Blasted for lackluster performance in the Test series against England, India bounced back with vengeance in the second ODI - scripting a dominant 133-run win on Wednesday. This was the team's second-largest margin of win against Alastair Cook's team - second only to the 158-run triumph in Rajkot on November 14, 2008.
India's triumph at Sophia Gardens was highlighted by a century from Suresh Raina - his first since 2010, and Ravindra Jadeja who claimed four for 28. Even skipper Mehandra Singh Dhoni scored 52 to help India post 304 - their third total in excess of 300 at this venue, before bowling England out for 166. The win was the team's biggest against England in England obliterating the 63-run win at Birmingham on May 29, 1999.
All-round cricket brought a lot of cheer to Indian fans even as England conceded their first ODI match at this venue. The team had previously won four ODIs here.
# India have won three - one each vs England, South Africa and Sri Lanka and lost one - to England - at this venue. (Also Read: Raina's Innings Was Very Crucial, Says Dhoni)
# India (304/6) have recorded their third total of 300 or more at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff - the first two being 331 for seven vs South Africa on June 6, 2013 and 304 for six vs England on September 16, 2011.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the third Indian captain to play 100 or more ODIs overseas, joining Mohammad Azharuddin (116) and Sourav Ganguly (110).
# Virat Kohli has registered his 14th international duck - his fifth against England. (Read: Cook Fined for Slow Over Rate)
# In his last eight innings vs England in ODIs, Kohli has recorded three ducks - one each at Kolkata on October 25, 2011; at Dharamsala on January 27, 2013 and at Cardiff on August 27, 2014.
# Kohli has recorded all his ten ducks in ODIs while batting at number three.
# Rohit Sharma has registered his third fifty in seven innings in ODIs in England - 65 vs South Africa at Cardiff on June 6, 2013; 52 vs West Indies at The Oval on June 11, 2013 and 52 vs England at Cardiff on August 27, 2014.
# Rohit's 23rd fifty in ODIs is his second vs England. He had scored 83 off 93 balls vs England at Mohali on January 23, 2013.
# Suresh Raina's fourth century in ODIs is his first vs England.
# Raina's splendid 100 off 75 balls is his first hundred outside the sub-continent.
# Raina is the third Indian batsman after Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan to post a hundred at this venue. (Related: BCCI Hints at 'Peace' With Dhoni Over Who-is-Boss Comments)
# Raina has completed his 1,000 runs in ODIs vs England - his tally being 1098 in 29 matches at an average of 47.73.
# He is the sixth Indian batsman to manage 1,000 runs vs England in ODIs, joining Sachin Tendulkar (1455), Yuvraj Singh (1313), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1180), Rahul Dravid (1012) and Virender Sehwag (1008).
# Raina's fifth Man of the Match award vs England is his tenth in ODIs.
# Raina and Dhoni put on 144 - India's third century stand for the fifth wicket vs England in England - the highest being 169 between Dhoni and Raina at Lord's on September 11, 2011. Dravid and Yuvraj had managed 131 (unbroken) at Lord's on June 29, 2002.
# Dhoni's 52 off 51 balls is his 55th fifty in ODIs - his tenth vs England.
# Dhoni has been a consistent performer in ODIs in 2014, managing 40-plus in all his six innings - the sequence of scores being 40, 56, 50, 79 not out, 47 & 52.
# Dhoni is averaging 64.80 in ODIs in 2014 - his tally being 324, including four fifties - the strike rate being 93.64.
# Chris Woakes (4/52) has produced his best bowling performance vs India - his second best in ODIs, next only to the 6 for 45 vs Australia at Brisbane on January 30, 2011.
# James Anderson has gone wicketless 16 times while conceding 50 runs or more in an innings in ODIs.
# Ravindra Jadeja (4/28) has produced his best bowling performance vs England in ODIs. His figures are his third best in ODIs.
# Jadeja, for the sixth time, has bagged four wickets or more in an innings in ODIs.