Kuldeep Yadav became 27th Chinaman bowler to play Test cricket    IANS
Kuldeep Yadav became 27th Chinaman bowler to play Test cricket IANS

27th Test venue of India Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium of Dharamsala, where the ongoing 4th Test of the series is being played between India and Australia. This is also the 6th new Test venue to be introduced in India since October 2016, after Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore (introduced against New Zealand); Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot; and Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam (both against England), Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, and JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi (both against Australia).

111 runs scored by Steven Smith. He became the 1st Australian captain to be dismissed on a Nelson in Tests. He also became the 6th Test captain to achieve this feat after Duleep Mendis (against England in 1984), Michael Atherton (against New Zealand in 1994), Shaun Pollock (against Sri Lanka in 2000-01), Sanath Jayasuriya (against India in 2001), Mohammad Yousuf (against Australia in 2004-05).

25 consecutive Tests played by Virat Kohli as captain for India before missing this Test, the 4th-most by an Indian captain after Mohammad Azharuddin (37), Sourav Ganguly (33) and MS Dhoni (27). As player, Kohli played 54 consecutive Tests before missing this one, the 11th-most by an Indian after Sunil Gavaskar (106), Rahul Dravid (93), Gundappa Viswanath (87), Sachin Tendulkar (84), Azhar (69), Kapil Dev (two occasions, 66 and 65), Anil Kumble (60), Syed Kirmani (56) and Ganguly (56).

1st Chinaman bowler to play international cricket for India Kuldeep Yadav. He was also India s 288th Test cap. Kuldeep was also the 27th Chinaman bowler overall and the 2nd from Asia (after Sri Lanka s Lakshan Sandakan, who made his Test debut last year against Australia at Pallekele).

3rd century for Smith in this series. He became the 2nd visiting captain to score 3 hundreds in a series in India, after Alastair Cook in 2012-13.

33rd Test captain of India Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane led after Kohli was ruled out due to a shoulder injury. Rahane has never captained previously in any First-Class match. Rahane also became the 9th player from Mumbai to lead India in Tests after Vinoo Mankad, Polly Umrigar, Gulabrai Ramchand, Ajit Wadekar, Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Ravi Shastri and Tendulkar.

3rd captain to have hit 3 hundreds in two series Smith. Don Bradman and Garry Sobers are the only others to have done this. Bradman did it thrice in the 1936-37 and 1938 Ashes and in 1947-48 against India, while Sobers did it against England in 1966 and India in 1970-71. Smith s did it both against India, which makes him the only captain to do so twice against India. He had earlier done it in 2014-15.

6th century for Smith against India, the 2nd-most by a Test captain. Clive Lloyd holds the record with 7 hundreds as captain against India.

3rd-best bowling figure by Chinaman bowler on debut Test Kuldeep s 4 for 68. The other Chinaman bowlers s to take 4-wicket hauls on debut were Chuck Fleetwood-Smith (4 for 64 against South Africa in 1935-36), Sobers (4 for 75 against England in 1953-54) and Sandakan (4 for 58 against Australia in 2016). Of course, it is not known how many of Sobers wickets came while bowling Chinaman, since he also bowled seam and finger-spin.

482 runs for Smith in this series, 6th-most by a Test captain and 2nd-most by an Australian captain in a series in India. The five men to have got more than Smith are Clive Lloyd (636 in 1974-75 and 496 in 1983-84), Kim Hughes (594 in 1979-80), Cook (562 in 2012-13) and Alvin Kallicharran (538 in 1978-79).

79 wickets for Ravichandran Ashwin in 2016-17, the most by any bowler in a season. Ashwin went past Dale Steyn (78 in 2007-08).

8th time Umesh Yadav scalped Shaun Marsh s wicket, the most by any bowler. No other bowler has dismissed him for even 5 times.

86.41 batting average of Smith against India as captain, the 3rd-best by any Test captain against India with 500-run cut-off, after Bradman (715 at 178.75) and Brendon McCullum (535 at 133.75).

1,000 runs for Smith as captain against India. He became the 5th Test captain to score 1,000 runs against India after Bobby Simpson, Lloyd, Michael Clarke and Cook.

0 Test captains have scored 1,000 runs against India as quickly as Smith, who reached there in 7 Tests. Smith broke the record of Clarke (8 Tests). Simpson and Cook did in 10 Tests, while Lloyd did in 11.

2nd-best bowling figures by an Indian left-arm bowler on debut Kuldeep s 4 for 68. Best bowling figures on debut by an Indian left-arm spinner is of 6 for 103 by Dilip Doshi against Australia in 1979-80.

2,075 balls have been bowled by Umesh in 2016-17. He became the 4th Indian pacer to bowl 2,000 balls in a season after Kapil (2,832 in 1979-80 and 2,439 in 1982-83), Karsan Ghavri (2,450 in 1979-80) and Venkatesh Prasad (2,449 in 1996-97).

50 wickets for Umesh at home. He became the 25th Indian bowler to achieve this feat.