This was Pujara's 3rd Test double-ton and 2nd against Australia    IANS
This was Pujara’s 3rd Test double-ton and 2nd against Australia IANS

1st visiting team to have 100-run partnerships for 5th-wicket stand in each innings of a Test Australia. Steve Smith and Glenn Maxwell added 191 for the 5th wicket in first innings and Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb collected 124 in the second innings. This was the 2nd instance in Australian cricket history, and both came against India. The first incident took place in 1977-78 at Perth. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi

5th-most balls bowled by a left-arm bowler in an innings Steve O Keefe (462 in the first innings). O Keefe is behind Alf Valentine (552 balls vs England in 1950), Chuck Fleetwood-Smith (522 vs England in 1938), Vinoo Mankad (492 vs West Indies in 1952-53) and Ray Price (474 vs South Africa in 2001-02). O Keefe’s 462 balls is also the 2nd-most bowled by an Australian left-arm bowler after Fleetwood-Smith and the 2nd most by a visiting left-arm bowler in India after Haseeb Ahsan (504 in 1960-61).

6th instance of Australia facing 600 balls in the third innings of a Test in India. This is the 2nd-most by any visiting team in India after England, who has done it 9 times. The last instance of Australia playing 600 or more balls in the third of a Test India was in 2004-05 at Chennai.

6 Tests since India took a first-innings lead against Australia in a Test. The last time they did this was at Delhi in 2012-13, when they scored 272 after bowling out Australia for 262.

2nd-most Test runs in a domestic season: Cheteshwar Pujara, in 2016-17. With 1,259 runs, Pujara is behind only Gautam Gambhir (1,269 in 2008-09). The only ones above the pair are Ricky Ponting (1,483 in 2005-06) and Matthew Hayden (1,287 in 2005-06).

3rd double-century for Pujara and 2nd against Australia. VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar are the other Indians with 2 double-hundreds against Australia. This was also Pujara s 11th First-Class double century the joint-most by an Indian batsman along with Vijay Merchant.

4 600-plus totals scored by India in 2016-17, the most by any team in a single season. The previous record of 3 was held jointly held by India and Australia (in 2003-04, 2007-08 and 2009-10) and Australia (1955).

525 balls faced by Pujara in India’s first innings of batting the most by any Indian batsman in an innings. Pujara went past Rahul Dravid (495 against Pakistan in 2003-04).

26.9 batting strike-rate of Shaun Marsh in Australia s second innings. This is the 2nd-lowest batting strike-rate by an Australian with 50-run cut-off. John Dyson still holds the record with 24.09 over 53 runs against India at Perth in 1977-78.

2008-09 the time when a visiting team managed to draw the Test despite conceding 150-plus lead in the first innings in India. This was done by England at Mohali.

199 runs conceded by O’Keefe in the first innings of this Test, the most by him so far and 4th-most by any visiting left-arm bowler in India after Rangana Herath (240 in 2008-09), Paul Harris (203 in 2007-08) and Daniel Vettori (200 in 1999-2000).

4,106 balls bowled by Ravindra Jadeja in 2016-17, the 2nd-best overall. At top spot is Ravichandran Ashwin (4,209, also in this season 2016-17).

6 times Pujara has been dismissed by Nathan Lyon in Tests, the most by any bowler. The record was previously held by James Anderson (4 times).

4 Australian batsman have been dismissed by Jadeja for 4 times in Tests David Warner, Smith, Glenn Maxwell and Lyon. Of these men, nobody else has got Maxwell even thrice, while Umesh Yadav had got Smith 4 times and Ashwin had Lyon 4 times.

1,000 runs for David Warner against India in Tests. He became 12th Australia to reach the landmark. Warner was also the 2nd-slowest Australia to reach the landmark, in his 28th Test. Steve Waugh still remains the slowest with 31 Tests.

Slowest Australians to 1,000 runs against India
Player Matches
Steve Waugh 31
David Warner 28
Michael Clarke 26
Simon Katich 24
Justin Langer 24
Ricky Ponting 23
Allan Border 22
Michael Hussey 21
Bob Simpson 21
David Boon 18
Matthew Hayden 14
Steve Smith 14

78 wickets for Ashwin in 2016-17, the joint-most by any bowler in a season. Ashwin equalled Dale Steyn s tally of 78 wickets, in 2007-08. After Ashwin, Jadeja is on the list with 67 wickets in this season. Both Ashwin and Jadeja have one Test each in this season.

3rd-fastest Australian to 5,000 Test runs Smith. He touched the 5,000-run landmark in his 97th innings. Only Don Bradman (56) and Hayden (95 innings) have been there faster. Overall, Smith stands at joint-7th spot in the list.

954 runs have been scored by Pujara and Murali Vijay together in 2016-17, the 2nd-most by an Indian pair in a season after Gambhir and Dravid s 961 in 2008-09.

6 century stands between Pujara and Vijay in 2016-17, the 2nd-most by any pair in a season. The record of 7 hundred partnerships is held by Hayden and Ponting 2005-06.