England vs India, 2018: 5th Test, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

England vs India, 2018: 5th Test, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the second day’s play of the final Test.

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Ben Stokes of England celebrates after dismissing Virat Kohli. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Indian bowlers undid all the hard work they put on the first day of The Oval Test as England recovered from 181/7 to finish on 332/10. Birthday boy Jos Buttler’s 89-run knock played a key role in adding about 150 runs for the final three wickets. India began the reply solidly with KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara scoring 37 apiece but collapsed from 70/1 to 103/4 in the final session. Virat Kohli then shared a 51-run stand with Hanuma Vihari but the skipper and Rishabh Pant fell just before stumps.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during the 2nd day’s play of the final Test:

3Virat Kohli got out on 49 for the first time in his Test career. Thus he became only the 3rd player to be dismissed on 49 at least once in all the three International formats. AB de Villiers and MS Dhoni joined this list in 2017.

3 – Virat Kohli is only the 3rd Indian captain to be dismissed on 49 in Test cricket. Vijay Hazare in the 1952 Lord’s Test and Rahul Dravid in the 2006 St John’s Test match were dismissed on 49. Kohli also made an unbeaten 49 during the 2016 Rajkot Test against England.

4 – Only the 4th time as many as three Indian pacers bowled 30 and more overs in the opening innings of a Test match. The previous three instances were in the 1990 Lord’s Test against England, 1992 Harare Test against Zimbabwe and the 2014 Southampton Test against England.

13KL Rahul has taken 13 catches in this Test series thus far; the joint-most number of catches taken by an Indian fielder in a Test series. Rahul Dravid also claimed 13 catches during the 2003/04 4-match Test series in Australia.

59 – Number of wickets for the Indian pacers in this Test series. These are the most by India’s fast bowlers in a Test series surpassing 58 during the 1979/80 home Test series against Pakistan.

98 – The 98-run partnership between Jos Buttler and Stuart Broad is the 2nd highest for England against India for the 9th wicket in Test cricket. This is also the 3rd highest partnership for the 9th wicket in the England-India Tests.

107 – Number of wickets James Anderson has taken in Test cricket against India. These are the most by any player against India in the longer format surpassing Muttiah Muralitharan’s 105 wickets.

382 – Virat Kohli became the fastest among the 15 players to 18000 runs in International cricket. He completed the milestone in 382 innings; 29 fewer than Brian Lara (411).