India v Australia, 6th ODI, Nagpur
October 14, 2007
Symonds' scoring spree and India's losing streak
Stats highlights from the sixth ODI between India and Australia in Nagpur
Stats highlights from the sixth ODI between India and Australia in Nagpur.
Andrew Symonds has been enjoying a superb run with the bat, with four successive fifties in the series
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Andrew Symonds' unbeaten 107 was his fourth successive score of 75 or more - his three earlier innings in this series had fetched him 87, 89 and 75. Only two Australians have had more successive 50-plus scores: Mark Waugh made six in a row against England and Sri Lanka in 1999, while Ricky Ponting had five against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in 2004. The overall record for the longest such streak belongs to Javed Miandad, who had a staggering nine consecutive 50-plus scores in 1987. (Click here for the entire list.)
Symonds' latest effort was his first century against India in 24 innings, and lifted his average against them to 45.65. When the series started, his average against India was only 34.25.
India haven't beaten Australia in the last 18 matches when they have had to chase a target. They have lost 15 of those games, while three - including the first game of this series in Bangalore - were washed out. The last time India got past the hurdle of batting second and winning against them was way back on April 24, 1998, in a match made famous by Sachin Tendulkar's outstanding 134 on his 25th birthday. In that period, India have done reasonably well when batting second against other teams.
India in run-chases against each team since May 1998
This was Australia's 52nd 300-plus score in ODIs, which is the most by any team; Pakistan and India are next with 41 each. Australia have also won each of the nine games in which they have scored more than 300 against India.
Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting both went past 1500 ODI runs against India, becoming the first Australians to do so. At the end of the game, Gilchrist has 1549 runs against India, 38 more than Ponting's 1511. Ponting also became the first Australian to go past 1500 against two teams - he already aggregates 1515 against New Zealand.
Michael Clarke became only the second Australian opener to fall for a first-ball duck against India. The other opener to suffer the same fate was Matthew Hayden, whose place Clarke took in this game. Hayden fell first ball in Mumbai in the TVS Cup in 2003-04.
The 140-run stand between Sachin Tendukar and Sourav Ganguly was their 21st century stand for the first wicket in ODIs, and their 26th for all wickets in ODIs. The pair also have 43 fifty-plus stands for the first wicket, which equals Hayden and Gilchrist's record, though they only have 16 century stands and 27 fifties.
Tendulkar has been involved in 81 century stands in ODIs, easily the highest. Ganguly is next with 65.
Yuvraj Singh didn't score many, but it was enough to take his tally for the year to 1000, making him the eighth batman to enter the club in 2007, after Hayden, Ganguly, Tendulkar, Ponting, Mahela Jayawardene, Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood.
Brad Hogg's 4 for 49 is his third four-wicket haul in ODIs, and his best against India. In 16 matches against them, he has taken 16 wickets at an average of 31.18, and an economy rate of less than five per over. The numbers compare very favourably with Shane Warne's stats against India: in 18 games he averaged 56, at an economy rate of more than five.
India's 299 was the sixth time a team has fallen one short of 300 in ODIs; India have managed it on exactly half of those occasions.
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