Published on March 18th, 2017 | by Bhaskar Ganekar0
India v Australia, third Test, Ranchi, Day 3, 2017 – Statistical highlights
Pujara’s hundred and fifty by all top three batsmen after seven years. Here are the statistical highlights from day three of third Test between India and Australia at Ranchi.
6 Number of hundred partnerships by Murli Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara in this season, second-most by a pair in any season. Hayden-Ponting had 7 hundred runs partnership in 2005-06 season which is the most.
3 Last time India’s top-three all scored fifty-plus in a same Test innings before today by Vijay, Rahul and Pujara. Against New Zealand at Nagpur, Gambhir, Sehwag and Dravid – top-three scored fifty-plus in same Test innings. Also Tendulkar at No. 4 scored half century in that innings.
7 Number of centuries for Cheteshwar Pujara in this first-class season, the joint second-most in an Indian first-class season with N Pataudi and S Gavaskar. VVS Laxman (8) had most.
954 Runs by Vijay-Pujara in this season, second-most by a pair in a season by India. They have gathered these runs in just 10 innings with an average of 95.40 with 6 century partnership. Dravid-Gambhir had 961 which is highest in 2008-09 season.
2.76 India’s run-rate in this innings, fourth slowest in Tests when total reached more than 300. The slowest was against England in 2012 when run-rate was 2.27 in total of 326/9 (d) in 143 overs.