Statistical highlights: 4th Test, Day 4

Updated: 09 November 2008 12:55 IST

Following are the statistical highlights of the fourth day's play of the fourth and final Test match between India and Australia on Sunday.

Statistical highlights: 4th Test, Day 4

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Following are the statistical highlights of the fourth day's play of the fourth and final Test match between India and Australia on Sunday.

  • Jason Krejza (12/358) became the fourth Australian bowler to capture 12 wickets in a Test match against India. Allan Davidson was the first Australian to accomplish the feat - 12/124 at Kanpur in 1959-60, followed by Bruce Reid - 12/126 at Melbourne in 1991-92 and Geoff Dymock -12/166 at Kanpur in 1979-80.

  • Krejza recorded the fourth best bowling figures by a bowler on debut after India's Narendra Hirwani - 16/136 against West Indies at Chennai in 1987-88, Australia's Bob Massie's 16 for 137 against England at Lord's in 1972 and England's Fred Martin's 12 for 102 for England against Australia at The Oval in 1890.

  • Sourav Ganguly became the seventh player to have recorded a century in the first Test and a duck in the final, joining Harry Graham (Australia), Jackie Mills (NZ), Billy Griffith (Eng.), A.G.Kripal Singh (India), Frank Hayes (England) and Greg Blewett (Australia).

  • Brett Lee is now the leading wicket-taker for Australia against India - 53 wickets at 31.98 runs apiece in 12 Tests, outstripping Richie Benaud's tally of 52 wickets at 18.38 runs apiece in 8 Tests.

  • Dhoni (307 at an average of 61.40) became the sixth Indian batsman to aggregate 300 runs in a series, including his first instance of four fifties in a series - all four as skipper.

  • Virender Sehwag (66 & 92) has registered two 50-plus knocks for the third time in a Test match - the first two instances were 63 & 151 against Australia at Adelaide in 2007-08 and an unbeaten 201 & 50 against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2008.

  • Sehwag recorded 92 off 107 balls at a strike rate of 85.98 - his 17th Test fifty is his seventh against Australia.

  • Rahul Dravid has averaged 17.14 in the present series -120 in seven innings.

  • During the calendar year 2008, Dravid has averaged 30.09 - 662 runs, including one century and four fifties in 13 Tests.

  • Harbhajan Singh's sixth fifty is his fourth against Australia.



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