Washington Sundar, Shardul Thakur fight with backs to wall in record 7th wicket stand at the Gabba

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Washington Sundar (62) and Shardul Thakur (67), India’s makeshift numbers 7 and eight in the group due to accidents to frontline gamers, placed on India’s third highest ever 7th wicket stand in Australia and the highest 7th wicket stand at the Gabba as India fought with their again to the partitions in their pursuit of Australia’s first innings complete on Day 3 on Sunday.

The partnership was price 123 off 217 balls, taking the guests from 186/6 to inside 60 runs of Australia’s complete of 369. It was a partnership that introduced them again into the recreation.

Sundar’s 62 was the highest rating by a debutant visiting Number 7 in Australia.

The final time India’s numbers 7 and eight scored 50+ in identical innings in an away Test, neither of them a wicketkeeper, was at Manchester in 1982, when Sandeep Patil had scored 129* and  Kapil Dev had scored 65.

Sundar turned the second Indian participant to hit a 50+ debut in his batting innings and take three-plus wickets in his debut bowling innings after Dattu Phadkar (51 & 3/14 vs Aus, SCG, 1947/48).

Indian pairs with 3+ wickets every in an innings and each scoring 50+ runs every in an innings of the identical Test:

Vinoo Mankad & Dattu Phadkar v ENG, 1951
Washington Sundar & Shardul Thakur v AUS, as we speak

Incidentally each matches had a debutant (Phadkar & Sundar).

Their partnership was additionally the third highest for India in Australia.

100+ partnership for 7th wicket for India in Australia:

204 R Pant – R Jadeja Sydney 2018/19
132 V Hazare – H Adhikari Adelaide 1947/48
123 W SUNDAR – S THAKUR Brisbane 2020/21

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