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

Wriddhiman Saha India
Wriddhiman Saha of India celebrates his century during day 2 of the 3rd Test. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

India looked dominant at the start of Day 2 as the overnight batsmen Ravi Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha brought up their centuries. However, West Indies made a comeback to bowl out India for 353 from a position where they were 339/6. Later they batted out well ending the day at 107/1. Here we look at all the stats recorded during 2nd day’s play.

1 – Ravi Ashwin became the 1st Indian to score two centuries at No.6 or lower in an away Test series.

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1 – For the first time, India’s No.6 and No.7 scored centuries in same innings in Test cricket.

2 – Alzarri Joseph became the 2nd youngest West Indian to pick a 3-wicket haul in an innings. Gary Sobers was the youngest.

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3 – Wriddhiman Saha became only the 3rd Indian keeper to score a Test century outside Asia. He is only the 4th Indian keeper to score an overseas Test century.

3 – India’s innings was only the 3rd instance for them where two batsmen batting at No.6 or lower scored centuries after the team lost 4 wickets inside 100 runs.

4 – Ravi Ashwin is now only the 4th player to score two centuries and pick two five-wicket hauls in a Test series.

4 – Number of centuries Ravi Ashwin now has in Tests against West Indies. Only 3 Indians have scored more centuries against WI.

13 – Ravi Ashwin is now the 13th Indian player to bring up a Test century with a six.

25 – First time since January 2015, West Indies have posted a fifty-run stand for the opening wicket in Test cricket. Prior to this game, they played 25 innings without a fifty stand since 2015.

213 – Ashwin-Saha’s partnership stand of 213 runs is the 2nd highest 6th wicket stand outside home for an Indian pair. Overall, this is the 3rd highest stand for 6th or lower wicket for India outside home.

280 – Balls bowled by Miguel Cummins in Tests before taking his first wicket. He picked 3 wickets in the next 10 balls.

297 – Balls faced by Ravichandran Ashwin in this innings. The 4th most by any Indian batsman batting at No.6 or lower in an innings outside home.

353 – India’s total of 353 is the 2nd lowest total in Tests which includes two centuries. Lowest is 330 vs Australia in 1977 at Perth.

2013 – Last time the first dismissal affected by India in a Test innings in the form of runout was in 2013 vs South Africa at Johannesburg.

2014 – Last time two Indian bowlers opened the bowling in an innings for India and Ishant Sharma wasn’t one of them was in 2014 at MCG against Australia.

Also read – WI v IND, 3rd Test, Day 2 Review: West Indies take control

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