First win for the Aussies in last 12 years on Indian soil

Rohit Reshammiya Hashmi

Australia finally won a Test in India after 12 years, 4 months and 11 Tests. Last win for the Aussies on Indian soil before this one came in Nagpur, on 29th November, 2004.

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Steve O’Keefe’s 12/70 is the best match figures in a Test by an Australian bowler against India, going past Alan Davidson’s 12/124 in Kanpur, in December 1959.

O’Keefe’s 12/70 is the 2nd best by any bowler against India, just behind Ian Botham’s 13/106 in Mumbai in February 1980.

O’Keefe became the fourth left arm spinner to take a ten-wicket haul against India after Englishman Hedley Verity (11/153) in Madras in 1934, Pakistan’s Iqbal Qasim (10/175) in Mumbai in December 1979 and England’s Monty Panesar (11/210) in Mumbai in November 2012.

India’s loss by 333 runs is their fourth largest in terms of runs, among which three have come against Australia only.

India’s match aggregate of 212 runs (105 & 107) is their fourth lowest in a Test match and lowest at home.

The 74 overs faced by the Indian batsmen in the match is the lowest they have faced in any Test at home.

Steve Smith knocked his 18th Test hundred, 5th vs India, 1st in India, 2nd in Asia, 8th away from home & 10th as captain.

Steve Smith became 11th Australian batsman to reach 1000 runs against India in 14 innings. He equaled Mathew Hayden in this landmark.

Ravindra Jadeja has now taken 100 wickets at home, with a total of 101, out of which 51 have been taken by him this season.

Nathan Lyon’s final wicket in this Test was his 50th against India in 11 Tests.

The last time Australia won a Test in Asia was in Galle, on 3rd September 2011, by 125 runs against Sri Lanka. Since then & prior to this particular Test match in India, Australia played 11 Tests in Asia & had lost their last 9 in a row.

Ravichandran Ashwin’s tally of Test wickets this Indian season stands at 64 from 10 matches. Previous best was of Kapil Dev with 63 wickets during the 1979-80 season, from 13 matches.

Virat Kohli scored the first duck as a captain & 5th in his Test career. His last duck was against England in August of 2014 at Old Trafford.

India had their worst collapse ever while losing their last 7 wickets for just 11 runs in 48 balls. Previously, they had lost their last 7 wickets for 18 runs against New Zealand in February of 1990 at Christchurch.

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