Australia got off to a great start in the 3-match ODI series against India as they defeated the hosts by 10 wickets in the first match at the Wankhede Stadium. India were bundled out for 255 in 49.1 overs after losing the toss. Shikhar Dhawan (74) and KL Rahul (47) shared a 121-run partnership for the 2nd wicket before India lost their last nine wickets for 121 runs.
The Australian opening pair of David Warner (128*) and Aaron Finch (110*) ensured they stood till the last run of the target was scored. They completed the chase in 37.4 overs after surviving couple of close umpiring calls.
All the statistical highlights from Australia’s 10-wicket win in the Wankhede ODI:
The record chase by Australia:
256 – The 256-run chase by Australia is the 2nd highest successful chase by any team without losing a wicket in ODI cricket. The highest is 279 by South Africa against Bangladesh in the 2017 Kimberley ODI.
A rare 10-wicket loss for India:
2 – Only the 2nd time India lost an ODI at home by a 10-wicket margin. South Africa chased down the target of 189 during the 2005 Kolkata ODI without losing a wicket. It was the last of the previous four instances where India lost an ODI by a 10-wicket margin.
2007 – Only the 5th time Australia won an ODI by a 10-wicket margin. Their last such win came in the 2007 World Cup against Bangladesh while chasing 105.
Yet another home defeat for India against Australia:
4 – This was Australia’s 4th consecutive win against India in ODI cricket on Indian soil. This is only the 2nd time that India lost four consecutive ODIs against Australia at home. Other such streak came across 2003 and 2006 where Australia played a Tri-series and Champions Trophy in India. Since 2005, only Australia and Pakistan (4 in a row in 2005) have won four consecutive matches against India in India.
The record partnership:
258* – The unbeaten 258-run stand between Aaron Finch and David Warner is now the first-ever 250+ partnership in ODI format by any pair against India. The previous highest ODI stand by any pair against India was 242 between George Bailey and Steve Smith for the 3rd wicket in the 2016 Perth ODI.
The Finch-Warner stand is also the first 250+ opening partnership in ODI format on Indian soil. The previous highest was 235 by Herschelle Gibbs and Gary Kirsten in the 2000 Kochi ODI.
258* – This is also Australia’s 3rd highest partnership in ODI cricket for any wicket and the highest in an ODI chase. The previous highest stand for Australia in an ODI chase was 252* by Shane Watson and Ricky Ponting for the 2nd wicket during the 2009 Champions Trophy.
Hundreds for both Warner and Finch:
7 – David Warner and Aaron Finch became only the 7th opening pair to smash centuries in the same ODI against India. The last such pair was Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla in ODI 2013 Durban ODI. The last opening pair with hundreds in the same ODI against India in India was South Africa’s Gibbs and Kirsten in 2000 Kochi ODI.
1 – Warner and Finch became the first pair with twin double-century stands against India in ODI cricket. They shared 233-run opening stand in the Bangalore ODI during the 5-match series in 2017. Overall, they are the 7th ODI pair with two 200+ partnerships against an opponent.
A record ton from Warner:
18 – Number of centuries by David Warner in ODI format; the joint 2nd most by any player for Australia. Ricky Ponting leads the list with 29 centuries while Mark Waugh also has 18 ODI tons for the Aussies.
43 – This was 43rd century in International cricket as an opener for David Warner; the 2nd most by any opener in International cricket. Warner went past Chris Gayle’s tally of 42 tons in Mumbai and is only behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 45 International hundreds.
115 – Warner scored his 18th ODI hundred in 115th innings; the 2nd quickest player to 18 ODI centuries. Hashim Amla is the fastest to 18 ODI tons taking only 102 innings.
Warner @ 5000:
115 – David Warner completed 5000 runs in ODI cricket in 115 innings; the 4th fastest to the milestone. He is also the fastest Australian to 5000 ODI runs surpassing Dean Jones who got there in 128 innings.
Yet another hundred as captain for Finch:
5 – The unbeaten hundred in Mumbai is now the 5th ODI century for Aaron Finch as captain of Australia. Only Ricky Ponting (21) has more ODI tons as Australian captain than Finch. Michael Clarke and Steve Smith also struck five hundreds as Australia’s ODI skipper.
Zampa gets Kohli again:
4 – Virat Kohli now has been dismissed four times by Adam Zampa in ODI cricket; the joint-most dismissals for Kohli against a spinner in this format. Graeme Swann and Suraj Randiv also claimed Kohli’s wicket four times apiece in this format.
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