Saturday, October 12, 2013

Statistical Highlights from the one-off T20 between India and Australia

# India's six-wicket triumph is their 25th in 46 T20Is - winning % 56.66 (Lost 19,Tied one and no-result one).

# Under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy, India have won 21 and lost 19 out of 42 T20Is played (Tied one and NR 1) - winning % 52.43.

# Both India and Australia have won four games each against other in T20Is.

# India's 202 for four is their highest total vs Australia in T20Is - their third total of 200 or more in T20Is - the highest being 218 for four vs England at Durban on September 19, 2007.

# India have won all three games when they have posted a total of 200 or more in T20Is.

# Australia (201/7) have recorded their highest total vs India in T20Is - their sixth total of 200 or more.

# The aforesaid total is the fourth highest by any team vs India in T20Is - the fifth total of 200 or more vs India.

# India's 202 for four is the highest total in Australia-India T20Is.

# The match aggregate of 403 for the loss of eleven wickets is a record in India-Australia T20Is.

# Aaron Finch (89 off 52 balls) has registered his highest score vs India in T20Is, obliterating the 36 at MCG on February 3, 2012.

# Finch's aforesaid innings is his second highest in T20Is, next only to the 156 off 63 balls vs England at Southampton on August 29, 2013.

# With his second fifty in T20Is, Finch is averaging 52.28 in T20Is - his aggregate being 366 in nine matches, including a hundred.

# Finch's outstanding knock is the highest individual score in India-Australia T20Is, obliterating the 79 not out by Rohit Sharma at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010.

# Finch's innings is now the second highest on Indian soil in T20Is, next only to the 91 off 55 balls by Brendon McCullum for New Zealand vs India at Chennai on September 11, 2012.

# Finch's 89 is the second highest score by an Australian player in a losing cause in T20Is - the highest being 90 not out by David Warner vs Sri Lanka at Sydney on January 26, 2013.

# Finch's 15 boundaries (14 fours and a six) in an innings is a record by a batsman in Australia-India T20Is.

# Vinay Kumar (3/26) has produced his best bowling performance vs Australia - his second best in T20Is, next only to the 3 for 24 vs Zimbabwe at Harare on June 12, 2010.

# Vinay's figures are the best by an Indian bowler vs Australia in T20Is.

# Shikhar Dhawan (32) has posted his highest score in T20Is.

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/35) has recorded his second best bowling performance in T20Is - the best being 3 for 9 vs Pakistan at Bangalore on December 25, 2012.

# Bhuvneshwar's strike rate of 10.2 is quite impressive in T20Is - his tally being seven wickets in three matches at an average of 12.85.

# Ravichandran Ashwin's strike rate of 20.50 is his worst in T20Is - his figures being 2-0-41-0. His strike rate, in fact, is the worst by a bowler in T20Is (minimum two overs), outstripping Andrew Symonds' 19.50 for Australia vs New Zealand at Perth on December 11,2007 - his figures being 2-0-39-0.

# Yuvraj Singh (77 not out off 35 balls) has posted a career-best in T20Is, bettering the 72 off 36 balls vs Pakistan at Ahmedabad on December 28, 2012.

# Yuvraj's seventh fifty in T20Is is his second vs Australia.

# Yuvraj's 77 not out off 35 balls is the highest individual score by an Indian batsman in a winning cause in T20Is in India.

# Yuvraj is averaging 56.90 in a winning cause for India in T20Is - his tally being 626 in 18 matches, including five fifties. He is the only Indian batsman to amass 500 runs, average fifty-plus apart from posting five fifties in a winning cause.

# Yuvraj is the first Indian to reach career strike rate of 150-plus in T20Is - 868 runs at an average of 33.38 in 34 matches.

# Yuvraj Singh and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were involved in a stand of 102 (unbroken) - the highest fifth-wicket stand for India in T20Is.

# The aforesaid stand is India's second century stand in T20Is - the first being 136 for the first wicket between Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag vs England at Durban on September 19, 2007.

# Yuvraj has received his seventh Man of the Match award in T20Is - the most by an Indian player in T20Is. Only Shane Watson and Shahid Afridi, with eight awards each, have got more MOM awards than Yuvraj.

# Yuvraj's tally of 59 sixes is bettered only by three batsmen in T20Is - Brendon McCullum (75), Shane Watson (64) and Chris Gayle (60).

# Dhoni's aggregate of 772 (ave.32.16) in 43 matches is a record without a fifty in T20Is.

# For the first time in India-Australia T20Is, a bowler has conceded 50 runs or more in an innings - Ishant Sharma (52) and Clint McKay (50).

# Ishant, for the first time, has conceded 50 or more runs in an innings in T20Is.

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