Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, 1st day December 26, 2006

Marathon Warne

Stat highlights of the first day of the Melbourne Test between Australia and England from December 26 to 30, 2006

Glenn McGrath became the fourth bowler to take 150 wickets against England © Getty Images

40417 - The number of deliveries Warne has bowled in Test cricket for his 700 wickets, which is the highest for any bowler. Muttiah Muralitharan is next with 36,705.

8 - The number of times Shane Warne has dismissed Andrew Strauss. Each of those dismissals has cost Warne only 17.75 runs

22.93 - Warne's average at Melbourne. This was his third five-for here in 11 Tests, but his first since 1995.

50 -Strauss's score, which is his first half-century against Australia. He also has two hundreds against them, and average 32.71 from 17 innings against Australia.

150 - The number of wickets for Glenn McGrath in Tests versus England. Only Shane Warne (191), Dennis Lillee (167) and Curtly Ambrose (164) have taken more wickets against them.

159 - England total on the opening day. Since 1980, only four times have they scored lesser in the first innings after winning the toss and electing to bat.

S Rajesh is stats editor of Cricinfo