Ind vs Aus Stats: Five 50s from top-5 propel Australia into ODI record books

India have never beaten the Aussies when the target has been in excess of 300 - a fact George Bailey and his team knew well as five fifties were hit in an innings worth 359.

updated: October 16, 2013 17:38 IST
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George BaileyAll who said this was a jaded Australian team in India had to bite their words on Wednesday. Such was the dominance of the visitors in the second ODI in Jaipur, that their top five batsmen each scored a half-century - a first-ever in the history of ODI cricket!

Having won the first match comprehensively, the Aussies chose to bat first on a track that appeared to have a green tinge. And they fired from the word go. (Live Blog)

Openers Aaron Finch and Phil Hughes kept the Indian bowlers at bay with an excellent array of strokeplay, several crashing into the advertisement hoardings. While Finch scored his 50 off 52 deliveries, Hughes managed his off 68 deliveries before adding another 33. (Scorecard)

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