Nagpur Test, Day 5: Stats Highlights

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  • It was on 10th November 2000 that Sourav Ganguly led India in a Test match for the first time, vs Bangladesh at Dhaka. Ironically he ends his Test career on the very same day, eight years later. 
  • Ricky Ponting became the fifth player to have 10 or more run outs in his Test career. Alan Border (12), Mathew Hayden (11) Gary Sobers (10), Carl Hooper (10) are the others in the list. 
  • It was also Ponting's 5th run out as captain of the side. However the captain with most run outs is New Zealand's Stephen Fleming who has 6 as captain. However Ricky Ponting now with 5 run outs among Australian captains. Bobby Simpson and Alan Border have 4 each.
  • Mathew Hayden recorded his 29th Test fifty and his 9th in the 4th innings of a Test. He joins, Rahul Dravid and Michael Atherton who also have 9 each. Only Chris Gayle with 10 has more fifties in the 4th innings of a Test. 
  • It was also Hayden's 8th fifty against India. Among Australians only Alan Border with 9 fifties has more. 
  • On 50 Hayden also completed 1000 runs on Indian soil. He is the only third visiting player to score 1000 or more in India. The others being West Indian Clive Llyod (1359 runs) and Gordon Greenidge (1042 runs) 
  • Sachin Tendulkar became the 27th cricketer to take 100 catches in Test cricket. He is also the 5th Indian to do so 
  • Harbhajan Singh when he dismissed Shane Watson became the highest wicket taker the highest wicket taker of the calendar year. He now has 55 wickets followed by South African Dale Steyn who has 52 wickets this year. 
  • Australia's last biggest series loss (by a margin of 2 Tests) was against the West Indies in Australia 1988-89. West Indies won 3-1 on that occasssion. 
  • Australia are playing their 700th Test match and they have never lost a centenary Test match from 100 to 600. 
  • MS Dhoni becomes the first Indian captain to win his first three Tests as captain. 
  • Jason Krejza became the fifth Australian to win a Man of the match award in his debut game. 
  • Australia had won their last 9 series in a row. They last lost a series to England in England in 2005