Australia vs India, 2nd Test (Day 1): Stats Review – India’s tour of Australia 2020-21
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Australia vs India, 2nd Test (Day 1): Stats Review – India’s tour of Australia 2020-21

India, Australia
India (Credits: Twitter)

The visitors India dominated over the hosts Australia on the opening day of the second Test of the four-match Test series at Melbourne Cricket Ground (Melbourne).

After winning the toss, the hosts captain Tim Paine chose to bat first. While the Indian bowlers dominated in the first innings, Australia were all out for 195 runs. In reply, India finished the day on 36/1. At the stumps of the day, the visitors were trailing by 159 runs.

Brief Scores: Australia – 195 (Marnus Labuschagne 48, Travis Head 38; Jasprit Bumrah 4/56)

India – 36/1 (Shubman Gill 28*, Cheteshwar Pujara 7*; Mitchell Starc 1/14)

Latest Status (at the stumps of day 1) – India are trailing by 159 runs

Australia vs India, 2nd Test (Day 1): Stats Review

Teams’ stats

Australia – all out for 195 runs

i) In the first innings of this Test, the hosts Australia were bundled out for just 195 runs.

– lowest completed total in the first innings of a Test match against India in 21st century

  • Since October 1996, it was Australia’s lowest completed total in the first innings of a Test match against India. 

– 3rd lowest Boxing Day Test innings total for Australia

  • It was Australia’s third lowest total on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test match. The other two lowest completed total in this list are 98 (against England at Melbourne in 2010) and 141 (against England at Melbourne in 1986).

– 4th lowest completed total in the first innings of a home Test match against India

  • It was Australia’s fourth lowest completed total in the first innings of a home Test match against India. Meanwhile, the top three lowest completed totals in this list are 131 (at Sydney in January 1978), 145 (at Adelaide in January 1992) and 166 (at Brisbane in December 1977).

Players’ stats

(India)

Ravichandran Ashwin – climbed up top in the list of most wicket-takers for India in Australia

Ravichandran Ashwin, India, Australia, Stats, Day 1
Ravichandran Ashwin (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) After the day one of this Test, the off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 35 Test wickets in Australia. Equalling the record of former left-arm spinner Bishan Singh Bedi (35 wickets), Ashwin became the joint third most Test wicket-taker for India in Australia. The top two names in this list are Kapil Dev (51 wickets) and Anil Kumble (49 wickets).

ii) Meanwhile, Ravichandran Ashwin has bagged 60 international wickets in Australia. Surpassing Umesh Yadav (58 wickets), Ashwin became the third most international wicket-taker for India in Australia. Meanwhile, the top two names in this list are Kapil Dev (108 wickets) and Anil Kumble (61 wickets).

Jasprit Bumrah – 2nd best 1st innings bowling figures for India at this venue

Jasprit Bumrah, India, Australia, Stats, Day 1
Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) During the first innings of this Test, the right-arm pacer Jasprit Bumrah had the bowling figures of 16-4-56-4. It was the second best bowling figures for an Indian bowler during the first innings of Melbourne Test. On the other hand, the record is 25-4-84-5 by the leg-spinner Anil Kumble in December 2007.

(Australia)

Steven Smith – 1st duck against India

Steven Smith, India, Australia, Stats, Day 1
Steven Smith (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) During the first innings of this match, Steven Smith scored a duck. It was his first duck against India in international cricket.