Bengaluru Test, Day Four: Stats highlights

Statistical highlights of Day Four of the second Test in Bengaluru.

Ravichandran Ashwin is the fourth Indian bowler to take 200 wickets or more in Tests at home.   -  PTI

Statistical highlights of Day Four action in the second Test in Bengaluru.

# With a win over Australia in Bengaluru, Virat Kohli enjoys a winning percentage of 64.00 - his tally being 16 wins, three defeats and six drawn games out of 25 Tests.

# India, with a 75-run win, has recorded its second successive win over Australia in Bengaluru. In the last Test played at this venue, India had defeated Australia by seven wickets in October, 2010. Australia has won two Tests while the remaining two Tests out of six at this venue could not produce results.

# India has successfully defended a score of less than 190 in the fourth innings in Tests five times - three times against Australia - at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1980-81; in Mumbai in 2004-05 and in Bengaluru in 2016-17, and once each against New Zealand in Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) in 1969-70 and against South Africa at Ahmedabad in 1996-97.

# India’s win margin of 75 runs is the third biggest for a team defending a target of less than 200 in the fourth innings - the best two are by 147 runs by West Indies against England at Port of Spain in 1993-94 and by 89 runs by Australia against South Africa in Melbourne 1910-11.

# Ravichandran Ashwin became the fourth Indian bowler to take 200 wickets or more in Tests at home - his tally being 202 (average 21.99) in 30 Tests. He has joined Anil Kumble (350), Harbhajan Singh (265) and Kapil Dev (219).

# Ashwin averages 19.21 in a winning cause in 27 Tests - his tally being 190 wickets, including 21 five-wicket hauls and six instances of 10 wickets in a Test.

# Ashwin has taken five wickets or more 25 times in an innings in 47 Tests, emulating Harbhajan Singh’s feat of 25 instances in 103 Tests. Only one Indian bowler has recorded more - Anil Kumble (35 in 132 Tests).

# Ashwin has established a record of being the quickest to 25 five-wicket hauls - in 47 Tests - the fastest in Test cricket, outstripping Richard Hadlee’s feat in 62 matches.

# Ashwin has taken his tally of wickets to 269 at 24.79 in 47 Tests, obliterating Bishan Singh Bedi’s tally of 266 (average 28.71) in 67 Tests. His aggregate is the fifth highest by an Indian bowler in Tests - the leading wicket-takers being Anil Kumble (619), Kapil Dev (434), Harbhajan Singh (417) and Zaheer Khan (311).

# Steven Smith’s captaincy record in Tests reads - 12 wins and six losses apart from four drawn games out of 22 played, a winning percentage of 54.54.

# Australia lost six wickets for 11 runs - 101 for 4 to 112 all out - its joint third-fastest six-wicket collapse. Australia had gained an unwanted record when it lost six wickets for five runs - 244 for four to 249 all out - against England in Nottingham in June 1953.

# Ajinkya Rahane (52) has posted his third fifty against Australia - his 11th in Tests. Apart from three fifties, he has also registered a hundred against Australia in Tests - 147 at Melbourne in December 2014.

# Pujara and Rahane were involved in a stand of 118 - India’s highest fifth-wicket partnership against Australia in Bengaluru, obliterating the 93 between Gundappa Viswanath and Yashpal Sharma in September 1979.

# The above partnership is India’s second-highest fifth-wicket stand in Tests in Bengaluru behind the 300-run stand between Sourav Ganguly and Yuvraj Singh against Pakistan in December, 2007.

# It is also the first century stand for any wicket in the present series.

# Lokesh Rahul has got his second Man-of-the-Match award in Tests for recording consistent performance - 90 and 51. His first such award was against Sri Lanka for scoring 108 and 2 in Colombo (PSS) in August 2015.

# Josh Hazlewood (6 for 67) has recorded his best bowling figures in Tests, surpassing the 6 for 70 against New Zealand in Adelaide in 2015-16.

# Hazlewood’s second five-wicket haul against India is his fifth in Tests. He had first captured a five-wicket haul in Tests against India in Brisbane in 2014-15.

# Hazlewood’s above performance is the joint fifth-best by an Australian fast bowler in Tests on Indian soil - the best being Ray Lindwall’s 7 for 43 in Chennai in 1956-57.

# Nathan Lyon’s career-best bowling figures of 8 for 50 are the best by an Australian bowler in a losing cause in Tests. In all, his figures are the fifth best in a losing cause in Tests - the best being Kapil Dev’s 9 for 83 against West Indies in Ahmedabad in 1983-84.

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