India are on the verge of a series victory after the home bowlers collaborated to bowl the Aussies out for 137 in their second innings on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test.
Set a target of 106, India were 19 for no loss at stumps, needing another 87 runs to win the series inside four days.
Below is a list of all the big statistics from Day 3 in Dharamsala:
Jadeja’s 50 and 3 Wickets
- Ravindra Jadeja’s 63 on Day 3 was his highest score against Australia, eclipsing the 54 not out at Ranchi in this month.
- Jadeja’s half-century was his second fifty vs Australia, and his seventh in Tests. For the first time, he has recorded six fifties in a season in Tests.
- Jadeja and Saha were involved in a stand of 96 - the second highest seventh-wicket partnership for India vs Australia in the present series behind the 199 between Pujara and Saha at Ranchi in the third Test.
- Jadeja's home record as a bowler in Tests is quite impressive, taking 121 wickets (ave.19.88) in 22 Tests.
- Jadeja's impressive record as an all-rounder in a season in Tests is quite rare. He became the third all-rounder to score 500 runs or more and bag 50 wickets or more - his aggregate as a batsman being 556 (ave.42.76) and 71 wickets (ave.22.83) in 13 Tests - the first two all-rounders were Kapil Dev in 1979-80 and Mitchell Johnson in 2008-09.
- Nathan Lyon's fifth five-wicket haul vs India is his ninth in Tests.
- Lyon's wicket-aggregate of 64 (ave. 33.01) in 14 tests is the second highest by a spinner against India next only to Muttiah Muralitharan's 105 (ave.32.61) in 22 Tests.
- Umesh Yadav has bowled splendidly in the series - his tally being 17 wickets at 23.41 runs apiece - his best tally in a Test rubber, eclipsing the 14 (ave.39.35) in the four-Test rubber vs Australia in 2011-12.
- David Warner has been a mediocre performer in the series, failing to manage even 200 runs - his aggregate being 193 (ave.24.12) - the least number of runs scored by him in a four-Test series. His only other instance of less than 200 runs in a four-Test series being 195 (ave.24.37) vs India in 2012-13.
- Steven Smith has amassed 499 runs (ave. 71.28) in the four-Test series - the second highest tally by an Australian skipper in a Test series vs India behind the 594 (ave. 59.40) in 12 innings (six Tests) by Kim Hughes in 1979-80.
- India need 87 runs to register a win. The lowest total they had failed to chase was 120 when they were bundled out at 81 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in March 1997.
- Four times, Australia have failed to face 150 overs, losing all 20 wickets in a Test match against India - Melbourne 1977-78, Mumbai 2004-05, Perth 2007-08 and Dharamsala 2016-17. Overall, there have been 47 instances of such a happening in Tests vs India.