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India's Top 5 ODI Victories against West Indies

By Bhavya - July 28, 2023 - Last updated on Jul 28, 2023 05:30 PM
India's Top 5 ODI Victories against West Indies

As India's ongoing West Indies tour continues to impress, with a sensational victory in the first Test, cricket fans eagerly await the upcoming ODI series. Over the years, India has achieved remarkable success in limited-overs cricket against the home side in the Caribbean. In this blog, we will delve into the top five ODI victories for Team India in West Indies, highlighting some historic moments and outstanding performances.

Match Number Date Venue Opponent India's Score Opponent's Score Result Player of the Match
5 2006 Jamaica West Indies 255/6 251/10 India won by 4 wickets Rahul Dravid (105 runs)
4 2002 Trinidad West Indies 260/6 190/10 India won by 70 runs Sachin Tendulkar (65 runs)
3 1983 Guyana West Indies 282/5 216/9 India won by 66 runs Kapil Dev (72 runs)
2 2022 Trinidad West Indies 308/6 281/7 India won by 27 runs Shikhar Dhawan (97 runs)
1 2022 Trinidad West Indies 312/8 311/7 India won by 2 wickets Axar Patel (64 runs)

#5 India vs West Indies (2006 Jamaica)

In this thrilling encounter in Jamaica, India elected to field first. Despite Chris Gayle's explosive century, the hosts set a challenging target of 251 runs. In response, a brilliant partnership between Rahul Dravid and Mohammad Kaif helped India secure a nail-biting victory in the last over. Dravid's stellar knock of 105 runs earned him the Player of the Match award, propelling India to a memorable win.

#4 India vs West Indies (2002 Trinidad)

During the final ODI of the series, India needed a victory to lift the trophy. Batting first, India posted 260 runs, with Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly leading the charge. The Windies struggled to chase the revised target of 248 runs due to the D/L method, and Ashish Nehra and Ajit Agarkar's stellar bowling performances helped India win by 56 runs.

#3 India vs West Indies (1983 Guyana)

In a monumental ODI before the 1983 World Cup, India batted first and scored a massive 282 runs in 47 overs. Skipper Kapil Dev's swashbuckling knock of 72 runs and Sunil Gavaskar's solid 90 powered India to a memorable victory. Despite efforts from Brian Lara and Vivian Richards, the West Indies fell short, giving India a satisfying triumph.

#2 India vs West Indies (2022 Trinidad)

In a high-scoring contest, India displayed their batting prowess by posting an impressive total of 308 runs. Shikhar Dhawan's explosive 97 and Shubman Gill's composed 64 set the stage for the victory. Despite strong performances from Kyle Mayers and Brandon King, the Windies could not surpass India's total, and Dhawan's splendid innings earned him the Player of the Match award.

#1 India vs West Indies (2022 Trinidad)

In a breathtaking chase of 312 runs, India pulled off an extraordinary victory, thanks to Axar Patel's heroic performance. Shai Hope's remarkable century had put the Windies in a strong position, but Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson's half-centuries kept India's hopes alive. With the game hanging in the balance, Axar Patel's phenomenal 64 off 35 balls scripted a remarkable win for India, etching this match into cricketing folklore.

Conclusion

India's ODI victories against West Indies in the Caribbean have produced some unforgettable moments and individual brilliance. From thrilling last-over finishes to monumental chases, these victories showcase India's resilience and determination on foreign soil. As the ODI series approaches, fans can expect another exhilarating chapter in the rivalry between these two cricketing giants. With India's remarkable track record against the home side, they enter the series with confidence and a determination to add more historic wins to their legacy.

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