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India restricted Australia for a total of just 263 runs with the help of brilliant bowling effort from Shami, Ashwin and Jadeja respectively. Initially, Australia winning the toss opted to bat first and managed to put 250+ runs total with the help of brilliant fifties from the opener Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb. Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin changed the complexion of the game quickly by picking wickets of both Marnus Labuschagne and Steven Smith in the same over.

Numbers and stats from IND vs AUS 2nd Test Day 1:

2 -
Ravichandran Ashwin became the only bowler to dismiss Steven Smith for a duck twice in Test cricket.

Bowlers to dismiss Steven Smith most times in Test cricket:
Stuart Broad - 9
James Anderson - 8
Yasir Shah / R Ashwin - 7

2 - Ravindra Jadeja became second fastest to reach the milestone of 2500 Test runs + 250 Test wickets.

Least matches played to reach the milestone of 2500 Test runs + 250 Test wickets:
Ian Botham - 55
Ravindra Jadeja - 62
Imran Khan - 64
Kapil Dev - 65
Richard Hadlee - 70

2 - R. Ashwin became only 2nd bowler to pick 100 wickets in Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Most wickets for an Indian bowler in Test cricket against an opposition:
Anil Kumble - 111 vs AUS
Ravi Ashwin - 100 vs AUS
Kapil Dev - 99 vs PAK

3 - Cheteshwar Pujara became only 3rd Indian to play 100 Test matches without playing 100 games in limited overs (ODI + T20I).

Indians to play 100 Test matches but played less than 100 matches in ODI+ T20I games combined:
VVS Laxman
Ishant Sharma
Cheteshwar Pujara

Dates where players reached the milestone of playing their 100th Test match for India:

Sunil Gavaskar (17-10-1984)
Dilip Vengsarkar (24-11-1988)
Kapil Dev (15-11-1989)
Sachin Tendulkar (5-9-2002)
Anil Kumble (18-12-2005)
Rahul Dravid (2-6-2006)
Sourav Ganguly (26-12-2007)
VVS Laxman (6-11-2008)
Virender Sehwag (5-12-2012)
Harbhajan Singh (22-2-2013)
Ishant Sharma (24-2-2021)
Virat Kohli (4-3-2022)
Cheteshwar Pujara (17-2-2023)

4/60 -
Mohammed Shami has recorded the bowling figure of 4/60 in today's Test.

Best bowling figure for Mohammed Shami vs Australia in Tests:
6/56 in Perth, 2018
5/112 in Sydney, 2015
4/60 in Delhi, 2023

9 - Steven Smith has been dismissed for a duck overall for 9th time in Test cricket.

1000 - Peter Handscomb reached the milestone of completing 1000 runs (1043) in Test Cricket