Australia vs India, 2018-19: 2nd Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the 3rd day’s play in Perth.

Ishant Sharma
Ishant Sharma. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

India missed out on the chance of gaining a crucial first-innings lead in the Perth Test as they collapsed after the dismissal of Virat Kohli. India went down from 251/5 to 283 all out and hence conceded a lead of 43 runs to the hosts after Kohli departed for a hard-fought 123. In the second essay, Indian bowlers were not properly rewarded for their good bowling. Contributions from their top three helped Australia to end the day on 132/4 on a pitch where chasing 200+ will be tough.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the 3rd day’s play in Perth:

Lyon troubles India yet again:

7 – Number of five-wicket hauls in Test cricket for Nathan Lyon against India; the joint-most by any player. Muttiah Muralitharan also has seven five-fers against India in the longer format.


77 – Wickets Lyon has bagged in Test matches against India. Only James Anderson (110), Muttiah Muralitharan (105) and Imran Khan (94) have claimed more Test wickets against India than Lyon. The Aussie off-spinner went past Malcolm Marshall’s tally of 76 wickets against the Indians.

Continuing from where he left:

73.3 – Average runs Virat Kohli added while resuming his overnight innings in the previous ten instances. Kohli completed hundred on six out of seven instances when he ended the day at less than 90 in those ten instances and on three occasions, he went on to score a double ton after resuming on a hundred.

List of records Virat Kohli created with his century in the Perth Test against Australia

A first for Bumrah:

1 – The boundary Jasprit Bumrah hit in the first innings was his first in Test cricket which came after facing 97 deliveries. This was also his first scoring shot in this format since the first innings of the Southampton Test against England. He spent more than two hours at the crease in this span and faced 48 deliveries without adding a run.

Pant goes past Dhoni and co:

15 – Number of dismissals Rishabh Pant has effected in this series thus far. These are the most number of dismissals made by an Indian wicketkeeper in a Test series against Australia.

Syed Kirmani (1979), MS Dhoni (2013 & 2014/15) and Wriddhiman Saha (2017) have 14 dismissals in the series against the Aussies. Pant went past all even before completion of the second innings in second game of this 4-match series.

A middle-order stability:

8/2 – India’s total of 8/2 is the lowest total from which India had fifty-plus stands for 3rd, 4th and 5th wickets in a Test inning. India had 50+ partnerships for the 3rd, 4th and 5th wicket. The previous lowest score was 9/2 in the second innings of the 1949 Mumbai Test against the Windies.

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