Australia vs England: James Faulkner records third highest ODI score by a number nine batsman
James Faulkner's unbeaten 69 off 47 balls is the third highest by a number nine batsman in ODIs - the highest two innings being by West Indian batsmen - Andre Russell's 92 not out vs India at North Sound on June 11, 2011 and Darren Sammy's 84 vs Australia at Gros Islet on March 25, 2012.
Statistical highlights from the second ODI between Australia and England in Brisbane:
# Australia's thrilling one-wicket victory is their first by such a margin over England in ODIs.
# Australia have won four ODIs by one-wicket margin - one each vs England, New Zealand, South Africa and the West Indies.
# England had also defeated Australia by one-wicket margin at Old Trafford, Manchester on June 27, 2010.
# Australia have won six and lost one out of seven ODIs played vs England at Gabba.
# Overall, Australia have won 21 and lost 14 out of 39 ODIs played at Gabba (NR 4).
# Australia's 301 for nine is their third successful chase of 300 or more vs England in ODIs - their highest being 334 for eight at SCG on February 2, 2011.
# Overall, Australia have recorded six totals of 300 or more while chasing successfully in ODIs - three times vs England and once each vs India, Pakistan and South Africa.
# Australia have successfully chased 300 or more for the first time in an ODI at Gabba.
# Four times in Australia, totals of 300 or more have been chased successfully - twice by Australia and once each by India and Sri Lanka. England lost three such matches in Australia.
# England have registered nine totals of 300 or more while finishing on the losing side in ODIs.
# Fourteen sixes in the match is a record for most sixes in an ODI at Gabba, eclipsing the eleven between Australia and the West Indies at Brisbane on February 14, 2010.
# James Faulkner's match-winning unbeaten knock of 69 off 47 balls is the highest score by number nine Australian batsman in ODIs, obliterating the 64 by Andy Bichel off 83 balls vs New Zealand at Port Elizabeth on March 11, 2003.
# Faulkner's aforesaid knock is the third highest by a number nine batsman in ODIs - the highest two innings being by West Indian batsmen - Andre Russell's 92 not out vs India at North Sound on June 11, 2011 and Darren Sammy's 84 vs Australia at Gros Islet on March 25, 2012.
# Faulkner's innings is the highest by any number nine batsman against England in ODIs.
# Faulkner's second fifty vs England is his third in ODIs.
# Faulkner's 69 not out is his highest score in a winning cause in ODIs - his second fifty - the first being 64 not out vs India at Mohali on October 19, 2013.
# Ian Bell (68 off 84 balls) has posted his seventh fifty vs Australia - his 28th in ODIs.
# Bell's aforesaid innings is his highest in ODIs in Australia in 19 innings, bettering the 65 off 90 balls vs Australia at MCG on February 9, 2007.
# Bell is the third England batsman to manage a fifty-plus vs Australia in ODIs at Gabba - the first two being Bill Athey's 111 off 152 balls on January 18, 1987 and Derek Randall's 57 on January 16, 1983.
# Alastair Cook and Ian Bell were involved in a stand of 57 - England's highest opening stand vs Australia at 'Gabba' Brisbane, outstripping the 52 between Mal Loye and Andrew Strauss on January 19, 2007.
# The 57-run stand is England's highest first-wicket partnership at the aforesaid venue in ODIs, next only to the 59 between Nick Knight and Alec Stewart vs Sri Lanka on January 11, 1999.
# Cook's 22 off 30 balls is his highest ODI score in Australia.
# Cook has completed his 2,000 runs as captain in ODIs - his aggregate being 2005 (ave.41.77) in 51 matches. He is the second England player to manage 2,000 runs as captain in ODIs. Andrew Strauss had aggregated 2367 at an average of 39.45 in 62 matches.
# Since posting 68 off 55 balls vs Sri Lanka at The Oval on June 13, 2013, Joe Root is without a fifty in nine consecutive innings in ODIs.
# As against his ODI average of 35.05, Root is averaging 7.57 vs Australia - his tally being 53 in seven innings.
# Eoin Morgan's 106 off 99 balls is the second hundred by an England player vs Australia at Gabba - the first batsman being Bill Athey - 111 on January 18, 1987. Two England batsmen - David Gower (158 on January 15, 1983) and Paul Collingwood (106 on February 6, 2007) - have recorded hundreds vs New Zealand at Gabba in ODIs.
# Morgan's sixth hundred in ODIs is his second vs Australia.
# Morgan's aforesaid innings is his first century in Australia in ODIs, eclipsing the 50 vs Australia at MCG on January 12, 2014.
# Morgan is the first England batsman to post six sixes in an innings vs Australia in ODIs, outstripping Ian Botham's tally of five during his innings of 72 off 82 balls at Old Trafford on May 30, 1985. (Only Andrew Flintoff (seven) have registered more sixes in an ODI innings than Morgan's six.)
# Morgan's tally of six sixes in an innings is a record at Gabba - the next best being five by James Faulkner, in the aforesaid innings.
# Shaun Marsh's second fifty vs England is his ninth in ODIs.
# Glenn Maxwell (54) has posted his sixth fifty in ODIs - his first vs England.
# The partnership of 57 (unbroken) between Faulkner and McKay is Australia's highest tenth-wicket partnership in a winning cause - the third highest overall.
# Overall, the aforesaid stand is Australia's second highest for the tenth wicket in ODIs - the highest being 63 between Shane Watson and Andy Bichel vs Sri Lanka at Sydney on January 9, 2003.
(Stats courstesy Rajesh Kumar)