This was India's 9th win in this season    IANS
This was India’s 9th win in this season IANS

Ravichandran Ashwin grabbed 6 for 41 as India stopped Australia in their tracks to win an intense second Test and level the series 1-1 on Tuesday. Australia, needing 188 for victory, were bowled out for just 112 half an hour into the final session on Day Four at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Tempers frayed between the world s top two ranked sides as the hosts bounced back from a humiliating opening Test defeat in Pune. Cheteshwar Pujara (92) and Ajinkya Rahane (52) put on a crucial 118-run partnership for the fifth wicket before Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood struck back in the morning session, taking 4 for 8 in 9 balls. The last two Indian wickets then added a crucial 28. Australia reached 67 for 2 before losing their last 8 wickets for 45. The next Test will be played at Ranchi, from March 16. At the end of this Test, many interesting statistics come into notice and we present some of them.

1st instance of four different bowlers Nathan Lyon, Ravindra Jadeja, Josh Hazlewood and Ravichandran Ashwin taking 6-wickets hauls in the same Test. This is the also the 1st instance of four 6-wickets hauls coming in a Test since 1901-02 and third overall. The previous two instances happened in 1896 at The Oval and in 1901-02 at Melbourne, both in Ashes Tests.

9th Test win for India in 2016-17, the joint 3rd-most by any team in a season. India s previous best was of 5, in 2004-05. The overall record is of 11 wins by Australia in 2005-06, followed by 10 in 1999-2000 and 9 in 2004-05.

1st instance of India winning the second Test of the series of 4 or more matches after losing the first one since they did it against England in 1972-73.

5th time India defended target of below 200. This was also the joint 4th-lowest target successfully defended by India and joint-3rd at home.

This was also India's biggest margin win in terms of runs while defending the target of below 200    IANS
This was also India’s biggest margin win in terms of runs while defending the target of below 200 IANS

200 wickets for Ashwin at home. He became 19th overall and 4th Indian bowler to achieve this feat. Ashwin reached this landmark in 30 Tests, which makes him the fastest to this record by a distance.

Fastest to 200 wickets at home
Player M
Ravichandran Ashwin 30
Anil Kumble 35
Dennis Lillee 36
Dale Steyn 37
Muttiah Muralitharan 37

25 five-wicket hauls for Ashwin, the joint 2nd-most by any Indian bowler after Kumble (35). Ashwin is now level with Harbhajan Singh (25) and joint 9th overall.

13 six-wicket hauls for Ashwin, the joint 2nd-most by any Indian bowler after Kumble (19). Ashwin is now level with Harbhajan (13) and joint-6th overall.

0 bowlers to take 25 five-wicket hauls in Tests as quickly as Ashwin. He took his 25th five-for in his 47th Test. He broke the record of Richard Hadlee (62).

Fastest to 25 5WI
Player M
Ravichandran Ashwin 47
Richard Hadlee 62
Muttiah Muralitharan 63
Rangana Herath 73
Dale Styen 76

5th highest wicket-taker from India Ashwin 269 wickets. He went past Bishan Singh Bedi’s tally of 266 wickets and is behind Kumble (619), Kapil (434), Harbhajan Singh (417) and Zaheer Khan (311).

118-run partnership between Pujara and Rahane was the first century partnership for any wicket in this series and second between them. The previous best was of 82 in this series by Matt Renshaw and David Warner in the first Test.

1st instance of Pujara getting dismissed in 90s. He was dismissed by Hazlewood on 92. Had he completed his century, it would have been this 4th in this season; he would have equalled the Indian record of 4 hundreds by a No. 3 batsman in a season, held by Mohinder Amarnath in 1982-83.

3rd best bowling figures by a visiting pacer at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru Josh Hazlewood s 6 for 67 after Tim Southee s 7 for 64 in 2012 and Bob Willis 6 for 53 in 1976-77.

5th Australian pacer to take a 6-wicket haul in India Hazlewood. It is also the first by an Australian in India since 1979-80. The other four Australian pacers to achieve this feat in India are Geoff Dymock (7 for 67 in 1979-80), Graham McKenzie (6 for 67 in 1969-70 and 6 for 58 in 1964-65), Alan Davidson (7 for 93 in 1959-60) and Ray Lindwall (7 for 43 in 1956-57).

10 fifties by Pujara in 2016-17, the joint 2nd-most by a No. 3 batsman and the joint-most by an Indian in a season. Mohinder also scored 10 fifties in 1982-83. The record is 12 fifties by Ricky Ponting in 2005-06.

6 six-wicket hauls in this series so far, the highest in a series in Asia. Steve O Keefe (2), Lyon, Jadeja, Hazlewood and Ashwin are the bowlers to take 6-wicket hauls in this series. The overall record is of 7 in 1989 Ashes and 1903-04 Ashes.

Note: There are two more Tests still to be played in this series.

9 times Ashwin scalped David Warner in Tests, the most by any bowler. Ashwin went past James Anderson s record of dismissing Warner on 7 occasions. Umesh Yadav has also dismissed Warner 5 times.

7 times Umesh scalped Shaun Marsh in Tests, the most by any bowler. Umesh is way ahead of the bowler at second spot Vernon Philander, who has dismissed Shaun Marsh on 4 times.

10th bowler to achieve the double of taking 8 wickets in an innings and none in the other of the same Test Lyon. He took 8 for 50 in the first innings and 0 for 82 in the second innings. He became the 2nd Australian to do this. Ian Botham is the only bowler to do this twice in his career.

8WI and 0WI in the same Test
Player Bowling figures Team Against Season
Albert Trott 0 for 9, 8 for 43 Australia England 1894-95
Bernard Bosanquet 0 for 29, 8 for 107 England Australia 1905
Jack Noreiga 9 for 95 , 0 for 36 West Indies India 1970-71
Ian Botham 0 for 17, 8 for 34 England Pakistan 1978
Bob Willis 0 for 72, 8 for 43 England Australia 1981
Ian Botham 8 for 103, 0 for 117 England West Indies 1984
Kapil Dev 8 for 106, 0 for 3 India Australia 1985-86
Ravi Ratnayeke 8 for 83, 0 for 25 Sri Lanka Pakistan 1985-86
Angus Fraser 8 for 75, 0 for 40 England West Indies 1993-94
Lance Klusener 0 for 75, 8 for 64 South Africa India 1996-97
Nathan Lyon 8 for 50, 0 for 82 Australia India 2016-17

145 wickets of left-handed batsman scalped by Ashwin so far, the 4th-most by any bowler after Muttiah Muralitharan (191), Shane Warne (172) and Kumble (167). Ashwin went past Harbhajan s tally of 139.

4 times Umesh scalped Smith s wicket in Tests, the most by an Indian bowler. The previous best by an Indian bowler was of 3 by Jadeja. Overall, the record for dismissing Smith on most occasions is of 6, held jointly by Stuart Broad and Yasir Shah.

51 dismissals for Wriddhiman Saha in Tests. He becomes the 9th Indian wicketkeeper to reach the 50-dismissal landmark after MS Dhoni (294), Syed Kirmani (198), Kiran More (130), Nayan Mongia (107), Farokh Engineer (82), Parthiv Patel (62), Naren Tamhane (51) and Dinesh Karthik (50). He is currently joint-8th on the list, with Tamhane.

4 times Ashwin scalped Matthew Wade s wicket in Tests, the most by any bowler. No other bowler has dismissed Wade even thrice.

4 times Ashwin scalped Lyon s wicket in Tests, the most by any bowler. The previous best was of 3, jointly held by Steyn, Herath, Yasir and Dilruwan Perera.

6 times Ashwin scalped Starc s wicket in Tests, the most by any bowler. No other bowler has even dismissed Starc even 5 times.

2nd Man of the Match award for KL Rahul in Test cricket. He had earlier won the award against Sri Lanka at P Sara Oval in 2015.

0.38 Jadeja s economy rate in the fourth innings. He had figures of 8-5-3-1. This is the best economy rate by an Indian bowler in a Test innings with an 8-over cut-off. The top two spots 0.15 (32-27-5-0) and 0.21 (14-11-3-0) are both held by Bapu Nadkarni. It is also the most economic against Australia, at par with Rahat Ali s 8-6-3-0. Jadeja s figures are also the 5th-most economic in the world if we put cut-offs of 8 overs and 1 wicket, after Garry Sobers (14-11-3-1), Bob Wyatt (13-10-4-3), Klusener (9-7-3-1) and Jim Laker (14.1-9-7-2).

136 fours by Kohli in this season, most by an Indian captain and 5th-most overall after Brian Lara (164 in 2003-04), Ricky Ponting (155 in 2005-06), Graeme Smith (150 in 2007-08) and Michael Clarke (139 in 2012-13).

16 sixes by Starc in this season, the 2nd-most by an Australian at No. 7 or below, after Adam Gilchrist (21 in 2004-05). Overall, Starc is at 4th spot in the list after Gilchrist, Chris Cairns (20 in 1999-00) and Harbhajan Singh (17 in 2010-11).

1,980 balls faced by Kohli so far in this season, the most by an Indian captain and 4th-most overall where balls were recorded after Ricky Ponting (2,492 in 2005-06), Alastair Cook (2,135 in 2015) and Brian Lara (2,028 in 2003-04).

1st batsman to score 1,000 runs in a home season at No. 3 Pujara. He went past Ricky Ponting s tally of 965 runs in 2003-04. Pujara currently has 1,057 runs in this season. He also became the 2nd Indian to score 1,000 runs in a season (home or away) at No. 3. He went past Mohinder Amarnath (965 in 1982-83), and is second in the list with Rahul Dravid at top (1,241 in 2003-04).

2,103 balls faced by Pujara in this season. He became the first cricketer to face 2,000 balls in a home season. He went past Kohli s 1,980 in the ongoing season.

0 wicket fell in the final session of Day Three of this Test. This was the first session in this series where no wicket fell.

2nd instance of two Indian batsman scoring 1,000 runs in the same season. Kohli and Pujara have done it in the ongoing season. The only such instance had happened in 2003-04, where Virender Sehwag and Dravid both scored 1,000 runs.

3rd opener to score fifties in each innings of a Test at Chinnaswamy Rahul. The other two were Gordon Greenidge (93 and 107 in 1974-75) and Ajay Jadeja (59 and 73 in 1995-96).

1,805 runs conceded by Ashwin in 2016-17, 2nd-most by any bowler in a season. The record is of 1,814 runs by Anil Kumble in 2004-05.

3,825 balls bowled by Ashwin in 2016-17, the most by a bowler in a season. The previous record was 3,673 by Kumble in 2004-05.

8 partnerships of fifty or more by visiting openers in India in 2016-17, the 2nd-most in history. The record of 9 was set in 2004-05.

58 wickets for Lyon against India. This is the most number of wickets by an Australian bowler against India. Before this Test, Lyon had 50 wickets against India, and his 8-wicket haul took him past Brett Lee (53), Richie Benaud (52) and Glenn McGrath (51).

8 for 50 are the best figures by any visiting bowler in India. Lyon broke the record of Lance Klusener, who scalped 8 for 64 at Kolkata in 1996-97. Lyon also became the 4th bowler and 2nd Australian to take 8-fors in India after Klusener, Sikander Bakht (8 for 69 in 1979-80) and Jason Krejza (8 for 215 in 2008-09).

3rd 7-for by Lyon against India, the most by a bowler against India. The previous record of 2 was held jointly held by Alec Bedser, Lance Gibbs, Ray Lindwall and Murali.

7 out of 8 Indian batsmen who fell to Lyon in the first innings recorded either most number of dismissals against the Australian spinner or joint-most. In other words, no one has dismissed these men as frequently as Lyon.

Nathan Lyon dismissing Indian batsmen most times
Batsman Dismissed by Lyon
Ishant Sharma 6
Virat Kohli 5 (James Anderson also has 5)
Cheteshwar Pujara 5
Ajinkya Rahane 5
Wriddhiman Saha 4
Ravichandran Ashwin 4 (Peter Siddle also has 5)
KL Rahul 4

7 opening pairs used by India in 2016-17. This is the joint-most opening pairs used by India in a season. The pairs used by India this season are Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay, Gautam Gambhir and Vijay, Parthiv Patel and Rahul, Parthiv and Vijay, Pujara and Vijay, Rahul and Vijay, and Abhinav Mukund and Rahul. India had also used 7 different pairs in 2004-05.

8 wickets taken by Lyon on Day One of the Test. This is the 2nd-most number of wickets taken by a bowler on Day One of a Test in India after Subhash Gupte s 9 for 102 against West Indies at Kanpur in 1958-59. Lyon s 8-wickets are also the most by a visiting bowler on Day one of a Test in India.

Most wickets on Day One
Bowler Wickets Team Opponent Season Venue
Nathan Lyon 8 Australia India 2016-17 Chinnaswamy
Stuart Broad 8 England Australia 2015 Trent Bridge
Muttiah Muralitharan 9 Sri Lanka Zimbabwe 2001-02 Kandy
Muttiah Muralitharan 8 Sri Lanka England 2001 SSC
Craig McDermott 8 Australia England 1990-91 WACA
Abdul Qadir 9 Pakistan England 1987-88 Lahore
Colin Croft 8 West Indies Pakistan 1976-77 Queen s Park Oval
Subhash Gupte 9 India West Indies 1958-59 Kanpur
Alf Valentine 8 West Indies England 1950 Old Trafford
Sydney Barnes 8 England South Africa 1913-14 Old Wanderers
Len Braund 8 England Australia 1903-04 MCG
George Lohmann 8 England Australia 1891-92 SCG

6th toss won by Kohli in 2016-17 the joint 2nd-most by an Indian captain in a season. The record is of 7 by Kapil Dev in 1983-84. Nari Contractor in 1961-62, Bishan Singh Bedi 1976-77 and Sachin Tendulkar in 1996-97 also won 6 tosses.