India vs Australia Test, Day 5: Statistics

Mohali: Statistical highlights after the fifth day of India-Australia Test match in Mohali:

  • Sachin Tendulkar, the only player to score 1,000 runs in Test matches this year, is the first batsman to complete 1,000 runs or more in this format of the game in a calendar year six times.
  • Tendulkar’s runs’ tally in 2010 is 1003 at an average of 83.58 in eight Tests. His tally includes five hundreds and three fifties.
  • Doug Bollinger (3/32) has produced his best bowling effort against India.
  • Ishant Sharma, who scored 31 of 92 balls during a match-winning partnership with VVS Laxman, has emulated his highest Test score. He had posted an unbeaten 31 off 106 balls against Sri Lanka at Galle in July 2010.
  • Ben Hilfenhaus (4/57) has produced his best ever bowling performance in Tests.
  • Sachin Tendulkar became the first player from the sub-continent to register 5,000 runs for a winning cause, aggregating 5126 (average 66.57), including 19 hundreds and 19 fifties, in 58 Tests.
  • Ricky Ponting (8314), Steve Waugh (6460), Matthew Hayden (6154), Jacques Kallis (5390), Justin Langer (5229) and Sachin Tendulkar (5126) are the leading batsmen for a winning cause.
  • India’s 216 for nine is their seventh highest fourth innings successful chase.
  • Under Ponting’s captaincy, Australia has lost four Tests out of six played in India. He is yet to post a win on Indian soil as the remaining two Tests could not produce results.
  • Ponting’s tally of four defeats in India is the highest by any Australian captain, eclipsing Mark Taylor’s tally of 3 in 4 Tests.
  • Ponting became the first Australian captain to lose five Tests against India. The fifth lost came in Perth in 2008.
  • He enjoys a winning percentage of 20.00 against India – two wins out of 10 played. The remaining three could not produce results.
  • Zaheer Khan has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the fifth time in Tests - his second against Australia.
  • Zaheer has received just two Man of the Match awards in India, both times against Australia. He had first got the MOM award against Australia for making 57 not out and capturing six wickets in the 2008-09 Bangalore Test.
  • India’s exciting one-wicket win is their fifth in eight Tests in 2010 (Lost 2 and Drawn 1) – a winning percentage of 62.50.
  • Australia’s aforesaid defeat is their second this year. They have won five out of seven played – winning percentage 71.42.
  • India has enhanced their success percentage against Australia to 24.67. It won 19, lost 34, Drawn 23 and Tied 1 out of 77 Test matches.
  • India have recorded wins in both the Test matches against Australia at PCA Stadium, Mohali. They had won the 2008-09 Test by 320 runs.
  • VVS Laxman has recorded his eleventh half-century against Australia - his 46th overall.
  • Laxman enjoys a brilliant record in 2010. His aggregate reads 573 in six Tests (average 95.50), including two centuries and four fifties.
  • Amongst the batsmen with 500 runs or more this year, Laxman’s batting average is the best.
  • Laxman has completed 3000 runs for winning cause – 3017 (average 54.85) in 42 Tests, including six centuries and 21 fifties.
  • Laxman has amassed 875 in 30 innings at an average of 39.77, including one century and five fifties, in the fourth innings of Tests.
  • India’s well-deserved magnificent one-wicket win is their narrowest victory margin in terms of wickets in Tests.
  • India had beaten Australia twice by two wickets – at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in 1964-65 and at Chepauk, Chennai in 2000-01.
  • Overall, in Test annals, twelve wins have been registered by one-wicket margin.
  • For Dhoni, the aforesaid win is the eleventh out of 17 played (Lost 2 and Drawn 4) -- success percentage of 64.70.


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