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.

    PTI

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