India’s joint-longest winning streak in ODIs

9 – Consecutive ODI wins for India, which is their joint-longest streak in the format. Between November 2008 and February 2009, India had a run of as many successive victories. For Australia, though, this marks their 11th consecutive defeat in ODIs away from home.

1 – This is the first time India have beaten Australia in each of the first three matches of a bilateral ODI series. This is, however, only the second instance of India registering four consecutive victories against Australia, the previous instance having occurred between 1996 and 1998.

2 – Player-of-the-Match awards for Hardik Pandya in this series. In the first ODI, in Chennai, he had bagged the award for his returns of 83 runs and two wickets. He was also the Man of the Match in the third game in Indore for his tally of 78 runs and a wicket. Overall, this is his ODI career’s third such award after having got one on his debut in October last year. With 181 runs, he’s the highest run-getter in the series and only three bowlers have got more wickets than his five scalps.

20 – Sixes hit by Pandya against spinners in his ODI career, compared to just the five against quick bowlers. He has struck 204 runs against spinners at a strike rate of 178.94 whereas against the fast bowlers, he has scored 285 runs at a run-a-ball. He has hit 24 fours off the fast bowlers and only six off the spinners. In this match, all his four sixes came off the left-arm spinner Ashton Agar, whom he smashed for 37 runs off 20 balls.

69 – Runs for which Australia lost five wickets after being 224 for 1 in the 38th over. Only Marcus Stoinis made a double-digit score after the top-three batsmen departed.

5-0 – India’s win-loss record in ODIs in Indore. The Holkar Stadium is the onlyvenue where India have won all the matches, playing five or more games. They also won the inaugural Test at the venue against New Zealand last season.

2014 – Last time India had a century opening partnership in ODIs at home, which came against Sri Lanka in Cuttack when Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane added 231 runs. Rahane and Rohit Sharma put on 139 runs in this match, which is the first century opening stand in 20 home ODIs. In this period, India have had only one fifty-plus stand.

1403 – Runs for Rohit against Australia – the second most by an India batsman. He went past MS Dhoni’s 1342 runs to take the second spot behind Sachin Tendulkar’s 3077. Rohit averages 63.77 against Australia, which is the highest by 29 batsmen who have aggregated over 1000 runs against them. He is trailed by AB de Villiers, who has an average of 59.52.

64 – Manish Pandey’s average when chasing in ODIs, having scored 256 runs in eight innings with four not outs. India have successfully chased targets in six of the eight games in which he has batted. When batting first, he has scored only 130 runs at an average of 26 in six innings.

1- Instances of the highest individual score by an Australia batsman in a loss against India, apart from the 124 by Aaron Finch in Indore. In 2013, George Bailey’s 156 in Nagpur wasn’t sufficient for victory, which is the highest such score. Overall, Finch’s score is the third highest by an Australia opener in an ODI defeat.

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