Thursday, 24 January 2013
Thursday, January 24, 2013 Fidel Castro No comments
Statistical highlights of the 4th ODI between India and England, Mohali, Jan 23, 2013:
The statistical highlights from India's five-wicket win against England at Mohali.
# This match was the 18th day-night ODI at PCA Stadium, Mohali – the most for an Indian ground. Mohali was earlier at level with M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore with 17 day-night matches.
# Suresh Raina has received his ninth Man of the Match award in ODIs - his fourth against England.
# Raina is the first batsman to record three fifties - all in successive innings - 50 at Rajkot; 55 at Kochi and 89 not out at Mohali. With 194 runs at an average of 97.00 in only three innings, he is the leading run-scorer in the present series.
# Raina's tenth half-century against England in 26 ODIs is his 27th in ODIs.
# Raina's supeerb knock is his highest against England in ODIs, eclipsing the 84 at Lord's on September 11, 2011.
# MS Dhoni was captaining India for the 50th time in an ODI on home soil. He became only the second player to do so after Mohammad Azharuddin, who led India in a record 58 ODIs at home. Sri Lanka’s Arjuna Ranatunga holds the record for an overseas captain to lead his team on Indian soil for the most number of times. Australia’s Ricky Ponting has the best record among players captaining their sides on 25 or more occasions on Indian soil.
# For the first time in India, India have won four consecutive bilateral series against England - 5-1 in 2005-06; 5-0 in 2008-09; 5-0 in 2011-12 and 3-1 in 2012-13.
# India enjoy 100% record at Mohali, winning both their games at PCA Stadium on October 20, 2011 and January 13, 2013.
# Alastair Cook has taken his runs' tally in the series to 185 at an average of 46.25 - the highest by an England player.
# Cook (76 off 106 balls) has registered his 15th fifty in ODIs - his sixth against India. The said innings is his highest score in ODIs in India, bettering the 75 at Rajkot on January 11, 2013.
# Cook and Pietersen were involved in a stand of 95 - England's highest for the second wicket at Mohali.
# Kevin Pietersen's brilliant innings of 76 off 93 balls is his eighth fifty against India - his 24th in ODIs.
# Ravindra Jadeja, with eight wickets at an average of 14.50, is his best performance in a series in terms of averages. He is the leading wicket-taker for India in the present series.
# Joe Root (57 not out off 45 balls) has registered his maiden fifty in ODIs.
# Rohit Sharma (83 off 93 balls) has recorded his first fifty against England - his 13th in ODIs. The said knock is his first fifty as an opener in ODIs. Since recording 95 against the West Indies at Ahmedabad on December 5, 2011, Sharma has posted his highest score in 16 innings.
# In the course of his aforesaid knock, Sharma has completed his 2,000 runs in ODIs - 2061 at an average of 31.22 in 87 matches.
MS Dhoni: "Overall a very good peformance, more so with the new ball. We didn't let them get off to a quick start. It is new bowling attack, they will learn a lot with experience. 100 in 10 overs, it's bound to happen with the new rules. We all know Rohit is a gifted cricketer and it was a very good performance from him. He is a natural puller of the ball and once he got to his fifty, he converted it to a big one. The conditions have not been typical subcontinental conditions, except Kochi, so the series win has been a good achievement."
Suresh Raina gets the Man-of-the-Match award: "I told Rohit to be positive and we had a tremendous partnership. Today, I got some chances and I stayed till the end. Rohit was playing really well, he showed some character in his innings. I remember Sachin told us that we have to No. 1 in the fielding, and today we fielded really well."
Rohit says, "I am happy with the innings today, I was told by the management today about the opening role." With this win, India take the series 3-1 with one match to play.