Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – Fourth Day

Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – Fourth Day

M Labuschagne scored 91 and 73 in this game to provide the 38th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India. It also provides the 26th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India on home soil

It also provides the eighth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety in one innings and a fifty in another innings against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
1RM Cowper92108IndAdelaideDec 1967
2KD Walters9362*IndBrisbaneJan 1968
3KJ Hughes9264*IndKolkataOct 1979
4ML Hayden9767IndKolkataMar 2001
5MJ Clarke9173IndNagpurOct 2004
6DR Martyn11497IndNagpurOct 2004
7CJL Rogers9556IndSydneyJan 2015
8Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021

It also provides the fourth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety in one innings and a fifty in another innings against India on home soil. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
1RM Cowper92108IndAdelaideDec 1967
2KD Walters9362*IndBrisbaneJan 1968
3CJL Rogers9556IndSydneyJan 2015
4Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021

MJ Clarke at Nagpur in Oct 2004 and M Labuschagne in Jan 2021 have scored similar scores of 91 and 73 against India.

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
5MJ Clarke9173IndNagpurOct 2004
8Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021

SPD Smith scored 131 and 81 in this game to provide the 39th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India. It also provides the 27th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India on home soil

M Labuschagne scored (91,73} and SPD Smith scored {131,81} in this game to provide the sixth occasion of two or more Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoNoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
11RM Cowper92108IndAdelaideDec 1967
 2RB Simpson55103IndAdelaideDec 1967
        
21WM Darling6556IndAdelaideJan 1978
 2RB Simpson10051IndAdelaideJan 1978
        
31MJ Clarke9173IndNagpurOct 2004
 2DR Martyn11497IndNagpurOct 2004
        
41SPD Smith162*52*IndAdelaideDec 2014
 2DA Warner145102IndAdelaideDec 2014
        
51JA Burns5866IndSydneyJan 2015
 2CJL Rogers9556IndSydneyJan 2015
 3SPD Smith11771IndSydneyJan 2015
        
61Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021
 2SPD Smith13181IndSydneyJan 2021

It also provides the third occasion in which SPD Smith is one of the batsmen in such an instance.

NoNoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
11SPD Smith162*52*IndAdelaideDec 2014
 2DA Warner145102IndAdelaideDec 2014
        
21JA Burns5866IndSydneyJan 2015
 2CJL Rogers9556IndSydneyJan 2015
 3SPD Smith11771IndSydneyJan 2015
        
31Labuschagne9173IndSydneyJan 2021
 2SPD Smith13181IndSydneyJan 2021

SPD Smith scored {131, 81} in this game to provide the 17th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a century in one innings and a fifty in another innings {which includes twin centuries} in a test against India. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
1DG Bradman132127*IndMelbourneJan 1948
2RB Simpson55103IndAdelaideDec 1967
3RM Cowper92108IndAdelaideDec 1967
4RB Simpson10051IndAdelaideJan 1978
5AR Border16250IndChennaiSep 1979
6KJ Hughes21353IndAdelaideJan 1981
7TM Moody50101IndPerthFeb 1992
8ML Hayden13653*IndMelbourneDec 2003
9SM Katich12577*IndSydneyJan 2004
10DR Martyn11497IndNagpurOct 2004
11A Symonds162*61IndSydneyJan 2008
12SR Watson12656IndMohaliOct 2010
13RT Ponting22160*IndAdelaideJan 2012
14DA Warner145102IndAdelaideDec 2014
15SPD Smith162*52*IndAdelaideDec 2014
16SPD Smith11771IndSydneyJan 2015
17SPD Smith13181IndSydneyJan 2021

SPD Smith scored {131,81} in this game to provide the third occasion of his scoring a century in one innings and a fifty in another innings a test against India. He became the second batsman to perform such a feat on two or more occasions against India. The following table lists the feats performed by these two batsmen.

NoPlayerFISIOppGroundMon/Year
1RB Simpson55103IndAdelaideDec 1967
2RB Simpson10051IndAdelaideJan 1978
       
1SPD Smith162*52*IndAdelaideDec 2014
2SPD Smith11771IndSydneyJan 2015
3SPD Smith13181IndSydneyJan 2021

Thus SPD Smith holds the record for such a feat against India performing the feat on three occasions.

WP Saha became the first substitute wicket keeper to pouch four catches in an innings. JM Hamilton of West Indies and Mohd Rizwan of Pakistan are the two substitute wicket keepers who have pouched two catches. The details are furnished below.

NoBatsman/Wkt keeperITeamOppGroundSeason
1UT Yadav c JM Hamilton1Ind       WinHyd-RGS2018/19
2CA Pujara c JM Hamilton1Ind       WinHyd-RGS2018/19
       
1Labuschagne c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
2TM Head c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
       
1W Pucovski c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
2Labuschagne c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
3MS Wade c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
4C Green c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21

M Labuschagne became the first batsman in the history of test cricket to be caught by a substitute wicket keeper on two occasions.

NoBatsman/Wkt keeperITeamOppGroundSeason
1Labuschagne c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
2Labuschagne c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21

M Labuschagne, MS Wade and C Green became the ninth, tenth and eleventh batsman in the history of test cricket to be dismissed caught by a substitute wicket keeper.

NoBatsman/Wkt keeperITeamOppGroundSeason
1WW Armstrong c AO Jones1Aus       EngThe Oval1905
2LT Ngidi c KD Karthik2SAF       IndJo’burg2017/18
3UT Yadav c JM Hamilton1Ind       WinHyd-RGS2018/19
4CA Pujara c JM Hamilton1Ind       WinHyd-RGS2018/19
5Labuschagne c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
6TM Head c Mohd Rizwan2Aus       PakAbu Dhabi2018/19
7RJ Burns c J Da Silva2Eng       WinManchester2020
8W Pucovski c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
9Labuschagne c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
10MS Wade c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21
11C Green c WP Saha3AusIndSydney2020/21

M Labuschagne and SPD Smith added 103 runs for the third wicket in Australia’s second innings to provide the 119th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India. It also provides the 25th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against India for the third wicket.

M Labuschagne and SPD Smith added 100 for the third wicket in Australia’s first innings and 103 runs for the third wicket in Australia’s second innings to provide the third occasion of the same pair of Australian batsmen posting a century partnership for the same wicket in both innings of a test. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPartnersWRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
1JA Burns, DA Warner11611NZlBrisbaneNov 2015
2JA Burns, DA Warner12373NZlBrisbaneNov 2015
        
1MA Taylor, ME Waugh31231PakPeshawarOct 1998
2MA Taylor, ME Waugh31033PakPeshawarOct 1998
        
1Labuschagne, SPD Smith31001IndSydneyJan 2021
2Labuschagne, SPD Smith31033IndSydneyJan 2021

M Labuschagne {73}, SPD Smith {81} and C Green {84} scored half centuries in Australia’s second innings to provide the 25th occasion of three or more Australian batsmen scoring half centuries in the same innings of a test. It also provides the 14th such occasion by Australian batsmen at home soil and the fifth such occasion in a Sydney test.

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 five occasions, only one test – at Melbourne in Dec 2014 has ended in a draw, while the other four test have been won by Australia.

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