Eng v Ind, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 4th day July 30, 2014

Cook Ageas-Bowl high, Pankaj's debut low

Stats highlights from the fourth day of the third Investec Test at the Ageas Bowl
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An uncharacteristically brisk knock by Joe Root puts him in the record books
An uncharacteristically brisk knock by Joe Root puts him in the record books © Getty Images

1 Number of times Alastair Cook has scored a fifty in both innings as captain of England. Cook has achieved this feat on nine previous occasions, but never as captain.

75 Number of times - in 103 instances - England have won a Test after batting first and securing a 200-plus lead. England have never lost from this position, the remaining 28 games all being draws.

179 Number of runs conceded by Pankaj Singh in this Test. This is the most conceded by a bowler who has gone wicketless in his debut Test. The earlier record was held by Sohail Khan of Pakistan who had conceded 164 runs on debut.

119 Number of runs Stuart Broad and James Anderson conceded cumulatively while taking eight wickets between them. Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes also conceded exactly 119 runs between them, but without taking a single wicket.

6 Number of times opposition teams have played more than 132 overs in the fourth innings to avoid defeat, or achieve victory, versus England. This is likely to be about the number of overs India need to play out to avoid defeat in this Test.

79.16 The strike rate at which Gary Ballance scored his runs during his innings of 38 (48 balls). This is his highest strike rate for a Test innings. He has never before scored at a rate in excess of 60.

76.3 The most overs India's last six wickets have played in the fourth innings of a Test. In order to save this Test, the last six Indian wickets need to play out 99.4 overs, of which 9.4 overs have already been negotiated by Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane. The highest number of overs India's last six wickets have played in an away Test is 68.5, versus England at Lord's in 2002.

6 Number of times Cook has declared in the third innings of a Test while being captain of England. He has given the opposition more than 130 overs to bat on four of those six occasions.

136.58 Joe Root's strike rate during his innings of 56 off 41 balls. This is the second-highest strike rate for a 50-plus innings by an England batsman versus India, and the sixth-highest against any opposition. Root reached his 50 off 38 balls. The fewest balls in which he had previously got to fifty was 78, versus New Zealand last May.

5.04 England's run-rate during their second innings. This is the eighth-highest innings run-rate by an England team for an innings of 200-plus. With the same qualification of 200-plus runs, this is the fourth-highest innings run-rate for any team against India.

173.50 Cook's average versus India at Ageas/Rose Bowl. He has played four innings against India at this venue overall (two ODIs and one Test), scoring three fifties and hundred.

4-55 Moeen Ali's figures against India's middle order in this Test so far. He has dismissed all four of India's middle-order batsmen - Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma - once. None of them have scored at a strike of more than 60 against him.

141.4 The longest India have lasted (we're talking 141.4 eight-ball overs here) in the fourth innings of a Test, versus Australia in Adelaide in 1978. They went on to lose that match nonetheless. The longest India have lasted in the fourth innings of a Test in England is 150.5, at The Oval in 1979.

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

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  • POSTED BY android_user on | July 31, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    though pankaj Singh lacks consistent pace and control. .better he be replaced by ishwar pandey.

  • POSTED BY Test_Match_Fan on | July 31, 2014, 3:28 GMT

    so what? michael holding 0/127 and jeff thompson 0/110 in their debut tests

  • POSTED BY android_user on | July 31, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    though pankaj Singh lacks consistent pace and control. .better he be replaced by ishwar pandey.

  • POSTED BY Test_Match_Fan on | July 31, 2014, 3:28 GMT

    so what? michael holding 0/127 and jeff thompson 0/110 in their debut tests

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  • POSTED BY Test_Match_Fan on | July 31, 2014, 3:28 GMT

    so what? michael holding 0/127 and jeff thompson 0/110 in their debut tests

  • POSTED BY android_user on | July 31, 2014, 13:38 GMT

    though pankaj Singh lacks consistent pace and control. .better he be replaced by ishwar pandey.