Who will win the Take a look at mace this time?
Because the motion retains unfolding, TimesofIndia.com right here takes a have a look at a number of the most attention-grabbing statistics so removed from this engrossing encounter:
# Australia (469) have registered their highest whole in Checks at impartial venues, bettering the 467 vs Pakistan at Colombo (PSS) in October 2002. The mentioned rating is now the primary whole of 300-plus within the remaining of the WTC.
# Steve Smith, along with his marvellous 121, has emulated Joe Root’s tally of 9 tons of in opposition to India in Checks. Smith’s first hundred in 5 Checks at impartial venues is his thirty first general – his fifteenth in abroad Checks. Simply two Australian gamers have registered extra tons of – Ricky Ponting (41) and Steve Waugh (32).
# Smith enjoys batting lots at The Oval – his tally being 546 runs at a median of 91.00, together with three tons of and a fifty, in seven innings. In his first two Checks at this venue, he had posted again to again tons of vs England – 138 not out in 2013 & 143 in 2015.
# Smith (2042 at a median of 65.87 in 19 Checks) has grow to be the third Australian batter after Ricky Ponting (2555) and Michael Clarke (2049) to finish 2,000-plus runs in opposition to India.
# Travis Head performed an distinctive innings of 163 off 174 balls – his second highest rating in Checks behind the 175 vs West Indies at Adelaide in December 2022. His innings is the second highest by an Australian batter in Checks at impartial venue behind the 164 by Warren Bardsley vs South Africa at Lord’s in 1912.
# Travis Head has recorded 4 150-plus scores in Checks. Other than his 163 & 175, as talked about above, he made 161 vs Sri Lanka at Canberra in 2019 and 152 vs England at Brisbane in 2021.
# Travis Head enjoys a median of 55.56 whereas aggregating 189, together with 4 tons of and 6 fifties, in 18 Checks – the third highest among the many batters with 1000-plus runs within the World Take a look at Championship 2021-23 behind the 64.84 by Usman Khawaja and 61.08 by Babar Azam.
# Head and Smith shared a partnership of 285 for the fourth wicket – Australia’s highest for any wicket in Checks at a impartial venue aside from their highest for this wicket-position at The Oval. The mentioned partnership is the very best fourth-wicket stand by any pair at this venue, outstripping the 266 by England’s Wally Hammond and Stan Worthington vs India in 1936.
# Mohammed Siraj (4/108) has produced his fifth four-wicket haul in Checks – all within the abroad Checks – thrice vs England and twice vs Australia. His solely occasion of 5 wickets in an innings is 5 for 73 vs Australia at Brisbane in January 2021.
# 38 extras (b 13, lb 10, nb 7 & w 8) conceded by India (8.1%) are the joint-second highest in an innings in WTC 2021-23. In India’s innings of 416, England had conceded 40 extras (9.6%) at Birmingham in 2022.
#Ajinkya Rahane has grow to be the seventh Indian fielder to take 100 catches or extra in Checks, becoming a member of Rahul Dravid (210), VVS Laxman (135), Sachin Tendulkar (115), Virat Kohli (109), Sunil Gavaskar (108) and Mohammad Azharuddin (105).
# Ajinkya Rahane has managed 5020 runs at a median of 38.91, together with twelve tons of and 26 fifties, in 83 Checks to grow to be the thirteenth Indian participant to amass
5000-plus runs in Checks.
# Rahane (89) has grow to be the primary Indian batter to publish a fifty within the remaining of the World Take a look at Championship. With 49 in India’s first innings vs New Zealand within the first remaining of the WTC at Southampton in 2021, he has top-scored for India in each the finals.
#Shardul Thakur (51) registered his fourth fifty in Checks – two every vs Australia and England. Three out of 4 have been recorded by him at The Oval. The truth is, he has grow to be the primary Indian batter to publish three successive fifties at this venue – 57 & 60 vs England in 2021 and 51 vs Australia in 2023. Simply two different visiting batters have achieved the feat – Australia’s Don Bradman (1930 to 1934) and Allan Border (1985 to 1989).
# Shardul Thakur has grow to be the primary participant to be concerned in three century stands for the seventh wicket within the World Take a look at Championship – 123 with Washington Sundar vs Australia at Brisbane in 2021; 109 with Rahane vs Australia in 2023 & 100 with Rishabh Pant vs England in 2021 – the final two at The Oval.
# Rahane and Thakur had been related in India’s first century stand for any wicket within the remaining of the WTC.
# Rohit Sharma (15), Shubman Gill (13), Cheteshwar Pujara (14) & Virat Kohli (14) have supplied the primary occasion when India’s high 4 batters posted double-digit scores however failed to succeed in 20. Total, the mentioned occasion is the eighth within the historical past of Take a look at Cricket.
# Along with his second innings’ dismissal of Travis Head, Ravindra Jadeja has grow to be the main left-arm spinner by way of wickets (267 at 24.25 in 65 matches for India in Checks, overtaking Bishan Singh Bedi’s tally of 266 (ave 28.71) in 67 Checks. Simply three left-arm spinners have bagged extra wickets than Jadeja – 433 (ave 28.07) in 93 Checks by Rangana Herath; 362 (ave 34.36) in 113 Checks by Daniel Vettori & 297 (ave 25.83) in 86 Checks by Derek Underwood.
# The aforesaid dismissal of Jadeja is his seventy fifth in 24 Checks at 25.70, together with three five-wicket hauls and one occasion of ten wickets in a Take a look at match. He has grow to be the fourth Indian bowler to bag 75 wickets or extra within the WTC, becoming a member of Ravichandran Ashwin (132), Mohammed Shami (83) and Jasprit Bumrah (79).
# Smith’s tally of 466 (ave 93.20) in six innings is the very best by any batter within the knock-out matches of worldwide cricket and the ultimate of the World Take a look at Championship. He stays the one batter to hit two centuries and three fifties in such matches.
Stats Courtesy: Rajesh Kumar