There were little mumbles about Ravichandran Ashwin’s shockingly lessened adequacy against Australia. In the principal innings in Bengaluru, he rocked the bowling alley 49 overs for two wickets while his inverse number, Nathan Lyon, gobbled up 8 for 50. The hosts required an upturn in Ashwin’s fortunes in the second innings as they frantically hoped to guard 188 and level the arrangement. The top-positioned Test bowler satisfied his charging, knocking down some pins India to a well known 75-run win with his 25th Test coordinate five-fer. As is presently the standard, he broke a pack of records at the same time.
All that and more in the details round-up…
88 Innings taken by Ravichandran Ashwin to take 25 five-fers in Tests are the least by any bowler in the arrangement’s history. He is likewise the just a single to do it in under 100 innings. The past speediest was Muttiah Muralitharan, who achieved the point of interest in precisely 100 innings. Among Indian bowlers, just Anil Kumble (35 in 132 Tests) has more five-wicket pulls than Ashwin while Harbhajan Singh has 25 from 103 recreations.
30 Test matches taken by Ashwin to achieve 200 wickets at home – the least by any. Anil Kumble, who has 350 wickets in home Tests, took 35 Tests to get to 200. Alternate players for India with 200 or more wickets at home are Kapil Dev (219) and Harbhajan Singh (265).
269 Wickets taken by Ashwin in Tests – the fifth most by an Indian bowler. He went past Bishan Bedi’s count of 266 scalps. Among the 38 Indian bowlers with at least 50 wickets, Ashwin’s 5.72 wickets for each Test is the most noteworthy for any bowler, one wicket more for every Test than the following best – 4.71 by Praghyan Ojha.
Most wickets for India
Player Tests Wkts Avg SR 5-fers 10-fers Wkts/Test
A Kumble 132 619 29.65 65.9 35 8 4.69
Kapil Dev 131 434 29.64 63.9 23 2 3.31
Harbhajan Singh 103 417 32.46 68.5 25 5 4.05
Z Khan 92 311 32.94 60.4 11 1 3.38
R Ashwin 47 269 24.79 51.4 25 7 5.72
BS Bedi 67 266 28.71 80.3 14 1 3.97
36 runs scored by Steve Smith in this Test is his least match count against India. It is likewise just the second time he has neglected to score at least fifty in no less than one of the innings. His scores against India read: 92 and 5; 46 and 18; 162* and 52*; 133 and 28; 192 and 14; 117 and 71 and 27 and 109.
6 Nathan Lyon turned into the 6th bowler to take at least eight wickets in one innings and none in alternate innings of a similar Test. The others to accomplish this qualification before him are Jack Noreiga, Ian Botham, Kapil Dev, Ravi Ratnayeke and Angus Fraser.
346 Runs scored by Karun Nair before his first-ball duck today – the first occasion when he batted in the third or fourth innings of a Test. His scores before today read 4, 13, 303* and 26, all coming in the group’s first innings. Just Sam Loxton of Australia had scored more keeps running before batting in a moment innings – 376 – with scores of 80, 36, 93, 15, 101, 35 and 16.
8 for 50 by Nathan Lyon is the best figures for an Australian bowler in a losing cause, overshadowing Mitchell Johnson’s 8 for 61 against South Africa at the WACA in 2008. General it is the fifth best figures for any group in a losing cause.
3 This was the third occasion of a Test match which included no less than a six-fer in each of the four innings. The past two came over 100 years prior – England against Australia at the Oval in 1896 and at the MCG in 1902.
87-run first-innings shortfall yielded by India is the fourth greatest they have overcome to win a home Test. The main two occurrences likewise came against Australia – 274 in Kolkata in 2001 and 99 in Mumbai in 2004. The third such case was against West Indies in Delhi in 2011 (95 runs).
188 is the joint fourth-most reduced target effectively shielded by India in Tests. The main two occasions additionally came against Australia – 107 in Mumbai in 2004 and 143 at the MCG in 1981. It was the thirteenth time Australia lost pursuing under 200, one behind the record of 14 held by England.
Most reduced targets protected by India
Target Against Venue Margin Start Date
107 Aus Mumbai(WS) 13 runs 3-Nov-04
143 Aus MCG 59 runs 7-Feb-81
170 SA Ahmedabad 64 runs 20-Nov-96
188 NZ Mumbai(BS) 60 runs 22-Sep-69
188 Aus Bangalore 75 runs 4-Mar-17
75 Winning edge for India – the third most noteworthy for any group protecting an objective of under 200 in the fourth innings. West Indies won by 147 runs guarding 194 against England at Port of Spain in 1994 while Australia won by 89 runs protecting 170 against South Africa at the MCG in 1910/11.
The past biggest edge of triumph for India guarding a sub-200 target was 64 – against South Africa in Ahmedabad in 1996