374 for 6 – Australia’s total in this match, which is their highest against India. Their previous best was 359, which they have recorded four times. Overall, it is the third-highest total by any team against India in ODIs.
62 – Balls taken by Steven Smith to complete his century – the third-fastest hundred by an Australian in ODIs. The quicker ones are Glenn Maxwell’s 51-ball century against Sri Lanka at the 2015 World Cup, also at SCG, and James Faulkner’s century in 57 balls against India in 2013 in Bengaluru.
5 – Smith’s century is the fifth-quickest by anyone against India in ODIs. The fastest was off 45 balls, by Shahid Afridi in Kanpur in 2005.
288 – Runs scored by Australia’s top-three batsmen in this innings – it’s their fifth-best in an ODI innings. The aggregate is the third-highest by any team’s top-three against India. It was also the 100th instance of the top-three batsmen of a team scoring 50-plus scores in an innings.
4 – Number of bowlers for India who bowled their full quota of overs and conceded 60-plus runs. It is only the second such instance for India. Mohammed Shami was the most economical bowler, and he also went for 59 runs. The first such instance was against West Indies in Guwahati in 2018.
95.66 – Average of Aaron Finch and David Warner’s opening partnerships against India, the best among all opening pairs with five or more stands. In 13 innings, they have added 1148 runs with four century stands and four half-century stands. All their four century partnerships have been big ones – 187, 231, 258* and 156.
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