Statistical highlights on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia at Delhi on Friday.
# Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 25 wickets for the first time in a Test series - 26 at an average of 19.65.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has lost four consecutive tosses in a Test series for the first time.
# Ravindra Jadeja has dismissed Australian skipper in six innings out of seven.
# Peter Siddle (47 not out off 125 balls) has top-scored for Australia, registering his highest Test score, eclipsing the 43 against England at Sydney in January 2011.
# Siddle has set a record for the highest individual innings by an Australian number nine batsman against India at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
# Smith and Siddle were associated in an eighth-wicket partnership of 53 - Australia's highest against India at Feroz Shah Kotla, surpassing the 51 by Geoff Dymock and Peter Sleep in October 1979.
# Simon Katich and Jason Gillespie had shared a 117-run stand in the 2003-304 Sydney Test - Australia's eighth-wicket partnership record against India.
# For the third time in an overseas Test series, Australia have fielded 16 players or more - the first two instances were 17 against the West Indies in the West Indies in 1983-84 and 16 against England in 1985 in England.
# David Warner has scored his second duck - his first being a golden duck against Sri Lanka at Sydney in January this year.
# Phillip Hughes, during the course of his 45, has completed his 1,000 runs on foreign soil, totalling 1038 at an average of 39.92 in 15 Tests, including three centuries and four fifties.
First Published: March 22, 2013, 7:41 pm