Statistical Highlights of India vs Australia 4th Test at Delhi
# For the first time India have won a Test series by 4-0 margin. Also it is the first time that they have won 4 Test on the trot in a series. This is India’s biggest Test series victory followed by 3-0 against England in 1993 and 3-0 against Sri Lanka in 1994
#It is only the 2nd time that India beat Australia within 3 days in a Test. The only other instance was at Mumbai in Nov 2004
# India have achieved a hat-trick of series wins against Australia in India which comprises of 2-0 in 2008-09; 2-0 in 2010-11 and 4-0 in 2012-13.
# This is the 2nd time that Australia have been whitewashed 4-0 in a test series. South Africa, under the captainship of Ali Bacher, were the first to defeat Australia by 4-0 in 1969-70.
# India have won 12 Tests out of 32 played at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi – the second highest tally of wins recorded by them, next only to the 13 out of 31 at Chepauk.
# Nathan Lyon (7/94) has produced his career best figure in Tests, bettering the 5 for 34 against Sri Lanka at Galle in August 2011. His only other five-wicket haul is 5 for 68 against the West Indies at Port of Spain in April 2012.
# Jim Higgs is the only other Australian spinner who took seven wickets in an innings in India is ( 7 for 143 at Chennai in October 1956).
# The previous best performance by an Australian bowler at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi was by Ashley Mallett when he scalped six for 68 in November 1969.
# Lyon’s figure of 7/94 is the third best by an Australian spinner in India – the other two above him are 8 for 215 by Jason Krejza at Nagpur in November 2008 and 7 for 72 by Richie Benaud at Chennai in October 1956.
# Lyon’s figure of 7 for 94 (his best in first-class cricket) is the sixth best by an Australian bowler in a Test innings at Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi.
# Lyon, achieve his career best match figure in this test – 9 for 165. It is also the best bowling performance in a Test Match by an Australian bowler at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi.
# Australia conceded 30 extras in India’s total of 272. The record for most extras in an innings involving India and Australia is 57 conceded by India in Australia’s total of 577 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi in October/November 2008.
# Ishant Sharma has recorded two ducks in succession – in the first innings of the Mohali Test and in the 1st innings of the Delhi Test.
# This is Ishant Sharma’s 6th duck against Australia and overall 17th duck of his Test Career.
# The top 6 batsmen with most ducks in India-Australia Tests are – Ajit Agarkar (8), Zaheer Khan (7), Bhagwat Chandrasekhar (6), Shane Warne (6), Harbhajan Singh (6) and Ishant Sharma (6).
# Sir Ravindra Jadeja (5/58) has produced his career best bowling figure bettering his previous figure of 3 for 33 against Australia at Hyderabad in the second Test of the series. This is also the first five wicket haul of his career.
# In only five Tests played by Jadeja, he has captured 27 wickets at an average of 19.85. He has scalped atleast one wicket in each of the innings that he bowled.
# Jadeja’s match figures of 7 for 98 (2/40 + 5/58) is his career-best in a Test match, surpassing the six for 66 against Australia at Hyderabad in the second Test of the series.
# Sir Ravindra Jadeja has got his first Man of the Match award in Tests.
# David Warner has recorded his worst performance in a test series scoring just 195 runs in 8 innings at an average of 24.37
# Glenn Maxwell has batted as an opener for the first time in Tests – his sequence of four innings in Tests being 13 & 8 at Hyderabad and 10 & 8 at Delhi.
# Since January 2011, Watson’s batting performance in Test matches has been pretty ordinary, accumulating only 710 runs in 28 innings (15 Tests) at an average of 25.35, including four fifties – his highest being 88 against South Africa at Johannesburg in November 2011.
# Watson has scored just 99 runs in 6 innings at an average of 16.50. This is his worst performance in a Test series (minimum three Tests).
# Ravichandran Ashwin is the leading wicket taker 29 at an average of 20.10 in the series followed by Jadeja – 24 at an average of 17.45. His average is the highest in the just concluded series.
# Ashwin’s tally of 29 wickets is the third highest by an Indian bowler in a Test series against Australia, next only to Harbhajan (32 at 17.03 in three Tests in 2000-01) and Bishan Singh Bedi (31 at 23.87 in five Tests in 1977-78).
# Ashwin has received his third Man of the series award in Tests – his first was against the West Indies in 2011-12 and the second against New Zealand in 2012-13.
# Peter Siddle (51 & 50) has become the first number 9 batsman in the history of test cricket to score fifties in each innings of a Test match.
# Siddle has top-scored in both the innings of a Test match for the first time – the first number 9 batsman to accomplish the feat.
# Overall, 18 instances have been registered when a number 9 batsman has registered 100 runs or more in a Test match. Four instances have been recorded against India – Ian Smith (New Zealand) – 173 at Auckland in February 1990 (a world record); Stuart Broad (England) – 108 (64 + 44) at Nottingham in July 2012; Lance Klusener (South Africa) – 102 not out at Cape Town in January 1997 and Peter Siddle (Australia) 101 (51 + 50) at Delhi in March 2013.
# Siddle is the 4th Australian number 9 batsman to register 100 runs or more in a Test match, joining Jack Gregory, Clem Hill and Ray Lindwall.
# Murali Vijay, with 430 runs at an average of 61.42, has peaked the batting charts in the series – the fifth highest by an Indian opener in a Test series against Australia – the highest being 464 (ave.58.00) in four Tests by Virender Sehwag in 2003-04 in Australia.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the 1st captain to register eight consecutive Test wins against Australia in India. Australia have lost 8 consecutive Tests to a captain for the first time in an away series.
# Dhoni is the 1st Indian captain to record a clean sweep in a series of four Tests against any nation.
# Cheteshwar Pujara has scored 50 in both innings of the Delhi Test – a feat registered by him for the first time.
# Pujara has aggregated 400 or more runs in 2 consecutive test series for the first time – 438 (ave.87.60) against England in 2011-12 and 419 (ave.83.80) against Australia.