Mohali: Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the second Test between India and Australia on Monday.
Despite recording a hundred in the Bangalore Test, Ricky Ponting is averaging 17.72 against India in India -- 319 in 18 innings, including one century and one fifty. Harbhajan (299 wickets at 30.92 runs apiece) requires just one wicket to complete his tally of 300 Test wickets. Sourav Ganguly, with his 27, became the second Indian batsman after Gautam Gambhir (221) to amass 200 runs in the current series against Australia -- 202 at an average of 67.33. Gambhir's outstanding innings of 104 off 138 balls (first against Australia) is his best ever in India, surpassing his 96 against South Africa in the 2004-05 Kanpur Test. Gambhir, for the first time in a Test match, has registered a hundred and a fifty -- 67 off 140 balls and 104 off 138 balls. Sehwag and Gambhir were associated in a stand of 182 --India's best for the opening wicket at PCA Stadium Mohali, eclipsing the 164 between Sehwag and Aakash Chopra against New Zealand in 2003-04. The all-time best stand for the first wicket at Mohali is 231 by New Zealand pair, Mark Richardson and Lou Vincent in 2003-04. Sehwag, for the second time in his Test career, has been dismissed at 90. In the 2003-04 Lahore Test against Pakistan, he had made 90 off 134 balls. Sehwag (1178 at an average of 65.44) requires just two runs to overtake Graeme Smith's run-aggregate of 1179 (average 69.35) in 2008. Dhoni (92 off 124 balls & 68 not out off 84 balls) has hit two fifty-plus innings in a Test match -- his first ever instance. Dhoni's 11th Test fifty is his second against Australia.