Statistical highlights: 3rd Test, Day 5

Updated: 02 November 2008 12:38 IST

Statistical highlights on the fifth and final day of the third Test between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla Test on Sunday.

Statistical highlights: 3rd Test, Day 5
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New Delhi:

Statistical highlights on the fifth and final day of the third Test between India and Australia at the Feroz Shah Kotla Test on Sunday.

  • Mitchell Johnson, with 12 wickets at 34.58 runs apiece is the leading wicket-taker after the Delhi Test in the series, followed by Ishant Sharma (11) and Zaheer Khan (10).

  • Sachin Tendulkar (643 in 8 Tests) in the course of his second innings score of 47, became the third player to aggregate 600-plus at the Feroz Shah Kotla, joining Dilip Vengsarkar (671 in 8 Tests) and Sunil Gavaskar (668 in 9 Tests).

  • Tendulkar is averaging 55.00 in the 2008-09 series against Australia - 275 runs in six innings, including two fifties.

  • Tendulkar (47) took his run-aggregate against Australia to 2627 at an average of 55.89 in 28 Tests, including nine hundreds and eleven fifties, extending his record for most runs against Australia.

  • With Dravid's wicket, Brett Lee has equaled Richie Benaud's tally of 52 wickets against India.

  • Laxman, thanks to his 200 not out in the first innings and 59 not out in the second essay, became the second batsman to aggregate 300 runs in the present series - 313 at an average of 156.50 with a strike rate of 51.82.

  • Laxman's man-of-the-match award against Australia is his third in Test Cricket.

  • Laxman (200 not out and 59 not out) is the first player in Test Cricket to post a double century and a half-century in the same Test match against Australia twice -- a feat first recorded by him in the 2000-01 Kolkata Test -- 59 and 281.

  • A new record for the highest match aggregate at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla was established -- 1429 runs were scored for the loss of only 22 wickets, surpassing the 1334 for 27 wickets between West Indies and India in 1958-59.

  • The just concluded drawn Test is the third between the two countries in six Tests at Delhi -- the previous two drawn Tests at the Feroz Shah Kotla were in 1979-80 and 1986-87.

  • Of the last four Tests played between the two countries, three have failed to produce results -- Adelaide in January this year, followed by Bangalore and Delhi.

  • Gambhir is now the only left-handed batsman to amass 450 runs or more against Australia -- 463 at an average of 77.16, including two centuries and one fifty.

  • Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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