Player of the Match
Player of the Match

11.37am That is also lunch. Australia have made a strong comeback in the last half hour of that session, but India have done superbly overall to take a lead here. After looking like struggling last evening, India looked like they might fall behind but Jadeja and Saha batted with great application and determination to take India to safety. For now. A great stat by colleague Bharat Seervi that Jadeja has as many 50 or above scores this home season as Kohli, Vijay and Rahul. We are looking at the player of the season, ladies and gentlemen. Here is a stat: India have never lost a Test when Jadeja has scored a fifty. He has scored seven fifties, won five of those Tests and drawn another. What will happen in this, the seventh?

118.1
W
Lyon to Kuldeep Yadav, OUT, five-for for Lyon. Kuldeep sweeps from outside off, and he gets a massive top edge. A superb catch in the deep by Hazlewwod. It looks easy on TV. He has judged this perfectly, goes to his right, and takes it overhead a couple of feet inside the fence

Kuldeep Yadav c Hazlewood b Lyon 7 (20m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 41.17

Just a thought: if Kuldeep scores 10 here, he has better average than the player he has replaced, will have taken four wickets, and will have dropped fewer catches. Lyon comes back

END OF OVER:
118 | 1 Run | INDIA: 332/9

  • UT Yadav2 (8b)
  • Kuldeep Yadav7 (16b)
  • SNJ O'Keefe27-4-75-1
  • PJ Cummins30-8-94-3
117.6
0
O'Keefe to Yadav, no run, roundarm, not looking to spin it, defended back to him
117.5
1
O'Keefe to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, down the wicket, reaches the pitch of the ball, drives this to long-on
117.4
0
O'Keefe to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, full, middle and leg, defended to short leg
117.3
0
O'Keefe to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, on a length, straight, defended back to him
117.2
0
O'Keefe to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, flighted outside off, defended off the front foot

Well past the scheduled lunch break now. Australia gets a backward short leg. Important fielder

117.1
0
O'Keefe to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, on a length, straight, defended

END OF OVER:
117 | 2 Runs | INDIA: 331/9

  • UT Yadav2 (7b)
  • Kuldeep Yadav6 (11b)
  • PJ Cummins30-8-94-3
  • SNJ O'Keefe26-4-74-1
116.6
0
Cummins to Yadav, no run, well done Wade. He has had a hard time with posthumous swing here. Balls wobbling late. This one, though, is about reach and athleticism. Short of a length, down the leg side, it keeps going. Wade flies to his left to make a one-handed collection
116.5
1
Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, 1 run, short of a length, hip high, worked past short leg for another single. The leaded goes past 30. Every run hurting Australia. Every run scored here means one fewer India need to get when batting last
116.4
0
Cummins to Kuldeep Yadav, no run, on a length, on off, pushed to cover

Winning from behind

4

No. of times India have won a Test series after losing the first Test, including this. The other 3: vs Eng 1972-73, Aus 2000-01 and SL 2015.

Pujara's first at home

0

No. of ducks for Pujara in home Tests, before this. This was his first duck in 50 innings at home. He has had 2 ducks in 31 innings outside India.

Rare combined effort

2

Instances of 3 India bowlers picking 3 or more wickets in the same innings at home since 2000, both in this series - vs NZ at Eden Gardens and this match.

Umesh's best

14

Previous most wickets for Umesh Yadav in a series, in Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2011-12. Warner was the 15th scalp of this series for Umesh.

Warner's low

24.12

Warner's average in this series - his 3rd lowest in any series. He averaged 13 in NZ in 2015-16 (2 Tests) and 23 in Ashes 2013. In Ind in 2012-13, he averaged 24.37.

Jadeja the batsman

6

No. of 50+ scores for Jadeja in the 2016-17 season, same number as Kohli, Vijay and Rahul. Only Pujara has made more such scores (12).

All-rounder Jadeja

3

No. of players to score 500+ runs and take 50+ wickets in in a season - Kapil Dev in 1979-80, Mitchell Johnson in 2008-09 and Jadeja in 2016-17.

Consistent Rahul

5

No. of 50+ scores for Rahul in this series - the joint - most for an India opener in a series vs Aus. Vijay had also made 5 such scores in Aus in 2014-15.

Top of the table

79

Wickets for Ashwin in 2016-17 season - the most by any bowler in a season. He went past Dale Steyn's 78 scalps in 2007-08.

Captain Smith's series

2

No. of visiting captains to score 3 centuries in a series in India, including Smith this series. Alastair Cook in 2012-13 was the first.