Mahendra Singh Dhoni the fastest captain to reach 5000 ODI runs

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the third player to amass 5000 runs as captain for India in ODIs - the other two being Mohammad Azharuddin (5239) and Sourav Ganguly (5082).

Updated: October 21, 2013 16:27 IST
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Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's blistering unbeaten 139 went in vain as Australia came from behind to pull off a sensational four-wicket victory over India in the third cricket one-dayer to take a 2-1 lead in the seven-match series here on Saturday.

Following are the statistical highlights from the thrilling encounter:

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni (139 not out) has recorded his sixth century as captain in ODIs - his ninth in ODIs and the second against Australia.

# Dhoni's above innings is his highest and the third in a losing cause in ODIs - his other two hundreds being 113 not out vs Pakistan at Chennai on December 30, 2012 and 107 vs Sri Lanka at Nagpur on December 18, 2009. (Dhoni's century in vain)

# During the course of his aforesaid knock, Dhoni has completed his 5,000 runs in ODIs - his tally being 5039 (ave.57.26) in 145 matches. (3rd ODI, as it happened)

# Dhoni is the third player to amass 5000 runs as captain for India in ODIs - the other two being Mohammad Azharuddin (5239) and Sourav Ganguly (5082). He is the quickest to this feat, having taken 127 innings as against 136 by Ganguly and 151 by Azharuddin.

# Overall, Dhoni is the seventh to manage 5,000 runs as captain in ODIs. His average of 57.26 is the highest - almost 15 more than the next highest - Ricky Ponting (42.91)

# Dhoni's unbeaten knock of 139 is the third highest by number six batsman - the two highest innings being 175 not out by Kapil Dev vs Zimbabwe at Tunbridge Wells on June 18, 1983 and 143 not out by Andrew Symonds for Australia vs Pakistan at Johannesburg on February 11, 2003.

# Dhoni has set a record for the highest individual innings at PCA Stadium, Mohali, outstripping the 134 by Abraham de Villiers for South Africa vs Netherlands on March 3, 2011.

# Dhoni is the first Indian batsman to manage a hundred at Mohali, bettering Sachin Tendulkar's 99 vs Pakistan on November 8, 2007.

# Indian batsmen added 155 runs after the fall of the fifth wicket - the second most tally by India against Australia in ODIs for the last five wickets, next only to the 167 vs Australia at Colombo (RPS) on August 28, 1999.

# Dhoni and Ashwin were involved in a stand of 76 - India's highest seventh-wicket partnership vs Australia in India in ODIs.

# Virat Kohli, with 918 runs at an average of 51.00 in 25 matches, is the leading run-getter for India in ODIs in 2013 - the second highest tally this year, next only to Misbah-ul-Haq's 961 (av.60.06) in 21 matches.

# Kohli has recorded his fourth successive innings of 60-plus in ODIs - 68 not out vs Zimbabwe, 61 vs Australia at Pune; 100 not out at Jaipur and 68 at Mohali.

# Kohli's second fifty vs Australia is his 26th in ODIs.

# Kohli is averaging 30.18 in losing cause in ODIs - his aggregate being 1117 in 38 matches, including a hundred and ten fifties.

# Yuvraj Singh has recorded his 16th duck in ODIs - his third vs Australia.

# Yuvraj's first golden duck vs Australia is his third in ODIs - one each vs Kenya, Australia and Pakistan.

# Yuvraj's ODI record is below average at PCA Stadium, Mohali - 49 runs in five innings, including two golden ducks - one each vs Pakistan and Australia - the sequence of scores being 34 vs Pakistan, 12 vs Australia, 0 vs Pakistan, 3 vs England & 0 vs Australia.

# Yuvraj is averaging 28.50 in ODIs vs Australia (969 runs in 38 matches) as against his ODI career average of 36.68.

# For the first time in seven attempts, Australia have successfully chased 300 or more vs India in ODIs, outstripping the 269/6 (target 266) at Margao on April 6, 2001.

# Australia have won three (three in succession) out of four played vs India at PCA Stadium, Mohali in ODIs.

# Overall, Australia have won five (four in succession) out of six played at PCA Stadium, Mohali in ODIs.

# Adam Voges (76 not out) has registered his highest score vs India in ODIs - his maiden fifty vs India and the fourth in ODIs.

# The aforesaid innings is Voges' highest away from home in ODIs.

# Voges and Faulkner were involved in a stand of 91 (unbroken) - Australia's highest for the seventh wicket in a winning cause vs India in ODIs - their third highest for this wicket-position in a winning cause - the highest being 100 between Bailey and Faulkner vs West Indies at Perth on February 3, 2013.

# Brad Haddin took five catches in Indian innings - the second occasion when he held five catches in an ODI - the first instance being vs Pakistan at Perth on January 29, 2010.

# Haddin became the second Australian wicketkeeper to take five catches in an innings twice. Adam Gilchrist holds a record, having accomplished the feat nine times, followed by Mark Boucher seven times.

# Mitchell Johnson, with his four for 46 has set a record by a visiting bowler in India. He became the first visiting bowler to produce six four-wicket hauls in Asia in ODIs, surpassing the five each by Brett Lee and Courtney Walsh.

# Johnson's tally of 42 wickets (ave.23.54) in 23 matches is the highest by a visiting bowler in India in ODIs.

# James Faulkner's match-winning unbeaten knock of 64 off 29 balls (SR 220.68) is the third quickest innings of 50 or more by a number eight batsman in terms of strike rate in ODIs. The record by a number eight batsman is held by Ajit Agarkar - 67 not out off 25 balls (50 off 21 balls) vs Zimbabwe at Rajkot on December 14, 2000 - his strike rate being 268.00.

# Faulkner's above innings is his career-best knock in ODIs - his second fifty, obliterating 54 not out vs England at Birmingham on June 8, 2013.

# Faulkner hit six sixes during his aforesaid knock - the second most by number eight batsman in ODIs - the record is held by Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan) - 7 vs Zimbabwe at Sharjah on April 3, 2003. Lance Cairns (NZ) had posted six sixes vs Australia at Melbourne on February 13, 1983.

# Ishant Sharma has earned a dubious distinction by conceding 30 runs in an over, equalling an unwanted reocrd for conceding most runs in an over by an Indian bowler in ODIs. Yuvraj had conceded 30 in an over to England's Dimitri Mascarenhas at The Oval on September 5, 2007. (Ishant can't handle pressure: Gavaskar)

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