India were bowled out on 237 and lost the five-match series against Australia 2-3 in the deciding game at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla Ground on Wednesday. In what was their last game before the World Cup 2019, the Indian innings folded for 237, exactly in 50 overs while chasing a 273-run target. Australia had put on board 272 for nine, built around Usman Khawaja’s (100) second hundred of the series. Here are some of the stats and records to know after the end of the ODI series.
Stats of ODI series
- Australia won first ODI series since January 2017, when they defeated Pakistan (4-1).
- This is first bilateral ODI series win for Australia in India since 2009, when they defeated India by 4-2. Aussies lost to India in 2010 (1-0), 2013 (3-2) and 2017 (4-1).
- Australia defeated India 3-2 in the series, this was only 5th instance when a team won an ODI series after losing the first two matches. Earlier, South Africa against Pakistan (2003), Bangladesh against Zimbabwe (2005), Pakistan against India (2005) and South Africa against England (2016) won the series after losing the first two matches.
- India were bowled out in three matches in this series, it’s the joint most number of times India have been bowled out in a bilateral ODI series at home. Earlier, West Indies bowled out India in three matches in 1987/88 ODI. Aussies bowled out India in three matches during three series between 2007 and 2009.
Stats of players
- With 56-run innings, Rohit Sharma completed 8000 runs in ODI cricket. He achieved the milestone in his 200th innings, becoming joint 3rd fastest with Sourav Ganguly.
- Usman Khawaja scored 383 runs in the ODI series, the most by any player in 5-match ODI series against India. Earlier, Kane Williamson held the record with 361 runs in 2014.
- Khawaja’s 383 runs is also the 3rd most by any Australian in a bilateral ODI series. David Warner (386) and Geroge Bailey (478) are the leading ones.
- Khawaja is the first Australia cricketer to score more than one century in a bilateral series against India.
- Khawaja hit four fifty-plus scores in this ODI series. This is the joint-most by any Australian in a bilateral ODI series.
- Pat Cummins took 14 wickets in this series, levelling the record for most wickets in a bilateral ODI series by an Australian. Mitchell Johnson (2007) and Clint McKay (2010) also picked 14 wickets in a bilateral ODI series earlier.
With inputs from agencies