India vs Australia, 2nd Test Day 1, Stats Review: Khawaja's form, Jadeja's feat and other stats

India in the driver's seat despite Australia's 263 on Day 1.

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Improved batting performances from Australia helped them post a competitive total of 263 in the first innings of the second Test against India played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.

Speaking about how the day panned out, Australia yet again won the crucial toss and opted to bat first in spin-friendly conditions. David Warner and Usman Khawaja started the day on a positive note as the duo put together a fifty partnership for the first wicket.

Mohammed Shami, however, made the breakthrough for India by setting up David Warner. Soon, Ravichandran Ashwin joined hands with Shami to dismiss the middle order trio of Steve Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head and all of a sudden Australia were in trouble at 108/4. Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb led the recovery by playing some positive cricket as Khawaja went on to register his 20th half-century.

Handscomb, then played with the tail and remained unbeaten on 72 helping the Aussies post 263 in the first innings. For India, Mohammed Shami was the pick of bowlers for the spell of 4/60 and the duo of Ashwin and Jadeja picked three wickets each. India survived the scary last hour of the game as they ended the day without losing any wicket for 21 runs in nine overs.

Meanwhile, let us look at the stats and numbers from Day 1 of the second Test between India and Australia:

2 - Ravichandran Ashwin became the second Indian bowler to take 100 Test wickets against an opposition. Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 100 Test wickets against Australia. The first bowler to do so was Anil Kumble (111) vs Australia.

Most Test Wickets for India against an opponent:
111 -Anil Kumble vs Australia

100 - Ravichandran Ashwin vs Australia
99 - Kapil Dev vs Pakistan 

8 - Ravindra Jadeja became the eighth Indian bowler to take 250 Test wickets.

13 - Cheteshwar Pujara became the 13th player to represent India in 100 Test matches.

1043 - Peter Handscomb completed 1000 runs for Australia in Tests and became the 109th Australian player to achieve the feat.

3 - Usman Khawaja (1362) surpassed his fellow mate Marnus Labuschagne and became the third leading run-getter in World Test Championship 2021-23. The top two in the list are Joe Root (1915) and Babar Azam (1527) respectively. 

62 - Ravindra Jadeja has taken 62 matches to complete 250 Test wickets.
Fewest Tests to 2500 runs and 250 wickets.
55 - Ian Botham
62 - Ravindra Jadeja
64 - Imran Khan
65 - Kapil Dev
70 - Richard Hadlee

2 - Ravichandran Ashwin became the second bowler after Anil Kumble to take 100 wickets in Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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