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Published on February 24th, 2017 | by Guest Writer

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India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, Day 2, 2017 – Statistical highlights

Steve O’Keefe stunned India with a quick five-wicket haul and Smith continued his good form against the hosts. Here are the statistical highlights of the first Test between India and Australia from day 2.

67 Wickets taken by Ravichandran Ashwin this season for India, joint most by an Indian bowler in a season. He surpassed Kapil Dev’s tally of 63 wickets in 1979-80 season and Anil Kumble’s tally of 64 wickets in 2004-05 season to top the table.

0 Runs scored by Virat Kohli in India’s first inning in this match, his fifth duck in 55 Test matches and first in India. The last time he got out for a duck in Test was against England at Manchester in 2014. Also, it was his 104 consecutive international innings without a duck. His last international duck was in the Cardiff ODI in 2014 English tour.

0 Wickets in 33rd over of India’s first inning by Steve O’Keefe. He has become only second spinner since 2002 to take 3 wickets in an over against India in Test. The other spinner was Micheal Clarke, who took India’s three wickets in an over at the SCG in 2007-08 season.

7 Wickets lost by India for just 11 runs, their worst ever collapse in Test cricket. Their previous worst collapse was against New Zealand in 1989-90 at Christchurch when last seven batsmen collapsed for 18 runs.

19 Balls in which Steve O’Keefe took his five wickets in India’s first innings, joint second-fewest in terms of balls taken. Stuart Broad (16) had taken fewest balls to take five wickets. Other bowlers with O’Keefe are Ernie Toshack and Imran Khan with 19 balls.

105 Runs scored by India in the first innings, second-lowest total in Tests since 2010. They had bowled out for 94 against England in 2014 at The Oval which is the lowest since 2010.

1000 Test runs for Steven Smith against India in 7 matches, joint second-fastest against India in terms of matches played. Younis Khan (6) has fewest matches to score 1000 Test runs against India. Smith, along with M Hayden, E Weeks and A Flower took 7 matches to reach there.

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