Stats: Australia v India, 2nd ODI - Rohit Sharma's 2nd consecutive century in vain after Australia's record run-chase
Interesting numbers from the second ODI between India and Australia
Australia took a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against India after beating the visitors by seven wickets at the Gabba, Brisbane. After putting on a score of 308/8 in 50 overs, Indian bowlers were not able to restrict the Australian batsmen to record the highest ODI chase at the Gabba with six balls to spare.
Rohit Sharma's second consecutive century went in vain as Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh and George Bailey put in brilliant batting performances to aide the hosts’ chase.
Here are some of the interesting stats from the match:
309 – Australia's chase of 308 in the second ODI was the highest ever at the Gabba. The previous best chase in Brisbane was Australia's 301 against England in 2014.
308 – India's first innings score is the highest ODI total by a visiting team at the Gabba, Brisbane. The previous highest by a visiting team was 306, scored by Sri Lanka against Australia in 2012. The highest ODI total at the Gabba is 324, scored by Australia against the West Indies in 2010.
3 – Rohit Sharma has become the third batsman to score back-to-back hundreds in ODIs against Australia in Australia. Graeme Hick of England and VVS Laxman of India are the other batsman to have achieved this feat.
124 – Rohit Sharma's score in the second ODI against Australia is now the highest by an Indian opener at the Gabba. The previous highest for an Indian opener at the Gabba was 91, scored by batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar against Australia in 2008.
86.75 – Steven Smith's batting average against India in ODIs. In six matches, Smith has scored 347 runs, with two of his five ODI centuries coming against India.
40 – Number of sixes Rohit Sharma has hit against Australia in ODI cricket. He has achieved this feat in 20 matches. Sachin Tendulkar is second in the list with 35 sixes to his name.
2 – Number of times that Rohit Sharma has scored consecutive centuries in ODIs for India. The last time he did it was against Zimbabwe in 2010. Virat Kohli has achieved the same feat three times.
9 – Number of century partnerships that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been involved in. Rohit and Kohli are level with MS Dhoni & Suresh Raina, Dhoni & Yuvraj Singh, and Ajay Jadeja & Sachin Tendulkar. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar have the highest number of century partnerships for India in ODIs – 26 to their names.
3 – Rohit Sharma becomes the third batsman to have made 1000 ODI runs against Australia within their first 20 matches against the Aussies. Rohit now joins the elite company of Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.
4 – Number of ODI hundreds Rohit Sharma has scored in Australia. He is level with David Gower, Desmond Haynes, Brian Lara, and Tillakaratne Dilshan. Kumar Sangakkara is top of the list with 5 ODI hundreds in Australia.
3 – Number of 300+ totals India has scored against Australia in Australia in ODIs. Two of those totals came in the first two ODIs of the current series.
63 – Number of innings Ajinkya Rahane took to reach 2000 ODI runs for India. Rahane is level with Rahul Dravid, who also took 63 innings to reach the 2000-run milestone. Shikhar Dhawan is the fastest Indian to 2000 runs in ODIs, taking just 48 innings.
1 – Shaun Marsh's knock of 71 was his first fifty against India in ODI cricket. His first century in ODIs was against India in 2009.
64 – The number of runs conceded by India in the first 15 overs.This is the fewest amount of runs that India have conceded in the first 15 overs in the last 11 ODI innings (against teams other than Zimbabwe).
125 – The second-wicket partnership between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli is now the third-highest ODI partnership against Australia at the Gabba. Carl Hooper and Brian Lara hold the top spot for their 154-run stand for the third wicket. Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman are second in the list for their 133-run third-wicket partnership in 2004. Incidentally, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma's fourth-wicket stand of 121 runs in the second ODI is the fourth-highest at Gabba against Australia.
145 – The first-wicket partnership between Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh in the second ODI. This is the sixth-highest first-wicket partnership for Australia against India in ODIs. Shaun Marsh's father, Geoff Marsh and David Boon have the highest opening partnership against India – a stand of 212 runs in Jaipur.