Statistical highlights, 2nd Test: India vs Australia, Day 4

Here are the statistical highlights of the fourth day's play between India and Australia in the Sydney Test.

updated: January 06, 2012 13:14 IST
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New Delhi: Here are the statistical highlights of the fourth day's play between India and Australia in the Sydney Test.

# Ben Hilfenhaus is the leading wicket-taker after the first two Tests, claiming 15 wickets at an average of 18,06.

# Hilfenhaus' excellent figures of 5 for 106 are his second instance of five wickets in an innings - his second in successive Tests. He had claimed 5 for 75 against India in the Melbourne Test.

# Hilfenhaus (8/157) has recorded his best bowling figures in a Test match, eclipsing the 7 for 114 against India at Melbourne in December last year.

# Ravichandran Ashwin's 62 off 76 balls is his highest innings overseas, surpassing the 31 at MCG in the first Test of the present series.

# Michael Clarke has received the Man of the Match for the fourth time in Tests.

# India (400) have posted their highest second innings total at SCG, bettering the 261 in January 2000.

# India, for the second time, have recorded 400 or more in the second innings in Australila - their highet is 445 at Adelaide in January 1978.

# India have posted a total of 350 or more six times at SCG. India have amassed 600 runs or more at this venue twice.

# India have crossed a total of 300 for the first time in twelve Test innings away from home.

# Sachin Tendulkar became the first Indian player to amass 200 runs in the present rubber, aggregating 226 runs (ave. 56.00) in four innings, including two fifties. He is the only Indian batsman to register two fifties in the series, his scores are 73, 32, 41 & 80.

# Sachin took his tally at SCG to 785 at an average of 157.00 in only nine innings, including three hundreds and two fifties.

# Sachin's batting figures against Australia are superb after 33 Tests, aggregating 3377 runs at an average of 60.30, including eleven hundreds. In Australia, his record is reasonably good, averaging 58.26 - 1748 runs in 18 Tests, including six hundreds and seven fifties.

# Tendulkar (80 off 141 balls) has extended his record for most half-centuries (65) in Tests. The said innings is his 15th against Australia.

# Sachin's tally of 26 innings of fifty or more, including 11 hundreds, in 33 Tests is the second highest against Australia, behind the 27 in 41 Tests by Jack Hobbs.

# Gautam Gambhir (83 off 142 balls) has recorded his highest innings in Tests in Australia. The said innings is his third highest against Australia, next only to the 206 at Delhi and 104 at Mohali in 2008-09.

# Gambhir, in seven Tests against Australia, has totalled 591 runs at an average of 42.21, including two hundreds and two fifties.

# Gambhir's aforesaid innings is his first fifty in ten innings away from home - his last fifty on foreign soil was 64 against South Africa at Cape Town in January 2011.

# Gambhir's 83 is his 19th half-century in Tests.

# Since recording an unbeaten 176 against West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in November 2011, Laxman has posted his highest score in six innings.

# Laxman's 66 off 119 balls is his first fifty in nine innings on foreign soil. Since making an unbeaten 103 against Sri Lanka at Colombo PSS in August 2010, Laxman is without a hundred in 24 innings overseas.

# Tendulkar and Laxman were associated in a stand of 103 for the fourth wicket - India's fourth century stand at SCG, the highest is 353 by the same pair in January 2004.

# Tendulkar-Laxman pair has recorded nine century stands, totalling 3513 in 72 innings at an average of 51.66. Of the nine century partnerships, four have been registered by them against Australia, including two at SCG.

# Laxman took his tally to 2350 in 27 Tests at an average of 52.22 - the second highest in India-Australia Tests, next only to Tendulkar's 3377. His tally includes six hundreds and 12 fifties.

# Laxman has recorded his 56th Test fifty - his 32nd away from home.

# India have suffered their 36th defeat in 80 Tests to Australia (won 20, drawn 23 and tied 1) - winning % 45.00. In Australia, India have won five, lost 24 and drawn 9 out of 38 played.

# India have lost six consecutive Tests away from home - four to England and two to Australia. The last occasion when India lost six Tests or more in a row away from home was way back between 1959 and 1967-68 - all five against England in 1959, all five against W.Indies in 1961-62; all three to England in 1967 and all four to Australia in 1967-68. Thus India had lost 17 Tests in succession.

# India have won one, lost five and drawn the remaining four out of ten contested at SCG. Australia have won two consecutive Tests against India for the first time at SCG - by 122 runs in January 2008 and by an innings and by an innings and 68 runs today.

# Austraila's superb win by an innings and 68 runs is their fifth largest over India - their tenth by an innings margin against India - the largest being by an innings and 226 runs at Brisbane in November 1947.

# India have lost 40 Tests by an innings margin.

# Zaheer's splendid 35 off 26 balls is his highest innings in Australia. The said innings is his second highest against Australia, behind the 57 not out at Bangalore in October 2008.

# Zaheer's above knock is the second highest by number nine batsman for India at SCG. Harbhajan Singh had made 63 in January 2008.