The 2017 Bilateral series was just the reverse of India’s last tour to Australia when they played the only bilateral series on Australian soil. Then, Aussies won 4-1, now Indians won 4-1. While the series was posed as high class battle between the Smith and Kohli as captains and batsmen, both failed with bat finishing with a rare poor average below 30 and below 40, respectively in a series. Still, Indians dominated throughout with Player of the Series allrounder Pandya, bowlers and opening pair devastated the Aussies who had no positives except the batting of Finch and Warner. Check the complete statistics and World (with Indian and Australian) records of the ODI Bilateral series.
Batting Statistics of Series
5 batsmen: 200+ (3 Ind, 2 Aus)
6 batsmen: 100-200 (3 each)
Top scorers: 296 Rohit Sharma, 250 Finch (3 ODIs), 245 Warner, 244 Rahane, 222 Hardik Pandya
100s: 3 (125 Rohit, 124 Finch, 124 Warner)
50s: 16 (4 Rahane, 2 Rohit, Pandya, Smith, 1 Finch, Warner, Kohli, Stoinis, Kedar Jadhav, Dhoni)
6s: 14 Rohit Sharma, 12 Pandya, 8 Finch, 6 each Stoinis and Maxwell, 5 Warner, 3 Dhoni
4s: 29 Rahane, 28 Finch, 23 Warner, 22 Rohit Sharma
Bowling Statistics of Series
Highest Wickets: 10 Nathan Coulter-Nile, 7 each Richardson and Kuldeep Yadav, 6 each Pandya and Chahal, 5 each Bhuvneswar Kumar and Bumrah, 4 each Umesh Yadav, Zampa and Cummins
Best Bowling: 4/71 Umesh Yadav
3+ wickets in a match: 6 (Ind 4, Aus 2)
Maidens: 13 (3 each Bumrah, Cummins, 2 each Kuldeep, Bhuvneswar Kumar, 1 each Chahal, Faulkner, Shami)
Best Economy: 4.47 Bhuvneswar Kumar, 4.68 Cummins
Best Average: 22.57 Richardson, 25.10 Coulter-Nile, 25.20 Bhuvneswar Kumar, 28.66 Chahal
Most Expensive: 2/75 Kuldeep Yadav, Indore
1/71 Agar, Indore
100+ Partnerships: 7 (Ind 5, Aus 2)
231 1st Finch, Warner Bengaluru
154 2nd Finch, Smith Indore
139 1st Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Indore
124 1st Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Nagpur
118 6th Dhoni, Pandya, Chennai
106 1st Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Bengaluru
102 2nd Rahane, Kohli, Kolkata
99 2nd Rohit Sharma, Kohli, Nagpur
9 consecutive ODIs wins (Jluy-Sept 2017) under Kohli matched India’s best consecutive wins once under Dhoni (Nov 2008-Feb 2009).
Kuldeep Sharma became the 3rd Indian bowler and first spinner to grab an ODI hattrick (Kolkata), after Chetan Sharma (1987) and Kapil Dev (1991 at Kolkata).
World Record: 1st bowler to grab hattrick in U-19 (vs Scotland in 2014 WC) as well as ODIs (vs Aus in 2017).
1st Batsman (Warner) to score century in his 100th ODI. 8th overall in World. Indians have none.