Ind vs Aus, 5th ODI stats: Rohit Sharma joins former greats in ’99 team’
Australia (4-1) have regained the ODI rubber vs India. Their last series triumph over India was by 4-2 in India in 2009-10.
India have recorded their second win in 16 matches over Australia at SCG (lost 13 and No-effect one). Their preceding success over Australia at this venue was by 6 wickets on March 2, 2008.
Australia (330/7) have posted their second highest total vs India at SCG next only to the 359 for five on February 8, 2004.
India (331/4) have recorded their highest total in Australia in ODIs, surpasing the 323 at Canberra on January 20, 2016. # For the first time, India have filed four totals of more or 300 vs Australia in a bilateral series in Australia in ODIs.
The very first side to chase a score of 300 or more vs Australia in Australia in ODIs is India. West Indies’ 284 for 3 at Brisbane on January 5, 1997 was the previous maximum successful pursuit.
India’s above score is their third greatest successful pursuit in ODIs next only to the 362 at Jaipur for one on October 16, 2013 and 351 for four at Nagpur on October 30, 2013 – both against Australia.
He became just the second Indian player to post a hundred in a winning cause at SCG.
Sachin Tendulkar was the first to do so – 117 not out off 120 balls on March 2, 2008. Ishant Sharma has captured 9 wickets at 27.77 runs apiece in four innings – the most by an Indian bowler in the just concluded series.
John Hastings, with 10 wickets at a mean of 21.50 in four matches, has completed as the leading wicket-taker in the series. Hastings’ aforesaid functionality is his best in a show in ODIs.
David Warner has posted his fifth hundred – his first vs India.
Warner has filed two centuries in ODIs – two vs Sri Lanka, one each vs Afghanistan, India and England.
Warner enjoys an excellent record at Sydney Cricket Ground – 127 vs England on January 16, 2015 and 122 vs India on January 23, 2016. His runs’ tally at this site is 572 (ave.57.20) in ten innings, including two hundreds and four fifties.
Mitchell Marsh’s unbeaten innings of 102 off 84 balls is his first century in ODIs. His previous highest in ODIs in Australia was 67 vs South Africa at Perth on November 16, 2014.
All three maiden centuries have been filed by Marsh family vs India in ODIs. 125 had been posted by Geoff Marsh on January 21, 1986 at Sydney; Shaun Marsh had filed 112 at Hyderabad on November 5, 2009 and Mitchell Marsh 102 not out at SCG on January 23, 2016.
Steven Smith took his tally to 315 at an average of 63.00 in five innings, including a century and a fifty – his greatest aggregate in a bilateral series. His tally is the second highest by an Australian skipper in a bilateral series vs India next only to the 478 ave.95.60) in six innings by George Bailey in India in 2013-14.
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan were involved at Sydney in a stand of 123 – the first century partnership for the first wicket in ODIs in India, eclipsing the 76 on March 26, 2015 by exactly the same pair against Australia. The above partnership is the second best for India for the very first wicket vs Australia in Australia behind the 124 between Kris Srikkanth and Ravi Shastri at Melbourne on March 3, 1985.
Rohit is the first batsman to amass 400 runs in the just concluded series – his tally being 441 (ave.110.25), including two hundreds and a fifty, in five innings. He is the first Indian batsman to aggregate 400 runs or more twice in a bilateral series vs Australia. He’d totalled 491 (ave.122.75) in six matches in 2013 14 – a record by an Indian player in a bilateral series.
Aside from the above mentioned two occasions of 400-plus runs in a bilateral series by Rohit vs Australia, no other Indian batsman has achieved the feat against any other team.
Rohit’s 99 is his 28th fifty in ODIs – his third vs Australia. Rohit became the seventh Indian batsman to register an innings of 99 in ODIs, joining Virender Sehwag (99 not out), Kris Srikkanth, VVS Laxman, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar (thrice) and Virat Kohli. Rohit has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the fourth time in ODIs – Australia and twice each vs West Indies.
Virat Kohli’s aggregate of 381 (ave.76.20) in five innings is his best in any ODI series/competition, surpassing the 373 (ave.53.28) in eight matches in the Commonwealth Bank series in Australia in 2011-12. Kohli has finished his 1000 runs vs Australia in ODIs – his tally being 1002 (ave.55.66) in 23 matches. He is the fourth Indian batsman to accomplish the accomplishment vs Australia, joining Sachin Tendulkar (3077), Rohit Sharma (1297) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1255).
Besides, Kohli has finished his 1000 runs in Australia in ODIs – his tally being 1001 (ave.50.05) in 23 matches. Shikhar Dhawan has registered three successive innings of fifty-plus vs Australia for the first time in ODIs – 68 at Melbourne; 126 at 78 and Canberra at Sydney.
Dhawan’s fourth fifty (78) vs Australia is his 17th in ODIs. Seven hundreds were recorded in the series in a losing cause – the most in any bilateral chain in ODIs. Hastings (3/61) has recorded his best bowling performance in ODIs at Sydney.