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Stats: Big day for Vijay, Ojha, Ashwin!

March 23, 2013 22:17 IST

Statistical highlights from second day’s play of the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia in New Delhi on Saturday.

- India struggle as Lyon roars

- Ojha joins the 100-wicket club

- PHOTOS: India v Aus, Delhi Test, Day 2

# Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara shared a stand of 108 -- India's second highest opening partnership against Australia at Feroz Shah Kotla -- after 121 between Nari Contractor and Pankaj Roy in December 1959.

Murali Vijay# Ravindra Jadeja (43 off 49 balls) posted his highest Test score.

# Ravichandran Ashwin recorded an economy rate of 1.67 -- his best ever in a Test innings.

# Ashwin (5/57) became the sixth Indian bowler to take five wickets in an innings against Australia at Kotla. Bedi's figures of five for 37 in the 1969-70 are the best ever by an Indian bowler against Australia at this venue.

# Ashwin recorded his second best figures against Australia, next only to his career-best seven for 103 at Chennai last month.

# Ashwin recorded his ninth instance of five wickets in an innings -- his fourth against Australia in the current rubber -- joining Subhash Gupte (vs New Zealand in 1955-56), Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (vs England in 1972-73), Harbhajan Singh (vs Australia in 2000-01). All the bowlers share an Indian record for producing five wickets or more four times in a Test series.

#Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha completed his 100 wickets in Test cricket when he dismissed James Pattinson.

#Ojha achieved the feat in his 22nd Test and, in the process, becomes the third fastest Indian to get 100 wickets behind legendary spinners Erapalli Prasanna (20 Tests) and Anil Kumble (21).

# Vijay (57) recorded his first fifty against Australia -- his third in Tests. In the course of his innings, he completed 1000 runs in Tests, totalling 1028 in 16 matches at an average of 39.53, including three centuries.

# Vijay, with 419 runs at an average of 69.83, is the top run-getter in the series. He is the only batsman to amass 400 runs or more in the current series.

# Peter Siddle (51) registered his first Test fifty, eclipsing the 43 against England at Sydney in January 2011.

# Siddle became the fifth number nine Australian batsman to post a fifty against India.

# Pattinson and Siddle were associated in a 54-run stand for the ninth wicket -- Australia's highest against India at Feroz Shah Kotla.

# Pujara (52) recorded his second fifty in Tests.

# With his 61st lbw dismissal, Tendulkar extended his unwanted feat in Tests.

# Dhoni (314 at an average of 78.50) recorded his highest tally in a Test series, bettering 307 (ave.61.40) in the four-Test series against Australia in 2008-09.

# Nathan Lyon (5/94) recorded his first five-wicket haul against India -- his third in Tests. His first two five-wicket hauls were five for 34 on debut against Sri Lanka at Galle in 2011 and five for 68 against the West Indies at Port of Spain in 2012.

# Lyon became the third Australian spinner after Ashley Mallett (6/64 in 1969-70) and Richie Benaud (5/76 in 1959-60) to record a five-wicket haul at Kotla.

Photograph: BCCI

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