India v Australia, 7th ODI, Bangalore November 2, 2013

Thirty-six balls, 115 runs

Stats highlights from an incredible one-day international in Bangalore

  • Rohit Sharma's 209, off 158 balls with 12 fours and 16 sixes, is the slowest of the three double-centuries in one-day internationals. Virender Sehwag's 219 came off 149 balls (strike rate 146.97), while Sachin Tendulkar's unbeaten 200 was off 147 (136.05). Rohit's strike rate was 132.27.

  • There were 16 sixes in Rohit's innings, which is the most by a batsman in an ODI innings. The previous record was 15 by Shane Watson during his unbeaten 185 against Bangladesh in Mirpur. Sixteen is also six more than the combined sixes that Sehwag and Tendulkar struck in their double-hundreds: Sehwag struck seven sixes in his 219, and Tendulkar just three in his unbeaten 200.

  • Rohit's first 50 took him all of 71 balls. During that period, he played out 39 dot balls, took 24 singles, hit three fours and one six. In complete contrast, his last 59 came from a mere 18 balls: it included seven sixes and three fours, and he played out only four dot balls. Rohit brought up his 150 with only 27 balls left in the innings; at that point, it would've been unthinkable to imagine that he'd get a double. Yet, he faced two-thirds of the remaining balls from that stage (MS Dhoni scored 32 from 9 balls), and ended up on 209.

    How Rohit paced his innings
    Runs Balls Dots 1s/2s/3s 4s 6s
    First 50 71 39 24/4/0 3 1
    Second 50 43 22 13/2/0 1 5
    Third 50 26 9 7/2/0 5 3
    151 onwards 18 4 3/1/0 3 7
    Total (209) 158 74 47/9/0 12 16

  • Among those who bowled more than five balls to Rohit, the only bowler who ended with respectable stats was Watson: he conceded only three runs off ten balls, though he bowled during a stage when Rohit hadn't cut loose. Overall, Rohit scored at 6.90 runs per over against Australia's seamers, but he was unstoppable against spin, scoring 79 off 45 balls, a rate of 10.53 to the over.

    Rohit against Australia's bowlers
    Bowler Balls Runs Run rate Dots 4s/ 6s
    Xavier Doherty 34 57 10.05 11 2/ 5
    Clint McKay 28 48 10.28 11 2/ 5
    James Faulkner 42 46 6.57 23 4/ 2
    Nathan Coulter-Nile 28 32 6.85 14 4/ 1
    Glenn Maxwell 11 22 12.00 4 0/ 3
    Shane Watson 10 3 1.80 7 0/ 0
    Aaron Finch 5 1 1.20 4 0/ 0

  • Rohit's series tally of 491 is the highest by a batsman in a bilateral series. The next-best has also happened in this series: George Bailey's 478.

  • The 167-run partnership between Rohit and MS Dhoni came at a run rate of 10.65 runs per over, the third-highest among all 150-plus partnerships in ODIs. The second-highest came in this series as well, when Rohit and Virat Kohli added 186 at a run rate of 10.73 in Jaipur.

  • India's total of 383 is the 63rd instance of a team scoring 350 or more in an ODI, of which India have contributed 19. Three of those have been in this series itself - before this innings they had also scored 362 for 1 in Jaipur, and 351 for 4 in Nagpur. The next-highest number of such scores is 13, by South Africa, while Australia have 11. Nineteen of the 63 such scores have also happened in ODIs in India, which is again easily the highest; the next-best is 12 in South Africa, and then six in the West Indies.

  • In the last six overs, India scored 115 runs, with the following over-wise break-up: 15, 16, 26, 20, 17, 21. It's the most runs scored in the last six overs of an ODI between two Test-playing sides in the last ten years. The only two instances of more runs were when New Zealand scored 122 against USA at The Oval in the 2004 Champions Trophy, and South Africa scoring 118 against Netherlands at Amstelveen in May 2013.

  • India struck 19 sixes in their innings, the highest by any team. There had been four previous instances of 18. The total number of sixes in the match, 38, is also a record.

  • Australia looked out of the match when they were 211 for 8, but the 115-run ninth wicket stand between James Faulkner and Clint McKay was an incredible fightback. That's the highest ninth-wicket stand for Australia in ODIs, and the fourth-best among all teams.

  • The match aggregate of 709 is the fifth-highest in an ODI. Of the six instances when more than 700 have been scored in a match, three happened in this series.

  • There were nine scores of 300 or more in this series, easily the highest number in a bilateral series. The five 350-plus scores is also a record in a bilateral series - the previous-best was two.

  • Glenn Maxwell's half-century came off just 18 balls, the second-fastest in ODI history and the joint-quickest by an Australian. It equalled Simon O'Donnell's effort against Sri Lanka in Sharjah in 1990.

  • Faulkner's 116 is the third-highest score by a No. 7 batsman in ODIs, and the best for an Australian. Only MS Dhoni and Shaun Pollock have scored more at that position, and both those scores were made within a span of five days, in the Afro-Asia Cup in 2007.

  • Clint McKay went for 89 in his ten overs, the second-highest number of runs conceded by an Australian bowler: Mick Lewis had disappeared for 113 in that Johannesburg ODI in 2006. Nathan Coulter-Nile's 80 runs is in joint tenth place.

  • Vinay Kumar went for 102 in his nine overs, which is only the fifth instance of a bowler conceding more more than 100 in an ODI. The previous-highest by an Indian was 88, by Zaheer Khan against Sri Lanka in Rajkot in 2009.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. Follow him on Twitter

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  • kankanala on November 5, 2013, 4:58 GMT

    where is irfan pathan our allrounder in wc2015,either ashwin r jadeja has to sacrifise one place to irfan on aussie nz pitches,n rules are very bad.

  • Muhammad on November 4, 2013, 13:17 GMT

    @Subhash Krishnawarriar: Good for you that your team won no matter how. Now get ready for facing Steyn, Morkel and Philander in their backyard. They will be too good for your batting line up. I am just thinking how are Amla, de Villiers, Kallis, Smith and Duminy going to treat your bowlers. 3 tests and 7 ODIs would have been more fun but still humiliation is humiliation no matter how big or small.

  • Dummy4 on November 4, 2013, 12:55 GMT

    @mzm149 India also chased 325 in England against England in the past When Fielding restriction Was not like now..........Against SL in aus n against pakistan in Bangladesh another examples.....

  • Dummy4 on November 4, 2013, 11:41 GMT

    mzm149 - you can always say Ozzie scored fastest 100. how about Indian batsmen then? who made a mockery of Oz bowlers in the series! scoreline will not lie; never mind.. We sit pretty with another can go back to down under and now face the pomm's chin music., if you dare, try to shut them out and win the urn back.. Also, Indian ODI team one of the best in the recent history; apart from just one blip against Pakistan last year; India won all the bilateral and cup ties since December 2012; including CLT20.. so, enough of it for us; when India wins a tournament or a series there are millions who just cannot accept that fact! simple as that..Grow up please.. world will be better off if people start recognizing other's feats!

  • Dummy4 on November 4, 2013, 11:29 GMT

    TEST matches are true CRICKET matches............ T20s and ODI's are entertainment

  • Harish on November 4, 2013, 10:58 GMT

    @mzm149, "Champions Trophy is just one instance of success in foreign land." What about the wins in West Indies and Zimbabwe then? "The same Indian team could not win a single game (test, t20 and ODI) in bilateral series in England in 2011." Rohit, Shikhar and Yuvraj - the match winners of this series were not there when India toured England for ODIs and T20 in 2011. "A bowler scored the fastest century" - that is the only +ve for Australian bowlers in this tour.

  • Muhammad on November 4, 2013, 8:05 GMT

    @Subhash Krishnawarriar: Well Champions Trophy is just one instance of success in foreign land. We all know how conditions in England in Champions Trophy were so non-England-like due to weather or whatever may be the reason. England pitches usually don't assist spin that much and swing was very marginal which is usually not the case. The same Indian team could not win a single game (test, t20 and ODI) in bilateral series in England in 2011. They lost test series against England at home in 2012 on pitches tailor made for Indian bowlers. They lost ODI series against Pakistan at home too with the same bowling unit.

    As far as chasing 383 is concerned, there is alway mental pressure of chasing such a big total specially on foreign pitches. A bowler scored the fastest century from Australia against Indian bowling attack is enough to conclude what Indian bowling attack is like. Injury of Watson and consequently disturbance of batting order was the reason for Australia's defeat.

  • vinoth on November 4, 2013, 8:04 GMT

    I just don't understand why people keep saying that Indian grounds are really small and 'match box' sized (gibbs!). Indian grounds are relatively bigger when compared to some grounds in SA and NZ.

  • venu on November 4, 2013, 3:50 GMT

    I too don't like the new rules, Give something for the bowlers. People are making tracks flat to their best in ODIs everywhere in the world. On the top rules are favoring batsmen.

  • venu on November 4, 2013, 3:46 GMT

    @ Int.Curator: Don't worry about batting stats of Faulkener. Indian cricket team can only make under-dogs heros and star players zeros. I've seen it all my life. Also India's biggest problem is to clean the tail. Remember Stuart Broad was the batting hero when India visited England last time.

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