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Stats: India have lost 41 Tests by an innings margin

Source: PTI
January 15, 2012 20:25 IST
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Statistical highlights at the end of the third Test between India and Australia at the WACA in Perth on Sunday.

# With seven successive defeats overseas, India's winning percentage fell below 25 overall --112 wins, 146 defeats, 202 drawn games and one tied game out of 461 played -- winning percentage of 24.29.

# On the other hand, Australia's success  percentage is quite impressive -- 347 wins, 194 defeats, 197 drawn games and two tied matches out of 740 played. Australia remain the only team to have recorded a winning percentage of 40 or more in Tests.

# As captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni enjoys a success percentage of 45.94 -- his record being seventeen triumphs, 10 defeats and 10 drawn games out of 37 contested.

# Australia have won three consecutive Tests for the first time under Michael Clarke's leadership.

# Clarke's captaincy record has improved a lot -- six wins, three defeats and two drawn games out of eleven contested -- that makes a success percentage of 54.54.

# Having lost the previous two series to India -- 2-0 in 2008-09 and 2-0 in 2010-11 -- Australia have regained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a convincing margin.

# India have lost 11 Tests each by an innings margin to England and Australia, 9 to West Indies, 4 to South Africa, three to Pakistan, two to Sri Lanka and one to New Zealand. Overall, India have lost 41 Tests by an innings margin.

# For Australia, the 2010-11 series is their seventh series triumph over India in Australia. The remaining three series against India in Australia were drawn.

# Australia have won 23 out of 39 played at Perth -- lost 9 and drawn seven. Against India, they won three out of four played at this venue -- by 2 wickets in 1977-78; by 300 runs in 1991-92 and by an innings and 37 runs in 2011-12. India's only Test triumph at this venue by 72 runs was recorded in 2007-08.

# The Perth Test defeat is the 10th under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy. He has joined four Indian captains, who have lost 10 or more -- Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi (19), Mohammad Azharuddin (14), Sourav Ganguly (13) and Bishan Singh Bedi (11).

# The last time India lost two Test series in a row on foreign soil was between 2007-08 and 2008 -- 2-1 to Australia in 2007-08 followed by 2-1 to Sri Lanka in 2008.

# Dhoni has set an unwanted Indian record by losing six Tests by an innings margin. Lala Amarnath had lost five games by such a margin.

# David Warner won the Man of the Match award for the second time -- his first was against New Zealand at Hobart in December last year. Despite a hundred from Warner, Australia had lost that Test.

# Virat Kohli (75) has recorded his career-best innings, surpassing the 63 against West Indies in Mumbai in November 2011.

# Kohli posted his first half-century on foreign soil -- his first against Australia.

# Kohli has posted three fifties in Tests -- 52 & 63 against the West Indies in Mumbai in November last year and 75 against Australia in the just concluded Test at Perth.

# Kohli and Rahul Dravid have shared a 84-run stand for the fifth wicket -- an Indian record at WACA Ground, surpassing the 68 between Kohli and Laxman in the first innings of the 2011-12 Test.  

# Dhoni's batting record outside the subcontinent has further deteriorated.  He averages 29.25 in 28 Tests while managing 1375 runs in 51 innings. His record in the sub-continent is reasonably good -- 2134 runs in 55 innings at an average of 45.40 (39 Tests).

# Dravid has been dismissed 54 times as 'bowled' -- an unwanted record, overtaking Allan Border's tally of 53. He has been bowled eight times in his last 10 innings.

# With 24 ducks, Zaheer Khan now holds an unwanted Indian record for most ducks, surpassing Bhagwat Chandrasekhar's tally of 23.

# Ben Hilfenhaus has taken 23 wickets at an average of 16.00 -- his best ever performance in a Test series. He is the only bowler to claim 20 wickets or more in the present series.

# Hilfenhaus (8/97) has recorded his best figures in a Test match. He has now bagged 29 wickets at an average of 21.68 in five Tests against India.

# For the first time at Perth, India failed to post 200 in each innings.

# Ricky Ponting now figures in 105 wins for Australia, extending his own record.

# Dravid is averaging just 30.24 in Indian defeats -- 2752 runs in 48 Tests, including four centuries and 12 defeats.

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