Aus v WI 2nd Test, Day 1 - Statistical Highlights

Aus v WI 2nd Test, Day 1 – Statistical Highlights

Usman Khawaja
Usman Khwaja scored a brilliant century on day 1 of the 2nd Test. (© Getty Images)

Jason Holder the captain of West Indies cricket team who won the toss and surprisingly elected to bowl first on a batting wicket. However, Jerome Taylor gave West Indies an early breakthrough, getting rid of the inform David Warner when he was batting on 23 runs but thereafter it was all Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja’s day, both have again proved their worth as Test batsmen and added 258 runs for the 2nd wicket.

West Indies had a sigh of relief towards the end, as they dismissed both centurions in quick succession, but not before Australia had a firm grip on the game. Captain Steven Smith combined with Adam Voges, safely steered the home side at 345/3 at stumps.

At the end of Day-1, we can say that it was the same old story on the Boxing Day Test match, as hosts Australia yet again completely outplayed West Indies in Melbourne.

Here are the Statistical Highlights of the Aus vs WI 2nd Test, Day 1:

1302 – Number of runs scored by Steven Smith in this year in Test cricket which is second only to Alastair Cook who has scored 1357 runs in 14 Test matches this year. Smith was batting unbeaten on 32 at stumps, day 1.

162 – Number of fours hit by David Warner this year which is most by any batsman this year in Test cricket.

149.33 – Average at which Usman Khawaja has scored 448 runs this year in Test cricket which is the most among batsmen who have scored a minimum of 400 runs this year in Test cricket.

23 – No. of times David Warner has been dismissed this year which is most among other batsmen barring Ben Stokes and Alastair Cook. Stokes has been also dismissed 23 times while Cook has been dismissed 24 times in Test cricket this year.

1300 – Number of runs scored by David Warner as an opener in Test cricket this year is the most by any other opener barring Alastair Cook who has scored 1357 runs in 14 Test matches as an opener this year.

81.91 – Strike rate at which David Warner has scored his 1300 runs in 13 Test matches this year as an opener of Australian cricket team which is the best strike rate for an opener.

18 – Number of wickets taken by Jerome Taylor this year in Test cricket in 1st innings which is most by any other bowler in Test cricket this year after Stuart Broad who has 27 wickets in Tests this year.

2612 – Runs conceded by West Indies bowlers against all teams in the 1st innings this year which is most by any other team’s bowlers in this year in Test cricket apart from England whose bowlers have conceded 2898 runs.

116 – Number of maidens earned by West Indies team’s bowlers in 1st innings this year in Test cricket which is most compared to other team’s bowlers apart from England whose bowlers have earned 180 maidens in 1st innings in Test cricket this year.

4087 – Number of runs Australian team has scored this year in Test cricket in 1st innings which is most by any team this year.

507 – Number of fours Australian batsmen have hit in 1st innings in Test cricket this year which is most when compared to other team’s in 1st innings in Test cricket this year.

24 – Number of sixes Australian batsmen have hit in 1st innings in Test cricket this year which is most when compared to other team’s in 1st innings in Test cricket this year.

1000 – Number of hundreds Australian batsmen have scored in Test cricket history which is the most number when compared to other team’s in Test cricket history.

19 – Number of times Australian batsmen have scored 100+ partnership this year which is most by any team after England whose batsmen have also added 100+ runs 19 times in Test cricket this year.

14 – Number of times Australian batsmen have scored 100+ partnership in this year in Test cricket in 1st innings which is most times by any other team in 1st innings in Test cricket this year.

446 – Number of runs Adam Voges has scored against West Indies this year which is the most by any other batsman this year against West Indies.

6 – Number of Australian batsmen have scored hundred against West Indies this year which is the most by a team against West Indies this year.

65 – Number of fours scored by Australian team’s openers against West Indies this year in Test cricket is the most when compared to other team’s batsmen against West Indies this year.

16 – Number of dismissals Denesh Ramdin has made as a wicketkeeper in 1st innings in this year which is most when compared to other wicketkeepers in 1st innings this year in Test cricket.

4 – Number of times batsmen have added 200+ runs this year in Test cricket for the 2nd wicket. Today, Usman Khawaja and Joe Burns added 258 runs in 69.1 overs against West Indies.

7 – Number of times Australian batsmen have added 200+ runs this year in a partnership for any wicket which is most by any other team’s batsmen this year in Test cricket.

1822 – Number of runs Australia has scored against West Indies this year is also most by any team this year against West Indies in Test cricket.

56 – Number of wickets taken by West Indies this year which is most by any other team in 1st innings barring England. England has taken 86 wickets this year in 1st innings in Test cricket.

53 – Number of fours hit by Adam Voges against West Indies this year in Test cricket is the most by any batsman this year against West Indies in Test cricket.
Also read: Aus v WI 2nd Test, Day 1 Review: Khawaja consolidates Australian domination