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
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  • 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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  • HenryPorter on October 20, 2013, 0:02 GMT

    Johnson's ODI stats are not just good in Asia: with 205 ODI wickets he has just gone past his coach, Craig McDermott, to reach #4 in the list of all-time Aussie ODI wicket-takers. But in terms of away-from-home wickets, he's already past Warne & McGrath to be the #2 Aussie behind Brett Lee. All-time and all countries, he's now #7 away-from-home ODI wicket-taker.

  • GrindAR 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.

  • PPL11 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 !!

  • superShiva on October 21, 2013, 10:12 GMT

    Dhoni shd been named MOM for his inngs under difficult sitution

  • santosh1906 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.

  • Liquefierrrr 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.

  • on October 21, 2013, 2:52 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • HenryPorter on October 20, 2013, 0:02 GMT

    Johnson's ODI stats are not just good in Asia: with 205 ODI wickets he has just gone past his coach, Craig McDermott, to reach #4 in the list of all-time Aussie ODI wicket-takers. But in terms of away-from-home wickets, he's already past Warne & McGrath to be the #2 Aussie behind Brett Lee. All-time and all countries, he's now #7 away-from-home ODI wicket-taker.

  • GrindAR 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.

  • PPL11 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 !!

  • superShiva on October 21, 2013, 10:12 GMT

    Dhoni shd been named MOM for his inngs under difficult sitution

  • santosh1906 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.

  • Liquefierrrr 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.

  • on October 21, 2013, 2:52 GMT

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ravikini 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.

  • on October 20, 2013, 14:35 GMT

    @Superman121 - LOL mate. Are you an Aussie ? Was that intended to be a humorous post ?

    That is a really clever advice. Keep Ishant - he will do just fine in Aussieland . Indian team management should bring Agarkar back from retirement - he may also 'perform' on live pitches. LOL..

    All the Indian cricketers have to bear the burden of huge expectations - and that comes with the territory. The stress of managing the expectation does not come even close to the stress of competition that is there to secure a place in the Indian team. So if you are in the team then you need to produce results to keep your place.

    BTW: The extreme competition is a norm in India for every Indian, competition for good schools, competition for business and competition for a job. You don't have to sorry for Indian cricketers.

  • sweetspot on October 20, 2013, 11:20 GMT

    In other words, India fans asking for axing Ishant, if Dhoni hadn't bowled Ishant for that one over, he would still be a good bowler? Or is this too challenging a question for some?

  • sweetspot on October 20, 2013, 11:18 GMT

    Dhoni is just a monster at any position, but chooses to groom everyone for the future. Giving Ishant the crucial over is just part of that strategy, make no mistake. He is making sure the team is not overly dependent on his exploits alone. He has put his trust in this bunch, and won't take it away so easily. Faulkner was awesome, but that sort of innings doesn't always come off. Great entertainment and congratulations are due to the Aussies. I'm just thankful the series is interesting with so many young players on both sides and really going for it.

  • on October 20, 2013, 9:14 GMT

    Dhoni should bat at no.4 , instead of using raina at no.4.... dhoni has the ability to build an innings and at no.4, he have ample time to do it....as it is very tough to get him out in limited overs cricket, he can do the role of a finisher as well most of the times...considering the fact that next world cup is in australia-nz ,no.4 batsmen should be able to handle bouncers really well...and dhoni s the best man to do that....other than raina's inability to play bouncers well ,he s best to be played in slog overs...with the ball losing its shine and bowlers getting tired at the end of an innings, raina can play his role better..so raina should bat at no.6

  • Superman121 on October 20, 2013, 8:59 GMT

    Gosh! judging by all these negative comments from the Indian fans, I can imagine what sort of pressure those players must be having representing their country.. Indian team is playing good cricket and everyone can have a bad game or too... Fans need to realize that they can't win each and every game they play! Rohit Sharma was a hero coming in to this game and look at the comments he get after one bad game... Raina has won games for india single handedly in the past.. he is new to #4 position. give him some time to settle down...

    Don't blame bowlers, there nothing they can do in these batting friendly pitches... How can you blame ishant when the best Aussie attack was taken apart in the last game... Ishanth will do superbly well in Aussie conditions in the next WC. thats why Dhoni persists with him. He is an asset...

  • on October 20, 2013, 8:48 GMT

    Stuart Broad is the one of the key bowler of England now. Yuvraj Hit 6 Sixes in an over. So Give Ishant more chances.

  • fah4 on October 20, 2013, 8:06 GMT

    Ishant may be dropped for next matches in the series but he knows he will be recalled for the next one with out actually playing (forget performing) in domestic matches and no one knows why this happens again and again and again....

  • on October 20, 2013, 7:36 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas_Atheist - seriously - averaging 50 over past 1 year. Has one failure and should be dropped and he is nohit now. I agree with dropping raina. Pick manoj tiwari instead for long run. Drop ishant and vinay kumar. But thing is the other 2 quicks need to be used the same way as Bk kumar, bowling almost 7-8 overs by first 20 overs. With the old rule it was after 15 overs where spin had a part and it was in 20-30 overs where they had a major role, with ball starting to grip and turn. Well with 2 new balls after 40 overs, the ball is 20 overs old, when is when ball will start assisting spin. So I believe at death is when spin should play a major wicket taking role. Plus with old ball at death the ball, there is no swing for the seamers, so they are bound to get hammered (with also no reverse swing). Atleast there will be some assistance for spinners.

  • on October 20, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    India deserved to lose the game. Ishant is not even good enough to be a part of Bangladesh or Afghanistan squad, forget about playing 11. I am not saying this because of the 30 run over. He just hasn't performed. Even in the Champions Trophy final he was lucky to get those wickets. They were not wicket taking deliveries by any means. It is good that India lost the game. Else he would still get away with this mess. Now Mohit will come in place of Ishant in the squard for sure.

  • on October 20, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas_Atheist - Your comment shows how much you know the game of cricket.. Bhuvi has coceded only 5.5 runs per over in the last 3 games where Aussies have scored in excess of 1000 runs.. And Jadeja conceded only 31 runs in 10 overs yessterday.. Agreed Jadeja having an offtime with the bat but still he is the no.1 bowler in onedayers..

  • on October 20, 2013, 6:23 GMT

    When bowlers like unadkat & shami ahmed who are in form are not given chance even though Ishant has been hit for many runs during the past few matches i dont know what to say...

  • on October 20, 2013, 5:04 GMT

    its high time india changes ishant, i guess there is no special performance given by him till now in ODI's. He has never been a threat to the batsmen. if a top order batsmen hits the bowler for runs its acceptable, what we saw in this series is that he is getting beaten be low order batsmen too (mckay and now faulkner)

  • on October 20, 2013, 5:03 GMT

    india big country but dont hv good 5 bowlers for save 300 scores.......

  • on October 20, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    Great knock by Dhoni, but he made an equally big mistake by keeping Ishant and Vinay in the team! For starters, what does Dhoni think about Yuvi's role in the team... Here's a guy who picked up 15+ wickets in the WC 2011 and he is not even bowling 8 overs... I bet Yuvraj would have been a much better option instead of Virat for that 18 run over and the 48th over which effectively booted India out of the game... Dhoni gives the impression that Ishant is the lone fast bowler in the whole of India and it is ridiculous! If a guy has potential, then it should translate into performance at some point! He can't debut with potential and retire with the same potential! For heaven sake, drop Ishant and Vinay for good; bring them back only if they can prove themselves in domestic cricket with 30+ wickets in Ranji seasons and some big performances in domestic ODs ... This is now reaching insane limits and Dhoni happily self destructed his magnificent innings with a master stroke through Ishant!

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 20, 2013, 1:34 GMT

    Not only this Sharma, but the other Sharma is a dead-weight too. Players who need to be dropped - Nohit Sharma, Generous Sharma, Pull-less Raina, Domestic Jadeja, Trundler Kumar and may be Yuvraj Singh also. Realise that India is winning in spite of these 6 under-performing players.

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 19, 2013, 20:12 GMT

    @ROXSPORT: True bro. Ishant needs to get rid of his hair before he does anything else.

  • on October 19, 2013, 19:57 GMT

    just get zaheer and umesh yadav for the next matches.umesh yadav's strikes during the middle overs was a key to india's success in champions trophy

  • ROXSPORT on October 19, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    Guys, give Ishant abreak. It wasn't his fault that he went for 30 in one over. It is simply because he can't see where he is bowling. If only, Dhoni would insist on a hair cut, perhaps Ishant would be able to see where to pitch the ball.....

  • ROXSPORT on October 19, 2013, 19:10 GMT

    Guys, give Ishant abreak. It wasn't his fault that he went for 30 in one over. It is simply because he can't see where he is bowling. If only, Dhoni would insist on a hair cut, perhaps Ishant would be able to see where to pitch the ball.....

  • on October 19, 2013, 19:57 GMT

    just get zaheer and umesh yadav for the next matches.umesh yadav's strikes during the middle overs was a key to india's success in champions trophy

  • Cpt.Meanster on October 19, 2013, 20:12 GMT

    @ROXSPORT: True bro. Ishant needs to get rid of his hair before he does anything else.

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on October 20, 2013, 1:34 GMT

    Not only this Sharma, but the other Sharma is a dead-weight too. Players who need to be dropped - Nohit Sharma, Generous Sharma, Pull-less Raina, Domestic Jadeja, Trundler Kumar and may be Yuvraj Singh also. Realise that India is winning in spite of these 6 under-performing players.

  • on October 20, 2013, 4:32 GMT

    Great knock by Dhoni, but he made an equally big mistake by keeping Ishant and Vinay in the team! For starters, what does Dhoni think about Yuvi's role in the team... Here's a guy who picked up 15+ wickets in the WC 2011 and he is not even bowling 8 overs... I bet Yuvraj would have been a much better option instead of Virat for that 18 run over and the 48th over which effectively booted India out of the game... Dhoni gives the impression that Ishant is the lone fast bowler in the whole of India and it is ridiculous! If a guy has potential, then it should translate into performance at some point! He can't debut with potential and retire with the same potential! For heaven sake, drop Ishant and Vinay for good; bring them back only if they can prove themselves in domestic cricket with 30+ wickets in Ranji seasons and some big performances in domestic ODs ... This is now reaching insane limits and Dhoni happily self destructed his magnificent innings with a master stroke through Ishant!

  • on October 20, 2013, 5:03 GMT

    india big country but dont hv good 5 bowlers for save 300 scores.......

  • on October 20, 2013, 5:04 GMT

    its high time india changes ishant, i guess there is no special performance given by him till now in ODI's. He has never been a threat to the batsmen. if a top order batsmen hits the bowler for runs its acceptable, what we saw in this series is that he is getting beaten be low order batsmen too (mckay and now faulkner)

  • on October 20, 2013, 6:23 GMT

    When bowlers like unadkat & shami ahmed who are in form are not given chance even though Ishant has been hit for many runs during the past few matches i dont know what to say...

  • on October 20, 2013, 7:18 GMT

    @Dravid_Gravitas_Atheist - Your comment shows how much you know the game of cricket.. Bhuvi has coceded only 5.5 runs per over in the last 3 games where Aussies have scored in excess of 1000 runs.. And Jadeja conceded only 31 runs in 10 overs yessterday.. Agreed Jadeja having an offtime with the bat but still he is the no.1 bowler in onedayers..

  • on October 20, 2013, 7:21 GMT

    India deserved to lose the game. Ishant is not even good enough to be a part of Bangladesh or Afghanistan squad, forget about playing 11. I am not saying this because of the 30 run over. He just hasn't performed. Even in the Champions Trophy final he was lucky to get those wickets. They were not wicket taking deliveries by any means. It is good that India lost the game. Else he would still get away with this mess. Now Mohit will come in place of Ishant in the squard for sure.