England vs India, 2018: 4th Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

England vs India, 2018: 4th Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during a convincing day in Southampton for the hosts.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler of England salutes the crowd after reaching his half-century. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Having left the advantage of taking a big first-innings lead during the first two days, India paid the price on the 3rd day when England’s middle-order rescued them once again. Jos Buttler was the top performer for the home side, scoring 69 after Joe Root (48), Keaton Jennings (36) and Ben Stokes (30) couldn’t convert their starts. Sam Curran dished out yet another mandatory performance with the bat scoring an unbeaten 37 to take England to 260/8 at end of the 3rd day’s play.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during a convincing day in Southampton for the hosts:

4 – Number of fifty-plus stands India conceded in this Test match for 6th and lower wickets. This is only the 4th time they conceded as many as four 50+ partnerships in a Test after taking five wickets of the opponent. Australia in 1979 and Bangladesh in 2004 had four fifty stands each after losing the 5th wicket. The Aussies had two century stands and two fifty partnerships for 6th and lower wickets in the 2014 MCG Test.


30 – Number of byes India conceded in this Test match. These are the 2nd most number of byes India conceded in a Test. India conceded as many as 47 byes in the 2007 Test match against Pakistan in Bangalore when Dinesh Karthik kept wickets.


44.89 – Alastair Cook’s current Test batting average of 44.89 is his lowest in eight years and 100 Tests. Cook, playing in his 160th Test, had his averaged less than 45 for the first time since 2010 when he averaged 42.89 in his 60th Test match.


242 – Runs Sam Curran scored in this series thus far. His tally is the highest in a Test series while batting at No.8 for England. Curran surpassed Moeen Ali’s 220 runs in the 2015 Ashes batting at the No.8 position.

Sam Curran’s series aggregate thus far is also the highest for any player in a Test series batting at No.8 and a lower position in a Test series against India. He surpassed Daniel Vettori’s 220 runs in the home Test series in 2009.


2010Joe Root is the first captain to be dismissed via run out twice in a Test series since Ricky Ponting in the 2010 Test series in New Zealand. Root and Ponting are the only skippers to be run out twice in a Test series since 2006.

Joe Root is also the 2nd batsman from England’s top five batsmen in the lineup to be dismissed via run out twice in a Test series since 1996. Owais Shah was caught short of his crease twice in the 2009 Test series in Windies.

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