Top 3 victories for Team India in the history of One-day Internationals

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The history of Team India in One-day international matches goes way back to the 1970s. This format has been very dear to the Men in Blue, as they have tasted a lot of success in it. In this article, we will relive Team India’s top three victories in this format.

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India vs Pakistan, Sharjah, 1985

This match was a nail-biter on a difficult pitch that benefited the bowlers. Although this match had a low score, it was intriguing and exciting. It was a contest that had countless examples of world-class talent, from Ravi Shastri being dismissed by Imran Khan off the first ball of the game to the cunning Kapil Dev dismissing Tauseef Ahmed to announce an incredible victory.

Gavaskar’s excellent fielding, which earned him Player of the Match recognition, offset Imran’s six wickets. One of the highlights was the fascinating show that Mohammad Azharuddin presented in front of the crowd that day. Overall, a brilliant performance by a self-assured Indian team and a victory for the ages.

India vs England, Lord’s 2002

In this stunning final victory, Team India became the new champions. At the home of cricket, the young brigade worked well with the veterans to pull off an incredible heist. It was a thorough performance that demonstrated the self-assurance Sourav Ganguly had built in his players.

With a target of 326 and a dire situation at 146 for five, Mohammad Kaif (87*) and Yuvraj Singh (69) helped India come back from the edge. India reached the shore thanks to their 120-run stand. As Zaheer Khan scored the winning runs with three balls remaining, the English were left inconsolable. It is Team India’s best ODI victory to date.

Team India vs Sri Lanka, Hobart 2012

With centuries from T. Dilshan and K. Sangakkara, Sri Lanka set a target of 321, which India had to surpass in 40 overs to maintain its hopes of participating in the final match of the tournament.

India completed the target in 36.4 overs thanks to Virat Kohli’s heroics, who single-handedly destroyed Sri Lanka with an amazing show of strokes. In the press conference following the game, Sangakkara sighed, “You can’t do much when they bat like that.” It was also the day when Virat Kohli, the Chase Master, was born.