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.

Substitute Wicket keepers taking a catch in a test innings

Substitute Wicket keepers taking a catch in a test innings

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
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.

A World record unearthed

A World record unearthed

W Pucovski-M Labuschagne added 100 runs for the second wicket and M Labuschagne-SPD Smith added 100 runs for the third wicket in Australia’s first innings to provide the first occasion of batsmen posting two partnerships of exact 100 runs in the same innings in the annals of test cricket.

It also provides the very first occasion of batsmen posting exact 100 runs for the consecutive second and third wicket in a test innings in the annals of test cricket.

Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – Second Day

Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – Second Day

M Labuschagne scored 91 in Australia’s first innings to provide the 190th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety in an innings. It also provides the 25th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety in an innings against India.

It also provides the 111th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety in an innings on home soil.  It also provides the twelfth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety in an innings against India on home soil.

M Labuschagne’s 91 in Australia’s first innings to provide the 24th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a ninety in an innings at Sydney and the fourth such occasion against India at Sydney. All the four occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerRunsIOppGroundStart Date
1KD Walters94*1IndSydney26 Jan 1968
2GR Marsh922IndSydney02 Jan 1986
3CJL Rogers951IndSydney06 Jan 2015
4M Labuschagne911IndSydney07 Jan 2021

M Labuschagne’s 91 in Australia’s first innings to provide the 100th occasion of a batsman dismissed for exact ninety one in an innings. It also provides the 20th such occasion by Australian batsmen and fifth such occasion by Australian batsmen against India

M Labuschagne and SPD Smith added 100 runs for the third wicket in this game to provide the 919th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings. It also provides the 163rd occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings for the third wicket.

It also provides the 118th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against India. It also provides the 24th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings for the third wicket against India.

It also provides the 19th occasion of Australian batsmen posting exact 100 runs partnership in a test innings. It also provides the first occasion of Australian batsmen posting exact 100 runs partnership in a test innings for the third wicket.

It also provides the third occasion of Australian batsmen posting exact 100 runs partnership in a test innings against India. The other occasions were – RB Simpson and PM Toohey adding 100 runs for the fifth wicket against India at Perth in Dec 1977 and W Pucovski and M Labuschagne adding 100 runs in this test for the second wicket. It also provides the first occasion of Australian batsmen posting exact 100 runs partnership in a test innings for the third wicket against India.

W Pucovski-M Labuschagne added 100 runs for the second wicket and M Labuschagne-SPD Smith added 100 runs for the third wicket in Australia’s first innings to provide the first occasion of batsmen posting two partnerships of exact 100 runs in the same innings. It also provides the very first occasion of batsmen posting exact 100 runs for the consecutive second and third wicket in a test innings.

W Pucovski {62}, M Labuschagne {91} and SPD Smith {131} scored fifties in Australia’s innings to provide the 38th occasion of three Australian batsmen scoring fifties in an innings against India. It also provides the 20th such occasion on home soil and eighth such occasion at Sydney.

SPD Smith completed 1500 runs against India on home soil when he was on 61 during the course of his knock of 131 in Australia’s first innings. His run aggregate read 1570 at the end of Australian first innings. He became the fifth Australian batsman to total 1500 plus runs against India. Others are – RT Ponting {2555}, MJ Clarke {2049}, ML Hayden {1888} and AR Border {1567}

C Green, P Cummins and NM Lyon were dismissed for ducks in Australia’s first innings to provide the 179th, 180th and 181st occasion of Australian batsmen dismissed for ducks against India. It also provides the 79th, 80th and 81st occasion of Australian batsmen dismissed for ducks against India on home soil.

C Green, P Cummins and NM Lyon were dismissed for ducks in Australia’s first innings to provide the 13th occasion of three Australian batsmen scoring ducks against India. It also provides the fourth occasion of Australian batsmen dismissed for ducks against India on home soil and the second such occasion at Sydney. The first such occasion at Sydney was in Jan 1978 – the match had a start date of 07 Jan 1978 – when AL Mann, WM Clarke and JB Gannon – failed to open the account in Australia’s first innings.

SPD Smith scored 131 in Australia’s first innings to provide the 104th occasion of Australian batsman scoring a century against India. It also provides the 65th occasion of Australian batsman scoring a century against India in Australia.

It also provides the 104th occasion of Australian batsman scoring a century at Sydney and also provides the 17th occasion of Australian batsman scoring a century at Sydney against India.

SPD Smith posted his second century against India at Sydney when he scored in Australia’s first innings. Prior to this he had scored 117 in Jan 2015. SPD Smith became the fifth Australian batsman to score centuries on two occasions against India at Sydney. The following table lists these five batsmen

NoNoPlayerRunsIOppGroundMon/Year
11DC Boon1312IndSydneyJan 1986
 2DC Boon129*1IndSydneyJan 1992
        
21MEK Hussey145*3IndSydneyJan 2008
 2MEK Hussey150*2IndSydneyJan 2012
        
31JL Langer2232IndSydneyJan 2000
 2JL Langer1172IndSydneyJan 2004
        
41RT Ponting141*2IndSydneyJan 2000
 2RT Ponting1342IndSydneyJan 2012
        
51SPD Smith1171IndSydneyJan 2015
 2SPD Smith1311IndSydneyJan 2021

SPD Smith was dismissed run out for 131 in Australia’s first innings to provide the 21st occasion of Australian batsman dismissed run out after scoring a century. It also provides the eleventh occasion of Australian batsman dismissed run out after scoring a century on home soil.

It also provides the 21st occasion of Australian batsman dismissed run out after scoring a century against India. It also provides the eleventh occasion of Australian batsman dismissed run out after scoring a century on home soil against India.

It also provides the third occasion of Australian batsman dismissed run out after scoring a century at Sydney. It also provides the first occasion of Australian batsman dismissed run out after scoring a century on home soil against India.

RA Jadeja captured four wickets conceding 62 runs in Australia’s first innings which fetched him an aggregate of 63 wickets against Australia. He became the sixth Indian bowler to capture 60 plus wickets against Australia. Others  are – A Kumble {111}, Harbhajan Singh {95}, R Ashwin {87}, N Kapil Dev {79} and Z Khan {61}

India opened its first innings through RG Sharma and Shubman Gill. They became 159th pair to have opened India’s innings in tests. They also became the 102nd pair to open the India’s innings on away soil.

They also became the 41st pair to open the India’s innings against Australia and also became the 25th pair to open the India’s innings against Australia in Australia

Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – First day

Sydney Test – Australia Vs India – First day

Australia won the toss and opted to bat first in this test to provide the 50th occasion of Australia doing so against India. It also provides Australia 22nd occasion of Australia doing so against India on home soil. It also provides the third such occasion at Sydney.

Australia capped W Pucovski for this game. He became the 460th cricketer to represent Australia in tests. He also became the 295th Australian cricketer to represent Australia in tests on home soil

He also became the 54th Australian cricketer to make his test debut against India and also became the 37th Australian cricketer to make his test debut against India on home soil

DA Warner-W Pucovski became the 246th opening pair for Australia in tests. They also became the 158th opening pair for Australia in tests on home soil

DA Warner-W Pucovski became the 45th opening pair for Australia in tests against India. They also became the 26th opening pair for Australia in tests on home soil against India

India capped NA Saini for this test. He became the 298th cricketer to represent India. He also became the 135th cricketer to represent India on away soil.

NA Saini became the 48th Indian cricketer to make his test debut against Australia. He also became the 22nd Indian cricketer to make his test debut against Australia in Australia.

DA Warner was dismissed for 5 in the first innings of this test to provide the 38th occasion of his being dismissed for a single digit score {zero to nine} in a test innings. It also provides the 12th occasion of his being dismissed for a single digit score in a test innings against India and the third such occasion at Sydney against India

W Pucovski scored 62 on his test debut to provide the 493rd occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in an innings on test debut. It also provides the 87th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in an innings on his test debut against India

It also provides the 63rd occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in an innings on test debut on home soil. It also provides the ninth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in an innings on his test debut against India on home soil

It also provides the 13th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty in an innings on test debut on home soil. It also provides the ninth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty in an innings on his test debut against India at Sydney

NA Saini claimed his first test wicket when he had Australian debutant W Pucovski leg before wicket for 62.

W Pucovski and M Labuschagne added 100 runs for the second wicket in this game to provide the 918th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings. It also provides the 176th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings for the second wicket.

It also provides the 117th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against India. It also provides the 16th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings for the second wicket against India.

It also provides the 18th occasion of Australian batsmen posting exact 100 runs partnership in a test innings. It also provides the second occasion of Australian batsmen posting exact 100 runs partnership in a test innings for the second wicket.

It also provides the second occasion of Australian batsmen posting exact 100 runs partnership in a test innings against India. The other occasion was RB Simpson and PM Toohey adding 100 runs for the fifth wicket against India at Perth in Dec 1977. It also provides the first occasion of Australian batsmen posting exact 100 runs partnership in a test innings for the second wicket against India.

It also provides the 524th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings on home soil. It also provides the 71st occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings on home soil against India.

It also provides the 99th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings for the second wicket on home soil. It also provides the ninth occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in a test innings on home soil against India.

M Labuschagne’s 67 not out in this test provide his 13th fifty of his test career {4C + 9HC} and his first against India.

Pakistan losing a test by an innings margin

Pakistan losing a test by an innings margin

Pakistan lost the Christchurch test against New Zealand by an innings and 176 runs to provide the 33rd occasion of Pakistan losing a test by an innings margin. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamResInnings &OppGroundMon/Year
1Paklost 070 runsIndDelhiOct 1952
2Paklost 129 runsEngNottinghamJul 1954
3Paklost 174 runsWinKingstonFeb 1958
4Paklost 156 runsWinLahoreMar 1959
5Paklost 024 runsEngBirminghamMay 1962
6Paklost 117 runsEngLeedsJul 1962
7Paklost 114 runsAusAdelaideDec 1972
8Paklost 057 runsEngBirminghamJun 1978
9Paklost 120 runsEngLord’sJun 1978
0Paklost 009 runsAusPerthNov 1983
11Paklost 099 runsNZlAucklandJan 1985
12Paklost 010 runsWinLahoreNov 1986
13Paklost 064 runsZimHarareJan 1995
14Paklost 126 runsAusBrisbaneNov 1995
15Paklost 099 runsAusRawalpindiOct 1998
16Paklost 020 runsAusPerthNov 1999
17Paklost 185 runsNZlHamiltonMar 2001
18Paklost 009 runsEngLord’sMay 2001
19Paklost 198 runsAusSharjahOct 2002
20Paklost 020 runsAusSharjahOct 2002
21Paklost 142 runsSAFCape TownJan 2003
22Paklost 052 runsIndMultanMar 2004
23Paklost 131 runsIndRawalpindiApr 2004
24Paklost 120 runsEngManchesterJul 2006
25Paklost 225 runsEngLord’sAug 2010
26Paklost 018 runsSAFCenturionFeb 2013
27Paklost 092 runsSAFDub-DSCOct 2013
28Paklost 080 runsNZlSharjahNov 2014
29Paklost 018 runsAusMelbourneDec 2016
30Paklost 055 runsEngLeedsJun 2018
31Paklost 005 runsAusBrisbaneNov 2019
32Paklost 048 runsAusAdelaideNov 2019
33Paklost 176 runsNZlCh’churchJan 2021

It also provides the fourth occasion of Pakistan losing a test by an innings margin against New Zealand. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamResInnings &OppGroundMon/Year
1Paklost 099 runsNZlAucklandJan 1985
2Paklost 185 runsNZlHamiltonMar 2001
3Paklost 080 runsNZlSharjahNov 2014
4Paklost 176 runsNZlCh’churchJan 2021
New Zealand winning a test by an innings margin

New Zealand winning a test by an innings margin

New Zealand won the Christchurch test against Pakistan by an innings and 176 runs to provide the 31st occasion of New Zealand winning a test by an innings margin. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamResInnings &OppGroundMon/Year
1NZlwon 033 runsIndWellingtonFeb 1976
2NZlwon 025 runsSrlCh’churchMar 1983
3NZlwon 132 runsEngCh’churchFeb 1984
4NZlwon 061 runsSrlCol-CCCMar 1984
5NZlwon 099 runsPakAucklandJan 1985
6NZlwon 041 runsAusBrisbaneNov 1985
7NZlwon 036 runsSrlDunedinMar 1997
8NZlwon 013 runsZimAucklandFeb 1998
9NZlwon 105 runsWinWellingtonDec 1999
0NZlwon 185 runsPakHamiltonMar 2001
11NZlwon 052 runsBanHamiltonDec 2001
12NZlwon 074 runsBanWellingtonDec 2001
13NZlwon 099 runsBanDhakaOct 2004
14NZlwon 101 runsBanChattogramOct 2004
15NZlwon 038 runsSrlWellingtonApr 2005
16NZlwon 294 runsZimHarareAug 2005
17NZlwon 046 runsZimBulawayoAug 2005
18NZlwon 137 runsBanWellingtonJan 2008
19NZlwon 301 runsZimNapierJan 2012
20NZlwon 073 runsWinWellingtonDec 2013
21NZlwon 080 runsPakSharjahNov 2014
22NZlwon 117 runsZimBulawayoJul 2016
23NZlwon 067 runsWinWellingtonDec 2017
24NZlwon 049 runsEngAucklandMar 2018
25NZlwon 052 runsBanHamiltonFeb 2019
26NZlwon 012 runsBanWellingtonMar 2019
27NZlwon 065 runsSrlCol-PSSAug 2019
28NZlwon 065 runsEngM MaunganuiNov 2019
29NZlwon 134 runsWinHamiltonDec 2020
30NZlwon 012 runsWinWellingtonDec 2020
31NZlwon 176 runsPakCh’churchJan 2021

It also provides the fourth occasion of New Zealand winning a test by an innings margin against Pakistan. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoTeamResInnings &OppGroundMon/Year
1NZlwon 099 runsPakAucklandJan 1985
2NZlwon 185 runsPakHamiltonMar 2001
3NZlwon 080 runsPakSharjahNov 2014
4NZlwon 176 runsPakCh’churchJan 2021
New Zealand bowlers capturing ten or more wickets in a test match

New Zealand bowlers capturing ten or more wickets in a test match

KA Jamieson of New Zealand returned with figures of 11 for 117 against Pakistan at Christchurch in the just concluded test to provide the 26th occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerW-ROppGroundStart Date
1J Cowie10-140EngManchester24 Jul 1937
2RJ Hadlee11-058IndWellington13 Feb 1976
3RJ Hadlee10-100EngWellington10 Feb 1978
4RJ Hadlee11-102WinDunedin08 Feb 1980
5GB Troup10-166WinAuckland29 Feb 1980
6BL Cairns10-144EngLeeds28 Jul 1983
7RJ Hadlee10-102SrlCol-CCC24 Mar 1984
8EJ Chatfield10-124WinTrinidad29 Mar 1985
9RJ Hadlee15-123AusBrisbane08 Nov 1985
10RJ Hadlee11-144AusPerth30 Nov 1985
11JG Bracewell10-106AusAuckland13 Mar 1986
12RJ Hadlee10-140EngNottingham07 Aug 1986
13RJ Hadlee10-176AusMelbourne26 Dec 1987
14RJ Hadlee10-088IndMumbai24 Nov 1988
15C Pringle11-152PakFaisalabad26 Oct 1990
16DJ Nash11-169EngLord’s16 Jun 1994
17CL Cairns10-100WinHamilton16 Dec 1999
18DL Vettori12-149AusAuckland11 Mar 2000
19CS Martin11-180SAFAuckland18 Mar 2004
20DL Vettori12-170BanChattogram26 Oct 2004
21SE Bond10-099ZimBulawayo15 Aug 2005
22DL Vettori10-183SrlWellington15 Dec 2006
23TG Southee10-108EngLord’s16 May 2013
24TA Boult10-080WinWellington11 Dec 2013
25MD Craig10-203PakSharjah26 Nov 2014
26KA Jamieson11-117PakCh’church03 Jan 2021

It also provides the third occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing ten or more wickets in a test against Pakistan. All such occasions are tabulated below.

NoPlayerW-ROppGroundStart Date
1C Pringle11-152PakFaisalabad26 Oct 1990
2MD Craig10-203PakSharjah26 Nov 2014
3KA Jamieson11-117PakCh’church03 Jan 2021
350 plus runs partnerships in a test innings

350 plus runs partnerships in a test innings

KS Williamson and HM Nicholls of New Zealand forged 369 runs partnership for the fourth wicket against Pakistan to provide the 46th occasion of batsmen posting 350 plus runs partnership in an innings in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPartnersWRunsITeamOppGroundMon/Yr
1Bradman/Ponsford43882AusEngLeedsJul 34
2Bradman/Ponsford24511AusEngThe OvalAug 34
3Hutton/Leyland23821EngAusThe OvalAug 38
4Barnes/Bradman54052AusEngSydneyDec 46
5Compton/Edrich33701EngSAFLord’sJun 47
6Hutton/Washbrook13591EngSAFJo’burgDec 48
7Mankad/Roy14131IndNZlChennaiJan 56
8Cowdrey/May44113EngWinBirminghamMay 57
9Hunte/Sobers24462WinPakKingstonFeb 58
10Sobers/Worrell43992WinEngB’townJan 60
11Lawry/Simpson13821AusWinB’townMay 65
12Barrington/Edrich23691EngNZlLeedsJul 65
13Jarvis/Turner13872NZlWinG’townApr 72
14Asif Iqbal/Mush Mohd43501PakNZlDunedinFeb 73
15Miandad/M Nazar34511PakIndHyd-PakJan 83
16Gooch/DGower23511EngAusThe OvalAug 85
17Miandad/Q Umar33972PakSrlFaisalabadOct 85
18MCrowe/Jones34673NZlSrlWellingtonJan 91
19Blewett/SWaugh53852AusSAFJo’burgFeb 97
20Jayasuriya/Mahanama25762SrlIndCol-RPSAug 97
21IAhmed/Inzamam3352*2PakSrlDhakaMar 99
22Dravid/Laxman53763IndAusKolkataMar 01
23Gibbs/Smith13681SAFPakCape TownJan 03
24Dippenaar/Rudolph3429*2SAFBanChattogramApr 03
25Laxman/Tendulkar43531IndAusSydneyJan 04
26Atapattu/Sangakkara24382SrlZimBulawayoMay 04
27Dravid/Sehwag14102IndPakLahoreJan 06
28M J’wardene/S’kkara36242SrlSAFCol-SSCJul 06
29MYousuf/YKhan33632PakEngLeedsAug 06
30McKenzie/Smith14151SAFBanChattogramFeb 08
31MJ’wardene/S’weera44371SrlPakKarachiFeb 09
32MJ’wardene/PJ’wardene63512SrlIndAhmedabadNov 09
33MClarke/Ponting43521AusPakHobartJan 10
34IBell/Pietersen33501EngIndThe OvalAug 11
35MClarke/Ponting43861AusIndAdelaideJan 12
36Amla/Kallis3377*2SAFEngThe OvalJul 12
37Pujara/Vijay23702IndAusHyd-RGSMar 13
38McCullum/Watling63523NZlIndWellingtonFeb 14
39Watling/Williamson6365*3NZlSrlWellingtonJan 15
40SMarsh/AVoges44491AusWinHobartDec 15
41JBairstow/Stokes63991EngSAFCape TownJan 16
42Kohli/Rahane43651IndNZlIndoreOct 16
43MRahim/SAHasan53591BanNZlWellingtonJan 17
44Labuschagne/Warner23611AusPakAdelaideNov 19
45JButtler/ZCrawley53591EngPakS’hamptonAug 20
46Nicholls/Williamson43692NZlPakCh’ChurchJan 21

It also provides the fifth occasion of New Zealand batsmen posting 350 plus runs partnership in an innings in the annals of test cricket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPartnersWRunsITeamOppGroundMon/Yr
1Jarvis/Turner13872NZlWinG’townApr 72
2MCrowe/Jones34673NZlSrlWellingtonJan 91
3McCullum/Watling63523NZlIndWellingtonFeb 14
4Watling/Williamson6365*3NZlSrlWellingtonJan 15
5Nicholls/Williamson43692NZlPakCh’ChurchJan 21

It also provides the eighth occasion of batsmen posting 350 plus runs partnership in an innings in the annals of test cricket against Pakistan. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPartnersWRunsITeamOppGroundMon/Yr
1Hunte/GS Sobers24462WinPakKingstonFeb 58
2HGibbs/GC Smith13681SAFPakCape TownJan 03
3Dravid/V Sehwag14102IndPakLahoreJan 06
4MJ’wardene/S’weera44371SrlPakKarachiFeb 09
5MClarke/Ponting43521AusPakHobartJan 10
6Labuschagne/Warner23611AusPakAdelaideNov 19
7JButtler/Z Crawley53591EngPakS’hamptonAug 20
8Nicholls/Williamson43692NZlPakCh’ChurchJan 21

It also provides the eleventh occasion of batsmen posting 350 plus runs partnership in an innings in the annals of test cricket for the fourth wicket. All such occasions are tabulated below

NoPartnersWRunsITeamOppGroundMon/Yr
1Bradman/Ponsford43882AusEngLeedsJul 34
2Cowdrey/May44113EngWinBirminghamMay 57
3Sobers/Worrell43992WinEngB’townJan 60
4AIqbal/MushMohd43501PakNZlDunedinFeb 73
5Laxman/Tendulkar43531IndAusSydneyJan 04
6MJ’wardene/S’aweera44371SrlPakKarachiFeb 09
7MClarke/RT Ponting43521AusPakHobartJan 10
8MClarke/RT Ponting43861AusIndAdelaideJan 12
9SMarsh/AC Voges44491AusWinHobartDec 15
10Kohli/AM Rahane43651IndNZlIndoreOct 16
11Nicholls/Williamson43692NZlPakCh’ChurchJan 21

It also represents record partnership the fourth wicket by New Zealand batsmen. The previous best was 271 runs partnership between JD Ryder and LRPL Taylor against India at Napier in Mar 2009