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Number crunching: India-Australia Tests

February 20, 2013 08:06 IST

India will take on Australia in a high-voltage four-match Test series beginning in Chennai on February 22.

India have enjoyed a slight edge over Australia at home, winning 15 out of 42 Test matches with the visitors winning 12. But overall, Australia have a much better record with victories from 82 matches, with India winning only 20.

Rajneesh Gupta presents the complete statistical dossier of the India-Australia Test matches:

Series results:

Season Venue Tests Ind Aus Tied Drawn
1947-48 Australia 5 0 4 0 1
1956-57 India 3 0 2 0 1
1959-60 India 5 1 2 0 2
1964-65 India 3 1 1 0 1
1967-68 Australia 4 0 4 0 0
1969-70 India 5 1 3 0 1
1977-78 Australia 5 2 3 0 0
1979-80 India 6 2 0 0 4
1980-81 Australia 3 1 1 0 1
1985-86 Australia 3 0 0 0 3
1986-87 India 3 0 0 1 2
1991-92 Australia 5 0 4 0 1
1996-97 India 1 1 0 0 0
1997-98 India 3 2 1 0 0
1999-00 Australia 3 0 3 0 0
2000-01 India 3 2 1 0 0
2003-04 Australia 4 1 1 0 2
2004-05 India 4 1 2 0 1
2007-08 Australia 4 1 2 0 1
2008-09 India 4 2 0 0 2
2010-11 India 2 2 0 0 0
2011-12 Australia 4 0 4 0 0
  Total in India 42 15 12 1 14
  Total in Australia 40 5 26 0 9
  Grand Total 82 20 38 1 23

Summary of series results:

  Series Ind Aus Drawn
in India 12 6 4 2
in Australia 10 0 7 3
TOTAL 22 6 11 5

Highest team totals:
(India)

Total Venue Season
705-7d Sydney 2003-04
657-7d Kolkata 2000-01#
633-5d Kolkata 1997-98
613-7d Delhi 2008-09
600-4d Sydney 1985-86

Highest team totals:
(Australia)

Total Venue Season
674 Adelaide 1947-48
659-4d Sydney 2011-12
604-7d Adelaide 2011-12
577 Delhi 2008-09
575-8d Melbourne 1947-48

Lowest team totals:
(India)

Total Venue Season
58 Brisbane 1947-48
67 Melbourne 1947-48
98 Brisbane 1947-48
104 Mumbai (WS) 2004-05
110 Adelaide 1999-00
125 Melbourne 1947-48

Lowest team totals:
(Australia)

Total Venue Season
83 Melbourne 1980-81
93 Mumbai (WS) 2004-05
105# Kanpur 1959-60
107 Sydney 1947-48
107 Delhi 1969-70
125 Kanpur 1979-80

(# One batsman short)

Highest individual innings:
(India)

Runs Batsman Venue Season
281 VVS Laxman Kolkata 2000-01
241* SR Tendulkar Sydney 2003-04
233 R Dravid Adelaide 2003-04
214 SR Tendulkar Bangalore 2010-11
206 RJ Shastri Sydney 1991-92
206 G Gambhir Delhi 2008-09
200* VVS Laxman Delhi 2008-09

Highest individual innings:
(Australia)

Runs Batsman Venue Season
329* MJ Clarke Sydney 2011-12
257 RT Ponting Melbourne 2003-04
242 RT Ponting Adelaide 2003-04
223 JL Langer Sydney 1999-00
221 RT Ponting Adelaide 2011-12
213 KJ Hughes Adelaide 1980-81
210 DM Jones Chennai 1986-87
210 MJ Clarke Adelaide 2011-12
204 GS Chappell Sydney 1980-81
203 ML Hayden Chennai 2000-01
201 DG Bradman Adelaide 1947-48

Most runs in India-Australia Tests:
(India)

Player Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s
SR Tendulkar 35 67 7 3438 241* 57.30 11 15
VVS Laxman 29 54 5 2434 281 49.66 6 12
R Dravid 32 60 6 2143 233 39.69 2 13
V Sehwag 20 40 1 1711 195 43.87 3 9
SM Gavaskar 20 31 1 1550 172 51.66 8 4
GR Viswanath 18 31 2 1538 161* 53.03 4 9
SC Ganguly 24 44 4 1403 144 35.08 2 7
DB Vengsarkar 24 38 4 1304 164* 38.35 2 7

Most runs in India-Australia Tests:
(India)

Player Mts Inns NO Runs Hs Avg 100s 50s
RT Ponting 29 51 4 2555 257 54.36 8 12
ML Hayden 18 35 3 1888 203 59.00 6 8
MJ Clarke 18 32 2 1628 329* 54.27 5 5
AR Border 20 35 5 1567 163 52.23 4 9
DC Boon 11 20 3 1204 135 70.82 6 2
RB Simpson 11 21 0 1125 176 53.57 4 6
SR Waugh 18 31 5 1090 150 41.92 2 5
SM Katich 14 26 3 1088 125 47.30 2 6
MEK Hussey 14 24 2 1078 150* 49.00 3 4
JL Langer 14 26 0 1047 223 40.27 3 4

Best bowling in an innings:
(India)

Figures Player Venue Season
9-69 JM Patel Kanpur 1959-60
8-84 Harbhajan Singh Chennai 2000-01
8-106 Kapil Dev Adelaide 1985-86
8-141 A Kumble Sydney 2003-04
7-48 A Kumble Chennai 2004-05
7-49 Ghulam Ahmed Kolkata 1956-57
7-98 BS Bedi Kolkata 1969-70
7-123 Harbhajan Singh Kolkata 2000-01
7-133 Harbhajan Singh Chennai 2000-01

Best bowling in an innings:
(Australia)

Figures Player Venue Season
8-215 JJ Krejza Nagpur 2008-09
7-27 MR Whitney Perth 1991-92
7-38 RR Lindwall Adelaide 1947-48
7-43 RR Lindwall Chennai (Corp) 1956-57
7-66 GD McKenzie Melbourne 1967-68
7-67 G Dymock Kanpur 1979-80
7-72 R Benaud Chennai (Corp) 1956-57
7-93 AK Davidson Kanpur 1959-60
7-143 JD Higgs Chennai 1979-80

Best bowling in a match:
(India)

Figures Player Venue Season
15-217 Harbhajan Singh Chennai 2000-01
14-124 JM Patel Kanpur 1959-60
13-181 A Kumble Chennai 2004-05
13-196 Harbhajan Singh Kolkata 2000-01
12-104 BS Chandrasekhar Melbourne 1977-78
12-279 A Kumble Sydney 2003-04
11-122 RG Nadkarni Chennai (Corp) 1964-65
11-224 Harbhajan Singh Bangalore 2004-05
10-130 Ghulam Ahmed Kolkata 1956-57
10-174 EAS Prasanna Chennai 1969-70
10-194 BS Bedi Perth 1977-78

Best bowling in a match:
(Australia)

Figures Player Venue Season
12-124 AK Davidson Kanpur 1959-60
12-126 BA Reid Melbourne 1991-92
12-166 G Dymock Kanpur 1979-80
12-358 JJ Krejza Nagpur 2008-09
11-31 ERH Toshack Brisbane 1947-48
11-95 MR Whitney Perth 1991-92
11-105 R Benaud Kolkata 1956-57
10-91 GD McKenzie Chennai (Corp) 1964-65
10-103 GD McGrath Sydney 1999-00
10-144 AA Mallett Chennai 1969-70
10-151 GD McKenzie Melbourne 1967-68
10-168 CJ McDermott Adelaide 1991-92
10-249 GRJ Matthews Chennai 1986-87

Hat-tricks:

Team Bowler Venue Season Victims
India Harbhajan Singh Kolkata 2000-01 RT Ponting, AC Gilchrist & SK Warne
Australia None

Most wickets in India-Australia Tests:
(India)

Player Mts Wkts Best 5WI 10WM Avg SR
A Kumble 20 111 8-141 10 2 30.32 58.70
Harbhajan Singh 16 90 8-84 7 3 29.36 58.91
Kapil Dev 20 79 8-106 7 0 25.35 60.08
Zaheer Khan 19 61 5-91 3 0 35.59 63.23
EAS Prasanna 13 57 6-74 5 1 28.72 75.98
BS Bedi 12 56 7-98 5 1 24.91 72.02
NS Yadav 13 55 5-99 1 0 28.78 72.64

Most wickets in India-Australia Tests:
(Australia)

Player Mts Wkts Best 5WI 10WM Avg SR
B Lee 12 53 5-47 2 0 31.98 57.13
R Benaud 8 52 7-72 5 1 18.38 56.79
GD McGrath 11 51 5-48 2 1 18.65 50.16
GD McKenzie 10 47 7-66 4 2 20.57 54.53
JN Gillespie 10 43 5-56 1 0 25.44 55.60
SK Warne 14 43 6-125 1 0 47.19 91.28
Rajneesh Gupta