Mohali: Statistical highlights on the second day of the second Test between India and Australia on Saturday.
India's total of 469 off 129 overs is their highest in their last 7 Tests, surpassing their 360 against Australia at Bangalore in the first Test of the present series. Mahendra Singh Dhoni recorded the first six in India's innings - over the fine leg rope off Siddle. For the first time in India, Dhoni has recorded four sixes in an innings. In two Tests in a row - Bangalore and Mohali - Matthew Hayden has registered ducks against India - 13 ducks overall in Test Cricket. Dhoni's 92 off 124 balls is his first fifty as skipper in Test Cricket, bettering his 32 against South Africa at Kanpur in 2007-08. Dhoni's aforesaid innings is his highest at Mohali, eclipsing his 16 against England in 2005-06. Dhoni's innings of 92 is the second best by an Indian wicketkeeper at PCA Stadium, Mohali. Deep Dasgupta is the only Indian wicketkeeper to record a century at this ground - 100 against the visiting Englishmen in 2001-02. Dhoni's aforesaid knock is the highest by a number eight batsman for India against Australia, outstripping Anil Kumble's 87 at Adelaide in 2007-08. Dhoni's tenth Test fifty is his first against Australia. His previous highest against Australia was 38 at Perth in January this year. Sourav Ganguly (102) hit his second highest score at Mohali - his best being 109 against Sri Lanka in 1997-98. Ganguly's innings of 102 off 225 balls is his highest against Australia in India, surpassing his 66 at Delhi in October 1996. Ganguly's second Test hundred against Australia is his 16th in Test Cricket. Ganguly became the second Indian batsman to hit two centuries at Mohali. Virender Sehwag was the first to achieve the feat - 173 against Pakistan in 2004-05 and 130 against New Zealand in 2003-04. Ganguly and Dhoni put on 109 runs - India's highest partnership for the seventh wicket at Mohali, outstripping the 52 between VVS Laxman and Sanjay Bangar against England in 2001-02. Zaheer Khan has dismissed Hayden seven times - the most times he has dismissed any batsman in Test Cricket. West Indian, Chris Gayle has been dismissed by him five times. The said stand is India's second best for the seventh wicket against Australia - the highest being 132 between Vijay Hazare and Hemu Adhikari at Adelaide in 1947-48.