After losing T-20 series, Team India recovered well to script a thrilling six-wicket win in Hyderabad against Australia last week and hence have taken a 1-0 lead in the series. Ahead of the second ODI match, the the host stands on the brink of a massive ODI record where they will turn out to be the second team after the Aussies to register it in ODI format.
Virat Kohli led team one win away from their 500th ODI victory.India have played 962 matches since their debut in the format in 1974, India have won 499 matches, lost 414 games and were held in nine matches. Team require just one more win to become the second ODI side after Australia to win 500 matches in the format. Australia have won 558 matches from a total of 923.
This year, The team has won a historic ODI series in Australia (2-1) and then in New Zealand (4-1) and presently lead the ongoing series 1-0. The top-order has fired, the bowlers have been the team's pride while the much concerning middle-order have shown that they are capable of taking India through if the top three fails to fire. Indian selectors would be hopeful in locking in the names for the remaining slot in a bid to close in on their final-15 for the showpiece event which is slated to start from May 30 onwards in England.