Jadeja’s six-wicket haul and India’s strong comeback with the bat. Here are the statistical highlights of the second Test between India and Australia from day three at Bengaluru.
6 Wickets taken by Ravindra Jadeja in Australia’s first innings, his seventh five-for in Tests and second against Australia. Also, it is his second-best figure in an innings in Tests.
624.5 Overs bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin this season, most by any bowler in any season. He overtakes former Indian spinner and now his coach Anil Kumble’s record of 612.2 over from season 2004-05. Ashwin’s mate Ravindra Jadeja also features in this list with 582.5 overs at fifth place.
3 Number of openers have scored fifty-plus in both innings of a Test match at Bangalore including KL Rahul who manages 90 in the first innings and 51 in the second innings. Other two openers are Gordon Greenidge (1974) and Ajay Jadeja (1995).
93 Runs added by Cheteswar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane for the fifth wicket for India in this Test, the highest partnership in this series passing 82 by Renshaw-Warner in series opener at Pune.