Australia vs India stats review: Third Test, Day three

Australia have won three consecutive Tests for the first time under Michael Clarke’s captaincy Getty Images

Perth: Jan 15, 2012

Statistical highlights at the end of the third cricket Test between India and Australia at the WACA ground on Sunday.

# With seven successive defeats overseas, India’s winning percentage fell below 25 overall – 112 wins, 146 defeats, 202 drawn games and one tied game out of 461 played – winning % 24.29.

# On the other hand, Australia’s success % is quite impressive – 347 wins, 194 defeats, 197 drawn games and two tied matches out of 740 played. Australia remain the only team to have recorded winning % of 40 or more in Tests.

# As captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni enjoys success % of 45.94 – his record being seventeen triumphs, 10 defeats and 10 drawn games out of 37 contested.

# Australia have won three consecutive Tests for the first time under Michael Clarke’s leadership.

# Clarke’s captaincy record has improved a lot – six wins, three defeats and two drawn games out of eleven contested – success % 54.54.

# Having lost the previous two series to India – 2-0 in 2008-09 and 2-0 in 2010-11 – Australia have regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with convincing margin.

# India have lost 11 Tests each by an innings margin to England and Australia, 9 to West Indies, 4 to South Africa, three to Pakistan, two to Sri Lanka and one to New Zealand.

Overall, India have lost forty one Tests by an innings margin.

# For Australia, the 2010-11 series is their seventh series triumph over India in Australia. The remaining three series against India in Australia were drawn.

# Australia have won 23 out of 39 played at Perth – lost 9 and drawn seven. Against India, they won three out of four played at this venue – by 2 wickets in 1977-78; by 300 runs in 1991-92 and by an innings and 37 runs in 2011-12. India’s only Test triumph at this venue by 72 runs was recorded in 2007-08.

# The Perth Test defeat is the 10th under Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s captaincy. He has joined four Indian captains, who have lost 10 or more – Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (19), Mohammad Azharuddin (14), Sourav Ganguly (13) and Bishan Singh Bedi (11).

# The last time India lost two Test series in a row on foreign soil was between 2007-08 and 2008 – 2-1 to Australia in 2007-08 followed by 2-1 to Sri Lanka in 2008.

# Dhoni has set an unwanted Indian record by losing six Tests by an innings margin. Lala Amarnath had lost five games by such a margin.

# David Warner has got the Man of the Match award for the second time – his first was against New Zealand at Hobart in December last year. Despite a hundred from Warner, Australia had lost the Test.

# Virat Kohli (75) has recorded his career-best innings, surpassing the 63 against West Indies in Mumbai in November 2011.

# Kohli posted his first half-century on foreign soil – his first against Australia.

# Kohli has posted three fifties in Tests – 52 & 63 against the West Indies in Mumbai in November last year and 75 against Australia in the just concluded Test at Perth.

# Kohli and Rahul Dravid have shared an 84-run stand for the fifth wicket – an Indian record at WACA Ground, surpassing the 68 between Kohli and Laxman in the first innings of the 2011-12 Test.(PTI)