India took a 2-0 lead in the five-match ODI series against Australia, after beating them by 50 runs in the second ODI at the Eden Gardens (Kolkata) on Thursday.
India decided to bat first after winning the toss and put 252 runs on the board at the end of 50 overs with the loss of all wickets. In reply, Australia was bundled out for just 202 runs in 43.1 overs.
Brief Scores: India – 252 in 50 overs (Virat Kohli 92, Ajinkya Rahane 55, Nathan Coulter-Nile 3/51)
Australia – 202 in 43.1 overs (Marcus Stoinis 62*, Steven Smith 59, Bhuvneshwar Kumar 3/9)
Result – India won by 50 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- Indian skipper Virat Kohli played a brilliant 92 runs knock in this match. It is the second highest individual knock by an ODI captain at the Eden Gardens. The record holder is former South African captain Graeme Smith who played an unbeaten 134 runs knock against India on 25th November 2005.
Also, it is the fourth highest individual knock by an Indian ODI captain against Australia. The top four list is given below:
|MS Dhoni||139*||Mohali||19th October 2013|
|MS Dhoni||124||Nagpur||28th October 2009|
|Mohammad Azharuddin||93||Brisbane||1st March 1992|
|Virat Kohli||92||Kolkata||21st September 2017|
- Indian left-arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav claimed a hat-trick in this match. Here are some vital stats of this hat-trick:
i) Kuldeep Yadav became the third Indian bowler to claim an ODI hat-trick. The three Indian bowlers who have claimed an ODI hat-trick are shown at below.
|Chetan Sharma||New Zealand||Nagpur||31st October 1987|
|Kapil Dev||Sri Lanka||Kolkata||4th January 1991|
|Kuldeep Yadav||Australia||Kolkata||21st September 2017|
ii) Kuldeep Yadav became the third left-arm spinner to claim an ODI hat-trick. Names of those three bowlers are given below:
|Abdur Razzak (Bangladesh)||Zimbabwe||Mirpur||3rd December 2010|
|Taijul Islam (Bangladesh)||Zimbabwe||Mirpur||1st December 2014|
|Kuldeep Yadav (India)||Australia||Kolkata||21st September 2017|
- Three Australian batsmen got dismissed for the duck. It was the second time when more than two Australian batsmen scored the duck in the same ODI innings against India. The first incident happened in Mumbai on 17th October 2007, when four Australian batsmen got dismissed for a duck against India.
- After scoring 252 runs at the first batting, Indian team won this match by 50 runs. It is the second lowest successfully defended ODI total for India against Australia on the home soil. The record is 193 which was the successfully defended by the Indian team against Australia in a home ODI (at Ahmedabad on 5th October 1986).
- Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled superbly in this match, as his bowling figure was 6.1-2-9-3. Bowling minimum 30 balls in an ODI match, it is the joint second least runs conceded by an Indian bowler against Australia. The top three list in this category is shown below:
|Name||Total Runs conceded||Bowling figure||Venue||Date|
|Kapil Dev||5||6-2-5-1||Perth||8th December 1991|
|Kapil Dev||9||6-3-9-1||Sharjah||29th March 1985|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||9||6.1-2-9-3||Kolkata||21st September 2017|
Also, bowling a minimum of 30 balls in an ODI match on the home soil, it is the joint least runs conceded by an Indian bowler. Earlier, Kapil Dev had also conceded the same no. of runs (8-6-9-1) against Sri Lanka at Amritsar on 12th September 1982.
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