Thursday, October 22, 2015

Interesting numbers from 4th ODI

5          Number of players to score ODI hundreds against all other nine Test playing countries. Virat Kohli joined Ricky Ponting, Herschelle Gibbs, Sachin Tendulkar and Hashim Amla in accomplishing this feat.

7          Number of boundaries (fours and sixes) hit by the Indian batsmen between over # 31 and 40, exactly as many Indian batsmen hit in the same phase in previous three matches combined!

18        Number of innings taken by AB de Villiers to complete his 1000 runs in ODIs on Indian soil – fewest for any batsman. Chris Gayle held the previous record having taken 21 innings to do so.

22        Number of ODI hundreds scored by AB de Villiers – most by a South African batsman. He was earlier at level with Herschelle Gibbs and Hashim Amla with 21 hundreds.

76.71  AB de Villiers’ average in ODIs in the year 2015. Only two batsmen had a higher batting average while completing 1000 runs in a calendar year – Kumar Sangakkara with 79.46 in 2013 and Virat Kohli with 77.15 in 2012 (calculated till the end of innings in which milestone was achieved).

91.30  India’s win-percentage in matches where Virat Kohli scored a hundred – 21 wins in 23 matches. Among all batsmen with 20 or more hundreds, Kohli has the highest win-percentage for hundreds scored. He is followed by Hashim Amla with 90.48% win record.

100     Percent –AB de Villiers has kept his record of scoring a hundred at a strike-rate of 100 intact.

138     Virat Kohli’s innings is now the highest by any Indian batsman in ODIs at Chepauk, beating MS Dhoni’s unbeaten 113 against Pakistan in 2012.