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3rd Indian to score 5 fifties in a series without a hundred KL Rahul. His scores in this series read 64, 10, 90, 51, 67 and 60. This was also the 4th consecutive fifty by him. The other two Indians to score 5 fifties without any hundred in a series were Dilip Sardesai against England in 1963-64 (from 10 innings) and Gundappa Viswanath against Australia in 1977-78 (9 innings). Rahul also became the 2nd Indian to do this against Australia after Viswanath and the 1st Indian opener.

19 sixes hit by Ravindra Jadeja in 2016-17, most by an Indian in a season and 6th-most overall. The previous record from India was of 17 by Harbhajan Singh in 2010-11. Jadeja is behind Gilchrist (26 in 2004-05), Brendon McCullum (24 in 2014-15), Matthew Hayden (21 in 2003-04), Chris Cairns (20 in 1999-00) and Shahid Afridi (20 in 2005-06).

3rd instance of one batsman from each sides have scored 400 runs in an India vs Australia series in India. Steven Smith has made 482 runs and Pujara 405. The previous two such instances happened in 2000-01, when VVS Laxman and Matthew Hayden scored above 400; and in 1979-80 Allan Border, Sunil Gavaskar, Kim Hughes and Graham Yallop, all scored 400 runs.

4th Indian to score 5 fifties in a series against Australia Rahul, after Viswanath (mentioned above), Virat Kohli and Murali Vijay (both in 2014-15). Rahul is also the 2nd Indian opener to do so after Vijay and 10th overall.

1,316 runs for Cheteshwar Pujara in 2016-17, 2nd-most by any batsman in a season. He went past Gautam Gambhir (1,269 in 2008-09) and Matthew Hayden (1,287 in 2005-06). He is behind only Ricky Ponting (1,483 in 2005-06).

12 fifties by Pujara in 2016-17, joint-most by an Indian in a season and joint 2nd-most overall. Mohinder Amarnath was the first Indian batsman to hit 12 fifties in 1982-83. The record is 14 by Ponting in 2005-06.

2,779 balls faced by Pujara in this season, 2nd-most by a batsman (where balls played were recorded). He went past Gambhir s tally of 2,612 in 2008-09 and is only behind Border s 2,906 in 1979-80.

156 fours hit by Pujara in 2016-17, 2nd-most by an Indian in a season and 3rd-most overall. He went past Hayden and Ponting s tally of 155, both in 2005-06. Pujara is behind Brian Lara (164 in 2003-04) and Virender Sehwag (158 in 2004-05).

7th time Nathan Lyon dismissed Pujara, the most by Lyon against any batsman. Similarly, for Pujara, this is the most number of times he has dismissed against any bowler. Nobody else has dismissed Pujara even 5 times.

6th time Ajinkya Rahane has been dismissed by Lyon, the most by any bowler. No other bowler has even dismissed him for 5 times.

5th time Ravichandran Ashwin has been dismissed by Lyon, the most by any bowler. Lyon is followed by fellow Australian Peter Siddle (4 times).

1,000 runs for Jadeja in Tests. He becomes the 10th Indian to the 1,000-run-100-wicket double after Vinoo Mankad, Kapil Dev, Ravi Shastri, Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Irfan Pathan and Ashwin. He also became the 63rd cricketer to achieve this double.

3rd cricketer to achieve the double of 500-run-50-wicket double in a season Jadeja. The two others were Kapil (535 and 63 in 1979-80) and Mitchell Johnson (527 and 60 in 2008-09). Jadeja also now holds the record for taking most wickets (68) among those who have scored 500 runs in that same season.

63 wickets for Lyon against India, joint 2nd-most by any spinner. Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record with 105. Lance Gibbs has also taken 63 wickets against India.

37,084 balls bowled in 2016-17, the most in any season. Previous record was of 32,012 in 2003-04.

573 wickets in 2016-17, the most in a season. Previous record was of 433 in 2011-12.

273 fifties scored in 2016-17, the most in a season. Previous best was of 265 in 2003-04.

741 batsmen were caught in 2016-17, the most in a season. Previous best was 732 in 2000-01.

231 LBWs in 2016-17, the most in a season. Previous best was 212 in 20003-04.