Published on March 7th, 2017 | by Bhaskar Ganekar0
India v Australia, 2nd Test, Bengaluru, Day 4, 2017 – Statistical highlights
Pujara-Rahane’s hundred-run stand, Ashwin’s another five-wicket haul, levelled the series for India. Here are the statistical highlights from the fourth day of the second Test between India and Australia at Bengaluru.
25 Five-wicket haul for Ravichandran Ashwin in Tests. He becomes quickest among the bowlers in just 47 Tests, beating Richard Hadlee in 62 matches. Also, he becomes 11th overall and third Indian bowler to bag five-fors.
3 Third biggest margin victory for a team defending a target less than 200 in India’s 75 runs victory today. India’s previous such instance of winning the game was against South African at Ahmedabad in 1996-97 when they defended 170 with a 64-run win.
269 Test wickets for Ravi Ashwin, the fifth highest for India in Test. He went past Bishan Singh Bedi’s tally of 266 wickets. Also, it was his 200 Test wickets at home again the quickest in 59 innings, amongst the bowlers passing Muralitharan’s 61 innings.
4 Number of different players who took a six-wicket haul in a Test match, first such instance in Test cricket. In this match, Nathan Lyon, Ravindra Jadeja, Josh Hazlewood and Ravi Ashwin each took six-wickets.
1 Number of time Cheteshwar Pujara got out in the 90s in India’s second innings. He had gone on to score hundred when he crossed 90 in his career so far.
20 Test defeats for Australia against India in India, most by any Team in India. Australia went past England’s 19 defeats in India.