Player of the Match
Player of the Match
94.4
W
Ashwin to Maxwell, OUT, and India have got Maxwell. He quietly walks off. The carrom ball gets him. Again it's not because he hasn't picked it, but because it hasn't turned as much as expected. Maxwell bat-pads it to silly point

GJ Maxwell c Vijay b Ashwin 2 (11m 15b 0x4 0x6) SR: 13.33

91.2
W
Jadeja to Marsh, OUT, finally India get a wicket. Sixty-two overs after India last struck. And it is Jadeja yet again. On a length, slightly casual defence from Marsh, the ball bounces, hits him high on the bat, and easy catch is taken at forward short leg. A great innings from the much-maligned Marsh

SE Marsh c Vijay b Jadeja 53 (236m 197b 7x4 0x6) SR: 26.90

29.1
W
Jadeja to Smith, OUT, Smith pads up to one outside leg, but it spins past the pad to flatten the off stump. This is an inverted replay of what Jadeja did to Smith four years ago in Delhi. Bowled when shouldering alone. So what has Smith done wrong here? This is outside leg, so it is okay to pad it away, but it is slightly half-committed padding. Doesn't cover the line enough, leaving the ball a chance to spin past the pad. Pujara used to stride forward when padding up. Smith has only half a forward movement. And Jadeja rips it from the rough. This could be over for Australia

SPD Smith b Jadeja 21 (98m 68b 2x4 0x6) SR: 30.88

28.4
W
Sharma to Renshaw, OUT, A fired-up Ishant has produced the wicket. Clever bowling. He has set him up for the bouncer but has given him the full ball. On a length, just outside off, Renshaw caught back, the ball seams back in, stays a touch low, and traps him right in front. Renshaw is filthy with himself, but this has been good bowling

MT Renshaw lbw b Sharma 15 (111m 84b 1x4 0x6) SR: 17.85

7.2
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Jadeja to Lyon, OUT, Jadeja ends the day with a sign of things to come. The pitch is turning, so bowl a line and length that hits the stumps. Some drift, pitches middle and off, Lyon defends the line, the ball takes a piece of the pitch and turns past the edge to knock back the off stump

NM Lyon b Jadeja 2 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 28.57

5.1
W
Jadeja to Warner, OUT, wide on the crease, and Jadeja produces a beauty. Uses the angle, pitches this smack in the rough, Warner plays back when he should be forward. Perhaps it is the flat trajectory. There is an explosion in the rough, the ball turns past the inside edge, stays a touch low too. Cleans him up

DA Warner b Jadeja 14 (16m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 87.50

Fifth-wicket rescue

38

No. of consecutive inns without a century partnership for 5th wkt for Australia, before this match. In this Test, they have had 100+ stands in both inns for the wkt.

Jadeja again

3

No. of times Jadeja has dismissed Smith in this series. He has scored 105 off 320 balls at SR of 32.82. Against all others bowlers: 266 off 506, SR of 52.56 with 2 dismissals.

rely on smith

78.33

Smith's average in 3rd inns of Tests in his last 6 inns, before this. His scores: 138, 70*, 31, 63, 59, 109.

Pujara's second double

2

No. of double-centuries for Pujara against Australia, joint-most among Indian batsmen with Tendulkar and Laxman and joint third-most overall.

New record

495

Previous most number of balls faced by an Indian in a Test innings, by Rahul Dravid in his innings of 270 in Rawalpindi in 2004. Pujara has faced 500+ balls so far.

Pujara's top season

7

No. of centuries for Pujara in this first-class season, the joint 2nd-most in an Indian fc season. Laxman (8) made the most whereas Pataudi & Gavaskar also made 7.

Long ago

2010

Last time India's top-3 all scored 50+ in the same Test inns, vs NZ in Nagpur. India had 8 such instances between 2006 and 2010 but this inns is the first since then.

Vijay-Pujara stand tall

6

No. of century partnerships between Vijay and Pujara in this 2016-17 season - the 2nd-most by any pair in a season. Hayden-Ponting had 7 in 2005-06, the most.