New Delhi: Fourth day's highlights:
# India (499) have posted their highest total against Australia at Mohali, surpassing the 469 in December 2001. The said total is India's fourth highest at this venue - the highest is 516 against Pakistan in March 2005.
# Australia have dismissed India for the first time in less than 500 in the present series.
# Murali Vijay has recorded back to back hundreds for the first time - 167 at Hyderabad and 153 at Mohali - both in the present series.
# Vijay has registered all his three hundreds against Australia - his first being 139 at Bangalore in October 2010.
# Vijay's runs' tally is the highest by any batsman in the present series. He is the first batsman to aggregate 300 runs in the present series.
# Vijay has managed 300 runs in a Test series for the first time - his aggregate being 336 at an average of 84.00 in four innings, including two hundreds.
# Vijay is the first Indian to post two consecutive innings of 150 or more against Australia - the fifth Indian batsman to record two successive innings of 150 or more in Tests, joining Vijay Hazare (1951-52), Dilip Vengsarkar (1986-87), Vinod Kambli (1992-93) and Virender Sehwag (2007-08). Kambli is the only Indian batsman with successive innings of 200-plus.
# Vijay is averaging 73.25 in five Tests against Australia - 586 runs in eight innings, including three hundreds.
# Shikhar Dhawan's superb knock of 187 off 174 balls is the second highest by a left-handed debutant in Tests, next only to South Africa's Jacques Rudolph's unbeaten 222 against Bangladesh at Chittagong in April 2003. His innings is the second highest by an opener on debut in Tests. The only opening batsman to score a double hundred on Test debut is Brendon Kuruppu - 201 not for Sri Lanka against New Zealand at Colombo, CCC in April 1987.
# Dhawan's tally of 33 fours and two sixes is a record by a left-handed batsman on debut, obliterating the 29 fours and two sixes hit by Rudolph in his aforesaid innings.
# Dhawan's tally of 35 boundaries (33 fours and two sixes) is the second highest by a Test debutant, next only to the 37 by Tip Foster for England against Australia at Sydney in December 1903.
# Dhawan's innings is the sixth highest by a debutant in Tests. Tip Foster's 287 for England against Australia at Sydney in December 1903 is a record for the highest individual innings on debut. Jacques Rudolph, Lawrence Rowe, Matthew Sinclair and Brendon Kuruppu complete the list of five batsmen with double hundreds on debut.
# Dhawan's strike rate of 107.47 is the highest by a Test debutant, eclipsing the 100.00 registered by Dwayne Smith during his unbeaten 105 off 105 balls for the West Indies against South Africa at Cape Town in January 2004 (minimum 100)
# Dhawan's 187 is the highest individual innings by any batsman at Mohali, obliterating the 179 by Gautam Gambhir against England in December 2008.
# Dhawan's aforesaid innings is the fourth highest by an Indian opener against Australia - the top three innings being 206 by Ravi Shastri at Sydney in January 1992; 206 by Gautam Gambhir at Delhi in October 2008 and 195 by Virender Sehwag at Melbourne in December 2003.
# Dhawan and Vijay were involved in a stand of 289 - the highest opening partnership involving a debutant in Tests, outstripping the 276 between Stewie Dempster (136) and Jackie Mills (117) for New Zealand against England at Basin Reserve, Wellington in January 1930. (India's said partnership is their series winning stand, ensuring India maintain their 2-0 series lead).
# The aforesaid partnership is the third highest opening stand for India in Tests, next only to the 413 by Vinoo Mankad and Pankaj Roy vs New Zealand
at Chepauk, Chennai in 1955-56 and 410 by Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag vs Pakistan at Lahore in 2005-06.
# The 289-run stand is the second highest by any opening pair against Australia, next only to the 323 by Jack Hobbs and Wilfred Rhodes against England at Melbourne in 1911-12.
# Both the openers have scored hundreds for India for the seventh time in the same Test innings. The only previous Indian opening pair to register centuries against Australia being Sunil Gavaskar (172) and Krish Srikkanth (116) in the 1985-86 Sydney Test.
# For the first time in a Test innings, two batsmen have registered 150 or more at PCA Stadium, Mohali.
# Sachin Tendulkar, during his innings of 37 has established a record for the highest run-aggregate at PCA Stadium, Mohali, eclipsing Rahul Dravid's tally of 735 runs at an average of 56.53 in 9 Tests. Sachin's present tally at this venue is 746 at an averge of 49.73 in eleven Tests, including a hundred and five fifties.
# Tendulkar has registered 96 boundaries at Mohali, a record, eclipsing Dravid's tally of 94.
# Tendulkar and Vijay were involved in a stand of 92 - India's highest third-wicket partnership against Australia at Mohali, obliterating the 66 between Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly in October 2008.
# Overall, the above partnership is India's fourth highest for the third wicket at Mohali - the highest being 229 between Dravid and Tendulkar against New Zealand in October 1999.
# Tendulkar has been involved in three stands between 90 and 93 in the present series - 93 for the third wicket with Pujara and 91 for the fourth with Kohli - both at chennai and 92 for the third with Vijay at Mohali.
# Overall, Tendulkar has been associated in 19 stands between 90 and 98 in Test Cricket. With Dravid, he has shared six such partnerships, followed by four with Sourav Ganguly.
# Virat Kohli's sixth fifty (67 not out) in Tests is his second against Australia. In his last five innings against Australia, he has registered two hundreds (Adelaide and Chennai) and a fifty.
# Kohli is averaging 104.00 in the present series - 208 runs in three innings (once not out), including a hundred and a fifty.
# Kohli and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, with their 61-run stand, have established an Indian partnership record for the eighth wicket at Mohali, eclipsing the 53 between Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble against England in March 2006.
# Steven Smith and Mitchell Starc had added 97 for Australia in the present Test - the highest ever eighth wicket stand at PCA Stadium, Mohali.
# Kumar (18) has posted his second highest score in Tests, next only to the 38 against Australia at Chennai in the present series.
# Peter Siddle (5/71) has produced his best bowling performance against India in India, obliterating the 3 for 114 at Mohali in October 2008.
# Siddle's aforesaid figures are his second best against India, next only to the 5 for 49 at Adelaide in January 2012.
# Siddle's performance of 5 for 71 is his second five-wicket haul away from home - his first being 5 for 21 against England at Leeds in August 2009.
# Siddle's second five-wicket haul is his seventh in Tests. Siddle is the second Australian bowler to bag five wickets in an innings at Mohali - the first being Mitchell Johnson - 5 for 64 in October 2010.
# Ishant Sharma's 16th duck in Tests is his fifth against Australia.
# As a tail-ender, Ishant is averaging exactly 10.00 after 50 Tests - 450 runs in 73 innings (28 times not out).
# Kumar (3/25) has produced his best bowling performance in Tests, surpassing the 3 for 53 in the first innings of the Hyderabad Test.
# Phillip Hughes has recorded his first fifty against India in the present series - his sixth in Tests.