Statistical highlights: India vs Australia

Bangalore: Statistical highlights at the end of the fifth and final day of the second cricket Test between India and Australia here on Wednesday.

  • India`s magnificent win is their 20th against Australia in 78 Tests (Lost 34, Drawn 23 and Tied 1) - success rate 25.64 per cent.
  • India have won all the Test matches in a series for the first time against Australia - their third instance overall, excluding Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.
  • After 28 years, Australia have lost all the Tests in a series - the previous instance being against Pakistan in Pakistan in 1982. (all three Tests).
  • Australia have lost three Tests in a row - by 3 wickets to Pakistan at Leeds, followed by one wicket at Mohali and by seven wickets at Bangalore - both to India. The last instance when they lost three successive Tests, happened in 1988 - twenty two years ago to West Indies in Australia.
  • India have recorded a win at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore after 15 years. India`s last victory at this venue was by 8 wickets against New Zealand in 1995.
  • India`s triumph is their first in five Tests against Australia at Bangalore. This is their fifth victory in 19 Tests at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore (Lost six and drawn eight).
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian captain to register a success rate of 100 per cent against Australia, winning all four.
  • Dhoni`s success of 66.66 per cent is the best amongst Indian captains with at least 10 Tests - won 12, lost two and drawn 4, out of 18 played.
  • India have recorded series wins six times under Dhoni`s captaincy.
  • Sachin Tendulkar`s runs tally in the Bangalore Test is his best on Indian soil - 267 (214 + 53 not out)
  • Tendulkar, for the second time, has recorded a double hundred and a half-century in the same Test match, registering the feats both times against Australia.
  • Tendulkar`s match-winning knock (214) in the Bangalore Test is his 20th for a winning cause. He is the first Indian player and the fifth in Test cricket to accomplish the feat.
  • With 12 wickets at 21.83 runs a piece (strike rate 38.0), Zaheer Khan is the leading wicket-taker in the series.
  • Pragyan Ojha (3/57) has produced his best bowling figures against Australia. These are his best figures in India.
  • Ojha`s superb Test figures of 6 for 177 (3/120 + 3/57) are his best on Indian soil and against Australia.
  • Sachin Tendulkar has justifiably got the Player of the series award - his fifth, emulating Virender Sehwag`s Indian record.
  • Tendulkar has got the Man of the Match 14 times now - the most by an Indian in Tests.
  • Cheteshwar Pujara (72 off 89 balls) has registered his first half-century in Tests.
  • Pujara`s brilliant knock is the second best by an Indian debutante in the fourth innings of a Test match. Abbas Ali Baig`s brilliant 112 against England at Old Trafford, Manchester in 1959 is the highest ever.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni (2602 runs + 150 dismissals in 48 Tests) is now the second Indian wicketkeeper to complete the double of 2500 runs and 150 dismissals.
  • Syed Kirmani (2759 runs + 198 dismissals in 88 Tests) was the first to achieve the distinction for India.
  • India, for the first time, have won two consecutive Test series against Australia - 2-0 in 2008-09 and 2-0 in 2010-11 (excluding one-off Tests).
  • India became the first team to chase a total of 200 successfully in the fourth innings at Bangalore, bettering the 195 for four by Australia in March 1998.
  • Ricky Ponting is yet to post a win against India in India, losing five out of seven played.
  • Tendulkar is the leading run-scorer in the series – 403 runs at an average of 134.33, including one century and two fifties - his first instance of amassing 400 runs in a two-Test series.
  • Tendulkar has registered his 13th fifty against Australia - his 58th in Test Cricket.


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