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