New Delhi: Statistical highlights on the fifth and final day of the second Test between India and Australia on Tuesday.
India registered their 12th win in 38 Tests against Australia in India. (Lost 12, Drawn 13, Tied 1). Overall, India have won 17 out of 74 against Australia (Lost 34, Drawn 22 and Tied 1). India's victory by 320 runs is their biggest by runs margin in Test Cricket, bettering their 280-run win over South Africa at Kanpur in 1996-97. Against Australia, their previous biggest win by runs margin was - 222 runs at Melbourne in 1977-78. Under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy, India have won both their Tests - by 8 wickets against South Africa at Kanpur in April 2008 and by 320 runs against Australia at Mohali in October 2008. Dhoni is now the third Indian captain after Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly to register victories in their first two Tests. Dhoni got his first Man of the Match award for producing two outstanding innings - 92 and 68 not out apart from taking three dismissals - 2 catches + 1 stumping. Amit Mishra, with his figures of 7 for 106 (5/71 + 2/35), is the seventh Indian bowler to bag seven wickets on debut in a Test match, joining Narendra Hirwani (16), Dilip Doshi (8), Shiv Lal Yadav, Munaf Patel, Abid Ali and V.V.Kumar.Doshi, Yadav, Abid Ali and Mishra have performed the feat against Australia. Michael Clarke's ninth Test fifty is his fifth against India. Clarke's innings of 69 is his fourth best against India in India - his top three innings being 151 on Test debut at Bangalore and 91 & 73 at Nagpur, all in October 2004. Mitchell Johnson's 26 is his highest score in India. Overall, this is his fourth best score - his top three being 50 not out against India at Perth; 29 not out against West Indies at North Sound and 28 against India at Sydney - all in 2008. Clarke and Johnson put on 50 runs - the best ever ninth wicket partnership by a pair against India at Mohali, eclipsing the 42 between Andrew Flintoff and Steve Harmison for England in 2005-06. The best ever ninth wicket partnership at this venue is 89 between Sourav Ganguly and Abhey Kuruvilla for India against Sri Lanka in 1997-98.