On Tuesday (15 January), India won the second ODI of the three-match ODI series against the hosts Australia at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide) and equalised the series by 1-1 with the third ODI to go.
After winning the toss, Australia managed to score 298/9 in 50 overs. In reply, India chased it in 49.2 overs after losing four wickets (299/4).
Brief Score: Australia – 298/9 in 50 overs (Shaun Marsh 131, Glenn Maxwell 48; Bhuvneshwar Kumar 4/45)
India – 299/4 in 49.2 overs (Virat Kohli 104, MS Dhoni 55*; Glenn Maxwell 1/16)
Result – India won by six wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) Australian batsman Shaun Marsh scored 131 runs.
- Highest ODI knock by an Australian batsman in a losing cause at the home venues. The previous record was 123 by Ricky Ponting against Sri Lanka at Melbourne on 9 January 1996.
- The second highest ODI innings by an Australian batsman against India in Australia. The record is 149 runs by Steven Smith at Perth on 12 January 2016.
- The second highest ODI knock by an Australian batsman at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide). The record is 179 run by David Warner against Pakistan on 26 January 2017.
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ii) Indian right-handed pacer Mohammed Siraj made his ODI debut in this game and finished with the bowling figure of 10-0-76-0.
- The Second most expensive bowling figure by an ODI debutant Indian bowler. The record is 11-6-83-0 by Karsan Ghavri against England at Lord’s on June 7, 1975.
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iii) Indian opening batsman Rohit Sharma hit 89 sixes against Australia in international cricket.
- The highest number of sixes hit by a batsman against a particular team in international cricket. The previous record was 88 by Chris Gayle (Windies) against England.
iv) India successfully chased the 299 runs target (299/4).
- The second highest runs chased successfully in the ODI history at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide). The record is chasing 303-run target by Sri Lanka against England on 23 January 1999.
- The third highest runs chased successfully in the ODI history by the Indian cricket team in Australia. India’s top two records in this list are successfully chasing 331 runs (331/4 in 49.4 overs) against Australia at Sydney (23 January 2016) and chasing 321 runs (321/3 in 36.4 overs) against Sri Lanka at Hobart (28 February 2012).
v) A total of eight partnerships were 50+ in this game.
- Joint most no.of 50+ partnerships in an ODI match history. Before this game, it already happened thrice.
vi) After winning one T20I and two Tests in this tour, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli led the Indian side to the ODI victory too in the same tour.
- Only second visiting captain to win a Test, ODI and T20I in Australia. Faf du Plessis (South Africa) was the first man to achieve this feat.