Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023, Series Stats Review: Virat Kohli's achievements, Nathan Lyon's feat and other stats
India won the BGT for the fourth consecutive time with a 2-1 margin
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The most awaited Border-Gavaskar trophy came to an end as Team India won the series for the fourth consecutive time with a margin of 2-1. The duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin accounted for massive 31 wickets in the first two games helping India win both games.
A magnificent bowling show from Nathan Lyon helped Australia bounce back in the third Test. A total of 5 centuries were recorded in the series, interestingly four out of five centuries came in the final Test match which produced a high-scoring draw affair.
Rohit Sharma, Usman Khawaja, Cameron Green, Shubman Gill, and Virat Kohli were the players to register centuries in this series. Axar Patel, was the pick of batters for his consistency to score three fifties coming at number 8 and 9. As the series ended, both India and Australia secured their places in World Test Championship 2021/23 finals and will be playing the final on June 7, 2023 at The Oval.
The Aussie opener Usman Khawaja leads the batting chart with 333 runs in three games at an average of 47.57 and he is followed by Virat Kohli with 297 runs at an average of 49.50 in the second spot. The Indian all-rounder Axar Patel takes the third spot with 264 runs, averaging 88. In the bowling department, Ravichandran Ashwin leads the bowling chart with 25 scalps and is followed by Ravindra Jadeja, and Nathan Lyon, with 22 wickets each. Australian spinner Todd Murphy takes the third spot with 14 wickets.
Meanwhile, let us look at the stats and numbers from Border Gavaskar Trophy 2023
1- Nathan Lyon became the leading wicket-taker in the Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Most Wickets in Border Gavaskar Trophy
116 - Nathan Lyon
114 - Ravichandran Ashwin
111 - Anil Kumble
75 - Virat Kohli scored his 75th century in international cricket and became the only second player to achieve this feat
Players with most international centuries:
100 - Sachin Tendulkar
75 - Virat Kohli
71 - Ricky Ponting
63 - Kumar Sangakkara
62 - Jacques Kallis
4 - India has won the fourth consecutive Test series against Australia
Teams with Most Consecutive Test Series wins against Australia
7 - England (1884 - 1890)
5 - West Indies (1984 - 1992)
4 - India (2017 - 2023)
10 - Virat Kohli has won the player of the match award for the tenth time in the Test matches.
Most player of the match awards in Test matches for India
14 - Sachin Tendulkar
11 - Rahul Dravid
10 - Anil Kumble
10 - Virat Kohli
16 - India has won the 16th Consecutive Test Series at home
Most consecutive Test series win at home
16 -India (Feb 2013-Present)
10 -Australia (Nov 1994- Nov 2000)
10 -Australia (July 2004- Nov 2008)
8 -West Indies (Mar 1976- Feb 1986)
24 - Marnus Labuschagne scored his 24th fifty-plus score in World Test Championship
Players with most 50+ scores in World Test Championship:
25 - Joe Root
24 - Marnus Labuschagne
23 - Babar Azam
4 - Shubman Gill became the fourth Indian to score century in all formats in the same year.
Indians scoring centuries in all formats in a same year
2010 - Suresh Raina
2016 - KL Rahul
2017 - Rohit Sharma
2023 - Shubman Gill
140 - Cameron Green became the 140th Player to score a century in a Test match for Australia
2 - Usman Khawaja became the second leading runs scorer in the World Test Championship 2021/23
Players with most Runs in World Test Championship 2021/23
2234 - Joe Root
1608 - Usman Khawaja
1527 - Babar Azam
1509 - Marnus Labuschagne
1285 - Jonny Bairstow
2 - Ravichandran Ashwin is now having the second most number of POTS (Player of the series) awards
Most POTS awards in Tests
11 - Muttiah Muralitharan
10- Ravichandran Ashwin
9 - Jacques Kallis
3 -Ravichandran Ashwin became the third Indian alongside Kapil Dev and Ravindra Jadeja to achieve the feat of 4000 international runs and 4000 international wickets.
5 -Mohammad Shami became the fifth Indian fast bowler to pick 400 international wickets.
2 – Virat has scored 8 centuries in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and has the joint second-most centuries in BGT alongside Ricky Ponting and Steven Smith. Sachin Tendulkar tops the list with nine hundreds.
2 - Ravindra jadeja became the second Indian player after Kapil Dev to achieve the feat of 2500 runs and 250 wickets in Test matches
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