Melbourne: Following are the statistical highlights of Day 4's play of the first Test between India and Australia in Melbourne.
# Michael Hussey (89) has registered his highest innings against India at MCG - his second highest against India in Australia, next only to the 145 not out at SCG in January 2008.
# Hussey's record at MCG is below average, aggregating 382 runs at an average of 29.38, including one hundred and two fifties. His best at this venue is 122 against South Africa in December 2005.
# In nine Tests this year, Hussey has amassed 680 runs at an average of 42.50, including two hundreds and three fifties - the most by an Australian player this year. Michael Clarke has the next best tally for Australia this year - 618 (ave.38.62) in nine Tests.
# James Pattinson (37 not out) has registered his highest Test innings, surpassing the 18 not out in the first innings of the present Test.
# Pattinson's innings is the highest by Australian number ten batsman against India at MCG, obliterating the 27 by Brett Lee in December 1999.
# Reggie Duff (Australia) is the only batsman to post a hundred (104) as number ten batsman at MCG - against England in January 1902.
# Hilfenhaus and Pattinson have shared a tenth wicket stand of 43 - Australia's third highest against India at MCG - the highest is 77 between Allan Border and Dave Gilbert in December 1985.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni's six dismissals in a Test match is a new record by a captain-cum-wicketkeeper against Australia in Australia.
# Zaheer Khan's figures of 7 for 130 are his best in a Test match in Australia, surpassing the 5 for 110 at Brisbane in December 2003.
# Gautam Gambhir has averaged 31.33 in 2011 - 470 runs in eight Tests, including four fifties in 15 innings. This is his worst performance in a calendar year when he has played minimum two Tests.Â His previous worst performance was in 2005 - 377 runs in eight Tests at an average of 31.41, including two fifties.
# Virender Sehwag is averaging 70.00 at MCG - 280 runs in four innings, his sequence of scores being 195, 11, 67 & 7.
# Sehwag has averaged 29.53 in Tests in 2011 - 384 in seven Tests, including four fifties. This is his worst performance in four years. He had averaged 56.23 in 2008, 70.11 in 2009 and 61.82 in 2010.
# Sehwag's average in first team innings is 66.54 as compared to his average of 30.66 in second team innings.
# Rahul Dravid has aggregated 1145 at an average of 57.25 in 12 Tests, including five hundreds and four fifties.
# In the fourth match innings, Dravid's average is just 40.78 - 1550 runs in 56 innings, including one hundred and nine fifties.
# Dravid is averaging 32.87 at MCG - 263 in eight innings (four Tests), including two fifties.
# Laxman's poor form at MCG continues, averaging 14.25 in eight innings - his aggregate being 114 wih 42 in December 2007 as his highest score.
# Virat Kohli has recorded his second duck in Tests - one each against the West Indies and Australia.
# Kohli is averaging 12.42 overseas as compared to his average of 57.50 at home.
# In five Tests played till date, Kohli has averaged 22.44 - 202 runs in nine innings, including two fifties.
# With his 32 off 46 balls, Sachin Tendulkar has emulated Rahul Dravid's record for aggregating most runs in the fourth innings in Tests - 1550 at an average of 38.75 in 55 innings, including three hundreds and seven fifties. Rahul Dravid has made 1550 runs in 56 innings at an average of 40.78, including one hundred and nine fifties.
# Sachin's two fifties against Australia in the fourth innings of a Test match are - 53 not out at Bangalore in October 2010 and 52 at Melbourne in December 1999.
Story first published on: Thursday, 29 December 2011 11:30 IST