Finally, Australia clinched a victory in their ongoing tour of India after beating the hosts by 21 runs in the 4th ODI at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru).
Australia decided to bat first after winning the toss and put 334/5 by the end of 50 overs. In reply, India managed to score 313/8 at the end of 50 overs, as Australia won this match by 21 runs.
With this result, India is now leading by 3-1 in the five-match ODI series while the last ODI is yet to be played on the upcoming Sunday at Nagpur.
Brief Scores: Australia – 334/5 in 50 overs (David Warner 124, Aaron Finch 94, Umesh Yadav 4/71)
India – 313/8 in 50 overs (Kedar Yadav 67, Rohit Sharma 65, Kane Richardson 3/58)
Result – Australia won by 21 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- Playing his 100th ODI, Australian batsman David Warner (124) scored a brilliant century in this match. Warner became the first Australian and 8th overall batsman to score a century in the 100th ODI match. The eight batsmen, who have achieved this feat, are given below:
Scoring a century in 100th ODI
|Name (Team)||Runs scored||Opposition||Venue||Date|
|Gordon Greenidge (West Indies)||102*||Pakistan||Sharjah||18th October 1988|
|Chris Cairns (New Zealand)||115||India||Christchurch||19th January 1999|
|Yousuf Youhana (Pakistan)||129||Sri Lanka||Sharjah||17th April 2002|
|Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)||101||Australia||Colombo (RPS)||27th February 2004|
|Chris Gayle (West Indies)||132*||England||Lord’s||6th July 2004|
|Marcus Trescothick (England)||100*||Bangladesh||The Oval||16th June 2005|
|Ramnaresh Sarwan (West Indies)||115*||India||Basseterre||23rd May 2006|
|David Warner (Australia)||124||India||Bengaluru||28th September 2017|
- Australian openers Aaron Finch and David Warner put a superb 231-runs partnership for the first wicket. Here are some vital stats about this partnership:
i) It is Australia’s third-highest ODI partnership for any wicket against India. The top three list is given at below:
|Partners||Partnership for the wicket no.||Partnership runs||Venue||Date|
|George Bailey and Steven Smith||3rd||242||Perth||12th January 2016|
|Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn||3rd||234*||Johannesburg||23rd March 2003|
|Aaron Finch and David Warner||1st||231||Bengaluru||28th September 2017|
ii) It is Australia’s third-highest ODI partnership for the opening wicket against any team. The top three list is at the following:
|David Warner and Travis Head||284||Pakistan||Adelaide||26th January 2017|
|Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh||246||Scotland||Edinburgh||3rd September 2013|
|Aaron Finch and David Warner||231||India||Bengaluru||28th September 2017|
iii) It is the second highest ODI partnership for the opening wicket by any team against India. The best is the 235-runs partnership between Gary Kirsten and Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa) at Kochi on 9th March 2000.
- Playing his 71st ODI, Indian pacer Umesh Yadav completed taking his 100th ODI wicket. At the end of this match, Umesh Yadav has taken 102 ODI wickets. He is the sixth fastest by an Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets. Here is the list:
|Serial no.||Name||No.of match to complete 100 ODI wickets|
Meanwhile, Umesh Yadav became the 18th Indian bowler and 11th Indian pacer to take 100 or more ODI wickets.
- Indian pacer Umesh Yadav bowled well in this match, as his bowling figure was 10-0-71-4. It is the third best ODI bowling figures for an Indian pacer against Australia on the Indian soil. The top three bowling figure in this category is below:
|Ajit Agarkar||9-0-37-4||Mumbai||1st November 2003|
|Ajit Agarkar||10-0-46-4||Kanpur||7th April 1998|
|Umesh Yadav||10-0-71-4||Bengaluru||28th September 2017|
- Despite a brilliant opening partnership of 106 runs between the Indian batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma, India lost this ODI by 21 runs. It is the second highest opening partnership for India against Australia in an ODI losing cause. The highest on this list is a 140-runs partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly at Nagpur on 14th October 2007 (India lost by 18 runs).
- During this match, Indian skipper Virat Kohli completed his 2,000 ODI runs as a captain and it was only his 36th ODI as captain. Kohli became the fastest to score 2,000 ODI runs as a captain. The previous record holder was former South African captain AB de Villiers who had achieved that feat in 41 ODIs.