Perfect Test Match between India & Australia, Produced Bundle of Records


[dropcap]12[/dropcap] Wickets taken by Nathan Lyon in this Test, the most by an Australia bowler against India. Among Australian spinners, Jason Krejza picked up 12 wickets as well at Nagpur in 2008, but he conceded 358 runs in that match while Lyon gave away 286, making Lyon’s figures the best by an Australian spinner against India.

[dropcap]4[/dropcap] Number of years since an overseas opener made two 50-plus scores in a Test in Australia. M Vijay made 53 and 99 in this Test. The last batsman to do this was Alastair Cook in Brisbane in 2010. The last overseas batsman to do this in Adelaide was Virender Sehwag in 2008.


Runs scored by Virat Kohli in this Test (115 and 141), the most by any player on captaincy debut. The previous record was held by New Zealand’s Graham Dowling, who scored 244 runs (239 and 5) against India in Christchurch in 1968.

[dropcap]6[/dropcap] Number of times that an overseas batsman has scored two hundreds in a Test in Australia. Five of these six instances have come at the Adelaide Oval.

[dropcap]53[/dropcap] Years since an overseas batsman scored two hundreds in a Test in Australia. The last batsmen to do this was Rohan Kanhai, in 1961, in Adelaide.

[dropcap]2 [/dropcap] Number captains who have scored two hundreds in a Test on captaincy debut, with Kohli being the first batsmen to do it in an overseas Test. The only other player to do this was Greg Chappell in Brisbane in 1975.

[dropcap]70.75[/dropcap] Kohli’s average in the fourth innings of a Test, which is fourth among all batsmen who’ve scored at least 500 runs. Don Bradman is just above him in the list with an average of 73.40.

[dropcap]10[/dropcap] Number of years since a spinner has taken a ten-wicket haul in a Test in Australia. Prior to Lyon’s 12 wickets in this game, Sri Lanka’s Upul Chandana picked up ten wickets in Cairns in 2004. The last time a finger-spinner took a ten-wicket haul in Australia was 25 years ago – Allan Border against West Indies in Sydney in 1989.

[dropcap]99[/dropcap] Runs scored by Vijay during India’s second innings. He became only the second Indian batsmen to be dismissed leg before wicket on 99. Navjot Sidhu was dismissed LBW on 99 against Sri Lanka in 1994.

[dropcap]4 [/dropcap] Number of sixes hit by Vijay in this Test, the second-most by an Indian opener against Australia. The only opener to hit more sixes was Sehwag, who hit five sixes in Melbourne in 2003.

[dropcap]24,836[/dropcap] The largest crowd for the fifth day at the Adelaide Oval, beating the Bodyline Test in 1933. There has been 113,009 people who had come to the stadium over the five days making it the highest attendance for a non-Ashes Test.

These Stats are Collected from Wikipedia