Statistical highlights: Mohali Test, Day 4

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Statistical highlights on the fouth day of the second Test between India and Australia on Monday.

Updated: October 20, 2008 13:09 IST
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Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the second Test between India and Australia on Monday.

  • Despite recording a hundred in the Bangalore Test, Ricky Ponting is averaging 17.72 against India in India -- 319 in 18 innings, including one century and one fifty.

  • Harbhajan (299 wickets at 30.92 runs apiece) requires just one wicket to complete his tally of 300 Test wickets.

  • Sourav Ganguly, with his 27, became the second Indian batsman after Gautam Gambhir (221) to amass 200 runs in the current series against Australia -- 202 at an average of 67.33.

  • Gambhir's outstanding innings of 104 off 138 balls (first against Australia) is his best ever in India, surpassing his 96 against South Africa in the 2004-05 Kanpur Test.

  • Gambhir, for the first time in a Test match, has registered a hundred and a fifty -- 67 off 140 balls and 104 off 138 balls.

  • Sehwag and Gambhir were associated in a stand of 182 --India's best for the opening wicket at PCA Stadium Mohali, eclipsing the 164 between Sehwag and Aakash Chopra against New Zealand in 2003-04. The all-time best stand for the first wicket at Mohali is 231 by New Zealand pair, Mark Richardson and Lou Vincent in 2003-04.

  • Sehwag, for the second time in his Test career, has been dismissed at 90. In the 2003-04 Lahore Test against Pakistan, he had made 90 off 134 balls.

  • Sehwag (1178 at an average of 65.44) requires just two runs to overtake Graeme Smith's run-aggregate of 1179 (average 69.35) in 2008.

  • Dhoni (92 off 124 balls & 68 not out off 84 balls) has hit two fifty-plus innings in a Test match -- his first ever instance.

  • Dhoni's 11th Test fifty is his second against Australia.

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