Brimming with confidence after the comprehensive six-wicket win in the first ODI, India will be looking to continue their winning run when they take on Australia in the second ODI on Tuesday (March 5) in Nagpur. Chasing a modest 237, India were in a spot of bother after losing their first four wickets for just 99. However, Kedar Jadhav (81*) and MS Dhoni (59*) shared an unbeaten partnership of 141 runs to take India home comfortably in the end.
So as both the teams gear up for the crucial clash, we take a look at the interesting numbers and stats associated with the match:
1. The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium (Jamtha, Nagpur) has so far hosted eight games and teams batting second have had the upper hand. Out of 8 games, teams batting second have won on six occasions. The average first inning score at this venue is 292.38 (average run-rate = 5.93) while the second innings average is 259.63 (average run-rate = 5.69).
2. India has played five ODIs at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium and have won three while faced defeat in the other two.
3. On the other hand, Australia have played four games at this venue and have lost three while winning just one.
4. As far as recent form is concerned, India have won eight of their last ten games Australia have won only two of their last 10 ODIs. In the last 10 ODIs between India and Australia in India, India won seven matches while the visitors won just two.
5. Allrounder Ravindra Jadeja (1,990 runs) needs to score ten more runs to complete his 2,000 ODI runs. He will be the third Indian cricketer to score 2,000+ ODI runs and also to take 150+ ODI wickets (171 wickets).
6. Dhoni needs two more stumpings to become the most successful wicketkeeper in terms of stumpings. Former Pakistan wicketkeeper Moin Khan currently hols the record with 139 List A stumpings.
7. Glenn Maxwell (46) needs four more wickets to complete 50 wickets in ODIs. He will be 10th Australian spinner to take 50 or more ODI wickets. Moreover, he will also become the ninth Australian cricketer to score 2,000+ ODI runs and take 50 wickets.
8. Adam Zampa needs three more wickets to complete his 100 List A wickets. He is also six wickets away from taking 50 ODI wickets.
9. Marcus Stoinis (1,971 runs) in 29 runs away from completing his 2,000 List A runs. He is also two wickets away from reaching the 50-wicket mark in List A.