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, 1st Test, Day 4

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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