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Interesting stats of IND Vs AUS 3rd Test match, Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014

Interesting facts: Ind Vs Aus, 3rd Test, at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2014

Interesting facts/ Highlights/ Records/ Stats:

 

Day 1: Dec 26:

1.      India's record at the MCG in Boxing day Tests:

First Test: 26-12-1985 (Drawn)

Tests: 6; Won: 0; Lost: 5; Drawn: 1

 

2.      Australia's record at the MCG in Boxing day Tests:

First: 26-12-1968 (v WI, Drawn)

Tests: 33; Won: 20; Lost: 6; Drawn: 7; Win%: 60.61.

 

3.      Number of catches MS Dhoni has taken as a wicketkeeper in Tests: 250.
Fifty of them against Australia.

 

4.      Chris Rogers scored 50 every time he played in MCG (3 innings).
Previous test: (100 , 50 ) Vs Eng. 57 runs in this innings.

 

5.      Runs conceded by bowlers in 2014 and tops the list when compared with all playing teams

 

Player

Mat

Inns

Overs

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

BBI

BBM

Ave

Econ

SR

5

10

 

Mohammed Shami (India)

7

12

247.5

40

934

20

4/70

6/219

46.70

3.76

74.3

0

0

 

I Sharma (India)

8

13

315.0

54

1093

36

7/74

9/162

30.36

3.46

52.5

3

0

 

 

 

 

6.      Shane Watson's batting average at the MCG: 89.6.
He hit one hundred and four fifties in seven innings here.

7.      The last time India had Australia 0 for 1 in a Test was in 2008.
Till then, 27 innings played till today.

8.      Australia's win-loss record at the MCG when batting first in Tests since 2000.
Win: 6 ; Loss: 2

9.      Since 2000, 28 Tests began on Boxing Day (Dec 26).
Resulted in 25, won by
Aus 12,
SA 5,
Eng 2,
SL 2,
Ind 1,
NZ 1,
Pak 1,
WI 1
Drawn 3 (SA 2, in NZ 1)

10.   This is the sixth time atleast 3 Test matches have began on same Boxing Day(Dec 26)
1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2003 & 2014
Today: IndVsAus, NZVsSL, SAVsWI

11.   The only other time Chris Rogers (55, 55, 52*) made three 50 scores in a row: 54, 61, 116 during the Ashes series in Dec 2013.

12.   Shane Watson - first 50 in 2014 in 9 innings.
Previous 50: 83* in Ashes series at MCG in Dec 2013.

13.   Shane Watson dismissed by spinners most times in Tests.
4 R Ashwin
3 Harbhajan Singh
3 P Ojha
3 R Herath

14.   KL Rahul fourth Indian to make Test debut at MCG.
Previous: PK Sen (1948), K Rai Singh (1948) and Hrishikesh Kanitkar (1999)

15.   India's Boxing day Test attendance at MCG
70068 in 2011
69993 in 2014
68465 in 2007
Highest ever on Boxing Day: 91112 (2013- Ashes)
Total capacity: 1,00,000 (95,000 seats and 5000 standing room spaces)

16.   Most runs after three innings as Test captain:
Sunil Gavaskar: 116, 35*, 205 (356 runs)
Steven Smith now: 133, 28, 72* (233* runs)

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