AUS vs IND, 2020: Steve Smith's fastest ODI ton powers Australia to a record total

AUS vs IND, 2020: Steve Smith’s fastest ODI ton powers Australia to a record total

Here are all the major stats and numbers from Australia’s innings in the first ODI at the SCG.

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Steve Smith. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Australia made a thumping start to the 3-match ODI series against India as they smashed a huge total of 374/6 in the first ODI at the Sydney cricket ground. Skipper Aaron Finch set the platform for a big total with 114 off 124 by sharing a 156-run opening stand with David Warner (69 off 76). Steve Smith, who walked to bat at No.3, smashed a 66-ball 105 with help of 15 boundaries and took only 62 balls for his hundred. Glenn Maxwell hit three sixes and five fours on his way to a 19-ball 45 which helped Australia to score 166 runs in the last 15 overs.

Here are all the major stats and numbers from Australia’s innings in the first ODI at the SCG:

1 – Australia’s total of 374/6 is now their highest total in ODI cricket against India surpassing the total of 359 which was made by them on four different instances – 359/2 in Johannesburg 2003, 359/5 in Sydney 2004, 359/5 in Jaipur 2013 and 359/6 in Mohali 2019.

2 – Only the 2nd time each of Australia’s top three scored 60+ runs during a Men’s ODI game. The other such instance came during the 2018 Chester-le-Street against England. This is also the 3rd instance of a team’s top three scoring 60+ runs during an ODI against India. Sri Lanka during the 2009 Rajkot ODI and South Africa during the 2010 Ahmedabad ODI had their top three batters scoring 60+ runs against India.

62Steve Smith’s 62-ball century is now the 3rd fastest in Men’s ODI cricket for Australia. Glenn Maxwell scored a 51-ball ton during the 2015 CWC against Sri Lanka while James Faulkner hit a hundred in only 57 balls against India during the 2013 Bangalore ODI.

Smith’s ton is also the 3rd fastest hundred in Men’s ODI cricket on Australian soil. Glenn Maxwell (vs SL) and AB de Villiers (vs WI) brought up their centuries in 51 and 52 balls respectively during the 2015 CWC; both at the Sydney Cricket Ground only.

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89Yuzvendra Chahal conceded 89 runs in his ten overs which are the most conceded by any Indian spinner in an ODI. Chahal broke his own record for most runs conceded in an ODI by an Indian spinner which he held since the 2019 CWC game against England for conceding 88 runs.

Chahal’s 89 runs are the 2nd most number of runs conceded by any spinner in an ODI played in Australia. Muttiah Muralitharan gave away 99 runs during the 2006 VB series match against Australia also in Sydney.

126 – Innings Aaron Finch needed to score his 17th century in the ODI format; the 4th quickest to get 17 hundreds in terms of innings. Hashim Amla got there in only 98 innings while Virat Kohli and David Warner needed 112 and 113 innings respectively. Finch also became the 2nd fastest Australian to 5000 ODI runs on Friday standing only behind Warner who got there in 115 innings.

156 – The opening stand of 156 between Aaron Finch and David Warner is now the highest opening stand for Australia in the ODI format at Sydney Cricket ground. Their previous highest opening stand in ODIs at the venue was 152 also against India in 1986.

Overall, the 156-run stand is the 2nd highest for the first wicket in ODIs at SCG behind the 237-run partnership by Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya against the hosts in 2003.

288 – Australia’s top three collectively scored 288 runs which are the 2nd most by Australia’s top three batters in a home ODI match. The Aussie top three aggregated 311 runs in the 2017 Adelaide ODI against Pakistan.

374/6 – Australia’s total of 374/6 is now the highest total in the ODI format where the opposition used only five bowlers. The previous highest ODI total while facing only five bowlers was Scotland’s 371/5 against England during the 2018 Edinburgh ODI.

374/6 – The total of 374/6 by Australia is now their 2nd highest in ODI cricket at the SCG behind the 376/9 they made against Sri Lanka in 2015 World Cup game. Overall, this was the 3rd highest ODI total at the SCG and also Australia’s 4th highest during a home ODI.