Statistical highlights: 3rd Test, Day 4

Updated: 01 November 2008 11:54 IST

Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the third Test between India and Australia at Ferozshah Kotla stadium on Saturday.

New Delhi:

Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the third Test between India and Australia at Ferozshah Kotla stadium on Saturday.

  • Australia (577) posted their best total in India, surpassing their 574 for 7 wickets declared in the 1986-87 Chennai Test.

  • Australia's total is their second best against India -their best is 674 in the 1947-48 Adelaide Test.

  • Virender Sehwag registered his best bowling performance in Tests - his first instance of five wickets in an innings.

  • Sehwag became the only cricketer to have two triple hundreds and a five-wicket haul.

  • Sehwag is now the fourth spinner to bag five wickets in an innings against Australia at New Delhi. He has joined Bishan Singh Bedi (5/37 in 1969-70), Erapalli Prasanna (5/42 in 1969-70) and Kumble (5/67 in 1996-97)

  • Michael Clarke (112) hit his third Test century - his eighth Test overall. Thanks to his hundred, he is averaging 44.20 in the series - 221 in five innings.

  • Five Australian batsmen - Hayden, Katich, Ponting, Hussey and Clarke have recorded fifty-plus in a Test innings against India for the first time.

  • Clarke and Watson were associated in a stand of 73 for the fifth wicket - Australia's best stand at the Feroz Shah Kotla, surpassing the 67 between Steve Waugh and Michael Bevan in 1996-97.

  • Cameron White and Clarke were associated in a stand of 106 - Australia's best ever partnership for the seventh wicket against India in India.

  • White (44) registered his highest score in Test Cricket, eclipsing his 18 not out in the first Test at Bangalore.

  • Topics : Cricket India
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