India vs Australia Cricket Tests : Fascinating Facts

BY LAKSHMAN SUNDAR

The first  Test between India and Australia begins at the famous Adelaide Oval on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. The Four Test Series of The Sunil Gavaskar-Alan Border Trophy will be fiercely contested.

To beat Australia in Australia is every visiting team’s goal though not many succeeded as the competitive spirit of the Aussies especially while playing before their home crowd is very high. I have come across some interesting facts between India vs Australia series played so far which I want to share with our readers.

 

S.NO FACTS FOR INDIA FOR AUSTRALIA
1 MOST RUNS Sachin Tendulkar – 3630 runs in 74 innings Ricky Ponting – 2555 runs in 51 innings
2 HIGHEST INDIVIDUAL SCORE VVS Laxman – 281 runs at Kolkata, 2001 Michael Clarke – 329 runs at Sydney, 2012
3 MOST HUNDREDS Sachin Tendulkar – 11 (74 innings) Ricky Ponting – 8 (51 innings)
4 MOST FIFTIES Sachin Tendulkar – 16, apart from his 11 hundreds in 74 innings Ricky Ponting – 12, apart from his 8 hundreds in 51 innings
5 MOST DUCKS Ajit Agarkar – 8 (16 innings) Shane Warne – 6 (22 innings)
6 MOST RUNS IN A SERIES Rahul Dravid – 619 runs in 8 innings (2003/04) Donald Bradman – 715 runs in 6 innings (1947/48
7 MOST WICKETS Anil Kumble – 111 wickets in 38 innings Brett Lee – 53 wickets in 24 innings
8 BEST BOWLING FIGURES IN A MATCH Harbhajan Singh – 15/217 at Chennai, 2001 Alan Davidson – 12/124 at Kanpur, 1959
9 MOST FIVE-WICKETS-IN-AN-INNINGS Anil Kumble – 10 in 38 innings Richie Benaud – 5 in 16 innings
10 MOST TEN-WICKETS-IN-A-MATCH Harbhajan Singh – 3 in 18 matches Graham McKenzie – 2 in 10 matches
11 MOST WICKETS IN A SERIES Harbhajan Singh – 32 in 3 matches (2001) Craig McDermott – 31 in 5 matches (1991/92)
12 HIGHEST RUN PARTNERSHIP 376 runs – VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid at Kolkata (2001) 386 runs – Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke at Adelaide (2012)
13 HIGHEST TOTAL 705/7 declared at Sydney (2004) 674 all out at Adelaide (1948)
14 LOWEST TOTAL 58 all out at Brisbane (1947) 83 all out at Melbourne (1981)
15 MOST CATCHES Rahul Dravid – 46 catches in 60 innings from 1996-2012 Ricky Ponting – 36 catches in 57 innings from 1996-2012

 

Source: By Lakshman Sundar

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