Australia vs India, 4th Test (Day 5): Stats Review – India’s Tour Of Australia 2020-21
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Australia vs India, 4th Test (Day 5): Stats Review – India’s Tour Of Australia 2020-21

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The fifth day of the final Test (at Brisbane) between the hosts Australia and the visitors India was also very entertaining, but ultimately the visitors snatched a victory by 3 wickets. With this victory, the Indian team won this four-match Test series by the 2-1 margin.

Chasing down the 328 runs target in the fourth innings, the visiting team started the day on their overnight score of 4/0. They fought really well and successfully reached the target before the last 18 balls of the day while they lost a total of seven wickets in that innings.

Brief Scores: Australia – 369 (Marnus Labuschagne 108, Tim Paine 50; Thangarasu Natarajan 3/78) & 294 (Steven Smith 55, David Warner 48, Mohammed Siraj 5/73)

India – 336 (Shardul Thakur 67, Washington Sundar 62; Josh Hazlewood 5/57) & 329/7 (Shubman Gill 91, Rishabh Pant 89*; Pat Cummins 4/55)

Result – India won by 3 wickets

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Australia vs India, 4th Test (Day 5): Stats Review

Teams’ Stats

Australia – lost Brisbane Test after maintaining unbeaten run at this Test venue for 32 years

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i) Australia lost this Brisbane Test by 3 wickets. It was their first Test defeat at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba, Brisbane) in more than last 32 years. Before this Test defeat, Australia’s previous Brisbane Test defeat was in November 1988 when West Indies won by 9 wickets.

– lost after 31 consecutive Tests unbeaten at Brisbane

i) After remaining unbeaten in 31 successive Tests at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba, Brisbane), the hosts Australia finally suffered a Test victory at this venue. It is the record of second most consecutive Tests unbeaten at a venue. Pakistan is holding its record by maintaining unbeaten streak for 34 Tests at National Stadium (Karachi) between 1955 and 2000.

– 3rd highest successful 4th innings chase for an away team in Australia

i) The visitors India successfully chased down the 328 runs target in the fourth innings of this Test. It was the third highest successful chase in the fourth innings of a Test match for an away team in Australia.

Team Total Target Venue Year
South Africa 414/4 414 Perth 2008
England 332/7 332 Melbourne 1928
India 329/7 328 Brisbane 2021
England 298/4 297 Melbourne 1895
South Africa 297/4 295 Melbourne 1953

– first Test series defeat since January 2019

i) Australia lost this four-match Test series by the 2-1 margin. It was Australia’s first Test series defeat since early January 2019. Incidentally, their previous Test series defeat was also against India at home in early January 2019.

India – first-ever Test victory at Brisbane

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i) The visiting side India won this match by 3 wickets. It was their first Test victory at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba, Brisbane). In their previous six Tests at this venue, they suffered five defeats and the other one had draw result.

– 3rd highest 4th innings chase in their Test cricket history

i) India successfully chased down the 328 runs target in this Test. It was their third highest successful chase in the fourth innings of a Test match.

Total Target Opposition Venue Year
406/4 403 West Indies Port of Spain 1976
387/4 387 England Chennai 2008
329/7 328 Australia Brisbane 2021
276/5 276 West Indies Delhi 2011
264/3 264 Sri Lanka Kandy 2001

– won an away Test series despite losing the series opener

i) Despite losing the first game of this Test series, the visitors India still won this Test series by 2-1. It was the only second time when the visitors India won an away Test series after losing the Test series opener. During 2015 Sri Lanka tour, they also lost the first Test but won the next two Tests and ultimately won that three-match Test series by the 2-1 margin.

Players’ Stats

(India)

Shubman Gill – 3rd highest 4th innings score as an Indian opener in Australia

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i) Opening batsman Shubman Gill scored 91 runs during the fourth innings of this match. It was the third highest individual score for an Indian opener during the fourth innings of a Test match in Australia.

Player Runs Venue Year
Sunil Gavaskar 113 Brisbane 1977
Murali Vijay 99 Adelaide 2014
Shubman Gill 91 Brisbane 2021
Syed Abid Ali 81 Sydney 1968
Murali Vijay 80 Sydney 2015

Cheteshwar Pujara – 8th Test 50+ scores in Australia

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i) Cheteshwar Pujara scored his eighth Test 50+ score in Australia. It is the joint third most number of Test 50+ scores for an Indian in Australia. While VVS Laxman also recorded it 8 times, Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli are on top two positions in this list with 13 and 10 Test 50+ scores respectively in Australia.

– 15th Test 50+ scores against Australia

i) Also, Cheteshwar Pujara scored his 15th Test 50+ score against Australia. He became the fourth Indian to manage at least 15 Test 50+ scores against Australia. Rahul Dravid also scored 15 Test 50+ scores against Aussies. The top two names in this list are Sachin Tendulkar (27) and VVS Laxman (18).

– 10th most Test run-scorer for Team India

i) Cheteshwar Pujara has scored 6111 Test runs. Surpassing Gundappa Viswanath (6080 Test runs), Pujara became the 10th most Test run-scorer for this nation.

Player Test career runs
Sachin Tendulkar 15921
Rahul Dravid 13265
Sunil Gavaskar 10122
VVS Laxman 8781
Virender Sehwag 8503
Virat Kohli 7318
Sourav Ganguly 7212
Dilip Vengsarkar 6868
Mohammad Azharuddin 6215
Cheteshwar Pujara 6111

Rishabh Pant – 3 Test 50+ scores during the 4th innings of an away Test

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i) Surpassing Syed Kirmani (2 Test 50+ scores in the fourth innings of an away Test), Rishabh Pant became the first Indian wicket-keeper batsman to score three Test 50+ scores in the fourth innings of an away Test. While there is no wicket-keeper batsman with more success in this list, Pant became the sixth wicket-keeper batsman to score three Test 50+ scores in the fourth innings of an away Test.

– scored 89 not out in the winning cause; broke the away record of Alec Stewart

i) Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant scored 89 not out and guided the visitors to the series-winning victory.

  • In the history of an away Test victory, it is the highest individual score for a wicket-keeper batsman during the fourth innings. The previous record was 73 by English cricketer Alec Stewart during their Centurion Test victory against South Africa in January 2000.
  • In a Test winning cause, it was the second highest individual score for a wicket-keeper batsman during the fourth innings. The record is 149 not out by former Aussie wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist during the Hobart Test against Pakistan in November 1999.

(Australia)

Nathan Lyon – 4th Aussie bowler to complete 200 Test wickets at home

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i) Off-spinner Nathan Lyon has taken 200 Test wickets at home. He became the fourth Australian bowler and second Australian spinner to claim 200 Test wickets at home.

Player Bowling Style Wickets
Shane Warne Legbreak googly 319
Glenn McGrath Right-arm fast-medium 289
Dennis Lillee Right-arm fast 231
Nathan Lyon Right-arm offbreak 200