30 Dec 2018
#IndiaInAustralia: India beat Australia in third Test- Here're records broken
Team India beat hosts Australia in the third Test at the MCG to continue their dominance in the series.
For the first time in history, India are leading by 2-1 in a Test series in Australia.
India had set a target of 399 runs for Aussies, whose batsmen faltered.
Jasprit Bumrah was the architect of this win. Here are the records broken.
How did the match unfold?
India had amassed 443/7d in the first innings. Cheteshwar Pujara (106) was the star of the show. In reply, Australia were bundled out for 151. India didn't enforce a follow-on and managed 106/8d in their second innings. Pacer Pat Cummins delivered his best performance (6/27).
Pant scripts record for most dismissals in a Test series
Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant has been brilliant behind the stumps and in the third Test, he broke the record of Syed Kirmani for the most number of dismissals in a Test series by an Indian keeper.
Pant has a total of 20 dismissals to his name in this series.
The dismissal of Nathan Lyon in the last innings helped Pant clinch the record.
Bumrah registers best bowling figures by an Indian at MCG
Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who picked 6/33, is now the second most successful Indian pacer on Australian soil in a Test innings.
Legend Kapil Dev (8/106) has the best record by an Indian bowler.
Prior to Bumrah's heroics, pacer Mohammed Shami had picked 6/56 in the second test in Perth.
JB also has the best bowling figures by an Indian bowler at the MCG.
All of Bumrah's 48 wickets have come away from home
Bumrah became the first Asian bowler to take a five-for in South Africa, England and Australia in the same calendar year.
JB has now the most number of overseas Test wickets, among Asian pacers, in a calendar year.
After his heroics in the first innings, he was splendid in the second innings as well.
He has 48 wickets in 2018, all away from home.
JB, Kohli amass important feats
JB has amassed a whopping 78 wickets in this calendar year across formats.
He is the most successful Indian bowler.
He surpassed Kuldeep Yadav (76).
Virat Kohli overtook the legendary Rahul Dravid in the list of top scorers for India in Test matches away from home in any calendar year.
Dravid had amassed 1,137 runs from 11 matches in 2002. Kohli got 1,138 runs.
Indian pacers set a new world record
The trio of Indian pacers JB, Shami and Ishant Sharma set a new world record.
The three pacers went past West Indian fast bowling trio of Joel Garner, Michael Holding and Malcolm Marshall, who held the record for the most wickets in a calendar year (130).
They achieved the feat in 1984.
The Indian pacers have surpassed the tally in a calendar year.
Debutant Mayank Agarwal notches a special record
Indian opening batsman Mayank Agarwal scored a defiant 76 in the first innings.
With this knock, he registered the highest-ever score by an Indian batsman on debut in Australia.
He surpassed the record held by former Indian cricketer Dattu Phadkar.
Dattu had scored an impressive 51 on his debut versus Australia in the year 1947.
Agarwal saw a 71-year-old record broken at the MCG.
Cummins produces a top class show
Cummins picked nine wickets in this Test match (9/99).
The fast bowler ended with 44 scalps in 2018.
He was the second highest wicket-taker for Australia this year.
Cummins recorded his best career bowling figures in a Test innings.
The pacer also took his third five-wicket haul in Tests.