Stats: Ind vs Aus- 1st T20I- India's First Win on Republic Day
Kohli's career best 90*, Bumrah's 3/23 on T20I debut, and the Ashwin-Jadeja spin-web, helped India cruise to victory by 37 runs.
Australia won the toss in the first T20I and elected to field first. India got off to a flying start courtesy Rohit Sharma’s brisk cameo and Australia's poor show of fielding. After openers were dismissed in the fifth over, Virat Kohli and Suresh Raina put up a record 134-run stand for 3rd wicket and gave Australia a formidable target of 189 to chase.
Australia were going smoothly during the first half of their innings having scored 89-1 from 8.5 overs. But once Smith fell on the last ball of 9th over, things started to change and Australia could never recover from what ensued after. Jasprit Bumrah bagged 3 wickets while Ashwin, Pandya and Jadeja took 2 wickets each and Australia lost the game by 37 runs. Here are some interesting numbers from today's game.
0- Number of International Matches India has won starting on their Republic Day before today. Their record on 26 January was: 26 Jan 1968, Test vs Australia at Sydney, lost by 144 runs; 26 Jan 1986- ODI vs Australia at Adelaide, lost by 36 runs; 26 Jan 2000, ODI vs Australia at Adelaide, lost by 152 runs; 26 Jan 2015, ODI vs Australia at Sydney, no result.
1- Number of T20Is India had played in January before this game. Their only game in January was in 2011 against South Africa at Durban which they won by 21 runs.Now they are 2-0 up in January.
2- Suresh Raina is the 2nd Indian player to reach 1000 T20I runs. Virat Kohli is the other one. Raina was 17 runs short of 1000 T20I runs when he came to bat today. He made 41 runs in this innings.
2.125- The Win/Loss ratio for Australia in T20Is at home despite today's defeat which is conveniently the best for any team. Australia has won 17 and lost 8 now at home.
3/23- The returns of Bumrah in his debut game today- which is 4th best for any Indian bowler making his T20I debut. The best figures belong to Ojha for his 4-21 against Bangladesh in 2009 World T20.
6- Number of Times India has won a T20I game after putting on 180 or more in 1st innings. The only time they lost was against South Africa in October 2015 when South Africa chased down 200.
6- Number of T20Is Australia have lost to India. Australia and India have played 10 T20Is against each other with Australia winning only 4. Only Pakistan (7) have beaten Australia on more occasions than India's 6. India's 6 wins against Australia are joint-most for them against any team. They have won an equal 6 games against South Africa as well.
10- Number of 50 plus scores Virat has made in T20I career, which are now the most for any Indian player. Rohit Sharma and Yuvraj, each has 8 T20I Innings of 50 plus.
12- Number of Times Australian team was dismissed completely in T20Is including today's instance. India on the other hand has been dismissed only on 4 occasions.
16- While India has never won a match starting on their Republic Day before today, Australia had 16 International wins to their name and 7 losses from 24 matches on their National day prior to today.
16- Also the number of times Australia have failed to chase down a target of 160 or more in a T20I game. Australia have been given 160 plus target on 17 occasions and they could win only one game- the semi-final of World T20 2010 against Pakistan when they chased down 192 courtesy of Michael Hussey.
19- Runs conceded Hardik Pandya in his first over of the career, which is the most expensive first over by any player in a T20I debut game (excluding Associate teams).
27.75- Batting Average for India in T20Is not at home, which is highest for any team in away from home matches. South Africa with 25.90 is second on the list. Australia's got 23.78 and is on 5th on this list.
31- Wickets Ashwin has taken in his T20I career, which are the most for any Indian bowler. Irfan Pathan with 28 wickets follows Ashwin closely.
41- Wickets Shane Watson has taken in T20I Career, which are the most for any Australian bowler. Mitchell Johnson has 38 to his name and is on second in this list.
90*- Runs made by Virat Kohli in this innings- which is his personal best in a T20I game and it is also the third highest for any Indian batsman after Sharma's 106 and Raina's 101.
134- Runs put on by Suresh Raina and Virat Kohli for the 3rd wicket partnership- which is the highest partnership for India's 3rd wicket in T20Is, and 4th highest overall for 3rd wicket for any country. For any wicket, it is the third highest for India, 2nd highest against Australia and highest in Australia.
1106- Runs in T20I career Virat Kohli has made so far- which are conveniently the most for any Indian batsman. Suresh Raina with 1024 is following him closely.
2136- Runs Virat Kohli has made in last 5 years in Australia in all international formats, which are the most by a far distance for any visiting batsmen in Australia in last 5 years. Dilshan (1222) and Rohit Sharma (1112) are next on this list. He also leads in all formats individually in each format during this period.
9807- International Runs Virat Kohli has made since 1 Jan 2011, which are 2nd most for any player behind Kumar Sangakkara's 10391. No other player has managed even 8500 during the same period.