Statistical highlights, 1st Test, Day 4

Updated: 12 October 2008 12:34 IST

Statistical highlights of the fourth day's play between India and Australia in the first cricket Test on Sunday.

Statistical highlights of the fourth day's play between India and Australia in the first cricket Test on Sunday.

  • In the Indian innings of 360 off 119 overs, 52 extras were conceded - a new record in the India-Australia Tests. The Test has produced 44 runs so far as Leg byes, eclipsing the previous record of 42 in the 2007-08 Adelaide Test.

  • India (360) posted their highest total in the last six Tests, bettering the 329 against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2008.

  • Zaheer Khan (57 not out) registered his first fifty in India - his second Test fifty overall - his highest being 75 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2004-05. Interestingly, he top-scored for India in the first innings as well as faced most balls (121) than any other Indian batsman.

  • Zaheer (5/91 + 57 not out) became the third Indian all-rounder to post a fifty and claim five wickets in an innings in a Test match against Australia. Rusi Surti (70 & 53 + 5 for 74) was the first to accomplish the feat in the 1967-68 Adelaide Test, followed by Kapil Dev (3/33 & 5/130 + 56) in the 1991-92 Adelaide Test.

  • Zaheer has now dismissed Hayden six times - in each innings of a Test match twice - Nagpur in 2004-05 and Bangalore in 2008-09.

  • Matthew Hayden (13) has not recorded a fifty in his last seven innings on Indian soil.

  • Overall, Hayden is still the leading scorer for Australia against India - 1667 at an average of 61.74 in 15 Tests.

  • Ishant Sharma, for the first time, has claimed six wickets in a Test match (4/77 + 2/27) - bettering his 5 for 73 (3/55 + 2/18) in the 2007-08 Kanpur Test against South Africa.

  • Shane Watson (32 not out) registered his highest ever score in Test Cricket, bettering his 31 against Pakistan at Sydney in January 2005.

  • With his unbeaten 57 (the highest in India's innings), Zaheer Khan produced his second Test fifty - his first in India - his highest has been 75 against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2004-05.

  • Zaheer (5/91 + 57 not out) became the third Indian player to register a half-century and claim five wickets in an innings in a Test match against Australia. The first Indian all-rounder to do so was Rusi Surti (70 & 53 + 5 for 74), achieving the distinction in the 1967-68 Adelaide Test. Kapil Dev (3/33 & 5/130 + 56) emulated Rusi Surti in the 1991-92 Adelaide Test.

  • Watson (3/45) recorded his best bowling performance in Tests, eclipsing his 1 for 25 against West Indies at Brisbane in November 2005.

  • Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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