India vs Australia 2019, 5th ODI – Statistical Highlights

Here are all the major stats and numbers recorded during the series decider at the Feroz Shah Kotla.

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khawaja. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
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Australia scripted one of the greatest comebacks in the ODI history to win the 5-match series against India in India. From being 0-2 down after the first two games, the Australians sealed crucial moments in the last three games and win the series. Usman Khawaja’s 2nd century of this series helped Australia finish with 272/9 in their 50 overs. On a dry surface which was assisting the spinners, India lacked big partnerships from their top order and were bundled out for 237.

Here are all the major stats and numbers recorded during the series decider at the Feroz Shah Kotla:

A historic comeback:

5 – Australia recorded only the 5th instance of winning a bilateral ODI series after losing the first two matches. South Africa against Pakistan during the 2003 series in Pakistan, Bangladesh against Zimbabwe at home in 2005 and South Africa against England in 2016 at home won by a 3-2 margin from being 0-2. Pakistan defeated India during the 2006 6-match ODI series in India by a 4-2 margin.

A rare ODI series defeat for India:

2009 – This is the first ODI series win for Australia in India since defeating the hosts by 4-2 in 2009. The Aussies lost to India by 1-0 margin in 2010, by 3-2 in 2013 and by 4-1 in the 2017 series in India. This is also Australia’s first ODI series win against any side since defeating Pakistan in January 2017.

2015 – The last instance of India losing an ODI series at home was way back in October 2015 against South Africa in a 5-match ODI series. This is also the first ODI series defeat under Virat Kohli’s captaincy in India having won all the previous five.

Rohit bags a couple of milestones:

121 – Innings Rohit Sharma needed for completing 6000 runs in ODI cricket as an opener; the fewest by any player. Hashim Amla was the previous fastest to this milestone taking 123 innings.

Stats: Rohit Sharma completes 6000 runs as an opener in ODI cricket

200 – Rohit Sharma completed 8000 runs in ODI cricket in his 200th innings. He became the joint 3rd fastest and the joint 2nd quickest to complete 8000 ODI runs.

Stats: Fastest to 8000 runs in ODI cricket

A record series for Khawaja:

383 – Usman Khawaja’s 383 runs in this ODI series are the most by any player in a 5-match ODI series against India. He went past Kane Williamson’s 361 runs during the 2014 series played in New Zealand which the Kiwis won by 4-0 margin.

AB de Villiers’ 358 runs during the 2015 series in India were the previous highest for any player against India in India during a 5-match ODI series. Khawaja is also the first Australian to score more than one century in a bilateral ODI series against India.

383 – The 383 runs by Usman Khawaja in this series are the 3rd most by an Australian in a bilateral ODI series. George Bailey aggregated 478 runs across six matches during the 2013 series in India while David Warner amassed 386 runs during the 2016 5-match ODI series in South Africa.

Khawaja has four fifty-plus scores in this ODI series; the joint-most by any Australian in a bilateral ODI series. Five other players have had four 50+ scores in a bilateral ODI series for Australia.

Cummins shines:

14 – Number of wickets Pat Cummins bagged in this ODI series; the joint-most by an Australian in a bilateral ODI series. Mitchell Johnson during the 2007 7-match ODI series against India in India and Clint McKay in the 5-match home ODI series against Pakistan in 2010 also picked up 14 wickets.

Australian bowlers shine:

3 – India got bowled out in three matches in this series; the joint most times they were bowled out in a bilateral ODI series at home. Windies bundled out India on three occasions during the 1987/88 ODI series. Australia bowled India out on as many as three instances during the series in 2007 and in 2009.

Kohli couldn’t take India home:

310Virat Kohli ended as India’s leading run-getter in this ODI series with 310 runs. He became the first Indian captain to aggregate 300 runs in a bilateral ODI series loss. MS Dhoni’s 285 runs during the 2009 ODI series at home against Australia are the previous highest runs by an Indian captain in an ODI series loss.

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