Sydney: The statistical highlights from the first Twenty20 international between India and Australia at Stadium Australia, Sydney.
# MS Dhoni's knock of 48 not out off 43 balls is his highest innings in T20Is, eclipsing the 46 against Sri Lanka at Mohali on December 12, 2009.
# Dhoni, for the first time, recorded three sixes in an innings in T20Is.
# Dhoni became the fourth player to aggregate 500 runs or more for India in T20Is. The top run-scorers are: Gautam Gambhir (641), Suresh Raina (597), Yuvraj Singh (567) and Dhoni (528).
# Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin were involved in a stand of 59 runs (unbroken) for the seventh wicket - India's highest partnership in T20Is, outstripping the 28 (unbroken) between Dhoni and Irfan Pathan against New Zealand at Wellington on February 27, 2009.
# David Hussey (42 off 30 balls) recorded his highest innings in Twenty20 Internationals in Australia, surpassing the 41 against New Zealand at SCG on February 15, 2009.
# Hussey's magnificent 42 is his highest against India, bettering the 35 at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010.
# Hussey (2/4) recorded his best bowling figures against India in Twenty20 Internationals, surpassing the 1 for 12 at MCG on February 1, 2008.
# Rohit Sharma posted his first duck in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni (528 runs at an average of 27.78 in 29 matches) has become the second captain-cum-wicketkeeper to complete 500 runs in T20Is. Kumar Sangakkara (639 runs at an average of 35.50 in 21 matches) was the first to accomplish the feat.
# Daniel Christian (2/35) recorded his second best figures in T20Is - his best are 2 for 29 against the West Indies at SCG on February 23, 2010.
# Stadium Australia, Sydney became the 51st international ground to host a Twenty20 International.
# George Bailey became the first Australian cricketer since Dave Gregory (vs. England at MCG in 1877) to make his international debut as captain.
# India have lost three consecutive T20Is against Australia for the first time - by 9 wickets at Melbourne on February 1, 2008; by 49 runs at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010 and by 31 runs at Sydney on February 1, 2012.
# Australia have won three games and lost two out of five played against India in T20Is.
# Australia enjoy a winning % of 54.55 in T20Is - 24 wins, 20 losses, one tied and one no-reuslt game out of 46 played.
# India's success rate is 53.22% - 16 wins, 14 losses, one tied and one no-result game out of 32 played.
# Matthew Wade (72) posted his maiden fifty in Twenty20 Internationals. He is the first Australian wicketkeeper to post a fifty in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Wade's superb knock is the fourth highest by a wicketkeeper in Twenty20 Internationals - the three best innings are 81 not out by Brendon McCullum against Zimbabwe at Harare on October 15, 2011; 78 by Kumar Sangakkara against India at Nagpur on December 9, 2009 and 73 by Kamran Akmal against Bangladesh at Gros Islet on May 1, 2010.
# Wade was adjudged the man of the match for the first time in T20Is.
# David Warner became the first Australian batsman to aggregate 800 runs (ave.26.66) in 30 matches in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Suresh Raina is the first Indian fielder to take two catches in an innings against Australia in Twenty20 Internationals. He is the first Indian fielder to take two catches twice in a Twenty20 International. He had first taken two catches against South Africa at Johannesburg on December 1, 2006.
Story first published on: Wednesday, 01 February 2012 19:45 IST