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The hosts Australia have taken the 1-0 lead against the visitors India in the four-match Test series after winning the opening game of this series by 8 wickets at Adelaide Oval (Adelaide). On the third day of this Test match, the hosts made a dramatic comeback to thrash the visiting side.

Starting the day on their overnight score of 9/1, India were bundled out for just 36 runs. Chasing down the 90 runs target in the fourth innings, Australia successfully reached that target after losing two wickets.

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Brief Scores: India – 244 (Virat Kohli 74, Cheteshwar Pujara 43; Mitchell Starc 4/53) & 36 (Mayank Agarwal 9, Hanuma Vihari 8; Josh Hazlewood 5/8)

Australia – 191 (Tim Paine 73*, Marnus Labuschagne 47; Ravichandran Ashwin 4/55) & 93/2 (Joe Burns 51*, Matthew Wade 33; Ravichandran Ashwin 1/16)

The Result – Australia won by 8 wickets

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Teams’ stats

India – lowest completed Test innings total

i) India were all out for just 36 runs.

  • It is the lowest completed Test innings total for India. Their previous record in this list was 42 against England at Lord’s in June 1974.
  • It is the lowest Test innings total since 1956.
  • It was the joint lowest completed Test innings total for a team against Australia. In February 1932, Australia bundled out South Africa for 36 runs at Melbourne.
  • It was the joint fifth lowest total in a completed innings in Test cricket history.

– all the 11 batsmen failed to reach the double-digit scores

i) None of the 11 Indian batsmen managed to reach the double-digit scores during the third innings of this Test. It was the only second time in Test cricket history, when all the 11 batsmen failed to score more than 9 runs in the same Test innings. The first such incident happened during Birmingham Test in June 1924, where all the 11 South African batsmen failed to score double-digit runs in the second innings (total score 30) of that Test match against the hosts England.

Australia – won the match despite trailing

i) Despite trailing by 53 runs at the end of both teams’ first innings, Australia won this match. It was the sixth time when the Aussies beat the Indian team in a Test match despite getting behind at the end of both teams’ first innings. Previously, it happened during the 2008 Sydney Test when the hosts Aussies beat the visiting team India by 122 runs despite trailing by 69 runs.

Players’ stats

Mayank Agarwal (India) – 3rd fastest Indian to complete 1000 Test runs

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i) Mayank Agarwal completed his 1000 Test runs in 19 Test innings. The right-handed batsman became the third fastest Indian batsman to complete 1000 Test runs. The top two fastest names in this list are Vinod Kambli (14 innings) and Cheteshwar Pujara (18 innings).

– 2nd lowest highest score in a completed Test innings

i) At the end of the third innings, Mayank Agarwal was the highest run-scorer with just 9 runs. It was the second time when the highest score of a completed Test innings was less than 1o runs. The record in this list was just 7 runs (Herbie Taylor) during South Africa’s first innings (30 all out) against England in Birmingham Test in June 1924.

Josh Hazlewood (Australia) – 5-3-8-5

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i) In the third innings of this Test, the right-arm pacer Josh Hazlewood had the bowling figures of 5-3-8-5.

  • It was the third cheapest bowling figures in a Test innings for Australia with at least a five-wicket haul. The top two bowling figures in this list are 2.3-1-2-5 by left-arm medium bowler Ernie Toshack (against India at Brisbane in November 1947) and 7.2-5-6-5 by left-arm slow-medium Bert Ironmonger (against South Africa at Melbourne in February 1932).
  • On the other hand, it was the only 12th time in a Test innings history where the bowler finished with at least a five-wicket haul without conceding double-digit runs.

– completed 200 Test wickets

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i) Josh Hazlewood completed his 200 Test wickets as he has taken 201 Test wickets.

Pat Cummins (Australia) – 2nd fastest to complete 150 Test wickets

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i) Pat Cummins has taken 150 Test wickets after 31 Tests. Equalling the record of the former fast bowler Dennis Lillee and former leg-spinners Shane Warne and Stuart MacGill (all took 31 matches), Cummins became the joint second fastest Australian to complete 150 Test wickets. The fastest Aussie to complete this feat was the former leg-spinner Clarrie Grimmett, who reached that feat in only 28 Tests.