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West Indies v India 3rd Test, Day 4 – Statistical Highlights

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Ajinkya Rahane of India celebrates his half century. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

India tried their best on Day 4 to bring a result out of the 3rd Test after the whole 3rd day’s play was washed out. India first bowled out West Indies for 225 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who made his Test comeback returning with a 5-wicket haul. After gaining a 128-run lead, India batted quickly at the start before losing the top 3.

However, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma ensured they don’t lose another wicket and score some quick runs towards the end of the day. India now lead by 285 runs with 98 overs of play left on the final day. Here we look at all the stats recorded during 4th day’s play.

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2 – Rohit Sharma became only the 2nd player to score 30+ sixes in International cricket in 4 consecutive calendar years. Brendon McCullum was the other. He has done it twice. Between 2007 and 2010 and from 2012 to 2015.

3 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up his 3rd 5-wicket haul in Test cricket. All three have come outside Asia.

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5 – Wickets taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar in his spell after Lunch. He is only the 5th Indian bowler since 1998 to take 5 wickets in a spell in Tests. Venkatesh Prasad, S Sreesanth, Ishant Sharma did it once while Irfan Pathan has done it twice.

23 – Runs added by West Indies for their last 6 wickets in the 1st innings. Only on three occasions, India have conceded fewer runs against the last 6 opposition batsmen.

24.74 – Batting average of India’s No.3 since January 2014. This is the lowest among all the Test nations in this period.

30 – Bhuvneshwar’s first wicket in this game was Jermaine Blackwood. He was Bhuvi’s 30th Test scalp. His 29th Test wicket was Chris Rogers who has retired from International cricket.

5/33 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s bowling figures are now the 3rd best bowling figures in an innings in Tests for an Indian in West Indies. These are also Bhuvi’s best innings figures in Tests.

6.6 – Bowling average of Bhuvneshwar Kumar in this game. Last time an India pacer averaged less than this while taking a 5-wicket haul was Irfan Pathan (6.4) at Chittagong vs Bangladesh in 2004.

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87.64 – KL Rahul’s strike rate in this Test. Last time an Indian opener had a better strike rate outside Asia with an aggregate of over 75 runs in a Test match was 112.67 by Virender Sehwag vs Australia in 2012 at Adelaide.

191 – Number of wickets Ravi Ashwin now has in Test cricket. He is now the 2nd highest wicket taker among Indian off spinners. He went past Erapalli Prasanna who has 189 scalps.

524 – Balls bowled by Indian bowlers in Test cricket between Roston Chase’s wicket in 2nd Test and Darren Bravo’s wicket in this Test without taking a wicket. Leon Johnson’s wicket was in the form of a runout.

2008 – Last time before Virat Kohli, India’s No.3 aggregated less than 10 was in 2008 at Chennai vs England.

2012 – Last time before this game, all the West Indies’ top 5 in a Test innings scored 20+ runs at home was in 2012 vs Australia at Bridgetown.

2014 – Last time Virat Kohli scored single digit scores in both the innings of Test match was in 2014 at Old Trafford vs England.

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