India vs Australia, 3rd ODI, Mohali October 19, 2013

Dhoni goes third at No. 6, and past 5000 as captain

Shiva Jayaraman
Stats highlights from the third India-Australia ODI, in Mohali

  • MS Dhoni's unbeaten 139 in this match was the third-highest individual score by a No. 6 batsman in ODIs. Kapil Dev's unbeaten 175 against Zimbabwe at the 1983 World Cup is the highest individual scored by a No. 6 in ODIs.

  • Dhoni's century was the highest individual score at Mohali, beating 134 by AB de Villiers against Netherlands in the 2011 World Cup. This was also the first ODI hundred by an India batsman at this venue. The previous highest was 99 by Sachin Tendulkar against Pakistan in 2007.

  • When he crossed 100 in this match, Dhoni became the third Indian to aggregate 5000 ODI runs as captain, after Mohammad Azharuddin and Sourav Ganguly. Dhoni is the quickest among them, having crossed 5000 in his 127th innings as captain; Ganguly took 136 innings and Azharuddin, 151.

  • Mitchell Johnson took his sixth four-wicket haul in Asia. He moves ahead of Brett Lee and Courtney Walsh - who have five such hauls - as the visiting bowler with the most four-wicket hauls in Asia.

  • Ishant Sharma conceded 30 runs off his eighth over equalling the dubious record for the most expensive over bowled by an India bowler in ODIs. Before this, Yuvraj Singh had conceded five sixes in an over to England's Dimitri Mascarenhas at The Oval in 2007. Click here for a list of the most expensive overs in ODIs.

  • James Faulkner's 29-ball 64 was the third-fastest innings of fifty or more runs by a No. 8 batsman in ODIs. Ajit Agarkar's 25-ball 67 against Zimbabwe at Rajkot in 2000 is the fastest fifty-plus innings by a No. 8 in ODIs.

  • Faulkner's six sixes in his innings of 64 runs are the second-most by a No. 8 batsman in an innings in ODIs. Abdul Razzaq hit seven sixes in his innings of 76 against Zimbabwe in Sharjah in 2003, the most by a No. 8 in ODIs.

  • Australia completed their highest successful run-chase against India in ODIs. They also chased down a target of 300 or more against India for the first time in seven attempts.

  • Virat Kohli has hit fifty or more runs in his last four ODI innings. With this, he becomes only the third batsman in ODIs to score four or more consecutive fifties three times, after Mark Waugh and Sachin Tendulkar.

  • The 155 runs added by India after the fall of the fifth wicket in this match are the second most by India against Australia in ODIs for the last five wickets.

  • The unbeaten 91-run partnership between Adam Voges and Faulkner was Australia's third-highest ever for the seventh wicket in a winning cause in ODIs.

  • Brad Haddin's five catches in India's innings was the second time he has taken five catches in an innings in ODIs. He is now only the second Australia wicketkeeper to do it two or more times in ODIs after Adam Gilchrist. Gilchrist has nine such instances.

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

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  • Jo on October 21, 2013, 20:20 GMT

    @Superman121: You have good heart for players. I agree will all your comments. Just my 2 cents, Mohali as a venu never a good one for team India, and the difference between winner and looser are, Over #48 on Aus chase. Always overs 47 and 48 are the crucial overs for the bowlers. They should have only one motto, not to give away more than 12 runs. Especially in close chases. But the stupidest thing is the new rule. However yo see it, it does not give the value to the player's performances. It just ijmplies, you should be good at luck.

    An international games, shall never inbuilt luck factor in its game rules. It is pathetic. I can bet, that if this rule is become mandatory or persist longer, then cricket will die... if not ODIs will for sure.

  • Pratik on October 21, 2013, 13:39 GMT

    I think rather then having Raina Or UV at no 4, Dhoni should make him regular No. 4 so Virat & Dhoni at 3 & 4 will give more stability and UV and Raina then can finish the game in slog overs !!

  • Shiva Kumar on October 21, 2013, 10:12 GMT

    Dhoni shd been named MOM for his inngs under difficult sitution

  • santosh on October 21, 2013, 8:00 GMT

    @Superman121 finally some sensible comment. Looks like for many people 3 match non performance is the ultimate criteria to trash a player. Thank god selectors all over the world don't agree otherwise we would not have seen any of the great players of the past who all have gone through patches of under-performance.

  • Dayne on October 21, 2013, 3:06 GMT

    @Chaya Balram - seriously? This article exists under the 'Stats Analysis' section and has the sole purpose of providing unique statistics that arose from this specific game.

    So my question to you is - in an article that is written with the sole purpose of analysing statistics what did you honestly expect? Is this a shock or surprise, this info?

    This was the 3421st ODI in history. Do you understand how difficult/rare it is to get 3rd best ever in such a pool of data?

    The two batsmen who are ahead of Faulkner (Pak's Afridi & Razzaq) achieved their higher positions against Zimbabwe, so ultimately for Faulkner to come 3rd in ANY all-time list, especially with such a winning performance, to those 'softer' achievements and against the awesome Indian side is extremely interesting, unique, pivotal and relevant/important/worthy of documentation.

    Faulkner is in the very early stages of his career, so it makes this excellent achievement all the more vital, interesting and important/relevant.

  • Dummy4 on October 21, 2013, 2:52 GMT

    Dhoni should bat at no.4 or 5.............he is dangerous batsman in odi format.....

  • Dummy4 on October 20, 2013, 19:08 GMT

    what kind of petty statistics are churned out ? for example "James Faulkner's 29-ball 64 was the third-fastest innings of fifty or more runs by a No. 8 batsman in ODIs." - Tomorrow, the stats would read "James Faulkner's 29-ball 64 was the fastest innings of fifty or more runs by a No. 8 batsman in ODIs. whose name is James Faulkner" and then... "James Faulkner's 29-ball 64 was the fastest innings of fifty or more runs by a No. 8 batsman in ODIs. whose name is James Faulkner and who have represented Australia". This is just one instance. Come on, write something more meaningful.. you are making up in length what you lack in depth.

  • Dummy4 on October 20, 2013, 17:06 GMT

    Yesterday i was really upset with the performance of our bowlers, but what can our bowlers do when on the other day we have seen 360 being chased in 43 overs. I feel India should play with an extra spinner in d next game instead of ishant. I m not sure with our bench strength as far as fast bowling is concerned, they all will struggle in these conditions.

  • Dummy4 on October 20, 2013, 16:05 GMT

    Faulkner Played the best knock of his life, and Indian attack is not of such quality they would have contained 304 target to Australians, dew factor was also there, even vinay kumar would have treated in the same as was treated Ishant Sharma, Sharma left with no choice, when his good deliveries were out of the park. No doubt faulkner played the innings of his life.

  • Allrounder on October 20, 2013, 15:29 GMT

    Great compilation of stats. Thanks. I always look out for stats after every match to see which records are broken and also am amazed at the amount of work it takes to filter the stats and present it to us on a platter. Great work. Thanks again.