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Captain George Bailey sets records against India

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Updated: Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 17:46 [IST]
 
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Nagpur, Oct 30: Australia captain George Bailey scored a big hundred and set few records against India in the sixth One Day International here on Wednesday.

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Bailey registered his second ODI century (156 off 114 balls, 13x4, 6x6) and on way to that score set records at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium. His ton took Australia to 350/6 in 50 overs. Shane Watson too hit a century (102).

Captain George Bailey sets records

When Bailey had gone past the half century mark he broke South African skipper AB de Villiers record of most runs by a captain in a bilateral series. And later went on to claim the record for most runs by a batsman in a bilateral series.

Bailey went past De Villiers' previous record of 367. Further, he eclipsed Zimbabwean Hamilton Masakadza's tally of 467 in five matches against Kenya in 2009.

Bailey has now scored 474 runs in five innings. He has hit one century and three fifites. This is his first century as captain.

The right-hander's 156 is his highest ODI score in 34th match. He also completed 1,500 runs in ODIs today.

Bailey's 156 is also the highest ODI score by an Australian captain against India, surpassing 140 by Ricky Ponting. Bailey's 156 is the joint 10th highest individual score by an Australian in ODIs.

The Tasmanian also completed 1,000 runs this year in 21 matches. He has accumulated 1,094 runs so far in 2013.

The 31-year-old Bailey has been in top form in this series. He started the tour with a duck in the one off Twenty20 International in Rajkot but in the ODI rubber he has been unstoppable.

Bailey hit 85 in the first ODI in Pune and followed it with 92 not out. In the third ODI he scored 43 and in the washed out match in Ranchi he hit 98.

George Bailey's list of records today

# Highest score by an Australian captain in ODIs Vs India

# Most runs by a captain in a bilateral series

# Most runs by a batsman in a bilateral series

# First batsman to aggregate 1,000 ODI runs this year (2013)

# 10th joint highest individual score by an Australian in ODIs

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Story first published:  Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 15:44 [IST]
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