Australia vs India, 4th Test (Day 3): Stats Review – India’s Tour Of Australia 2020-21
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Australia vs India, 4th Test (Day 3): Stats Review – India’s Tour Of Australia 2020-21

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The third day of the ongoing Brisbane Test was really competitive as both the hosts Australia and the visitors India continued their fights and still they have strongly remained in this Test series decider.

Starting the day on their overnight score of 62/2, the visitors finally managed to score 336 runs before losing their all wickets. Australia started their second innings of the match by leading 33 runs and scored 21/0 at the stumps of the day. The home team is currently leading by 54 runs.

Brief Scores: Australia – 369 (Marnus Labuschagne 108, Tim Paine 50; Thangarasu Natarajan 3/78) & 21/0 (David Warner 20*, Marcus Harris 1*)

India – 336 (Shardul Thakur 67, Washington Sundar 62; Josh Hazlewood 5/57)

Latest Status (at the stumps of day 3) – Australia are leading by 54 runs

Australia vs India, 4th Test (Day 3): Stats Review

Players’ Stats

(India)

Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur – 4th highest Test partnership for Men in Blue for 7th or lower wickets in Australia

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Shardul Thakur and Washington Sundar [Image Credits: Twitter]
i) During the second innings of this Test, the lower-order batsmen Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur put the 123 runs partnership for the seventh wicket. It was the fourth highest Test partnership for India for seventh or lower wickets in Australia.

Partners Partnership wicket Partnership runs Venue Year
Rishabh Pant & Ravindra Jadeja 7th 204 Sydney 2019
Hemu Adhikari & Vijay Hazare 7th 132 Adelaide 1948
Sachin Tendulkar & Harbhajan Singh 8th 129 Sydney 2008
Washington Sundar & Shardul Thakur 7th 123 Brisbane 2021
Harbhajan Singh and Anil Kumble 8th 107 Adelaide 2008
Mohammad Azharuddin & Manoj Prabhakar 7th 101 Adelaide 1992

Washington Sundar

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Washington Sundar (Image Credits: Twitter)

i) On his Test debut, after claiming a three-wicket haul in the first innings of this Test (3/89), Washington Sundar scored 62 runs after coming to bat at no.7.

– highest individual score at no.7 or lower for a visiting Test debutant in Australia

  • It is the highest individual score for a visiting Test debutant in Australia, who came to bat at no.7 or lower batting position. Its previous record was 59 by Caribbean cricketer Carlos Brathwaite (at no.8) at Melbourne in December 2015.

– 4th highest individual score at no.7 or lower for an Indian Test debutant at away venues

  • It was the fourth highest individual score for an Indian Test debutant at away venues, who came to bat at no.7 or lower batting position.

Top 5 highest scores for the Indian Test debutants (batting position from no.7 to no.11) at away venues

Player Batting position Score Opposition Venue Year
Rahul Dravid 7 95 England Lord’s 1996
Stuart Binny 8 78 England Nottingham 2014
Balwinder Sandhu 9 71 Pakistan Hyderabad (Sind) 1983
Washington Sundar 7 62 Australia Brisbane 2021
Amar Singh 9 51 England Lord’s 1932
Dattu Phadkar 8 51 Australia Sydney 1947

– 3rd Indian cricketer to manage a half-century and 3-wicket haul (in an innings) during Test debut

  • Washington Sundar became the third Indian cricketer to score a half-century and also claimed a three-wicket haul in an innings during the Test debut.
Players Runs scored in an innings Bowling figures in an innings Opposition Venue Year
Dattu Phadkar 51 3/14 Australia Sydney 1947
Hanuma Vihari 56 3/37 England The Oval 2018
Washington Sundar 62 3/89 Australia Brisbane 2021

Shardul Thakur – scored 67 runs after coming to bat at no.8

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Shardul Thakur [Image Credits: Twitter]
i) Coming to bat at no.8 batting position, Shardul Thakur scored 67 runs. It was the joint third highest individual Test innings score for an Indian batsman in Australia, who came to bat at no.8 or lower position.

Player Batting position Runs score Venue Year
Anil Kumble 8 87 Adelaide 2008
Ravindra Jadeja 8 81 Sydney 2019
Kiran More 9 67* Melbourne 1991
Shardul Thakur 8 67 Brisbane 2021
Karsan Ghavri 8 64 Sydney 1978
Manoj Prabhakar 8 64 Adelaide 1992

(Australia)

Josh Hazlewood – joint most Test five-wicket hauls as an Australian pacer against India

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Josh Hazlewood. (Credits: Twitter)

i) The right-arm pacer Josh Hazlewood claimed his fourth five-wicket haul against India in Test career. After his latest bowling performances, Hazlewood equalled the record of most Test five-wicket hauls as an Australian pacer against India. Earlier, the right-arm fast bowler Graham McKenzie was lonely holding this record.