Before the 4th ODI of the 5-match series between Indi and Australia, it was difficult to digest that a team like Australia was trailing the series by 0-3. However, things changed in Banglore as the Aussies finally managed to win a game After 11 straight defeats in completed matches away from home, Australia has finally won one, and won it comfortably in the end, by a margin of 22 runs.
Here are the statistical highlights of the match:
- Australia won their first ODI after losing 12 ODIs away from home in a row.
- The visitors posted a total of 334 for 5 and it was their second-highest team total in Bangalore. Their highest is 347 for two on November 12, 2003.
- Umesh Yadav (4/71) has registered his best bowling figures vs Australia in ODIs.
- Umesh Yadav also completed his 100 wickets in ODIs – his aggregate being 102 at 32.25 runs apiece in 71 ODIs. He became the 8th Indian pacer to complete feat in ODIs. He has joined Javagal Srinath (315), Ajit Agarkar (288), Kapil Dev (253), Venkatesh Prasad (196), Manoj Prabhakar (157), Ishant Sharma (115) and Sourav Ganguly (100).
- Aaron Finch and David Warner built a partnership of 231 runs for the opening wicket and it was Australia’s highest opening partnership vs India in ODIs.
- Warner scored his 10th ODI hundred in a winning cause in ODIs – his tally being 2915 runs at an average of 53.98 in 57 matches.
- Warner becomes the first Australian player to score a century in his 100th ODI. Overall he is the 8th player to achieve this feat after Gordon Greenidge, Chris Cairns, Yousuf Youhana, Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle, Marcus Trescothick, and Ramnaresh Sarwan.
- Only two batsmen have managed to score more runs than Warner in their 100th ODI – 132* by Gayle vs England at Lord’s on July 6, 2004, and 129 by Pakistan’s Yousuf Youhana vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah on April 17, 2002.
- Ajinkya Rahane has posted three consecutive fifties vs Australia for the first time in ODIs – 55 at Kolkata; 70 at Indore and 53 at Bengaluru.
- Aaron Finch has managed to reach the feat of scoring 3 consecutive fifty-plus score this year in ODIs – 68 vs England at Birmingham; 124 at Indore and 94 at Bengaluru – both vs India.
- Rohit Sharma smashed 53 sixes in 27 innings vs Australia – the most by a batsman against them in ODIs. While across all formats he has smashed 70 sixes in 44 innings is the most by any batsman vs Australia.
- Rohit’s average of 63.82 vs Australia (1468 runs in 27 matches) – the highest among the batsmen with 1,000 runs or more against them in ODIs.
- Virat Kohli has managed to reach the total of 2008 runs at an average of 74.37 in 36 innings as a captain in ODIs and it is a record for the quickest to 2,000 runs as Captain in ODIs. He has surpassed AB de Villiers’ feat of reaching the milestone in 41 innings.