India vs Australia, 1st ODI: Five interesting facts you ought to know about the high-scoring match
Virat Kohli scored his maiden fifty in an ODI against Australia in Australia.
New Delhi: As Australia beat India in the first ODI of the five-match series at WACA in Perth, here are few records that have been made in the high-scoring game.
Centurion Rohit Sharma's unbeaten 171 has become the highest individual score by any batsman against the Aussies Down Under. Earlier the record was held by the West Indian great Sir Viv Richards' - 153*.
Rohit Sharma's 171* is now the fourth biggest score made in a losing cause in ODIs.
In the history of One Day Internationals, two partnerships of 200 plus (one in each innings) were made. First Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma added 207 runs for the second wicket for visitors and then senior Australian batsman George Bailey and skipper Steven Smith added 242 runs for the third wicket to create history.
Mainstay of Indian batting line up Virat Kohli scored his maiden fifty in an ODI against Australia in Australia.
Rohit Sharma broke the record of cricket legends Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara to become the fastest batsman in the world to score 1000 runs in ODI against Australia. Sharma achieved the feat in mere 19 matches, one less innings less than the other two.