Statistical highlights 4th Test: India vs Australia, Day 4

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

updated: January 27, 2012 15:07 IST
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Adelaide: Here are the statistical highlights of the fourth day's play between India and Australia in the Adelaide Test.

# Virat Kohli has become the first Indian to aggregate 300 runs (ave.37.50) in the 2011-12 series against Australia.

# Virender Sehwag (62) has posted his highest innings as captain, surpassing the 52 against Bangladesh at Chittagong in January 2010.

# In four Tests as captain, he has aggregated 253 at an average of 31.62, including two fifties.

# Sehwag enjoys an excellent record at Adelaide Oval, aggregating 388 at an average of 64.66 in three Tests, including a hundred and two fifties. Only Rahul Dravid has managed more runs than Sehwag for India at Adelaide - 401 at an average of 66.83, including a hundred and a fifty, in four Tests.

# In his last 16 innings away from home, Sehwag has recorded just two fifties - 67 against Australia at Melbourne last month and 62 at Adelaide.

# In second team innings, Sehwag has completed his 2,000 runs - 2008 (ave.30.42) in 71 innings, including one hundred and 14 fifties.

# In first team innings, Sehwag is averaging 64.94 as compared to his average of 30.42 in second team innings.

# Sehwag has completed 1,000 runs against Australia in Australia - 1031 at an average of 46.86 in eleven Tests, including two hundreds and five fifties. His tally includes 83 runs for ICC World XI at SCG in October 2005.

# Sehwag's 62 off 53 balls is his tenth fifty against Australia - his 32nd in Tests.

# Sehwag and Gambhir, in their last 12 innings overseas, have totalled 182 runs for the first wicket at an average of 15.16 with 27 against South Africa at Cape Town in January 2011 as their highest stand.

# For the first time in a five Test series in Australia, Tendulkar has failed to post a hundred. He had recorded two hundreds each in 1991-92 and 2007-08 and one each in 1999-00 and 2003-04. Also, for the first time in a Test series, he has failed to record an average of 40. In the present series, he averaged 35.87 - 287 runs in eight innings, including two fifties.

# Sachin has averaged 32.60 in five Tests at Adelaide Oval - 326 runs in ten innings, including a hundred and a fifty. His average is the lowest amongst all Australian venues whereas he has appeared in atleast three Tests. (He has averaged 7.66 at Brisbane - 23 runs in three innings).

# Michael Clarke (37) took his tally to 626 at an average of 125.20 in the series, including a triple hundred and a double hundred. For the first time in a Test series, he has made 600 runs or more in a Test series.

# Clarke became the third Australian to manage 600 runs or more in a Test series against India. He has joined Sir Donald Bradman - 715 runs at an average of 178.75 in five Tests in 1947-48 and Ricky Pontng - 706 (ave.100.85) in four Tests in 2003-04.

# Clarke is the fourth captain to make 600 runs or more in a Test series against India. Apart from Don Bradman (as above), Graham Gooch (752 at 125.33 in three Tests in 1990) and Clive Lloyd (636 at 79.50 in five Tests in 1974-75) have touched 600 runs or more as captain in a Test series against India.

# Ricky Ponting became the first Australian to amass 500 runs or more in a Test series twice against India. In the present series, he has aggregated 544 at an average of 108.80 in six innings.

# Apart from aggregating 500 runs or more twice against India in a Test series, Ponting has managed this feat three times - 576 (ave.82.28) in five Tests against England in 2006-07, 523 (ave.130.75) in three Tests against the West Indies in 2003 and 515 (ave.103.00) in three Tests against South Africa in 2005-06.

# Clarke is averaging 198.00 in three Tests this year - 594 in four innings, including two hundreds.

# As captain, Clarke is averaging 63.78 in twelve Tests - 1212 runs, including five hundreds and a fifty. His strike rate of 64.46 is quite impressive.

# Clarke, as number five batsman, enjoys an impressive record in Tests - 4485 runs at an average of 60.60, in 82 innnings, including 16 hundreds and 16 fifties.

# Ponting (60 not out) has recorded his 61st fifty in Tests - his 12th against India.

# For the second time in a Test match, Ponting has posted a double hundred and a fifty - 221 & 60 not out - the first instance was against Pakistan at Hobart in January 2010 - 209 & 89.

# Ponting's match aggregate of 281 is his third highest in a Test match - the two highest being 298 (209 & 89) against Pakistan Hobart in January 2010 and 288 (257 & 31 not out) against India at Melbourne in 2003-04.

# Ponting's unbeaten 60 is his 102nd of fifty or more - 41 centuries and 61 fifties. Only Sachin Tendulkar has recorded more fifty-plus innings in Tests (116) - 51 centuries + 65 fifties.

# Ponting has become the first batsman to play 20 innings of fifty or more against India - 8 centuries and 12 fifties.

# Ponting's aggregate of 2555 at an average of 54.36 in 29 Tests is the highest by a batsman against India.

# In terms of averages, Ishant Sharma's performance against Australia is his worst - 5 wickets in four Tests at an average of 90.20. In terms of strike rate (150.6) also, his performance is the worst in a Test series.

# After 70 Tests, Michael Hussey has managed an average of fifty-plus - 5489 runs in 121 innings at an average of 50.82.

# Hussey has averaged 58.60 in the present series - 293 runs in six innings, including a hundred and a fifty.

# Ravichandran Ashwin has conceded 200 runs in a Test match for the first time - his figures being 73-8-267-5 - the fourth highest in a Test match for India. Anil Kumble had match figures of 88.5-15-279-12 in the 2003-04 Sydney Test - the most conceded by an Indian bowler in a Test match.

# In his last 14 innings away from home, Gambhir has posted just one fifty - his sequence of scores being 15, 22, 38, 14, 10 & 3 against England and 3, 13, 0, 83, 31, 14, 34 & 3 against Australia.

# Against England in 2011, Gambhir averaged 17.00 - 102 in six innings and 22.62 against Australia - 181 in eight innings.

# Nathan Lyon (3/57) has produced his best figures against India.