Stats Highlights, Aus v Ind, 3rd Test, Day 3
Perth, Jan 15: India sank to another defeat by an innings-margin, their 41st overall, as the Australian quicks blitzed through the batting line-up on Day 3 at Perth. Rahul Dravid once again found his solid defence breached even as Virat Kohli proved his mettle in the Test arena with a fighting 75. Take a look at how it all ended in Perth.
- Rahul Dravid got out bowled for the 54th time in his Test career, thus earning the most dismissals in this manner by any batsman in Test history. Dravid went ahead of Australia’s Allan Border’s tally of 53 such dismissals.
- Incidentally, Dravid has now been dismissed bowled eight times in his last 10 innings – five times in six innings in this series.
- This was the fifth time that Dravid was dismissed bowled in both innings of a Test. He has now equalled VVS Laxman’s record for Indian batsmen in this respect.
- Virat Kohli (75) made his maiden fifty in an away Test in his 11th innings. His previous highest was 44 in the first innings of this Test.
- Zaheer Khan’s first-ball duck was his 24th duck. He now holds the dubious distinction of most ducks by an Indian in Test cricket. Zaheer surpassed Bhagwat Chandrasekhar’s tally of 23 ducks.
- Kohli top-scored for India in both the innings (44 out of India’s 161 & 75 out of India’s 171). At 23 years 71 days, he is the third-youngest Indian to perform this feat after Sunil Gavaskar and Lala Amarnath.
- The Test ended in just three days. The last team to beat India in a Test in three days was South Africa at Ahmedabad in 2007/08 when the visitors won by an innings and 98 runs.
- The Perth Test lasted only 200 overs – the third-shortest Test that India have lost. The two Tests in New Zealand in 2003 remain the shortest ever. The Hamilton Test was over in just 176.5 overs (New Zealand won by four wickets) while the Wellington Test lasted for 197.3 overs (New Zealand won by 10 wickets).
- The defeat was India’s 41st by an innings-margin. The break-up: 11 v England, 11 v Australia, nine v West Indies, four v South Africa, three v Pakistan, two v Sri Lanka and one v New Zealand.
- The country-wise break-up of innings defeats suffered in Tests: England (54), New Zealand (44), Australia (41), India (41), Bangladesh (35), South Africa (33), West Indies (32), Sri Lanka (29), Pakistan (25) & Zimbabwe (20).
- In seven Tests since the England tour, India have lost four by an innings-margin. The lowest margin in the remaining three has been 122 runs.