Australia v England, 2nd ODI, Brisbane January 17, 2014

Last-gasp record-breakers

Stats highlights from the second ODI between Australia and England at the Gabba

  • This was the first time a target of 300 or more was chased successfully at the Gabba. The highest successful chase at this venue before this match was in 1997 when West Indies chased down a target of 282 against the hosts.

  • This was also only the fourth instance of a team chasing down a target of 300 or more in ODIs in Australia. England have been at the receiving end on three of these occasions.

  • Australia's win was the first time they have beaten England by a margin of one wicket. England have also won an ODI against Australia by a margin of one wicket, at Old Trafford in 2010.

  • Australia conceded a score of 300 or more in ODIs at home for only the tenth time. The last such occasion was also at the Gabba, against Sri Lanka in 2012. All such instances have come since 2000.

  • There were 14 sixes hit in all in this match, the highest in an ODI at the Gabba, beating the 11 sixes that were hit by Australia and West Indies in 2010. Eoin Morgan contributed six sixes to the tally, the highest ever by a batsman in an ODI at this venue. James Faulkner's five sixes in this match are the second highest by a batsman at the Gabba.

  • Faulkner's five sixes also equalled the second-highest hit by a batsman in an ODI batting at No. 9. Darren Sammy's six sixes at No. 9 are the highest - he has done it twice, against South Africa in North Sound and against Australia in Gros Islet. Andre Russell and Abdur Razzak have also hit five sixes in an innings batting at No. 9 in ODIs.

  • Faulkner's unbeaten 69 is the joint third-highest score by a batsman batting at No. 9 in ODIs, equalling Jai P Yadav's 69 against New Zealand in Bulawayo in 2005. Andre Russell's unbeaten 92 against India in North Sound in 2011 is the highest score by a No. 9 batsman in ODIs. Darren Sammy's 84 against Australia in Gros Islet in 2012 is the second highest. Faulkner has now scored 320 runs at 160.00 with one hundred and three fifties in chases, as opposed to 157 runs at 22.42 while batting first.

  • The 57-run unbeaten partnership between Faulkner and Clint McKay is the third-highest in a winning cause in ODIs. The 106 runs added for the tenth wicket by Viv Richards and Michael Holding in the famous ODI against England at Old Trafford in 1984 is the highest ever added by a pair for the tenth wicket in a winning cause. Australia's tenth-wicket partnership today was also the second highest in successful chases. The 64-run unbeaten partnership between West Indies' Deryck Murray and Andy Roberts against Pakistan at Edgbaston in 1975 is the highest for the tenth wicket in successful chases.

  • Morgan's hundred in this match was his third for England batting at No. 5 in away ODIs. Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood also have three ODI hundreds batting at No. 5 for England away from home. David Gower is the only other batsman for England to hit a hundred at No. 5 in away ODIs.

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  • Xiong on January 18, 2014, 23:53 GMT

    @Webba84 I'm thinking Faulkner as a replacement for Bailey. Similar bats, neither technically right for test batting but Faulkner can give us the bowling flexibility that Watson does, so we can replace Watson with an actual #3. Either way I can't see how you can replace Bailey with anyone worse in the test team. He really adds nothing to the test side, just making up the numbers.

  • Kodi on January 18, 2014, 17:23 GMT

    Faulkner is young and exciting why not move him to the opening slot and give it a go for few games.. See what he is capable of.. It be awesome if Aus can mould him in to a player like Gillchrist.. They should give it a go.. Take that chance with this young man.. He is pretty exciting to watch..

  • Nathan on January 18, 2014, 5:29 GMT

    @Webba84 I'd be happy to sign off on that change. Faulkner has that champion quality of being able to stand up when the chips are down and the pressure is on. Watto is more of a sunny weather player.

  • Dummy4 on January 18, 2014, 3:24 GMT

    I can see Faulkner replacing bailey in South Africa with hadding moving up to number 6 maybe. I don't see him replacing Watson at 3 in the test side.

  • Dummy4 on January 18, 2014, 1:00 GMT

    too many statistics!! meaningless!!

  • Paul on January 17, 2014, 21:59 GMT

    You bet we're all thinking it, Webba84. In about 3 years' time.

  • Scott on January 17, 2014, 21:43 GMT

    @Webba84, I'm not thinking that. Why would anyone, other than the common misconception that Watson is an allrounder? Watson is a batsman who bowls a bit and Faulkner is an ODI bowler who sure can slog it at the death! I'm loving the bloke for an innings of this type, but let's not kid ourselves into believing he could open the batting and dismantle an attack in the manner that Watson can and has done for us over a sustained period...What get's me is everyone knocking Bailey's selection in the test side due to his unbelievable ODI year with the bat, and yet after seeing him (a much better bat than Faulkner) struggle in tests, suggest that Faulkner can do better, or bat at 6 or 7, where he doesn't even bat for his state side!

  • David on January 17, 2014, 20:33 GMT

    James Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell are proving themselves to be excellent allrounders. If both of them are in the team then it really gives the selectors a lot of flexibility.

  • $$ milind on January 17, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    Morgan just unlucky to be on the losing side, but Faulkner this man has got serious talent with the bat and ball. Australia have a decent back-up to Shane Watson. I believe Faulkner will be a better all-rounder than Watson in the future. And Cook please drop yourself and Root.

  • Luke on January 17, 2014, 14:48 GMT

    Faulkner as a permanent replacement for Shane Watson? You know we are all thinking it.

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