The hosts India won the second game of the three-match ODI series against Australia (at Rajkot) by 36 runs and have levelled this series by 1-1.
After losing the toss, the hosts managed to score 340/6 (50 overs) in the first innings. In reply, the visitors were bowled out for 304 runs (49.1 overs).
Brief Scores: India – 340/6 in 50 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 96, KL Rahul 80; Adam Zampa 3/50)
Australia – 304 in 49.1 overs (Steven Smith 98, Marnus Labuschagne 46; Mohammed Shami 3/77)
Result – India won by 36 runs
Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:
i) The hosts India scored 340/6 (50 overs) in the first innings. It was the fifth-highest first innings ODI total for India against Australia.
ii) A total of four Indian bowlers took at least two wickets in this match. It was the second-time in ODI history when four Indian bowlers managed to pick up at least two wickets in the same innings against Australia. Their first such incident happened during Kolkata ODI on 21st September 2017.
i) Rohit Sharma (7,029 runs) completed 7,000 runs as an ODI opener while playing his 137th innings as an ODI opener. While he was the 11th opening batsman (fourth Indian opening batsman) to score 7,000 ODI runs, he became the fastest batsman to achieve this feat. Former South African cricketer Hashim Amla was the previous fastest record holder in this list who achieved this feat in 147 ODI innings as an opener.
ii) Shikhar Dhawan has scored 631 ODI runs against Australia in India. It is the most ODI runs for an Indian left-handed batsman against Australia in India. To create this new record, Dhawan surpassed Yuvraj Singh, who scored 550 ODI runs against Australia in India.
iii) Playing his 27th ODI innings, KL Rahul (1,016 runs) completed 1,000 ODI runs. He became the fourth-fastest Indian batsmen to complete 1,000 ODI runs. The top three in this list are Virat Kohli (24 ODI innings), Shikhar Dhawan (24 ODI innings) and Navjot Sidhu (25 ODI innings).
iv) The left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav completed 100 ODI wickets in 56 ODI innings. He became the second-fastest Indian bowler to complete 100 ODI wickets. The right-arm pacer Mohammed Shami is the fastest Indian bowler in this list as he achieved this feat in 55 ODI innings. Meanwhile, Kuldeep Yadav became the fourth Indian left-arm spinner to complete 100 ODI wickets.
i) The leg-spinner Adam Zampa has dismissed Virat Kohli for five times in ODI career. No other spinners have dismissed Kohli for more than four times in ODI career. Only Caribbean pacer Ravi Rampaul has managed to dismiss Kohli for six times in ODI career.