AUS vs IND, 2020: Records galore for Steve Smith and Australia in the 2nd ODI
Here are all the major stats and records that Steve Smith and Australia created during the second ODI.
Updated - Nov 29, 2020 4:54 pm
Australia came with full force over the Indian bowlers yet again with the bat as they amassed a huge total of 389/4; 15 more than what they managed in the first ODI. David Warner (83 off 77) and Aaron Finch (60 off 69) put on 142 for the first wicket before both got out in space of three overs. Steve Smith took the charge yet again as he kept finding boundaries on his way to a 62-ball hundred for the 2nd time in as many games. Contributions from Marnus Labuschagne (70 off 61) and Glenn Maxwell (63* off 29) took the team close to 400.
Here are all the major stats and records that Steve Smith and Australia created during the second ODI:
1 – Australia’s innings was the first-ever in ODI history to feature five batters scoring 60+ runs. It is also just the 3rd instance in ODI cricket where as many as five batters scored fifty-plus runs. Pakistan was the first team to achieve this feat during the 2008 Karachi ODI against Zimbabwe while Australia also had each of their top five scoring fifties in the 2013 Jaipur ODI against India.
2 – Steve Smith became just the 2nd player in ODI history to smash centuries in successive innings taking less than 70 balls. Smith struck tons in exactly 62 balls in both matches of this series.
Jonny Bairstow was the first player with this feat who struck a 58-ball ton against New Zealand in 2018 and had a 54-ball hundred against Scotland in his next outing.
4 – Steve Smith is now the 4th player to score centuries in three consecutive ODI innings against India. Zaheer Abbas (1982-83), Nasir Jamshed (2012-2013) and Quinton de Kock (2013) are the other three players with three successive ODI tons against India.
4 – As many as four Indian bowlers conceded 70+ runs in Australia’s innings; the 2nd such instance for India in ODI cricket after the 2015 Mumbai ODI against South Africa. It is overall the 12th instance of four or more players conceding 70+ runs in the same ODI innings in Men’s cricket.
5 – Smith has scored 50+ runs in each of his last five ODI innings against India, a streak that began in the 2019 World Cup. Smith is now just the 2nd player with five consecutive fifty-plus scores in ODI format against India. Kane Williamson achieved this feat during the 5-match ODI series at home in 2014.
389/4 – Australia’s total of 389/4 is now their highest total in ODI cricket against India surpassing the 374/6 posted in the first ODI. This is also the 3rd highest total against India in the ODI format behind South Africa’s 438/4 in the 2015 Mumbai ODI and Sri Lanka’s 411/8 in the 2009 Rajkot.
389/4 – The total of 389/4 is also the highest Australia posted at the Sydney cricket ground going past the 378/9 they got during the 2015 CWC against Sri Lanka. It is also Australia’s 3rd highest total in Men’s ODI cricket behind 434/4 against South Africa in 2006 Johannesburg ODI and 417/6 against Afghanistan in the 2015 CWC.