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Sydney: Feb 1, 2012
Statistical highlights of the first Twenty20 International between India and Australia on Wednesday.
# Australia, for the first time, have won three consecutive T20Is against India – by 9 wickets at Melbourne on February 1, 2008; by 49 runs at Bridgetown on May 7,2010 and by 31 runs at Sydney on February 1, 2012.
# Australia have won three matches overall and lost two out of five played against India in T20Is.
# Matthew Wade (72 off 43 balls) has recorded his maiden half-century in Twenty20 Internationals. He is the first Australian wicketkeeper to record a fifty in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Wade has got the man-of-the-match award for the first time in T20Is.
# Wade’s brilliant innings is the fourth highest by a wicketkeeper in Twenty20 Internationals. Only Brendon McCullum – 81 not out against Zimbabwe at Harare on October 15, 2011; Kumar Sangakkara – 78 against India at Nagpur on December 9, 2009 and Kamran Akmal – 73 against Bangladesh at Gros Islet on May 1, 2010 – have scored more in an innings as wicketkeeper in T20Is.
# Wade is the fourth Australian to have recorded 70 or more in an innings in T20Is in Australia – the highest is 96 off 56 balls by Damien Martyn against South Africa at Brisbane on January 9, 2006.
# Dhoni has recorded an excellent innings of 48 not out off 43 balls – his highest in T20Is, outstripping the 46 against Sri Lanka at Mohali on December 12, 2009.
# Dhoni, for the first time, has registered three sixes in an innings in T20Is.
# Dhoni has become the fourth batsman to make 500 runs or more for India in T20Is. The leading run-scorers are: Gautam Gambhir (641), Suresh Raina (597), Yuvraj Singh (567) and Dhoni (528).
# Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin put on an unbroken stand of 59 for the seventh wicket – India’s highest in Twenty20 Internationals, beating the 28 (unbroken) between Dhoni and Irfan Pathan against New Zealand at Wellington on February 27, 2009.
# David Hussey (2/4) has registered his best bowling figures against India in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Hussey (42 off 30 balls) has registered his highest innings in Twenty20 Internationals in Australia, beating the 41 against New Zealand at SCG on February 15, 2009.
# Hussey’s brilliant innings is his highest against India, outstripping the 35 at Bridgetown on May 7, 2010.
# Rohit Sharma has registered his first duck in Twenty20 Internationals.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni (528 runs at an average of 27.78 in 29 matches) became the second captain-cum-wicketkeeper after Sangakkara (639 runs at an average of 35.50 in 21 matches) to complete 500 runs in T20Is.
# Stadium Australia, Sydney has become the 51st international ground to host a Twenty20 International.
# George Bailey has become the first Australian cricketer since Dave Gregory (against England at MCG in 1877) to make his international debut as skipper.
# David Warner has become the first Australian player to aggregate 800 runs (ave 26.66) in 30 matches in Twenty20 Internationals.(PTI)
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