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India’s pain in Mohali gets prolonged, Australia achieve history

Australia Achieved The Highest Successful Chase By A Visiting Team In ODIs After They Clinched The Mohali Match By Chasing Down 359.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Siddharth Vishwanathan | Updated on: 10 Mar 2019, 11:55:45 PM
Peter Handscomb's maiden century helped Australia chase down 359 in Mohali against India. (Image credit: Twitter)

highlights

  • Australia has leveled the five-match series 2-2.
  • Australia has not lost in Mohali since 1996 in ODIs.
  • Peter Handscomb scored his maiden ton.

Mohali:

The Mohali ODI between India and Australia witnessed an absolute thriller with over 700 runs being scored in the entire game. India were boosted by a magnificent knock of 143 by Shikhar Dhawan and his 193-run stand with Rohit Sharma helped India post 358. In response, Peter Handscomb’s maiden century and 192-run stand with Usman Khawaja was complimented by a stunning blitz from Ashton Turner. The 26-year-old hammered an unbeaten 84 off 43 balls as Australia chased down 359 to win the match by four wickets with 13 balls to spare. With the five-match series level 2-2 and with the final game to be played in Delhi, Australia have a chance to break their jinx in ODIs, having not won a bilateral ODI series since January 2017 against Pakistan. Following the end of the ODI, here are some key numbers which defined this contest. 

359 – The run-chase achieved by Australia in the Mohali ODI. This is the highest chase by a visiting team in ODIs in India ever. Before that, the highest total chased down successfully in ODIs in India was 360 when India chased it down in the ODI in Jaipur in 2013. 

5/70 – This was Pat Cummins’ maiden five-wicket haul in ODIs. His previous best was 4/24 against England in Adelaide in 2018. Before his five-wicket haul, he had five four-wicket hauls in ODIs. 

143 – Highest individual score for Shikhar Dhawan in ODIs, beating his previous best of 137 which he achieved against South Africa in Melbourne during the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2015. 

5 – Number of times Rohit Sharma has fallen in the 90s in ODIs. He fell for 95 in the Mohali ODI. Before this, he had been dismissed for 99 in the 2016 ODI in Sydney by Australia. His other previous scores were 95 against West Indies in Ahmedabad in 2011 while he was dismissed for 91 against Pakistan in Birmingham in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017. 

7 – Number of years since India last lost two consecutive matches in a bilateral ODI series at home. They had lost two consecutive games against Pakistan in 2012/13. 

192 – The partnership between Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb was the best third wicket stand in the history of ODIs played in India by a visiting team duo. 

10 – Adam Zampa became the 10th Australian spinner to take 50 wickets in ODIs during the Mohali match. Shane Warne leads the list with 291 wickets followed by Brad Hogg’s 156. Peter Taylor, Allan Border, Nathan Hauritz, Michael Clarke, Greg Matthews, Xavier Doherty and Darren Lehmann are the other Australian spinners to have taken 50 or more wickets in ODIs.

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First Published : 10 Mar 2019, 11:55:18 PM

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