The 3-match ODI series between India and Australia is set for an exciting finish as the home team squared the series in Rajkot. Bangalore will be hosting the series decider on Sunday which is expected to continue the trend of big totals in the series. India will be extremely pleased with the returns of KL Rahul batting at No.5 which helped India to finish with a solid score. Their openers Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma suffered injuries during the game on Friday but are expected to be fit for the decider.
All the key stats and numbers ahead of the series-decider at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore:
1 – Australia is the only team to defeat India in an ODI at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore in the 21st century. India won six of the 10 ODI matches at this venue since the start of 2001 and lost twice against the Aussies. The 2007 ODI also against the Aussies ended without a result while the 2011 CWC match against England ended in a Tie.
1/6 – Australia lost only one of their last six ODIs in Bangalore – against India in 2013 by 57 runs where Rohit Sharma scored 209. Australia won four of the remaining five matches in this period while another game turned out to be a washout.
8 – Adam Zampa has dismissed Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma collectively on 8 instances in ODI cricket. During the Rajkot ODI, the Zampa became the first spin bowler to dismiss Virat on five instances in ODIs. Zampa and West Indies’ Anthony Martin are the only spinners to dismiss Rohit three times in ODI cricket.
12.6 – Virat Kohli’s batting average of 12.6 in the ODI format in Bangalore is his lowest at any home venue. Kohli aggregated 63 runs in five innings at this venue with a highest score of 34. Bangalore and Chennai are the only venues where Kohli bagged more than one duck in ODIs at a venue.
53.46 – Rohit Sharma has a batting average of 53.46 in the 11 bilateral ODI series-deciders he has played thus far. Rohit scored 428 runs while batting first in four ODI series deciders at an average of 107 as he struck two big hundreds and a fifty including 209 against Australia. However, Rohit has only 160 runs in seven chases at an average of 22.86 with two fifties; both of them coming in the previous two series-deciders.
66.67 – Virat Kohli’s batting average in ODI series deciders since the start of 2016. He aggregated 400 runs across six deciders in this span with a century and three fifties – 65, 113, 71, 46, 20 and 85.
98 – Number of wickets Pat Cummins has claimed up in his 60-match ODI career. Only 5 Australians picked up 100+ ODI wickets in their first 60 ODI appearances. Cummins picked up two wickets in Mumbai but went wicketless in Rajkot.
106 – Rohit Sharma has a batting average of 106 in the ODI format at the Chinnaswamy Stadium as he scored 318 runs across three innings. Rohit struck 65 and 209 against Australia here in 2017 and 2013 respectively and a 44-run knock against New Zealand in 2010.
4983 – Virat Kohli has amassed 4905 runs in ODI cricket as the Indian captain. Kohli needs 17 more runs to become the 8th captain with 5000 ODI runs and the will become the quickest to reach that milestone.
8996 – Rohit Sharma has scored 8954 runs in his ODI career till date across 216 innings. The Indian opener will become the 3rd fastest to 9000 ODI runs after Virat Kohli (194) and AB de Villiers (205) if he scores 4 more runs. Rohit scored only 52 runs across the first two matches of the ongoing series.
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