Perth: Jan 13, 2012
Statistical highlights on the first day of the third cricket Test between India and Australia.
# David Warner’s 69-ball hundred is the quickest by any batsman against India, eclipsing Abraham de Villiers’ 75-ball hundred for South Africa at Centurion in 2010-11.
# Warner’s aforesaid hundred is the quickest by an opener in Test Cricket, eclipsing Chris Gayle’s 70-ball hundred for West Indies against Australia at Perth in 2009-10 — the fourth-joint quickest.
# Vivian Richards had taken 56 balls to reach his hundred against England at St John’s in 1985-86, Adam Gilchrist 57 balls against England at Perth in 2006-07, Jack Gregory 67 balls against South Africa at Johannesburg in 1921-22.
# Shivnarine Chanderpaul had registered a 69-ball hundred against Australia in the 2002-03 Georgetown Test.
# Four of the seven quickest Test centuries have been recorded at WACA, Perth.
# Warner’s marvellous innings is his second century in Tests – his career-best is an unbeaten 123 against New Zealand at Hobart last month.
# India (161) have made their second lowest total at WACA, Perth – the lowest is 141 in February 1992.
# India’s aforesaid total is the fourth lowest in the first innings at WACA – the three lowest are 112 by England in 1998-99, 119 by Australia against West Indies in 1992-93 and 155 by Pakistan in 1999-00.
# Ed Cowan and David Warner have shared the highest opening stand (149-unbroken) in the present series, outstripping the 46 between the same pair in the Melbourne Test.
# Australia’s aforesaid opening partnership is their highest against India at Perth, obliterating the 27 between Wayne Phillips and Mark Taylor in February 1992.
# Sachin Tendulkar has been dismissed LBW 58 times, extending his record.
# Tendulkar has managed 218 in five innings at an average of 43.60 in three Tests at WACA, Perth – the highest by an Indian at this venue.
# Tendulkar’s runs’ tally of 241 (ave. 48.20) is the highest by an Indian in the present series.
# Virat Kohli (44 off 81 balls) has recorded his highest innings on foreign soil, surpassing the 30 against the West Indies at Roseau last year.
# Virender Sehwag has posted his third duck against Australia – one each at Brisbane (2003-04), Bangalore (2004-05) and Perth (2011-12).
# Sehwag’s tally of 15 Test ducks include 14 as an opener, equalling Pankaj Roy’s tally of 14 ducks as an opener.
# In the last 10 Tests for India, Rahul Dravid has averaged 56.31, Sachin Tendulkar 40.66, VVS Laxman 36.37, Mahendra Singh Dhoni 32.33 and Virender Sehwag 26.38.
# With his 53rd instance as ‘bowled’, Dravid has emulated Allan Border’s tally, sharing a record for most ‘bowled’ dismissals. Dravid has been bowled seven times in his last nine Test innings.
# Ben Hilfenhaus (4/43) has recorded his best bowling performance at WACA, Perth. With his four-wicket haul, Hilfenhaus has completed his 25 wickets at 23.00 runs apiece in five Tests against India, including two instances of five wickets in an innings.
# With 19 wickets at an average of 16.52 in five innings, Hilfenhaus is the leading wicket-taker in the present series.
# Peter Siddle has the next best wickets’ tally – 14 (ave. 20.71).
# Peter Siddle (3/42) has equalled his best bowling figures against India. In the Melbourne Test (second innings), he had captured 3 for 42.
# Warner is the second Australian player after Don Bradman (107 at Adelaide in 1947-48) to post a hundred in one session between tea and close of play against India.(PTI)
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