Day 3 Statistical highlights: India Vs Australia
Adelaide: Statistical highlights of the third day`s play in the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia.
Wriddhiman Saha and Virat Kohli put on 114 for the sixth wicket -- India`s third best at Adelaide -- the top two are 188 between Vijay Hazare and Dattu Phadkar in January 1948 and 147 between Yashpal Sharma and Sandeep Patil in January 1981.
India`s highest ever sixth wicket stand against Australia is 298 (unbroken) between Ravi Shastri and Dilip Vengsarkar in Mumbai in 1986-87. Overall nine century stands have been recorded for this wicket-position for India against Australia.
The 114-run stand is the third 100-plus for India in the present rubber. Sachin had recorded 117 for the third wicket with Dravid at MCG and 103 for the fourth wicket with Laxman at SCG.
Virat Kohli (116 off 213 balls) has recorded his maiden Test hundred, bettering 75 against Australia at Perth.
Kohli became the first Indian batsman to record a hundred in the present rubber. He has top-scored in three Test innings in a row for India -- 44 & 75 at Perth and 116 at Adelaide.
Kohli is the most successful Indian batsman in the series, aggregating 278 at an average of 39.71. Tendulkar (274 at 39.14) has the next best run-aggregate for India in the present series.
Kohli is the tenth Indian batsman to register a hundred at Adelaide, joining Vijay Hazare, Dattu Phadkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Mohammad Azharuddin, VVS Laxman, Sandeep Patil, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag. Hazare is the only Indian player to register a hundred in each innings of a Test match at this venue -- 116 & 145.
Zaheer has bagged 15 wickets in the series at an average of 30.86 -- his best performance against Australia in a Test series.
Zaheer became the first Indian player to post 25 ducks in Tests -- his third duck in the present series is his seventh in 31 innings against Australia.
Zaheer became the ninth player to post 25 ducks or more in Tests. Courtney Walsh (43) holds a world record for most ducks in Tests, followed by Glenn McGrath (35), Shane Warne (34), Muttiah Muralitharan (33), Chris Martin (32), Curtly Ambrose (26), Mervyn Dillon (26) and Danish Kaneria (25).
Zaheer has recorded seven ducks against Australia -- the second highest by an Indian player, next only to Ajit Agarkar`s tally of eight in 16 innings.
Zaheer has been dismissed off the first ball against Australia three times, twice against New Zealand and once against the West Indies.
Peter Siddle (5/49) has claimed his first five-wicket haul against India -- his fifth in Test Cricket.
Siddle has taken five wickets or more in an innings three times against England -- his best ever in Tests is 6 for 54 against England at Brisbane in 2010-11.
Apart from three five-wicket hauls against England and one against India, Siddle had produced one instance of five wickets in an innings against South Africa -- 5 for 59 at Sydney in 2008-09.
Siddle (5/49) has recorded his best figures at Adelaide. In his first two Tests at this venue, he had just one wicket to his credit, conceding 241 runs.
Peter Siddle`s tally of 22 wickets at 17.36 runs apiece in the present Test rubber is his best performance in a Test series, bettering his tally against England in 2009 – 20 wickets at 30.80 apiece in five Tests.
VVS Laxman (18) has recorded only one half-century in his last nine innings -- 66 at SCG.
Laxman is averaging 17.14 in the present rubber, aggregating 120 runs in seven innings. The figures are his worst in a Test rubber (minimum three Tests).
Laxman`s batting average against Australia is now less than 50 (49.97) -- 2399 runs in 29 Tests. His tally includes six hundreds and 12 fifties.
Laxman is averaging 44.48 in 15 Tests in Australia -- 1201 runs, including four hundreds and four fifties.
Shaun Marsh has recorded his third duck in the series against India. Overall, he has posted four ducks in eleven innings.
Marsh has averaged 2.83 in the series against India -- 17 runs in six innings.
Saha (35 off 94 balls) has posted his second highest Test innings, next only to the 36 against South Africa at Nagpur in February 2010.
Hilfenhaus has recorded his best figures in a Test series, claiming 26 wickets at 16.53 apiece, including two five-wicket hauls.
Hilfenhaus has surpassed the previous best figures by an Australian bowler in a four-Test series against India, eclipsing Brett Lee`s tally of 24 (ave. 22.58) in 2007-08.
In his last 12 Tests, Sachin Tendulkar has averaged just 44.04 -- 925 runs in 22 innings, including one hundred and six fifties. He is without a century in his last 21 innings.