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