Stats Analysis

A day of several lows for Australia

Stats highlights from the fourth match of the CB Series between Australia and India in Melbourne

Stats highlights from the fourth match of the CB Series between Australia and India in Melbourne.

Andrew Symonds was one of the batsmen who fell cheaply as Australia lost their first ODI against India in Melbourne since January 31, 1986 © Getty Images
 
  • India's five-wicket win is only their seventh against Australia in Australia, and their third since 1990. It was their first win against Australia at the MCG since January 31, 1986. They have a 5-6 win-loss record at this ground against the home team, but before today's win, they had lost five in a row. (Click here for the list of Australia-India ODIs at the MCG.)
  • Only three times have Australia been bowled out for less than 159 when batting first in an ODI at home. The last time that happened, though, was 15 years ago, when West Indies bundled them out for 147 at the same ground. In fact, their four lowest all-out totals in first innings at home have all been at the MCG.
  • Australia's innings lasted less than 45 overs, which is even more unusual for them when batting first in ODIs. It has only happened ten times in all. The last time it happened at home was 22 years ago, against the same opponents at the same venue, when they fell for 161 and lost by eight wickets. That, though, was a 45-overs-a-side match; to get the last instance of Australia being bowled out in less than 45 overs in a 50-over game at home when batting first, you'll have to go back to January 10, 1982, when they collapsed to 146 against West Indies.
  • The other unusual aspect of the Australian innings was the number of times the ball went past the boundary ropes - there were just 11 fours struck. Only three times have they scored fewer boundaries when batting first in a home game against India, and all those games were in the mid-1980s.
  • Australia slumped to 6 for 92 in this match, which is only the fifth time they've lost six wickets with less than 100 on the board in an ODI against India. Three of those instances have been in Melbourne.
  • This was India's 675th ODI, which is the highest by any team. Pakistan are next with 674.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni had five dismissals in the Australian innings, making it only the sixth occasion when a wicketkeeper has taken five against them. This was Dhoni's third instance of five or more dismissals in an innings; among Indian wicketkeepers only Nayan Mongia has achieved this feat.
  • Rudi Koertzen's decision to uphold Sreesanth's lbw appeal meant Adam Gilchrist fell for his 17th duck in ODIs. Among openers, only Sanath Jayasuriya, with 24, has been dismissed without scoring more often.
  • Sachin Tendulkar achieved a couple of firsts during his innings of 44: he became the only batsman to play 400 innings, and the only player to aggregate 2500 runs against one team. He also became the first Indian batsman to score 1000 ODI runs in Australia.
  • Brett Lee has taken 43 wickets against India, which equals Steve Waugh's record for most number of wickets against them.
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