ODI Whitewash For India After 30 Years

ODI Whitewash For India After 30 Years
ODI Whitewash For India After 30 Years

New Zealand’s 3-0 victory in the ODI series handed India a record that Virat Kohli’s team would not like to remember. Indian team faced a whitewash after 30 years.

India lose ODI series 3-0

Indians had a great T20I series where they won all the matches in the five-match series. Then came the ODI series. New Zealand came back strongly and finally won the series 3-0 on Tuesday, February 11. India lost the series on Sunday after back-to-back defeats in Hamilton by four wickets and in Auckland by 22 runs. The skipper Virat Kohli then said that ODIs became irrelevant these days.

On Tuesday Indians set a target of 297 based on a classic 112 from KL Rahul and a half-century from Shreyas Iyer (62). The Kiwis chased it down comfortably with 17 balls remaining and won the match by five wickets. The best batsman and bowler of Indian cricket team suffered in this series. Virat Kohli scored just 75 runs in three matches while Jasprit Bumrah went wicketless and India had their worst ODI series in 23 years.

A bizarre record for Indians in ODI

The clean sweep at the Bay Oval means Virat’s team made a new record in Indian cricket history. Last India lost all the matches in a bilateral 50-overs series was in March 1989 against West Indies. Dilip Vengsarkar-led India lost the first match at Bridgetown by 50 runs and then faced six-wicket loss each of the next two games. each at Port of Spain. The fourth fixture was won by Vivian Richards’ Windies by eight wickets followed by the final clash by 101 runs.

ODI Whitewashes for India

• India vs West Indies in India | 1983/84| five-match series| West Indies won 5-0
• India vs West Indies in West Indies | 1988/89| five-match series| West Indies won 5-0
• India vs South Africa in South Africa| 2006/07| five-match series| South Africa won 4-0 (first match was abandoned)
• India vs New Zealand in New Zealand | 2019/20 | three-match series| New Zealand wins 3-0

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Written by Shreyasi Talukdar


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