England vs India, 2018: 4th Test, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

England vs India, 2018: 4th Test, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

From Rishabh Pant's duck to Ashwin bowling the first over, here are all the major stats and numbers recorded during an even-steven day at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

Cheteshwar Pujara shot
India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara hits out. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

The second day in Southampton belonged to Cheteshwar Pujara and Moeen Ali who weren’t part of the first XI of both teams coming into the series. Pujara fought through the innings scoring an unbeaten 132 while Moeen ran through the Indian middle-order with a five-wicket haul. India, who were cruising at 142/2, were reduced to 195/8. Pujara added crucial runs batting with Ishant Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah as India took a 27-run first-innings lead. England ended the day at 6/0 in four overs before the stumps.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during an even-steven day at the Rose Bowl in Southampton:

1 – Ravichandran Ashwin is the first Indian spinner to bowl the first over of a Test innings in England. A couple of Indian spinners including Ashwin in the Birmingham Test have shared the new ball by bowling the 2nd over.


2 – Cheteshwar Pujara’s unbeaten 132 is his 2nd century in Test cricket outside Asia. Pujara scored 153 against South Africa way back in December 2013 in Johannesburg.


3 – Moeen Ali is only the 3rd spinner to claim multiple five-wicket hauls in Test cricket against India at a venue outside Asia. Moeen bagged a 6-wicket haul in the 2nd innings of the Southampton Test match in 2014 against the Indian team. Windies’ off-spinner Jack Noreiga in Trinidad and Nathan Lyon in Adelaide claimed two five-fers against India.


4 – Number of five-wicket hauls for Moeen Ali at home in Test cricket. He is only the 5th England spinner to claim four and more four five-fers in Tests at home. Off-spinners Graeme Swann and Jim Laker took seven five-fers apiece while leg-spinners Eric Hollies and Tich Freeman took four and five respectively.


29 – Number of balls Rishabh Pant faced before bagging a duck. He equalled the record for most balls faced duck for India in Test cricket held by Irfan Pathan and Suresh Raina. Pant batted 46 minutes before his duck which is the longest an Indian spent at the crease before getting out on nought.


33 – Ravichandran Ashwin now has opened the bowling in an innings in Test cricket on 33 occasions. These are the most number of times a spinner opened the bowling in Tests surpassing ML Jaisimha (32).


119 – Innings Virat Kohli needed to complete 6000 runs in Test cricket. He is the 2nd quickest among the ten Indians to reach the milestone. Sunil Gavaskar was the fastest among the lot taking only 117 innings to reach 6000 Test runs.


10,135 – Number of balls Cheteshwar Pujara has faced in Test cricket thus far. He is the 9th Indian player to face as many as 10000 deliveries in Test cricket. Since his Test debut, only Kohli (10356) has faced as many as 10,000 balls among Indians in this format.

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