Ravichandran Ashwin again did the star turn, ending Day 1 in the fourth Test against Australia with four wickets for 40 runs. Some statistical highlights from the day’s play at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
# Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 25 wickets for the first time in a Test series -- 26 at an average of 19.65.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni lost four consecutive tosses in a Test series for the first time.
# Ravindra Jadeja dismissed Australia’s skipper in six innings out of seven.
# Peter Siddle (47 not out off 125 balls) top-scored for Australia, registering his highest Test score. He eclipsed the 43 against England at Sydney in January 2011.
# Siddle set a record for the highest individual innings by an Australian number nine batsman against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
# Smith and Siddle were associated in an eighth-wicket partnership of 53 - Australia's highest against India at Kotla, surpassing the 51 by Geoff Dymock and Peter Sleep in October 1979.
# Simon Katich and Jason Gillespie had shared a 117-run stand in the 2003-304 Sydney Test - Australia's eighth-wicket partnership record against India.
# For the third time in an overseas Test series, Australia fielded 16 players or more - the first two instances were 17 against the West Indies in the West Indies in 1983-84 and 16 against England in 1985 in England.
# David Warner scored his second duck - his first being a golden one against Sri Lanka at Sydney in January this year.
# Phillip Hughes, during the course of his 45, completed 1,000 runs on foreign soil, totalling 1038, at an average of 39.92 in 15 Tests, including three centuries and four fifties.