India v Australia, 7th ODI, Bangalore

Thirty-six balls, 115 runs

Stats highlights from an incredible one-day international in Bangalore

S Rajesh

November 2, 2013

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Rohit Sharma attacks the off side, India v Australia, 7th ODI, Bangalore, November 2, 2013
Rohit Sharma's last 59 runs came off just 18 balls © BCCI
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  • 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.

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Posted by kankanalasatish 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.

Posted by mzm149 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.

Posted by   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.....

Posted by   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!

Posted by   on (November 4, 2013, 11:29 GMT)

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

Posted by AricentHarish 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.

Posted by mzm149 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.

Posted by vnotz 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.

Posted by vxttemp 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.

Posted by vxttemp 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.

Posted by vxttemp on (November 4, 2013, 3:39 GMT)

I'm an Indian but please don't tell me playing conditions and restrictions are same for both the teams. There are so many factors. Best can be explained if you've any idea about tennis. Tennis is also played on the same surface for both players. On Clay Nadal, Muster and Kuerten for example are beasts. When you go to Wimby(talking about pre 2004 era. Now in Wimbledon, just like batting freaks, they've changed grass and ball weight to slow down and increase the bounce to kill serve-volley players. This will help matches go for longer periods and hence the revenue etc). I would prefer equal battle between ball and bat. More than the tracks, new ICC rules are killing bowlers. Was watching highlights of the last WC matches in India, 260-270's were defend able or not easy to chase down.

Posted by D.V.C. on (November 4, 2013, 3:08 GMT)

Boundaries used to excite me. They don't any more. Cricket administrators should be worried about this.

Posted by   on (November 4, 2013, 2:45 GMT)

Well done India.... Can't understand people talking about the field restriction. Isn't the same for both the teams??

Posted by   on (November 3, 2013, 21:25 GMT)

mzm149 , please go back to the stats in CT 2013 and look for the Indian bowling stats! You will see how India won all 5 matches and the trophy! It was the same for India and Australia. The side that played cool under pressure; won the series; You cannot expect all the pitches in the whole word to be like what you see in England, SA, AU or NZ. That is why it is played all around the world; like how the players from other countries struggle/flourish in foreign countries will depend up on whether they can adjust to the situations. India coped well in England and won Champions Trophy; fair and square. No opposition managed to bat out full quota of overs against India. They bowled them all out in all 5 matches; so, to think that India won't win any matches in bowler-friendly conditions is a 'dream' for so called non-supporters of India's dominance in ODI.

Posted by IAS2009 on (November 3, 2013, 16:07 GMT)

these kind of pitches will make every indian batsman beats Tendulkar record which is far better any of current batsmen, it is against very good opposition bowlers who were not restricted by filed positions. ICC rules are absurd, why not make 5 fielders sit out side only play 6 batsman. Bowlers are not allowed to bat. make it 30 over game. it is getting ridiculous in favor of batsmen no wonder Aussies have batting issues in tests, after these batsmen who retire from test most teams will have batsmen with poor technique for tests. It is already happening to Aussies, NZ, Pak, WI, BD, only SA and England are better since they have most older players in the team, India has not played extensively away with recent new players, time will tell where they belong.

Posted by   on (November 3, 2013, 13:10 GMT)

what`s bad there when india makes batting pitches....all other nations do the same with their comfort zone....if u have bouncy pitches n bowlers , we have flat n`s all same when any team play home n away india should continue with their strength issue what other think.....

Posted by   on (November 3, 2013, 12:01 GMT)

Bats these days with their massive edges lets poor batsman hit boundaries or sixes of miss hits or edges, Time ICC looks at this and bans any edge mor than 20mm bring back the focus on skill of hitting a ball clean for a boundary, not top edge flying 10 rows back over point

Posted by mzm149 on (November 3, 2013, 11:04 GMT)

This was an ostrich like approach from India to hide the their poor bowling. They made the pitch so batting friendly that opposition bowling looked equally bad which we know is not true. McKay, Faulkner, Johnson and Watson very good bowlers and they have shown it a number of times but the stats in this series suggest otherwise.

Any how difference between bowling of India and opposition team will be exposed pretty much when they will play in South Africa, New Zealand, England and Australia.

Posted by Arrow011 on (November 3, 2013, 10:42 GMT)

Scrap these rules & see Rohit get back to where he was a year agao : two new balls, power play rules, fielding restriction, size of the ground etc.

Posted by blthndr on (November 3, 2013, 8:26 GMT)

its like u get what u give.....thats why i always respect brett lee....

Posted by   on (November 3, 2013, 8:16 GMT)

Indian grounds have always been famous for high scorings. Can not blame the new bowling rules or latest fielding restriction rule. Such a series is not going to do any good to ODI. If this is going to happen then play 20-20.

Posted by Int.Curator on (November 3, 2013, 8:12 GMT)

James Falkners batting average doesn't exceed 26 elsewhere.

In India his batting average exceeds 46.

That is just one example.

George Bailey would be another.

I hate to think what the inflation of batting average there is!

Posted by DaDaL0G on (November 3, 2013, 8:04 GMT)

What Happened to the Stats when Pakistan came to india ?? i dont remember any match with these kinda stuff ... Sorry to say that i wasted my time :( and Crowed was bad yesterday there was no appreciation for Australian Boundaries but a stop by indian fielder was well appreciated.. i guess rationality shouldn't be in the game.

Posted by   on (November 3, 2013, 7:43 GMT)

it should be the context between bat and bowl not the context between bat and boundary...

Posted by   on (November 3, 2013, 7:33 GMT)

This series is a briliant series for batsman. and made most record in this series.

Posted by Int.Curator on (November 3, 2013, 6:40 GMT)

Problems with Statistics

Tiny grounds and flat tracks distort the statistics.

The more you play in India a batsmen can expect to increase his batting average and aggregate.

A factor should be applied to such grounds for the purpose of fairness to batting and bowling statistics.

Otherwise what does Indian batting statistics really mean?

Posted by shan4065 on (November 3, 2013, 6:15 GMT)

@ Dan Parker. You are right. People always have something to crib for. Not able to just enjoy the game as it is played whether it is High scoring or Low scoring..

Posted by   on (November 3, 2013, 5:14 GMT)

@Navneet Kumar on (November 3, 2013, 2:03 GMT) : 10 sixes and 10 fours = 10*6 + 10*4 = 100 lol

FYI, Watson scored 15 x 6 and 15 x 4's = 150 in his match against bangladesh scoring a staggering 185.

Posted by Mfalme on (November 3, 2013, 2:42 GMT)

@ Vish213 on (November 2, 2013, 17:41 GMT): totally agree with you. It is totally unfair to compare performances and declare records when the rules (two new balls, power play rules, fielding restriction, size of the ground etc.) under which the matches were played were not identical.

Posted by   on (November 3, 2013, 2:33 GMT)

if virat stayed in there we would have witnessed another remarkable 200 with even more better strike rate and india's total would be 500

Posted by   on (November 3, 2013, 2:03 GMT)

@Haleos : NO, Watson scored 10 sixes and 10 fours, total 150 out of 185 in boundaries against Bangladesh

Posted by libra0619 on (November 3, 2013, 0:37 GMT)

This series is being discussed for its stats etc. With due respect to the numbers and hundreds I would say, it is really unfair to greats like Tendulkar, Ponting, Steve waugh, Saeed Anwar, Lara, Inzamam,,,,, for comparing records and hundreds with current series. Hundred used to be hard earned reward for a quality batsman, which is real test of stamina, technique on balanced wickets against quality bowling. But now a days, it seems a joke, instead of these wickets, why do not they turn cricket into kind of base ball, where one has to just swing bat to throw ball far away. I am not taking away anything from talent of Kohli, Rohit but they should be provided balance context between bat and ball to show their caliber . It is cricket not a circus :

Posted by ASK3 on (November 2, 2013, 23:45 GMT)

@ScottStevo, the highest was 70 between Jayasuriya and a tailender in Singapore, not sure if McKay scored his first run before the 70 came up

Posted by BoonBoom on (November 2, 2013, 23:29 GMT)

This is no longer cricket....just a circus where you hit everything out of the ground. The game is too batsmen friendly. The real charm of the game is gone!

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 22:35 GMT)

Haleos Watson had 15 4's and 15 6's - 150 runs in his 185 against Bangladesh

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 22:13 GMT)

If Pakistan could defend 209 with the same set of rules why cant India or even Australia for that matter. Both the countries need some good bowlers. The entire series exposed the bowling weakness more then the batting strength as most people believe.

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 21:51 GMT)

I am tired of the hysterics from people over the turbo charged cricket played between India and Australia... in the just concluded Ashes series, everyone was whingeing about England's slow and boring play and now everyone is crying and gnashing their teeth about the fast paced 300+ scores? I doubt there is anything that will make you lot happy!

Posted by contrast_swing on (November 2, 2013, 21:29 GMT)

About time, we start calling Cricket, 'Batting'. Cricket is between bat and ball assisted by fielding. Nowadays its just between bats. Bowlers have no role to play. And if by chance they do well and for few games if there are scores of 250, everywhere there will clamour for relaxing the rules for the batsmen. But still I cannot believe how unimaginative bowlers are in this series that three matches in one series have ended up with 700+ runs.

Posted by contrast_swing on (November 2, 2013, 21:29 GMT)

About time, we start calling Cricket, 'Batting'. Cricket is between bat and ball assisted by fielding. Nowadays its just between bats. Bowlers have no role to play. And if by chance they do well and for few games if there are scores of 250, everywhere there will clamour for relaxing the rules for the batsmen. But still I cannot believe how unimaginative bowlers are in this series that three matches in one series have ended up with 700+ runs.

Posted by Rohit... on (November 2, 2013, 20:59 GMT)

Johnson's absence has really made the difference...Imagine Raina & Yuvraj being out on single digit after Kohli is run-out for a duck...300 would have been an achievement in that case.

Posted by Haleos on (November 2, 2013, 20:37 GMT)

Isnt 144 the total in 4s n 6s for Rohit a record as well??

Posted by ScottStevo on (November 2, 2013, 19:42 GMT)

And just like Mick Lewis, Clint McKay should take a spell from ODI bowling. He was complete garbage on this tour. As for his batting though, in his partnership with Faulkner, the first 50 odd runs scored, McKay contributed 0 of those - wonder what the highest partnerships are where one player hasn't troubled the scorer?! Good series though, very entertaining. Unbelievable batting matched only by the unbelievably poor bowling and fielding displayed by both sides.

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 18:54 GMT)

@Former_SJCC: agree with you.

It is not just the rules. It is mixture of many factors. Batting friendly wickets, some below average bowling, and good batting line ups packed with some good proven hitters.

Rules were changed last year in October, before this series how many times we have seen 300+ scored? and more importantly chased down?

Otherwise the breakdown shown by sky sports clearly shows that after new rules the average score has gone down. But in india have gone up by 20 runs.

On fast tracks 2 new ball rule has made life difficult for batsmen early on .

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 18:36 GMT)

full credit to Faulkner , Maxwell & Watson ... they showed an awesome cricketing skills ... the best fight !! Australians should have won it :(

Posted by noshadg on (November 2, 2013, 18:31 GMT)

all i want to say pathetic bowling brilliant batting

Posted by Vish213 on (November 2, 2013, 17:41 GMT)

These stats are a slap on the faces of batsmen who worked so hard for their runs in the past. If records are made in such conditions, they mean nothing. I would like to point out Sachin's double century was also made in similar circumstances. Hence, Sehwag's effort was genuine to me. In my view, ICC should erase this series from international recognition and standardize the pitch and ground measures.

Posted by wormbat2 on (November 2, 2013, 17:37 GMT)

If you look at the list of fastest ODI 50s that the article hyperlinks to, most of the batsmen have scored against teams with average bowling attacks at best. Sammy and Afridi, both against South Africa and Chris Cairns against Australia in the 1980s. But there is one more that stands out like a colossus. Kapil Dev made 72 in 38 balls (his 50 in 22 balls) at Berbice, Guyana in 1983 against the likes of Holding, Roberts, Winston Davis and Marshall. India won that ODI against West Indies, their first win ever against them in West Indies.

This game was a major point of inflection for Indian ODI cricket and consequently, the cricket world at large. India won the 1983 World Cup just a few months later, defeating West Indies twice in the tournament where Kapil pulled out another rabbit from his hat against Zimbabwe.

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 17:30 GMT)

Most of the records are prior to #IndvsAus series 2013 only.

Posted by switchmitch on (November 2, 2013, 17:22 GMT)

New rules or not, our pitches are graveyards for bowlers.

Posted by Former_SJCC on (November 2, 2013, 17:20 GMT)

Its wrong to say that the pitches and rules are the reasons. skysports showed a great breakdown of what happened in the world after the rule changes in 2012 and it clearly showed that in the india the avg total was 269 from oct 2012 onwards for one day matches whereas worldwide it is 220, which is understandable due to better batting conditions. so what explains the over 350 totals the rules were the same since oct 2012. only answer is mediocre bowling from both sides. that is what resulted in both teams piling on the runs. currently Pak and SA are also playing 50 over series under the same rules but such high scores are not happening. its not just the pitch or the rules, u need to have quality bowling too.

Posted by BalanChristopher on (November 2, 2013, 17:18 GMT)

new rule is not good for bowlers...

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 17:11 GMT)

ICC should think to take back this new rule, otherwise bowlers will be in hell for sure

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 16:59 GMT)

@ mishra i would say you got to blame such a batting tracks. India knows thier bowling is the weakest point in the world but they win thier matches with thier quality batting stars who are in good form

Posted by PMadhavarao on (November 2, 2013, 16:54 GMT)

Very interesting stats to read. Thanks for posting so quickly. interested read indeed.

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 16:49 GMT)

The reason for these kind of high scoring games between these two nations is the amount of T-20 the players playing. See the squad all are T20 specialists. When they take on you can expect this kind of high scoring matches only. The 2 new balls and 4 fielders are added advantage only.

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 16:46 GMT)

Didn't Australia hit 19 sixes as well?

Posted by   on (November 2, 2013, 16:30 GMT)

You've got to blame the new rules,it makes subcontinent pitches look like hell for the bowlers.

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