India vs Australia, 2nd ODI, Jaipur October 16, 2013

India's fastest ODI ton, and a glut of most expensive spells

Shiva Jayaraman
Stats highlights from India's chase of 359 against Australia in the second ODI in Jaipur

  • India's chase of 359 was the second highest successful chase in ODIs, after the Johannesburg epic between Australia and South Africa. (Click here for a list of highest chases in ODIs.) It was also the fourth highest chase of a 300-plus target in terms of run rate.

  • Virat Kohli's century off 52 deliveries was the quickest by an India batsman - beating Virender Sehwag's hundred off 60 balls against New Zealand in Hamilton - and the seventh fastest in ODIs. (Click here for a list of the fastest one-day centuries.)

  • Kohli's hundred is also the fastest against Australia in ODIs, beating Craig McMillan's 67-ball ton in Hamilton in 2007. It was the third fastest hundred in a chase, after Shahid Afridi's 45-ball century against India in Kanpur in 2005 and Kevin O'Brien's 50-ball hundred against England in Bangalore in the 2011 World Cup.

  • The total of 359 equalled Australia's highest against India in ODIs. They had made this score twice before - in the final of the 2003 World Cup and in the second final of the 2004 VB Series. This was the first time in 13 attempts that India successfully chased a target in excess of 300 against Australia.

  • India's score of 362 for 1 is the highest total achieved for the loss of one wicket or fewer in an ODI. The previous highest was Sri Lanka's 348 for 1 against India in Kingston in July this year.

  • Australia's innings was the first instance of all top five batsmen making more than 50 in an ODI. There has been only one other ODI innings in which five batsmen scored fifty or more - Pakistan's did it against Zimbabwe.

  • Eight batsmen made scores of more than 50 in this match, only the second such instance in ODIs. Five Pakistan batsmen and three Zimbabwe batsmen hit half-centuries in an ODI in Karachi in 2008.

  • Boundaries amounted to 438 runs in this game, the third-highest such aggregate for an ODI. The 75 fours and 23 sixes in the match are the sixth highest in their respective charts for ODIs. In this game, India hit their most boundaries against Australia, after Australia had hit their most boundaries against India.

  • Seven or more bowlers conceded 60 or more runs in a match for only the fourth time in ODIs.

  • Ravindra Jadeja bowled his most expensive ten-over spell in this match, while Vinay Kumar bowled his second-most expensive spell. For Australia, Clint McKay, Shane Watson, Glenn Maxwell and James Faulkner bowled the most expensive spells of their careers in this match.

  • Rohit Sharma hit his third ODI century, 58 innings after he made his second one, against Sri Lanka at Bulawayo in 2010.
  • Kohli now has ten centuries in wins while chasing in ODIs, the second most after Sachin Tendulkar, who has 14. Kohli averages 82.70 in successful ODI chases, the sixth highest among batsmen with a minimum of 20 innings.

  • A total of 762 runs were scored in this match for the loss of seven wickets - an average of 120.16 runs were scored per wicket, the second-highest average runs per wicket scored ever in ODIs. The match between Pakistan and West Indies at the MCG in the 1992 World Cup saw an average of 220.50 runs per wicket scored, the highest average runs per wicket scored ever in an ODI.

Shiva Jayaraman is a sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo

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  • dummy4fb on October 21, 2013, 15:20 GMT

    If Sachin is not playing for records he would retire before only when he failed in Eng without making a century.. he wanted this record of 200 tests to him... from that series if u take the avg.. frm that he is worst than Ashwin.... where as Sehwag and Gambir r removed but he is not removed till now... for details u can see below link..;orderby=batting_average;spanmin2=21+jun+2011;spanval2=span;team=6;template=results;type=batting

    if u want from WI series(debut of Ashwin) then change date in link with 5+nov+2011 there also u can see Ashwin is better than Sachin...

  • mrgupta on October 19, 2013, 11:28 GMT

    Yeah Sachin played for records, but not Lara who made 375 and 400 and did his team win? 53 of Sachin's 100 centuries were scored in Wins and only 25 were in loosing cause. Sachin scored 3 centuries in 4th innings of a test 1 Won the match, 1 saved the test and only 1 was in a lost cause, Dravid scored 1 which saved a test. Sachin scored 500+ runs twice in World Cups and was the Top scorer in both these tournaments, and 2nd highest scorer in the 2011 edition which India Won. What has been the performance of the other greats in the World Cups? Not sure how do you define who played for records and who didn't. .

  • Taha_Farrukh on October 19, 2013, 7:30 GMT

    Posted by royals1986@ You are right ......If sachin is proud playing for india if he beleives cricket is everything then why isnt he playing Ranji after retirement? there are many youngsters in the Ranji circuit whom he can groom.Why has be become choosy?Why is he deciding which opposition to play and which opposition not to ? Why has he dealyed his retirement when there were young guns like Pujara, Yuvraj, Raina, Rohit sharma were sidelined because the no 4 position was taken?

  • AricentHarish on October 19, 2013, 3:45 GMT

    @royals1986, " If Sachin is proud playing for India .. then why isn't he playing Ranji ?" How can one play Ranji for India ? "Why has be become choosy?" He has missed only 1 test series in recent times - the tour to West Indies in 2011. (Virat's debut series). "Why has he delayed his retirement when Pujara, Yuvraj, Raina, Rohit were sidelined ?" Yuvraj and Raina, despite their initial promises, are now no longer "young guns" in tests. Pujara has been playing since 2010. He failed in the opportunity given in overseas, so was kept aside for the abroad assignments. And on Rohit, the management must have felt he would waste his chances, just like he did in ODIs.

  • royals1986 on October 18, 2013, 15:58 GMT

    Truth is a bitter pill harder to swallow. So for the sachin lovers it will be difficult. Like a smoker addicted to cigaratte, they know its harmful but harder to Quit. I request all diehard sachin fans to answer my questions in my previous comment.

  • espncricinfomobile on October 18, 2013, 15:12 GMT

    Who the hell are you people talking bout sachin??just shut the hell up and watch the match without complaining...if sachin were from Australia and this and that.... Sir Don Bradman is fan of sachin...What more?? Grow up guys.....

  • royals1986 on October 18, 2013, 13:38 GMT

    @archere3. Plz understand that with gr8 name comes greater responsibility. the chennai test was famous not bcoz of a great indian collaspe its famous for sachin making 136 and india still losing the match. If you have watched the sachn dismissal there was no need for him to step out to saqlain and be a hero. india would have easily won if he would have played sensibly with the tail. My point is if SAchin would have represented Australia then he would have been shown the doors in the initial years itself leave alone scoring another 10-20 centuries more. If sachin is proud playing for india if he beleives cricket is everything then why isnt he playing Ranji after retirement? there are many youngsters in the Ranji circuit whom he can groom.Why has be become choosy?Why is he deciding which opposition to play and which opposition not to ? Why has he dealyed his retirement when there were young guns like Pujara, Yuvraj, Raina, Rohit sharma were sidelined because the no 4 position was taken?

  • likeintcricket on October 18, 2013, 10:20 GMT

    @Raman.UV, agreed, survival was the key to success in those days. I think only Stein can be called as a genuine fast bowler and Ajmal a really good spinner. All other bowlers are ordinary as compared to the bowlers of that era. Could you imagine this score against Warne, Mcrath, Mcdormott and gillespie. I have seen WI destroying Pak batting on Faislabad where 600+ was a common score. Even in that epic match b/w SA and Aus there was no class bowler in either team except Brett Lee who had an off day. Also Aussies scored 369 which is itself a very good score and they might have scored more if they knew about India's reply.

  • dummy4fb on October 18, 2013, 8:42 GMT

    records are there to be broken......

  • Renish83 on October 18, 2013, 8:21 GMT

    Common guyzz...How can you talk against Sachin like this?..If India has got good batting talent today it's because of Sachin as role model for them..If Indians are crazy about cricket today, it's because of him..BCCI is strong today, it's because of him…He was the only hope of team India during 90's…He handled so much pressure everytime he went with bat…To conclude, I believe that without Sachin, Indian cricket would have been in same position of Indian hockey team today….How many of you agree?

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