Why Chepauk is India's favourite Test venue: Stats pack

India continued their winning form at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday, when they registered a thumping 8-wicket win over Australia in the first Test. Here are few of the statistical highlights from the Chepauk Test:

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India continued their winning form at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Tuesday, when they registered a thumping 8-wicket win over Australia in the first Test. Here are few of the statistical highlights from the Chepauk Test:

# India have won three and lost one out of seven played against Australia at Chepauk, Chennai (Drawn 2 and Tied 1).

# Of the last seven Tests played at Chepauk, India have won four and drawn three.  India's last defeat at this venue was by 12 runs to Pakistan in January 1999.  Overall, India have won 13 and lost six out of 31 played at this venue (Drawn 11 & Tied 1).

# Chepauk is India's most successful Test venue (13 wins), followed by Feroz Shah Kotla (11) and Eden Gardens, Kolkata (10).

# In terms of wickets, India's eight-wicket win is their biggest against Australia.

# Sachin Tendulkar has recorded successive sixes off the first two balls faced by him for the first time in a Test innings. Interestingly, he had registered two fours off the first two balls faced by him in the first innings.

# Moises Henriques (81 not out) has registered his highest Test score, bettering the 68 in the first innings.

# Henriques' match aggregate of 149 is the second highest by an Australian player against India on Test debut, next only to Michael Clarke's 168 (151 + 17) in the 2004-05 Bangalore Test

# Henriques and Lyon were involved in a tenth-wicket stand of 66 - the second instance when Australia's last wicket partnership was the highest in an innings against India - the first instance being 77 by Allan  Border (163) and Dave Gilbert (10 not out) in Australia's second innings score of 308 at Melbourne in December 1985.

# Ravindra Jadeja's figures of 3 for 72 are his best in Tests, bettering the two for 58 in the first innings of the Nagpur Test against England in December 2012.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has extended his captaincy record in Tests at home, winning 16 out of 25 played - winning % 64.00 (Lost 3 and Drawn 6).


# Dhoni has emulated Sourav Ganguly's record of 21 Indian Test wins.  Both Ganguly (13 losses and 15 drawn games out of 49) and Dhoni (12 losses and
11 drawn games out of 44) as captains, share an Indian record for most Test victories. Dhoni's success percentage (47.72) is better than Ganguly (42.85)

# Dhoni have won all five Tests against Australia in India - by 320 runs at PCA  Stadium, Mohali & by 172 runs at VCA Stadium, Nagpur - both in
October/November 2008 and by one wicket at Mohali & by seven wickets at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - both in October 2010 and by eight wickets at Chepauk, Chennai in February 2013.

# Of the last eight Tests played between the two countries in India, India have won six and drawn two.  Australia's last Test win in India was by 342 runs at Nagpur in October 2004.  

# India have won four successive Tests against Australia in India for the first time - all under Dhoni's captaincy.

# India have won 16 and lost 12 out of 43 Tests played against Australia in India  (Drawn 14 and Tied 1) - winning % 37.20.

# Overall, India have won 21 and lost 38 out of 83 contested against Australia in Tests - winning % 25.30 (Drawn 23 and Tied 1).

# Tendulkar figures in 67 Test victories, extending his Indian record.  He is averaging 64.76 in Indian wins - 5764 runs in 106 innings, including 20 centuries and 23 fifties.

# After a gap of 19 innings, Tendulkar has recorded two sixes in a Test innings - the last instance being during his innings of 94 off 153 balls in the 2011-12 Mumbai Test against the West Indies.

# Tendulkar has averaged 88.18 at Chepauk - his tally being 970 runs in 16 innings (10 Tests), including five hundreds and two fifties.  Amongst the batsmen with 250 runs or more at this venue, his average is the highest.

# For the third time in a Test match, twenty wickets fell to Indian spinners - the first two instances being vs England at Chennai in 1972-73 and vs New Zealand at Auckland in 1975-76.

# The world record for most wickets in a Test match is 37 involving India and New Zealand at Nagpur in 1969-70, followed by 35 involving India and Australia at Kolkata in 1956-57 and 35 involving India and Pakistan at Bangalore in 1986-87 - all three in India.

# Dhoni has been adjudged the Man of the Match award for the second time in Tests - his first was also against Australia at Mohali in October 2008 for posting 92 & 68 not out.

# Lyon took four for 244 in the just concluded Test, emulating Stuart MacGill's tally of four for 244 in the 2003-04 Adelaide Test.  Only three Australian bowlers have conceded more runs in a Test match against India - Jason Krejza (358 at Nagpur in November 2008), Brett Lee (276 at Sydney in January 2004) and Greg Matthews (249 at Chennai in September 1986)

# Ashwin is the third Indian bowler after Vinoo Mankad and Harbhajan Singh to claim 12 wickets or more in a Test match twice in a winning cause.

Story first published on: Tuesday, 26 February 2013 14:29 IST

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