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India v Australia, 2017: 2nd ODI – Statistical Highlights

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar India
Bhuvneshwar Kumar celebrates Hilton Cartwright’s wicket. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team India took an early lead of 2-0 in the 5-match series with a 50-run win at the Eden Gardens leaving Australia to win no option but to win the remaining matches to have a shot at winning the series. After electing to bat first, India’s middle and lower order collapsed this time after fifties from Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane. The Indian spinners stepped up in the crucial stages to halt the 253-run chase as Kuldeep Yadav bagged a hat-trick.

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

3 – Kuldeep Yadav became only the 3rd Indian to take a hat-trick in ODI cricket. He is also the first Indian to take an ODI hat-trick after 26 years.

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3 – This is the 3rd time Virat Kohli had a streak of 8 and more consecutive wins in ODIs. He is only the 2nd captain after Ricky Ponting (4) to register 8+ consecutive wins in ODIs on three different instances.

25 – Number of the Man of the Match awards Virat Kohli has won in ODI cricket. These are the most number of MoM awards for any player in this format since his debut in August 2008. Tillakaratne Dilshan received 23 match awards in ODIs in this period.

92 – Virat Kohli’s 92-run knock is the 4th highest individual score for an Indian captain against Australia in ODIs. MS Dhoni scored two centuries while Mohammad Azharuddin had a score of 93. For more stats on Virat Kohli’s knock – Occasions where Virat Kohli got out in the 90s in ODIs.

216 – Innings Steven Smith needed to complete 9000 runs in International cricket. Among Australian players, only Matthew Hayden (203) and Greg Chappell (215) needed fewer innings for the milestone.

300 – This ODI was the 300th ODI MS Dhoni played for India. He featured in three ODIs for Asia XI. He became the 19th player to feature in 300 ODIs for a team.

2009 – The last instance when captains of both the teams in an India-Australia ODI scored fifties was in 2009 Delhi ODI where Ricky Ponting for Australia and MS Dhoni for India scored fifties. Overall, this is the 7th India-Australia ODI where both the captains scored fifty-plus scores.

2013 – Last time before this game, Team India was bowled out while batting first in a home ODI game was in 2013 against England at Dharamsala.

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