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

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

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the opening day of the Nottingham Test.

Cheteshwar Pujara
England bowler Chris Woakes celebrates after dismissing Cheteshwar Pujara. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Indian batsmen definitely put up a much better display of themselves in the Nottingham Test having concluded day 1 on 307/6 after being put in to bat by Joe Root. The Indian openers negotiated the first hour without losing any wickets but went to Lunch at 82/3 as Chris Woakes claimed all the three wickets in his first spell. However, skipper Virat Kohli (97) and Ajinkya Rahane (81) reconstructed the innings with a big partnership only to get out before their individual hundreds. Hardik Pandya, who played out the last hour, got out on the last ball before stumps.

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during the opening day of the Nottingham Test:

1 – Rishabh Pant became the first Indian to open his account in Test cricket with a six. He is overall the 12th player to achieve this feat.

2 – Pant is only the 2nd left-handed wicketkeeper in the Test cricket for India. Parthiv Patel was the first who also made his debut in a Nottingham Test match against England in 2002.

4 – Number of 150+ partnerships between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane for the 4th wicket in Test cricket. Only Sachin-Ganguly (5) and Mishab-Younis (5) pairs have shared more 150+ stands for the 4th wicket in this format.

17 – Only the 2nd time Virat got out in the 90s in Test cricket. He was dismissed on 96 in the 2nd innings of the Johannesburg Test against South Africa in 2013.

He converted each of his previous 17 scores of 90s to 100s which is the longest streak for an Indian. He surpassed Sunil Gavaskar’s record of 16 consecutive scores of the 90s to 100s with his century in the Birmingham Test.

100 – James Anderson is the 2nd player after Muttiah Muralitharan to bag 100 wickets in Test cricket against India. Hardik Pandya was Anderson’s 100 Test scalp against India. The former Sri Lankan off-spinner took 105 wickets against India.

112 – The Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul’s partnership is the 2nd longest first innings opening stand for a visiting team in England in the last six years. Chris Rogers and David Warner had added 110 in 33.2 overs in the Lord’s Test in 2015.

112 – The Indian openers lasted 112 balls which is the longest they have batted before losing the first in the first innings of a Test match outside Asia in the last 10 years. The last time they had a longer opening stand, it lasted 337 balls which was between Dinesh Karthik and Wasim Jaffer in the Cape Town Test against South Africa in 2007.

1731 – Virat Kohli now has 1731 runs outside home as captain in Test cricket which are the most for an Indian skipper. He surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s tally of 1693 runs (28 Tests) outside India in nine Tests fewer than the former skipper.

3022 – Ajinkya Rahane completed 3000 runs in his Test career when on 59. He is the 22nd player to score 3000 Test runs for India. The 81 in the first innings was Rahane’s first fifty-plus score in 14 Test innings.

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