England v Pakistan 3rd Test, Day 5 – Statistical Highlights

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England’s James Anderson (C) celebrates with teammates. (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

England came back well after Day 2 where Pakistan were trailing by 40 runs with 8 wickets in hand before the last ball of the day was bowled. Batting for the 2nd time after conceding a 103-run lead, England declared at 445/6 and set a 343 target for the visitors in 84 overs. England ran through Pakistan’s middle order in the last two sessions to record yet another famous win at Edgbaston. Here we look at all the stats and records recorded during the first two day’s play.

1 – This is the first time that Pakistan lost a Test when Misbah-ul-Haq elected to bowl first after winning the toss. Pakistan won in 6 of the 9 games when Misbah had elected bowl first. Other 3 ended in a draw.

3 – Number of times Pakistan had a fifty plus stand for the 10th wicket in Tests in the last 3 years. Rahat Ali was no.11 in all the 3 instances.

3 – Number of times in this series Alastair Cook has scored a fifty in 70 or fewer balls. Prior to this series, he scored only 3 fifties in 70 or fewer deliveries.

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3/79 – Best bowling figures in an innings in this game are 3/79 for Chris Woakes. These are the 2nd least wickets to be the “best” bowling figures in a Test for England where they won excluding the Test match in the year 2000 where one innings was forfeited.

4 – England’s 2nd innings was their fourth instance in Tests where their all top 7 batsmen scored 25 and more runs in the same innings.

6 – Alastair Cook has a strike rate of over 60 in his last 6 Test innings. (Without qualification) He never played more than 3 consecutive innings with 60+ strike rate prior to this.

7 – Number of times Alastair Cook has scored 40+ scores at 60+ strike rate in 2016 from 17 innings. In his 220 innings till 2016, he had 14 such scores.

9 – Number of wickets England took in the last two sessions in this Test. This is the 4th time they took 9 wickets in last two sessions of a Test to win.

14 – Number of fifty plus scores Misbah-ul-Haq has scored in Tests after turning 40. Only Patsy Hendren (15) and Jack Hobbs (19) have more fifty plus scores after turning 40.

24 – England’s century stand for the 1st wicket in 2nd innings was their first century opening stand in 24 innings.

20y 235d – Sami Aslam’s age at start of the game. He is now the youngest Pakistani opener to score two fifties in a Test match.

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90 –Wickets taken by Yasir Shah in Test cricket so far, the most by any player at the end of their 15th Test.

103 – First innings lead that England overcame to win this Test. This is the highest first innings lead they have overcome to win against Pakistan in a Test excluding walk over Test in 2006 at The Oval.

856 – Runs scored by Jonny Bairstow in Tests in 2016, the most by an England keeper in a calendar year. Overall, only 5 instances of keepers scoring more than Bairstow in 2016 have been in Test Cricket.

2005 – Last time before this game a team batting first won a Test at Edgbaston was in 2005 during England-Australia Test.

2013 – Last time before this game, England had a century stand for the 1st wicket in their 2nd innings in a Test was in 2013. Since then, they failed to do so in 37 attempts in the 2nd innings.

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