Stats: Australia vs India, 3rd ODI - Virat Kohli scores his 24th ODI century, Australia complete another record chase
Interesting numbers from the third ODI between India and Australia
17- Consecutive wins Australia have now to their name playing at home which are most successive home wins for any team. West Indies and Sri Lanka had 16 each previously (including only played games, not awarded games).
161- Innings taken by Virat Kohli to reach 7000 ODI Runs which is now the fastest for any player to reach 7K club. The previous best belonged to Ab de Villiers who just like Kohli reached this mark against Australia about 14 months ago. He took 166 Innings. Hashim Amla has made 6008 from 123 innings and has 38 Innings to break Kohli’s record.
7y-152d – Kohli is fastest to reach 7000 ODI runs even in terms of time taken to reach there since his debut. He took 7 years and 152 days since his debut and thus broke Dravid’s record who got to this landmark in 7 Years and 309 days.
1st- Virat Kohli is the first player to make 24 ODI centuries in under 200 innings- actually he got there in just 161 innings. Sachin Tendulkar was earlier the quickest with 219 innings. Virat Kohli’s 24 centuries are 5th most for any batsman and 1 short of the next person; Sangakkara 25.
10- Hundreds Virat Kohli has made against Australia in just 46 innings and has equalled VVS Laxman’s 10 centuries who made them in 73 innings. Only 5 players have more centuries against Australia than Virat Kohli’s 10.
295-6 – India’s total in this match is 2nd highest for any team against Austalia at MCG. The highest score belonged to West Indies when they made 299 in 2001. Interestingly, there have been four instances when a team has went past 290 at MCG against Australia and all have lost.
296 – The target chased by Australia in this game- which is the highest ever target chased by a team at MCG. The previous highest chased target at MCG was 295 which was set by England against Australia in 2011.
138- Stumping Dismissals Mahendra Singh Dhoni has effected in international Cricket- which is only 1 short of equalling the world record held by Kumar Sangakkara. With Sangakkara no more playing international cricket, the record is most likely to be broken by MS Dhoni. Kaluwitharna has 101 stump outs to his name and is next on the list.
84- Sixes MS Dhoni has struck in 46-50 overs of an ODI game which are most for any player during this period of the game. Abdul Razzaq with 58 is 2nd with a very far distance.
119- Runs collected by the pair of Dhawan-Kohli for 2nd wicket in this innings- this is the third century partnership for Indian for the 2nd wicket in this series.
3- Consecutive Century Partnership for 2nd wicket for India- which is only the second instance for them. The only other time they achieved this was in 2012 when they had four back-to-back century partnerships for the 2nd wicket against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
3- Players before Virat Kohli to score 50 plus scores in three consecutive ODI innings in Australia. Before Kohli, the other three were Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Sachin Tendulkar.
6- Times Virat Kohli has made three 50 plus scores in successive ODI innings including this one- it was his first such instance away from home. All other 5 instances occurred at home.
9- Innings have gone by since India’s opening partnership went past 50. Their highest opening partnership in last 9 ODI innings is 42 and averages only 24. Today they made 15.
10-1 Win-Loss record of Australia at MCG in their last 11 ODIs at MCG- They have won 8 consecutive ODIs at this ground since their defeat against Sri Lanka in 2011-12.
125 – The Strike rate of Maxwell in ODI career- which is the highest for any player who has faced at least 1000 balls in ODI Cricket. Jos Buttler with 117 is 2nd on the list.
0.5 - Win/loss ratio for both Australia and India for ODIs played on January 17. Australia have played 8, won 4 and lost 4, while this was the 2nd ODI for India on Jan 17. They won it against Bangladesh at Chittagong on January 17 2010 by 113 runs. While they lost today's game.