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

All the major stats and numbers recorded from yet another home series win for England.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes of England celebrates. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

India’s hopes to level the series evaporated when they let England off the hook in the second innings. The lower-order contributions came back to haunt them once again which led to the visitors chasing an improbable 245 for victory. They were three down for 22 before skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane rescued with half-centuries by sharing a century stand. But once again, Moeen Ali changed the fortunes with a four-wicket haul as India lost their way. The team lost the last seven wickets for 61 runs and ended up losing the Test by 60 runs.

All the major stats and numbers recorded from yet another home series win for England:

1 – Sam Curran is the first player to have four 40+ scores in a Test series while batting at No.8. All the four 40+ scores of Curran have come in the last four innings. Shaun Pollock is the other player to have achieved a similar feat. He had two 40+ scores at number eight and a couple more while batting at number nine.


3 – Ishant Sharma became only the 3rd Indian player to bag a duck in Test cricket on his birthday. He is overall the 5th Indian to bag a duck on birthday in International cricket.

4 – Number of times Virat Kohli has scored 500+ runs in a Test series. Among Indians, only Sunil Gavaskar (6) has scored 500+ runs in a Test series on more than three occasions.

Three out of the four instances where Kohli scored 500+ runs in a Test series are as captain. Donald Bradman (4), Brian Lara (4) and Gary Sobers (3) are the others to have three and more series of 500+ runs as captain in the longest format.

6 – Number of Man of the Match awards in Test cricket for Moeen Ali thus far. Only Steve Smith (8) has won more than six match awards since Ali’s Test debut in June 2014. Rangana Herath and Virat Kohli also have six Man of the Match awards in this span.

14 – Number of batsmen got out via LBW in this Test match. These are the joint-most in a Test in England equalling 14 LBW dismissals in a match in 2000 between England and Windies at The Oval and in the 2007 Lord’s Test between the Brits and Team India.

36 – India had England 36/4 in the first innings of this game. It is the 3rd lowest score at which India had opposition’s four wickets down in the first innings of a Test that they lost. India went on to lose after reducing Pakistan to 13/4 in the 2006 Karachi Test and 23/4 in the 1999 Kolkata Test.

65 – Virat Kohli is the quickest to complete 4000 runs as a captain in Test cricket. He needed 65 innings to reach the milestone; six lesser than the previous fastest, Brian Lara (71 innings).

544 – Runs Virat Kohli scored in this Test series thus far. He became the first captain from Asia to score 500+ runs in an away Test series. Previous highest in an away Test series for an Asian skipper was 496 runs by Rahul Dravid in 2006 against Windies in the Caribbean.

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