India v Australia, 5th ODI, Vadodara October 8, 2007

A rich bounty for Gilchrist and Johnson

HR Gopalakrishna and Mathew Varghese
Stats highlights from the fifth ODI between India and Australia in Vadodara

Stats highlights for the fifth ODI between India and Australia in Vadodara.



Adam Gilchrist had a field day behind the stumps © AFP

  • Sachin Tendulkar became the second player after Sanath Jayasuriya to play 400 ODIs. Tendulkar becomes the first to play 400 for a national team, as four of Jayasuriya's 402 matches have not been played in Sri Lanka colours.

  • Adam Gilchrist took six catches during India's innings, the ninth time a wicketkeeper has taken six dismissals in an ODI. Gilchrist himself has taken six dismissals on five occasions, but this is his first against India. On two of those occasions - including this match - Gilchrist has scored a fifty as well, making him the only keeper to do so.

  • Gilchrist overtook Moin Khan as the wicketkeeper with the most catches against India. Gilchrist's 59 is one better than Moin's 58.

  • Mitchell Johnson picked up career-best figures of 5 for 26, which happens to be the 50th time an Australian bowler has taken a five-for in ODIs. Pakistan are the only other team whose bowler have taken 50 five-fors. Johnson's previous best was the 4 for 11 he took last year against the same opponents in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Johnson joined Chaminda Vaas, Richard Collinge, Bruce Reid and Ashley Giles as the only left-arm bowlers to take five wickets in an ODI against India.

  • Rahul Dravid's fifth first-ball duck was also his fourth against Australia, joining Javagal Srinath and Kris Srikkanth as the player with most number of ducks in matches between the two sides.

  • Zaheer Khan and RP Singh's tenth-wicket partnership of 41 is the fourth-best for India and their best against Australia, going past the earlier record of 32 between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sreesanth in the second ODI of the series in Kochi.

  • India's total of 148 is their lowest first-innings total at home after their 136 against Sri Lanka in Margao in 1990. It's also India's lowest total at home against Australia.

  • Harbhajan Singh became the second Indian spinner to bowl the first over of an innings in an ODI. Rajesh Chauhan has done it thrice previously, in the 1997 ODI series against Sri Lanka. However, the two offspinners haven't managed to pick up a wicket in those innings.

  • With his unbeaten 79, Gilchrist became the highest run-getter for Australia against India. Gilchrist is two runs shy of 1500 runs against India, while Ricky Ponting has 1462.

  • The victory margin of nine wickets and with 145 balls to spare is also India's worst defeat - both in terms of wickets remaining and balls to spare - against Australia at home.