England vs Pakistan, 2018: 2nd Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

England vs Pakistan, 2018: 2nd Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

Here are the major stats and numbers that were recorded during England’s innings victory.

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England bowler Stuart Broad celebrates. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

England drew the 2-match Test series against Pakistan with an innings and 55-run win in the low-scoring game at Leeds. Starting the day on 302/7, the hosts were bowled out for 363 adding 61 runs to their overnight total. Jos Buttler was the key for England in their bid to extend the first innings lead to 189 as he remained unbeaten on 80.

Pakistan once again failed with the bat as seven of their batsmen failed to even get into double digits. Their 2nd innings was wrapped for only 134 runs aggregating 308 runs in the game.

Here are the major stats and numbers that were recorded during England’s innings victory:

2 – Sam Curran is only the 2nd player to score as many runs as his age on birthday in Test cricket. He got out on 20 on the day he turned 20. England’s Geoff Pullar scored 26 on his 26th birthday in 1961 Manchester Test against Australia on August 1st.

The closest misses in this list are James Anderson (21* on 21st), Trevor Franklin (28 on 28th), Dinesh Chandimal (28 on 28th) and Vivian Richards (34 on 34th) a day after their birthdays. Kapil Dev got out on 34 and Charles Macartney on 39 a day before their 34th and 39th birthdays respectively.


3Hasan Ali hit the first ball he faced in the 2nd innings for a six. He is only the 3rd Pakistan player to hit the first ball faced in a Test innings for a six. Antao D’Souza hit the first ball he played in the 2nd innings of 1962 Lord’s Test against England for a six while Junaid Khan did the same on the first innings of 2013/14 Sharjah Test against Sri Lanka.


10 – England’s innings is only the 9th instance when all ten players got out caught in a Test inning in England. This is also the 15th such instance for England in Test cricket and the first since 2013 Brisbane Test against Australia.


315 – 315/10 by England in the 1985/86 Port of Spain Test is the highest total for any team in a completed Test inning without an individual fifty. England’s total was 332/8 when Jos Buttler became the first to score a fifty in their innings. The highest total by a team before an individual scoring fifty in the innings is 335/6 by New Zealand in the 1965 Birmingham Test against England.


2013 – The team winning the toss lost both the Tests in this series after electing to bat first. The 2-match Test series between Pakistan and South Africa in 2013 was the last time when the team that won the toss elected to bat and ended up on the losing side at all times in a series.


2809 – A total of 2809 balls were bowled in this Test series which is the 3rd lowest in a completed Test series on England soil. These are the fewest in a completed Test series since the 2013 Clive Lloyd Test series where 2567 balls were bowled.