England vs India, 2018: 5th Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

England vs India, 2018: 5th Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during Alastair Cook’s final day of Test cricket with the bat.

Jimmy Anderson of England
Jimmy Anderson of England celebrates with teammates after trapping Cheteshwar Pujara. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

England batted out with ease in the first two sessions of the fourth day’s play as Alastair Cook signed off with a brilliant 147-run knock in his final outing with the bat. He was well supported by the skipper Joe Root, who scored his first Test century after a year as the pair shared a 259-run stand for the 3rd wicket.

They declared their innings on 423/8 to set a target of 464 for the hosts. Indian innings got off to a disastrous start as they were three down for two runs in 3.2 overs. However, KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 46 as India went to stumps at 58/3 along with Ajinkya Rahane batting on 10.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during Alastair Cook’s final day of Test cricket with the bat:

1 – This Test match is the first between England and India where both the captains bagged a duck. Joe Root was dismissed for a 3-ball duck on the first day while Virat Kohli batted a golden duck in the 2nd innings.

1 – Hanuma Vihari is the first Indian to score a fifty and also claim two wickets in the same over on Test debut. Vihari dismissed Root and Alastair Cook on consecutive deliveries in an over.

2 – Alastair Cook became only the 2nd player to score twin fifties on Test debut and also in the final Test match. South Africa’s Bruce Mitchell was the first player to achieve the feat.

2 – The two runs India made for the loss of three wickets are the joint 2nd fewest they made in a Test inning. India were three down for zero in the 1952 Leeds Test and made only two runs for the first three wickets in the Ahmedabad Test against New Zealand in 2010 as well.

The 20 balls India faced before losing three wickets are also the fewest in a Test inning. (Where ball data is known) India were 8/3 after 4.4 overs during the 2014 Manchester Test match also against England.

5 – India’s second innings is only the 5th instance of both the No.3 and No.4 bagging ducks in a Test inning. The last was in the first innings of the 2014 Manchester Test also involving Cheteshwar Pujara and Kohli.

5 – Alastair Cook is only the 5th player and the first England player to score a century on Test debut and also in the farewell match.

15 – Cook has scored 15 second innings centuries which are the most for any player in Test cricket surpassing Kumar Sangakkara’s 14 centuries. His 13 centuries in the 3rd innings of a Test match are also the most surpassing Sangakkara’s 12 tons.

Cook also went past Sangakkara (12400) in the all-time run-getters list to move to No.5 and become the most prolific left-hander in the history of Test cricket with 12472 runs.

45 – Number of wickets fell via LBW in this Test series thus far. These are the most number of LBW dismissals in a Test series. As many as 43 wickets fell via LBW during the 1981 Ashes and the 2000 Wisden Test Trophy in England. The 3-match Test series in UAE between Pakistan and England in 2012 also had 43 LBW dismissals.

125 – Joe Root recorded the 7th instance of an England captain bagging a duck and scoring a century in the same Test match. His innings of 125 is the 4th highest score for any captain in the 2nd innings of a Test match after bagging a duck in the first essay.

147 – Alastair Cook’s 147 is the highest individual score by any player in the 2nd innings of their farewell Test match. England R Subba Row made 137 in the 2nd innings of his final Test in 1961.