Rohit Sharma scored 60 off 47 balls and Virat Kohli 59 off 33 as India beat Australia by 27 runs in the second Twenty20 International at the MCG.
The 'Men in Blue' thus took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series
Rajneesh Gupta has some interesting numbers from the match. Check them out.
184 India’s total. The highest for any side at Melbourne. The previous highest was 182 for nine, by Australia against South Africa in 2009.
140 Number of stumpings made by Mahendra Singh Dhoni in all international cricket (Tests + ODIs + T20Is), the most by any wicketkeeper. Dhoni went ahead of Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara.
2 Number of series won by Dhoni in Australia across any format, the most by any Indian captain. Dhoni had also led India to the title win in the Commonwealth Bank Series in2008. Sunil Gavaskar is the only other Indian captain to win a series in Australia (World Championship of Cricket in 1985).
97 The opening partnership between Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, the highest stand for the opening wicket against Australia in Australia. It was also India’s second highest opening stand against any opponent.
11 Number of times Virat Kohli has scored 50 or more in a T20 International. Now only Brendon McCullum(15), Chris Gayle (14) and Tillakaratne Dilshan (12) are ahead of him (David Warner also has 11 scores of fifty or more).
3 Number of caught & bowled dismissals made by Ravindra Jadeja in T20Is, the most by an Indian.
6 Number of changes Australia made in their team from the first match, the most by any team in consecutive matches in the same series. Bangladesh recently made five changes against Zimbabwe between the second and third matches of the series.
74 Aaron Finch’s score, the highest by any batsman against India in a run-chase. South Africa’s Jacques Kallis had scored 73 at Gros Islet in 2010.