13,000 List A Runs For MS Dhoni, Hits 4th Consecutive Fifty vs Aus
Kedar Jadhav and Mahendra Singh Dhoni scored patient half-centuries and stayed at the crease to help India beat Australia by six wickets in their first one-day international on Saturday.
Australia won the toss and decided to bat at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium as the teams began to mark the home stretch for the 50-over World Cup.
But the decision didn't pay off as India finished on 240/4 in 48.2 overs in reply to Australia's 236/7.
Jadhav scored 81 not out off 87 balls, including nine fours and a six, while Dhoni made 59 not out off 72 deliveries. The pair put on 141 runs for the unbeaten fifth wicket after coming together on 99/4 in the 24th over.
With this win, India take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series. Australia had won the preceeding T20I series 2-0.
Here’s a look at the records and numbers from the 1st ODI between India and Australia in Hyderabad:
- Aaron Finch, playing his 100th ODI, was dismissed for a Duck. Finch would be only the 3rd Australian batsman to suffer the ignominy of being dismissed for no score while playing in a 100th ODI; the other Aussies to suffer a similar fate were Dean Jones (v Pakistan, 1990) and Craig McDermott (v WI, 1993).
- Australia's 236/7 would be the lowest total posted by a team batting first in an ODI at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. Prior to Australia's performance on Saturday, the lowest total posted by a team batting first in the 5 ODIs played at the RGICS was Sri Lanka's 242, made in the most-recent ODI played at the venue.
- Alex Carey and Nathan Coulter-Nile added 62 runs which would be the best 7th wicket partnership in ODIs at the RGICS, Hyderabad. The Australian pair bettered the previous record of 49 runs, set by Yuvraj Singh & MS Dhoni against South Africa in the very first ODI played at the venue in 2005.
- Shikhar Dhawan was dismissed for a first-ball Duck - it was the left-hander's second first-ball duck in ODIs. Incidentally, both his first-ball Ducks have been against Australia and have happened this year.
- The Indian captain Virat Kohli was dismissed "LBW" by Adam Zampa; the last time that Kohli was dismissed LBW in a Home ODI before Saturday's dismissal was against Australia on 13 October 2013 - 41 innings ago.
- When he reached the score of 5, MS Dhoni completed 13000 runs in List A (one-day) cricket; interestingly, 10474 of those have been scored in ODIs.
- Along with his 59 not out in the Hyderabad ODI, MS Dhoni has now scored half-centuries in his last four ODI innings against Australia. His last four ODI innings against Australia are: 51, 55 not out, 87 not out and 59 not out.
- With his unbeaten 59, MS Dhoni took his aggregate of runs in ODIs in 2019 to 301 - 26 more than his aggregate of 275 runs made in the year 2018. Dhoni has now struck 4 half-centuries in 6 ODI innings this year.
- The unbeaten 141-run partnership between MS Dhoni and Kedar Jadhav for the 5th wicket would be India's best partnership (for all wickets) in ODIs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad. The pair broke the previous record partnership of 137, which was set by Sachin Tendulkar and Suresh Raina against Australia in 2009.