This was India's first defeat since 2015 against Sri Lanka at Galle    IANS
This was India’s first defeat since 2015 against Sri Lanka at Galle IANS

Australia beat India by 333 runs in the opening match of the series in Pune on Saturday in an outstanding victory that ended the hosts’ winning streak of 19 Tests. Chasing a daunting 441, the world’s top side crashed to 107 all out early in the final session. The visitors last won a Test on Indian soil at Nagpur in October 2004, clinching the four-match series 2-1 under the then captain Ricky Ponting. Second-ranked Australia also registered their first win in Asia after nine losses including their 3-0 thrashing in Sri Lanka last year. As this Test was filled with plenty of records, we present some of them here.

1st time India were bowled out under 110 in both the innings of a Test at home. Australia bowled out India for 105 in first innings and 107 in the second. Overall, this was the 4th instance in Indian Test history. Previous three instances happened in 1947-48 against Australia at Brisbane (India all out for 58 and 98), 1952 against England (58 and 82) and 1996-97 against South Africa (100 and 66).

2012 was the last time when India lost a Test at home against England in Kolkata. Since then, India went unbeaten for 20 Tests at home with 17 wins and three draws. With this defeat, India’s winning streak of 19 consecutive Tests without any defeat has been stopped. This is also their first defeat anywhere since 2015 against Sri Lanka at Galle.

333-run defeat for India in this Test, which is their 2nd biggest against any side at home. The record of biggest defeat at home also came against Australia by 342 runs in 2004-05. Overall, this is India’s 4th-biggest defeat by runs anywhere.

1993 was the last time when Australian spinners picked all the 10-wickets of opponents in an innings. Steve O’Keefe picked six and Nathan Lyon got four in the final innings of Pune Test. The last such instance in Australian Test history happened in 1993 against England at Birmingham, where Tim May and Shane Warne scalped five each. Today’s instance was also the 9th such in Australian Test history.

13 lbw dismissals, which is the joint 2nd-most in a Test in India. The record is of 15 in a Test in India against New Zealand at Kolkata in 2016-17. Previous instances of 13 lbw in a Test in India came against South Africa at Ahmedabad in 1996-97 and against England at Vizag in 2016-17.

15 scores of under 8 from Indian batting in this Test, which is the most by them at home. The Indian record is of 17 against England in 1952. KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane were the only batsmen to be dismissed in double-digits in both the innings. Overall, this is the second time it has happened against Australia. First instance happened in 1947-48 at Brisbane.

212 runs aggregate scored by India in this Test, which is the lowest for them at home after losing all 20 wickets. India scored 105 in the first innings and 107 in second. Previous record at home was of 272 at Kolkata against Australia in 1956-57. Overall, this is India’s 4th lowest after 140 against England at Manchester in 1952, 156 against Australia at Brisbane in 1947-48 and 166 against South Africa at Durban in 1996-97.

444 balls played by India, the least by them at home. Previous record at home was of 659 balls against Australia at Mumbai in 2004-05. Rahul was the only batsman from Indian side to play 50 plus balls in each innings. Overall, this was the 3rd least balls played by India after 349 against England in 1952 and 440 against South Africa in 1996-97.

13 runs scored by Virat Kohli, the least by him in a home Test where he has batted in both the innings. His previous lowest at home was of 26 against England at Kolkata in 2012-12. Overall, this was the 5th lowest by Kohli after 7 and 9 against England in 2014, 7 against West Indies in 2016 and 11 against Australia in 2011-12.

100 Test wickets at home for Ravindra Jadeja. He took 19 matches to reach this landmark, the joint second-fastest from India after Ravichandran Ashwin (16 Tests). Harbhajan Singh also achieved this feat in 19 Tests. The all time record is of 15 Tests by Clarrie Grimmett.

1st Test hundred for Steve Smith in India. This could have been Smith s second ton in India had he not been dismissed for 92 during the third Test of 2012-13 Border-Gavaskar Trophy at Mohali. This was his 18th Test hundred, 10th as captain and 5th against India. This was also his 4th Test hundred against India as captain, the joint-most by any Australian captain. Don Bradman, Michael Clarke and Bob Simpson are the other Australian captains to score 4 hundreds against India.

4.25 was the run-rate of Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling in the second innings, the third-highest by an Indian spinner at home with at least 25 overs bowled. Other two Indian spinners with higher run-rate in an innings after Ashwin are Erapalli Prasanna (147 runs from 34 overs at 4.32) and Harbhajan Singh (121 from 28 at 4.32).

50 catches for Matthew Wade as wicketkeeper. He becomes the 12th Australian wicketkeeper to reach this landmark.

5th Australian bowler to take 50 Test wickets against India Nathan Lyon. Before this Test, Lyon needed five more wickets to reach the milestone. He took one in the first innings and four in second. Other four Australian bowlers to do so are Benaud (52), Glenn McGrath (51), Brett Lee (53) and Mitchell Johnson (50). Lyon is also the 24th bowler and 5th spinner to achieve this feat against India after Benaud (mentioned above), Lance Gibbs (63), Derek Underwood (62) and Muttiah Muralitharan (105).

33.5 overs played by India, the shortest completed innings by them against Australia at home. The previous record was of 40.1, which happened in the first innings of this Test and before that, 40.3 overs in 2004-05 at Mumbai. Overall, this is the 6th-shortest completed innings by India at home.

88.83 batting average of Smith against India, the 2nd-highest by any Australian batsman against any opponent (qualification: 1,000 runs) after Bradman’s 89.78 against England (5,028 runs). This is also the third-best batting average by any batsman against India after Weekes (1,495 at 106.78) and Andy Flower (1,138 at 94.83). Overall, Smith s average is the 10th-best by a batsman irrespective of opponent.

2nd Australian to score 1,000 runs against India in 14 innings Steve Smith. Matthew Hayden also reached there in 14 innings. Smith also became the 11th Australian to score 1,000 runs against India. Overall, Smith is the joint 3rd-fastest to 1,000 runs against India after Everton Weekes (10 innings) and Younis Khan (11). Andy Flower also achieved this feat in 14 innings.

1st instance of Ashwin opening bowling in both innings of a Test against Australia. This was also the 5th instance of Ashwin opening bowling in both innings, the most by any Indian spinner if one does not include ML Jaisimha s 13.

68 wickets for Ashwin in 2016-17, the 2nd-most wickets by a bowler in a season. Ashwin is only behind Dale Steyn s record of 78 wickets in 2007-08 season. Ashwin went past Kapil Dev (63 wickets in 1979-80), Anil Kumble (64 in 2004-05) and Gleen McGrath (66 in 1998-99).

50 wickets for Jadeja in 2016-17. He became the 4th Indian bowler to take 50 wickets in a season after Ashwin (68 in this season), Kumble (50 in 1992-93 and 64 in 2004-05) and Kapil Dev (63 in 1979-80).

1st duck for Virat Kohli in Tests since 2014. Kohli has played 104 international innings during this phase, the 3rd-highest without a duck after Rahul Dravid (173 between January 2000 and February 2004) and Sachin Tendulkar (136 between July 2008 and November 2013).

60.95% runs of India s total were scored by KL Rahul. He scored 64 from India s total of 104. This is the fourth-highest by an Indian in an all-out innings after VVS Laxman (63.98% 167 out of 261 in 1999-00), Mohinder Amarnath (61.86% 60 out of 97 in 1975-76) and Virender Sehwag (61.09% 201 out of 329 in 2008).

105 India s first innings total. This is their 2nd-lowest total against Australia at home and 5th-lowest against them anywhere. India s lowest at home against Australia is 104 at Mumbai in 2004-05.

99 runs scored by Matt Renshaw in this Test (68 and 31). He is the 7th visiting batsman to score exactly 99 runs in a Test on Indian soil. Interestingly, Renshaw is the only one to have achieved this after getting dismissed twice. Ian Chappell and Javed Miandad had scored 99 in their only innings, while the others (John R Reid, Kim Hughes, Paul Downton and Matthew Hayden) had all remained unbeaten once every Test.

3 catches taken by Peter Handscomb in the first innings of India’s batting. The last time an Australian fielder took 3 catches in an innings was back in the first innings of the Nagpur Test of 2004-05. Interestingly, both Michael Clarke and Shane Warne held 3 catches in that innings.

7th fastest Australian to reach the double of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests Mitchell Starc. He completed this double in 35 Tests. Other six fastest Australians to achieve this feat are Monty Noble (27 Tests), George Giffen (30), Richie Benaud (32), Maurice Tata (33), Keith Miller (33) and Alan Davidson (34). Starc went past Trevor Goddard s record of completing this double in 36 matches. Overall, the record is of 21 Tests, which is held by Ian Botham.

0 Australians younger than Renshaw to score fifty in India, at 20 years 332 days. Renshaw broke a 37-year-old record set by Rick Darling, at Kanpur in 1979. He also became the 7th youngest non-Asian batsman to achieve this feat against India in India. This was Renshaw s 3rd Test fifty.

14th overseas batsman to score fifty on his maiden Test in India in 2016-17 Matt Renshaw. The 13 others are Tom Latham, Mitchell Santner, Luke Ronchi, Jimmy Neesham, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Haseeb Hameed, Liam Dawson, Keaton Jennings, Mahmudullah, Mehedi Hasan Miraz, Mushfiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan.