Stats Highlights: Ind v Aus, 1st Test, Day 2
Thanks to Sachin Tendulkar’s unbeaten 71, India are poised to challenge Australia’s 1st innings tally of 380. The Little Master looked on song as he scored with equal ease against the spin and pace of the Australian bowlers. During today’s play, Tendulkar went past the landmark of 7000 runs on home soil – Ricky Ponting is the only other batsman to aggregate 7000-plus runs at home. Tendulkar also completed 3500 runs against the Aussies and brought up his 27th 50-plus score against the men from Down Under.
Here are these and many more stats highlights from today’s play:
Michael Clarke’s 130 is the highest score by an Australian captain on Indian soil, obliterating Ricky Ponting’s 123 at Bangalore in 2008-09.
Clarke has now taken his career run aggregate to 7119, which puts him in eighth position on the list of most successful Australian batsmen, just ahead of Greg Chappell (7110).
R Ashwin (7/103) returned his best figures in Test cricket and first-class cricket, beating his 6/31 against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 2012.
Sachin Tendulkar (71*) has now made 27 scores of 50 or more against Australia, equalling England’s Jack Hobbs’ record.
Sachin Tendulkar, while on 60, completed 7000 Test runs on home soil. He became only the second batsman to do so, after Ricky Ponting, who aggregated 7578 runs in 92 Tests in Australia.
Tendulkar, while on 62, completed 3500 runs against Australia in Test cricket. He became only the second batsman, after England’s Jack Hobbs, to accomplish this feat.
Only three batsmen have aggregated more Test runs against a particular country than Tendulkar’s 3509 against Australia – Don Bradman (5028 vs England), Jack Hobbs (3636 v Australia) and Allan Border (3548 v England).
Sachin Tendulkar has now aggregated 947 runs in 15 innings (10 Tests) at Chennai – the most runs he has scored at any ground. Bangalore (869), Kolkata (862) & Mumbai Wankhede (847) come next.
Out of the six previous occasions when Tendulkar crossed fifty at Chennai, he went on to score a hundred five times!