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ODI tri-series: Australia vs India -  Statistical highlights

Melbourne: Statistical highlights of the second match of the cricket tri-series between India and Australia at the MCG, here on Sunday.

Rohit Sharma's splendid 138 off 139 is the fifth highest innings in One day Internationals at Melbourne.

The aforesaid innings is the second highest by a visiting player at MCG behind West Indian Vivian Richards' unbeaten 153 against Australia on December 9, 1979.

Rohit has posted his sixth hundred in ODIs - his first in Australia - his third against Australia. He became the second Indian batsman to record a hundred in ODIs at MCG. Sourav Ganguly was the first to achieve the distinction - 100 off 127 balls vs Australia on January 12, 2000.

Rohit's knock is the highest by an Asian batsman in an ODI at Melbourne. Besides Rohit and Ganguly, Rameez Raja is the only other Asian batsman to register a century at MCG - 102 not out for Pakistan against West Indies in a World Cup game on February 23, 1992.

Rohit has become the sixth Indian batsman to record a hundred vs Australia in Australia in ODIs, joining VVS Laxman (twice), Sourav Ganguly, Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh.

Rohit has recorded three hundreds each in ODIs in Australia and away from home. His 138 is the second highest by an Indian batsman against Australia in Australia in ODIs behind the 139 off 122 balls by Yuvraj Singh at Sydney on January 22, 2004.

Interestingly, both the above batsmen figured in a losing cause in ODIs.

Aaron Finch has posted his third fifty against India - his sixth in ODIs.

Mitchell Starc became the first bowler to take 10 wickets (ave 8.50) in two ODIs in the present tournament.

Starc has received his fifth Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first against India.

Starc (6/43) has recorded his career-best bowling figures in ODIs, eclipsing the five for 20 against West Indies at Perth on February 1, 2013.

Starc has produced four instances of five wickets or more in an innings in ODIs. He has become the second Australian bowler to bag six wickets or more against India in ODIs. Ken MacLeay had claimed for 39 at Nottingham on June 13, 1983.

Besides Starc, just two other bowlers have bagged six wickets in an innings in ODIs in Australia - Ajit Agarkar - 6/42 vs Australia at MCG on January 9, 2004 and Chris Woakes - 6 for 45 vs Australia at Brisbane on January 30, 2011.

Overall, six Australian bowlers have taken six wickets or more in an innings in ODIs. Gary Gilmour, Ken MacLeay, Glenn McGrath, Andy Bichel and Mitchell Johnson had accomplished the above feat in ODIs away from home. Greg Chappell's excellent figures of five for 15 against India at Sydney on January 8, 1991 were the previous best by an Australian bowler in an ODI in Australia.

Australia have won eight and lost five out of 13 ODIs contested against India at Melbourne.

India (267/8) have posted their second highest total vs Australia at MCG next only to the 270 on January 9, 2004.

Australia's 269 for six is their highest successful chase vs Australia in Australia in ODIs.

Rohit became the first Indian batsman to record four sixes in an ODI against Australia in Australia.

Rohit has become the third Indian player to register four or more sixes in an ODI in Australia. Virender Sehwag had posted five sixes during his splendid knock of 90 off 102 balls vs Zimbabwe at Hobart on January 14, 2004 and Yashpal Sharma - four during his superb innings of 72 off 105 balls vs New Zealand at Adelaide on December 23, 1980.

Suresh Raina (51 off 63 balls) has posted his highest score in ODIs in Australia - his maiden fifty. His fourth fifty vs Australia is his 33rd in ODIs.

Rohit and Raina were involved in a stand of 126 - India's highest fourth-wicket partnership vs Australia at MCG, eclipsing the 109 between Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly on January 12, 2000.

India's best stand for any wicket at MCG is 132 for the fourth wicket between Mohammad Azharuddin and Sunil Gavaskar against Pakistan on February 20, 1985.

Shikhar Dhawan's 50th ODI is his first in Australia.

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