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West Indies v India 2nd Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights

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India’s Umesh Yadav turns to acknowledge Ajinkya Rahane after Yadav was caught out. (Photo by FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

Only 46.1 overs play was possible on Day 3 as rain played spoil sport. India added 142 runs for the loss of 5 wickets during the day and extended their first innings lead to 304 runs before declaring at 500/9 just before Tea. Rahane kept his consistent run in Test Cricket of scoring 90+ in every tour. No play was possible after India’s declaration. Here we look at all the stats recorded during 3rd day’s play.

3 – Ajinkya Rahane now has hit at least 3 sixes during his last 3 Test centuries which came in the last 4 innings he has played so far.

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5/121 – Roston Chase became the first West Indies spinner since 1976 to pick a 5-wicket haul at home against India. David Holford took 5/23 vs India at Bridgetown in 1976.

8 – Number of consecutive Test series Rahane has scored at least one 90+, joint 2nd most by an Indian. Sunil Gavaskar scored in 10 consecutive series while Sachin Tendulkar did it in 8 consecutive series.

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8 – Number of sixes India hit in the first innings. Last time Indian team scored 8 or more sixes in a Test innings was at Mumbai in 2009 against Sri Lanka. They hit 15 sixes in that innings. The last instance outside home before the current game was in 2007 at The Oval against England.

64.1 – Number of overs Jason Holder has bowled in Test cricket without a wicket before getting Wriddhiman Saha. This was his first Test wicket in 2016, which came on the 360th ball he bowled.

304 – First innings lead India has gained in this game. This is the highest first innings lead they have taken in Tests outside Asia while batting 2nd. Previous highest was 283 runs at Nottingham against England in 2007.

2002 – Last time India recorded 500+ scores outside Asia in consecutive innings was in 2002. They hit 628/8 at Leeds and followed it with 508 at The Oval against England. Overall, the last time India recorded 500+ in consecutive innings was in 2009 during home Test series against Sri Lanka.

2009 – Last time India took 300+ lead in consecutive Test matches was in 2009 against Sri Lanka at Kanpur and Mumbai.

2009 – Last time two Indians hit 3 or more sixes in same Test innings before KL Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane in this innings was Virender Sehwag and MS Dhoni against Sri Lanka in 2009 at Mumbai. Outside home, the last such instance was way back in 2002 by Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly against England at Leeds.

2010 – Last time 3 Indians got out in 40s in the same Test innings was in 2010 against Sri Lanka at Colombo (PSS).

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