India Vs Australia Day 2: Statistical Highlights

Bangalore: Following are the statistical highlights of the second day of the second and final cricket Test between India and Australia played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Saturday.

  • Pragyan Ojha (3/120) has registered his best bowling figures against Australia.
  • Pragyan has claimed 27 wickets in eight Tests at an average of 44.11. Both his bowling average and the strike rate (88.4) are not at all impressive.
  • Pragyan`s performance in 2010 has not been upto the mark, claiming just 18 wickets in six Tests at an average of 51.83, the strike rate being 101.0.
  • Australia (478) have registered their highest total against India at Bangalore, obliterating the 474 in October 2004.
  • Rahul Dravid`s batting record at Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore is worst, aggregating just 283 in eight Tests at an average of 20.21.
  • Vijay`s unbeaten 42 is his highest innings against Australia, bettering the 41 at Nagpur in November 2008.
  • In the course of his unbeaten 44, Sachin Tendulkar has become the first batsman to amass 14,000 runs in Tests.
  • Murali Vijay and Sachin have registered an unbroken partnership of 90 for the third wicket - India`s highest against Australia at Bangalore.
  • Tendulkar (602 at an average of 54.72 in eight Tests) has set another batting record. He is the top run-scorer at Bangalore, bettering Sunil Gavaskar`s tally of 600 (ave.54.54) in eight Tests.
  • Marcus North has posted his career-best innings. His first hundred against India is his fifth in Tests.
  • North has surpassed his previous best of 125 not out against England at Cardiff in July 2009.
  • North has posted all his Test centuries on foreign soil.
  • North`s highest innings at home is 79 against West Indies at Brisbane in November 2009.
  • Tim Paine (59 off 133 balls) has registered his second Test half-century. He had hit his maiden fifty in the Mohali Test - 92 off 196 balls.