India suffered a shocking defeat against Australia in the 4th ODI at Canberra on Wednesday while the match was looking very easy to win for the Indian team at one time. Before the fourth ODI, India had already lost the 5-match ODI series after suffering three consecutive defeats in the first three matches. India is now 0-4 behind in the ODI series and last match to be played on Saturday at Sydney.
Some of the important stats of the 4th ODI are in the bellow.
1. Kohli became the third visiting batsman to hit nine centuries in Australia across two international formats (Test and ODI). He hit five centuries in Test cricket and four centuries in ODI. England batsmen David Gower and Jack Hobbs are the other two batsmen to achieve this feat.
2. Kohli became only the second batsman to score four consecutive fifty-plus runs against Australia in Australia. He scored 91, 59, 117 and 106 runs in this series. Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar was the other cricketer who achieved this feat with scoring 59, 92*, 77, 72 runs.
3. Kohli became the fastest batsman to complete 25 ODI hundreds. He took 162 innings (170 matches) to achieve this record. Before this, another Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar was in this place with 234 ODI innings. Kohli is now in the fourth place on the list of most hundreds in the ODI. He is now only behind from Sachin Tendulkar (49), Ricky Ponting (30) and Sanath Jayasuriya (28).
4. Shikhar Dhawan became the fastest Indian batsman and fifth fastest overall batsman to reach 3,000 ODI runs in the career. He took 72 innings and put behind Virat Kohli who took 73 innings in this feat.
5. Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli made 212 runs partnership for the 2nd wicket in the 4th ODI at Canberra. It is the highest ODI partnership for any wicket against Australia at this ground (Manuka Oval, Canberra)
6. Ishant Sharma conceded 77 runs in the 4th ODI which is the most runs conceded by an Indian bowler in an ODI in Australia. He surpassed Debasis Mohanty who conceded 76 runs against Pakistan at Hobart on 21st January 2000.
7. Ishant Sharma became the first Indian bowler to take four wickets in an innings at this venue (Canberra).
8. It is the first time in ODI cricket that India failed to win a match while Dhawan made a century. He scored 126 runs in that match. Before this, India had won all 8 ODIs where Dhawan made 100-plus knock.
9. Australia broke almost 26-years old record of most consecutive ODI matches’ unbeaten record at home as they are currently 19 matches unbeaten in the home. West Indies was the past record holder of 18 matches unbeaten in the home between 1986 and 1990.
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