Stats Analysis

Stats - Lyon trumps Kumble, and India's rare batting slump

Also, India's poor partnership numbers and their issues with bowled and LBW dismissals

Nathan Lyon accounted for both India's openers, India vs Australia, 3rd Test, Indore, 2nd day, March 2, 2023

Nathan Lyon took 8 for 64 on day two  •  BCCI

272 Runs scored by India across their two innings in Indore. It is the joint-third lowest aggregate for India in a home Test when all out twice. India's lowest aggregate is 212 against Australia in 2017 in Pune, followed by 247 in Chennai against England in 1977.
8 for 64 Nathan Lyon's bowling figures in India's second innings, the second best for Australia in Tests against India, behind his 8 for 50 in Bengaluru during the 2017 tour. His Indore figures also puts him second best overall in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, behind his Bengaluru performance.
113 Test wickets for Lyon against India. He is now the leading wicket-taker in Border-Gavaskar Trophy history, surpassing Anil Kumble's tally of 111 wickets.
53 Test wickets for Lyon in India, the second highest among visiting bowlers behind Derek Underwood's 54. Lyon's five five-wicket hauls in India are the joint most for a visiting bowler along with Richie Benaud.
35 India's highest partnership in this Test, between Cheteshwar Pujara and Shreyas Iyer for the fifth wicket in the second innings. Only twice have India had a smaller top partnership in a Test where they lost all 20 wickets: 20 runs against South Africa in Durban in 1997 and 31 against Australia in Brisbane in 1947.
18 Wickets for Australia's spinners in Indore, the joint most by them in a Test match in Asia. The Australian spinners also took 18 wickets against Sri Lanka during the last year's Galle Test. It is the joint most for Australian spinners in a Test since they took 19 against England in Nottingham in 1934.
12 Number of bowled or LBW dismissals for India in Indore, their their most in a Test since 13 such dismissals against England at Lord's in 1959.
76 The target set by India in Indore. The lowest target any team has failed to chase is 85 . The dubious distinction belongs to England against Australia in 1882, the game that gave rise to the Ashes.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo