India v Australia, 1st Test, Chennai, 4th day February 25, 2013

Henriques' unique feat

Moises Henriques achieved the rare distinction of scoring fifties in each innings of his debut Test, but India still remained on course for a comprehensive win. Here are highlights from the fourth day

  • Moises Henriques is only the fifth Australian to score at least a half-century in each innings of his debut Test. The last Australian to do so was Bruce Laird, against West Indies in 1979. West Indies' bowling attack in that match included Andy Roberts, Michael Holding, Joel Garner and Colin Croft. Laird played 20 more Tests, but never topped the 92 he scored in his first Test innings.

  • Henriques is also the first batsman to score 60 or more in each innings on Test debut when batting at No.7 or lower. Only four batsmen have scored two 50s on debut from those positions. Pakistan's Azhar Mahmood is the only batsman to score a century and a half-century on debut when batting at No.7 or lower - he was unbeaten on 128 and 50 against South Africa in Rawalpindi in 1997.

  • MS Dhoni's 224 is the third-highest by a wicketkeeper in Tests, but the highest for an Indian wicketkeeper, and by wicketkeepers against Australia. It's the third double by a wicketkeeper in Tests when batting at No.6 or lower: Adam Gilchrist had scored an unbeaten 204 against South Africa in 2002, while the first wicketkeeper to do so was Pakistan's Imtiaz Ahmed, who scored 209 against New Zealand way back in 1955.

  • R Ashwin's match haul of 12 for 193 is his second haul of 12 in a Test. He'd taken 12 for 85 against New Zealand last year.

  • Seven of Ashwin's 12 wickets in this match have been of left-handers, at a cost of 73 runs (average of 10.42). Against right-handers, he has taken 5 for 120 in the Test (average of 24). Over his entire Test career, Ashwin averages 37.41 against right-handers, and 21.52 against left-handers.

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 38 is the highest score by an Indian No.10 batsman on Test debut. Overall, though, it only comes in at No.19.

  • The 140-run stand between Dhoni and Bhuvneshwar is India's third-highest for the ninth wicket, and their best against Australia. It's also the highest for the ninth wicket in all Tests between India and Australia, marginally bettering the 133-run stand between Steve Waugh and Jason Gillespie in Kolkata in 2001.

  • The 57-run unbeaten partnership between Henriques and Nathan Lyon is Australia's second-best for the tenth wicket in Tests against India.

  • James Pattinson's 5 for 96 are the third-best figures by an Australian fast bowler in India in the last decade, after Gillespie's 5 for 56 in Nagpur in 2004, and Mitchell Johnson's 5 for 64 in Mohali in 2010.

  • Lyon conceded 215 runs in India's first innings, which equals the record for most runs conceded by an Australian bowler in a Test innings in India. However, while Jason Krejza managed to take eight wickets while conceding so many runs in Nagpur in 2008, Lyon took only three.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. Follow him on Twitter

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