Statistical highlights: India vs Australia, Delhi Test Day 3
With a six-wicket win in Delhi, India completed a 4-0 whitewash of Australia, and have completed a hat-trick of home series wins against the Aussies.
Delhi Test, Third day's highlights:
# India have won a Test series for the first time by 4-0.Â Also for the first time they have won four successive Tests in a series.
# India have accomplished a hat-trick of series wins against Australia in India - 2-0 in 2008-09; 2-0 in 2010-11 and 4-0 in 2012-13.
# Australia have been white-washed by 4-0 in a Test series for the second time in their cricketing history.Â Ali Bacher's South Africans were the first to defeat Australia by 4-0 in 1969-70.
# India have won 12 Tests out of 32 played at Feroz Shah Kotla - the second highest tally of wins recorded by them, next only to the 13 out of 31 at Chepauk.
# Nathan Lyon (7/94) has produced his best bowling performance in Tests, obliterating the 5 for 34 against Sri Lanka at Galle in August 2011.Â His only other five-wicket haul is 5 for 68 against the West Indies at Port of Spain in April 2012.
# Lyon's figures are the third best by an Australian spinner in India - the top two being 8 for 215 at Nagpur in November 2008 and 7 for 72 by Richie Benaud at Chennai in October 1956.
# The only other Australian spinner to take seven wickets in an innings in India is Jim Higgs - 7 for 143 at Chennai in October 1956.
# Ashley Mallett had taken six for 68 in November 1969 - the previous best by an Australian bowler at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi.
# Lyon's figures of 7 for 94 (his best in first-class cricket) are the sixth best by an Australian bowler in a Test innings at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi.
# Lyon, with match figures of 9 for 165 are his career-best in a Test match.Â The said figures are the best by an Australian bowler in a Test match at Feroz Shah Kotla. Â
# Australia conceded 30 in India's total of 272.Â The record for most extras in an innings involving India and Australia is 57 conceded by India in Australia's total of 577 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in October/November 2008.
# Ishant Sharma has recorded two ducks in succession - first innings of the Mohali Test and in the present Test, now in progress.
# Ishant's sixth duck against Australia is his 17th in Tests.
# The six batsmen with most ducks in India-Australia Tests are - Ajit Agarkar (8), Zaheer Khan (7), Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (6), Shane Warne (6), Harbhajan Singh (6) and Ishant Sharma (6).
# Pragyan Ojha's third duck in Tests is his first against Australia.
# David Warner has averaged just 24.37 (195 runs in eight innings) - his worst performance in a Test series.
# Glenn Maxwell has batted as an opener for the first time in Tests - his sequence of four innings in Tests being 13 & 8 at Hyderabad and 10 & 8 at Delhi.
# Since January 2011, Watson's batting record in Tests has been just mediocre, aggregating 710 in 28 innings (15 Tests) at an average of 25.35, including four fifties - his highest being 88 against South Africa at Johannesburg in November 2011.
# Watson has averaged just 16.50 - 99 in six innings - his worst performance in a Test series (minimum three Tests).
# Ravindra Jadeja (5/58) has produced his first five-wicket haul in Tests, surpassing the 3 for 33 against Australia at Hyderabad in the second Test of the series.
# In only five Tests played by Jadeja, he has captured 27 wickets at an average of 19.85.Â In all ten innings, he has taken atleast one wicket.
# Jadeja's match figures of 7 for 98 (2/40 + 5/58) are his career-best in a Test match, surpassing the six for 66 against Australia at Hyderabad in the second Test of the series.
# Jadeja has got his first Man of the Match award in Tests.
# Ravichandran Ashwin has topped the wickets' charts (29 at 20.10) in the series followed by Jadeja - 24 but at a better average (17.45).Â His average is the highest in the recently concluded series.
# Ashwin's tally of 29 wickets is the third highest by an Indian bowler in a Test series against Australia, next only to Harbhajan (32 at 17.03 in three Tests in 2000-01) and Bishan Singh Bedi (31 at 23.87 in five Tests in 1977-78).
# Ashwin has received his third Player of the series award in Tests - his first was against the West Indies in 2011-12 and the second against New Zealand in 2012-13.
# Peter Siddle (51 & 50) has become the first number nine batsman to register fifties in each innings of a Test match.
# Siddle has top-scored in both the innings of a Test match for the first time - the first number nine batsman to accomplish the feat.
# Overall, eighteen instances have been recorded when number nine batsman has registered 100 runs or more in a Test match.Â Four instances have been registered against India - Ian Smith (New Zealand) - 173 at Auckland in February 1990 (a world record); Stuart Broad (England) - 108 (64 + 44) at Nottingham in July 2012; Lance Klusener (South Africa) - 102 not out at Cape Town in January 1997 and Peter Siddle (Australia) 101 (51 + 50) at Delhi in March 2013.
# Siddle is the fourth Australian number nine batsman to register 100 runs or more in a Test match, joining Jack Gregory, Clem Hill and Ray Lindwall.
# Murali Vijay, with 430 runs at an average of 61.42, has topped the batting charts in the series - the fifth highest by an Indian opener in a Test series against Australia - the highest being 464 (ave.58.00) in four Tests by Virender Sehwag in 2003-04 in Australia.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first captain to register eight successive Test wins against Australia in India.Â Australia have lost eight successive Tests to a captain for the first time in an away series.
# Dhoni is the first Indian captain to record a clean sweep in a series of four Tests against any nation.
# Under Dhoni's captaincy, India have won 24, lost twelve and drawn eleven out of 47 played - winning % 51.06. Â
# Cheteshwar Pujara has recorded fifties in both innings of the Delhi Test - a feat registered by him for the first time. Â
# Pujara has posted 400 or more in successive series for the first time - 438 (ave.87.60) against England in 2011-12 and 419 (ave.83.80) against Australia.