Statistical highlights of the first India-Australia ODI in Vadodara.
# Michael Hussey (73 off 54 balls) has registered his 25th fifty in ODIs, his third against India. The said knock is his best against India, eclipsing the 67 off 65 balls at Centurion on September 28, 2009.
# For the first time in his ODI career, Cameron White has posted two fifties in succession -- 62 against New Zealand at Centurion and 51 against India at Vadodara (his first against India).
# Brett Lee, with Virender Sehwag's wicket, is the first bowler to bag 50 wickets in India-Australia ODIs.
# Ishant Sharma (3/50) has recorded his best bowling performance in India.
# Ishant has completed 50 wickets in ODIs, taking his wickets' tally to 52 (ave.30.55) in 36 matches.
# James Hopes, playing in his 67th ODI, has completed his 1,000 runs.
# Gautam Gambhir's 17th half-century in One-day International is his first against Australia. His best innings against Australia is 113 at Sydney on February 24, 2008.
# Praveen Kumar's unbeaten 40 off 32 balls is his best ever innings in ODIs.
# A new partnership record (84) for the eighth wicket has been established by Harbhajan and Praveen for India in ODIs, eclipsing the 82 (unbroken) between Kapil Dev and Kiran More against New Zealand at Bangalore on October 14, 1987.
# India's 288 for four is their best total against Australia at this venue.
# Harbhajan (49 off 31 balls) has posted his highest innings in ODIs, outstripping the 46 off 34 balls against Australia at Visakhapatnam on April 3, 2001.
# Harbhajan, having already completed his 200 wickets in ODIs, became the third Indian all-rounder after Kapil Dev and Ajit Agarkar to perform the double of 1,000 runs and 200 wickets.
# Michael Hussey has received his eighth MOM award in ODIs.
# Australia have won both the ODIs against Australia at Vadodara. First one Australia won by 9 wickets on October 11,2007.
# Australia (292 for eight) have recorded the highest total by any team against India at Vadodara, outstripping West Indies' 291 for five on November 18, 2002.
# Tim Paine and Ricky Ponting put on 97-run partnership for the second wicket, which is the highest against India at Vadodara.
# Australia, for the first time, has posted four fifty-plus in an innings against India and for the first time, four half-centuries have been made in an innings against India.
# Tim Paine (50 off 62 balls) has registered his third fifty in ODIs -- his second successive fifty against India.