India Vs Australia: Day 2 Highlights
Mohali: Following are statistical highlights of the second day of the first cricket Test between India and Australia here on Saturday.
Mitchell Johnson, during the course of his brilliant 47 off 66 balls, has become the 12th Australian all-rounder to accomplish the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets.
Johnson’s aforesaid innings is the highest by number eight Australian batsman at PCA Stadium, Mohali.
Johnson and Tim Paine have shared a 82-run stand – a partnership record for Australia for the seventh wicket at Mohali.
Doug Bollinger has recorded his third duck in Tests – one each against Pakistan, the West Indies and India.
Zaheer Khan (5/94) is the second bowler to capture five wickets in an innings for India against Australia at Mohali. In the 2008-09 Test, Amit Mishra had claimed five for 71.
Virender Sehwag’s outstanding knock (59 off 54 balls) is his eighth fifty against Australia -- his 23rd in Tests.
Among the batsmen with 300 runs or more in Tests in 2010, Sehwag’s strike rate of 92.69 is the highest.
Sehwag’s aggregate of 850 in eight Tests is the third highest in 2010, next only to Jonathan Trott (England) – 880 and Sachin Tendulkar (India) -- 867.
With fifty-plus in eleven Tests in a row, Sehwag has equalled a record, held by West Indian Viv Richards and India’s Gautam Gambhir.
Paine (92) has recorded his maiden Test half-century, bettering the 47 against Pakistan at Lord’s in July 2010.
Zaheer Khan has now taken five wickets in an innings 10 times -- three times against Australia.
Zaheer has bagged five wickets in an innings at home three times -- twice against Australia and once against Sri Lanka.
Zaheer has taken his wickets’ tally to 27 at 22.40 runs apiece in five Tests -- the most by an Indian bowler in 2010.
Australia (428) have recorded their best total at PCA Stadium, Mohali -- their first total of 300-plus at this venue.
Shane Watson’s well-compiled second Test hundred (126) is his best innings, outstripping the 120 not out against Pakistan at Melbourne in December, 2009.
Pragyan Ojha has bowled marvellously, capturing just one wicket, his economy rate of 2.18 is his best in a Test innings when he bowled at least 25 overs in an innings.
Hilfenhaus and Paine put on 54 for the ninth wicket -- Australia’s best at Mohali.
In three successive innings against Australia at Mohali, Virender Sehwag and Gambhir have registered opening stands of 50-plus -- 70 and 182 in 2008 and 81 on the second day of the present Test.
Ishant Sharma, for the first time, has delivered 10 no-balls -- the most bowled by him in a Test innings.