Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – Fifth day

Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – Fifth day

NM Lyon captured his 90th wicket against India when he had Indian captain AM Rahane caught by MS Wade for 4 in India’s second innings. At the end of this test, his aggregate of wickets against India read 91. 

He became the fourth bowler to capture 90 plus wickets against India. Others are – JM Anderson of England {110}, M Muralitharan of Sri Lanka {105} and Imran Khan of Pakistan {94}.

He also became the second spin bowler to capture 90 plus wickets against India after M Muralitharan.

RG Sharma scored 52 in the fourth innings of this test to provide the 42nd occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a fifty against Australia in the fourth innings of a test. It also provides the 23rd such occasion against Australia in Australia.

It also provides the fourth such occasion at Sydney. Others are – Abid Ali {81} in Jan 68, SC Ganguly {51} in Jan 08 and M Vijay {80] in Jan 15

RG Sharma scored 52 in the fourth innings of this test to provide the twelfth occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a fifty against Australia in the fourth innings of a test. It also provides the sixth such occasion against Australia in Australia.

It also provides the third such occasion at Sydney. Others are – Abid Ali {81} in Jan 68 and M Vijay {80] in Jan 15

RR Pant scored 97 in the fourth innings of this test and his knock has the following statistical accreditations

It provides the 21st occasion of an Indian wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty against Australia. It also provides the eighth such occasion by an Indian wicket keeper batsman against Australia in Australia.

It also provides the third such occasion in the fourth innings of a test. The other two occasions are – SMH Kirmani {55} at Brisbane in Dec 1977 and SMH Kirmani {51} at Adelaide in Jan 1978. Thus RR Pant’s 97 represent the highest individual innings by an Indian wicket keeper batsman against Australia in the fourth innings of a test.

CA Pujara-RR Pant added 148 runs for the fourth wicket in this game to provide the 104th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against Australia. It also provides the 52nd such occasion by Indian batsmen against Australia in Australia.

It also provides the 19th such occasion for the fourth wicket by Indian batsmen against Australia in Australia.  It also provides the eleventh such occasion for the fourth wicket by Indian batsmen against Australia in Australia.

It also provides the fifth such occasion for the fourth wicket by Indian batsmen against Australia at Sydney.

NoPartnersWRunsIMon/Year
1Vengsarkar, GR Viswanath41252Jan 1978
2VVS Laxman, SR Tendulkar43531Jan 2004
3SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar41082Jan 2008
4VVS Laxman, SR Tendulkar41033Jan 2012
5RR Pant, CA Pujara41484Jan 2021

CA Pujara completed 6000 runs in his test career when he was on 47 during his second innings knock of 47 in this test. His run aggregate read at the end of the test. He became the 69th batsman and also the eleventh Indian batsman to total 6000 plus runs in test cricket

RR Panth scored 97 in India’s second innings to provide the 120th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings. It also provides the 56th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings on away soil.

It also provides the 23rd occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against Australia. It also provides the eighth occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against Australia on away soil.

RR Panth scored 97 in India’s second innings to provide the tenth occasion of an Indian wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings. It also provides the third occasion of an Indian wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings on away soil.

It also provides the second occasion of an Indian wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against Australia. It also provides the first occasion of an Indian wicket batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against Australia on away soil.

MS Dhoni is the other Indian wicket keeper to score ninety against Australia. He scored 92 at Mohali in Oct 2008

CA Pujara scored 50 and 77 in this test to provide the 151st occasion of an Indian batsman scoring twin fifties in a test. It also provides the 78th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring twin fifties in a test on away soil.

It also provides the 37th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring twin fifties in a test against Australia. It also provides the 19th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring twin fifties in a test against Australia in Australia.

CA Pujara scored 50 and 77 in this test to provide the second occasion of his scoring twin fifties in a test against Australia in Australia. Prior to this he had scored 123 and 71 at Adelaide in Dec 2018. He became the fifth Indian batsman to score twin fifties against Australia in Australia. Others are – GR Viswanath, RF Surti, SR Tendulkar and V Kohli

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
1CA Pujara12371AusAdelaideDec 2018
2CA Pujara5077AusSydneyJan 2021
       
1GR Viswanath5954AusMelbourneDec 1977
2GR Viswanath8973AusAdelaideJan 1978
       
1RF Surti7053AusAdelaideDec 1967
2RF Surti5264AusBrisbaneJan 1968
       
1Tendulkar11652AusMelbourneDec 1999
2Tendulkar241*60*AusSydneyJan 2004
       
1V Kohli115141AusAdelaideDec 2014
2V Kohli16954AusMelbourneDec 2014

Four Indian batsmen have scored exact 23 runs as tabulated below. GH Vihari played 161 deliveries which is a record for most deliveries played while scoring 23 runs. The previous best was RJ Shastri. He had played 139 deliveries for his 23 against South Africa at Johannesburg in Nov 92.

NoPlayerRBFIOppGroundMon/Year
1GH Vihari23*1614AusSydneyJan 2021
2RJ Shastri231394SAFJo’burgNov 1992
3R Dravid231274SAFKolkataNov 1996
4SM Gavaskar231002AusAdelaideJan 1981

Test cricket has witnessed two batsmen playing 150 plus deliveries while scoring 23 not out. Apart from GH Vihari who played 161 deliveries for his 23 not out, H Verity of England was the other batsman. He faced 157 deliveries for his 23 not out against Australia at Brisbane in Feb 1933.

NoPlayerRunsBFITeamOppnGroundMon/Yr
1GH Vihari23*1614IndAusSydneyJan 21
2H Verity23*1572EngAusBrisbaneFeb 33

The following table lists 29 batsmen who have played 100 plus deliveries while scoring 23.

NoPlayerRunsBFITeamOppnGroundMon/Yr
1GH Vihari23*1614IndAusSydneyJan 21
2H Verity23*1572EngAusBrisbaneFeb 33
3JC Adams231484WinIndNagpurDec 94
4RJ Shastri231394IndSAFJo’burgNov 92
5MJ Guptill231334NZlAusBrisbaneNov 15
6R Dravid231274IndSAFKolkataNov 96
7KD Mackay231252AusEngMelbourneFeb 59
8AJ Pithey231221SAFEngP E’bethFeb 65
9MC Snedden231222NZlAusWellingtonMar 90
10MTG Elliott231212AusSAFP E’bethMar 97
11JDP Oram231212NZlBanDhakaOct 04
12JK Lever231201EngIndChennaiJan 77
13MW Gatting231143EngPakLahoreNov 87
14Mushtaq Mohd231091PakAusPerthMar 79
15JM Brearley231082EngPakLahoreDec 77
16RC Russell231082EngWinTrinidadMar 94
17CR Woakes231084EngPakLord’sJul 16
18BW Luckhurst231073EngAusPerthDec 74
19RWT Key231063EngAusPerthNov 02
20KWR Fletcher231031EngAusSydneyJan 71
21DW Randall231031EngPakKarachiJan 78
22G Boycott231033EngAusPerthDec 78
23Chanderpaul231032WinEngCh-le-StMay 09
24N Hussain231022EngPakFaisalabadNov 00
25MHN Walker23*1014AusEngMelbourneDec 74
26BE Congdon231003NZlEngAucklandMar 66
27KD Walters231004AusSAFP E’bethMar 70
28SM Gavaskar231002IndAusAdelaideJan 81
29CJL Rogers231001AusEngThe OvalAug 13

R Ashwin scored 39 not out in the second innings of this test to provide the third occasion of an Indian batsman scoring exact 39 not out in an innings. Others are SMH Kirmani and Sarandeep Singh. SMH Kirmani scored 39 not out against Pakistan at Lahore in Oct 1978, while Sarandeep Singh scored 39 not against West Indies at Georgetown in Apr 2002

Australia declared the third innings of this test closed with the score reading 312 for 6 to provide the sixth occasion of Australia declaring its third innings closed against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamScoreOversIGroundMon/Year
1Aus367/6d113.33PerthFeb 1992
2Aus329/5d098.13NagpurOct 2004
3Aus351/7d088.03MelbourneDec 2007
4Aus401/7d107.03SydneyJan 2008
5Aus318/9d098.03MelbourneDec 2014
6Aus312/6d087.03SydneyJan 2021

It is interesting to note out of the six occasions, two tests – at Melbourne in Dec 2014 and this test at Sydney in Jan 2021 have ended in a draw, while the other four tests have been won by Australia.

Four Indian batsmen have scored exact 23 runs as tabulated below. GH Vihari played 161 deliveries which is a record for most deliveries played while scoring 23 runs. The previous best was RJ Shastri. He had played 139 deliveries for his 23 against South Africa at Johannesburg in Nov 92.

NoPlayerRBFIOppGroundMon/Year
1GH Vihari23*1614AusSydneyJan 2021
2RJ Shastri231394SAFJo’burgNov 1992
3R Dravid231274SAFKolkataNov 1996
4SM Gavaskar231002AusAdelaideJan 1981

The following table lists ten occasions of Indian batsmen who have played 100 plus deliveries while scoring 39.

NoPlayerRunsBFIOppGroundMon/Year
1R Dravid391963AusMumbaiFeb 2001
2CPS Chauhan391602AusKolkataOct 1979
3NR Mongia391501WinGeorgetownApr 1997
4SM Gavaskar391352EngChennaiJan 1977
5R Ashwin39*1284AusSydneyJan 2021
6NS Sidhu391232SrlCol-PSSAug 1993
7Sarandeep Singh39*1202WinGeorgetownApr 2002
8SC Ganguly391153SrlDelhiDec 2005
9SV Manjrekar391111SrlBengaluruJan 1994
10R Dravid391003NZlHamiltonDec 2002

This test witnessed the overnight batsmen at the end of each day. Perhaps the first such occasion in the annals of test cricket

Day 1  M LabuschagneandSPD Smith
Day 2  CA PujaraandAM Rahane
Day 3  M LabuschagneandSPD Smith
Day 4  CA PujaraandAM Rahane

NM Lyon has captured 91 wickets conceding 3117 runs against India. He became the second bowler to concede 3000 plus runs against India after M Muralitharan. M Muralitharan has conceded 3425 runs for his 105 wickets

NM Lyon has captured 57 wickets conceding 2077 runs against India on home soil. He became the first bowler to concede 2000 plus runs against India on home soil

TM Paine’s aggregate of dismissals against India read 35 at the end of this test. He became the third wicket keeper to effect 35 plus dismissals against India. Others are – AC Gilchrist {75} and BJ Haddin {58}

TM Paine’s aggregate of dismissals against India on home soil read 30 at the end of this test. He became the third wicket keeper to effect 35 plus dismissals against India on home soil. Others are – AC Gilchrist {46} and BJ Haddin {40}

This test ended in a draw providing the 42nd occasion of a drawn test at Sydney and also providing the seventh drawn test at Sydney in Australia-India test series.

India scored 334 for 5 in the fourth innings of this test to provide the seventh occasion of India scoring 300 plus runs in the fourth innings of a test to draw the test. All such seven occasions are tabulated below. It also provides the first such occasion against Australia.

NoTeamScoreOversIOppGroundMon/Year
1India429/8150.54EngThe OvalAug 1979
2India364/6131.04PakDelhiDec 1979
3India355/8107.04WinMum-BSFeb 1949
4India343/690.04EngManchesterAug 1990
5India334/5131.04AusSydneyJan 2021
6India325/3136.04WinKolkataDec 1948
7India303/396.04PakKarachiNov 1989

India scored 334 for 5 in 131.0 overs in the fourth innings of this test to provide the fifth occasion of India scoring 300 plus runs 100 plus overs in the fourth innings of a test to draw the test. All such five occasions are tabulated below. It also provides the first such occasion against Australia.

NoTeamScoreOversIOppGroundMon/Year
1India429/8150.54EngThe OvalAug 1979
2India325/3136.04WinKolkataDec 1948
3India364/6131.04PakDelhiDec 1979
4India334/5131.04AusSydneyJan 2021
5India355/8107.04WinMum-BSFeb 1949

India scored 334 for 5 in 131.0 overs in the fourth innings of this test to provide the seconf occasion of India scoring 300 plus runs 100 plus overs in the fourth innings of a test to draw the test on away soil. The first such occasion was against England at The Oval in Aug 1979. India posted 429 for 8 in 150.5 overs. Both such occasions are tabulated below. It also provides the first such occasion against Australia.

NoTeamScoreOversIOppGroundMon/Year
1India429/8150.54EngThe OvalAug 1979
2India334/5131.04AusSydneyJan 2021
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