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India enter SCG record books in 4th Test

Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant's centuries have helped India to enter the record books on a dominant second day of the fourth Test against Australia.

India enter SCG record books in 4th Test

Cheteshwar Pujara and Rishabh Pant's centuries have helped India to enter the record books on a dominant second day of the fourth Test against Australia.

RISHABH PANT of India bats during the First Test match in the series between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.
RISHABH PANT of India bats during the First Test match in the series between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia. Picture:Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

RECORDS TO TUMBLE ON DAY TWO OF FOURTH TEST:

* India's score of 7(dec)-622 was the sixth highest by a visiting team in a Test in Australia, 82 runs short of their record-mark set in 2004 when they finished at 7(dec)-704


* The 204-run partnership between Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant was a record for the seventh wicket in Australia, topping Graham Yallop and Greg Matthew's 185 against Pakistan in 1983 at the MCG

* Cheteshwar Pujara's innings of 193 took his total amount of balls faced for the series to 1258, the most by an Indian in a series against Australia. Since 1971, Alastair Cook is the only tourist to have spent more time at the crease in Australia in a series, with his 1438 deliveries winning England the Ashes in 2010-11

* Rishabh Pant's knock of 159 not out was the first Test century by an Indian wicketkeeper in Australia. The previous highest mark was Farokh Engineer's 89 in 1967 at Adelaide Oval

* The 21-year-old also became the youngest wicketkeeper to score a century in Australia, eclipsing Quinton de Kock who was just shy of his 24th birthday when he did so in 2016

* Pant's century was also the youngest by a keeper against Australia, breaking Sri Lankan Romesh Kaluwitharana's 27-year record. He achieved the feat not long before his 23rd birthday in 1992

* Mitchell Starc's 26 overs without a maiden were the most by an Australian in a home Test since six-ball overs were introduced in 1979-80. His figures of 1-123 were the third-most expensive of his career.

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