India vs Australia Statistics: Virat Kohli’s Test average falls below 50 with poor show

India skipper Virat Kohli has managed just 40 runs (averaging 10.00) in four innings in the series — his worst average in Test matches.

By: PTI | Bangalore | Published: March 6, 2017 8:53 pm
virat-kohli-m In six Tests against Australia in India, Virat Kohli averages 36.00. (Source: AP)

Statistical highlights on day three of the second cricket Test between India and Australia, here today.

# Ravindra Jadeja’s performance (6/63) is his second best in Tests behind 7 for 48 vs England at Chennai in 2016-17.

# Jadeja’s figures are the second best by an Indian left-arm spinner vs Australia, next only to 7/98 by Bishan Singh Bedi at Kolkata in 1969-70.

# Jadeja’s second five-wicket haul vs Australia is his seventh in Tests. His first five-wicket instance against them was 5 for 58 at Delhi in March 2013.

# Jadeja enjoys an impressive record vs Australia — his tally being 35 at 17.74 runs apiece at a strike rate of 46.6 in six Tests.

# Matthew Wade’s 40 is his second highest score vs Indiain Tests, next only to 62 at Hyderabad in March 2013.

# Nathan Lyon’s third duck vs India (one each at Melbourne, Pune and Bangalore) is his eighth in Tests.

# KL Rahul, playing in his 15th Test, has completed his 1000 runs — 1022 runs at an average of 40.88, including four hundreds and four fifties.

# Rahul, with 90 & 51, has achieved the distinction of scoring a fifty-plus in each innings of a Test match for the first time. With a fifty (64) in the Pune Test, he has scored three fifties in a Test series for the first time.

# Rahul became the third opening batsman to record 50-plus in each innings of a Test match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore. West Indian Gordon Greenidge had posted 93 & 107 in 1974-75 and India’s Ajay Jadeja 59 & 73 vs New Zealand in 1995-96.

# Rahul is the first batsman to manage 200 runs or more in the present series — his tally being 215 (ave.53.75) in four innings.

# Virat Kohli has managed just 40 runs (ave.10.00) in four innings in the series — his worst average in Tests, eclipsing the 13.40 (134 in 10 innings) vs England in England in 2014.

# Kohli’s Test career average fell below 50 (49.90) with his performance in the current rubber.

# In six Tests vs Australia in India, Kohli is averaging 36.00 — his tally being 324 in 10 innings, including a century and a fifty.

# Cheteshwar Pujara, since posting 73 at Adelaide in December 2014, has recorded his first fifty in nine innings against Australia — 79 not out.

# Overall, Pujara has an excellent record against Australia — his tally being 829 in 10 Tests at an average of 51.81, including a century and five fifties.

# Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane were associated in an unbroken stand of 93 for the fifth wicket — the highest stand on either side in the current rubber, eclipsing the 82 for the first wicket between David Warner and Matt Renshaw at Pune.

# The pair is the first to face 200 balls (203) or more in the current series apart from the first pair to bat in a complete session without being dismissed.

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  1. C
    Mar 6, 2017 at 3:46 pm
    Kohli now will have his ego bruised. Still remember his conference saying that he is the one who scores for the w team, without him no score will be possible
    1. J
      Mar 6, 2017 at 4:05 pm
      iyon avg. hi sab kuch nahi hoti. If he had remained not out against England when he scred 230 runs his avg. would have been 55 by the end of that series.
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