Australian batsmen combined with the bowlers to return to winning ways as the hosts thumped India in the opening ODI of the tri-nation series, on Sunday. Statistical highlights from the match.
# Australia's 65-run triumph is their second biggest over India at MCG - the largest being the 88-run win on January 18, 1992.
# Australia have won 62 and lost 36 out of 106 played against India (NR 8) - winning % 63.26.
# Australia have won seven and lost five out of twelve played against India at MCG.
# India's 151 is their second lowest total against Australia at MCG - the lowest is 145 on January 18, 1992.
# David Hussey (61 not out off 30 balls) has recorded his seventh fifty in ODIs - his first against India.
# David Hussey's aforesaid innings is his highest at MCG, eclipsing the 52 against South Africa on January 16, 2009.
# David Hussey has played his second best innings (203.33) in terms of strike rate in ODIs - the best being 52 off 21 balls (SR 247.61) against West Indies at Basseterre on July 6, 2008.
# In the course of his aforesaid innings, David Hussey has completed his 1,000 runs in ODIs, aggregating 1001 at an average of 33.36 in 40 matches.
# Matthew Wade has posted a fifty on his ODI debut.Â He became the first Australian to accomplish the feat against India.
# Ten players have posted 50 or more on debut for Australia in ODIs. Wade's superb knock is the sixth highest by an Australian player on debut in ODIs - the highest is Phil Jaques' 94 off 112 balls.
# Wade has justifiably been adjudged the Man of the Match.
# Vinay Kumar (7-0-21-3) has recorded his best bowling figures overseas, surpassing the 2 for 51 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on May 28, 2010.
# Vinay's aforesaid performance is his second best in ODIs, next only to the 4 for 30 against England in Delhi on October 17, 2011.
# Mitchell Starc (2/33) has produced his best bowling figures against India in ODIs.Â In the Visakhapatnam ODI on October 20, 2010, he had failed to bag a wicket.
# Starc's aforesaid figures are his second best in ODIs, next only to the 4 for 27 against Sri Lanka at Brisbane on November 7, 2010.
# Ravindra Jadeja (2.4-0-41-0) has recorded an economy rate of 15.37 - the worst by an Indian bowler against Australia (minimum two overs) in an ODI.Â The said economy rate is the second worst by an Indian bowler in an innings in ODIs, next only to Sreesanth's 16.00 (3-0-48-0) against Sri Lanka at Canberra on February 12, 2008.
# In his last five innings against Australia in ODIs, Gautam Gambhir has registered four single-digit innings - the sequence being 6, 8, 0 & 50 in India between October 31,2009 and March 24, 2011 and 5 at MCG.
# Clint McKay (4/20) has recorded his best bowling performance against India in ODIs - his second best ever, next only to the 5 for 33 against Sri Lanka at Brisbane on November 7, 2010.
# McKay enjoys an impressive record in ODIs - 34 wickets at 19.17 runs apiece in 16 matches.
# McKay has become the first bowler to claim four wickets in an innings for Australia against India at MCG.