Statistical highlights on the second day of the second cricket Test between India and Australia.
# Shaun Marsh (32 off 70 balls) has posted his highest score against India in seven innings. He could manage just 49 runs in five Tests at an average of 7.00 vs India.
# Nathan Lyon has become the first bowler to complete 15 wickets (ave.26.06) in the present rubber.
# Rohit Sharma (32 off 55 balls) has recorded his second best score vs Australia in Tests, next only to the 43 at Brisbane in the first Test of the present rubber.
# Rohit is yet to post a fifty in eight Test innings — his last half-century being 72 vs New Zealand at Auckland in February 2014.
# Rohit is averaging 29.62 in Tests this year — his tally being 237 in nine innings.
# Josh Hazlewood has become the third Australian bowler to bag five wickets in an innings on Test debut vs India. The bowlers being Brett Lee — 5/47 at Melbourne in 1999-00, Jason Krejza — 8 for 215 at Nagpur in 2008-09 and Hazlewood — 5 for 68 vs India at Brisbane in December this year.
# Brad Haddin, for the first time in his Test career, has effected six dismissals in a Test innings. Six times in his career, Haddin has effected five dismissals or more in an innings — two times each vs England and India and once each vs Pakistan and South Africa.
# No other wicketkeeper has effected six dismissals in an innings in India-Australia Tests. He became the second wicketkeeper to effect six dismissals at Gabba, Brisbane — the first being Rodney Marsh against England in 1982-83.
# Haddin has equalled an Australian record of taking six catches in a Test innings as a wicketkeeper and joined Wally Grout, Rod Marsh and Ian Healy.
# Ian Smith, Bob Taylor, Wasim Bari and Ridley Jacobs share a record for taking seven catches in a Test innings.
# Shane Watson has not scored a half-century in 10 innings vs India in Tests.
# Since recording 107 off 237 balls against South Africa at Port Elizabeth, Chris Rogers has recorded his first fifty in nine innings.
# Rogers’ splendid 55 off 79 balls is his first fifty against India — his sixth in Test cricket.
# Rogers is averaging 20.80 in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy — his tally being 104 in five innings.
# Steven Smith has posted four consecutive innings of fifty-plus for the first time — the sequence being 97 vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabi and 162 & 52 at Adelaide and 65 at Brisbane — all three unbeaten innings vs India.
# Smith’s 10th half-century in Tests is his third vs India.
# With Rogers’ dismissal, Dhoni took his tally of international dismissals to 629 (496 catches + 133 stumpings) in 389 games, surpassing Ian Healy’s tally of 628. Just three wicketkeepers have effected more dismissals than Dhoni — Mark Boucher (998), Adam Gilchrist (905) and Kumar Sangakkara (652).
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