Great day for Australia at Ranchi. Here are the statistical highlights of the first day of third Test between India and Australia at Ranchi.
800 Test matches played by Australia including this, became only second Test team to play so. England is the only team to play more Tests than Australia with 983 Tests in their name.
50 Tests for Murli Vijay for India, becomes 29th India player to represent country in 50 or more Test matches. He overtakes Kiran More and Erapalli Prasanna’s tally of 49 Tests.
5000 Test runs for Australian captain Steven Smith and becomes 20th Australian to score 5000-plus Test runs. He becomes third-fastest in terms of Tests. He took 53 matches to complete this mark while Sir Don Bradman had taken 36 matches Sunil Gavaskar had taken 52 matches to reach this landmark.
19 Test hundred for Steven Smith, overtakes his mate David Warner (18). Also he becomes only third captain to score 2 or more centuries in a series in India. Others are Clive Llyod (1974-75 & 1983-84) and Alastrair Cook (2012-13).
159* Runs partnership by Steven Smith and Glenn Maxwell for fifth wicket, highest by Australia for fifth wicket against India in India. Previous best was by former captain Micheal Clarke and Mathew Wade when they had added 145 at Hyderabad in 2013.