in Bulawayo in November 2016 and West Indies had tied that game. That was also the last tied result for West Indies. Hope is the first batsman to have two centuries in tied games. No other West Indies batsman has scored hundreds in tied results. Shimron Hetmyer’s 94 in this ODI is the next-best score by a West Indies batsman in ties.

157*- Virat Kohli’s score, is the second-highest in a tied game. Only Andrew Strauss’ 158 at Chinnaswamy in 2011 World Cup ranks higher. Kohli has scored 37 ODI hundreds and this was his first in a tied match. Sachin Tendulkar is the only other India batsman to have a century in a tied game – he scored 120 versus England in 2011 World Cup.

6- Number of times MS Dhoni has been involved in ties in ODIs – the joint-highest for a player. He joins Aamer Sohail, Wasim Akram and Inzamam-ul-Haq who were part of six ties in their ODI careers. Tendulkar, Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja have been part of five ties for India.