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