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2nd ODI: Records tumble following India's historic run-chase


Cricketnext Staff
Oct 16, 2013 at 11:55pm IST

Numerous records were broken in India's successful run chase of Australia's mammoth 359. Cricketnext lists here some of the most important ones that got tumbled on Wednesday night.

-This is India's best run chase ever in one-day internationals - the second best in overall ODI history.

-Virat Kohli's 52 ball century is the fastest century in ODIs by an Indian batsman. Previous best was by Virender Sehwag, who scored a hundred off 60 balls against New Zealand in 2009.

2nd ODI: Records tumble following India's historic run-chase

Cricketnext lists some of the most important records that were broken in India's nine-wicket victory on Wednesday night.

-Kohli's 100* is also the fastest in ODIs against Australia. New Zealand's Craig McMillan held that record scored previously, scoring a century off 67 balls at Hamilton in 2007.

-India's 362 for 1 is now the highest total for the loss of just one wicket in ODIs. Sri Lanka had that record in tact till recently when they made 348 for 1 against India at Kingston.

-Had Shikhar Dhawan scored five more runs, it would have been the first instance of three centuries in an ODI innings.

-The five half-centuries by Australia on Wednesday equals Pakistan's effort against Zimbabwe at Karachi in 2008. However, this was the first time that the top five batsmen scored fifties in the same innings.

-In three games, Indian bowlers have, so far, conceded 864 runs for 20 wickets in 120 overs at 7.20 runs per over

-India's run-rate of 8.32 is the fourth highest for a 300-plus total in the second innings of an ODI.

-This was the third time that Australia had posted 359 in an ODI against India. The previous two were won by Australia by 125 and 208 runs.

-After Wednesday's knock, Kohli now has ten centuries in ODI chases. Only Sachin Tendulkar (17) and Chris Gayle (11) have more.

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