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Stats: Australia's top six score 50s as India suffer again

By Rajneesh Gupta
Last updated on: January 07, 2015 14:39 IST
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Australian captain Steve Smith (right) celebrates with team mate Shane Watson after scoring a century. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Australia continued their domination on Day 2 of the fourth and final Test against in Sydney, on Wednesday as the first six batsmen in their first innings all crossed the 50-run mark.

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This provided only the sixth such instance in Test cricket of the first six batsmen getting the past the half-century in an innings and four of them have have come against India.

At Karachi in 2005-06, the first seven Pakistan batsmen crossed fifty against India, which is a world record.

Interestingly, Australia's total of 572 for seven declared at Sydney is the lowest team total in which the first six batsmen have crossed fifty.

The following table has the details:

50s

Batsmen

For

Vs

Venue

Season

7

Salman Butt (53), Imran Farhat (57), Younis Khan (77), Mohammad Yousuf (97), Faisal Iqbal (139), Shahid Afridi (60) & Abdul Razzaq (90)

Pak (599-7d)

India

Karachi

2005-06

6

George Gunn (85),Andrew Sandham (325), Bob Wyatt (58), Patsy Hendren (61), Lesley Ames (149) & Jack O'Connor (51)

Eng (849)

West Indies

Kingston

1929-30

6

Aamer Malik (113), Ramiz Raja (63), Salim Malik (55), Javed Miandad (145), Shoaib Mohammad (203*) & Imran Khan (66)

Pak (699)

India

Lahore

1989-90

6

VVS Laxman (95), Navjot Sidhu (97), Rahul Dravid (86), Sachin Tendulkar (79), M Azharuddin (163*) & Sourav Ganguly (65)

Ind (633-5d)

Australia

Kolkata

1997-98

6

Adrian Barath (62), Kraigg Brathwaite (68), Kirk Edwards (86), Darren Bravo (166), Kieran Powell (81) & Marlon Samuels (61)

WI (590)

India

Mumbai

2011-12

6

Chris Rogers (95), David Warner (101), Shane Watson (81), Steven Smith (117), Shaun Marsh (73) & Joe Burns (58)

Aus (572-7d)

India

Sydney

2014-15

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