Day 1 Statistical highlights: India V Australia Perth Test
Perth: Statistical highlights on the first day of the third cricket Test between India and Australia.
David Warner`s 69-ball hundred is the quickest by any batsman against India, eclipsing Abraham de Villiers` 75-ball hundred for South Africa at Centurion in 2010-11.
Warner`s aforesaid hundred is the quickest by an opener in Test Cricket, eclipsing Chris Gayle`s 70-ball hundred for West Indies against Australia at Perth in 2009-10 – the fourth-joint quickest.
Vivian Richards had taken 56 balls to reach his hundred against England at St John`s in 1985-86, Adam Gilchrist 57 balls against England at Perth in 2006-07, Jack Gregory 67 balls against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1921-22. Shivnarine Chanderpaul had registered a 69-ball hundred against Australia in the 2002-03 Georgetown Test.
Four of the seven quickest Test centuries have been recorded at WACA, Perth.
Warner`s marvellous innings is his second century in Tests - his career-best is an unbeaten 123 against New Zealand at Hobart last month.
India (161) have made their second lowest total at WACA, Perth - the lowest is 141 in February 1992.
India`s aforesaid total is the fourth lowest in the first innings at WACA - the three lowest are 112 by England in 1998-99, 119 by Australia against West Indies in 1992-93 and 155 by Pakistan in 1999-00.
Ed Cowan and David Warner have shared the highest opening stand (149-unbroken) in the present series, outstripping the 46 between the same pair in the Melbourne Test.
Australia`s aforesaid opening partnership is their highest against India at Perth, obliterating the 27 between Wayne Phillips and Mark Taylor in February 1992.
Sachin Tendulkar has been dismissed LBW 58 times, extending his record.
Tendulkar has managed 218 in five innings at an average of 43.60 in three Tests at WACA, Perth - the highest by an Indian at this venue.
Tendulkar`s runs` tally of 241 (ave. 48.20) is the highest by an Indian in the present series.
Virat Kohli (44 off 81 balls) has recorded his highest innings on foreign soil, surpassing the 30 against the West Indies at Roseau last year.
Virender Sehwag has posted his third duck against Australia - one each at Brisbane (2003-04), Bangalore (2004-05) and Perth (2011-12).
Sehwag`s tally of 15 Test ducks include 14 as an opener, equalling Pankaj Roy`s tally of 14 ducks as an opener.
In the last 10 Tests for India, Rahul Dravid has averaged 56.31, Sachin Tendulkar 40.66, VVS Laxman 36.37, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 32.33 and Virender Sehwag 26.38.
With his 53rd instance as `bowled`, Dravid has emulated Allan Border`s tally, sharing a record for most `bowled` dismissals. Dravid has been bowled seven times in his last nine Test innings.
Ben Hilfenhaus (4/43) has recorded his best bowling performance at WACA, Perth. With his four-wicket haul, Hilfenhaus has completed his 25 wickets at 23.00 runs apiece in five Tests against India, including two instances of five wickets in an innings.
With 19 wickets at an average of 16.52 in five innings, Hilfenhaus is the leading wicket-taker in the present series. Peter Siddle has the next best wickets` tally - 14 (ave. 20.71).
Peter Siddle (3/42) has equalled his best bowling figures against India. In the Melbourne Test (second innings), he had captured 3 for 42.
Warner is the second Australian player after Don Bradman (107 at Adelaide in 1947-48) to post a hundred in one session between tea and close of play against India.