India Vs Australia: Day 3 Highlights
Statistical highlights of the first cricket Test between India and Australia after the end of day three.
Sachin Tendulkar has recorded fifty-plus in nine consecutive Tests between December 2009 and October 2010 – a feat accomplished by him for the first time.
Tendulkar’s 57th Test fifty (98 off 189 balls) is his 12th against Australia in 30 Tests.
Tendulkar has registered eight innings in the nervous nineties.
His tally has been bettered only by three batsmen - India’s Rahul Dravid (10) and Australia’s Steve Waugh (10) and Michael Slater (9).
Tendulkar (13935) now needs 65 runs to become the first batsman to complete 14,000 runs in Tests.
Rahul Dravid (77 off 134 balls) has registered his 25th fifty in India.
His 59th fifty in Tests is Dravid’s 12th against Australia.
Dravid is the top run-getter at Mohali - 722 runs in 9 Tests at an average of 60.16, including two centuries and four fifties.
Dravid’s superb knock is his first half-century against Australia at Mohali, bettering the 39 in October 2008.
Suresh Raina (86) has aggregated 309 at an average of 103.00, including one century and two fifties.
Mitchell Johnson (5/64) has registered five wickets in an innings for the first time against India – his sixth overall.
Johnson is the first bowler to capture five wickets in an innings for Australia at PCA Stadium, Mohali.
Johnson has surpassed Bill Johnston’s wicket-aggregate of 160 in 40 Tests. His tally of 163 wickets (average 28.38) in 37 Tests is the second best by a left-armer for Australia.
Alan Davidson holds a record for most wickets by a left-armer for Australia, claiming 186 wickets in 44 Tests.
Harbhajan Singh’s tally of 16 ducks in Tests is his fifth against Australia.
Tendulkar has recorded seventy eight 100-plus partnerships.
The said tally is the third best, next only to Rahul Dravid (82) and Ricky Ponting (79) in Tests.
Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid became the third pair to make 6000 runs or more, aggregating 6076 in 120 innings at an average of 52.83, joining Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes (6482) and Matthew Hayden and Justin Langer (6081).
Tendulkar and Dravid put on 79 runs - their 41st stand of 50-plus - 18 century partnerships and 23 fifty-plus.
The said partnership is India’s highest against Australia for the fourth wicket at Mohali.
Ishant Sharma has registered his highest innings in India, surpassing the 14 not out against South Africa at Kanpur in April 2008.
Sachin is the top run-scorer in Tests in 2010, aggregating 965 at an average of 87.72 in eight Tests.