The third Test between India and Australia ended in a draw with Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh’s partnership saving the day for Steven Smith and his men. Cricwizz takes a look at the statistics of the Ranchi Test.
124 Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh put up match-saving partnerships of 124 in 373 balls. This is the second longest stand by Australia for any wicket in the second innings in Asia. Justin Langer and Simon Katich top the list who batted for 391 balls in 2004.
525 Cheteshwar Pujara took 525 balls to score 202 against Australia at Ranchi. This was the longest innings played in terms of balls by an Indian cricketer, beating the previous record of Rahul Dravid who took 495 balls to score 270 against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in 2004.
7 Pujara’s 202 was his seventh ton in the ongoing first-class season, the joint second most in an Indian season. VVS Laxman tops the list with 8 tons in an Indian first-class season.
2 Pujara’s 202 was his second double ton against Australia, joint most among Indian batsmen. Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman have also scored two double tons against Australia.
6 Pujara-Vijay posted their sixth century partnership in the ongoing home season, the second most by any pair in a season. Mathew Hayden-Ricky Ponting have 7 century partnerships in 2005-06.
5 Ravindra Jadeja is fifth in the list of bowlers with best bowling average at home with a minimum of 100-plus wickets. Jadeja averages 19.87 in 21 Tests at home with a tally of 117 wickets at home. Jim Laker tops the list with a bowling average of 18.08 in 29 Tests with a tally of 135 wickets at home.
78 R Ashwin extended his record of most wickets in a season to 78, equalling Dale Steyn’s record in 2007/08 season.
3 Jadeja dismissed Steven Smith for the third time in the series. Smith has scored 105 runs off 320 balls at a strike rate of 32.82 against Jadeja.
67 Jadeja took 9 wickets in the Ranchi Test, extending his tally of wickets to 67 in the current home season.
1 In last 10 Tests in India, this is the first match that Australia have drew against India.
38 After 38 consecutive innings, Australia have managed a century partnership for the fifth wicket in this Test. They posted two century partnerships in two innings in this Test.