Day 3: India almost certain to win the 1st test, lead by 166 runs, 10 big record created - CricketGalore

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Day 3: India almost certain to win the 1st test, lead by 166 runs, 10 big record created

In the 1st match of the 4-match Test series is being played between India and Australia in Adelaide Oval. On the 3rd day of the match, the host added 44 more runs to their overnight score of 191/7, thanks to a brilliant knock of 72 by Travis Head and eventually got dismissed for 235.

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In the 2nd Innings, India scored 151 runs by losing 3 wickets in 61 overs. At the end of the third day's play, India extended their lead to 166 runs. Rahul and Vijay gave India a solid start and added 61 for the opening wicket, Vijay scored 18 runs, after that Rahul showed some glimpses of his form and got dismissed for 44 runs.

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Indian captain Virat Kohli and Pujara added yet another half-centuries partnership for the 3rd wicket, with 15 minutes left for stumps, Virat Kohli lost his for 34 to Nathan Lyon. While Pujara remained unbeaten after making 40* runs along with Rahane (1)

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Seeing the rough patches on pitch and form of Indian bowlers it's not wrong to say that India is in driving seat to win the first test if they take the lead close to 300 on Day 4.
During the third day's play, many special records have been created let's see one by one.

10. Most wickets were taken by Indian bowlers in a calendar year in overseas Tests:


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  1. 149* in 2018 (9 Tests)
  2. 147 in 2006 (9)
  3. 145 in 2002 (11)
  4. 142 in 2011 (9)
  5. 141 in 2014 (10)

9. Most catches by an Indian wicketkeeper in a test Innings:

Rishabh Pant took 6 catches in one innings and became the only other Indian wicketkeeper to do so. Prior to him, MS Dhoni had taken 6 catches in an innings against New Zealand in 2009.

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8. Most dismissal by an Indian wicketkeeper:

Rishabh Pant became only the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to record 6 dismissals in a test inning.

7. First half-centuries partnership between KL Rahul and Vijay:

Murali Vijay and KL Rahul added half-century partnership for the opening wicket. This is their first 50-run stand outside India.

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6. Virat Kohli becomes the fourth Indian to score 3000 International runs against Australia.

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5. Virat Kohli becomes the first Indian captain to score 2000 Test runs both in India and outside

4. Fastest to score 1000 Test run in Australia:

Virat Kohli completed 1,000 runs in 18th innings in Australia and became only the fourth Indian player to make this record after Tendulkar, Dravid and Laxman.

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However, in terms of making 1000 Test runs in Australia, Kohli became the fastest Indian batsman.

3. A bowler who dismissed Virat Kohli most often in test cricket:

Nathan Lyon dismissed Virat Kohli for the sixth time, nobody has ever outdone Kohli in Test cricket often than him.

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  1. 6 - Nathan Lyon
  2. 5 - James Anderson/Stuart Broad

2. Most balls played by an Indian batsman in a test in Australia:

Pujara has played 373 balls in this test so far, with this Pujara has become the second Indian player to play most balls in Australia.

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  • 1st innings: 123(246)
  • 2nd innings: 40*(127)

1. Kohli's worst strike-rate in his test career:


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Virat Kohli who played 104 balls and scored 34 runs at the strike rate of 32.69. This is the lowest strike rate in a test Innings of his career when he has scored 10 or runs.

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