All the numbers from India's historic win at the MCG

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All the numbers from India's historic win at the MCG

18 Jan 2019 232 Views Yash Mittal

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India capped off what has been a legacy-defining tour for Virat Kohli with a thumping seven-wicket win over Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to take the ODI series 2-1. This is India's first-ever bilateral ODI series win in Australia.

The win was set-up by a disciplined bowling performance from India. Bhuvneshwar Kumar gave further indications of getting his mojo back as he accounted for both the Aussie openers- including Aaron Finch for the third time in the series before Yuzvendra Chahal's career-best figures of 6-42 restricted the hosts to an underwhelming 230 in 48.4 overs.

Chasing 231, it was yet another MS Dhoni's half-century [87*] that paved the way for India's win as the wicket-keeper stitched a 121-run fourth wicket stand with Kedar Jadhav [61 off 57 bals] to help the Men in Blue stroll to a seven-wicket win.

Here are all the numbers from India's historic win at the MCG:-

3rd- MS Dhoni scored three half-centuries in the series. This is the third instance that the former Indian captain has racked up three 50s in an ODI series.

MS Dhoni scoring three half-centuries in an ODI series-

  • 2011 vs England in England
  • 2014 vs New Zealand in New Zealand
  • 2019 vs Australia in Australia

17- MS Dhoni's stumping of Shaun Marsh was his  17th against the Australians. He is now fifth on the list for the most number of stumpings against a single opponent.

Most stumpings against an opponent in ODIs-

  • 24- MS Dhoni, vs Sri Lanka
  • 22- Romesh Kaluwitharana, vs Pakistan
  • 19- Mushfiqur Rahim, vs Zimbabwe
  • 19- Kumar Sangakkara, vs South Africa
  • 17- MS Dhoni, vs Australia

1- India's 2-1 win in the ODI series is their first-ever bilateral series win in Australia. The Men in Blue have also won a tri-series back in 2008 [CB series] where under MS Dhoni, they pipped Ricky Ponting' men 2-0 in the best-of-3 finals.

India's record in bilateral series in Australia

Lost 1-4 in 2016

Won 2-1 in 2019

6th- The 1-2 loss at the hands of India is Australia's sixth consecutive bilateral ODI series loss. The World Champions last won a bilateral series in January 2017 against Pakistan.

Australia in last ODI bilateral series-

  • 0-2 vs New Zealand, 2017
  • 1-4 vs India, 2017
  • 1-4 vs England, 2018
  • 0-5 vs England, 2018
  • 1-2 vs South Africa, 2018
  • 1-2 vs India, 2019

2- Yuzvendra Chahal's 6-42 was the second instance of an Indian spinner taking a five-wicket haul versus Australia Down Under.

Ravi Shastri- 5-15 at W.A.C.A, 1991

Yuzvendra Chahal- 6-42 at MCG, 2019

7- MS Dhoni got the Man of the Series award for his 193 runs and three half-centuries in three matches. This is Dhoni's seventh M.O.S award in ODI cricket.

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Most M.O.S awards for India in ODIs-

Sachin Tendulkar- 15

Dhoni/Kohli/Yuvraj/Ganguly- 7

103.07- His unbeaten 87 to help India win the series means MS Dhoni now averages a Brobdingnagian 103.07 in successful run-chases. In 73 innings, Dhoni has accumulated 2,783 runs during successful run-chases.

Highest Average in successful run-chases in ODIs

MS Dhoni- 103.07

Virat Kohli- 99.04

Michael Bevan- 86.25 

AB dee Villiers- 82.77

1- Yuzvendra Chahal's 6-42 are the best returns for a bowler in an ODI at the MCG. Chahal equaled Ajit Agarkar's feat of 6-42 which the latter achieved back in 2004.

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Best-ever ODI figures by a bowler on Australian soil

  • Yuzvendra Chahal- 6-42, vs Australia, 2019
  • Ajit Agarkar, 6-42, vs Australia, 2004
  • Mitchell Starc- 6-43, vs India, 2015
  • Chris Woakes- 6-45, vs Australia, 2011

2nd- Yuzvendra Chahal also became only the second bowler in history to register a six-wicket haul in both ODI and T20I cricket alongside Ajanta Mendis.

Bowlers with six-wicket haul in both ODI and T20I cricket

                                             ODIs       T20Is

  • Ajanta Mendis-       6-13          6-8
  • Yuzvendra Chahal  6-42         6-25


Yash Mittal

Bharat Army Sports Writer


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