A determined effort and a resolve to make it into the finals of the ongoing CB Series helped hosts Australia clobber India by 87 runs in the match at Sydney on Sunday. A look at the statistical highlights from the day's play.
# Virender Sehwag (3/43) has produced his best bowling figures in Australia in ODIs, eclipsing the 2 for 40 against Zimbabwe at Hobart on January 14, 2004.
# Sehwag's aforesaid figures are his best against Australia in ODIs, surpassing the 3 for 59 at Bangalore on March 25, 2001. He became the second Indian spinner to bag three wickets against Australia at SCG. Venkatapathy Raju had taken 3 for 32 on January 20, 1992.
# Ravichandran Ashwin could not take a wicket against Australia in Australia in three ODIs in the present competition, conceding 48 runs at MCG on February 5, 47 at Adelaide on February 12 and 45 at SCG on February 26.
# Australia's convincing 87-run victory is their third biggest against India at SCG - the two largest being by 208 runs on February 8, 2004 and 100 runs on January 21, 1986.
# David Warner (68 off 66 balls) has posted his first fifty against India - his third in ODIs and the first in a winning cause..
# David Hussey became the first batsman to post four fifties in the Commonwealth Bank series 2011-12. He is the top run-scorer in the present competition - 338 runs at an average of 84.50 in seven games, eclipsing the 306 (61.20) in six matches.
# David Hussey's above performance is his best in a series/competition.
# David Hussey hs registered his tenth fifty in ODIs - his third against India.
# Matthew Wade (56 off 66 balls) has recorded his second fifty in ODIs - both against India
# Ravindra Jadeja has claimed just two wickets at 142.00 runs apiece in the present series.
# Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to effect three dismissals against Australia in an ODI at SCG
# Dhoni is the first Indian wicketkeeper to effect ten stumpings against Australia in ODIs. Romesh Kaluwitharana (11) and Kumar Sangakkara (11) have effected eleven stumpings against Australia in ODIs.
# David Hussey and Wade have shared a stand of 94 for the fifth wicket - Australia's third highest against India in Australia.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has recorded his strike rate (28.57) when he has recorded atleast ten runs in an innings in ODIs.
# The three leading run-scorers for India in the present series for India are Gautam Gambhir (245 at 40.83), Virat Kohli (240 at 34.28) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (205 at 51.25)
# Ravichandran Ashwin (26) has posted his highest innings against Australia in ODIs.
# Dhoni, while chasing, has completed 3,000 runs - his aggregate being 3005 at an average of 51.81 in 108 matches, including two hundreds and 21 fifties.
# David Warner has received the Man of the Match award for the first time in ODIs.