Thursday, October 29, 2009


India’s total of 354-7 is their highest ever total against Australia surpassing the previous best of 315 at Bangalore on March 25, 2001.

India’s 354-7 provides the 54th occasion of India’s 300 plus totals in 723 one day internationals.

India’s 354-7 is the fifth occasion in which India has scored over 300 plus runs against Australia.

India’s 354-7 is the highest total ever recorded against Australia by any team batting first. In fact it is the second highest total recorded by an opponent against Australia next only to South Africa’s 438-9 at Wanderers on March 12, 2006.

India’s 354-7 provides the 12th occasion on which India has scored 350 plus runs; this is the most by any team.

India’s 354-7 is the 40th occasion in which a total of 350 plus runs have been scored in all the one day internationals played till this date. The highest ever recorded in a one day international is 443-9 by Sri Lanka against Netherlands at Amstelveen on 04-07-2006.

MS Dhoni became the first Indian captain to record a century against Australia in a one day international. The previous highest score by an Indian captain against Australia was 93 by Mohammad Azharuddin at Brisbane on 01-03-1992.

124 by Dhoni is his highest individual score recorded against Australia, sidelining his modest 58 at Kochi on October 2, 2007.

Dhoni’s 124 is also the highest score by any captain against Australia – leaving behind Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya’s 122 at Sydney on January 9, 2003.

Dhoni’s hundred provides the 28th three-figure mark by Indian captains against Australia. This is Dhoni’s second century as a captain – the earlier one had come against Hong Kong (109* at Karachi on 25-06-2008)

Dhoni is the fifth Indian captain to score two or more centuries after Sourav Ganguly (11), Sachin Tendulkar (6), Mohammad Azharuddin (4) and Rahul Dravid (2).

Dhoni’s hundred is his fifth hundred in his 147th one day international.

Gautam Gambhir scored his 18th fifty in his 83rd one day international and his second fifty against Australia in his 12th match. His highest score against Australia remains 113 at Sydney on February 24, 2008.Suresh Raina’s 62 is his 11th fifty in his 73rd one day international. This is his first fifty against Australia in six matches – In his previous five matches against Australia he had aggregated only 49 runs with 26 as his highest score at Kuala Lumpur on 22-09-2006 He had scored a duck in his only innings at Nagpur earlier against West Indies on 21-01-2007.

The 119 runs partnership between Dhoni and Gambhir is India’s best partnership for the fourth wicket against Australia in India,eclipsing the 110-run partnership between Mohammad Azharuddin and Rahul Dravid at Mohali on 03-11-1996.

The 136 runs partnership between Dhoni and Suresh Raina for the fifth wicket is also India’s best against Australia in India, bettering the 121-run partnership between Ajay Jadeja and Hrishikesh Kanitkar at Kochi on 01-04-1998.

Ben Hilfenhaus became the sixth Australian bowler after Michael Lewis, Shane Watson, Stuart Clark, Brett Lee (thrice) and Mitchell Johnson (twice), to concede 80 or more runs in an innings. Lewis is on top of the list conceding 113 runs.

By conceding 83 runs in his 10 over spell, Hilfenhaus equalled Brett Lee’s Australian record of conceding most runs against India (at Brisbane on 18-01-2004).

Michael Hussey scored his second successive fifty (53 off 60 balls). This was his 26th fifty in his 122nd one day international.

Ravindra Jadeja, playing in his fifth match, achieved the best bowling performance of his career by taking 3-35. His previous best was 1-39 in his earlier match at Baroda on 25-10-2009.

India achieved their 350th win in 723 one day internationals. Only Pakistan (381) and Australia (445) have registered more victories than India.

The Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur became India’s 40th ground (and 174th in the world) to host a ODI.

Nagpur also became seventh Indian city to have used TWO different grounds for ODIs after Ahmedabad, Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam.

The match was the 91st day-night match on Indian soil.

The playing record of two teams after the match:

India: Played- 723, Won-350, Lost 337, Tied-3, NR-33.

Australia: 722, Won-445, Lost-246, Tied-8, NR-23

Between India and Australia: Played – 99, India -33, Australia -58, NR-8.

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