Vijay hits second century in Tests
Statistical highlights of the second day of the second Test between India and Australia in Hyderabad, on Sunday:
# Murali Vijay (129 not out) posted his second century in Tests -- both his centuries are against Australia -- the first one being 139 at Bangalore in October 2010. In between his two hundreds, no other Indian opener had recorded a hundred against Australia in Tests.
Image: Murali Vijay
Pujara and Vijay in record second wicket stand
# Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara shared an unbroken stand of 294 runs -- India's highest second wicket partnership against Australia, eclipsing the 224-run stand between Mohinder Amarnath and Sunil Gavaskar at Sydney in 1985-86.
# Vijay and Pujara's stand is also India's third highest for the second wicket behind the unbroken stand of 344 runs between Sunil Gavaskar and Dilip Vengsarkar against the West Indies at Kolkata in 1978-79 and the 314-run stand between Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir against England at Mohali in 2008-09.
# The above second-wicket stand is the highest for any wicket at Hyderabad, obliterating the 160 for the first wicket between Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag against New Zealand in November 2010.
# The 294-run unbroken partnership is India's sixth best against Australia for any wicket - the highest is 376 between Dravid and Laxman for fifth wicket at Kolkata in 2000-01.
Image: Murali Vijay (left) with Cheteshwar Pujara
Back to back centuries for Pujara in Hyderabad
# Pujara (162 not out off 251 balls) posted his fourth hundred in Tests - one each against Australia and New Zealand and two against England.
# Pujara has posted back to back centuries at the Rajeev Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad -- 159 vs New Zeealand in August 2012 and 162 not out today. He becomes the first player to score two hundreds at this ground.
# Pujara's brilliant strike rate of 64.54 is his highest when scoring a Test hundred. His aggregate of 321 at an average of 321.00 in two innings is the highest at Hyderabad.
# Pujara's unbeaten knock is also the second highest at this venue - the highest being Brendon McCullum's 225 for New Zealand in November 2010.
# Virender Sehwag continued his poor form, averaging 15.88 in his last ten Test innings against Australia - his tally being 158, including a fifty.
Image: Cheteshwar Pujara