Delhi Test, Day 2: India vs Australia, Statistical highlights

R Ashwin, Pragyan Ojha, Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara were the stars of the day for the hosts while Nathan Lyon and Peter Siddle impressed for Australia.

Updated: March 23, 2013 17:14 IST
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Delhi Test - second day's highlights

# Ravichandran Ashwin (5/57) is the sixth Indian bowler to capture five wickets in an innings against Australia at Ferozshah Kotla, Delhi. He has joined Erapalli Prasanna, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag.

# Bedi's figures of five for 37 in the 1969-70 are the best by an Indian bowler against Australia at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.

# Ashwin's figures of 5 for 57 are his second best at this venue, next only to the six for 47 against the West Indies in November 2011.

# Ashwin has provided the 25th instance of a five-wicket haul for India at Feroz Shah Kotla in Tests. Anil Kumble holds a record having produced four such instances, followed by Kapil Dev (3).

# Ashwin's ninth five-wicket haul is his fourth against Australia. He took his tally of wickets to exactly 90 at an average of 28.55 in 16 Tests.

# In just four Tests against Australia, Ashwin has bagged 27 wickets at an average of 19.55, including four instances of five wickets or more in an innings and one instance of ten wickets in a Test match. He is the first bowler to take five wickets or more in an innings four times this year in Tests.

# Subhash Gupte (vs New Zealand in 1955-56), Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (vs England in 1972-73), Harbhajan Singh (vs Australia in 2000-01) and Ashwin (vs Australia in 2012-13) share an Indian record for capturing five wickets four times in a Test series for India.

# Ashwin has produced an economy rate of 1.67 - his best in a Test innings, eclipsing the 1.87 against New Zealand (16.3-5-31-6) at Hyderabad in August 2012.

# Ashwin's tally of 18 maiden overs is his highest in a Test innings.

# Murali Vijay (57) has posted his first fifty against Australia - his third in Tests.

# Vijay's record against Australia is quite impressive, totalling 669 in ten innings at an average of 66.90, including three hundreds and a fifty.

# Vijay has completed his 1000 runs in Tests - 1028 in 16 Tests at an average of 39.53, including three centuries and three fifties.

# Vijay has totalled 419 at an average of 69.83 in the present series, including two hundreds and a fifty and became the fifth Indian opener to aggregate 400-plus in a Test series against Australia. He has joined Sunil Gavaskar (twice - 450 (ave.50.00) in 1977-78 & 425 (ave.53.12) in six Tests in 1979-80), Virender Sehwag (464 (ave.58.00) in 2003-04), Gautam Gambhir (463 (ave.77.16) in 2008-09 and Nari Contractor (431 (ave. 47.88) in 1959-60).

# Besides posting his best performance in a Test series, Vijay is the only batsman to manage 400 runs or more in the current series.

# Peter Siddle (51) has recorded his maiden Test fifty, surpassing the 43 against England at Sydney in January 2011.

# Siddle is the fifth number nine Australian batsman to register a fifty against India, joining Mitchell Starc, Ian Johnson, Brett Lee and Mitchell Johnson. Siddle's innings is the fourth highest by number nine Australian batsman against India - the highest being 99 by Starc at Mohali in the present series.

# James Pattinson (30) has recorded his second highest Test score against India, next only to the 37 not out at Melbourne in December 2011.

# Pattinson and Siddle were involved in a 54-run stand for the ninth wicket - Australia's highest against India at Feroz Shah Kotla, eclipsing the 41 (twice) between Lindsay Kline and Ian Meckiff in December 1959 and between Steve Waugh and Peter McIntyre in October 1996.

# Cheteshwar Pujara (52) is averaging 61.00 after 13 Tests - his aggregate being 1098 at an average of 61.00, including four hundreds and two fifties.

# Sachin, with his 61st lbw dismissal, has extended his unwanted record in Tests.

# Dhoni (314 at an average of 78.50) has produced his best performance in a Test series, surpassing the 307 (ave.61.40) in the four-Test series against Australia in 2008-09.

# Dhoni became the third batsman to manage 300 runs or more in the present series - the top two being Vijay (419) and Pujara (337).

# Nathan Lyon (5/94) has produced his first five-wicket haul against India - his third in Tests - the first two were 5 for 34 against Sri Lanka at Galle in August 2011 and 5 for 68 against the West Indies at Port of Spain in April 2012.

# Lyon is the third Australian spinner after Ashley Mallett (6/64 in November 1969) and Richie Benaud (5/76 in December 1959) to produce a five-wicket haul at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi.

# Vijay and Pujara were involved in a stand of 108 - India's second highest opening stand against Australia for the first wicket at Feroz Shah Kotla, next only to the 121 between Nari Contractor and Pankaj Roy in December 1959.

# Ravindra Jadeja (43) has registered his highest Test score, surpassing the 16 against Australia at Chennai last month.

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