Stats: Yuvraj most consistent Indian batsman in T20I
Statistical highlights of the Twenty20 International between India and Australia in Rajkot.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh were associated in an unbroken stand of 102 -- a fifth-wicket record for India in T20Is, surpassing the 85 between Dhoni and Rohit Sharma vs South Africa at Durban on September 20, 2007.
# The partnership is India's second century stand in T20Is -- the first was 136 for the opening wicket between Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag against England at Durban on September 19, 2007.
# Yuvraj Singh's match-winning knock (77 not out off 35 balls) is his career-best in T20Is, eclipsing the 72 off 36 balls against Pakistan at Ahmedabad on December 28, 2012.
# Yuvraj's second fifty vs Australia is his seventh in T20Is.
# Yuvraj's unbeaten knock is the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in a winning cause in T20Is on Indian soil.
Image: Yuvraj Singh
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Yuvi first Indian to register career strike rate of 150-plus
Yuvraj became the first Indian batsman to register career strike rate of 150-plus (153.08) in T20Is – his aggregate being 868 runs at an average of 33.38 in 32 innings.
# Yuvraj enjoys splendid record in Indian wins, averaging 56.90 -- his tally being 626 in 18 matches in T20Is, including five fifties. No other Indian batsman has managed 550 runs or more in victories in T20Is.
# Yuvraj got his seventh Man of the Match award in T20Is -- the highest by an Indian player in T20Is.
# Yuvraj has recorded 59 sixes -- a tally exceeded by three batsmen in T20Is -- New Zealand's Brendon McCullum (75), Australia's Shane Watson (64) and West Indian Chris Gayle (60).
# India and Australia have now won four games each against each other in T20Is. India's six-wicket victory is their 25th in 46 T20Is -- success rate of 56.66 per cent.
Image: Yuvraj Singh
India (202 for four) have recorded their highest total against Australia in T20Is -- their highest ever is 218 for four vs England at Durban on September 19, 2007.
# Australia (201/7) have posted their highest total against India in Twenty20s -- their sixth score of 200-plus.
# The match has produced an aggregate of 403 for the loss of eleven wickets - a record in India-Australia T20Is.
# Aaron Finch (89 off 52 balls) has posted his highest score vs India in T20Is. The said knock is his second highest in T20Is -- the highest being 156 off 63 balls vs England at Southampton on August 29, 2013.
# Finch's innings is the highest individual score in India-Australia T20Is, eclipsing the 79 not out by Rohit Sharma at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010.
Image: Aaron Finch
Bhuvneshwar, Vinay register best figures in T20Is
Finch's innings is the second highest score by an Australian player in a losing cause in T20Is. David Warner had posted an unbeaten 90 vs Sri Lanka at Sydney on January 26, 2013.
# Finch hit 15 boundaries (14 fours and a six) – a record in an innings in India-Australia T20Is.
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/35) has registered his second best bowling figures in T20Is behind the 3 for 9 vs Pakistan at Bangalore on December 25, 2012.
# Ravichandran Ashwin's strike rate of 20.50 is the worst by a bowler in T20Is (minimum qualification: two overs).
# Vinay Kumar (3/26) has recorded his best bowling performance vs Australia in T20Is. His figures are the best by a bowler for India vs Australia in T20Is.
# Shikhar Dhawan (32) has recorded his highest score in T20Is.
Image: Vinay Kumar