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India now have scored in excess of 300 in ODIs 96 times AFP (File Photos)

Team India created world record, becoming the first team to post most 300-plus totals in ODIs. During the second ODI against West Indies at Port of Spain on Sunday, India entered the record books by registering a massive total of 310 for the loss of 5 wickets in 43 overs (reduced due to rain). It was the 96th time that India crossed the 300-run mark, surpassing Australia s tally of 95. India went on to win the match by 105 runs, their 75th win in 96 games where they have scored over 300. It was also highest victory margin for India against West Indies in the Caribbean Islands.

India achieved the feat in a record time as well, with their first 300-plus total coming in the year 1996. Australia, for that matter, registered their maiden 300-plus score way back in 1975. South Africa are placed third with 77 scores in excess of 300 in ODIs, followed by India s arch-rivals Pakistan (69).

Team

Span

Matches

Won

Lost

Tied

NR

W/L Ratio

HS

LS

India

1996-2017

96

75

19

2

0

3.947

418

304

Australia

1975-2017

95

84

10

0

1

8.4

434

326

South Africa

1994-2017

77

69

7

0

1

9.857

439

305

Pakistan

1975-2017

69

59

10

0

0

5.9

385

303

Sri Lanka

1992-2017

63

50

12

0

1

4.166

443

301

England

1975-2017

57

38

17

2

0

2.235

444

302

New Zealand

1975-2017

51

40

9

2

0

4.444

402

314

West Indies

1978-2017

37

27

10

0

0

2.7

372

300

Zimbabwe

1992-2015

23

18

5

0

0

3.6

351

326

Bangladesh

2006-2017

11

9

2

0

0

4.5

329

307

The chief contributors to India’s colossal score on Sunday were Ajinkya Rahane (103), skipper Virat Kohli (87) and Shikhar Dhawan (63). In reply, West Indies could manage only 205 for 6 from the stipulated overs, thus losing the match by a margin of 105 runs. Shai Hope (81) was the top-scorer for them, while debutant Kuldeep Yadav (3 for 50) was the pick of the bowlers for India.