Bangalore Test, Day 4: Statistical Highlights

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  • When on 30 Zaheer Khan (57*) recorded his highest score in a Test match on Indian soil. His previous highest was 30 vs South Africa at Kanpur in 2004-05
  • When on 47 Zaheer Khan (57*) went past his previous best score at number 9 which was 46 vs West Indies at Bridgetown 2001-02
  • When on 53 Zaheer Khan (57*) bettered the highest score by any batsman at number 9 at this venue. England’s Graham Dilley had made 52 coming in at number 9 on this very ground as far back as December 1981.
  • Zaheer Khan (57*) registered the second Test fifty of his career. Incidentally the first Test fifty (75 vs Ban at Dhaka, 04-05) was made when he batted at number 11 and remains the highest score made by a number 11 batsman in Tests.|
  • For the first time in his career Zaheer Khan (57* & 5-91) recorded the unique feat of scoring a fifty and taking 5 wickets in a combination innings of a Test match. His best other all round performances were against South Africa where he made 37 and took 3-79 at Wanderers in 2006-07 and against Australia at Brisbane in 2003-04 where he claimed 5-95 and scored 27.
  • By scoring a “fifty” and taking 5 wickets in a single innings combination of a match Zaheer Khan became only the third Indian to do so against Australia. Rusi Surti achieved this feat twice on the 1967-68 tour at Adelaide while Kapil Dev completed the all rounders double also at Adelaide on the 1991-92 tour. The table has the details
Name Score Wkts Season Venue
RF Surti 70 5-74 1967-68 Adelaide
RF Surti 53 5-74 1967-68 Adelaide
Kapil Dev 56 5-130 1991-92 Adelaide
Zaheer Khan 57 5-91 2008-09 Bangalore

  •  Zaheer Khan ( 57 & 5-91) is now the 13th Indian to achieve the all rounders double of a fifty and 5 wickets in a combination innings of a Test
  • Only twice now have Indian numbers 8 and 9 scored fifties in the same innings of a Test against Australia and this has happened in successive Test matches as well. See table for details 
Number 8 Number 9 Venue  Season 
A Kumble (87) Harbhajan Singh (63) Adelaide 2008
Harbhajan Singh (54) Zaheer Khan (57) Bangalore 2008-09

  • The 52 extras conceded by Australia now equals the most conceded by Australia in a Test match. Australia had conceded 52 extras to England at Brisbane in 1982-83 in a score of 309. 
  • However this is the most extras Australia have conceded in a Test match away from home. They had conceded 50 extras twice at the Oval, England in 1938 and 1985 out of totals of 903-7 and 464 respectively.
  • When he was on 7 Hayden brought up 800 runs on Indian soil in 8 Test matches @ 53.73. He becomes the 10th visiting player to score 800 plus runs on Indian soil. For the record Clive Llyod (1359 runs) has scored the most runs by a visiting player in India.
  • It was the second time Zaheer Khan has dismissed Mathew Hayden in both innings of a Test match. The first occasion being in Nagpur in 2004-05 Hayden had made 23 and 9 then respectively. The other Indian bowler to dismiss Hayden in both innings of a Test is Anil Kumble who dismissed him for 67 and 30 at Sydney in 2003-04.
  • Zaheer Khan has now dismissed Mathew Hayden 6 times in Tests. Only Harbhajan Singh and Makhaya Ntini (7 times each) have dismissed Hayden more times. For the record Andrew Flintoff, Andy Caddick and Mathew Hoggard have also dismissed Hayden 6 times.
  • By dismissing Hayden for the 6th time Hayden becomes the batsman most dismissed by Zaheer Khan. Earlier West Indian Chris Gayle (5 times) was the batsman most dismissed by Zaheer Khan.
  • By scoring just 13 runs in the Test Hayden recorded his worst ever performance in a 7 Test matches in India. His previous poor performance in a Test in India was at Nagpur in 2004-05 when he made 23 & 9.
  • Although he may still take a wicket it was for the first time in 131 Tests that Anil Kumble has gone wicketless when he has bowled in both innings of a Test match.

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