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India vs West Indies: India’s largest margin of defeat in ODIs at home (by runs)

In the first One Day International (ODI) of the five-match ODI series between India and West Indies, West Indies thrashed the home side by 124 runs. India’s batting order, which is said to be one of the best in the world, in the shorter format, tumbled against the West Indian bowlers and failed to bat their full quota of 50 overs. India suffered a batting collapse, losing five wickets for 63 runs, and plunged to a massive 124-run loss. It was the biggest defeat at home in 12 years for India. 

By runs, this is India’s fourth-worst defeat on their home soilThe table below lists India’s worst ODI defeats at home (by runs).

India losing by a margin of 100+ runs in ODIs at Home

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Margin Target Against Venue Date
159 304 Pakistan Delhi 17-Apr-05
143 279 Pakistan Jaipur 24-Mar-99
135 316 West Indies Vijayawada 24-Nov-02
124 322 West Indies Kochi 08-Oct-14
123 292 Pakistan Bangalore 04-Apr-99
117 196 Sri Lanka Kanpur 24-Dec-86
106 320 Pakistan Jamshedpur 09-Apr-05
104 334 West Indies Jamshedpur 07-Dec-83
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Under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, this was the first time India lost by a margin of over 100 runs. The Indian batting lineup has been considered as one of the best in recent times and such a defeat was never really expected from them. The team has the capability to chase down massive totals with quiet the ease and, infact, just last year, during Australia’s tour of India, India successfully chased down targets of over 350, twice! 

 

It was their 26th loss to West Indies, which is now the highest number of defeats against any team at home.
Here’s a look at India’s win-loss ratio in ODIs against all teams in India:

India in ODIs at Home – Head to Head against all teams

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Against Matches Won Lost Tied NR W/L
West Indies 48 22 26 0 0 0.84
Australia 51 21 25 0 5 0.84
Pakistan 30 11 19 0 0 0.57
England 45 29 15 1 0 1.93
Sri Lanka 43 29 11 0 3 2.63
South Africa 23 13 10 0 0 1.30
New Zealand 27 21 5 0 1 4.20
Zimbabwe 19 15 3 1 0 5.00
Kenya 4 3 1 0 0 3
Bangladesh 3 3 0 0 0
Ireland 1 1 0 0 0
Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0
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by Bharath Seervi

image source: ESPNCRICINFO

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