Monday, November 2, 2009

4th ODI: India-Australia statistical highlights

MOHALI: Following are the statistical highlights of the fourth cricket One-dayer between India and
Australia.

# Sachin Tendulkar (40 off 68 balls) became the top run-getter in Mohali -- 281 at an average of 56.20, including three fifties in six innings.

# Doug Bollinger (3/38) recorded his best bowling performance against India.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with his 26, is the leading run-getter on either side in the ongoing series -- 255 at an average of 85.00.

# Harbhajan Singh (31) posted his second highest innings at Mohali -- his highest being an unbeaten 38 against Pakistan on November 8, 2007.

# Shane Watson's figures of 3/29 are his best against India.

# Watson received his first Man of the Match award against India -- his eighth overall in ODIs.

# Ricky Ponting recorded his ninth fifty against India -- his 73rd in ODIs.

# India's 226 is their lowest total against Australia at this venue.

# Cameron White's knock of 62 off 71 balls is his highest against India in ODIs, eclipsing the 51 at Vadodara on October 25, 2009. The innings is his fourth fifty in ODIs.

# Australia's 24-run win is their third in a row at Mohali and the fourth in five games overall.

# Watson's 49 is his second highest at Mohali -- his highest being 50 against India on October 29, 2006.

# Four batsmen were run out in Australia's innings, which has happened for the third time. Five batsmen were run out -- Mark Waugh, Steve Waugh, Michael Bevan, Shane Lee and Damien Fleming -- in their innings of 258 at Mumbai on February 27, 1996. Australia is the only team to have three instances of five run outs in an innings.

# Ashish Nehra (3/37) recorded his best bowling figures against Australia, obliterating the 2 for 58 at Vadodara on October 25, 2009.

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