Australia beat India in 2nd ODI: Australia thrashed India in the second one-Day International (ODI) by 51-runs to seal the three-match series 2-0. Set a huge total of 390 runs, the Men in Blue managed 339 for the loss of nine wickets in their allotted 50 overs. While Steve Smith scored a sublime century for the hosts, captain Virat Kohli was top-scorer for the Team India as he scored 89 off 87 balls.
Meanwhile, here we take a look at the top seven records that were created during the second game of the three-match ODI series:
Virat Kohli’s 250 appearances: Team India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday achieved a unique feat as he became only the ninth Indian cricketer to make 250 appearances in ODIs. Overall, Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for making most ODI appearances for India. Tendulkar played 463 ODIs in his stellar career.
The ‘Master Blaster’ is followed by MS Dhoni (347 ODIs), Rahul Dravid (340), Mohammad Azharuddin (334), Sourav Ganguly (308), Yuvraj Singh (301) and Anil Kumble (269) in the list of most ODI appearances by Indian players.
Australia’s highest ODI score against India: 389 for 4 is now Australia’s highest ODI total against India surpassing their previous best of 374 for 6 amassed at the same Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday in the series opener. Overall, it is the third-highest ODI total against the Men in Blue after 438 for 4 scored by South Africa in Mumbai in 2015 and 411 for 8 scored by Sri Lanka in Rajkot in 2009.
Warner-Finch equal Sehwag-Tendulkar’s partnership record: David Warner and Aaron Finch picked up where they left off by recording another 100-run partnership against India as they stitched a 142-run stand for the first wicket on Sunday.
With it, the formidable batting pair of Finch and Warner equalled the partnership record set by legendary Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag during the 2nd ODI between the two cricketing superpowers
Steve Smith unique feat against India: Smith on Sunday scored his 11th ODI ton and fifth against India. Interestingly, it was also Smith’s third ton in a row against India in the 50-over format. His last five ODI innings against India have yielded – 69, 98, 131, 105, 104. Notably, he is only the fourth batsmen to achieve the feat.
Three consecutive ODI 100s vs India:
- Zaheer Abbas in 1982-83
- Nasir Jamshed in 2012-13
- Quinton de Kock in 2013
- Steve Smith in 2020
Top 5 batsmen scoring 50-plus in an ODI innings: Five fifty-plus scores were made on Sunday by Australia’s top five with Steve Smith scoring yet another century. This is the third instance of a team achieving this feat, with Australia managing it for the second time against India. It was back in 2013 when Australia’s top five had all scored fifty or more in an ODI game in Jaipur but India chased down the total riding on Virat Kohli’s 52-ball ton.
Kohli equals Tendulkar’s record: Kohli became the joint-second fastest batsman to 2000 ODI runs against Australia. He achieved the feat after going past his 102nd fifty-plus score and his first at the Sydney Cricket Ground. He amassed 2000 ODI runs against the Aussies and equalled his idol Sachin Tendulkar to become the joint second-fastest to the feat.
Both Kohli and Sachin achieved the milestone in their 40th innings in the format against Australia.
Kohli fastest to reach 22,000 international runs: India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday added another feather to his prestigious cap as he completed 22,000 runs in international cricket and become the fastest to reach the landmark. Kohli achieved the feat against Australia in the second ODI of the three-match series at Sydney Cricket Ground.
Playing in his 250th ODI, the right-handed batsman was 78-run away from the milestone mark before the game. Kohli now has 11,977 runs in ODIs, 7,240 in Tests, and 2,794 in T20Is.