India are in a strong position after the end of day two of third Test against Australia in Melbourne as they scored 443/7d in their first innings on a slow track. Cheteshwar Pujara scored his second hundred of this series and got out after scoring 106 runs.
Captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma also chipped in and scored 82 and 63* runs respectively. For Australia, Pat Cummins took three wickets. In reply, Australia ended on 8/0 at stumps.
All the major stats and facts from the second day of third Test between Australia and India in Melbourne :
Cheteshwar Pujara 106 runs
- 17th Test hundred of career
- 7th Test hundred away from home
- 4th Test hundred against Australia
- 4th Test hundred outside Asia
- 2nd Test hundred of this series and in Australia
158 - Rishabh Pant became the only fourth Indian wicketkeeper to score 150 or more runs in a Test series in Australia. He has scored 158 runs in this Test series so far.
150 plus runs for Indian wicketkeepers in a Test series in Australia -
305 - Syed Kirmani in 1977/78
215 - Farokh Engineer in 1967/68
160 - Parthiv Patel in 2003/04
158* - Rishabh Pant in 2018/19
280 - Cheteshwar Pujara took 280 balls to score 100 runs - his slowest Test hundred and third slowest hundred for India in Australia in Test cricket.
Slowest Test hundreds for India in Australia (By balls) -
307 - Ravi Shastri at Sydney, 1992
286 - Sunil Gavaskar at Adelaide, 1985
280 - Cheteshwar Pujara at Melbourne, 2018
273 - Mohinder Amarnath at Sydney, 1986
1138 - Virat Kohli has scored 1138 runs in 11 Tests so far on overseas soil - the most for India in a calendar year. He went past Rahul Dravid's tally of 1137 runs in 2002.
Most Test runs in a calendar year on overseas soil -
1212 - Graeme Smith (2008)
1154 - Viv Richards (1976)
1138 - Virat Kohli (2018)
1137 - Rahul Dravid (2002)
1065 - Mohinder Amarnath (1983)
1061 - Alastair Cook (2010)