Pune’s historic debut, Australia’s toss winning streak, Renshaw’s resilience, Starc’s counterattack and many more. Here are the statistical highlights of the first Test between India and Australia from day 1.
80 Test venues India playing today at MCA international stadium Pune, most by any Test team. India overtakes Pakistan’s number of 79 Test venues. Apart from India and Pakistan, New Zealand and West Indies have played at 74 different Test venues.
7 Consecutive toss won by Australia in Tests in India including today. They have lost all six previous encounters when they won the toss.
75 Test matches for Ishant Sharma for India. He becomes 17th player to represent India in Tests. Sachin Tendulkar with 200 Tests has represented most for the country.
1 Spinner opened the bowling in the inaugural Test at a venue before Ashwin today at Pune. Sri Lanka’s Kumar Dharmasena was the spinner who opened against New Zealand at Galle in 1998.
0 Players younger than Matt Renshaw to score fifty in India in Test. He scores fifty at 20 years 332 days, surpassing Rick Darling (22 years 154 days) to become the youngest Australian batsman to do so.
50 Runs partnership added by Michell Starc and Josh Hazlewood for the last wicket. Last time a visiting team had such 50-plus stand in India was by Henriques-Lyon in 2013-13 in Chennai.