Statistical highlights of the sixth cricket one-dayer between India and Australia are as follows:
* Virat Kohli was adjudged the Man of the Match for the 16th time in ODIs — second vs Australia.
* Kohli’s 17th century — 115 not out off 66 balls — in ODIs is his third vs Australia. He has averaged 86.53 in successful chases — his aggregate being 2596 in 46 matches, including eleven hundreds and twelve fifties. Only Sachin Tendulkar (17) has recorded more hundreds in chases than Kohli in ODIs.
* Kohli is the fourth batsman to amass 1000 runs in three successive calendar years. He has joined Sourav Ganguly (1997 to 2000), Sachin Tendulkar (1996 to 1998), and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2007 to 2009).
* Kohli is the first batsman to record five successive innings of fifty-plus twice in ODIs. He had first registered the said feat last year.
* Kohli’s 61-ball century is the third fastest by an Indian batsman in ODIs behind the 52-ball hundred by Kohli against Australia at Jaipur on October 16, 2013 and the 60-ball hundred by Virender Sehwag against New Zealand at Hamilton on March 11, 2009.
* Kohli has taken 112 innings to record 17 centuries — 58 innings less than Sourav Ganguly.
* Shikhar Dhawan posted his fourth century in ODIs — one each vs West Indies, South Africa, Australia and Zimbabwe.
* Dhawan’s superb 100 off 102 balls is his first century in ODIs at home. During his innings, he has completed his 1,000 runs at an average of 45.45. With Kohli, he shares an Indian record for recording 1,000 runs in 24 innings in ODIs.
* Shane Watson (102 off 94 balls) recorded his highest score vs India in ODIs, eclipsing the 93 off 89 balls at Hyderabad on November 5, 2009.
* Watson’s century is his second in a losing cause in ODIs — his first being 116 not out vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabi on May 3, 2009. His ninth century in ODIs is his first vs India.
* Rohit Sharma (79 off 89 balls) posted his second fifty vs Australia — his 19th in ODIs.
* Rohit enjoys superb record at home in ODIs — his tally being 873 (ave.54.56) in 21 innings, including a century and six fifties.
* India enjoy 100 per cent winning record vs Australia at Jamtha, Nagpur, winning both their games — by 99 runs on October 28, 2009 and by six wickets on October 30, 2013. In all, India have won two and lost two out of four played at this venue — their losses being one each to Sri Lanka and South Africa.
* India (351 for four) have recorded their second highest total in successful chases behind the 362 for one vs Australia at Jaipur two weeks ago. They became the first team to post two totals of 350-plus in successful chases.
* Australia have registered 300 or more four times for the first time in an ODI series against India.
* Australia have posted 47 sixes — a new record by a team in a bilateral series in ODIs, eclipsing the previous highest of 40 by West Indies vs New Zealand in five matches in 2012.
* The first batsman to manage 1,000 runs in ODIs this year is George Bailey — his tally being 1094 at an average of 68.37, including two centuries and eight fifties, in 21 matches.
* Bailey (156 off 114 balls) posted a career-best, his second hundred in ODIs, surpassing the 125 not out vs West Indies at Perth on February 3, 2013.
* Bailey’s 156 is his first century as captain. He has established a record for the highest individual innings by an Australian skipper against India in ODIs, bettering Ricky Ponting’s 140 not out off 121 balls at Johannesburg on March 23, 2003.
* Bailey’a innings is the highest individual knock for Australia vs India in ODIs. His knock is the third highest by a captain vs India in ODIs, next only to the 189 by Sanath Jayasuriya for Sri Lanka at Sharjah on October 29, 2000 and 158 by Andrew Strauss for England at Bangalore on February 27, 2011.
* Bailey has established a record as captain in a bilateral series in ODIs, aggregating 474 at an average of 118.50 in five innings, surpassing South Africa’s Abraham de Villiers’ tally of 367 (ave.91.75) against Pakistan in five ODIs in 2012-13.
* Bailey’s tally is a record by any batsman in a bilateral series. Zimbabwe’s Hamilton Masakadza had totalled 467 runs at an average of 116.75 in five innings against Kenya in 2009-10.
* Bailey has set a record for the highest individual score at Jamtha, Nagpur, eclipsing Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 124 vs Australia on October 28, 2009.
* Bailey and Watson put on 168 — Australia’s highest third-wicket partnership vs India in India in ODIs.
* Dhawan and Sharma managed their fifth century opening partnership this year in ODIs — the most century partnerships by any pair in ODIs in 2013.
* Amit Mishra (10-0-78-0), playing in his first ODI on Indian soil, recorded his worst bowling performance in terms of runs conceded in ODIs.
* Ravindra Jadeja became the 15th Indian bowler to complete 100 wickets (ave.31.69) or more in 85 ODIs.
* Four centuries have been registered for the second time in an ODI — the first occasion was between Pakistan vs Australia at Lahore on November 10, 1998.