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