India vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 3 stats wrap: Jasprit Bumrah's day out, Cheteshwar Pujara's dubious distinction and more

Bumrah's career best and all the other stats from Day 3 of the 3rd Test between India and Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Umang Pabari, Dec 28, 2018 14:45:27 IST

Pacer Jasprit Bumrah had Australia's batsmen tied up in knots with his immaculate line and length, giving India the decisive advantage that withstood a second innings batting collapse in the third cricket Test on Day 3 at the MCG.

At the end of day three, India, after bowling out Australia for 151 in response to their first innings total of 443/7 declared, took a 346-run lead. The visitors were struggling at 54/5 in 27 overs in their second essay but had the upper hand.

India vs Australia, 3rd Test Day 3 stats wrap: Jasprit Bumrahs day out, Cheteshwar Pujaras dubious distinction and more

Jasprit Bumrah celebrates taking the wicket of Shaun Marsh on Day 3 of the 3rd Test against Australia in MCG. AP

Called a "genius" on air by Australia's former captain Michael Clarke, Bumrah's career-best figures of 6/33 in 15.5 overs also made him the first bowler from the subcontinent to take a five-for or more in South Africa, England and Australia in the same year. It was a day when the Gujarat pacer achieved numerous milestones. We take a look at all the numbers from a topsy-turvy day where 15 wickets fell.

- Jasprit Bumrah became the first Asian bowler to take a five-for in each South Africa, England and Australia in the same calendar year in Tests.

- Jasprit Bumrah's figures of 6 for 33 in the first innings of the Melbourne Test are now the second best for an Indian pacer in a Test innings in Australia with Kapil Dev holding the record — 8 for 106 in Adelaide in 1985.

- No Asian pacer has taken more overseas Test wickets in a calendar year than Bumrah. He has taken 45 wickets while his team-mate Mohammed Shami is at the second place in the list with 43 wickets in 2018 in Tests.

- Jasprit Bumrah has now taken 75 wickets in international cricket this year which is the third most by any player while the record is held by Kagiso Rabada with 77 wickets.

- No Indian keeper has now taken more catches than Rishabh Pant (18) in a Test series. The record was previously held by Syed Kirmani (against Pakistan in 1979) and MS Dhoni (against England in 2014) with 17 catches each.

- Cheteshwar Pujara became the third Indian batsman to score a century and a duck in the same Test in Australia. Vinoo Mankad (in 1948 at Melbourne) and Sunil Gavaskar (in 1977 at Melbourne) are the other two players to have done the same.

- India's No 3-6 batsmen added only six runs in the ongoing Test in the second innings which is the joint least for them where all four batted in a Test innings. This also happened way back in 1946 against England at Manchester.

- India's lead of 292 runs in the first innings was their third largest first innings lead in SENA countries in Tests. Their largest is 355 against England at Leeds in 2002.

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Dec 28, 2018 14:45:27 IST






Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 4027 115
2 New Zealand 2829 109
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3778 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3795 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6745 125
2 India 7071 122
3 New Zealand 4837 112
4 Australia 5543 111
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 India 8099 261
5 Australia 5471 261
6 New Zealand 4784 252