WC 2015 – Game 48 – SF 2 – Australia vs India at Sydney on 26.03.15 – Australia won by 95 runs

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 262nd occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 61st occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 40th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the eighth occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 65th occasion of batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the 18th occasion of batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the tenth occasion of Australian batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of Australian batsmen posting 150 plus runs partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the seventh occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India in the World Cup.

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 14th occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 CG Greenidge, AI Kallicharran 2 125 2 Win NZl The Oval 18.06.75
2 CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 1 132 1 Win Pak The Oval 20.06.79
3 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79
4 HA Gomes, IVA Richards 3 132* 2 Win Pak The Oval 22.06.83
5 Imran Khan, Javed Miandad 4 112 2 Pak Aus Lahore 04.11.87
6 MW Gatting, GA Gooch 3 117 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
7 MD Crowe, KR Rutherford 4 107 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
8 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
9 Saeed Anwar, W Wasti 1 194 2 Pak NZl Manchester 16.06.99
10 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 2 103 1 Innd Ken Durban 20.03.03
11 TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara 2 120 2 Srl NZl Col-RPS 29.03.11
12 AB de Villiers, F du Plessis 4 103 1 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
13 CJ Anderson, GD Elliott 5 103 2 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15
14 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ins Sydney 26.03.15

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the second occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for any wicket in the World Cup Semi final. Both the occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96
2 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ins Sydney 26.03.15

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the record partnership by Australian batsmen for any wicket in the World Cup Semi final. The previous best was 138 runs partnership for the fifth wicket between MG Bevan and SG Law against West Indies at Mohali on 14.03.96

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ind Sydney 26.03.15
2 MG Bevan, SG Law 5 138 1 Aus Win Mohali 14.03.96

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the fifth occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in the World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 CG Greenidge, AI Kallicharran 2 125 2 Win NZl The Oval 18.06.75
2 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79
3 SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 2 103 1 Innd Ken Durban 20.03.03
4 TM Dilshan, KC Sangakkara 2 120 2 Srl NZl Col-RPS 29.03.11
5 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ins Sydney 26.03.15

 

AJ Finch and SB Smith added 182 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the record partnership for the second wicket in a World Cup Semi final. The previous best was 166 runs partnership between Majid Khan and Zaheer Abbas of Pakistan against West Indies at The Oval on 20.06.79

 

No Partners Wkt Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 AJ Finch, SPD Smith 2 182 1 Aus Ins Sydney 26.03.15
2 Majid Khan, Zaheer Abbas 2 166 2 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79

 

SPD Smith scored 105 in this game to provide the 165th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the 26th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup. It also provides the sixth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a hundred against India in the World Cup.

 

SPD Smith scored 105 in this game to provide the fifth occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 GA Gooch 115 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
2 Saeed Anwar 113* 2 Pak NZl Manchester 16.06.99
3 SC Ganguly 111* 1 Ind Ken Durban 20.03.03
4 M Jayawardene 115* 1 Srl NZl Kingston 24.04.07
5 SPD Smith 105 1 Aus Ind Sydney 26.03.15

 

SPD Smith scored 105 in this game to provide the second occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred against India in the World Cup Semi final – the first occasion being – England’s GA Gooch scoring 115 at Mumbai on 05.11.87

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 GA Gooch 115 1 Eng Ind Mumbai 05.11.87
2 SPD Smith 105 1 Aus Ind Sydney 26.03.15

 

Australia posted 328 for 7 in this game to provide the first occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in a World Cup Semi final. The previous best was 299 for 6 by New Zealand against South Africa at Auckland in the first Semi final of WC 2015 on 24.03.15.

 

Australia posted 328 for 7 in this game to provide the 89th occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the World Cup. It also provides the 18th occasion of Australia posting 300 plus runs in the World Cup.

 

Australia posted 328 for 7 in this game to provide the sixth occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the World Cup. It also provides the third occasion of Australia posting 300 plus runs against India in the World Cup.

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the 190th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 136th occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs conceded when a bowler has captured four or more wickets in a World Cup game. The previous expensive figures in this category of statistics was credited to K O’Brien of Ireland who had figures of 4 for 71 agaiinst West Indies at Mohali on 11.03.11 and also to ST Finn of England who had figures of 5 for 71 against Australia at Melbourne on 14.02.15

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the 20th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing four or more wickets in the World Cup. It also provides the 15th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing exact four wickets in the World Cup

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs conceded when an Indian bowler has captured four or more wickets in a World Cup game. The previous expensive figures in this category of statistics was credited to DS Mohanty who had figures of 4 for 56 against Kenya at Bristol on 23.05.99

 

UT Yadav captured four for 72 in this game to provide the 13th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in a World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 GJ Gilmour 12.0 6 14 6 1 Aus Eng Leeds 18 Jun 1975
2 BD Julien 12.0 5 27 4 1 Win NZl The Oval 18 Jun 1975
3 Asif Iqbal 11.0 0 56 4 1 Pak Win The Oval 20 Jun 1979
4 CJ McDermott 10.0 0 44 5 2 Aus Pak Lahore 04 Nov 1987
5 EE Hemmings 9.3 1 52 4 2 Eng Ind Mumbai 05 Nov 1987
6 SK Warne 9.0 0 36 4 2 Aus Win Mohali 14 Mar 1996
7 SM Pollock 9.2 1 36 5 1 RSA Aus Birmingham 17 Jun 1999
8 AA Donald 10.0 1 32 4 1 RSA Aus Birmingham 17 Jun 1999
9 SK Warne 10.0 4 29 4 2 Aus RSA Birmingham 17 Jun 1999
10 M Muralitharan 8.0 0 31 4 2 Srl NZl Kingston 24 Apr 2007
11 SW Tait 10.0 0 39 4 1 Aus RSA Gros Islet 25 Apr 2007
12 Wahab Riaz 10.0 0 46 5 1 Pak Ind Mohali 30 Mar 2011
13 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MM Sharma returned with figures of 2 for 75 in this game to provide the 49th occasion of a bowler conceding 75 plus runs in an innings of a World Cup game. It also provides the fourth occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 75 plus runs in an innings of a World Cup game.

 

MM Sharma returned with figures of 2 for 75 in this game to provide the sixth occasion of a bowler conceding 70 plus runs in an innings in a World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 DW Steyn 8.5 0 76 1 2 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
2 MM Sharma 10.0 0 75 2 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15
3 CZ Harris 10.0 0 72 1 2 NZl Pak Auckland 21.03.92
4 CJ Anderson 6.0 0 72 3 1 NZl RSA Auckland 24.03.15
5 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15
6 SarfrazNawaz 12.0 1 71 1 1 Pak Win The Oval 20.06.79

 

MM Sharma returned with figures of 2 for 75 in this game to provide the second most expensive bowling in terms of runs conceded in a World Cup Semi final. The most expensive bowling is credited to DW Steyn of South Africa who had figures of 1 for 76 against New Zealand at Auckland on 24.03.15

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 DW Steyn 8.5 0 76 1 2 RSA NZl Auckland 24.03.15
2 MM Sharma 10.0 0 75 2 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15

 

MM Sharma and UR Yadav returned with figures of 2 for 75 and 4 for 72 in this game to provide the first occasion of two bowlers from the same team conceding 70 plus runs in an innings of World Cup Semi final.

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Date
1 MM Sharma 10.0 0 75 2 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15
2 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26.03.15

 

MS Dhoni scored 65 in this game which represent his 50th fifty as captain. He became the second captain to score 50 fifties in the annals of one day games. RT Ponting of Australia has scored 73 fifties. MS Dhoni’s 50 fifties comprises of 06 centuries and 44 half centuries while RT Ponting’s 73 fifties comprises of 22 centuries and 51 half centuries

 

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave C HC 50+
1 RT Ponting Aus 230 220 22 8497 164 42.91 22 51 73
2 MS Dhoni Ind 178 153 47 6022 139* 56.81 06 44 50

 

MS Dhoni was dismissed run out for 65 in this game to provide the 69th occasion of a batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup. It also provides the tenth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup

 

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 RJ Shastri 57 2 v England Perth 22 Feb 1992
2 M Azharuddin 93 2 v Australia Brisbane 01 Mar 1992
3 SR Tendulkar 70 2 v West Indies Gwalior 21 Feb 1996
4 SR Tendulkar 137 1 v Sri Lanka Delhi 02 Mar 1996
5 SC Ganguly 97 1 v South Africa Hove 15 May 1999
6 R Dravid 145 1 v Sri Lanka Taunton 26 May 1999
7 V Sehwag 82 2 v Australia Johannesburg 23 Mar 2003
8 G Gambhir 50 2 v Australia Ahmedabad 24 Mar 2011
9 S Dhawan 73 1 v Pakistan Adelaide 15 Feb 2015
10 MS Dhoni 65 2 v Australia Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MS Dhoni was dismissed run out for 65 in this game to provide the tenth occasion of a captain dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup. It also provides the second occasion of an Indian captain dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 IM Chappell 62 2 Aus Win Lord’s 21 Jun 1975
2 GP Howarth 60 2 NZl Eng Birmingham 15 Jun 1983
3 M Azharuddin 93 2 Ind Aus Brisbane 01 Mar 1992
4 AJ Stewart 77 2 Eng RSA Melbourne 12 Mar 1992
5 MD Crowe 91 1 NZl Pak Auckland 21 Mar 1992
6 A Ranatunga 50 1 Srl Ken Southampton 30 May 1999
7 SP Fleming 60 1 NZl Ken Gros Islet 20 Mar 2007
8 RT Ponting 86 2 Aus Eng North Sound 08 Apr 2007
9 MP Vaughan 79 2 Eng Win Bridgetown 21 Apr 2007
10 MS Dhoni 65 2 Ind Aus Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MS Dhoni was dismissed run out for 65 in this game to provide the second occasion of an Indian captain dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup. M Azharuddin was dismissed run out for 93 – also against Australia at Brisbane on 01.03.92. It is interesting to note that M Azharuddin and MS Dhoni are the only two captains to be dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in the World Cup.

 

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 M Azharuddin 93 2 Ind Aus Brisbane 01 Mar 1992
2 MS Dhoni 65 2 Ind Aus Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MS Dhoni was dismissed run out for 65 in this game to provide the fourth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out against Australia after scoring a fifty in the World Cup.

 

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 M Azharuddin 93 2 v Australia Brisbane 01 Mar 1992
2 V Sehwag 82 2 v Australia Johannesburg 23 Mar 2003
3 G Gambhir 50 2 v Australia Ahmedabad 24 Mar 2011
4 MS Dhoni 65 2 v Australia Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

MS Dhoni completed 6000 runs as captain in one day games. He reached the milestone when he was on 43   during the course of his knock of 65 in this game. At the end of this game his run aggregate as captain in one day games read 6022. He became the third captain in the history of one day games to total 6000 plus runs. Others are – RT Ponting {8497} and SP Fleming {6295}

 

UT Yadav’s 4 for 72 in this game was in vain to provide the 37th occasion of a bowler’s four or more wickets going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the 25th occasion of a bowler’s exact four wickets going in vain in the World Cup.

 

UT Yadav’s 4 for 72 in this game was in vain to provide the second occasion of an Indian bowler’s four or more wickets going in vain in the World Cup. It also provides the first occasion of an Indian bowler’s exact four wickets going in vain in the World Cup. The two occasions are listed below. It is interesting to note that on both the occasions, Australia was the opponent. N Kapil Dev’s 5 for 43 was in vain against Australia at Nottingham on 13.06.83

 

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 N Kapil Dev 12.0 2 43 5 1 v Australia Nottingham 13 Jun 1983
2 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 v Australia Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

UT Yadav’s 4 for 72 in this game was in vain to provide the third occasion of a bowler’s four or more wickets going in vain in the World Cup Semi final

 

No Player O M R W Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Asif Iqbal 11.0 0 56 4 1 Pak Win The Oval 20 Jun 1979
2 Wahab Riaz 10.0 0 46 5 1 Pak Ind Mohali 30 Mar 2011
3 UT Yadav 9.0 0 72 4 1 Ind Aus Sydney 26 Mar 2015

 

Australia’s win in this game by 95 runs provide the sixth occasion of Australia winning a World Cup Semi final. All such occasions are listed below

 

No Team Result Margin BR Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Australia won 04 wkts 188 v England Leeds 18 Jun 1975
2 Australia won 18 runs   v Pakistan Lahore 04 Nov 1987
3 Australia won 05 runs   v West Indies Mohali 14 Mar 1996
4 Australia won 48 runs   v Sri Lanka P Elizabeth 18 Mar 2003
5 Australia won 07 wkts 111 v South Africa Gros Islet 25 Apr 2007
6 Australia won 95 runs   v India Sydney 26 Mar 2015

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