4th Test, Day 1: India vs Australia - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the first day's play of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia, here today.

4th Test, Day 1: India vs Australia - Statistical highlights

Sydney: Statistical highlights of the first day's play of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia, here today.

Chris Rogers' superb 95 is his highest score against India in Tests.

The aforesaid innings is his second highest at Sydney behind the 119 vs England in January 2014.

Rogers has registered five consecutive innings of fifty-plus - 55 & 55 at Brisbane; 57 & 69 at Melbourne and 95 at Sydney. He became the first Australian opener to record five fifties in a Test series without reaching a century.

Rogers has become the fourth Australian opener to record five successive innings of fifty-plus, joining Mark Taylor, Phil Jaques and David Warner.

Rogers has totalled 361 runs at an average of 51.57, including five fifties, in seven innings.

Steven Smith has performed exceptionally well as captain in Tests - his tally being 449 (ave 112.25) in five innings, including two hundreds and a fifty. He has totalled 600 runs or more in a Test series for the first time - his aggregate being 663 (ave 165.75), including three hundreds and two fifties.

Smith's aforesaid tally is the third highest by an ? Australian batsman in a Test series against India next only to Don Bradman - 715 (ave 178.75) in the 1947-48 rubber and Ricky Ponting 706 (ave 100.85) in 2003-04.

Smith's third fifty vs India is his tenth in Tests. He has registered fifty-plus in seven successive matches - 84 & 36 not out vs South Africa at Cape Town, 22 & 55 vs Pakistan at Dubai, 0 & 97 at Abu Dhabi;162 not out and 52 not out vs India at Adelaide, 133 & 28 at Brisbane, 192 & 14 at Melbourne and 82 not out at Sydney.

The Australian record for most fifty-plus innings in consecutive Tests is nine by Matthew Hayden (between 2001 and 2002) and Simon Katich (between 2009 and 2010) # Virat Kohli is appearing in his 33rd Test - the most by a player in the current Indian Test team.

David Warner has posted his 12th Test hundred - his fourth against India.?He has registered four centuries each against India and South Africa, two vs England and one each vs New Zealand and Pakistan.

Warner's tally of four centuries as an opener against India is exceeded only by Matthew Hayden's six. His brilliant 101 off 114 balls is his first century at Sydney.

Warner is averaging 60-plus in the present rubber - his tally being 423 runs at an average of 60.42, including three centuries. He has posted three centuries in a series for the second time - the first occasion being in South Africa in 2013-14.

Rogers and Warner were involved in a partnership of 200 - Australia's second double century partnership against India for the first wicket at Sydney.?David Boon and Geoff Marsh were associated in a stand of 217 in 1986.

Overall, three double century partnerships have been recorded for the first wicket for Australia against India. Ed Cowan and David Warner had put on 214 at Perth in January 2012.

For Australia, for the first time in a Test innings vs India, the top four batsmen have registered fifty-plus. At Feroz Shah Kotla in the 2008-09 Test, Hayden (83), Katich (64), Ponting (87), Hussey (53) and Michael Clarke (112) had recordd fifty-plus in Australia's first innings.

The above two instances are the only one when the top four batsmen had posted fifty or more in an innings for Australia against India.

Shane Watson has recorded his fifth fifty vs India - his 24th in Tests.

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