262 The partnership between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane, which is India's highest stand outside Asia in the last 10 years. The partnership is only India's fourth 250-plus stand outside Asia for any wicket, with the highest being the 353 runs posted by Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman in Sydney in 2004.
90 Number of years since an overseas pair posted a 200-plus partnership for any wicket at the MCG. England's Jack Hobbs and Herbert Sutcliffe posted a 283 run opening stand in 1925. Kohli and Rahane's stand is also the first ever 200-plus partnership for the fourth wicket at the MCG by any team.
10 Number of Indian batsmen who have made 1000-plus Test runs against Australia. Kohli went past this mark during his century in India's first innings.
2 Number of times both teams have made 400-plus runs in their respective first innings in a Boxing Day Test in Australia. The only other instance of this happening was in 1983 when both Australia and Pakistan posted 400-plus scores.
3 Number of hundreds scored by Kohli this series, making him only the second Indian, after Sunil Gavaskar (in 1977), to score three hundreds in a series in Australia. Kohli is also the only batsman to score three hundreds in a series from No. 4 against Australia, be it home or away.
6 Number of hundreds scored by Kohli outside Asia, putting him fifth on the list of Indian batsmen to have scored the most hundreds away from the subcontinent. The players on this list to have scored more hundreds than Kohli are Tendulkar (18), Sunil Gavaskar (15), Rahul Dravid (14) and Laxman (8).
6 Instances where two players batting at No. 4 have made 150-plus scores in the same Test. Steven Smith and Kohli both reached that mark in this game. The only other time this happened in Australia was when Martin Crowe and Allan Border made 150-plus scores at the Gabba in 1985.
4 Number of times that Nos. 4 and 5 have both made hundreds in the same Test innings for India. Kohli and Rahane made 169 and 147 respectively during India's first innings. The previous three instances involved Saurav Ganguly, Tendulkar and Laxman in varying combinations.
252 Number of dismissals made by Brad Haddin as keeper, making him the fourth Australian wicketkeeper after Adam Gilchrist, Ian Healy and Rod Marsh to effect 250-plus dismissals in Tests. Overall, only nine wicketkeepers have effected 250-plus Test dismissals.
3 Number of 50-plus scores posted by Rahane in this series, making him the only Indian batsman to make as many scores in a series in Australia while batting at No. 5. In fact, Saurav Ganguly is the only other Indian No. 5 to make three career 50-plus scores in Australia.
133 Runs conceded by Mitchell Johnson during the first innings, at an economy rate of 4.53. This is Johnson's worst economy rate in innings where he has conceded 100-plus runs without taking at least two wickets.