After winning the ODI series against the West Indies for the 12th time in a row, Indian cricket team broke another global record on Sunday. Axar Patel, an unlikely hero with the bat, contributed significantly with an unbeaten 64 runs in the two-wicket victory on Sunday.
The Indian cricket team got off to a sluggish start while trying to reach a 312-run mark. Shikhar Dhawan had a difficult time gaining any momentum. Shubman Gill, though, maintained the scoreboard with a brilliant 49-ball 43. Before a brief rain break, India could only score 42 points in the first powerplay.
But Axar Patel was the person. Axar Patel emerged as India’s surprise hero, scoring 65 runs off just 35 deliveries to lead the Indian cricket team to a two-wicket victory over the West Indies. With that, India not only won the next ODI series, but also the whole series 2-0. India needed two more balls to complete the 312-run chase.
Under Brian Lara, West Indies last defeated India in a bilateral ODI series in 2006. Since then, they have now suffered 12 straight losses against the Men in Blue. It’s noteworthy to note that Rahul Dravid, the current head coach, was as captain during the 1-4 series loss in 2006.
India defeated one opponent in the ODI series, breaking Pakistan’s previous mark. Additionally, Pakistan had beaten Zimbabwe in 11 straight ODI series. With the decisive victory, India has now added to its remarkable resume.
Axar Patel was a key figure in Indian cricket team’s last match
Team India will now attempt to humiliate the hosts on Wednesday by pushing for a whitewash. The side led by Shikhar Dhawan has so far displayed great skill in both chasing and defending the score.
Team India will complete a flawless performance and extend their winning streak at the site with a victory on Wednesday. India last suffered an ODI defeat at Queens Park Oval during the ODI World Cup in March 2007.
India was forced to leave the World Cup following a heartbreaking loss, and ever since, the Queens Park Oval has been a joyful hunting field.