India vs Australia, 4th Test: Statistical highlights

Updated: 24 January 2012 15:23 IST

Australia dominated the first day of the final Test in the ongoing series against India, at Adelaide. A look at the statistical highlights of the day.

# Michael Clarke has produced his best performance in a Test series - 519 at an average of 173.00 in five innings, including a career-best, an unbeaten 329 at SCG.

# Clarke has totalled 400 runs or more in a Test series three times - the earlier two instances are 448 (ave.64.00) runs in five Tests against England in 2009 and 400 (ave.57.14) in four Tests against India in 2004-05 (his debut series).

# Clarke is the fourth Australian captain to amass 500 runs or more in a Test series against India, joining Don Bradman (715 at an average of 178.75 in five Tests in 1947-48 in Australia), Kim Hughes (594 at an average of 59.40 in six Tests in 1979-80 in India) and Bobby Simpson (539 at an average of 53.90 in five Tests in 1977-78 in Australia).

# Clarke, in the course of his superb hundred (140 not out), has completed his 1,000 runs as captain - 1105 at an average of 65.00 in 19 innings, including five hundreds and a fifty.

# Clarke's fifth Test hundred against India is his 19th in Tests - his eleventh in Australia.

# Ricky Ponting (13056 runs at an average of 53.07) became the first Australian player and the third overall to complete 13,000 runs, joining India's Sachin Tendulkar (15,432) and Rahul Dravid (13,262).

# Ponting has reached 13,000 runs in 275 innings - the second fastest in Tests behind Sachin Tendulkar's 266 innings.  Dravid took 277 innings to reach the milestone.

# Ponting took 162 Tests for his 13,000 - the second quickest, next only to Dravid (160).  Tendulkar had taken 163 Tests to reach the coveted feat.

# Ponting has overtaken Clive Lloyd's tally of 2344 (ave.58.60) in 28 Tests against India.  Ponting, with  2411 runs at an average of 52.41 in 29 Tests is now the top run-scorer against India in Tests.

# Ricky Ponting is the second batsman to amass 400 runs or more in the series - 400 at an average of 100.00 in five innings, including two centuries and two fifties.

# Since registering 378 runs in three Tests at an average of 63.00, including a hundred and two fifties, against Pakistan in 2009-10, Ponting has managed 300 runs or more in a Test series for the first time.

# Ponting became the first player to make 1500 runs at Adelaide Oval - 1579 at an average of 60.73 in 16 Tests.  Allan Border has the next best tally at this venue - 1415 (ave.58.95) in 16 Tests.

# Ponting, with his 41st Test hundred, has emulated Jacques Kallis' tally.  Only Sachin Tendulkar has recorded more hundreds (51) than Ponting and Kallis.

# Ponting's tally of 23 hundreds in 89 Tests in Australia is a record for most hundreds by a batsman at home, obliterating the 22 centuries each by Tendulkar (82 Tests) and Kallis (82 Tests).

# Ponting has registered two hundreds in a Test series against India for the third time - the first two instances being the 1999-00 and 2003-04 Test series in Australia.

# Since recording two hundreds in the 2006-07 series against England in Australia, Ponting has posted two hundreds for the first time in a Test series.

# Ponting has extended his record for most hundreds (6) at Adelaide, emulating his century tally at SCG.  Sir Donald Bradman had recorded 9 Test hundreds at MCG - the most by an Australian player at one venue.

# Ponting has registered a hundred each in all the four Tests at Adelaide Oval against India - 125 & 21 in 1999-00; 242 & 0 in 2003-04, 140 in 2007-08 and 137 not out  in 2011-12.

# Ponting is averaging 133.00 against India at Adelaide Oval -  665 in four Tests (six innings).

# Ponting has equalled a record for posting eight hundreds in 29 Tests against India.   He has joined Garry Sobers (8 in 18 Tests) and Vivian Richards (8 in 28).

# Clarke and Ponting, with their 251-run stand (unbroken), have set an Australian record for the highest partnership for any wicket against India at Adelaide, outstripping the 239 between Ponting and Steve Waugh for the fifth wicket in 1999-2000.

# Clarke-Ponting pair has posted five stands of 100 or more in Tests - three against India and one each against  South Africa and Pakistan.

# For the first time in successive innings, Clarke-Ponting pair has recorded stands of 200-plus.  In their previous innings, the pair had put on 288 at SCG.  The highet by the pair is 352 against Pakistan at Hobart in January 2010.

# Marsh has averaged 3.40 in the present series - 17 runs in five innings.

# For the first time in a Test series against India, Australia have recorded four partnerships of 200 or more - two at SCG and one each at Perth and Adelaide.

# Of the 15 double century stands for Australia against India, 4 have been recorded in the present series followed by two each in 1947-48 and 1979-80. Pakistan was the first team to register four stands of 200 or more in the 1982-83 series.

# Australia have recorded four stands of 200 or more in a series three times - the first two instances being against the West Indies - in 1954-55 in the West Indies and 1968-69 in Australia

# For the sixth time, Australia have recorded 300 runs or more in a day's play against India at Adelaide - the highest being 400 for 5 in 2003-04

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