3rd Test, India vs Australia: Statistical highlights from Day 3

Updated: 15 January 2012 12:12 IST

India's crushing defeat against Australia at Perth on Sunday resulted in a number of statistical highlights from the day. A read.

New Delhi:

Statistical highlights from Day 3:

# India have lost the first three Tests of the present series - by 122 runs at MCG; by an innings & 68 runs at SCG and by an innings and 37 runs at Perth.

# The last instance when India lost three Tests or more against Australia in Australia was - five between January 25, 1992 and January 4, 2000 - by 38 runs at Adelaide; by 300 runs at Perth in January/February 1992; by 285 runs at Adelaide; by 180 runs at Melbourne and by an innings and 141 runs at Sydney in 1999-00.

# Australia have regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.  They had lost the previous two Test series to India - 2-0 in 2008-09 and 2-0 in 2010-11.

# India have maintained their record of not winning a Test series in Australia.

# Australia have won seven and drawn the remaining
three series out of ten played against India in Australia.

# Australia have won three out of four Tests played against India at WACA Ground, Perth - by 2 wickets in 1977-78; by 300 runs in 1991-92 and by an innings and 37 runs in 2011-12.  India's only Test win (by 72 runs) at this venue had come in 2007-08

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lost his tenth Test as captain, joining four Indian captains - Nawab of Pataudi (19), Mohammad Azharuddin (14), Sourav Ganguly (13) and Bishan Singh Bedi (11).

# Dhoni's overall captaincy record is 17 wins, ten defeats and ten drawn games out of 37 played - winning % 45.94.

# Australia, for the first time, have won three Tests in succession, under Michael Clarke's captaincy.

# Michael Clarke enjoys winning % of 54.54 as captain - six wins, three defeats and two drawn games out of eleven contested.

# India have lost two successive Test series overseas - 4-0 to England and 3-0 to Australia - the last instance when they lost two consecutive Test series away from home was - 2-1 to Australia in 2007-08 followed by 2-1 to Sri Lanka in 2008.

# Virat Kohli (75) has posted his career-best innings, obliterating the 63 against West Indies in Mumbai in November 2011.

# Kohli's first fifty overseas is his first against Australia, surpassing the 44 in the first innings of the Perth Test.

# Kohli has recorded three fifties in Tests - 52 & 63 against the West Indies in Mumbai in November last year and 75 against Australia at Perth.

# Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli put on 84 for the fifth wicket - an Indian record at WACA Ground, obliterating the 68 between Kohli and Laxman in the first innings of the 2011-12 Test.

# India's highest fifth wicket partnership against Australia in Australia is 303 between Dravid and Laxman at Adelaide in December 2003.

# The 84-run partnership between Dravid and Kohli is India's third highest in the series.  Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian batsman to share two century stands in the present series - 117 with Dravid for the third wicket at MCG and 103 with Laxman for the fourth wicket at SCG.

# Virat Kohli has improved his overseas batting average slightly, thanks to his two innings of 40-plus in the Perth Test - 238 runs in six Tests at an average of 21.63.

# Thanks to his poor performance in the present series - 168 at an average of 28.00 in six innings - Dravid's
average against Australia fell below 40.00 (39.62) - 2140 runs in 32 Tests.  His worst ever average against one nation is 33.83 in 21 Tests against South Africa (1252 runs in 40 innings).

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues his poor record outside the subcontinent, averaging 29.25 in 28 Tests (1375 runs in 51 innings) as against his average of 45.40 in 39 Tests (2134 runs in 55 innings) in the sub-continent.

# Dhoni is averaging 20.40 in the present series - 102 in six innings, including a fifty.

# Dhoni is averaging 18.69 in seven Tests in Australia - 243 runs in 14 innings, including a fifty.

# Dravid, with his 54th 'bowled' dismissal, has set a record, overtaking Allan Border's tally of 53.

# In his last ten innings, Dravid has been bowled eight times.

# Zaheer Khan has established an unwanted Indian record.  His tally of 24 ducks is the most by an Indian player, overtaking Bhagwat Chandrasekhar's tally of 23.

# Zaheer has registered six ducks in 30 innings against Australia, joining Ajit Agarkar (8 in 16 innings) and Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (6 in 14).  For Australia, Shane Warne is the only one to register six ducks against India.

# David Warner has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the second time in his brief five-Test career - his first was againt New Zealand at Hobart in December last year.

# Ben Hilfenhaus has bagged 23 wickets at an average of 16.00 - the most on either side.  The said performance is his career-best in a Test series, eclipsing the 22 wickets in five Tests at an average of 27.45 in five Tests in the 2009 series against England in England.

# Hilfenhaus (8/97) has produced his best figures in a Test match, taking his tally to 29 at an average of 21.68 in five Tests against India.

# India, for the first time, has been dismissed under 200 in each innings of a Test match at WACA Ground, Perth.

# India have lost seven Tests in a row overseas - four to England and three to Australia.

# India have lost 41 Tests by an innings margin - 11 each to England and Australia, 9 to West Indies, 4 to South Africa, three to Pakistan, two to Sri Lanka and one to New Zealand.

Topics : Australia Cricket India India in Australia, 2011-12
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