Australia vs India, 3rd Test (Day 2): Stats Review – India’s Tour Of Australia 2020-21
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Australia vs India, 3rd Test (Day 2): Stats Review – India’s Tour Of Australia 2020-21

Australia, India
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The second day of the Sydney Test or third Test of the series between the hosts Australia and the visitors India was very exciting. At the stumps of the day, the Indian team is trailing by 242 runs.

Starting the day on their overnight score of 166/2, Australia lost their all wickets for 338 runs. Then India scored 96/2 before the stumps of the day.

Brief Scores: Australia – 338 (Steven Smith 131, Marnus Labuschagne 91; Ravindra Jadeja 4/62)

India – 96/2 (Shubman Gill 50, Rohit Sharma 26; Pat Cummins 1/19)

Latest Status (at the stumps of day 2) – India are trailing by 242 runs

Australia vs India, 3rd Test (Day 2): Stats Review

Teams’ Stats

Australia – lost last seven wickets for 132 runs

i) In the first innings of this Test, the hosts Australia lost their last seven wickets for 132 runs. In the 21st century, it was the second fastest last seven wickets collapse for the hosts Australia against India in the first innings of a Test match in Australia. The fastest one was Australia losing the last seven wickets for just 55 runs during the first innings of the 2003 Brisbane Test.

Players’ Stats

(Australia)

Steven Smith

Steve Smith, Australia, India, Stats, Day 2, 3rd Test
Steve Smith (Credits: Twitter)

i) Steven Smith brilliantly scored 131 runs.

– joint most number of Test centuries against India

  • It was his 8th Test century against India, which is the joint most number of Test centuries for a batsman against India. The other batsmen with 8 Test centuries against India are Sir Garry Sobers (West Indies), Sir Viv Richards (West Indies) and Ricky Ponting (Australia).

– Joint most number of home international centuries against India

  • It was also his 9th international century at home against India, which is the joint most number of international centuries at home against India. The other batsmen in this record list are former Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas and former Australian cricketer Ricky Ponting.

(India)

Ravindra Jadeja – 18-3-62-4

Ravindra Jadeja, Australia, India, Stats, Day 2, 3rd Test
Ravindra Jadeja (Credits: Twitter)

i) During the first innings of this Test match, the left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja had the bowling figures of 18-3-62-4. It was the third best bowling figures for an Indian left-arm bowler during the first innings of a Test match in Australia.

Top performances by the Indian left-arm bowlers during the first innings of a Test match in Australia

Player Bowling Style Bowling figures Venue Year
Bishan Bedi Slow left-arm orthodox 13.7-3-55-5 Brisbane 1977
Zaheer Khan Left-arm fast-medium 23-2-95-5 Brisbane 2003
Ravindra Jadeja Slow left-arm orthodox 18-3-62-4 Sydney 2021

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill, Australia, India, Stats, Day 2, 3rd Test
Shubman Gill [Image Credits: Getty]
i) At the age of 21 years and 122 days, opening batsman Shubman Gill scored a half-century.

– youngest Indian opener to score a Test 50 in Australia

  • Shubman Gill became the youngest Indian opener to register a 50+ score in Test cricket in Australia. The previous youngest Indian opener was KL Rahul who scored 110 runs during the 2015 Sydney Test at the age of 22 years and 265 days.

– 6th youngest Indian batsman to score a Test 50 in Australia

  • Shubman Gill became the sixth youngest Indian cricketer to register 50+ score in Test cricket in Australia.
Player Runs Age Venue Year
Sachin Tendulkar 148* 18 years & 256 days Sydney 1992
Sachin Tendulkar 114 18 years & 285 days Perth 1992
Parthiv Patel 62 18 years & 301 days Sydney 2004
Chetan Sharma 54 19 years & 346 days Adelaide 1985
Rishabh Pant 159* 21 days & 92 days Sydney 2019
Shubman Gill 50 21 days & 122 days Sydney 2021

Rohit Sharma – 100 international sixes against Australia

Rohit Sharma, Australia, India, Stats, Day 2, 3rd Test
Rohit Sharma (Image Credits – BCCI)

i) Rohit Sharma completed his 100 international sixes against Australia. He becomes the first batsman to hit 100 international sixes against Australia. Eoin Morgan is in the second position in the list of most international sixes against Australia with 63 international sixes.