India vs Windies, 2018: 2nd Test, Day 2 – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during a rare good day for the Windies in India.

Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane
Rishabh Pant and Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Windies did perform far better than what they did in the first Test match as they had India reeling at 162/4 in response to their total of 311. Earlier in the day, the visitors were bowled out for 311 adding only 16 runs to their overnight score as Umesh Yadav bagged all the three wickets to finish with 6/88.

Prithvi Shaw’s 53-ball 70 kept India’s scoreboard racing before the visiting team’s bowlers claimed crucial wickets. However, an unbeaten 146-run partnership for the 5th between Ajinkya Rahane (75*) and Rishabh Pant (85*) helped India narrow down the deficit to three runs at end of the second day’s play.


All the major stats and numbers that were recorded during a rare good day for the Windies in India:

2 – Rishabh Pant became only the 2nd Indian wicketkeeper to score three consecutive fifties in Test cricket. MS Dhoni had two such streaks during his tenure; in 2008 and in 2009.

2 – Shaw is only the second Indian batsman to hit a six in the first over of a Test innings since 2001. Virender Sehwag hit a six in the first over of India’s second innings in the 2008 Ahmedabad Test against South Africa.

4 – Number of centuries in Test cricket for Roston Chase – two at No.5 and two at No.6. Since Chase’s Test debut, no player has scored more than four Test tons while batting at No.5 or lower position. Faf du Plessis and Dinesh Chandimal also have scored four Test tons in this span batting at No.5 and a lower position.

6/88 – Umesh Yadav’s 6/88 is the first six-wicket haul by an Indian pacer in a home Test since 2000. The last Indian pacer to take a six-fer at home was Javagal Srinath (6/27) in the 1999 Mohali Test against New Zealand.

39 – Number of balls Prithvi Shaw needed to score his fifty in the first innings. This is the joint fastest fifty by an Indian in Test cricket in the last six year. Parthiv Patel also took 39 deliveries for his fifty in the Mohali Test against England in 2016.

Shaw’s fifty is also the second fastest by an Indian teenager in the longer format. Kapil Dev scored a 33-ball fifty against Pakistan two months before his 20th birthday in the 1978 Karachi Test.

132.07 – Prithvi Shaw’s strike-rate of 132.07 is the highest by an Indian opener in a Test inning (Min: 50 balls faced). Parthiv Patel had a SR of 124.07 when he scored an unbeaten 67 off 54 balls against England in the 4th innings of the Mohali Test.

Shaw’s SR is also the 5th highest for an Indian in a Test inning and also the 2nd highest in the last 20 years. MS Dhoni had an SR of 132.69 during his 52-ball 69 against the Windies in the 2006 St John’s Test.

4233 – Runs Virat Kohli has scored in Test cricket as captain. These are the most runs by an Asian player as captain in this format. Kohli went past Misbah-ul-Haq’s tally of 4214 runs in this game.

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