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Australia vs India, 2020: 2nd ODI, Sydney – Stats Review

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The hosts Australia have secured the three-match ODI series against the visitors India after winning the second game of this series by 51 runs at Sydney Cricket Ground (Sydney).

The hosts’ captain Aaron Finch won the toss and decided to bat first. The home team managed to score 389/4 (50 overs) at the end of the first innings. Later, the visitors replied with 338/9 at the end of 50 over.

Brief Scores: Australia – 389/4 in 50 overs (Steven Smith 104, David Warner 83; Hardik Pandya 1/24)

India – 338/9 in 50 overs (Virat Kohli 89, KL Rahul 76; Pat Cummins 3/67)

The result – Australia won by 51 runs

Here are some of the stats reviews of the match:

Teams’ Stats

Australia

i) Australia scored 389/4 (50 overs) at the end of the first innings.

  • It is the highest ODI total for Australia against India. Their previous record was 374/6 (50 overs) in the previous match at Sydney on 27th November 2020.
  • It was the second-highest ODI total for Australia at home. Their record ODI total at home is 417/6 (50 overs) against Afghanistan at Perth on 4th March 2015.
  • It was the third-highest ODI total for Australia against any team. 
Score (Overs) Opposition Venue Date
434/4 (50) South Africa Johannesburg 12th March 2006
417/6 (50) Afghanistan Perth 4th March 2015
389/4 (50) India Sydney 29th November 2020
381/5 (50) Bangladesh Nottingham 20th June 2019
378/5 (50) New Zealand Canberra 6th December 2016

ii) All the top five Aussie batsmen scored 50+ runs in the first innings.

  • It was the only second time when all the top five batsmen managed to score 50+ runs in an ODI innings. The first such record was also for Australia against India during the Jaipur ODI on 16th October 2013.
  • It was the third time in ODI history when five batsmen managed to score 50+ runs in an ODI innings. 
Team Number of 50+ scores (100s/50s) Opposition Venue Date
Pakistan 5 (0/5) Zimbabwe Karachi 21st January 2008
Australia 5 (0/5) India Jaipur 16th October 2013
Australia 5 (1/4) India Sydney 29th November 2020

India

i) In the second innings of this match, the visitors India scored 338/9 (50 overs).

  • It was India’s highest ODI total in Australia. Their previous record was 331/4 (49.4 overs) at Sydney on 23rd January 2016.
  • It was the second-highest ODI total for any visiting team against the hosts Australia. The record is 343/5 by Sri Lanka at Sydney on 9th January 2003.

ii) A total of 7 Indian batsmen scored 20 or more runs during that big unsuccessful chasing. Actually, all the top seven batsmen scored 20 or more runs in that innings.

  • It was the first time in ODI history when all the top seven Indian batsmen managed to score 20 or more runs in the same innings. 
  • It was the 3rd time in ODI history when seven Indian batsmen managed to score 20 or more runs in the same innings. 
Number of 20+ scores in the same innings Opposition Venue Date
7 Pakistan Dhaka 14th June 2008
7 England Leeds 17th July 2018
7 Australia Sydney 29th November 2020
  • It was the 10th time when all the top seven batsmen managed to score 20 or more runs in the same ODI innings.

Players’ Stats

(Australia)

Steven Smith

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i) Steven Smith completed his century in just 62 balls. It was the joint 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
Steven Smith 62 India Sydney 29th November 2020
Matthew Hayden 66 South Africa St Kitts 24th March 2007

ii) It was the third consecutive ODI century for Steven Smith against India. He became the fourth batsman to hit three consecutive ODI centuries against India. The other three names are Zaheer Abbas (Pakistan), Nasir Jamshed (Pakistan) and Quinton de Kock (South Africa).

iii) It was the fifth successive 50+ ODI score for Steven Smith against India. Smith becomes the second cricketer to score five successive 50+ ODI scores against India. Earlier, during the five-match home ODI series in 2013/14 season, New Zealand cricketer Kane Williamson scored five consecutive 50+ scores against India.

(India)

Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli [Photo-Twitter]
i) Virat Kohli played his 250th ODI match. Kohli became the 8th Indian to play 250 ODI matches.

ii) Virat Kohli has scored 22011 international runs in 462 international innings.

  • Kohli becomes the 3rd Indian to score 22000 international runs. Sachin Tendulkar (34357 runs) and Rahul Dravid (24208 runs) were the first two Indians to achieve this feat.
  • Kohli becomes the 8th cricketer to score 22000 international runs.
  • Kohli becomes the fastest batsman to complete 22000 international runs. Before him, legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar hold this record as he completed 22000 international runs in 493 international innings.
Player (Team) Number of innings to complete 22000 international runs
Virat Kohli (India) 462
Sachin Tendulkar (India) 493
Brian Lara (West Indies/ICC World XI) 511
Ricky Ponting (Australia/ICC World XI) 514
Jacques Kallis (South Africa/Africa XI/ICC World XI) 533
Rahul Dravid (India/Asia XI/ICC World XI) 550
Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka/Asia XI/ICC World XI) 552
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka/Asia XI) 606

iii) As an Indian captain, Virat Kohli has scored 5257 ODI runs. During this match, while Kohli scored 89 runs, he became the second most ODI run-scorer as an Indian captain after surpassing Mohammad Azharuddin, who scored 5239 ODI runs as an Indian captain. Now, only MS Dhoni is ahead of Kohli in this list as Dhoni scored 6641 ODI runs as an Indian captain.

iv) Virat Kohli has scored 2020 ODI runs against Australia. After Sachin Tendulkar (3077 runs) and Rohit Sharma (2208 runs), Kohli became the third Indian cricketer to score 2000+ ODI runs against this team.

v) Virat Kohli completed 1000 ODI runs as a captain against Australia as he has scored 1018 ODI runs as an Indian captain against Australia. Kohli is the fourth ODI captain to score 1000+ runs against Australia.

Player (Team) Runs
MS Dhoni (India) 1204
Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) 1145
Virat Kohli (India) 1018
Eoin Morgan (England) 1015

KL Rahul

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KL Rahul (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) The wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul scored 76 runs. It was the third-highest individual ODI score for an Indian wicket-keeper batsman in Australia. 

Player Runs Opposition Venue Date
MS Dhoni 88* Sri Lanka Brisbane 5th February 2008
MS Dhoni 87* Australia Melbourne 18th January 2019
KL Rahul 76 Australia Sydney 29th November 2020