Australia vs India, 2018-19: 4th Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

Australia vs India, 2018-19: 4th Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the 4th day of the Sydney Test match.

Indian team
Indian team. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Team India has ensured they will achieve with their maiden Test series win on Australian soil as they bowled out the hosts for just 300 and enforced the follow-on on Day 4 in Sydney. However, the rain gods haven’t been fair to the Indians who wanted to finish the series with their 3rd win at the SCG. Kuldeep Yadav’s five-wicket haul played a crucial role in helping India gain a 322-run lead. The Aussies ended the day on 6/0 at the stumps on day four where only 25.2 overs were possible due to the rain.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the 4th day of the Sydney Test match:

A rare follow-on for Australia:

4 – Only the 4th time India have enforced a follow-on over Australia in a Test match and only the 2nd such instance in Australia. India made the Australians follow-on in the 1988 SCG Test and twice in the 1979 home Test series prior to this game.

1988 – The last instance of Australia being forced to follow-on in a Test match at home was during the 1988 Sydney Test against England on February 1st.

2005 – The last time any team enforced follow-on in a Test match in Australia was during the 2005 Nottingham Test. The team was England and it is the only other instance when Australia followed-on in a Test match in the last 30 years.

Kohli’s follow-on record:

6 – Number of times India have enforced follow-on under Virat Kohli’s captaincy in Test cricket. India enforced the follow-on more times only under Mohammad Azharuddin (7 times).

6 – Since the start of 2015, Virat forced the opposition to follow-on in six different instances. In this span, only Faf du Plessis (2 times), Alastair Cook (2 times) and Sarfraz Ahmed (2 times) have enforced a follow-on more than once. Seven other captains had one such instance in this period.

Kuldeep Yadav’s five-fer:

2 – Number of five-wicket hauls for Indian spinners in the last 18 Test matches; both by Kuldeep Yadav. The left-arm wrist spinner claimed 5/57 in the Rajkot Test against the Windies last year.

2007Kuldeep’s five-fer was first for an Indian spinner in 15 Test matches on Australian soil. Anil Kumble’s 5/84 in the 2007 MCG Test was the last 5-fer by an Indian spinner in Australia.

2012 – The last instance when a visiting spinner picked up a five-fer in Australia was back in December 2012 when Rangana Herath picked up 5/95 in the Hobart Test match for Sri Lanka.

A huge lead for India:

322 – The 322-run lead is India’s 2nd biggest first innings lead in Test cricket against Australia. They claimed a lead of 400 runs in the 1998 Kolkata Test as they produced 633/5 in response to Australia’s 233. This is also the first time India took a 300+ first innings lead in a Test match in Australia. The 292-run lead in the Melbourne Test was the previous biggest for India in Australia.

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