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|January 14, 2000||
Statistical Highlights 3rd match: India v Australia at Melbourne, 12-1-2000 (d/n)
This match was the 1539th in Limited over international (LOI) history.
This match was India's 427th and Australia's 445th in LOIs. Australia now equals the tally of Pakistan to become the second team with maximum LOI matches.
This match was the 58th meeting between the two sides.
Mark Waugh was appearing in his 200th of his career. He becomes the third Australian after Steve Waugh (278 matches) and Allan Border (273) and the 17th player in LOI history to do so.
Ricky Ponting (115) scored his maiden hundred against India. His previous highest score was the 84 at Kanpur on 7-4-1998.
It was the third highest score by an Australian against India after the 126 by Mark Waugh at Mumbai (WS) on 27-2-1996 and the 125 by Geoff Marsh at Sydney on 21-1-1986.
It was the first hundred by an Australian number three batsman against India. The previous highest was the unbeaten 87 by Tom Moody at Sydney on 14-1-1992.
The run-out of Steve Waugh was his 25th of his career. Among Australians only Allan Border (28) and Mark Waugh (26) have been dismissed run-out on more occasions.
Australia's score of 269-7 was its second highest at home against India after the 292-6 at Sydney on 13-6-1983.
Sachin Tendulkar's run-out was his 19th such dismissal of his career. Now among Indians only Azharuddin (30) has more such dismissals. Tendulkar went past Manoj Prabhakar and Ajay Jadeja - both of whom have been dismissed run-out on 18 occasions each.
Sourav Ganguly (100) became the second Indian batsmen to score 10 or more hundreds in LOIs. Tendulkar has the record 24 hundreds. Ganguly also becomes the 10th batsman to score ten or more hundreds in LOI history.
Among left-handed opening batsmen only Pakistan's Saeed Anwar (17 hundreds) have scored more in LOIs.
Ganguly was appearing in his 128th while scoring his 10th hundred of his career. Only West Indian Brian Lara and Pakistani Saeed Anwar - 12 hundreds each - and West Indian Gordon Greenidge (11) had more hundreds after playing their 128th LOI match. Just for the record, Tendulkar had only nine hundreds after playing 128 matches.
Ganguly's 100 was the highest by an Indian batsman on Australian soil. The previous highest was the unbeaten 93 achieved twice at this same venue by Mohammed Azharuddin (v Pakistan on 20-2-1985) and Kris Srikkanth (v Australia on 3-3-1985) in the same tournament - World Championship of Cricket in February-March 1985.
The previous highest score by an Indian in the World Series Cup tournament was the unbeaten 92 by Sunil Gavaskar against Australia at Sydney on 21-1-1986.
Ganguly's hundred was the first by an Indian left-hander against Australia. The previous highest score was the 75 by Robin Singh at the Oval on 4-6-1999.
Incidentally it was Ganguly fourth hundred in a day-night encounter. He equals Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya to become the second left-handed batsman with maximum hundreds in day-night LOIs.
The 109 runs partnership between Ganguly and Dravid was India's third best against Australia for the fourth wicket. However it was the highest for India for this wicket against the home team. The previous highest was the 65 between Gavaskar and Kapil Dev at Sydney on 21-1-1986.
India's 241-6 was its highest against the home side in Australia. The previous highest was the 238-4 at this same venue on 31-1-1986.
The match aggregate of 510 runs was the highest between the two teams in Australia. The previous highest was the 488 runs at Adelaide on 26-1-1986.
This was Australia's fourth win in a row against India.
It was Ponting's sixth man of the match award of his career in his 93rd match.
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