Statistical highlights: India Vs Australia, Day 3

Perth: Statistical highlights at the end of the third cricket Test between India and Australia at the WACA ground on Sunday.

• With seven successive defeats overseas, India`s winning percentage fell below 25 overall - 112 wins, 146 defeats, 202 drawn games and one tied game out of 461 played - winning % 24.29.

• On the other hand, Australia`s success % is quite impressive - 347 wins, 194 defeats, 197 drawn games and two tied matches out of 740 played. Australia remain the only team to have recorded winning % of 40 or more in Tests.

• As captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni enjoys success % of 45.94 - his record being seventeen triumphs, 10 defeats and 10 drawn games out of 37 contested.

• Australia have won three consecutive Tests for the first time under Michael Clarke`s leadership.

• Clarke`s captaincy record has improved a lot – six wins, three defeats and two drawn games out of eleven contested - success % 54.54.

• Having lost the previous two series to India - 2-0 in 2008-09 and 2-0 in 2010-11 - Australia have regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with convincing margin.

• India have lost 11 Tests each by an innings margin to England and Australia, 9 to West Indies, 4 to South Africa, three to Pakistan, two to Sri Lanka and one to New Zealand. Overall, India have lost forty one Tests by an innings margin.

• For Australia, the 2010-11 series is their seventh series triumph over India in Australia. The remaining three series against India in Australia were drawn.

• Australia have won 23 out of 39 played at Perth – lost 9 and drawn seven. Against India, they won three out of four played at this venue - by 2 wickets in 1977-78; by 300 runs in 1991-92 and by an innings and 37 runs in 2011-12. India`s only Test triumph at this venue by 72 runs was recorded in 2007-08.

• The Perth Test defeat is the 10th under Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s captaincy. He has joined four Indian captains, who have lost 10 or more - Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (19), Mohammad Azharuddin (14), Sourav Ganguly (13) and Bishan Singh Bedi (11).

• The last time India lost two Test series in a row on foreign soil was between 2007-08 and 2008 - 2-1 to Australia in 2007-08 followed by 2-1 to Sri Lanka in 2008.

• Dhoni has set an unwanted Indian record by losing six Tests by an innings margin. Lala Amarnath had lost five games by such a margin.

• David Warner has got the Man of the Match award for the second time - his first was against New Zealand at Hobart in December last year. Despite a hundred from Warner, Australia had lost the Test.

• Virat Kohli (75) has recorded his career-best innings, surpassing the 63 against West Indies in Mumbai in November 2011.

• Kohli posted his first half-century on foreign soil - his first against Australia.

• Kohli has posted three fifties in Tests - 52 & 63 against the West Indies in Mumbai in November last year and 75 against Australia in the just concluded Test at Perth.

• Kohli and Rahul Dravid have shared a 84-run stand for the fifth wicket - an Indian record at WACA Ground, surpassing the 68 between Kohli and Laxman in the first innings of the 2011-12 Test.

• Dhoni`s batting record outside the subcontinent has further deteriorated. He averages 29.25 in 28 Tests while managing 1375 runs in 51 innings. His record in the sub-continent is reasonably good - 2134 runs in 55 innings at an average of 45.40 (39 Tests).

• Dravid has been dismissed 54 times as `bowled` – an unwanted record, overtaking Allan Border`s tally of 53. He has been bowled eight times in his last 10 innings.

• With 24 ducks, Zaheer Khan now holds an unwanted Indian record for most ducks, surpassing Bhagwat Chandrasekhar`s tally of 23.

• Ben Hilfenhaus has taken 23 wickets at an average of 16.00 - his best ever performance in a Test series. He is the only bowler to claim 20 wickets or more in the present series.

• Hilfenhaus (8/97) has recorded his best figures in a Test match. He has now bagged 29 wickets at an average of 21.68 in five Tests against India.

• For the first time at Perth, India failed to post 200 in each innings.

• Ricky Ponting now figures in 105 wins for Australia, extending his own record.

• Dravid is averaging just 30.24 in Indian defeats – 2752 runs in 48 Tests, including four centuries and 12 defeats.

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