There is a certainty to his big ODI hundreds, a clear awareness of the match situation, and an innate skill that allows him to not panic when there are slow periods
Stats highlights from a runfest of a first ODI between India and Australia at the WACA
MS Dhoni, India's limited-overs captain and a staunch cynic in DRS matters, has offered yet another trenchant defence of his stance
After India's five-wicket loss in the first ODI against Australia, captain MS Dhoni said he expected more out of his spinners, who have been his strength in ODIs as well
Steven Smith, the Australia captain, said that playing the first two matches of the five-game series against India in WACA and the Gabba will help a relatively green bowling line-up
No. of ODIs containing 2 double-century partnerships, before this match. There have been two such stands in this match.
No. of India bowlers who dismissed both the openers on ODI debut before Sran: A Salvi, T Yohannnan, M Venkataramana and E Solkar. None went on to play ten ODIs
No. of scores of 150 or more for Rohit Sharma in ODIs, including in this match. Only Tendulkar (5) has more such scores; also Gayle & Jayasuriya have 4.
No. of times Kohli has been part of 200+ run partnerships in ODIs, including this match - most for India going past Tendulkar and Ganguly, 6 each.
No. of 200+ run partnerships for India outside Asia, including in this match. Last was 201* between Gambhir and Sehwag vs NZ, Hamilton, 2008-09.
No. of ODI 100s for Rohit Sharma in Australia. No India batsman has more than him; VVS Laxman is the other to score 3 100s in Aus.
Previous highest score for Kohli in ODIs against Australia in Australia. He has gone past that in this innings.
Kohli's average against Australia in Australia in 7 ODI inns, before this match. He averages at least 30 against all test playing teams in their home countries.