George Bailey breaks Ricky Ponting's ODI record in India vs Australia series
George Bailey became the first Australia skipper to amass 300 runs in any bilateral ODI series. He reached the milestone en route his 98-run knock against India in the fourth match against India at Ranchi on Wednesday.
George Bailey became the first Australia skipper to amass 300 runs in any bilateral ODI series. He reached the milestone en route his 98-run knock against India in the fourth match against India at Ranchi on Wednesday. Here are all the statistical highlights from the encounter that was abandoned due to rain:
# Nine games between the two countries could not produce results in ODIs. Australia have won 66 and India 38 out of 113 contested - winning per cent for Australia (63.46) and India (36.53).
# Australia's 295 for eight is the highest innings total at Ranchi.
# George Bailey (98) has posted his second highest score in ODIs, next only to the 125 not out vs West Indies at Perth on February 3, 2013.
# Bailey's 98 is the second highest by a captain in a no-result games in ODIs, next only to the 101 by Bev Congdon for New Zealand vs England at Wellington on March 9, 1975.
# Bailey's eleventh fifty in ODIs is his third vs India.
# Bailey is averaging 106.00 in ODIs vs India - his aggregate being 318 in four innings, including three fifties. He is the first batsman in the present series to manage 300 runs.
# Bailey became the first Australian captain to aggregate 300-plus in a bilateral series, obliterating Ricky Ponting's tally of 295 in five innings at an average of 73.75, including a hundred and two fifties, vs West Indies in Australia in 2009-10.
# The previous best by an Australian captain vs India in a bilateral series was 267 (ave.44.50) in six matches in India in 2009-10 by Ricky Ponting.
# Bailey enjoys an outstanding record in ODIs - his tally being 1379 runs at an average of 53.03 in 33 matches.Â As captain, his average is 62.66 - his tally being 564 in ten innings, including six fifties.
# Bailey's 98 off 94 balls is the highest individual score at Ranchi in ODIs.
# Glenn Maxwell (92 off 77 balls) has posted a career-best score in ODIs, obliterating the 56 not out vs Pakistan at Sharjah on September 3, 2012.
# Maxwell's fourth fifty in ODIs is his second vs India - his first vs India being 53 at Jaipur on October 16, 2013.
# For the fourth time in an ODI, two individual scores in the nervous nineties have been recorded for Australia - the first three instances vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth on April 6, 2002; vs South Africa at Bassetere on March 24, 2007Â and vs England at The Oval on June 30, 2010.
# Bailey and Maxwell were associated in a 153-run stand - Australia's highest for the fifth wicket vs India in ODIs, eclipsing the 144 between Michael Clarke and Bradd Haddin at Bangalore on September 29, 2007.
# The aforesaid partnership is Australia's fifth highest for the fifth wicket in ODIs.
# The 153-run partnership is the highest by any pair for the fifth wicket vs India in ODIs in India.
# Australia have recorded 38 sixes - the highest registered by them in a bilateral series.
# Mohammed Shami (3/42) has produced his best bowling performance in ODIs, eclipsing the 2 for 25 vs Zimbabwe at Harare on July 28, 2013.
# Ravindra Jadeja took his tally to 41 at 22.21 runs apiece in 26 matches - the highest by a bowler this year in ODIs.