India v Australia, 2017: 5th ODI – Statistical Highlights

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

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After a close loss in the 4th ODI, India came back well to win the final match to seal a win and end the series in their favour with a dominant 4-1 margin. After an all-round performance by the Indian bowlers restricted the Australia to just 242/9, they chased the total down with seven overs to spare and record a 7-wicket win. Rohit Sharma struck a brilliant 125-run knock to lead India to a comfortable win.

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

3 – Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma pair became the 3rd Indian pair to record three consecutive century partnerships. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma was the first one while Dhawan and Rahane pair was the 2nd to accomplish this feat, all in the last two years.


4 – Number of consecutive fifty-plus scores for Ajinkya Rahane in this series. He is the 3rd player after Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli to score fifty-plus scores in four consecutive ODI innings against Australia.

5 – Number of times Rohit Sharma has scored fifty-plus scores in three consecutive ODI innings. Three of these streaks have come in his last 16 innings.

6 – This century by Rohit was his 6th ODI hundred against Australia. Only Sachin Tendulkar (9) has more ODI centuries against Australia than Rohit. Windies’ Desmond Haynes also has scored six ODI tons over the Aussies.

14 – Number of sixes Rohit hit in this series. These are the joint 3rd most by an Indian in a bilateral ODI series. Rohit hit 23 sixes in 2013 against Australia while MS Dhoni hit 17 in 2005 against Sri Lanka. Rohit also hit 14 during the 2016 series against Australia.

14 – Rohit’s century in this game is his 14th ODI century and his first hundred in India in 14 innings. His last ODI century in India was in 2015 against South Africa at Kanpur.

42 – Innings he needed to complete 2000 ODI runs in India. He became the fastest to complete 2000 ODI runs in India by breaking Sourav Ganguly’s (45) record.

58 – Number of sixes Rohit has hit against Australia in ODIs. These are the 2nd most number of sixes by any player against an opponent in this format. Shahid Afridi has hit 63 sixes in ODIs against Sri Lanka.

83 – Innings he took to complete 4000 ODI runs as an opener. He is the 2nd fastest to the milestone after Hashim Amla, who needed 79 innings.

162 – Rohit became the joint 10th fastest to complete 6000 ODI runs by taking 162 innings for the milestone. He is the 2nd fastest among Indians after Virat Kohli and Sourav Ganguly.

180 – Kohli’s series aggregate of 180 is the 3rd lowest among the bilateral series in which he batted five or more times. He scored 155 runs in the home series against England in 2015 and 159 in his debut series against Sri Lanka in 2008.

2008 – Hardik Pandya scored 222 runs and picked up six wickets in this series. He is the first Indian with the double of 200+ runs and 5+ wickets in a bilateral ODI series since Yuvraj Singh in 2008 against England at home.

2013 – The last times before this series, Virat Kohli failed to score a century in a bilateral ODI series where he batted five and more innings was in the home series against England in 2013.