Vijay 144, Ganguly 144


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144 Runs scored by Murali Vijay during India's first innings. The last Indian batsman to score a hundred at the Gabba, Saurav Ganguly, also made exactly 144, in December 2003.

5 Number of Indian openers who have made three consecutive 50-plus scores in a series outside the subcontinent - Sunil Gavaskar (West Indies, 1971), Madhav Apte (West Indies, 1953), Gautam Gambhir (South Africa, 2010), Shiv Sunder Das (Zimbabwe, 2001) and now Vijay.

311 Runs scored by India on the first day of this Test. India are the first overseas team in 54 years to have scored 300-plus runs on the first day of a Test at the Gabba. The last time this happened was when West Indies made 359 for 7 on the first day of the famous tied Test in 1960.

29 Number of overseas Tests in which MS Dhoni has now captained India, going past Saurav Ganguly, who had captained India in 28 away Tests. Dhoni has also captained India in 12 Tests against Australia, going past Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi who had captained the team in 11 Tests against Australia.

4 Number of captains used in the series so far - Michael Clarke, Virat Kohli, Steve Smith and MS Dhoni. There have been five instances of five captains being used in a series, the last such instance being in 1988, during the Wisden Trophy between West Indies and England.

2 Number of times that India have previously won the toss in Brisbane, in 1968 and 2003. They chose to bowl both times. India chose to bat after winning the toss in this Test.

35 Percentage of balls that Vijay has left alone when batting in Tests in England, Australia and South Africa. Since Vijay's debut, this is the highest percentage of balls left alone by an Asian batsman in Tests played in these three countries.

56 Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan's partnership for the first wicket. There has been only one other 50-plus stand for the first wicket in the first innings of a Test at the Gabba - Bruce Edgar and John Wright posted 64 runs in 1980.

35 Number of innings since India's openers posted a 50-plus stand in an away Test. The last instance was when Gautam Gambhir and Abhinav Mukund put up 63 runs for the first wicket against England at Lord's in 2011.

83 The previous highest score by an overseas opener in the first innings of a Test at the Gabba. With his 144, Vijay became the first overseas opener to score a century in the first innings of a Gabba Test

71 Runs scored by Vijay off the last 63 balls that he faced, at a strike rate of 112.7. He scored only 73 runs off his first 150 balls, at a strike rate of 48.7.