Statistical highlights on the fifth day of the third and penultimate Test between India and Australia at Mohali on Monday.
# Ravichandran Ashwin has emulated his previous best wickets' tally in a series, claiming 22 at an average of 21.40 in three Tests. He had captured 22 wickets at 22.90 vs West Indies in three Tests in 2011-12.
# Ravindra Jadeja's tally of 17 wickets at an average of 18.88 is the second highest in the current series.
# India have won three consecutive Tests against Australia in a Test series for the first time — by 8 wickets at Chennai; by an innings and 135 runs at Hyderabad and by six wickets at PCA Stadium, Mohali.
# India have won three consecutive Test series against Australia in India for the first time — 2-0 in 2008-09; 2-0 in 2010-11 and 3-0 in 2012-13.
# India have won six Tests in a row against Australia in India since November 2008. They have won all three Tests against Australia at Mohali — by 320 runs in 2008-09; by one wicket in 2010-11 and by six wickets today.
# Dhoni enjoys 50 per cent success rate — won 23, lost 12 and drawn eleven out of 46 played in Tests. He became the first Indian captain to win seven Tests out of ten contested against Australia.
# Australia have lost eight Tests and drawn the remaining two out of ten played.
# Michael Clarke, for the first time, has lost three successive Tests as captain.
# Mitchell Starc and Xavier Doherty were associated in a 44-run stand for the tenth wicket, facing 109 balls -- the second most against India. In the 2012-13 Chennai Test, Henriques and Lloyd had faced 163 balls while posting 66 runs -- the most faced by an Australian last wicket against India in a Test innings. The balls faced by Starc and Doherty is the fifth highest by Australia's last wicket pair — the most is 217 balls faced by Jason Gillespie and Glenn McGrath during their stand of 114 against New Zealand at Brisbane in November 2004.
# Australia have lost 16 Tests even after posting 400 in the first innings of a Test. The tally includes six against India.
# Shikhar Dhawan is the fourth Indian player after Praveen Amre, RP Singh and Ravichandran Ashwin to be adjudged the Man of the Match on debut in Tests.
First Published: March 18, 2013, 9:15 pm