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Andy Zaltzman
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Chris Skinner Dec 10
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
That was the slowest-scoring Test in Australia since November 2000. Gripping throughout.
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
India are only the 3rd away team to win a Test in Australia without any bowler taking 4 wickets in an innings (after Eng, Adelaide 1954-55; and Eng, SCG 1970-71). Excellent collective performance.
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
STAT ALERT: Australia's 291 all out is the highest total not to include a 50 partnership. Previous record was 284 (Bang v WI, 2004).
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
This is the first time all 20 2nd-inns wickets have been catches. There has been 2 two Tests when all 20 1st-inns wickets were catches. The 35 catches in this Test is an all-time Test record.
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
What a Test match. Ashwin's 52.5 overs is the 3rd most in a 4th innings in the last 40 years. Australia's innings (119.5 ov) was their 3rd longest 4th inns since 1981. (The Dubai Test in Oct was their longest in that time)
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
Not that uncommon for the number 1 batsman's innings to be the shortest for a team. It is uncommon for that shortest innings to have been 35 balls long.
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
All 11 Australians have lasted at least 30 balls in this innings. I don't have a convenient way of checking how often this has happened in (a) a 4th innings, and (b) any innings, but I imagine it is very unusual.
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
My stat was bowlers in 4th inns in Aus
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
Ashwin has bowled 50 overs. The first to bowl 300 balls in a 4th innings v Aus since Lance Gibbs, for WI, Feb 1961.
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
There have never previously been 19 2nd-innings catches in a Test. Glory days.
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
This is now only the 2nd time that numbers 7-10 have all made quarter-centuries in the 4th innings of a Test. Previously: Aus v Eng, SCG, Dec 1907, when Aus chased 274 after being 124-6.
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
This is only the 4th time that nos 7-10 have all made 20+ in the 4th innings of a Test. Cummins' innings the longest by a no.8 or lower in 4th inns of a Test in Aus since Dec 1989, when Asoka de Silva batted 189 balls for SL in Hobart.
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
Replying to @vidhu_pal
Thanks for alerting me to that, have now corrected the stat
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
Replying to @deeputalks
Thanks for alerting me to that, have now corrected the stat
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
Record for catches in a Test is in fact 34, not 33 as I wrote before. (Fielding Statsguru showed only catches/stumpings taken by starting XIs.)
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
Replying to @vidhu_pal
Yes, the catch by sub fielder didn't show up on Statsguru fielding search
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Andy Zaltzman Dec 9
Good point, Statsguru for fielding doesn't seem to show up catches by subs.
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The Cricket Prof. Dec 9
The Indian pace bowlers in this match have averaged 141.4 kph with 50.6% of deliveries in good line & length region. In the database (going back to 2006), this has been their most quickest and most disciplined performance in a Test in SENA countries.
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