Australia defeated India by 48 runs in the first test match at Adelaide to go 1-0 up in the series. This match was all about Indian skipper Virat Kohli, Australian opener David Warner and spinner Nathan Lyon as they created some records in the match. Here are some of the stats and records which were created in the first test.
1- First instance in which a batsmen from both the teams scored a twin century in the same test.
2- Virat Kohli is the second batsman after Greg Chappell to score a twin century on his test debut as a captain.
2- Number of twin centuries David Warner scored in the same year.
3- Third five wicket haul for Nathan Lyon in Australia. He scalped two in this match and one against England in 2013.
4- Kohli became the fourth Indian batsman to score a 100 on his captaincy debut.
5- Michael Clarke became the fifth batsman to score 2000 runs against India in test matches.
6- Virat Kohli is the sixth visiting batsman to score a twin century in Australia.
7-152- Nathan Lyon’s best bowling in his test career.
12- Number of Wickets taken by Nathan Lyon is the most by an Australia spinner against India. His 12-258 in this match puts him ahead of Jason Krezja, who took 12-368 at Nagpur in 2008.
141- Highest score for Virat Kohli in Tests, surpassing his previous best of 121.
162*- Highest Test score for Steve Smith in Test matches.
256- Runs scored by Virat Kohli in this Test (115 and 141), the most by any player on captaincy debut. Kohli broke New Zealand’s Graham Dowling’s record of 244 runs (239 and 5) against India in Christchurch in 1968.