The 25-year old Australia was down on form and at the centre of controversy as well. But on the final day in Ranchi, he turned it all around with a match-saving innings
Australia aren't quite equipped to save Tests in Asia, but Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb pulled off an improbable result in Ranchi
Ravindra Jadeja doesn't have all the tricks in a bowler's armoury, but he has mastered three facets of spin bowling that make him a weapon in the sub-continent
The Indian captain said Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha deserved credit for taking India 152 runs ahead in Ranchi.
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.
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.
Smith's average in 3rd inns of Tests in his last 6 inns, before this. His scores: 138, 70*, 31, 63, 59, 109.
No. of double-centuries for Pujara against Australia, joint-most among Indian batsmen with Tendulkar and Laxman and joint third-most overall.
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.
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.
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.
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.