Australia vs Pakistan, 2019: 1st Test, Day 3 – A rare Test failure for Smith, Dominance of Australia's top 3, Yasir Shah’s 200s and more stats

Australia vs Pakistan, 2019: 1st Test, Day 3 – A rare Test failure for Smith, Dominance of Australia’s top 3, Yasir Shah’s 200s and more stats

All the statistical highlights from yet another day in Brisbane dominated by the Aussies.

Yasir Shah
Yasir Shah. (Photo by Chris Hyde by Getty Images)

Australia now stands seven wickets away from sealing an innings win in the Gabba Test against Pakistan as they took a huge 340-run first-innings lead. Marnus Labuschagne scored his maiden Test century as he struck 185 from 279 balls with 20 fours. He shared century stands with David Warner (154) and Matthew Wade (60) as the Aussies were bundled out for 580. Pakistan, in their 2nd innings, lost three wickets for just 25 runs on the board. They ended the day on 64/3 but are still 276 runs behind Australia’s first-innings lead.

All the statistical highlights from yet another day in Brisbane dominated by the Aussies:

Yasir gets another double ton with the ball:

3Yasir Shah became the first player to concede 200+ runs in a Test innings on three different instances. Vinoo Mankad and Saqlain Mushtaq conceded 200+ runs in a Test inning on two instances.


2 – Yasir Shah is also the first player to concede 200+ runs in a Test innings twice in a country. He conceded 207 runs in Australia’s first innings during the 2016 Melbourne Test match and 205 runs in the first innings of the ongoing Test in Gabba. Prior to Yasir, only two players conceded 200+ runs once in a Test innings on Australian soil.


Nearly Australia’s best top 3 at home:

436 – Australia’s top three aggregated 436 runs in the first innings of this Test match; the 2nd most by Australia’s top three in a Test innings at home. Their top three batsmen collectively scored 443 runs in the first innings of the 2003 Perth Test against Zimbabwe with Matthew Hayden alone scoring 380.


Lyon goes past Waqar:

1016 – Runs Nathan Lyon has amassed in his 92-match Test career; the most Test runs by any player without scoring a fifty. He went past Waqar Younis’ tally of 1010 runs whose highest Test score is only 45. Lyon’s highest Test score is 47.


The No.1 batsman comes 11th:

4 – The four runs scored by Steve Smith are the fewest by any player in Australia’s first innings. This is the first time in his Test career that Smith was the least scorer where all 11 players batted.


Yasir gets Smith again:

7Steve Smith now has been dismissed by Yasir Shah on seven instances in Test cricket; the 2nd most Test dismissals for him against any bowler. Smith is currently averaging 27.28 in the longer format against Yasir.


Rizwan’s field day behind the stumps:

4Mohammad Rizwan played two International matches at the Gabba – ODI in 2017 against Australia and the current Test match. In both the games, Rizwan claimed four catches as keeper in an innings. In his 50-match International career, these are the only instances of more than three dismissals for Rizwan.