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.