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India-Australia first Test: statistical highlights of day 1

David Warner has totalled 959 runs at an average of 73.76 in seven Tests - the highest tally by an Australian player in 2014.

David Warner has totalled 959 runs at an average of 73.76 in seven Tests - the highest tally by an Australian player in 2014.  

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* Australian skipper Michael Clarke registered his 28th fifty in Tests - his seventh vs. India. Clarke, for the second time in Tests, has been retired hurt. The first occasion was against Sri Lanka at Hobart in December 2012. He also became the third batsman to average 100-plus in Tests at Adelaide - his tally being 1339 runs in 10 Tests at an average of 103.00. He has joined Lindsay Hassett (128.25) and Sir Donald Bradman (107.77).

* Steven Smith posted his ninth fifty in Tests - 72 not out off 130 balls - his second vs. India. He has registered three fifties in his last four innings in Tests.

* Brad Haddin’s eighth duck in Tests is his second vs. India. He has recorded three ducks in a calendar year for the first time.

* After 24 years, an Indian spinner (Karn Sharma) has made his Test debut outside the subcontinent. Anil Kumble had played his first Test vs. England at Old Trafford, in 1990.

* David Warner has totalled 959 runs at an average of 73.76 in seven Tests - the highest tally by an Australian player in 2014. Warner’s aggregate is also the highest by an opening batsman in Tests in 2014. The opening batsman has registered fifty-plus innings in six consecutive Tests. He has an impressive record in terms of strike rate while scoring hundreds, which is second highest (86.93), next only to Adam Gilchrist (96.64) (minimum 10 hundreds).

* The left-hander has also become the fifth Australian opening player to have recorded an average of fifty or more - 2823 runs at an average of 50.41 in 33 Tests.

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