AUS vs IND, 2020: 2nd ODI – An ODI with 727 runs, Kohli's milestones, India's losing streaks and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from Australia’s 51-run win during the 2nd AUS vs IND ODI.

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Virat Kohli. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Sampath Bandarupalli

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Australia registered their first ODI series win at home in more than three years as they got the better of India yet again at the SCG. Steve Smith, with yet another 62-ball century, was the star of Australia’s innings which featured as many as five players scoring 60+ runs. The contributions got Australia to finish on 389/4 to which India replied with 338/9 having failed to cope up with the required rate. The Indian captain Virat Kohli (89) and his deputy KL Rahul (76) were the major contributors for the visitors with fifties.

Here are all the statistical highlights from Australia’s 51-run win during the 2nd AUS vs IND ODI:

India’s losing streak in International cricket continues:

7 – India now has lost each of their last seven matches in International cricket. The last instance of India losing seven successive games was during the 2002-03 season. This streak includes five defeats in the ODI format and two in Test cricket. The current streak in ODIs is also the first time that India lost five consecutive ODI matches since losing five in a row during the 2015-16 season.

Highest scoring ODI ever in Australia:

727 – A total of 727 runs were recorded during the 2nd AUS vs IND ODI; the first-ever ODI game on Australian soil with 700+ runs. The previous highest aggregated ODI game in Australia was 688 runs during the 2015 CWC game between Australia and Sri Lanka also hosted by Sydney.

20 – A total of 20 sixes were hit by both Australia (10) and India (10) during the Sunday’s ODI which are the most in a 50-over match on Australian soil featuring the hosts. The 20 sixes during the AUS vs IND ODI are also the 2nd most in any ODI hosted by Australia behind the 22 maximums during the 2015 CWC game between West Indies and Zimbabwe.

India’s struggle for early wickets continues:

3 – India conceded century opening stands in each of their last three ODI matches; the first such instance for them in the format. They conceded a century opening stand to New Zealand in the last ODI during their tour earlier this year.

5 – India has given away 50+ opening partnerships in each of their last five ODIs; a streak that began in the 3-match ODI series in New Zealand. This is the first instance of India conceding 50+ stands in five consecutive ODI matches.

Record totals for both India and Australia:

338/9 – India’s total of 338/9 in this game is now their highest in the ODI format in Australia going past the total of 331/4 which they made during the 2016 tour also at the SCG. This is also the 2nd highest total for any team against Australia in Australia behind Sri Lanka’s 343/5 in the 2003 Sydney ODI.

389/4 – The total of 389/4 by Australia is their highest in ODI cricket against India surpassing the 374/6 posted during the first ODI. This is also the 3rd highest total in Men’s ODI cricket for Australia behind 434/4 against South Africa in 2006 Johannesburg ODI and 417/6 against Afghanistan in the 2015 CWC.

Here are other stats from Australia’s innings:

Milestones for Kohli:

2020Virat Kohli now has scored 2020 runs in ODI cricket against Australia which makes him only the 5th player to complete 2000 ODI runs against the Aussies. Of the five players with this milestone, Kohli’s average of 54.59 is the best behind Rohit Sharma’s 61.33.


22011 – Virat Kohli completed 22000 runs in International cricket when he went past his individual score of 78. Kohli got to the milestone in 462 innings which are the fewest among the seven players with 22000+ runs in International cricket. The previous fastest to this milestone was Sachin Tendulkar in 493 innings.

A game of contributions:

7 – Each of India’s top seven scored 20+ runs in this game which is the first such instance in ODI cricket. This is overall the 10th instance in ODI format where a team’s top seven scored no less than 20 runs.

In fact, this match is only the 3rd in ODI cricket for India where as many as seven players scored 20+ runs. The 2008 Dhaka ODI against Pakistan and the 2018 Leeds ODI against England are the other such instances.

10 – The 2nd AUS vs IND ODI became only the 2nd in the history of format where no batsman in the top five scored less than 25 runs. The other such game was also between India and Australia when they faced at The Oval during the 2019 World Cup.

10 – Indian batsmen hit as many as ten sixes in this game including five from KL Rahul alone. They are now the first team to hit as many as ten sixes in an ODI against Australia in Australia.

338/9 – India’s total of 338/9 is their 2nd highest in ODI format with the highest individual less than 90. Highest is 348/5 against Bangladesh in 2004 Dhaka ODI with the highest score of 70.