Pujara’s marathon innings and Saha’s hundred. Here are the statistical highlights from the fourth day of the third Test between India and Australia at Ranchi.
525 Balls faced by Cheteshwar Pujara in his inning of 202 runs – the most of the Indian player in an inning in a Test. Rahu Dravid had faced 495 balls in his inning of 270 runs against Pakistan in 2004 which was a record by Indian batsmen to face more deliveries in an inning in a Test.
210 Overs played by India today in their first innings; fourth-most in an innings in the history of the game. India’s longest running inning in terms of overs played was in 1995 against New Zealand at Delhi when India had played 241.5 overs.
2 Double hundreds by Cheteshwar Pujara against Australia – joint third-most by Test batsmen against Australia. Graeme Pollock, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar are other batsmen who had scored two double hundreds against the team. Wally Hammond (4) and Brian Lara (3) have more double-hundreds than these players.
215 Balls faced by Pujara against Steve O’Keefe; the second most by a batsman against a bowler in a Test inning since 2000. Mahela Jayawardene had faced 221 balls against Nicky Boje in his inning of 375 off 572 11 years ago.
3 Hundreds by Wriddhiman Saha; second-most by Indian wicket-keeper in Tests. MS Dhoni is leading this table with 6 hundreds in 90 games while Farokh Engineer, Syed Kirmani and Budhi Kunderan had two Test hundreds each.