Stats Highlights, Aus v Ind, 4th ODI
Adelaide, Feb 12: MS Dhoni’s last-minute heroics saw India come through in a thriller of classic ODI proportions. Having rested Sachin Tendulkar, India allowed the hosts to pile on 269 runs, to which debutant Peter Forrest contributed an impressive 66. India then chased the target down thanks to a solid foundation from Man-of-the-Match Gautam Gambhir and a heart-stopping late fight from Captain Cool. India completed their highest successful run chase Down Under, while Dhoni proved why he’s the man for a successful chase. All this and more in our stats highlights from Adelaide.
- This was the fifth match between India and Australia at Adelaide.
- Peter Forrest, who scored 66, became the 193rd player to represent Australia in ODIs. He is the 11th Australian to score a fifty on ODI debut. Incidentally, Matthew Wade had made 67 on debut (also against India) at Melbourne in the first match of the CB Series.
- Forrest also became the 13th batsman to score a fifty against India on ODI debut. New Zealand’s Stephen Fleming’s 90 at Napier on March 25, 1994 is the highest score by a player making his ODI debut against India.
- India rested Sachin Tendulkar for this match. The last time Tendulkar was rested during a series was against South Africa at Ahmedabad on February 27, 2010 after he had made 200*.
- Since scoring a world-record 219 against West Indies at Indore, Virender Sehwag has aggregated 255 in 12 innings across different formats. On six occasions he has failed to cross 10.
- The 52-run partnership between Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag is India’s highest opening partnership in 13 innings across different formats on this tour.
- Gautam Gambhir's 92 was the highest score by any batsman in this CB Series, beating Virat Kohli's 77 against Sri Lanka on February 8.
- Gambhir’s innings was the joint fourth highest by an Indian opener against Australia on Australian soil after Sachin Tendulkar’s 117* at Sydney on March 2, 2008, Sourav Ganguly’s 100 at Melbourne on Jan 12, 2000 and Krish Srikkanth’s 93* at Melbourne on Mar 3, 1985. Sunil Gavaskar had also made an unbeaten 92 at Sydney on Jan 21, 1986.
- India registered their highest successful chase in Australia, beating the 263 for five against New Zealand at Brisbane on Jan 11,1986. Their highest successful chase against Australia in Australia was 242 for four at Sydney on March 2, 2008.
- India’s total (270 for six) is their highest total against Australia at Adelaide, beating the 226 they made on Jan 26, 1986.
- The last team to successfully chase down a 250-plus target against Australia was India. They had made 261 for five at Ahmedabad in the 2011 World Cup quarterfinal.
- The last team to beat Australia in Australia while chasing 250-plus runs was South Africa (270 for seven at Sydney on Jan 23, 2009).
- India’s run chase was the biggest by any side against Australia at Adelaide. South Africa had made 223 for two (in 38.1 overs) on Jan 26, 2009.
- MS Dhoni averages 104.89 in successful chases in ODIs. Among batsmen with 25-plus innings in successful chases, Dhoni has the highest batting average. He is followed by Michael Clarke (89.20), Michael Bevan (86.25) and Michael Hussey (83.87).
- Gautam Gambhir won his 12th Man-of-the-Match award – his first against Australia.