Number Game: Kohli posts 25th fifty in ODIs
India’s aggressive cricketer Virat Kohli started well against Australia but failed to convert his 61 runs into a big knock.
But it did not stop the 24-year-old to rewrite a few records.
Rediff.com brings the statistical highlights of the first One-dayer between India and Australia in Pune.
# Virat Kohli (61 off 85 balls) posted his 25th fifty in ODIs -- his first vs Australia. The knock is his second highest vs Australia in ODIs behind the 118 at Visakhapatnam on October 20, 2010.
# The innings is his ninth fifty in a losing cause in ODIs.
# Kohli has totalled 750 runs (ave.44.11) in 23 games - the most by an Indian batsman in ODIs in 2013.
# Rohit's 42 off 47 balls is his second highest vs Australia in ODIs behind the 66 at SCG on March 2, 2008.
# As a pair, Rohit and Virat are averaging 51.37 in ODIs - their tally being 1233 runs in 25 innings, including four hundreds and four fifties.
Image: Virat Kohli
Bailey hits his second highest away from home in ODIs
# George Bailey (85 off 82 balls) posted his fourth fifty as captain in ODIs -- his ninth in ODIs.
# Bailey's knock is his second highest away from home in ODIs behind the 87 off 91 balls vs England at Cardiff on September 14, 2013.
# Bailey has totalled 705 runs at an average of 54.23 in 17 ODIs in 2013 - the highest by an Australian batsman in ODIs.
# Bailey has got his third Man of the Match award in ODIs.
# Aaron Finch (72) has recorded his second highest score in ODIs behind the 148 off 114 balls vs Scotland at Edinburgh on September 3, 2013. The said innings is his first fifty in ODIs.
Image: George Bailey
Yuvraj Singh recorded his best bowling performance vs Australia
# Yuvraj Singh (2/34) has recorded his best bowling performance vs Australia in ODIs.
# Raina and Kohli put on 71 for the third wicket – their ninth fifty-plus partnership for all wickets in ODIs.
# James Faulkner (3/47) has produced his third best bowling figures in ODIs. His best ever figures are 4 for 48 vs West Indies at Canberra on February 6, 2013.
Image: Yuvraj Singh is congratulated by teammates
Australia's third successive win against India
# Australia have won both the ODIs when Finch has registered fifty-plus innings.
# Australia's triumph by 72 runs is their third in succession vs India - the previous two being by 110 runs at Brisbane on February 19, 2012 and by 87 runs at Sydney on February 26, 2012.
# Mitchell Johnson is the first Australian bowler to complete 25 wickets (ave.26.48) in 15 games against India in India.
# India narrowly missed equalling their best winning sequence in ODIs. India had won their last eight ODIs in a row before sunday's defeat between July 5 and August 3, 2013. Between November 14, 2008 and February 5, 2009, India had won nine ODIs in a row.
# While chasing 300 runs or more vs Australia in ODIs, India have been defeated in all the eleven matches.
Image: Australia captain George Bailey gives a pep talk to his players