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India vs Australia 2019, 5th ODI – Usman Khawaja Is On Top Of The Incredible Record 

India vs Australia 2019, 5th ODI – Usman Khawaja Is On Top Of The Incredible Record
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On Wednesday (13th March), Australian cricketer Usman Khawaja created an incredible record in the ODI series against the host side India.

The left-handed batsman is in the brilliant form with the bat at present. Coming to bat as an opener in the present ODI series against the host side India, Usman Khawaja not only provided good starts consistently, he also guided the team for the big totals.

The 32-year-old scored 383 runs with an average of 76.60 in the five-match bilateral ODI series against the host side India. Which is most for a visiting batsman in a five-match bilateral ODI series against India in India. Moreover, it is also the most by any batsman against India in a five-match bilateral ODI series.

Usman Khawaja, ODI series
Usman Khawaja (Image Credit – Getty Images)

Here are the top five run-scorers in a five-match bilateral ODI series against India

Player (Team) Host country Matches (innings) Runs scored Average Year
Usman Khawaja (Australia) India 5 (5) 383 76.60 2019
Kane Williamson (New Zealand) New Zealand 5 (5) 361 72.20 2014
AB de Villiers (South Africa) India 5 (5) 358 89.50 2015
Gordon Greenidge (West India) India 5 (5) 353 88.25 1983
Tillakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) India 5 (5) 353 70.60 2009

In this five-match ODI series, Usman Khawaja hit two centuries and two half-centuries. He scored 50, 38, 104, 91 and 100 runs respectively in this series. Before this series, he didn’t score an ODI century. His previous best (before this series) was 98 runs against West Indies at Basseterre on 13th June 2016. However, the situation has remarkably changed with his two ODI centuries in this away ODI series.

Usman Khawaja, ODI series
Usman Khawaja (Image Credit – Getty Images)

Other incredible records for Usman Khawaja in this series

  • Third most run-scorer in a five-match bilateral ODI series in India. Here is the list:
Player (Team) Opposition Matches (innings) Runs scored Average Year
Virat Kohli (India) Windies 5 (5) 453 151.00 2018
Rohit Sharma (India) Windies 5 (5) 389 129.66 2018
Usman Khawaja (Australia) India 5 (5) 383 76.60 2019
AB de Villiers (South Africa) India 5 (5) 358 89.50 2015
Virat Kohli (India) New Zealand 5 (5) 358 119.33 2016

 

Usman Khawaja, ODI series
Usman Khawaja (Image Credit: Getty Images)

 

  • Fifth most run-scorer in a bilateral ODI series in India (no number of match restrictions). Here is the list:
Player (Team) Matches (innings) Runs scored Average Year
George Bailey (Australia) 6 (6) 478 95.60 2013
Chris Gayle (West Indies) 7 (7) 455 65.00 2002
Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies) 7 (7) 436 109.00 2002
Ian Bell (England) 7 (7) 422 70.33 2007
Usman Khawaja (Australia) 5 (5) 383 76.60 2019

 

  • Second most run-scorer as an Australian batsman in a five-match away bilateral ODI series. The record holder is David Warner who scored 386 runs in the five-match ODI series against South Africa in 2016.

 

  • Third most run-scorer as an Australian batsman in an away bilateral ODI series (no number of match restrictions). George Bailey holds the record with 478 runs (six innings) which he scored during Australia’s tour of India in 2013, while David Warner is in the second position with 386 runs (five innings). None of the Australian batsmen has scored more runs than these three even in the home bilateral ODI series (no number of match restrictions).

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