Mohali, India: India registered their narrowest victory in Test matches after defeating Australia just by 1 wicket. Laxman again did not let the Australians cross Laxman Rekha. Here is the statistical highlights of the first test. Zaheer Khan was declared Man of the Match for his 8 wickets in the match.
First Test Statistics
India recorded it’s narrowest victory in Test History after winning by 1 wicket.
India’s earliest narrowest victory by 2 wickets. Twice the achievement was accomplished, both times against Australia.
Ishant scored his highest score in Test by making 31 runs.
Shane Watson became the 25th Aussie batsman to score 50 plus scores in both innings of a test.
Zaheer Khan became 3rd fast bowler from India, after Kapil and Srinath, to take 5-wkt haul 10 times in Test Matches.
Michael Hussey and Simon Katich became the oldest batsmen in Test history to reach 4000 run milestones.
Ponting (The Worst Australian Captain against India) remained win-less in India in tests, earning his 5th loss against India in 10 Tests, as captain
Dhoni won his 3rd match as captain against Australia, in as many matches.
Dhoni is yet to lose a series as captain, and the first test victory will keep his record intact for the current series.
Watson scored the only century of the match.
8 half-centuries were scored in the match.
Zaheer and Johnson took 5-wkt haul, once each.
Two century partnerships were made in the match, one by Australia and other by India.