Most Australian’s would have gone to bed last night confident after watching George Bailey and Australia post 5-359 from 50 overs.
Much like the 2006 classic against South Africa, fans would wake to the horror news that Australia had lost, this time obliterated by nine wickets.
Coming into the second ODI, India had never chased down a score over 300 against the tourists, most notably in the 2003 World Cup final where Australia posted the same score thanks to Ricky Ponting and Damien Martyn.
Last night would be different though, not only achieving the target but reaching it in 43.3 overs with 39 balls to spare.
Virat Kohli was the star in a match that featured a galaxy of performances, notching the fastest hundred by an Indian in One-Day International cricket.
Kohli’s rapid ton wasn’t the only record broken last night which featured over 700 runs, 75 fours and 23 sixes.
- Kohli's 52-ball knock surpassed Virender Sehwag's 60-ball effort against New Zealand in 2009 to be the fastest man to triple figures for India in ODIs, and was the fastest ODI ton against Australia.
- India's 1-362 is the highest ODI score with one or fewer wickets down.
- It's also the second highest successful run chase in ODI history behind that 2006 run feast. Australia has now conceded the four highest run chases in ODI history.
- It was the first time in ODI history that the top five batsmen have all scored half-centuries in an innings (Australia's innings).
- Five of the twelve bowlers that featured produced their most expensive spells - Jadeja, McKay, Watson, Maxwell and Faulkner.
- Each side hit the most boundaries against each other. For Australia, 36 fours and 12 sixes. For India, 39 fours and 11 sixes.
At 1-all, it's now effectively a best of five, with the next match in Mohali on Saturday night.
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First Posted 17 October, 2013 11:09AM AEST