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Player of the Match

Match Day

350dDaniel Brettig at Manuka Oval

My wicket was the turning point - MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni has taken the burden of responsibility for a traumatic defeat in the fourth ODI against Australia at Manuka Oval, admitting it was his wicket so soon on the heels of Shikhar Dhawan's departure that changed the complexion of the match.

350dAndy Zaltzman

The joy of stupendous Stu

A look at the fast bowler's recent hot streak, and statistical highlights from the meltdowns in Johannesburg and Canberra

350dAakash Chopra

What Dhoni can learn from McCullum

The New Zealand captain's gamble of attacking with his main bowlers paid off during the World Cup. Dhoni could take a leaf out of his book

Moving towards top

3

No. of Aus opening pairs who have more century partnerships in ODIs than Finch-Warner's 3 - Gilchrist-Hayden (16), Gilchrist-Waugh (8) and Boon-Marsh (7).

Expensive Ishant

77

Runs conceded by Ishant Sharma in this ODI - most by an India bowler in an ODI in Australia going past Debasis Mohanty's 76 vs Pak, Hobart, 21 Jan 2000.

Some relief

10

No. of innings before this match where Rohit and Dhawan failed to add 50 or more runs for the first wicket; added 65 in this innings.

Solid start

80

Runs in first 10 overs by India - joint-second most by a team vs Aus in Aus since 2002. NZ made 90, Gabba, Feb 2009 and ICC World XI 80, Docklands, Oct 2005

100 in no time

74

Balls needed by India to complete 100 runs in this match - second-fastest by any team against Aus, since 2002. Fastest - 68 balls by NZ, Gabba, Feb 2009.

four in a row

1

No. of India batsman who scored 4 50-plus scores in 4 consecutive inns vs Aus in Aus, before Kohli - Gavaskar 59, 92*, 77, 72 in 1985-86 B & H World Series Cup

Another 4 in a row

1

No. of times India had century pship for the 2nd wkt in 4 consecutive ODIs, before this - 205, 148, 133, 173 in 4 inns in 2012; Kohli has been been involved in both.

Loads of runs

357

Previous highest aggregate against Aus in any series playing 5 or fewer innings, by Tendulkar in Coca-Cola Cup 1997-98. Kohli has gone past that in this series.

Quick, very quick!

162

No. of inns by Kohli to score 25 ODI centuries; quickest by far. Tendulkar was the quickest with 234 inns.

Fastest Indian

72

No. of inns required by Dhawan to score 3000 ODI runs - least among India batsmen beating Kohli (75 inns). Only Amla (57) and Richards (69) did it in fewer inns.

Terrible collapse

2

No. of times a team has got all out after losing their second wicket after 250 or more runs, both times by India - v SA, Nagpur, 2011 WC and this match.