Sydney Test – Australia vs India – Third day

Sydney Test – Australia vs India – Third day

GH Vihari was dismissed run out for 4 in India’s first innings to provide the 287th occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out in an innings It also provides the 143rd occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out in an innings on away soil.

It also provides the 115th occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out in an innings for single digit runs {Zero to 9}. It also provides the 56th occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out for single digit runs {0 to 9} in an innings on away soil

It also provides the 42nd occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out in an innings against Australia. It also provides the 22nd occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out in an innings against Australia on away soil.

It also provides the 20th occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out in an innings for single digit runs {Zero to 9}. It also provides the eleventh occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out for single digit runs {0 to 9} in an innings on away soil

It is interesting to note that in each of the three tests of the series, Indian innings has witnessed one of its batsman dismissed run out. At Adeliade, V Kohli was dismissed run out for 74, at Melbourne, AM Rahane was dismissed run out for 112 and now at Sydney, GH Vihari was dismissed run out for 4.

GH Vihari was dismissed run out for 4 in India’s first innings to provide the fourth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out in an innings at Sydney against Australia. The other three batsmen are – CS Pandit for 9 in Jan 1992, J Srinath for 1 in Jan 1992 and BKV Prasad for 3 in Jan 2000.

SPD Smith’s 131 in Australia’s first innings was his eighth century against India. He now shares the record for most centuries by an Australian batsman against India with RT Ponting. RT Ponting has also scored eight centuries.

PlayerNoRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
RT Ponting11251IndAdelaideDec 1999
RT Ponting2141*2IndSydneyJan 2000
RT Ponting32421IndAdelaideDec 2003
RT Ponting42572IndMelbourneDec 2003
RT Ponting51402IndAdelaideJan 2008
RT Ponting61231IndBengaluruOct 2008
RT Ponting71342IndSydneyJan 2012
RT Ponting82211IndAdelaideJan 2012
       
PlayerNoRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
SPD Smith1162*1IndAdelaideDec 2014
SPD Smith21332IndBrisbaneDec 2014
SPD Smith31921IndMelbourneDec 2014
SPD Smith41171IndSydneyJan 2015
SPD Smith51093IndPuneFeb 2017
SPD Smith6178*1IndRanchiMar 2017
SPD Smith71111IndDharamsalaMar 2017
SPD Smith81311IndSydneyJan 2021

SPD Smith was dismissed run out for 131 in Australia’s first innings to provide the fourth occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed run out against India after scoring a century. The following table lists the four batsmen.

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
1AR Border1621IndChennaiSep 1979
2DC Boon1353IndAdelaideJan 1992
3RT Ponting1251IndAdelaideDec 1999
4SPD Smith1311IndSydneyJan 2021

SPD Smith became the fourth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score eight centuries against India. Others are – GS Sobers {08}, IVA Richards {08} and RT Ponting {08}

Shubhman Gill and CA Pujara scored 50 runs in India’s first innings to provide the 42nd and 43rd occasions of Indian batsmen scoring exact 50 runs in an innings. It also provides the seventh and eighth occasion of Indian batsmen scoring exact 50 runs in an innings against Australia.

Shubhman Gill and CA Pujara scored 50 runs in India’s first innings to provide the first occasion of two Indian batsmen scoring exact 50 runs in the same innings. It also provides the 12th such occasion of two batsmen scoring exact 50 runs in the same innings

Shubhman Gill and CA Pujara scored 50 runs in India’s first innings to provide the first occasion of two batsmen scoring exact 50 runs in the same innings batting at number two and three consecutive positions.

GH Vihari, R Ashwin and J Bumrah were dismissed run out in India’s innings to provide the 37th occasion of three or more batsmen dismissed run out in an innings in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the fourth such occasion against Australia.

It also provides the seventh such occasion of three Indian batsmen dismissed run out in an innings and the first such occasion against Australia.

W Pucovski was caught by substitute wicketkeeper WP Saha in Australia’s second innings. He became the eighth batsman to be caught by a substitute wicketkeeper in the annals of test cricket. The following table lists all the batsmen

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
5M Labuschagne 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

JJ Bumrah was dismissed run out for a duck in India’s innings to provide the 35th occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed for a duck in a test innings. It also provides the 21st occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed for a duck in a test innings on away soil.

It also provide the sixth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed for a duck in a test innings against Australia. It also provides the fourth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed for a duck in a test innings on away soil against Australia.

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