Statistical Highlights: Ind vs Aus, 2nd ODI
This was the second match between these two sides at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium. The only other match was played in 1986 which India won by 7 wickets.
Each of the first five batsmen in the Australian line-up scored fifties. This provided the first instance in ODI history when the first five batsmen scored fifties together. It was the second instance of five fifties in a team’s innings though. At Karachi in 2008 batsman Nos 2 to 6 – Nasir Jamshed (61), Younis Khan (79), Mohammad Yousuf (72), Shoaib Malik (63) and Misbah-ul-Haq (55*) – scored fifties against Zimbabwe. Salman Butt, who batted at No.1 missed out after being run-out for 4.
Australia (359/5) equaled their highest total against India. Interestingly, Australia have now made 359 on three occasions – all against India – in the 2003 World Cup final, in the 2004 VB Series final and in this game.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan added 176 runs for the opening wicket – the highest opening stand for India against Australia. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar had put on 175 runs at Kanpur in 1998.
Virat Kohli’s 27-ball fifty is the second-fastest by an Indian versus Australia. Kapil Dev scored a 26-ball fifty at Rajkot in 1986.
Kohli raced to his 100 off just 52 balls – the fastest by any Indian batsman in ODIs. Virender Sehwag held the previous record with a 62-ball ton against New Zealand at Hamilton in 2009.
Kohli’s 100 is also the fastest by any batsman against Australia. New Zealand’s Craig McMillan had taken 67 balls for his ton at Hamilton in 2007.
Kohli’s scores in successful 300-plus chases: 183, 133*, 35, 0, 107 & 100*. A total of 558 runs at an average of 139.50.
Rohit Sharma (141*) made his highest score in ODIs beating his 114 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in 2010.
India (362/1) registered the second-highest successful chase in ODIs after South Africa's epic 438/9 also against Australia at Johannesburg in 2006.
Interestingly, out of the 6 top successful chases in ODIs, 5 have come against Australia!
The previous highest successful chase by any side losing just one wicket was 267 by Australia against Sri Lanka at Brisbane in 2006. India beat that record by a long distance. Incidentally, India’s total is also the highest by any side for the loss of one wicket in all ODIs. Sri Lanka had made 348 for one at Kingston in July this year.
The eight fifty-plus scores in the match (five for Australia and three for India) equaled the existing ODI record. The Pakistan-Zimbabwe ODI at Karachi in 2008 also featured eight fifties.