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Statistical highlights: Australia vs India, 4th Test, Day 3

January 26, 2008 17:14 IST

The statistical highlights of the third day's play in the fourth and final cricket Test between India and Australia in Adelaide on Saturday.

# Ricky Ponting (79 not out off 150 balls) posted his highest score of the series. Ponting's 40th Test fifty is his sixth against India.

# As captain, Ponting has registered 19 fifties, apart from 13 centuries, in Tests.

# Matthew Hayden recorded his 30th Test hundred -- sixth against India.

# Hayden also bettered the feats of Jacques Kallis (South Africa) and Sir Donald Bradman (Australia) - 29 centuries each. He has now moved to the sixth place after Sachin Tendulkar (39), Sunil Gavaskar (34), Brian Lara (34), Ricky Ponting (33) and Steve Waugh (32) in the list of leading centurions.

# When his score reached 42, Hayden also completed his 5000 runs at home - 5061 at an average of 62.48. He is the fourth Australian, after Ponting, Allan Border and Steve Waugh and the ninth batsman overall to have amassed 5,000 runs at home.

# Hayden has also extended his record for most centuries at home to 21.

# Hayden registered his third hundred in successive Tests in the present series -- 124 at Melbourne, 123 at Sydney and 103 at Adelaide.

# Hayden is now the first Australian to amass 400 runs in the series -- 410 at an average of 82.00 in five innings.

# Hayden set another record. He became the most successful batsman for Australia against India -- 1654 runs at an average of 66.16, including six centuries and six fifties, obliterating Border's aggregate of 1567 runs at an average of 52.23 in 20 Tests.

# Hayden is now the third Australian player after Bradman (4 in five Tests in 1947-48) and David Boon (3 in five Tests in 1991-92) to post three or more hundreds in a Test series against India.

# Hayden has registered 3 or more centuries in successive Tests on three occasions.

# Phil Jaques posted his third fifty of the series.

# The 159-run partnership between Hayden and Jaques is Australia's best for the first wicket against India at Adelaide, surpassing the 99 between Bobby Simpson and Bill Lawry in 1967-68.

# The stand is Australia's third best for the first wicket against India, next only to the 217 between David Boon and Geoff Marsh at Sydney in 1985-86 and 191 between Bobby Simpson and Bill Lawry at Melbourne in  1967-68.

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