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17 Number of years since a Test has been drawn at the MCG. The Boxing Day Test between South Africa and Australia in 1997 was the last Test to be drawn at the ground.
68.9 Virat Kohli's batting average in the fourth innings of a Test, the highest for any Indian batsman to have played at least 10 innings. Kohli has made two hundreds and four fifties in the fourth innings, including the 54 runs that he scored in the fourth innings of this Test.
499 Runs scored by Kohli in this series. No visiting batsman has scored 500 runs in a series in Australia when batting at No. 4. The earlier record was held by Sachin Tendulkar, who scored 480 runs in 2007-08 batting from this position. The 619 runs scored by Rahul Dravid in 2003-04 is the most made by an Indian, batting at any position, in a series in Australia.
3 Only three Australian batsmen have been run out on 99 during a home Test. Coincidentally, all three instances happened in Melbourne. Prior to Shaun Marsh in Australia's second innings, the two batsmen to be dismissed on 99 were Bill Brown (1948) and Arthur Morris (1953).
9 Number of dismissals effected by MS Dhoni in this Test. No Indian keeper had previously effected more than eight dismissals over the course of a single Test.
848 Runs scored by Australia in this Test, the third-most by either India or Australia in Tests between these countries. The record for the most runs scored in an India-Australia Test most runs is 916, by India in Sydney in 2004.
63 Number of threes run by batsmen in this Test, the most since 2001 (prior to which ball-by-ball data is not available). The previous record for the most threes in a Test was 58, also between India and Australia, at the Adelaide Oval in 2003.
90 No visiting batsmen in 90 years had made a 50-plus score and a 150-plus score in the same Test in Melbourne prior to Kohli, who hit 169 and 54 in this Test. The only other batsman to achieve this feat was England's Herbert Sutcliffe who made 176 and 127 in January 1925.
25 Number of innings in which Ajinkya Rahane got to 1000 Test runs, the eighth fastest by an Indian. Rahane also has 1000 away runs from 12 Tests, the third fastest Indian to this mark after Sunil Gavaskar (eight Tests) and Gautam Gambhir (10 Tests).
50 Mitchell Johnson has 50 Test scalps against India, making him the fourth Australian and the 22nd bowler overall to take 50 Test wickets against them. Brett Lee, with 53 wickets against India, is the leading Australian on this list.
10018 Runs scored by Dhoni in international cricket as captain of India, making him the first Indian to make 10000-plus runs when captaining the side. The other captains to score 10000-plus international runs are Ricky Ponting, Graeme Smith, Stephen Fleming and Allan Border.
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