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India’s Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli celebrate after their win against the UAE. Photo: AFP (AFP)
India’s Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli celebrate after their win against the UAE. Photo: AFP
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India vs UAE: The match in 5 milestones

A few ODI records in only the 3rd meeting between two Asian teams

India recorded an expected victory against the UAE in Saturday’s World Cup Pool B game at the WACA, Perth. Here are five facts from that game:

1. 100% win record for India vs UAE: India has won all three one-day internationals against UAE— Asia Cup matches in 1994 and 2004— and now at the World Cup in Australia. This is the first time, however, that the Indians batted second.

2. 2: The number of players from the current UAE who have faced an Indian team before (Khurram Khan and Mohammad Tauqir). This was the first time the entire playing eleven of the Indian team faced the UAE.

3. 187: Number of balls remaining after India successfully chased their target of 103—their biggest such win in a World Cup. This ranks second in an overall ODI context, just below the 2001 victory against Kenya in Bloemfontein (231 balls remaining).

4. 4/25: R. Ashwin’s career best bowling figures in an ODI. But he is yet to better Ravi Shastri’s 5/15, which also happened at the same venue in 1991—the only five-for by a spinner at the WACA

5. 6 out of 6: Wins recorded by the team that batted second from India’s last five ODIs at Perth.

(With inputs from AFP)

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