England vs India, 2018: 1st Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

England vs India, 2018: 1st Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

All the stats and numbers recorded during an even-stevens day at Edgbaston.

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England bowler Stuart Broad celebrates with teammates. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

India came out all guns blazing in the morning session of the 3rd day as a historic win seemed to be rolling out for the visiting team. England were seven down for 87 in the first over after Lunch break. However, 20-year-old Sam Curran scored crucial 63 runs in just 65 balls to help England post 180 in the 2nd innings. In the final session, Indians crumbled with the bat chasing a modest total of 194. The four pacers chipped in with wickets as India were half down for 78 runs before Virat Kohli (43*) and Dinesh Karthik (18*) helped them finish the day on 110/5.

All the stats and numbers recorded during an even-stevens day at Edgbaston:

3/59 – Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling figures of 3/59 in the 2nd innings are the best bowling figures for a visiting spinner in England while opening the bowling in the last 51 years. The previous best is BS Chandrasekhar who took 3/50 in the Leeds Test against the hosts in 1967. England’s Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar are the other spinners to take 3-wicket hauls while opening the bowling in a Test in England in these 50 years.

4 – Ishant Sharma’s four 4-wicket hauls in Test cricket in England are the most for an Indian bowler in England. Subhash Gupte, Kapil Dev, Chetan Sharma and Zaheer Khan all took three 4-fers apiece in the Test matches in England.

6 – India now have taken all 20 wickets of the opposition in their last six away Test matches starting from the 2nd Test match in Sri Lanka. This is their longest streak outside India surpassing the 5-match streak between 2004 and 2005 across Pakistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe tours.

6Ishant Sharma has taken six 5-wicket hauls outside Asia in Test cricket. Among Indian pacers, only Kapil Dev (9) and Zaheer Khan (6) have taken as many and more as six 5-fers outside Asia in this format.

7/121 – Ashwin’s match figures of 7/121 are the 3rd best for an Indian spinner in a Test match in England. BS Chandrasekhar took 8/114 at The Oval in 1971 while EAS Prasanna took 7/111 also at Edgbaston in 1967.

20y 59d – Sam Curran came into the game at the age of 20 years and 59 days. He is the now youngest England player and overall the 8th youngest to score a fifty and also bag a four-wicket haul in the same Test match. The previous youngest for England was Ian Botham at the age of 22 years and 92 days in the Christchurch Test against New Zealand in 1978.

180 – England’s total of 180 is their lowest Test total against India at home in the last 32 years. Their total of 198 in the Nottingham Test in 2007 is the only other total below 200 at home against India in this period.

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