The Australian Cricket Team won the 3-match Dettol ODI series 2020 against India by 2-1. The ODI series is part of India’s Tour of Australia, 2020-21 consisting of 3 ODIs, 3 Twenty20 Internationals (T20I), 4 Test Matches to be played from November 2020 – January 2021.
i.The ODI Series is the first for India in the 2020-22 ICC (International Cricket Council) Cricket World Cup Super League. The top 7 teams on the points table of ICC super league will qualify directly for the 2023 ODI World Cup set to be held in India.
i.Australia won the First ODI (November 27) by 66 runs and the Second ODI (November 29) by 51 runs, both matches were held at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney.
ii.India won the Third and Final ODI by 13 runs, it was held at Manuka Oval, Canberra.
iii.Australian Batsman Steve Smith was chosen as the Player of the Series for scoring 216 runs in the series which included 2 Centuries.
iv.With the Series win, Australia jumped to No. 1 spot in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League with 40 Points, India which won the last ODI are placed at No.6 position with 9 points.
Records in the Series:
Virat Kohli – Quickest Batsman to score 12, 000 runs:
Virat Kohli became the Quickest Batsman to reach 12, 000 runs in ODIs.
i.He has taken 242 innings to achieve this record. He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar’s record of reaching 12, 000 runs in 300 innings.
ii.Kohli is the 6th player to reach 12, 000 runs list, the others are Sachin Tendulkar (India), Ricky Ponting (Australia), Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka), Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) & Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka).
Virat Kohli – Fastest Batsman to score 22, 000 runs:
Virat Kohli became the Fastest Batsman to score 22, 000 International runs, he has taken 462 international innings to achieve the record.
i.He surpassed Sachin Tendulkar who took 493 international innings to achieve the record.
ii.Kohli is the Third Indian after Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid and the 8th Batsman in the history of International Cricket to make it to 22000 plus runs for the club.
iii.Others in the List are Kumar Sangakkara, Ricky Ponting, Mahela Jayawardene, Jacques Kallis (South Africa), Dravid, Brian Lara (West Indies) & Sachin Tendulkar.
Hardik, Jadeja register highest partnership for 6th wicket in Australia
i.Hardik Pandya & Ravindra Jadeja put on 150-run Partnership for the 6th wicket against Australia in the 3rd ODI at Canberra. This is the highest ever partnership for the sixth wicket or lower in ODIs in Australia.
ii.The Partnership is also the 3rd Highest 6th Wicket Partnership for India in ODIs.
ICC Cricket Team Rankings (ODI):
Men’s Ranking (As of December, 2020) – 1.England , 2. India, 3.New Zealand .
Women’s Ranking (As of October, 2020) – 1.Australia , 2.India , 3.England .
About Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI):
President – Sourav Ganguly
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra