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Statistical highlights: Mohali Test, Day IV

December 22, 2008

Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the second and final cricket Test between India and England [Images] in Mohali on Monday.

# VVS Laxman has averaged 16.25 in the series.

# Sachin Tendulkar [Images] has averaged 50-plus in his last two Test series - 56.57 against Australia [Images] and 52.00 against England, both in 2008-09.

# Gambhir, with 308 at an average of 102.66, is the leading run-getter in the current series.

# In the last six Test series, only once Rahul Dravid [Images] has recorded a series average of 40-plus - 178 (ave.44.50) in the three-Test series against South Africa [Images] in 2007-08. Against England in the 2008-09 series, his average is 35.75 - 143 in four innings.

# Harbhajan has now claimed 60 wickets or more in a calendar three times - 60 wickets (average 25.95) in 12 Tests in 2001, 63 (average 23.22) in 13 Tests in 2002 and 63 in 13 Tests at an average of 31.14 in 2008.

# Only South Africas's Dale Steyn has taken more wickets than Harbhajan in 2008 - 64 at 20.73 runs apiece in 12 Tests.

# Harbhajan's figures of 4 for 68 is his second best at Mohali - his best being 5 for 51 against England in 2001-02.

# With 3 for 76 in England's first innings, Zaheer Khan [Images] has taken his tally of wickets to 197 at an average of 33.98. He is now all set to complete his 200 Test wickets on Tuesday.

# Sehwag's aggregate of 1462 in 2008 is now an Indian record in a calendar year.

 # For the second time in his career, Sehwag has been dismissed as 'run out' - the first instance being against Pakistan at Bangalore in March 2005 - 38 (Abdul Razzaq [Images]).

# Rahul Dravid's 8th duck in Test is his first against England.

# Dravid (136 & 0) became the 13th Indian batsman to register a hundred and a duck in the same Test match. After Pankaj Roy, Vijay Manjrekar, Dilip Vengsarkar and Virender Sehwag [Images], Dravid is the fifth Indian batsman to register a century and a duck in the same Test match against England.




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