Mohali Test, Day 1: Statistical Highlights

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  • MS Dhoni is leading India in a Test for the 2nd time. It may be recalled that he had also led India in April earlier this year against South Africa. He is the only wicket-keeper to lead India in a Test match. The only Test playing nation not to have a wicket-keeper captain is Sri Lanka.
  • Anil Kumble has now missed 27 Test matches since he made his debut. Eight of those 27 have been Tests played on Indian soil. It is however the first time he is missing a Test at this venue where he has been Man of the match on both the occasions when India won.
  • MS Dhoni and V Sehwag are the two Indian captains to have led India in all three versions of the game (Test, ODI and T20)
  • Amit Mishra becomes the 259th player to represent India in Tests. He is also the first debutant for India in the year 2008. He is also the first debutant for India since Ishant Sharma made his debut vs Bangladesh in May 2007.
  • Peter Siddle on the other hand is the 403rd player to represent Australia in Tests, and the 5th debutant for Australia in the year 2008 after C Rogers, B Haddin, B Casson & C White.
  • Only twice now in the 8 Test matches played at Mohali have India batted first. The only other time they batted first on this ground, India were bundled out for 83 vs New Zealand in 1999-00.
  • Sehwag and Gambhir put up their 6th fifty plus run stand in the last 7 innings Tests. By doing so they brought up their 11th such stand. Sehwaag and Gambhir now have the most fifty plus stands by any Indian opening pair bettering the 10 stands which Gavaskar and Chauhan had. 
  • On 30 Gautham Gambhir bettered his previous highest score against Australia in Tests. He had scored 29 at Bangalore in the previous Test. He also brought up his 7th Test match half century and first against Australia. 
  • India rattled up 104 runs in 25 overs the first session. The last time India brought up hundred runs in the first session of a Test match on Indian soil was vs Pakistan at Kolkata, December 2007. By a strange co-incidence India were 104-1 in 27 overs on that occasion as well. The Test ended in a draw. But in Galle vs Sri Lanka earlier this year India were 151-0 in 29 overs at lunch.
  • On 16 Sachin Tendulkar became the highest run scorer In Test cricket. He surpassed Brian Lara (11,953) who has been holding the record for 2 years and 11 months now.
  •  On 50 brought up his 50th Test fifty. He now becomes the 4th player to score fifty 50’s
    after Alan Border (63), RS Dravid (53) Steve Waugh (50) to do so.
  •  On 61 Sachin Tendulkar became the first player to reach 12,000 runs in Test cricket.
  •  On 88 Sachin Tendulkar completed 2500 runs against Australia in Tests. He is the 9th cricketer to do so.
  • By becoming Peter Siddles first Test victim Tendulkar has now been the1st Test victim of bowlers on 9 occassions. Incidentally Ganguly too has been the first Test victim of 9 different bowlers. However Englishmen Colin Cowdrey and Herbert Sutcliffe have been dismissed the maximum of 10 times by bowlers claiming their first Test wicket.
  • On 39 Sourav Ganguly became the 33rd cricketer over all and only 4th Indian to score 7000 runs in Test cricket. He is also the 12th lefthander and the first Indian left hander to score 7000 runs. Incidentally on the way to 7000 Ganguly went past the run tally of the great Sri Don Bradman who has 6996 runs.
  • When they put on 81 Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar bettered the previous highest 5th wicket wicket partnership at this ground which was incidentally set by the same duo vs England in 2001-02
  • Sourav Ganguly brought up his 35th Test fifty and his 7th against Australia. He now has the maximum of 7 fifties each against Australia and South Africa.
  •  The first time India batted on the first day of a Test at this venue they were bowled out for 83. On the second occasion today India put up a 300 plus score. However the highest score made at this venue on the first day of a Test remains 312 by Pakistan vs India in 2004-05 

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