Published on February 25th, 2017 | by Bhaskar Ganekar0
India v Australia, 1st test, Pune, Day 3, 2017 – Statistical highlights
A Test victory for Australia in India since 2004 as Steve O’Keefe’s mesmerising spin bowling crushed India on day 3. Here are the statistical highlights of the third day.
5 Test hundreds for Steven Smith in consecutive Test matches against India. He had hundreds in each game of 2014-15 Test series in Australia.
100 Test wickets for Ravindra Jadeja at home. He becomes the 11th Indian Test bowler to bag 100 or more Test wickets, eighth spinner and fourth left-arm spinner.
6 Australian spin bowlers have taken 10 wicket-haul against India in Tests including Steve O’Keefe’s efforts today. N Lyon, J Krejza, R Benaud, A Mallett and G Mathews are other spinners to take 10 wickets in a match.
12 Wickets taken by Steve O’Keefe in this match, most by Australian against India and joint second-best against India.
19 Matches India was unbeaten in Tests, their longest streak comes to an end with this defeat. Last time they lost a Test match was back in 2015 against Sri Lanka.