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In Numbers: Dhoni Turns Back the Clock; Chase-master Kohli Stars Again

It was a convincing victory in the end and two of the Indian cricket team's biggest names played their part as Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni helped the visitors to a six-wicket win in against Australia in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Cricketnext Staff |January 15, 2019, 6:06 PM IST
In Numbers: Dhoni Turns Back the Clock; Chase-master Kohli Stars Again

It was a convincing victory in the end and two of the Indian cricket team's biggest names played their part as Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni helped the visitors to a six-wicket win in against Australia in Adelaide on Tuesday.

Kohli scored a fantastic ton - his 39th ODI ton, 17th as captain, 5th in Australia and 2nd at Adelaide. It was 6th century against Australia for Kohli — joint-3rd most by any batsman against Australia in ODIs.

The fact that he has only achieved it in 28 innings shows that he is in a class of his own when it comes to one-day international cricket.

The Indian captain also overtook Sanath Jayasuriya to become second in the list of most centuries in away/neutral venues - behind Sachin Tendulkar, but having played considerably less amount of games.

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With Kohli's ton, India also became a team with most centuries at the opposition's home ground.

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Those weren't the only records for Kohli, he also put up a 54-run partnership with Rohit Sharma, which was the 26th 50+ stand between Rohit and him in ODIs — the joint 6th most among Indian pairs along with Dhawan-Rohit. and 5th 50+ stand for 2nd wicket by Rohit-Kohli against Australia in ODIs — the most by any 2nd wicket pair against them.

They also equalled the runs scored by Tendulkar and Dravid, becoming the fourth most successful pair for India in ODIs.

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Dhoni too scored an unbeaten half-century, which was his second consecutive half-century. 2017 was the last time when Dhoni scored half-centuries in consecutive innings against Windies. This will certainly help him regain some confidence ahead of the World Cup.

Earlier in the day, Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked a four-for and became the 12th Indian bowler to take 200 wickets in international cricket. Meanwhile, it wasn't such a memorable debut for Mohammed Siraj as he conceded 76 runs in his 10 overs and had an economy of 7.6 - the worst by any Indian debutant in ODIs.

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