Indian team have made their winning start to the Test series in Australia and here are the statistics that have been in news after the Adelaide win.
Closest Test wins for India (by runs):
13 v Aus, Mumbai WS, 2004
28 v Eng, Kolkata, 1972-73
31 v Aus, Adelaide, 2018
37 v WI, Port of Spain, 2002
49 v WI, Kingston, 2006
Ashwin made his contribution and also got to his best match figures in Australia
Six wickets vs Australia in Adelaide, 2018
Previous best: 5/209, MCG, 2014
India winning first Test of a series in ‘SENA’:
Dunedin, 1967/68 (Won series 3-1)
Auckland, 1975/76 (1-1)
Lord’s, 1986 (2-0)
Joburg, 2006/07 (Lost 1-2)
Hamilton, 2008/09 (1-0)
Adelaide, 2018/19 *
India is the second Asian side to win the first Test of a series in Australia after Pakistan at the MCG in 1978/79 (series 1-1). This is the second instance of India winning three Tests outside Asia in a calendar year after three wins in New Zealand in 1968.
Pujara- The man to rely on while playing abroad
Pujara is the only batsman to score more that 50 runs in all of India’s three away wins in 2018:
50 off 179, 1st inngs, Joburg
72 off 208, 2nd inngs, Trent Bridge
123 & 71, Adelaide
When stats get altered you cannot ignore skipper Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to win Tests in Australia, England & South Africa.
Rahul Dravid & MS Dhoni won Tests in England & South Africa but not in Australia.
Virat Kohli is the king when he wins the toss
Virat Kohli’s record when he wins the toss:
Highest inngs totals without a 50+ stand:
291 Aus v Ind, Adelaide, 2018 *
284 Ban v WI, Kingston, 2004
277 Aus v SA, Brisbane, 1952
275 WI v Eng, Leeds, 1988
In eight away Tests he won the toss, India went on to win seven and draw one (vs Ban, Fatullah, 2015).
Last three instances of Australia losing first Test of a home season:
2018/19 v Ind, Adelaide
2016/17 v SA, Perth
1988/99 v WI, Brisbane