Dec 18, 2017

India bags 8th consecutive ODI series win

India marched to their eighth successive bilateral ODI series victory by beating Sri Lanka 2-1 in Visakhapatnam yesterday (17).

Overall in ODI history, only one team has had a longer streak of bilateral series wins. West Indies had won 14 consecutive bilateral series (of two or more games) between 1980 and 1988.

Sri Lanka's win-loss ratio is the worst among all 16 teams that have played ODIs this year. They end the year with just five wins in 29 matches and 23 defeats. Their win-loss ratio of 0.217 is the second-worst for any team that played 25 or more games in a year. The only team to fare worse was Zimbabwe in 2004.

Shikhar Dhawan got to 4000 ODI runs with a century in his 95th innings. Among India batsmen, only Virat Kohli got there with fewer innings, 93. Overall, five batsmen have got to the milestone in fewer innings than Dhawan.

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