Australia has managed to level the 5-match ODI series against India with a record run-chase at the PCA Stadium in Mohali, a happy hunting venue for the Aussies. India got off to a flyer after electing to bat first as Shikhar Dhawan (143) and Rohit Sharma (95) added 193 runs for the opening wicket helping India to finish with 358/9.
Peter Handscomb (117) and Usman Khawaja (91) made a strong partnership of 192 runs for the third wicket after they lost two wickets for 12 runs. Ashton Turner walked to bat at No.6 with 130 needed from 83 balls. He alone struck an unbeaten 84 from 43 balls as the Aussies finished the chase with 13 deliveries and four wickets to spare.
Here are all the major stats and numbers recorded during the high-scoring affair in Mohali:
- It was Australia’s first ever successful chase of 350+ and also the 5th highest successful chase by any team in ODI history. The previous highest chase by the Aussies was 334 against England in the 2011 Sydney ODI.
- It has happened for the first time that Team India has lost ODI despite scoring more than 350.
- The previous highest successful run-chase against India in a completed ODI was 322 by Pakistan also at the PCA Stadium in Mohali.
- Shikhar Dhawan’s 143 is the 3rd highest ODI score by an Indian in a game which they lost while defending. Rohit Sharma scored an unbeaten 171 in the 2016 Perth ODI also against Australia while Sachin Tendulkar scored 146 in the 2000 Jodhpur ODI against Zimbabwe. There are three other scores of 143 or more by Indians in unsuccessful ODI chase.
- Rohit and Dhawan’s partnership of 193 runs is the joint-highest opening stand in an ODI defeat for India. This is also India’s highest partnership for any wicket in an ODI defeat at home.
- Rohit Sharma became the quickest Indian batsmen to go past 3000 ODI runs in India.
- Shikhar Dhawan completed 10,000 runs in List A cricket and became the 3rd fastest among the 108 players with this milestone. Virat Kohli (219) and AB de Villiers (225) are the only players to reach 10000 List A runs quicker than Dhawan.
- Aaron Finch became the first Australian captain to bag multiple ducks in a bilateral ODI series.
- Jasprit Bumrah became only the 2nd Indian No.11 batsman to hit a six on the last ball of the team innings in ODI cricket. Venkatesh Prasad was the first having cleared the ropes on the only ball he faced during the 2000 ICC CT knockout game also against Australia.
- Bumrah’s six in this game was his first ever six while playing for India Incidentally, this match was his 100th in the International game. Among the Indian players, only Ishant Sharma (184) played over 100 International matches without ever hitting a six.
- For the first time since MS Dhoni’s debut, India featured in an ODI without him in the playing XI against Australia. Dhoni played all the previous 54 ODIs that India played against Australia that too as a wicketkeeper. The last India-Australia ODI to not feature Dhoni was during the 2004 Tri-Series held in the Netherlands.