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By Mohandas Menon
Ricky Ponting's 242 is the highest score by an Australian batsman against India. He went past Justin Langer's 223 at Sydney in January 2000. Ponting also overhauled Kim Hughes' 213 in January 1981, the previous highest by any Australian against India at this venue.
Jason Gillespie's unbeaten 48 was his best in Tests. He had made a 46 also against India at Kolkata in March 2001.
The 83-run stand between Ponting and Gillespie was Australia's best against India for the 8th wicket, bettering the 73 between Tom Veivers and Graham McKenzie in Chennai in October 1964.
It was Kumble's 21st five-wicket haul in Tests and fifth such haul in an away Test match.
The last time he claimed a five-wicket haul overseas was against West Indies at Port of Spain in March 1997, when he took 5-104.
Kumble, who now has 363 victims in 79 matches, went ahead of Pakistani Imran Khan (362 in 88) to become the 12th highest wicket-taker in Test cricket history.
Rahul Dravid, when on 29, became the 6th Indian and the 34th Test batsman overall to reach 6000 runs. Playing in his 73rd Test and 125th innings, he now has 6014 runs. The other Indians to reach 6000 runs are: Sunil Gavaskar (10122), Sachin Tendulkar (8883), Dilip Vengsarkar (6868), Mohammad Azharuddin (6215) and Gundappa Viswanath (6080).
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