Indian wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant Today left behind MS Dhoni and Wriddhiman Saha to equal the record of most number of catches in a Test match by taking 11 under his name. Jack Russell of England and South African legend AB de Villiers too have the equal number of catches in a match.
India and Australia Test match also saw a record breaking statastics where all 20 wickets in the second innings were catches. Rishabh Pant surpassed former Indian Test cricketer MS Dhoni’s 10 catches and Wriddhiman Saha’s 9 catches in a match.
Virat Kohli and company win the first Test match against Australia in Australia and made a record by becoming the first Indian team to win the first Test match down under. The Indian team won the match by 31 runs to lead the series by 1-0.
This was India’s third closest Test win after winning a Test against Australia in Mumbai by 13 runs and then in Kolkata by 28 runs against England in 1972-73. India is the second Asian side to win the first Test of a series in Australia after Pakistan.
India made 250 in its first innings with Pujara making an amazing century of 123 runs until he was run-out by Pat Cummins. Australia were bowled out for 235 and were trailing behind by 15 runs. India in its second innings made 307 runs with Pujara and Rahane both making 71 and 70 runs respectively meanwhile Australia were bowled out for 291 runs with only Shaun Marsh reaching the half-century mark.