Mumbai: Nov 25, 2011
Statistical highlights of the fourth day's play in the third and final cricket Test between India and West Indies on Friday.
# The first two innings of the match have witnessed eleven innings of fifty or more - Six for the West Indies and five for India - which is a record in a Test match. The previous best tally was ten, registered six times in a Test match - the last occasion being Sri Lanka vs India at Colombo, SSC in July 2010.
# Sachin Tendulkar became the third Indian batsman after Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman to manage 200 runs or more in the current series - 215 at an average of 53.75 in three Tests, including two fifties.
# Darren Bravo, with 383 runs at an average of 76.00 in six innings, is the top run-getter in the rubber - his career-best performance in a Test series.
# Ravichandran Ashwin (103 off 118 balls) has recorded his maiden Test hundred. His excellent knock is the third highest by India's number eight batsman against the West Indies in Tests, next only to 144 by Mahendra Singh Dhoni at Kolkata in 2011-12 and 115 not out by Ajay Ratra at St John's in 2002.
# Ashwin's hundred is the 13th instance when a number eight batsman has recorded a hundred - the most by a Test team.
# Ashwin became the first Indian all-rounder to post a century and claim five wickets in an innings in the same Test match in India.
# Ashwin is the third Indian overall to achieve the double. He has joined Vinoo Mankad (72 & 184 and 5/196 & 0/35 against England at Lord's in 1952) and Polly Umrigar (56 & 172 not out 5/107 & 0/17 against West Indies at Port of Spain in 1961-62).
# Jacques Kallis, the great South African all-rounder is the last to perform the aforesaid double - against the West Indies in the 1998-99 Cape Town Test - a feat repeated by him against Bangladesh in the 2002-03 Potchefstroom Test.
# Ashwin is one of the twenty all-rounders to accomplish the aforesaid double - the 27th occasion in Test cricket.
# India (482) have posted their highest total against the West Indies at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, bettering the 463 in November 1983.
# India's aforesaid total is their fourth highest at Wankhede Stadium - the highest three are - 591 against England in February 1993, 517 for 5 wickets declared against Australia in October 1986 and 512 against Sri Lanka in December 1997.
# Virat Kohli (52) has posted his maiden Test half-century, surpassing the 30 against the West Indies at Roseau in July this year.
# Sachin has been a victim of nervous nineties ten times - the first man to be dismissed ten times in Tests - an unwanted feat in Tests. Two other players have recorded ten innings in the nervous nineties. Steve Waugh (twice not out against England) and Rahul Dravid (once not out against Australia). (PTI)