Australia vs India, 2020-21: 1st ODI, Sydney – Stats Review

Australia vs India, 2020-21: 1st ODI, Sydney – Stats Review

Australia, India
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On Friday (27th November), Australia have taken up the 1-0 lead in the three-match home ODI series against the visitors India after winning the opening game of this series at Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney).

After Australian captain Aaron Finch decided to bat first, the hosts scored 374/6 (50 overs). In reply, India managed to score 308/8 (50 overs) as Australia won by 66 runs.

Brief Scores: Australia – 374/6 in 50 overs (Aaron Finch 114, Steven Smith 105; Mohammed Shami 3/59)

India – 308/8 in 50 overs (Hardik Pandya 90, Shikhar Dhawan 74; Adam Zampa 4/54)

The result – Australia won by 66 runs

Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:

Teams’ stats


i) Australia scored 374/6 in 50 overs. It is the highest ODI total for Australia against India. Their previous record was 359 runs which they achieved four times against India.

Players’ stats


Aaron Finch

Aaron Finch, Australia, India, Stats
Aaron Finch (Credits: Twitter)

i) Playing his 126th ODI innings, Aaron Finch (5097 runs) becomes the second-fastest Australian cricketer to complete 5000 ODI runs after putting behind Dean Jones (completed 5000 ODI runs in 128 innings. David Warner is holding the record of fastest Australian to complete 5000 ODI runs which he completed in 115 ODI innings.

ii) Aaron Finch completed his 5000 ODI runs as an opener as he has scored 5077 ODI runs as an opener. After this achievement, Finch became the fifth Australian opener to score 5000 ODI runs.

Player Runs scored
Adam Gilchrist 9176
Matthew Hayden 5892
Mark Waugh 5729
David Warner 5351
Aaron Finch 5077

iii) Aaron Finch completed his 17th ODI century and he has scored all these ODI centuries as an opener.

  • It is the second most number of ODI centuries for an Australian opener. David Warner is holding the record most number of ODI centuries as an Australian opener which he has recorded 18 times.
  • It is the fourth most ODI centuries for an Australian batsman. 
Player Number of ODI centuries ODI 100s as an opener
Ricky Ponting 30
David Warner 18 18
Mark Waugh 18 15
Aaron Finch 17 17
Adam Gilchrist 16 16

Steven Smith

Steve Smith, Australia, India, Stats
Steve Smith (Image Credits: Twitter)

i) Steven Smith completed his century in only 62 balls.

  • It is the fastest ODI century for a batsman against India outside the Indian soil. The previous record was 68-ball century by Ijaz Ahmed (Pakistan) at Lahore on 2nd October 1997.
  • It was the second-fastest ODI century for an Australian batsman against India. The fastest record is 57-ball century by James Faulkner at Bangalore on 2nd November 2013.
  • It was the third-fastest ODI century for an Australian batsman.
Player Balls to complete century Opposition Venue Date
Glenn Maxwell 51 Sri Lanka Sydney 8th March 2015
James Faulkner 57 India Bangalore 2nd November 2013
Steven Smith 62 India Sydney 27th November 2020
  • It was the fifth-fastest ODI century for any batsman against India. 
Player (Team) Balls to complete century Venue Date
Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) 45 Kanpur 15th April 2005
James Faulkner (Australia) 57 Bangalore 2nd November 2013
AB de Villiers (South Africa) 57 Mumbai 25th October 2015
AB de Villiers (South Africa) 58 Ahmedabad 27th February 2010
Steven Smith (Australia) 62 Sydney 27th November 2020

Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa, Australia, India, Stats
Adam Zampa (Image Credits: Twitter)

i) The leg-spinner Adam Zampa has picked up 24 ODI wickets against India. Surpassing the former Australian left-arm wrist spinner Brad Hogg (20 wickets), Zampa becomes the most ODI wicket-taker as an Australian spinner against India.

ii) Adam Zampa had the bowling figures of 10-0-54-4.

  • It is the best ODI bowling figures for an Australian spinner against India in Australia. The previous record was 5-0-23-3 by Allan Border at Sydney on 5th February 1986.
  • It was the fourth-best ODI bowling figures for an Australian spinner against India.
Player Bowling figures Venue Date
Tom Hogan 8-0-33-4 Thiruvananthapuram 1st October 1984
Michael Clarke 10-0-42-4 Mumbai 1st November 2003
Brad Hogg 10-0-49-4 Nagpur 14th October 2007
Adam Zampa 10-0-54-4 Sydney 27th November 2020


Yuzvendra Chahal

India, Australia, Stats
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal had the bowling figures of 10-0-89-1.

  • It is the expensive bowling figures for an Indian spinner in an ODI match. Yuzvendra Chahal was also holding the previous record in this list with the bowling figures of 10-0-88-0 against England at Birmingham on 30th June 2019.
  • It was the second expensive ODI bowling figures for a spinner in Australia. The record is 10-0-99-0 by Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan against Australia at Sydney on 12th February 2006.
  • It was the fourth most expensive ODI bowling figures for an Indian bowler.
Player Bowling figures Opposition Venue Date
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10-0-106-1 South Africa Mumbai 25th October 2015
R Vinay Kumar 9-0-102-1 Australia Bengaluru 2nd November 2013
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10-0-92-1 New Zealand Kanpur 29th October 2017
Yuzvendra Chahal 10-0-89-1 Australia Sydney 27th November 2020
Zaheer Khan 10-0-88-0 Sri Lanka Rajkot 15th December 2009
Yuzvendra Chahal 10-0-88-0 England Birmingham 30th June 2019

Shikhar Dhawan

India, Australia, Stats
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Opener Shikhar Dhawan scored 74 runs off 86 balls.

  • It was the third consecutive 50+ ODI scores for Shikhar Dhawan. Before this ODI, he scored 74 and 96 runs against Australia during the Mumbai (14th January 2020) and Rajkot (17th January 2020) ODIs respectively.
  • It was the fourth successive 50+ ODI scores for Shikhar Dhawan against Australia. In his previous three ODI innings against Australia, the left-handed opening batsman scored 117 (at The Oval on 9th June 2019), 74 (at Mumbai 14th January 2020) and 96 runs (at Rajkot on 17th January 2020) respectively.

Hardik Pandya

India, Australia, Stats
Hardik Pandya (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Hardika Pandya (1047 runs) completed his 1000 ODI runs in 857 balls. In terms of the number of balls, Hardik becomes the fastest Indian to complete 1000 ODI runs. The previous fastest Indian batsman to complete 1000 ODI runs was Kedar Jadhav, who reached that milestone in 937 balls.

ii) Hardik Pandya has now scored 1047 ODI runs and also picked up 54 ODI wickets. He is the 13th Indian all-rounder who has managed to score 1000+ ODI runs as well as take 50+ ODI wickets.

iii) After coming to bat at no.6 position, Hardik Pandya scored 90 runs off just 76 balls. It is the highest individual ODI score for an Indian batsman that has come to bat at no.6 or lower position in Australia. The previous record was 88* by MS Dhoni (at no.6 batting position) against Sri Lanka at Brisbane on 5th February 2008.

Mohammed Shami

India, Australia, Stats
Mohammed Shami with captain Virat Kohli (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) The right-arm fast bowler Mohammed Shami has bagged 102 ODI wickets outside India.

  • Mohammed Shami becomes the 8th Indian pacer to claim 100+ ODI wickets outside the home soil.
  • Mohammed Shami becomes the 10th Indian bowler to claim 100+ ODI wickets outside the home soil.