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India four wins away from most successful year in ODIs


Cricketnext Staff
Nov 23, 2013 at 12:29pm IST

Four more wins in 2013 will help India cap the most successful year in the country's history of one-day internationals, breaking a 15-year record.

With 21 wins from 28 ODIs so far this year, India enjoy a winning percentage of 75 percent; and if they can win four of their remaining five one-dayers this year, it will break the record of 24 wins the team set in 1998.

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Sachin Tendulkar was at his majestic best in 1998, scoring a whopping 1431 runs at an average of 84, which included the famous 'Desert Storm' knock against Australia in Sharjah. Sachin's form helped India bag 24 ODI wins that year, but in more than 40 ODIs.

India four wins away from most successful year in ODIs

Four more wins in 2013 will help India cap the most successful year in the country's history of one-day internationals, breaking a 15-year record. (Getty Images)

Fifteens years later, when Sachin has put his feet up, Virat Kohli is doing something similar for Team India.

In India's 21 victories this year so far, Kohli has amassed 965 runs at an average of 73.53, including four centuries. One of those hundreds by Kohli also set the record for fastest ODI ton by an Indian, coming in just 50 balls against Australia.

The world record for most ODI wins in a year is in the name of Australia, who went on to win 30 of the 35 ODIs they played in 2003.

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