AUS vs IND 2018-19 : Second Test, Day 2 - Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and facts from the second day of second Test between Australia and India in Perth.

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane

Captain Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane's 90 runs unbeaten partnership brought India back into the game as India finished day two of Perth Test on 172/3 and both the batsmen have completed their fifties and are still at the crease.

Earlier in the morning, Australia resumed their batting on 277/6 and Tim Paine and Pat Cummins' 50 plus runs partnership helped them to cross 300 runs mark but after Cummins' dismissal Australia collapsed and lost their last three wickets for just 16 runs and bowled out for 326 runs.

In reply, India also started off poorly and lost both their openers at a score of 8 runs but captain Kohli took the charge and his 74 runs partnership with Pujara and 90* runs partnership with Rahane brought India back into the game.

All the major stats and facts from the second day of the second Test between Australia and India in Perth :

4/41 - Ishant Sharma's bowling figures of 4/41 are his best bowling figures in a Test innings in Australia.

Best bowling figures in an innings for Ishant Sharma in Tests in Australia -

4/41 at Perth, 2018

3/38 at Brisbane, 2014

3/117 at Brisbane, 2014

3/115 at Adelaide, 2008

12.07 - Murali Vijay's Test batting away from home this year. He scored only 157 runs at this average in 13 innings. His scores read (most recent first) 0, 18, 11, 0, 0, 6, 20, 25, 8, 9, 46, 13, 1. 

51* - Ajinkya Rahane (batting on 51) score two back to back fifty-plus scores in Test cricket since December 2015. The last time he scored twin hundreds against South Africa in Delhi Test in December 2015. 

59 - Virat Kohli has scored 59 fifty plus scores as captain in international cricket - the joint second most for India.

Most fifty-plus scores in international cricket for India as captain -

82 - MS Dhoni (332 matches)

59 - Virat Kohli (121* matches)

59 - Mohammad Azharuddin (221 matches)

59 - Sourav Ganguly (195 matches)

41 - Rahul Dravid (104 matches)

32 - Sachin Tendulkar (98 matches)

82* - Virat Kohli's score of 82* is his first fifty-plus score against Australia in Test cricket since January 2015 (147 at Sydney). In between these two fifty-plus scores he could manage only 129 runs in 8 innings.


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 15 Dec, 2018

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