India vs England, 2021: 3rd Test, Day 2 - Records galore for Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin’s milestone, captain Kohli’s feat and more stats

India vs England, 2021: 3rd Test, Day 2 – Records galore for Axar Patel, Ravi Ashwin’s milestone, captain Kohli’s feat and more stats

Let's look at important stats and numbers after the end of the third Test between both teams.

Virat Kohli India
Virat Kohli India. (Photo Source: BCCI)

India have won their second consecutive Test against England in the four-match series. They have now taken the lead of 2-1 in the series. England had set a target of 49 runs against the hosts in the fourth innings of the third Test match. India chased down this total very comfortably by winning the Test by 10 wickets.

Earlier in the day, India continued their second innings from the first day’s score of 99/3. However, Indian batsmen could not spend much time on the crease as they were bowled out for 145 runs. The hosts took a lead of 33 runs in the first innings.

In the second innings, visitors were completely bamboozled by Indian spinners. They were all out for only 81 runs. Axar Patel was awarded player of the match for his wonderful bowling in the Test.

Let’s look at important stats and numbers after the end of the third Test between both teams:

World Test Championship scenarios and table

1 – After this win, India have now reached the top spot in the World Test Championship(WTC). They have 71.01 per cent points now. England are still at number four with 64.05 per cent points. England are now out of contention for the WTC. India needs to either win or draw the last Test of the series to confirm their spot in the final.


The second instance for match getting over in 2 days in India

2 – This was the second instance of a Test match getting over in 2 days in India. The Bengaluru Test between India and Afghanistan in 2018 was also completed in 2 days.


Ashwin reaches new heights

400Ravichandran Ashwin became the second-fastest bowler to complete 400 Test wickets. Ashwin has achieved this milestone in 77 Tests, while Muttiah Muralitharan who is at the top achieved this feat in only 72 Tests.

4 – Ashwin has become the fourth Indian bowler to complete 400 wickets in the Test career. Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, and Harbhajan Singh are the other bowlers.


Virat surpasses Dhoni

22Virat Kohli has now become the most successful Indian captain in home Tests. He surpassed MS Dhoni in terms of most home Test wins as captain. Virat now has 22 wins as captain ahead of Dhoni’s tally of 21 victories.


Records galore for Axar Patel

11 – Axar Patel with figures of 11/70 in the match registered the best bowling performance by a bowler in a Day-Night Test. He became the third bowler after Pat Cummins and Devendra Bishoo to pick a 10-wicket haul in a Day-Night Test.

3Axar Patel picked up his third consecutive fifer, and became the fourth Indian bowler to take 3 consecutive fifers. Harbhajan Singh with 4 consecutive 5-wicket hauls is at the top.              

18 – The left-arm spinner has taken 18 wickets till now in his career. Among Indian bowlers with the most Test wickets in the first 2 Tests of the career, Axar is at second position after Narendra Hirwani (24 wickets).

2 – Axar is also the second Indian bowler after Narendra Hirwani to pick 3 fifers in the first 2 Tests of the career.

4 – Axar Patel took a wicket off the first ball of England’s second innings. He became just the fourth spinner to achieve this feat.


Joe Root’s magic with the ball

2Joe Root picked up 5 wickets just for 8 runs. He registered second-best bowling figures in a Test innings by a visiting captain in India. 

4 – Root’s figures are also the fourth-best by an English captain in Test history.


Ashwin gets better of Stokes yet again

11 – Ravichandran Ashwin has now dismissed Ben Stokes 11 times in Test cricket, the most he has dismissed any player in the longest format. Ashwin has got the better of David Warner 10 times in Tests.


England’s dismal show with the bat

81 – England’s total of 81 runs in the second innings is their lowest ever innings total in India. This is also their third-lowest total in Asia.


Spinners delight in Test

28 – A total of 28 wickets were picked by spinners in the Test match. This is the record for most wickets taken by spinners in a Day-Night Test.