England v West Indies 2017: 2nd Test – Statistical Highlights

England v West Indies 2017: 2nd Test – Statistical Highlights

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

Shai Hope Windies
Shai Hope of the West Indies. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Windies showed a brilliant character at Headingley to level the series having walked into the game with a huge defeat in their throat. They lost 19 wickets in a day at Edgbaston in the first Test match and that lump was there to stay. Shai Hope and Kraig Brathwaite stood as pillars of the West Indian batting in both the innings and stitched big partnerships. England got back into the game after conceding a huge 169-run first innings lead but a successful 322-run chase powered by the Hope-Brathwaite pair ensured their first Test win in 17 years in England.

Here we look at all the stats and records created during the game.

1 – Shai Hope became the first player to score centuries in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley, Leeds which has hosted 533 FC matches before this Test.

4 – Number of Test wins West Indies have managed away from home since 2000. They defeated England at Birmingham in 2000, South Africa at Port Elizabeth in 2007 and Pakistan last year in Sharjah.

4 – This is the 4th Test at the Leeds where a team declared one of their innings and ended up on the losing side. Melbourne is the other venue which produced as many as four Tests where a team lost after declaring an inning.

6 – Joe Root has scored fifty and more in all the six Test matches as captain. He is only the 4th player to record at least one fifty-plus score in the first six Tests as captain.

12 – Joe Root is only the 2nd player after AB de Villiers to score fifty-plus scores in 12 consecutive Test matches. Root’s streak started from the 2nd Test against Bangladesh.

12 – This is the 12th instance in Test cricket where a team lost after declaring the 3rd innings of a Test match. The previous such game also involved England which was against India at Chepauk in 2008.

36 – Number of catches Alastair Cook has taken off James Anderson’s bowling; the most by any fielder off a fast bowler. The previous most are 35 catches by Jacques Kallis with Makhaya Ntini as the bowler.

118*Shai Hope’s unbeaten 118 is the 11th highest 4th innings score by a West Indian player in Test cricket and the highest since Ramnaresh Sarwan’s 128 in 2008.

118* – Hope’s century is only the 11th 4th innings hundred coming in winning cause in England. The last one was 154* by Graeme Smith in 2008 at Birmingham.

151 – Number of catches Alastair Cook has taken in Test cricket; he is the first England fielder and the 11th overall to take 150 catches in this format.

250 – Stuart Broad has taken 250 wickets in Tests in England. He is the 8th player and the 2nd England player after James Anderson to pick 250 Test wickets.

427 – West Indies’ first innings score of 427 is their 1st 400+ total in Test cricket since their 484/7 dec against Bangladesh in September 2014.