Stats Analysis

Kohli's chases, Dhoni's sixes

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni dominate the stats highlights from the Mohali ODI

S Rajesh
S Rajesh
Innings taken to reach 26 ODI hundreds, October 23, 2016

Virat Kohli has sped along to 26 ODI hundreds  •  ESPNcricinfo Ltd

26 ODI hundreds for Virat Kohli; only three batsmen have scored more: Sachin Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (30) and Sanath Jayasuriya (28). In chases, Kohli has 16 hundreds, only one short of Tendulkar's record of 17. In successful chases, Kohli has equalled Tendulkar's record of 14.
166 Innings in which Kohli has made 26 ODI hundreds, easily the fastest among the batsmen who have scored 26 or more tons. Tendulkar made his 26th ODI century in his 247th innings, Ponting in his 286th, and Jayasuriya in his 402nd ODI innings.
90.10 Kohli's average in successful run-chases - he has scored 3514 runs in 58 innings, with 14 hundreds and 15 fifties. Among the 22 batsmen who have scored at least 2500 runs in successful chases, his average is easily the highest; the next best is Brian Lara's 68.58.
139* The previous highest ODI score in Mohali, by Dhoni against Australia in 2013; Dhoni's strike rate in that innings was 114.87, Kohli's was 114.92 in his match-winning innings.
54 Runs scored by Kohli from just 33 balls off Trent Boult, giving him a strike rate of 164 against him. Eight of his 16 fours came off Boult, who was pasted for 22 in his last over by Kohli.
73 Runs conceded by Boult, the most he has ever gone for in an ODI; his previous worst was 70, against South Africa in 2014. Only once has a New Zealand bowler conceded more runs in an ODI in India - Chris Drum went for 85 in Hyderabad in 1999, while Chris Cairns conceded 73, also in the same game, when India amassed 376.
2 Century partnerships in 31 ODI stands between Kohli and Dhoni; the previous one was way back in January 2010, when they added 152 against Bangladesh. They fell short of that stand by just one run today.
244 Innings in which Dhoni has reached 9000 ODI runs; only five batsmen have reached that mark in fewer innings. (Click here for more stats on his landmark.)
196 Sixes for Dhoni in ODIs, going past the Indian record of 195 by Tendulkar. He is fifth in the all-time list of batsmen with most sixes in ODIs, after Shahid Afridi (351), Jayasuriya (270), Chris Gayle (238) and Brendon McCullum (200).
84 Runs added by James Neesham and Matt Henry, New Zealand's highest for the ninth wicket in ODIs. The earlier record was also against India - 83 between Kyle Mills and Tim Southee in Christchurch in 2009.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats