England vs Pakistan, 2020: 1st Test, Day 4 – England’s turnaround, Records by Buttler-Woakes pair, England’s big chase and more stats

England vs Pakistan, 2020: 1st Test, Day 4 – England’s turnaround, Records by Buttler-Woakes pair, England’s big chase and more stats

Here are all the statistical highlights from England’s 3-wicket win in the Manchester Test match.

Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB)

Saturday turned out to be the last day of the Manchester Test where England edged past Pakistan to take a 1-0 leading the 3-match series. The day began with a quick-fire knock by Yasir Shah whose effort helped Pakistan to end up with 169 and set a target of 277 in front of the hosts. The English team stumbled to 117/5 after losing four wickets for 21 runs in space of ten overs. But some aggressive batting display by Jos Buttler (75) and Chris Woakes (84) helped the hosts to pull off a miracle with a 139-run stand for the 6th wicket.

Here are all the statistical highlights from England’s 3-wicket win in the Manchester Test match:

A record chase in Manchester:

277 – England’s 277-run chase in this match is the 2nd highest target successfully chased in Test cricket at the Old Trafford. The highest was 294 also by England during the 2008 Test against New Zealand which was interestingly the last time a team won a Test while chasing a target in Manchester.


A rare big chase against Pakistan:

1999 – England’s victory marks the first instance of a team successfully chasing a target in excess of 250 against Pakistan in Test cricket in the 21st century. The last team to do so was Australia during the Hobart Test match where they chased down 369.


England’s second-best turnaround:

160 – The 160 runs England chased down after losing Ollie Pope’s wicket are now the 2nd most they chased down successfully in Test cricket after losing 5th wicket. England chased down the target of 263 with a wicket to spare in 1907 The Oval Test against Australia after losing their first five wickets for only 48 runs on the board. They added 215 runs for the final five wickets during their 1-wicket win.

107 – The lead of 107 is the highest England conceded in the first-innings which they overcame to win a Test against Pakistan. England did win 2006 The Oval Test after conceding 331-run lead but the match was awarded to the English team as Pakistan refused to take the field.


Record knock by England keeper:

75 – The 75-run knock by Jos Buttler is now the 3rd highest individual score by a wicketkeeper during a successful 4th innings chase in Test history. Adam Gilchrist scored an unbeaten 149 against Pakistan in the 1999 Hobart Test while Niroshan Dickwella made 81 during a big chase against Zimbabwe in the 2017 Colombo Test.

Buttler’s 75 is also the highest score in this list for an England wicketkeeper surpassing Alec Stewart’s 73 during the 2000 Centurion Test against South Africa.

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Records by Buttler-Woakes pair:

3 – The duo of Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes became only the 3rd set of players in the history to register fifty-plus scores while batting outside top five during a successful 4th innings chase.

Gilbert Jessop-George Hirst during England’s 263-run chase against Australia (The Oval in 1902) and Niroshan Dickwella-Asela Gunaratne during Sri Lanka’s 388-run chase against Zimbabwe (Colombo in 2017) are the first two pairs to have scored 50+ runs batting at No.6 or lower during a successful chase.

139 – The 139-run stand between Buttler and Woakes is now the 3rd highest stand for the 6th or lower wicket during a successful 4th innings chase in Test cricket. Only Justin Langer-Adam Gilchrist (238 in 1999 Hobart vs PAK) and Aravinda de Silva-Arjuna Ranatunga (189* in 1998 Colombo vs ZIM) had bigger stands for 6th or lower wickets during successful chases in the longer format.

The 139-run partnership is also the highest partnership for England in the 4th innings of a Test match for 6th or a lower wicket.


Woakes among big names:

84* – Chris Woakes ended up with an unbeaten 84 batting at No.7 on Saturday which makes it the 5th highest individual score while batting at No.7 or lower position during a successful run-chase in Test cricket. It is also the 2nd highest for England standing only behind Gilbert Jessop’s 104 during 1902 The Oval Test against the Aussies also while batting at No.7 position.


Root gets out to Naseem:

17y 175d – Naseem Shah, aged 17 years and 175 days on Saturday, became the 2nd youngest player to claim the wicket of an England captain in Men’s Test cricket. He got the wicket of Joe Root for 42 runs on Saturday. India’s Piyush Chawla was 17 years and 79 days old when he got the wicket of the then captain Andrew Flintoff in the 2006 Mohali Test.