From a Statistician's eye - The Investec Test Series

From a Statistician's eye – The Investec Test Series

Jubilant England celebrates their 3-1 Test Series win against India.(Photo : PA)
Jubilant England celebrates their 3-1 Test Series win against India.(Photo : PA)

The Investec Test Series started with high hopes from India and they proved it right after leading 1-0 at one stage but England bounced back and clinched the series 3-1, forcing India towards another Overseas test series loss.  Here I present statically the analysis of this series:

Results:

Results

Most Runs: 

Joe Root stood on top of the run-getters list with 518 runs in only 7 innings of the series. Gary Balance came at 2nd with 503 runs in as many innings as Joe Root. Murali Vijay is at number 3 with 402 runs in 10 innings.

Most Runs

Most Wickets:

Jimmy Anderson took 25 wickets in the series and is at the top of the wicket-takers list of the series. Part-time spinner Moeen Ali troubled India with his off-spins and he is at number 2. Stuart Broad took 19 wickets in the series, so did Bhuvneshwar Kumar, they are at 3 and 4.

Most Wickets

Random Stats:

  • 5213 runs were scored in the series while the bowlers took 159 wickets altogether.
  • Seven centuries were scored in the series – 5 by England, 2 by India.
  • Twenty-Seven half centuries were scored in the series – 14 by England, 13 by India.
  • Nineteen times batsmen were dismisses on a DUCK – 4 times from England, 15 times from India.
  • Six 5-fers were taken in the series – 3 each by England and India.