After a stunning victory for Australia against the hosts India in the opening Test of the series at Pune, both the teams now will meet in the 2nd Test at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru). Indian team is desperate to make a comeback in this series by winning the Bengaluru Test while Australian team is focused on carrying the current momentum for the remainder of the series.

Meanwhile, the weather also can play a major role in this Test match as the weather prediction is not favorable for this Test.

Before beginning this important Test, let’s check out some important Test stats at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru).


Average score in each Test innings at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)

No.of innings Score
1st 366
2nd 326
3rd 206
4th 189



Average runs/wicket in each Test innings at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)

No.of innings Average runs/wicket
1st 37.64
2nd 35.10
3rd 32.89
4th 28.02



Test batting stats at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)

Style Innings Runs scored Average 100s/50s Highest score
Right-handed 549 14,666 31.60 21/71 267 by Younis Khan (Pakistan)
Left-handed 152 4,831 34.26 9/22 239 by Sourav Ganguly (India)



Test bowling stats at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)

Style Innings Wickets taken Average 5wk/10wk BBI BBM
Pacer 183 268 32.97 12/0 7/64 by Tim Southee (New Zealand) 8/100 by Bob Willis (England)
Spinner 187 315 33.51 17/2 7/27 by Maninder Singh (India) 11/224 by Harbhajan Singh (India)
Mixture 14 5 80.40 0/0 3/55 by Majid Khan (Pakistan) 3/55 by Majid Khan (Pakistan)

(Note: BBI = Best bowling performance in an innings; BBM = Best bowling performance in a match; Mixture = A kind of bowler who is equally skilled in both types (as a pacer and as a spinner) of bowling.)


Previous Test results for India and Australia M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)

Team Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied
India 21 6 6 9 0
Australia 5 2 1 2 0



Previous Test matches results between India and Australia at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)

Start Date Toss Result Match Result Man of the Match
19th September 1979 Australia won Drawn
25th March 1998 India won Australia won by 8 wickets Michael Kasprowicz (Australia)
6th October 2004 Australia won Australia won by 217 runs Michael Clarke (Australia)
9th October 2008 Australia won Drawn Zaheer Khan (India)
9th October 2010 Australia won India won by 7 wickets Sachin Tendulkar (India)



Previous Test records for India and Australia at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)

Comparison subjects India Australia
Highest total in an innings 626 against Pakistan in 2007 478 against India in 2010
Lowest total (completed) in an innings 118 against West Indies in 1974 223 against India in 2010
Highest individual score in an innings 239 by Sourav Ganguly against Pakistan in 2007 153* by Mark Waugh against India in 1998
Best bowling figure in an innings 7/27 by Maninder Singh against Pakistan in 1987 5/28 by Michael Kasprowicz against India in 1998
Best bowling figure in a match 11/224 by Harbhajan Singh against Australia 2004 6/94 by Glenn McGrath against India in 2004



Some other important stats:

i) Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist is the only wicketkeeper-batsman to score a Test century on this ground. In 2004, he had scored 104 runs (against India) at this venue.


ii) It is the only Indian venue where an Australian Test debutant batsman scored a century. In 2004, Michael Clarke (151) had scored a century in his debut Test match at this venue.


iii) It is the only second Indian venue where more than one visiting debutant Test batsmen scored a century. At this venue, 2 visiting debutant Test batsmen scored century (Gordon Greenidge and Michael Clarke). Eden Gardens (Kolkata) is another venue where 2 visiting debutant Test batsmen scored century (Bruce Taylor and Alviro Petersen).


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