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Stats Analysis

Sixes galore, and spinners' suffering, in record-breaking England win

Statistical highlights from England's highest successful ODI chase vs India.

Ben Stokes pulls out a slog sweep  •  Getty Images

Ben Stokes pulls out a slog sweep  •  Getty Images

0 Successful chases of 300+ targets by England in ODI cricket against India before the 337-run chase in Pune. England's previous highest ODI chase against India was 266 during India's first-ever ODI appearance in 1974.
34 Sixes hit by India (14) and England (20) during this match, the third-most in a One-Day International and the second-most in an ODI hosted by India. England alone hit 20 sixes, the joint-most conceded by India in an ODI match. India's bowlers also conceded 20 sixes against South Africa in 2015.
Kuldeep Yadav alone conceded eight sixes. Only two bowlers have conceded more sixes in an ODI match; 11 sixes off Rashid Khan against England at the 2019 World Cup, and nine off Moeen Ali against West Indies in 2019.
10 Sixes hit by Ben Stokes during his 52-ball 99, the third most sixes by an England player in an ODI innings. Eoin Morgan struck a world record of 17 sixes during his 148 against Afghanistan in 2019, while Jos Buttler hit 12 against West Indies in the aforementioned game in 2019. Stokes' 99 is also the lowest individual score to involve ten-plus sixes in an ODI innings.
9.75 Economy rate of India's spinners in this match, the second-worst for any team's spin bowlers in an ODI where they bowled at least 15 overs. New Zealand's spinners conceded 171 runs in 17 overs against England at an economy of 10.05 in 2015 at The Oval.
13 Century partnerships between Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy in ODI cricket, the most by an England pair, surpassing the 12 century stands by Eoin Morgan and Joe Root. The Bairstow-Roy pair is also fifth on the list of most century ODI partnerships for the first wicket.
7 England players dismissed for 99 in ODI cricket, including today's innings from Ben Stokes. The all-rounder is also the first player dismissed on 99 in ODIs against India since Andrew Flintoff in 2004. Stokes' strike rate of 190.38 is by far the highest among the 49 scores of 99 in ODIs.
5 ODIs, out of 26, won by England in India since 2003. Of those, this was only the second that they had won while the series was still on the line, the other instance being their nine-run win during the first game of the five-match series in 2013.
6 Previous instances of a team chasing down a 300-plus target with more than six overs to spare. None of England's 11 successful chases of 300-plus targets before the Pune win came with more than six overs to spare.
4 Century partnerships in the second ODI; two each by India and England. It is only the second match in the history of ODI cricket with four century stands. The other such game was between India and Sri Lanka in 2009 at Rajkot.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo