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Sydney sizzlers

Sydney has hosted 95 Tests of which Australia have won 51, lost 27 and drawn 17 — a winning percentage of 53.68. India have a 12.50 winning percentage record with one win, three losses and four draws from their eight matches.

The following are the highlights of Tests in Sydney:

First Test: Aus vs Eng, 1881-82 (Aus won by 5 wkts)

Last Test: Aus vs Eng, 2006-07 (Aus won by 10 wkts)

Highest total: 705/7 declared by Ind, 2003-04

Highest total (for Aus): 659/8 declared vs Eng, 1946-47

Lowest total: 42 by Aus vs Eng, 1887-88

Lowest total (for Ind): 150, 1999-00

Centuries: 149 (81 by Aus; Ind 8)

Highest score: 287 by Reg Foster for Eng, 1903-04

Highest score (for Aus): 242 by Doug Walters vs WI, 1968-69

Highest score (for Ind): 241* by Sachin Tendulkar, 2003-04

Most runs: 1226 (avg 81.73) in 12 matches by Ricky Ponting (Aus)

Most runs (for Ind): 498 (avg 249.00) in 3 matches by Sachin Tendulkar

5-wkt hauls: 140 (72 by Aus; Ind 4)

Best bowling: 8/35 by George Lohmann (Eng), 1886-87

Best bowling (for Ind): 8/141 by Anil Kumble, 2003-04

Best bowling (for Aus): 7/43 by CTB Turner v Eng, 1887-88

10-wkt match hauls: 27 (16 by Aus; Ind 1)

Best bowling: 12/87 by CTB Turner vs Eng, 1887-88

Best bowling (for Ind): 12/279 by Anil Kumble, 2003-04

Most wickets: 64 (avg 28.13) in 14 matches by Shane Warne (Aus)

Most wickets (for Ind): 12 (avg 18.58) in 2 matches by E. Prasanna and 12 (avg 33.75) in 2 matches by Anil Kumble

In last Five Tests

Avg score batting 1st: 419

Avg score batting 2nd: 397

Avg score batting 3rd: 215

Avg score batting 4th: 263

Avg score on 1st day: 274/5

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