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India vs Australia: Statistical highlights of Day 1 of 1st Test

Adelaide: Statistical highlights of the first day of the first cricket Test match between India and Australia here on Tuesday.

Michael Clarke has registered his 28th fifty in Tests -- his seventh vs India.

Clarke (1974 at an average of 54.83 in 22 games) needs 26 runs to complete 2,000 runs against India in Tests.

As captain, Clarke has scored 13 hundreds and eight fifties in 73 innings.

Clarke, for the second time in Tests, has been retired hurt -- the first occasion was against Sri Lanka at Hobart in December 2012 -- 57 not out.

Clarke became the third batsman to average 100-plus in Tests at Adelaide -- his tally being 1339 runs in 10 Tests at an average of 103.00. He has joined Lindsay Hassett (128.25) and Donald Bradman (107.77).

Steven Smith has posted his ninth fifty in Tests -- 72 not out off 130 balls -- his second vs India.

Smith has registered three fifties in his last four innings in Tests.

Brad Haddin's eighth duck in Tests is his second vs India. He has recorded three ducks in a calendar year for the first time.

After 24 years, an Indian spinner (Karn Sharma) has made his Test debut outside the subcontinent. Anil Kumble had played his first Test vs England at Old Trafford, in 1990.

David Warner has totalled 959 runs at an average of 73.76 in seven Tests -- the highest tally by an Australian player in 2014.

Warner's aggregate is the highest by an opening batsman in Tests in 2014.

Warner and Younis Khan have registered five centuries each in Tests this year.

Warner has registered fifty-plus innings in six

consecutive Tests -- 12 & 115 vs South Africa at Centurion, 70 & 66 at Port Elizabeth, 135 & 145 at Cape Town, 133 & 29 vs Pakistan at Dubai, 19 & 58 at Abu Dhabi and 145 vs India at Adelaide.

Warner (145 off 163 balls) has recorded his second Test century at Adelaide. He had posted 119 vs South Africa in November 2012.

Warner's knock is his second Test hundred vs India -- the first was 180 off 159 balls (career-best) at Perth in January 2012.

Warner has made 10 centuries in Tests -- six in Australia. He has posted eight innings of fifty-plus -- the highest by an opening batsman in Tests in 2014.

Warner has recorded five centuries and three fifties in his last 10 innings.

Warner has an impressive record in terms of strike rate while scoring hundreds, which is second highest (86.93), next only to Adam Gilchrist (96.64) (minimum 10 hundreds).

Warner has become the fifth Australian opening player to have recorded an average of fifty or more -- 2823 runs at an average of 50.41 in 33 Tests.

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