India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Day 2: Statistical highlights

The statistical highlights from second day's play in the third Test between India and Australia at Perth.

updated: January 14, 2012 17:23 IST
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Perth: The statistical highlights from second day's play in the third Test between India and Australia at Perth.

# Umesh Yadav (5/93) has recorded his best bowling figures in Tests, eclipsing the 4 for 70 against Australia at Melbourne in December 2011.

# Yadav's excellent performance of 5 for 93 is the second best by an Indian bowler at WACA, Perth - the best being 5 for 89 by Bishan Singh Bedi in 1977-78.

# Bedi remains the only Indian bowler to produce two five-wicket hauls at WACA. Manoj Prabhakar had claimed 5 wickets for 105 runs in February 1992.

# With 43 dismissals (34 catches + 9 stumpings) in 13 Tests, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has set an Indian wicketkeeping record against Australia, surpassing the 41 (29 catches + 12 stumpings) in 17 Tests by Syed Kirmani.

# Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag were involved in a stand of 24 runs for the first wicket - their highest in the series, bettering the 22 in the Melbourne Test. In six innings, the pair has totalled only 85 runs at an average of 14.16.

# India's opening pair has managed just one fifty-run stand in the last 24 innings on foreign soil - 63 against England at Lord's in 2011.

# Australia (369) have recorded their second highest total against India at WACA, next only to the 394 in 1977-78.

# Michael Clarke has managed 379 runs (ave.126.33) in just four innings, the strike rate being 65.57 - the highest on either side in the present rubber.

# Clarke's aforesaid aggregate is the highest by an Australian skipper in three Tests in a series against India, bettering the 368 (ave.73.60) by Greg Chappell in Australia in 1980-81.

# Brad Haddin has registered his first duck against India - his fourth in Tests.

# Haddin is averaging 11.00 in the present series - 33 runs in three Tests at a strike rate of 37.93.

# Ben Hilfenhaus became the first bowler to take 20 wickets in the present series at an average of 16.95.

# Hilfenhaus has taken 20 wickets or more in a Test series for the second time. He had first accomplished the feat against England in 2009, capturing 22 wickets at an average of 27.45 in five Tests against England in 2009.

# VVS Laxman has recorded his 14th duck in Tests - his third against Australia.

# Laxman's series average of 17.00 (102 in six innings) is his worst performance in a series against Australia, eclipsing the 17.57 in the 2004-05 series - 123 in seven innings (four Tests).

# Rahul Dravid has recorded his second highest innings at WACA, Perth next only to the 93 in January 2008.

# David Warner (180) has registered his career-best innings, obliterating the 123 not out against New Zealand at Hobart last month.

# Warner's superb knock is the highest by an Australian player against India at WACA, eclipsing Bobby Simpson's 176 (in December 1977). Dean Jones (150 not out in February 1992) is the only other batsman to register 150 or more for Australia against India at WACA.

# Warner (180 off 159 balls) has recorded the second highest by an Australian opener against India - the highest is Matthew Hayden's 203 at Chennai in March 2001.

# Warner has registered an impressive strike rate of 113.20 - the highest by an Australian player recording a hundred against India, eclipsing Adam Gilchrist's strike rate of 108.92 - 122 off 112 balls at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in 2000-01.

# Only four batsmen have recorded double hundreds at WACA, Perth - Matthew Hayden - 380 against Zimbabwe in October 2003, Michael Slater - 219 against Sri Lanka in December 1995, Brad Hodge - 203 not out against South Africa in December 2005 and David Boon - 200 against New Zealand in November 1989. Two batsmen narrowly missed posting double hundreds at WACA, Perth - Ricky Ponting 197 against Pakistan in November 1999 and Justin Langer 191 against Pakistan in December 2004.

# David Warner and Ed Cowan were involved in an opening partnership of 214 - Australia's second highest against India, next only to the 217 between David Boon and Geoff Marsh at SCG in January 1986.

# The aforesaid partnership is Australia's second highest for the first wicket at WACA, Perth, next only to the 228 between Michael Slater and Mark Taylor against Sri Lanka in December 1995.

# The only visiting pair to register an opening stand of 200 or more at Perth is England's Bill Athey and Chris Broad - 223 in November 1986.

# The 214-run stand is the highest for Australia for any wicket against India at Perth, obliterating the 173 for the fourth wicket between Dean Jones and Tom Moody in February 1992.

# For the first time in a Test series against India, three partnerships of 200 or more have been recorded by Australia - 288 for the fourth wicket between Michael Clarke and Ricky Ponting and 334 (unbroken) for the fifth between Clarke and Michael Hussey - both at SCG and 214 between Cowan and Warner in the present Test.

# Overall, fourteen stands of 200 or more have been recorded for Australia against India.

# Cowan (74) has recorded his highest Test innings, his second fifty - his first being 68 on Test debut at MCG last month against India.

# Cowan (74) and Warner became the first Australian opening pair to post fifty or more against India at WACA, Perth.

# Overall, the aforesaid instance is the tenth occasion when the Australian openers have posted 50 or more against India in a Test innings - the last instance being Matthew Hayden (83) and Simon Katich (64) in the 2008-09 Feroz Shah Kotla Test.

# For the fifth time in a Test innings at WACA, Perth, the Australian openers have recorded fifty or more - the last instance being Shane Watson (89) and Simon Katich (99) against the West Indies in 2009-10.

# Ricky Ponting is without a fifty in his last nine innings at WACA, his sequence of scores being 20, 45, 0, 32, 23 not out, 2, 12, 1 & 7. His last fifty at this venue was 75 against England in December 2006.

# Ponting, as number four batsman, has averaged 39.43 in 12 Tests (16 innings) - 631 runs, including one hundred and six fifties.

# Tendulkar became the first batsman to amass 13,000 runs as a number four batsman - 13,003 in 255 innings, including 44 hundreds at an average of 56.78.