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India v Australia, ODI series 2017 – Milestones achieved by Indian players

Here we look at all the milestones reached by Indian players during the series.

Rohit Sharma & Ajinkya Rahane
Rohit Sharma & Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India recorded their best bilateral ODI series performance against Australia defeating them 4-1 in the 5-match ODI series. All the Indian players put on a decent show with everyone who played in the series making crucial contributions at different stages in the series. These players also achieved new milestones in their careers during this series.

Here we look at all the milestones reached by Indian players during the series.

50 – Virat Kohli completed 50 wins as a captain in International cricket during the 1st ODI at Chennai. His 50th International win came in the 70th game he captained. Only Ricky Ponting took fewer matches to record 50th victory in International cricket.

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100 – Umesh Yadav completed 100 wickets in ODI cricket during the 4th ODI in Bangalore. He became the 18th Indian to take 100 ODI wickets and the 7th fastest in terms of matches taken (71).

100 – The stumping MS Dhoni effected during the 3rd ODI at Indore was his 100th in ODI cricket for India. Dhoni has affected 103 stumpings in his career so far with three of those for Asia XI.

750 – Dhoni’s stumping in the 3rd ODI at Indore was also his 750th dismissal as a wicketkeeper in International cricket. He is the 3rd keeper with 750+ International dismissals after Mark Boucher (998) and Adam Gilchrist (905).

1000 – Ajinkya Rahane complete 1000 ODI runs in India during the 3rd ODI at Indore. His average to the mark was the 3rd lowest among the 32 players from India.

2000 – Virat completed 2000 ODI runs as captain during the 4th ODI in Bangalore. The Indian skipper became the quickest to the milestone taking 36 innings, five lesser than AB de Villiers (41).

2000 – Rohit Sharma complete 2000 runs in ODI cricket on Indian soil during the 5th ODI at Nagpur. By taking 42 innings for the milestone, Rohit broke the record held by Sourav Ganguly, who needed 45 innings to reach 2000 ODI runs in India.

4000 – Dhoni became the 2nd Indian to complete 4000 runs in home ODIs after Sachin Tendulkar. He completed this milestone during the first ODI at Chennai. Dhoni scored 4250 ODI runs on Indian soil so far out of which 174 runs were for Asia XI. He completed 4000 ODI runs in India during the England series in January.

4000 – Rohit completed 4000 ODI runs as an opener during the 5th ODI in Nagpur. He reached the milestone in 83 innings; the 2nd quickest to 4000 ODI runs as an opener after Hashim Amla (79).

6000 – During the 5th ODI at Nagpur, Rohit also completed 6000 runs in ODI cricket. He became the 3rd fastest to reach the milestone among Indians and the joint 10th quickest overall.

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