With India’s 4-1 victory, they became No 1 in the ICC rankings for ODIs, while they had already held the No 1 position in Tests:
This was India’s best victory in a bilateral ODI series against Australia. Here are the results of the past few series:
2009-10 in Ind: Aus won 4-2
2010-11 in Ind: Aus won 1-0
2013-14 in Ind: Ind won 3-2
2015-16 in Aus: Aus won 4-1
2017-18 in Ind: Ind won 4-1.
Here is a summary of all ODIs between the two countries:
Australia enjoys a healthy 73-45 lead in all ODIs against India. For matches in India, Australia lead only 26-25. Oddly enough there are no tied matches here, although these teams have played in one of the only two tied Tests.
Moving on to individual records-Batting:
Most runs (750 and above):
The most centuries are 9 by Tendulkar, followed by 6 by Ponting and RG Sharma.
The most 50+ scores are 24 by Tendulkar, followed by 15 by Ponting.
RG Sharma and Dhoni have the most runs among current players, while Kohli is catching up.
Highest innings scores (125 and above):
RG Sharma dominates the higher positions. And he made the highest score of this series, 125, which is at the bottom of this list.
Highest batting averages (minimum 20 innings, 35.00):
RG Sharma leads the next in line, Hayden and Kohli, by a large margin. Dhoni is the only other current player in this list.
Highest strike rates (Minimum 500 balls, 80.00):
The highest strike rate is by GJ Bailey, with Dhawan and several others bunched around the 100 mark. Those who played in the current series include SPD Smith, RG Sharma, Warner, Kohli and Finch. It is interesting to see that Rahane’s strike rate is a little higher than Dhoni’s.
Now for Bowling:
Most wickets (25 and above):
Lee leads the table. No bowlers from the current series make the cut here, though MG Johnson and I Sharma of recent teams are here.
Lee took four 5-fors.No one else took more than one.
Lee also has the most 4-fors (4), followed by Agarkar and MG Johnson with 3.
Best innings bowling (including all five-fors):
This is topped by two relatively unknown players followed by Agarkar and Starc. The current series did not see any good wicket-taking performances, with UT Yadav’s 4-71 being the best.
Bowling averages (Minimum 1000 balls bowled,35.00):
Lee is again far ahead of the next bowler. No current bowlers are seen here.
The best averages are by Lee and Johnson. the best economy rates are by Kapil and Shastri and the best strike rates are by Lee and Agarkar.
Now for Fielding:
Most dismissals (minimum 15):
No surprises among the first two, while Wade and Kohli make up the current players. Tendulkar has the highest for non-keepers (31), followed at some distance by Azharuddin and Ponting with 18. Dhoni has the most stumpings. Dravid had played both as a keeper and non-keeper.
Most dismissals in an innings (4 and above):
Gilchrist has the most dismissals, while Clarke has the most catches as a non-keeper. Nothing from the current series.
Highest dismissal rates (Minimum 20 innings, 0.450):
No surprises in the first two places, while DM Jones has the best dismissal rate among the non-keepers. Dhoni and Kohli are the only current players.
Overall performances (see criteria in table):
Somewhat oddly, the first 3 places go to batsmen who occasionally bowled, while two better-known all-rounders make up the rear.
All-round match performances (Minimum 30 runs and 3 wickets):
The best performances would be those of Tendulkar, Kapil and Watson (Hyderabad). Also note one of Azharuddin’s rare bowling performances.
We are not done with Australia yet, as the T20I series is still to come. See the past records here: