Stats: Rohit Sharma breaks numerous records at Sydney
After losing the Test series, Australia on Saturday started the ODI series on a winning note. The hosts pipped India by 34 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match assignment.
Earlier, Aussies won the toss and opted to bat first, however, didn't get the best of the starts as they lost a couple of early wickets. However, it was the trio of Khawaja, Marsh and Handscomb who came to the rescue. All of them scored half-centuries while later a handy cameo by Marcus Stoinis steered them to a 288-run total.
Visitors in reply got off to a horrible start. They lost three wickets on the score of four, largely due to some exceptional bowling by Aussie newbies. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma didn't give up the race as the opener kept the scoreboard moving.
He got some support from MS Dhoni as well. Lately, he stood alone in the battle, finishing on making a scintillating 133-run knock. However, that was not enough for tourists to seal the victory.
Here are all the interesting numbers from the first ODI in Sydney.
1000- wins for Australia in international cricket. It was 1000th victory for Australia in international cricket as they continue their dominance at the top, followed by England- 774, India- 711 and Pakistan- 702.
10000- ODI runs by MS Dhoni. He became the fifth Indian batsmen to score over 10000 ODI runs. With his 51-run innings in the match, the former skipper joined the prime club of Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid and Kohli for 10000 One-day International runs.
7- Hundreds by Rohit Sharma against Australia is second most after Sachin Tendulkar. It was 7th ODI ton for Rohit against Aussies in 29 innings which is second most after Tendulkar who has made 9 hundreds in 70 innings.
14- 125+ scores in ODI cricket for Rohit Sharma. After this 133-run innings, Rohit has now second highest 125+ scores in One-day cricket. Tendulkar tops the list with 19 hundred and quarter plus scores. While as Virat Kohli is just behind Rohit with 13.
4- 100s vs Australia by Rohit Sharma in 17 innings is most by any visiting batsman in ODI cricket. He surpassed Viv Richards who owned the record previously with 3 tons in 38 innings.
26- sixes for Rohit Sharma in Australia against Australia is most by any batsman. Shahid Afridi stands number second with 25 sixes.
64- Overall sixes against Australia for Rohit Sharma, most by a player against an opposition in ODIs, going past Shahid Afridi's 63 sixes against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
2nd- Slowest 50 in ODIs for MS Dhoni in 93 balls. The slowest came against West Indies in 2017 at North Sound in 108 balls.
1st- Time Virat Kohli got dismissed for single figures in 22 innings in ODIs. Last time, it was against Aus in Chennai in Sep 2017.