Statistical highlights: Mohali Test, Day 3

Updated: 19 October 2008 12:39 IST

Statistical highlights on the third day of the second Test between India and Australia on Sunday.

Statistical highlights: Mohali Test, Day 3
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Statistical highlights on the third day of the second Test between India and Australia on Sunday.

  • Shane Watson (78 off 156 balls) recorded his best ever Test score - his maiden half-century. His previous highest in Test Cricket was 41 in the Bangalore Test against India.

  • Brett Lee and Watson put on 73 runs for the eighth wicket, equalling Australia's previous highest against India in India. Graham McKenzie and Tom Veivers were associated in a stand of 73 at Corporation Ground, Chennai in 1964-65.

  • Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, in their last eight innings, have recorded seven partnerships of 50-plus - 167 and 90 against Sri Lanka at Galle; 51 and 62 at Colombo, PSS; 70 and 16 against Australia at Bangalore and 70 at and 100 (unbroken) at Mohali.

  • Sehwag's innings is his 15th Test fifty (63 not out off 71 balls) - his fifth against Australia.

  • Amit Mishra, with his outstanding figures (5 for 71) is the sixth bowler from India to capture five wickets in debut innings for India.

  • The previous five Indian bowlers to bag five wickets or more in their debut Test innings were - Mohammad Nissar (5/93 against England at Lord's in 1932), Vaman Kumar (5/64 against Pakistan at Delhi in 1960-61), Abid Ali (6/55 against Australia at Adelaide in 1967-68), Dilip Doshi (6/103 against Australia at Chennai in 1979-80) and Narendra Hirwani (8/61 against West Indies at Chennai in 1987-88). Nissar and Abid Ali are the only bowlers to achieve the feat abroad.

  • Michael Hussey's tenth fifty is his first against India.

  • Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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