Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day December 13, 2014

Twin hundreds on captaincy debut, and Lyon's ten-for

Stats highlights from the fifth day of the first Test between Australia and India at Adelaide
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Nathan Lyon returned the best match figures (12 for 286) for an Australian spinner against India © Getty Images

256 Runs scored by Virat Kohli in this Test (115 and 141), the most by any player on captaincy debut. The previous record was held by New Zealand's Graham Dowling, who scored 244 runs (239 and 5) against India in Christchurch in 1968.

12 Wickets taken by Nathan Lyon in this Test, the most by an Australia bowler against India. Among Australian spinners, Jason Krejza picked up 12 wickets as well at Nagpur in 2008, but he conceded 358 runs in that match while Lyon gave away 286, making Lyon's figures the best by an Australian spinner against India.

6 Number of times that an overseas batsman has scored two hundreds in a Test in Australia. Five of these six instances have come at the Adelaide Oval.

53 Years since an overseas batsman scored two hundreds in a Test in Australia. The last batsmen to do this was Rohan Kanhai, in 1961, in Adelaide.

2 Number captains who have scored two hundreds in a Test on captaincy debut, with Kohli being the first batsmen to do it in an overseas Test. The only other player to do this was Greg Chappell in Brisbane in 1975.

70.75 Kohli's average in the fourth innings of a Test, which is fourth among all batsmen who've scored at least 500 runs. Don Bradman is just above him in the list with an average of 73.40.

10 Number of years since a spinner has taken a ten-wicket haul in a Test in Australia. Prior to Lyon's 12 wickets in this game, Sri Lanka's Upul Chandana picked up ten wickets in Cairns in 2004. The last time a finger-spinner took a ten-wicket haul in Australia was 25 years ago - Allan Border against West Indies in Sydney in 1989.

4 Number of years since an overseas opener made two 50-plus scores in a Test in Australia. M Vijay made 53 and 99 in this Test. The last batsman to do this was Alastair Cook in Brisbane in 2010. The last overseas batsman to do this in Adelaide was Virender Sehwag in 2008.

99 Runs scored by Vijay during India's second innings. He became only the second Indian batsmen to be dismissed leg before wicket on 99. Navjot Sidhu was dismissed LBW on 99 against Sri Lanka in 1994.

4 Number of sixes hit by Vijay in this Test, the second-most by an Indian opener against Australia. The only opener to hit more sixes was Sehwag, who hit five sixes in Melbourne in 2003.

24,836 The largest crowd for the fifth day at the Adelaide Oval, beating the Bodyline Test in 1933. There has been 113,009 people who had come to the stadium over the five days making it the highest attendance for a non-Ashes Test.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNCricinfo. @bishen_jeswant

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  • CodedSteve on December 15, 2014, 11:00 GMT

    Virat Kohli - 1st batsman to score two centuries on captaincy debut and end up on the losing side

  • dummy4fb on December 14, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    The best batting showcased by Indian on overseas tour was a memorable one and well done Kohili keep it up . Barring one , the rest of the team showed half of his class in tenacity , character and aptitude India would one this match quite comfortably and would given the advantage but un fortunately it was not, add insult to injury ODI specialist was included in the team to rub salt his contribution to team cause was big zero , at least now onwards do not select this one day specialist to the test matches instead add an all rounder and see the result.

  • alexrotta on December 14, 2014, 5:13 GMT

    It was a great test and great performance by Vijay and Kohli. But with all respect to Kohli, India should have gone for a draw or a more careful approach once Shah threw his wicket. 0-0 is much better than 0-1 down and draw is very respectful option. It was almost negating the great effort. Shame on Rohit and Saha although Rahane was really unlucky. But India are themselves to blame for DRS fiasco.Also it was great bowling by Lyons especially against the so-called experts of spin bowling. It is a shame that Indian spinners could not pressurize at all.

  • st_aubrun on December 14, 2014, 4:12 GMT

    Tendulkar's 4th innings average was only 36.9! I would love to see which players had a higher 4th innings average than their career average and by how much. These would be the batsmen that played best under pressure.

  • madfli on December 14, 2014, 0:08 GMT

    What a great test .The fans are the real winners.Indians could be one down on the series but will be one up in confidence after almost chasing down 300+ on a final day on a unplayable wicket.Congrats to both Clark and Kohl for your positive approach.

  • Dysan25 on December 13, 2014, 16:53 GMT

    Is this the first instance where the same players from both teams have scored two hundreds in the test match ?

  • atulks1963 on December 13, 2014, 13:20 GMT

    Mr. Bishen Jeswant has forgotten to mention that Alan Davidson has the best bowling figures against India when he took 12 wickets for 124 runs at Kanpur. Incidently, Jasu Patel has the best bowling figures for India when he captured 14 wickets for 124 runs in the same Kanpur match in 1959-60 series against Australia which fetched India's maiden triumph against Australia. A.K.Srivastava, Salboni

  • Mervo on December 13, 2014, 10:39 GMT

    The Lyon King who destroyed the best players of spin around. Kohli should stay as captain.

  • atulks1963 on December 13, 2014, 10:28 GMT

    Mr. Bishen Jeswant missed to mention Alan Davidson's name who took 12 for 124 at Kanpur in 1959 against India for a losing cause which are the best bowling figures by an Australian against India. This was the match where Jasu Patel also took 14 for 124 and India defeated Australia for the first time ever. A.K.Srivastava, Salboni

  • GROUCHO_MARX on December 13, 2014, 9:49 GMT

    Well done all round - great ad for test cricket - the best test of cricketer's quality!

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