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.