India won the first Test match by a mammoth margin of an innings and 132 runs with the help of brilliant performances from Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel and skipper Rohit Sharma. Ravindra Jadeja once again proved his worth as all-rounder by scoring 70 important runs with the bat in lower order and picked 7 wickets (5/47 & 2/34) with the ball. Ravi Ashwin was star bowler for India in final innings of the game as he picked another five-wicket haul with the ball and helped India to wrap up the Australia innings.
Numbers and stats from Day 3 of IND vs AUS 1st Test:
3 - India have recorded their 3rd biggest margin of win in Border Gavaskar Trophy.
Biggest margin of win for India in Border Gavaskar Trophy:
by inns & 219 runs in Kolkata, 1998
by inns & 135 runs in Hyderabad, 2013
by inns & 132 runs in Nagpur, 2023
3 - Rohit Sharma has won first 3 out of 3 Test matches as captain.
Indian players to win their first three Test matches as captain:
MS Dhoni in 2008
Ajinkya Rahane in 2017, 2018, 2020
Rohit Sharma in 2022, 2023
7 - Todd Murphy took 7 wickets in his Test debut innings.
Best bowling figure for Australia in their Test debut innings:
Bob Massie - 8/84 vs ENG in Lord's, 1972
Jason Krejza - 8/215 vs IND in Nagpur, 2008
Todd Murphy - 7/124 vs IND in Nagpur, 2023
8 - Ravindra Jadeja has won Man of the Match award for 8th time in Test cricket.
Most Man of the Match award for India in Tests:
Sachin Tendulkar - 14
Rahul Dravid - 11
Anil Kumble - 10
Virat Kohli - 9
Ravi Ashwin - 9
Kapil Dev - 8
Virender Sehwag - 8
Ravindra Jadeja - 8
Most Man of the Match award in Border Gavaskar Trophy:
Sachin Tendulkar - 5
Cheteshwar Pujara - 4
Steven Smith - 3
Ravindra Jadeja - 3
20 - Rohit Sharma has 20 centuries in international cricket as opener on Indian soil.
Most hundreds in international cricket on Indian soil:
Rohit Sharma - 20
Sachin Tendulkar - 19
Virender Sehwag - 18
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25 - Mohammed Shami has more sixes (25) than Virat Kohli (24) in Test cricket overall now.
31 - Ravi Ashwin has taken 31 five-wicket hauls in Test cricket.
Most five-wicket haul in Test cricket:
Muralitharan - 67
Shane Warne - 37
Richard Hadlee - 36
Anil Kumble - 35
Rangana Herath - 34
James Anderson - 32
Ravi Ashwin - 31
84 - Axar Patel has recorded his highest score (84) in his Test career.
91 - Australia have recorded their lowest ever innings total in Border Gavaskar Trophy history.
Lowest total for Australia in Border-Gavaskar Trophy:
91 in Nagpur, 2023
93 in Mumbai-WS, 2004
112 in Bengaluru, 2017
97 - Ravi Ashwin has taken 97 wickets in Border Gavaskar Trophy overall and by doing so he has surpassed the tally of both Nathan Lyon and Harbhajan Singh.
Most wickets in Border Gavaskar Trophy:
Anil Kumble - 111
Ravi Ashwin - 97
Harbhajan Singh/Nathan Lyon - 95
Most five-wicket haul in Border Gavaskar Trophy:
Anil Kumble - 10
Harbhajan Singh / Nathan Lyon - 7
Ravi Ashwin - 6