Hyderabad Test - first day's highlights
Australia have won four successive tosses against India for the fourth time - Perth and Adelaide in 2011-12 and Chennai and Hyderabad in 2012-13.
# Since Pakistan's declaration at 130 for 9 against England at Lord's in August 1974, Australia have provided the first instance of a team declaring on the first day of a Test match.
# Playing in his second Test match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/53) has produced his best bowling performance. In his debut Test at Chepauk, he had gone wicketless - his figures being 13-1-52-0 in Australia's first innings.
# Kumar's first three wickets were the first by an Indian speedster in the present series.
# Shane Watson has recorded just one fifty in his last eleven Test innings - the sequence of scores being 0, 41 & 5 (vs WI); 10 & 25 (vs SA); 30, 5 & 83 (vs SL) and 28, 17 & 23 vs India.
# Watson has averaged 24.09 in 2011, 31.45 in 2012 and 22.66 in 2013 in Tests.
# Matthew Wade (62) has posted his first fifty against India - his third in Tests.
# Wade is averaging 60.37 in first team innings as compared to his average of 15,57 in second team innings.
# Ed Cowan, in his first 15 Tests, is averaging 31.48 - 787 runs in 25 innings, including a hundred and five fifties - his sequence of scores in his last six innings being 36, 4, 36, 29, 32 & 4.
# Phillip Hughes has recorded a mediocre performance in the present series, aggregating 25 at an average of 8.33 in three innings.
# In eight outings in the subcontinent, Hughes' only innings of note is 126 against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC in September 2011 - the aggregate being 227, including a hundred.
# Dhoni, with Hughes' catch, has established a record for most catches (90) by a wicketkeeper on Indian soil, eclipsing Syed Kirmani's tally of 89. His latest tally in Tests in India is 91.
# Michael Clarke's sixth fifty (91) against India is his 26th in Tests.
# As captain, Clarke has completed his 2500 runs in 23 Tests - 2544 at an average of 70.66, including nine hundreds and six fifties.
# Clarke became the sixth captain and the second Australian skipper to be dismissed in the nervous nineties against India. Garry Sobers (WI) is the only captain to register this unwanted feat twice against India.
# Clarke has been dismissed in the nineties five times. Michael Slater (9), Steve Waugh (8), Matthew Hayden (7) and Ricky Ponting (6) have recorded more scores in the nineties for Australia.
# Clarke has recorded three innings of 91 in Tests - twice against India and once against England.
# Clarke and Wade were involved in a stand of 145 - Australia's highest partnership for the fifth wicket against India in India, obliterating the 139 between Damien Martyn and Jason Gillespie at Chepauk in October 2004.
# Australia have recorded three partnerships of 200-plus against India for the fifth wicket - the highest being 334 (unbroken) between Michael Clarke and Michael Hussey at Sydney in January 2012.
# The 145-run stand is a record for the fifth wicket by any pair at Uppal, Hyderabad, eclipsing the 124 between Brndon McCullum and Kane Williamson in November 2010.
# Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the first bowler to take his first wicket as bowled in all three formats on debut.
# Peter Siddle's second duck against India is his eleventh in Tests.
# Siddle has recorded three ducks in seven innings in the subcontinent.
# Jadeja (3/33) has produced his best bowling performance in Tests, surpassing the 3 for 72 against Australia at Chennai last week.
Story first published on: Saturday, 02 March 2013 12:49 IST