Aus beat India in 1st ODI: Top 7 records broken in the first match of the tour

Ind vs Aus 1st ODI: Australian batsmen took Indian bowlers to the cleaners in the first ODI of the three-match series in Sydney on Friday. While Aaron Finch (114) and Steve Smith (105) smashed a century each, David Warner (69) and Glenn Maxwell (45 off 19 balls) also chipped in with the willow to help the hosts post 374/6 in the allotted 50 overs.

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Chasing a mammoth total, India fell short of 66 runs as they were restricted to 308/8 by Australia, who clinched the opening ODI with ease.

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Meanwhile, here we take a look at the top seven records that were created during the first game of the three-match ODI series.

Second fastest Aus batsman to complete 5000 ODI runs: Aus skipper Finch, during his stay in the middle, became the second-fastest Australian player to smash 5000 runs in ODIs. He reached 5000 runs in the 50 over format in 126th innings, and with this feat, he has surpassed former Australian cricketer late Dean Jones who had reached the mark in his 128th innings.

David Warner (115th innings) is the fastest Australian batsman to register 5000 ODI while South African cricketer Hashim Amla (101st innings) is the fastest batsman ever to reach 5000 run mark in ODIs.

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Most 150+ partnerships in ODIs: Finch and David Warner built a 156-runs stand for the opening wicket before the latter was removed by Mohammed Shami in the 28th over. Interestingly, it was the fourth 150+ stand between the two Australia batsmen, which is the most by any pair in ODIs.

Most 150+ partnerships vs a team in ODIs:

  • 4 Finch-Warner vs Ind
  • 3 Rohit-Kohli vs SL
  • 3 Rohit-Shikhar vs Aus

Third fastest ODI century for Australian: Steve Smith’s 62-ball hundred is now the third-fastest for any Australian batsman in any ODI history. His current teammate Glenn Maxwell holds the record for the fastest Australian hundred through his 51-ball onslaught against Sri Lanka during the 2015 Cricket World Cup. James Faulkner comes a close second with a 57-ball ton against India in Mohali in 2013.

Most runs conceded by an Indian spinner in an ODI: Team India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has registered an unwarranted record to his name as he became the Indian spinner to concede most runs in an ODI. In the first ODI of the three-match series against Australia, Chahal on Friday returned with figures of 1/89 from his 10 overs at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Before Chahal, the record was held by leg-spinner Piyush Chawla who had conceded 85 runs in his 10 overs in an ODI against Pakistan in 2008.

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Most runs conceded by an Indian spinner in ODIs

  • 89 Y Chahal vs Aus Sydney 2020 *
  • 88 Y Chahal vs Eng Edgbaston 2019
  • 85 P Chawla vs Pak Mirpur 2008
  • 84 Kuldeep vs NZ Hamilton 2020

Australia register their highest ODI total vs India: Australia’s 374 is now their highest ODI total against India and overall, it is the fourth-best ODI score against the Men in Blue. Australia’s previous best ODI score against India was 359, which came in Mohali in 2019.

Highest ODI totals vs India

  • 438/4 by SA, Mumbai WS, 2015
  • 411/8 by SL, Rajkot 2009
  • 374/6 by Aus, Sydney 2020
  • 366/8 by Eng, Cuttack 2017

Fastest Indian to 1,000 ODI runs: Team India all-rounder Hardik Pandya smashed 90 runs on Friday and in the meanwhile he became the fastest batsman from his nation to amass 1000 ODI runs. Pandya took 857 balls to reach the milestone and surpassed Kedar Jadhav who held the previous record of 937 balls.

India lost 6th straight international match: Team India defeat against Australia on Friday was their sixth straight loss across formats in international cricket, an event which took place first time in 17 years. Prior to the loss against Australia, India lost three ODIs and two Tests against New Zealand in January.

The previous time India lost six or more international matches in a row was in 2002-2003.