Stats Highlights, Aus v Ind, 4th Test, Day 3
Adelaide, Jan 26: With just two days to go before the the Test series Down Under concludes, Virat Kohli finally gave a glimpse of what the Indian batsmen are capable of. The 23-year-old batsman is now the leading run-scorer for the visitors in this series with 278 runs, second to Sachin Tendulkar (274 runs). Take a look at the highlights of Kohli’s big day at the Adelaide Oval.
- Virat Kohli (116) scored his maiden Test hundred in his eighth Test. His previous highest was 75, also against Australia, at Perth in the third Test of this series.
- This was the first hundred scored by an Indian in the series and also the first in their last eight innings of overseas Tests.
- At 23 years 82 days, Kohli became the third-youngest Indian to score a maiden Test hundred in Australia. Only Sachin Tendulkar (18 yrs 356 days) and Dattu Phadkar (22 yrs 46 days) have scored a hundred for India in Australia at a younger age than Kohli.
- Kohli top-scored for India for the third consecutive time. He made 44 (out of 161) and 75 (out of 171) at Perth. Incidentally, Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar share the Indian record for top-scoring in the most consecutive complete innings (four each).
- Virat Kohli is now the leading run-scorer for India in this series with 278 runs, ahead of Sachin Tendulkar (274).
- The 114-run partnership between Kohli and Wriddhiman Saha is India’s third century partnership in this series. Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar had added 117 runs for the third wicket at Melbourne. Tendulkar and VVS Laxman put on 103 runs for the fourth wicket at Sydney.
- Zaheer Khan took his duck-tally to 25. He became the ninth batsman to aggregate this many Test ducks. Incidentally, this was Zaheer’s sixth golden duck in Test cricket. In fact, all three of his ducks in this series have been golden ducks.
- Ben Hilfenhaus took his series wicket-aggregate to 26. Now only two bowlers have taken more wickets than him in a series against India in Australia: Craig McDermott – 31 wickets in five Tests in 1991-92 and Wayne Clarke – 28 wickets in five Tests in 1977-78.
- Shaun Marsh ended the series with 17 runs in six innings with an average of 2.83. His average is the third worst by a top-order batsman in a Test series (min. five innings). India’s Mohinder Amarnath averaged 0.16 (one run in six innings) against West Indies in 1983-84. New Zealand’s Ken Rutherford averaged 1.71 (12 runs in seven innings) against West Indies in 1984-85.
- Interestingly, Shaun Marsh made 284 runs in his first four innings (average 71.00). In his next seven innings, he has managed only 17 runs (average 2.43).