David Warner’s special 100, Rohit Sharma’s unique 50 to light up 4th ODI
David Warner is all set to play his 100th ODI when Australia take on India in Bangalore while Rohit Sharma is on the cusp of achieving a special fiftyindia vs australia 2017 Updated: Sep 28, 2017 10:35 IST
Bangalore: David Warner is all set to play his 100th ODI when Australia take on India at the M Chinnaswamy stadium. The left-hander will join a special list of Australian players who have played over 100 ODIs. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma is on the cusp of reaching a unique fifty. India, who have taken an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series, will be aiming to prolong Australia’s agony in overseas ODIs.
Ahead of the match at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday, here are some of the approaching milestones for the teams and the players
27 - David Warner will become the 27th Australian player to play 100 ODIs. Steve Smith recently entered the club during the Kolkata ODI. Ricky Ponting leads the list for Australia with 375 ODIs, although one game was with the ICC World XI.
10 - David warner currently has an average of just over 44 in ODIs. Only nine other Australian batsmen have an average of over 40 even after playing over 100 ODIs. Michael Bevan leads the list with an average of 53.58.
2 - Rohit Sharma needs to hit two more sixes to become the first batsman in history to have hit 50 sixes against Australia. Currently, he has 48 sixes from 26 ODIs. Eoin Morgan is a distant second with 39 sixes.
3 - Rohit Sharma will become the third batsman overall to hit over 50 sixes against one opposition in ODIs. Sanath Jayasuriya slammed 53 sixes against India. Shahid Afridi has hit over 50 sixes against three opponents. He smashed 63 sixes against Sri Lanka, 51 against India and 50 against New Zealand.
3 - Australia have lost three out of the four ODIs that they have played at the M Chinnaswamy stadium against India. Their only win came in 2003, when Adam Gilchrist and Ricky Ponting slammed centuries to help Australia to victory.
157 - Number of runs needed by Rohit Sharma to go past 6000 ODI runs. He will become the ninth Indian batsman to reach this feat.
5 - Number of consecutive wins for India against Australia if they win in Bangalore. A win in Bangalore will result in India winning 10 straight ODIs, their best-ever streak.
63 - Rohit’s average against Australia in ODIs. He has the best average for any player currently who has played more than 15 ODI against Australia.