England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Bhuvneshwar's hits and Stokes' misses

Stats highlights from the third day of the Lord's Test

Bishen Jeswant

July 19, 2014

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The 32 byes that Matt Prior has conceded in the match is the most by an English keeper in the last 65 Tests. © Getty Images

13 Number of instances when an Indian bowler has taken a five-wicket haul in a Test match at Lord's, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar being the latest. Bhuvneshwar is only the third Indian bowler after Amar Singh and Bishan Bedi to take a six-wicket haul at Lord's.

8 Number of Indian bowlers who have taken two five-wicket hauls in England. Bhuvneshwar is the only Indian bowler to have achieved this in consecutive innings.

11 Number of wickets that Bhuvneshwar has taken in the last two Test innings. In the 11 innings before that he had taken only nine wickets. Prior to this series, Bhuvneshwar had taken more than one wicket in an innings on only two occasions.

1 Number of wickets that Bhuvneshwar had taken after the 20th over of an innings, before this series. He had bowled 37 overs in this period at an average of 128. In this series, he has bowled 46.5 overs in this period and taken nine wickets, at an impressive average of 14.88.

50 Number of runs that Liam Plunkett had scored in his last six Test innings. Plunkett's 55 non-out today was his maiden Test fifty. Though he usually bats at No.10 for England, Plunkett is a useful batsman who has two first-class centuries and 18 fifties.

0,5,5,4,0,4,0,0,0 Ben Stokes' run of scores in international cricket (Tests, ODIs and T20s) starting 26 January 2014. In the two months before this, Stokes had scored a breakthrough 120 during the Perth Test and another 70 in an ODI against Australia.

26 Number of innings since India's opening pair posted a 50-plus run partnership in an away Test. The last time they did this was at Lord's in 2011. Shikhar Dhawan and M Vijay came close when they posted 40 runs for the first wicket today.

97% Percentage of short balls that Vijay has been in control of this series (28 out of 29 balls). The leave has been his most prominent shot, with 72% of all the balls that he played being either defended or left alone.

6 Number of 50-plus second-wicket partnerships for India in the last ten away Test innings. India's second wicket has averaged 63 in this period. Just as well for India, because the opening partnership in the same period has averaged only 23.1.

32 The most byes conceded in a match by England in the last 65 Tests. The last time that England conceded more byes in a single Test was in May 2009, when they conceded 52 byes against West Indies at Port-of-Spain.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo. @bishen_jeswant

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Posted by   on (July 20, 2014, 6:18 GMT)

Most people seem to look at Prior with a "glass-is-half-empty" logic. I see him with a "glass-is-half-full" logic. He couldn't stop some wayward bowling from going for byes. Couldn't take some catches; but also took some very difficult catches.

Posted by   on (July 20, 2014, 6:14 GMT)

Cook hoped to 'stoke' the fire for his team with Ben; but didn't seem to have worked. Finn could at least have knocked a few wickets down, quite easily; of course at the bowler's end!

Posted by   on (July 20, 2014, 4:17 GMT)

The number of byes conceded by England is an unfair reflection of Matt Prior's wicketkeeping. Even when the bowler bowls way down the legside and Prior is unable to catch despite acrobatically flinging his left hand at the ball, the umpires have been declaring those runs as byes instead of calling them as wides.

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