Composed batting from Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh and a lot of intent from the Indian bowlers. Here are the statistical highlights of final day of the third Test between India and Australia at Ranchi.
373 Balls played by Peter Handscomb and Shawn Marsh for their fifth-wicket partnership of 124 runs, second-most in terms of balls faced in this series. Pujara-Saha’s stand of 199 where they played 466 balls in this match is the highest partnership where balls faced the most.
19.87 Bowling average for Ravindra Jadeja in home Tests, best by an Indian bowler and fifth overall in home games. Jadeja has picked 117 Test wickets in 21 games at home while his partner Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 204 wickets in 31 games at an average of 22.68 which is second-best for India.
3 Number of Tests saved by Australia after a deficit of 150-plus in India including this match. Previous occasions had come more than 30 years ago – in Delhi in 1979-80 and in Mumbai 1986-87.
2 Century partnership for Australia for fifth-wicket in this match. It took 38 innings to for them to do so. Their last hundred runs stand for fifth-wicket was against India in early 2015 when Joe Burns and Shawn Marsh had 114 runs partnership. In this match, Smith-Maxwell (191) in first innings and Handscomb-Marsh (124) in second innings were two 100-plus stands for the fifth wicket.
78 Wickets in Tests for Ravi Ashwin this season, joint-most by a bowler in any season. He had picked 78 wickets in 12 games with an average of 25.51 in this season equaling the record of Dale Steyn who had picked the same number of wickets in the 2007-08 season in the same number of matches.