Best performances - Batsmen
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MS Dhoni showed glimpses of his old wizardry but India's mistakes left him frustrated
Glenn Maxwell has acknowledged that it will take far more innings like his 96 at the MCG to change the public perception of him as a rash and big hitter, but he believes he has already made significant strides, starting with last year's series in England
Plays of the day from the third ODI between Australia and India in Melbourne
In Perth 309 was insufficient, and in Brisbane 308 was inadequate. But for a short while it looked like India's 295 in Melbourne might have been enough to keep this series alive
Stats highlights from the third ODI at the MCG, where Australia took an unassailable lead in the five-match series
No. of consecutive home ODIs won by Australia - longest streak for any team going past WI (1986-1990) and SL (1996-1998) with 16 such wins.
No. of International matches as captain by Dhoni. Only Ponting (324) and Fleming (303) have captained more.
No. of inns by Kohli to score 24 ODI centuries - 58 inns lesser than the next fastest; Tendulkar took 219 inns to score those.
No. of times India had 100-plus pships in 3 or more consecutive ODI inns, before this. 2nd wkt had added 205, 148, 133 and 173 in 4 consecutive inns in 2012.
No. of times Kohli had scored 50 or more in 3 consecutive ODI inns outside Asia, before this. This is overall his 6th time in ODI career.
No. of ODI innings it has taken Virat Kohli to complete 7000 ODI runs, the fastest among 36 batsmen to the landmark.
No. of innings since the last time India had a fifty-plus opening stand in ODIs. India's first wicket has averaged 24.55 with a highest of 42.
Runs Rohit Sharma has made at an average of 83.75 in ODIs at the MCG; the most he has at any venue. Two of his ten ODI hundreds have come here.