Statistical highlights of the first One-Day International between India and Australia at the WACA, in Perth on Tuesday.
# Virat Kohli (91 off 97 balls) has posted his first fifty vs Australia in Australia in ODIs. His marvellous 35th fifty in ODIs is his third vs Australia.
# Kohli has registered three innings in the nervous nineties in a losing cause – the first two being 99 vs West Indies at Visakhapatnam on November 24, 2013 and 94 vs West Indies at Kingston on June 16, 2011.
# Kohli have shared seven double century stands in ODIs, establishing an Indian record, overtaking the six each shared by Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. He is one of the three batsmen to have shared seven double century partnerships – the first two being Ricky Ponting and Upul Tharanga.
# Rohit Sharma (1027 at an average of 68.46 in 19 games) has become the third Indian batsman to amass 1,000 runs or more vs Australia in ODIs, joining Sachin Tendulkar (3077) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (1187).
# Rohit’s tally of 37 sixes is a new Indian record vs Australia, surpassing the 35 by Sachin Tendulkar.
# Rohit took his tally of sixes to 105 and became the seventh Indian batsman to complete a century of sixes in ODIs.
# Rohit became the fourth player to record the feat of posting four innings of 150 in ODIs. He has joined Sachin Tendulkar (5), Sanath Jayasuriya (4) and Chris Gayle (4).
# Rohit (171 not out off 163 balls) has recorded his fourth century vs Australia, emulating VVS Laxman’s tally vs Australia. Only Sachin Tendulkar has registered more hundreds (nine) vs Australia than Rohit and Laxman.
# Rohit’s first three centuries vs Australia were – 209 at Bangalore on November 2, 2013; 141 not out at Jaipur on October 16, 2013 and 138 at Melbourne on January 18, 2015.
# Rohit Sharma, with his unbeaten 171, has set a record for the highest individual innings by a batsman vs Australia in Australia in ODIs, eclipsing the 153 not out by Vivian Richards for West Indies at Melbourne on December 9, 1979.
# Rohit’s innings is the second highest by a batsman at WACA, Perth next only to the 178 by David Warner for Australia vs Afghanistan in a World Cup fixture on March 4, 2015.
# VVS Laxman and Rohit, with three centuries each, share an Indian record for most centuries in ODIs in Australia.
# Twelve innings of 150 or more have been recorded in a losing cause in ODIs. Rohit Sharma and Tillakaratne Dilshan have registered two such innings.
# Australia have won three ODIs and lost one out of four played against India at WACA, Perth.
# Australia’s impressive score of 310 for five is the highest successful chase at Perth. The said total is the third highest successful chase in ODIs in Australia.
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