Stats: Kohli emulates Vivian Richards's feat at Kochi
India had things their way in the first One-Day International of the three-match series against the West Indies, coasting to a six-wicket victory, in Kochi, on Thursday.
After the West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first, the spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina exploited the slow conditions of the Nehru stadium wicket to shoot out the tourists for a meagre 211 in 48.5 overs.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma then scored sparkling fifties as the home side chased down the target in 35.2 overs.
Statistical highlights from the match.
# Kohli raced to 5,000 runs in 114 innings, emulating Vivian Richards's feat. The Indian batting sensation and Richards share a record for reaching 5,000 runs in the least number of innings.
# Kohli's match-winning 86 off 84 balls is his 27th fifty in ODIs - his sixth against the West Indies. His excellent average of 65.54 in chases is the highest in ODIs (minimum 3000 runs).
# At 25 years 16 days, he is the second youngest batsman to achieve the feat of 5000 runs, next only to the 23 years 294 days taken by Sachin Tendulkar.
# Kohli justifiably received his fifth Man of the Match award against the West Indies - his 17th in ODIs.
# He has five Man of the Match this year in ODIs, the most received by him in a calendar year.
Image: Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma is one of the leading run-getters in 2013
# Rohit Sharma enjoys an outstanding record against the West Indies. His average of 62.07 is the highest in India-West Indies ODIs, his tally being 807 in 17 innings, including nine fifties.
# His splendid 72 off 81 balls is his 20th fifty in ODIs.
# He has registered five consecutive 50-plus scores in international cricket -- the sequence being 79 and 209 against Australia in ODIs; 177 and an unbeaten 111 against the West Indies in Tests, and 72 at Kochi ODI.
# Sharma's home record in ODIs is quite impressive, his tally being 1154, at an average of 64.11 in 24 matches, including two hundreds and seven fifties.
# His tally of 1143, at an average of 60.15 in 23 matches, is the highest by any batsman in ODIs in 2013. The leading run-getters are: Sharma (1143), Virat Kohli (1119), Misbah-ul-Haq (1119), George Bailey (1098) and Kumar Sangakkara (1033).
Image: Rohit Sharma
Ravindra Jadeja betters Saeed Ajmal's tally
# Ravindra Jadeja's aggregate of 49 wickets, at an average of 22.22 in 29 matches, is the highest by a bowler in ODIs in 2013, bettering Saeed Ajmal's tally of 48 wickets, at an average of 19.77 in 25 game.
# His performance is his best in a calendar year in ODIs.
# Sharma and Kohli were associated in a second-wicket partnership of 133 - India's second highest against the West Indies, behind the 140 between Virender Sehwag and Suresh Raina at Indore on December 8, 2011.
# Suresh Raina (3-34) registered his best bowling figures in ODIs, surpassing the two for 17 vs the West Indies at Indore on December 8, 2011.
# Raina's third duck vs the West Indies is his 11th in ODIs.
Image: Ravindra Jadeja
India record largest victory against West Indies
# India's victory, with 88 balls remaining, is their largest in terms of balls to spare against the West Indies in ODIs in India.
# India's ODI record at Kochi is superb: six wins and two losses out of eight matches played at the Nehru stadium, Kochi.
# The West Indies opening pair could manage just 85 runs in the last 10 outings versus India in India, at an average of 8.50, the best partnership being 34 between Edwards and Smith at Chennai on March 20, 2011.
# Gayle registered his fifth duck against India, his 22nd in ODIs.
# Darren Bravo (59 off 77 balls) posted his fourth fifty, his 13th in ODIs.
His tally of 673 runs, at an average of 35.42 in 21 matches, including a hundred and six fifties, is the highest by a West Indies player in ODIs this year.
Image: Ravindra Jadeja of India celebrates with teammates