England v India, 4th ODI, Edgbaston September 2, 2014

England's worst home loss in 28 years

A stats review at the end of the 4th ODI between India and England at Edgbaston
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Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan posted 183 runs, India's highest opening partnership in England
Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan posted 183 runs, India's highest opening partnership in England © AFP

2 Number of times England have lost an ODI by nine wickets at home. The first time was also against India, in 1986. England have suffered seven nine-wicket losses overall and their five ten-wicket defeats were all away from home.

91 Number of ODIs India have won under MS Dhoni, which is the best for an Indian captain in ODIs. Mohammad Azharuddin held the record earlier, with 90 wins in 174 matches. India have won 91 from 162 games under Dhoni.

7 Number times in the last seven English summers that the team winning the Test series lost the ODI series. Before India this summer, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia split the ODI and Test honours with England, twice each, over the last six seasons.

34 Number of Indian players who have scored a century in ODIs. Ajinkya Rahane was the 34th. The only countries with more centurions are Australia (39) and England (37). However, Indians have scored 217 centuries in ODI cricket; the Australians are second with 179.

183 India's opening partnership today was their highest in England and the fourth highest outside the subcontinent. During the Test series, India's opening partnership produced 219 runs from 10 innings, and only 137 from eight innings in the last four Tests.

18 Number of 50-plus opening stands for India in England, their most in any country other than home. India have an equal number in UAE, 17 of those in Sharjah alone. The 183 that the openers put together today was India's first 50-plus partnership on this tour to England, including the Tests. In ODIs India's openers have averaged 65.30 in England over the last six years, posting three century and five fifty stands in 13 innings.

3 Number of times that India have beaten England at Edgbaston. England have beaten India only once at this venue. India's win percentage of 75 at Edgbaston is their best at any English venue where they have played more than one ODI. The other English venues where India have won more ODIs than they have lost are Trent Bridge and Lord's.

5 Number of times that England have lost their first three wickets for 25 runs or fewer against India. They were 23 for 3 today, having lost Alex Hales, Alastair Cook and Gary Balance. The last time this happened was in Jaipur in 2006.

85 Number of catches Raina has taken in ODIs. He took two today to equal Anil Kumble and go seventh on the list of Indian fielders with the most catches in ODIs. Mohammad Azharuddin, with 156 catches, is the leading Indian, while Mahela Jayawardene holds the overall record - 206 catches.

26 Number of wickets Mohammed Shami has taken this year. He took three today and is now the second highest wicket taker in 2014, with Lasith Malinga leading the list with 29. Three of the top four ODI wicket-takers in 2014 are Sri Lankan, with Shami being the only exception.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo. @bishen_jeswant

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  • Ajith1985 on September 4, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    Current English side is much weaker when compared with the team that got defeated by Team India in the CHAMPIONS Trophy Final in 2013.They really miss the services of KP, J Trott,Ravi Bopara,Stuart Broad.Alistair cook as a captain won't bring fortune to the English team in ODI"s. He is a good test captain but simply not good for One day Internationals.

  • rohith10689 on September 3, 2014, 22:12 GMT

    Now that India won the series,Dhoni should at least look to use the reserve bench by bringing in the likes of umesh yadav,sanju samson.Dhoni has played enough restless cricket and is supposed to take some rest now.He is anyways the kind of captain who is reluctant to make it 4-0 after a series win.So its better for him to rest and give the keeping gloves to sanju.

  • on September 3, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    @Raghavan Venugopal follow this link http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=hundreds;runsmin1=100;runsval1=runs;team=6;template=results;type=batting

  • on September 3, 2014, 16:26 GMT

    Not sure about the 34th player from India; this list has only 32 players from India that have scored centuries

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?class=2;id=6;type=team

    The only one missing there is Chetan Sharma. This only adds up to 33.

  • parikshit_Ops on September 3, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    @Nalin and Fawaz, before getting carried away and pinpointing the reporter's mistake, have you thought of the meaning the concerned Journalist is conveying? I guess you haven't. Anyway, a thing to understand is that the reporter is talking about the particular match and NOT series. OK? You must be aware that while judging whether a victory is big or small we either take the no .of runs scored extra/No. of wickets n hand, if the winning team is batting 1st/2nd respectively. Here IND batted second and lost 1 wicket as opposed to 2 by SL in the match you mentioned so this victory is BIGGER by the accepted Cricket definition. You cant argue that ENG smashed SL bowlers and scored 320 odd and then SL Batsmen smashed them even more to finish the match in 32 overs and even if you take RR as a criterion, its calculated depending upon how many overs were needed to chase IND took an over or 2 LESS than SL. So the Reporter is right in headline. Thanks Mr. Jeswant..

  • jackiethepen on September 3, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    We beat South Africa by 10 wickets in 2008. Bell and Prior were the openers in that case who didn't get out. We won the Series 4-0. One game washed out.

    We beat India by 9 wickets in 2007. Bell and Cook were centurions. Won the Series. Bell Man of the Series.

    In both these cases we lost the Test Series to SA and to India before the one-dayers. It often seems to work like that. But we went to Sri Lanka and won the ODI Series for the first time in 2007. Isn't cricket a funny game?

  • on September 3, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    I think there is a problem of recalling the history.This is what Wisden said after Sri Lanka whitewash England in 2006: "Sri Lanka completed a 5-0 whitewash, England's worst head-to-head series defeat, which left them above only Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Kenya in the ICC rankings. In an assault of unparalleled ferocity, Tharanga and Jayasuriya piled up 286 in 32 overs, a record opening stand in one-day internationals and the third-highest for any wicket; Sri Lanka overtook a seemingly imposing 321 with an almost ludicrous 75 balls to spare". Sport journalists should aware about past records ..

  • fawaz1987 on September 3, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    This is not England's worst home less. Sri Lanka beat England by 5:0 (whitewash) in 2006 in England I would say that is the worst loss. Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga, who both launched into the bowling attack which they knew had had its confidence already battered from the previous encounters of the series.

  • crkusha on September 3, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    India has finally turned it around because it is a white ball game. If it is red ball, they would have floundered. That is why Dhoni has said we are a good ODI team. Rahane has grabbed the opportunity and shaken Rohit out of his slumber. Indian team for the 5th ODI should be Rahane,Dhawan,Kohli,Raina and the rest with Umesh replacing Kumar to give him some rest. Kulkarni has bowled with craft in Australia and hence should be persisted with. Raina's arrival has injected positive spirit team which got once again reflected in the ground fielding yesterday. India should make it 4-0 and erase the bad memory of tests. Rohit, a class playerthat he is, should be retained to play in the middle order.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on September 3, 2014, 4:41 GMT

    @Calvin Palmer Warbah . So according to you, who will make to second round? May be Afganistan and Ireland instead of these teams! Do you know the basics of cricket???

  • Ajith1985 on September 4, 2014, 6:40 GMT

    Current English side is much weaker when compared with the team that got defeated by Team India in the CHAMPIONS Trophy Final in 2013.They really miss the services of KP, J Trott,Ravi Bopara,Stuart Broad.Alistair cook as a captain won't bring fortune to the English team in ODI"s. He is a good test captain but simply not good for One day Internationals.

  • rohith10689 on September 3, 2014, 22:12 GMT

    Now that India won the series,Dhoni should at least look to use the reserve bench by bringing in the likes of umesh yadav,sanju samson.Dhoni has played enough restless cricket and is supposed to take some rest now.He is anyways the kind of captain who is reluctant to make it 4-0 after a series win.So its better for him to rest and give the keeping gloves to sanju.

  • on September 3, 2014, 16:56 GMT

    @Raghavan Venugopal follow this link http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/stats/index.html?class=2;filter=advanced;orderby=hundreds;runsmin1=100;runsval1=runs;team=6;template=results;type=batting

  • on September 3, 2014, 16:26 GMT

    Not sure about the 34th player from India; this list has only 32 players from India that have scored centuries

    http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/records/batting/most_runs_career.html?class=2;id=6;type=team

    The only one missing there is Chetan Sharma. This only adds up to 33.

  • parikshit_Ops on September 3, 2014, 15:24 GMT

    @Nalin and Fawaz, before getting carried away and pinpointing the reporter's mistake, have you thought of the meaning the concerned Journalist is conveying? I guess you haven't. Anyway, a thing to understand is that the reporter is talking about the particular match and NOT series. OK? You must be aware that while judging whether a victory is big or small we either take the no .of runs scored extra/No. of wickets n hand, if the winning team is batting 1st/2nd respectively. Here IND batted second and lost 1 wicket as opposed to 2 by SL in the match you mentioned so this victory is BIGGER by the accepted Cricket definition. You cant argue that ENG smashed SL bowlers and scored 320 odd and then SL Batsmen smashed them even more to finish the match in 32 overs and even if you take RR as a criterion, its calculated depending upon how many overs were needed to chase IND took an over or 2 LESS than SL. So the Reporter is right in headline. Thanks Mr. Jeswant..

  • jackiethepen on September 3, 2014, 14:52 GMT

    We beat South Africa by 10 wickets in 2008. Bell and Prior were the openers in that case who didn't get out. We won the Series 4-0. One game washed out.

    We beat India by 9 wickets in 2007. Bell and Cook were centurions. Won the Series. Bell Man of the Series.

    In both these cases we lost the Test Series to SA and to India before the one-dayers. It often seems to work like that. But we went to Sri Lanka and won the ODI Series for the first time in 2007. Isn't cricket a funny game?

  • on September 3, 2014, 14:17 GMT

    I think there is a problem of recalling the history.This is what Wisden said after Sri Lanka whitewash England in 2006: "Sri Lanka completed a 5-0 whitewash, England's worst head-to-head series defeat, which left them above only Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Kenya in the ICC rankings. In an assault of unparalleled ferocity, Tharanga and Jayasuriya piled up 286 in 32 overs, a record opening stand in one-day internationals and the third-highest for any wicket; Sri Lanka overtook a seemingly imposing 321 with an almost ludicrous 75 balls to spare". Sport journalists should aware about past records ..

  • fawaz1987 on September 3, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    This is not England's worst home less. Sri Lanka beat England by 5:0 (whitewash) in 2006 in England I would say that is the worst loss. Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga, who both launched into the bowling attack which they knew had had its confidence already battered from the previous encounters of the series.

  • crkusha on September 3, 2014, 4:45 GMT

    India has finally turned it around because it is a white ball game. If it is red ball, they would have floundered. That is why Dhoni has said we are a good ODI team. Rahane has grabbed the opportunity and shaken Rohit out of his slumber. Indian team for the 5th ODI should be Rahane,Dhawan,Kohli,Raina and the rest with Umesh replacing Kumar to give him some rest. Kulkarni has bowled with craft in Australia and hence should be persisted with. Raina's arrival has injected positive spirit team which got once again reflected in the ground fielding yesterday. India should make it 4-0 and erase the bad memory of tests. Rohit, a class playerthat he is, should be retained to play in the middle order.

  • Fast_Track_Bully on September 3, 2014, 4:41 GMT

    @Calvin Palmer Warbah . So according to you, who will make to second round? May be Afganistan and Ireland instead of these teams! Do you know the basics of cricket???

  • on September 3, 2014, 3:34 GMT

    I see this Indian victory against England as Bangladesh winning against Zimbabwe. Both India and England will not make it to the second round. I can also see the Indian fans jumping too early without a bowl being bowled in the Australian tour. lets see how team India fares when the odi tri series will happen in Australia. Rahane is a find at the top, dhawan is a gamble. we need an aggressor with a no fear attitude like sehwag partnering rahane not a sleeping looking rohit or a doubtful dhawan.

  • on September 2, 2014, 20:10 GMT

    It's hard to understand why Bopara was ignored. The claim that Stokes and Woakes are quality all rounders is ridiculous. Moeen Ali's carefree batting is an indicator to the team management wick way to go looking for the right people in their side leading up to the World Cup. As for Captain Cook, well, he ain't really no limited overs trier is he. I think instead of trying out too many people and keeping the side unsettled, England should nurture a core group and back them until the Cup. can't chop change at this hour. and one thing, if they do insist on playing 50 over cricket the old fashioned way, then why not try the good old pinch hitter to unsettle Dhoni's game plan or open with a spinner... things can't be worse than they are now, can they!

  • on September 2, 2014, 20:01 GMT

    "34 Number of Indian players who have scored a century in ODIs. Ajinkya Rahane was the 34th.". .. Seems so less

  • travesty on September 2, 2014, 18:54 GMT

    Alot of talk about players for england bu until the coaching and stats based strategy making is ditched it does not matter who you play. As Ponting used to say First where can I hit it for 4 then 3 then 2 then 1 then fair dinkum good ball and I;ll block it.

    Moeen came in with that attitude today and WOW he played well Scored off most balls and scored quickly.

    The theories about accumulation and acceleration just allow the opposition to dominate untill its too late to catch up!

  • on September 2, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    I love these stats. There can be 2 more added though. 1.91st win for dhoni as a captain. which make him most successful captain of India. 2. This is india's biggest winning streak of 8 win.

  • Bhaskar.cricketer on September 2, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    I hope some higher-up in ECB is quietly talking to Captain Cook, "Its your choice son, but you may want to focus on test cricket alone."

  • tommyhawk on September 2, 2014, 17:47 GMT

    Peter Beadle wrote: "Jordans bowling would be a joke for a Village Green team." I don't really know what he means, but what I can say is that Jordan has not been given a fair run in either this tournament or the Test series. He played one One-day match, got licks and they panicked and dropped him.

    In the Test series, Jordan was severely under bowled. If you check the statistics you will see that Jordan bowled the least of all the bowlers but ended up with the best strike rate per wicket of all of them. He needs to be given a long enough run in this team. Besides, it is obvious that if other bowlers get the new ball each time they will end up with plenty more wickets.

  • on September 2, 2014, 17:30 GMT

    how come,,, no one is saying about Anderson lack of wickets. apart from english batsman, anderson not taking wickets is the prime reason for their defeat.we all know he is bit tired after long test series, but isn't B.kumar is playing for that long too,,,

  • ahad555 on September 2, 2014, 17:26 GMT

    good per from India . best of luck to India.

  • on September 2, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Well this is no surprise. It all starts with Management & the Captain. The England management is stodgy & unimaginative. After the Ashes humiliation they kept Cook & trashed KP. The Captain needs to set an example. The Sri Lankan series was a poor start. They lurched through the Indian Test Series rarely looking like a world class team. Jordans bowling would be a joke for a Village Green team. Moores did little to produce a stream of quality players while at the academy & his impact on the Team as coach has been Zero. Morale in the team must be at an all time low. Cook was never much of a One Day player & they even tried him as a 20/20 Player which was ridiculous.

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  • on September 2, 2014, 17:22 GMT

    Well this is no surprise. It all starts with Management & the Captain. The England management is stodgy & unimaginative. After the Ashes humiliation they kept Cook & trashed KP. The Captain needs to set an example. The Sri Lankan series was a poor start. They lurched through the Indian Test Series rarely looking like a world class team. Jordans bowling would be a joke for a Village Green team. Moores did little to produce a stream of quality players while at the academy & his impact on the Team as coach has been Zero. Morale in the team must be at an all time low. Cook was never much of a One Day player & they even tried him as a 20/20 Player which was ridiculous.

  • ahad555 on September 2, 2014, 17:26 GMT

    good per from India . best of luck to India.

  • on September 2, 2014, 17:30 GMT

    how come,,, no one is saying about Anderson lack of wickets. apart from english batsman, anderson not taking wickets is the prime reason for their defeat.we all know he is bit tired after long test series, but isn't B.kumar is playing for that long too,,,

  • tommyhawk on September 2, 2014, 17:47 GMT

    Peter Beadle wrote: "Jordans bowling would be a joke for a Village Green team." I don't really know what he means, but what I can say is that Jordan has not been given a fair run in either this tournament or the Test series. He played one One-day match, got licks and they panicked and dropped him.

    In the Test series, Jordan was severely under bowled. If you check the statistics you will see that Jordan bowled the least of all the bowlers but ended up with the best strike rate per wicket of all of them. He needs to be given a long enough run in this team. Besides, it is obvious that if other bowlers get the new ball each time they will end up with plenty more wickets.

  • Bhaskar.cricketer on September 2, 2014, 18:01 GMT

    I hope some higher-up in ECB is quietly talking to Captain Cook, "Its your choice son, but you may want to focus on test cricket alone."

  • on September 2, 2014, 18:05 GMT

    I love these stats. There can be 2 more added though. 1.91st win for dhoni as a captain. which make him most successful captain of India. 2. This is india's biggest winning streak of 8 win.

  • travesty on September 2, 2014, 18:54 GMT

    Alot of talk about players for england bu until the coaching and stats based strategy making is ditched it does not matter who you play. As Ponting used to say First where can I hit it for 4 then 3 then 2 then 1 then fair dinkum good ball and I;ll block it.

    Moeen came in with that attitude today and WOW he played well Scored off most balls and scored quickly.

    The theories about accumulation and acceleration just allow the opposition to dominate untill its too late to catch up!

  • on September 2, 2014, 20:01 GMT

    "34 Number of Indian players who have scored a century in ODIs. Ajinkya Rahane was the 34th.". .. Seems so less

  • on September 2, 2014, 20:10 GMT

    It's hard to understand why Bopara was ignored. The claim that Stokes and Woakes are quality all rounders is ridiculous. Moeen Ali's carefree batting is an indicator to the team management wick way to go looking for the right people in their side leading up to the World Cup. As for Captain Cook, well, he ain't really no limited overs trier is he. I think instead of trying out too many people and keeping the side unsettled, England should nurture a core group and back them until the Cup. can't chop change at this hour. and one thing, if they do insist on playing 50 over cricket the old fashioned way, then why not try the good old pinch hitter to unsettle Dhoni's game plan or open with a spinner... things can't be worse than they are now, can they!

  • on September 3, 2014, 3:34 GMT

    I see this Indian victory against England as Bangladesh winning against Zimbabwe. Both India and England will not make it to the second round. I can also see the Indian fans jumping too early without a bowl being bowled in the Australian tour. lets see how team India fares when the odi tri series will happen in Australia. Rahane is a find at the top, dhawan is a gamble. we need an aggressor with a no fear attitude like sehwag partnering rahane not a sleeping looking rohit or a doubtful dhawan.