India vs England, 5th Test: Stats Preview of Players' Records and Approaching Milestones

Ravi Ashwin and Jonny Bairstow will play their respective 100th Test match.

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After winning the fourth Test and sealing the five-match series 3-1 in Ranchi, Rohit Sharma, and his Team India now face Ben Stokes’s England side in the fifth and final game of the series. The dead rubber is all set to be played on Thursday, March 07th, 2024, at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala.

Speaking in detail about the Ranchi fixture, England’s most reliable and star batter Joe Root finally struck form as he smashed 122. Courtesy of his knock, the home side posted a total of 353 on the board in their first innings. In reply, young opening batter Yashasvi Jaiswal continued his solid form as he hit 73. But the star of the innings was wicketkeeper-batter Dhruv Jurel who amassed 90 off 149 with six fours and four maximums.

Thanks to Jurel, the home side reached a total of 307 in their first innings. The Indian spinners then spun their web as they dismantled England’s batting line-up. Ravi Ashwin picked up a five-wicket haul while Kuldeep Yadav snared four scalps. The visitors got bundled out cheaply for a mere 145 in their second innings. Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill hit their respective half-centuries while Jurel remained unbeaten on 39 as India sealed the deal by five wickets. For his contributions in both the innings, Jurel won the Player of the Match award. Stokes and his team will look to avoid a scoreline of 4-1 and claim a victory here to make it 3-2.

Meanwhile, here are some of the important stats and numbers ahead of the 5th Test between India and England:

Head-to-Head: India and England have met each other 135 times in Test cricket with the Asian giants winning on 34 occasions and the English side on 51. 50 games ended up in a draw.

6 – Rohit Sharma (594) needs six sixes to complete the milestone of 600 maximums across formats.

1 – Ravi Ashwin (99) is one game away from appearing in his 100th Test match.

1 – Jonny Bairstow (99) is also one game away from featuring in his 100th Test.

2 – James Anderson (698) requires just two wickets to reach the landmark of 700 wickets in Test cricket.

29 – Yashasvi Jaiswal (971) requires 29 runs to reach the landmark of 1000 runs in Test cricket.

12 – Shubman Gill (3988) is 12 runs short of reaching 4000 runs in international cricket.

8 – Joe Root (192) needs eight grabs to get to 200 catches in the oldest format of the game.

8 – Ravindra Jadeja (292) is eight wickets away from completing 300 scalps in Test matches.

26 – Bairstow (5974) is 26 runs short of completing 6000 Test runs.

1 – Anderson (399) is also one game away from featuring in his 400th international match.

4 – Kuldeep Yadav (46) needs just four scalps to get to 50 Test wickets.

8 – Anderson (242) requires eight scalps to get to 250 wickets in away Tests.

3 – Root (295) is five grabs away from reaching 300 catches in international cricket.

1 – Kuldeep (149) is also one match away from appearing in his 150th international game.

3Anderson (147) requires three wickets to get to 150 scalps against India in the longest format of the game.

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