The fifth and final match of the ongoing ODI series between the host India and the visitors Australia will be the series-decider as the series is currently standing at 2-2. They will play the final ODI of the series at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground (Delhi) on Wednesday (13th March).
On 2nd March, India comfortably won by six wickets (with ten balls remaining) in the first ODI at Hyderabad. Later, on 5th March, India won the thrilling second ODI at Nagpur by just eight runs. On 8th March, Australia made a comeback in this series by winning the third ODI at Ranchi by 32 runs. The visiting side once again snatched a brilliant victory (by four wickets with 13 balls remaining) in the fourth ODI at Mohali on last Sunday (10th March).
Before the fifth ODI, here we look at some essential stats preview.
Venue stats (Feroz Shah Kotla Ground, Delhi)
1. Ground’s history in first and second batting in ODIs
|Stats||Total||First Batting||Second Batting|
|Innings average (Average run-rate)||225.59 (4.87)||239.78 (4.94)||211.39 (4.79)|
(Special Note: excluded only no result match)
2. Teams’ records at this venue
3. India vs Australia at this venue
|Total ODIs||India Won||Australia Won||Tied/No Result|
1. Last 10 ODIs records
2. India vs Australia ODI records in India
|Stats||Total ODIs||India Won||Australia Won||Tied/No Result|
|In last 10 ODIs||10||7||3||0/0|
3. Special stats
i) Since 2005, India has never lost a home ODI series after winning the first ODI of the series.
ii) Since 2006, India has never lost an ODI series after winning the first ODI of the series.
iii) Since 2010, Australia has never won an ODI series after getting behind.
iv) Since February 2016, no team has won an ODI series after getting 2-0 behind. Last time it happened in February 2016 when South Africa won their five-match home ODI series against England by 3-2. Earlier in that series, South Africa was trailing the series by 2-0.
Indian cricketers’ stats
1. Virat Kohli (10,823 runs) needs to score 67 more runs to become the third highest ODI run-scorer from India and ninth most ODI run-scorer overall. He will surpass Rahul Dravid who scored 10,889 ODI runs.
2. Opener Shikhar Dhawan (8,968 runs) needs to score 32 more runs to complete his 9,000 international runs, all as an opening batsman. He will be the fifth Indian opener to score 9,000 or more international runs.
3. Rohit Sharma (7,954 runs) is 46 runs away to complete 8,000 ODI runs. He will be the ninth Indian cricketer to score 8,000 or more ODI runs.
4. Opener Rohit Sharma (5,987 runs) needs to score 13 more runs to complete 6,000 ODI runs as an opening batsman. He will be the fourth Indian opener to score 6,000 or more ODI runs.
5. Ravindra Jadeja (395 wickets) is five wickets away to complete 400 international wickets. He will be the seventh Indian bowler to pick up 400 or more international wickets.
Australian cricketers’ stats
1. Glenn Maxwell (47 wickets) needs to pick up three more wickets to complete his 50 ODI wickets. He will be 10th Australian spinner to take 50 or more ODI wickets. Moreover, he will also become the ninth Australian cricketer to score 2,000+ ODI runs (2,441 runs) and also to pick up 50 or more ODI wickets.