Eng v Ind, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 1st day

India equal record for most ducks in an innings

Six of India's batsmen fell without scoring and it was the second time that three of their top-four were part of that list

Bishen Jeswant

August 7, 2014

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It was the second time that three of India's top-four batsmen bagged ducks © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

1 Number of away Tests India have won after scoring 200 or less in the first innings. They scored exactly 200 against West Indies at Sabina Park in 2006. However, in home Tests, India have managed to win five times from such situations.

8/4 India's score after 5.1 overs at Old Trafford. There have only been two previous occasions when India have lost four wickets for fewer runs - 6 for 4 and 0 for 4 at The Oval and Leeds during their tour to England in 1952.

6 India equalled the record for the most ducks in an innings with six ducks in their innings. Only four times have so many batsmen fallen without scoring. India have sustained five ducks on three occasions. This was the second time that three of India's top-four batsmen have been dismissed for nought.

10.31 Stuart Broad's bowling average when he takes a five-for, which is better than James Anderson's (12.39). Among bowlers with at least ten five-wicket hauls, only Glenn McGrath (9.7) and Dale Steyn (10.28) are more effective. While McGrath and Steyn have career averages closer to 20, Broad's average is above 30.

24 Number of catches Alastair Cook has taken off Anderson's bowling, the most by an English fielder (other than a wicket-keeper) off a single bowler. The overall record is held by Mahela Jayawardene, off Muttiah Muralitharan (77 catches).

10 MS Dhoni and R Ashwin posted 66 runs for the seventh wicket after India were 63 for 6, tipping the number of 50-plus partnerships for India's seventh wicket after being six down for less than 100 runs in the first innings into double-figures.

2 Number of times India have been bowled out for 152 in the first innings of a Test after choosing to bat against England in England. The previous instance was at Lord's in 1967.

95 Ashwin's strike rate during his innings of 40 off 42 balls (95.23). This is the sixth-highest for a 40-plus innings by an Indian no.8 batsman outside Asia. All six instances have been in England, with Kapil Dev featuring thrice above Ashwin on that list.

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

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Posted by subcontinent-expert on (August 8, 2014, 9:05 GMT)

That's Indian team for you... They can loose in the most Batting friendly pitch on one hand while they can win on the bowler friendly pitch.. They can feature both on best and worst stats equally...

Hope they donot surrender in this test any more and show some fight..

Posted by BellCurve on (August 8, 2014, 8:47 GMT)

Pankaj Singh is a statistical marvel. May he delight us all by never claiming a Test wicket.

Posted by   on (August 8, 2014, 7:53 GMT)

It seems India will loose this match , but mostly depend on todays effort they will loose series by 3/1 because next match Finn will also come as replace of Jordan

Posted by   on (August 8, 2014, 7:10 GMT)

Kohli is in the worse form of his life. Before the series experts were hoping that he will deliver at least 3 centuries on the tour, but it seems like he is not deserving the place in Indian line up for next match.

Posted by Abi101 on (August 8, 2014, 6:42 GMT)

Ashwin proves his worth...he should be at no 7 and jadeja should be in no 9 after bhuvi because he also a good test batting skills...jadeja only a limited ovr batsman

Posted by   on (August 8, 2014, 5:28 GMT)

still i say put ashwin with vijay on the top bring rahane at no 3 and drop dhawan to no 4 pujara no 5 kohli no 6 dhoni no 7 and jadeja bhuvi varun pankaj as they are in the second innings put up this order and see the results in this match gambhir at no 4 this is the only thing or chance to be taken on current form ofplayers and if it comes good then continue it for the final test hope against hope and please stop this blaming or making hero process.

Posted by Venkatb on (August 8, 2014, 0:17 GMT)

It does not hurt to show Kohli's series average, which is lower than that of the entire English XI. Dhawan was on the same boat but mercifully he was dropped. Another stat to include may be the total earnings of the Indian XI vs. England XI or for that matter a Rest of the World XI - India would beat any other combination hollow.

Posted by ygkd on (August 7, 2014, 21:36 GMT)

I have been critical of the reliance on all-rounders in this series, but there is one who hasn't featured enough - Ashwin. He is no great stylist with the bat but values his wicket highly, plays the ball late and has a strong defence. These are the hallmarks of a good opening bat. India should give him a run at the top of the order.

Posted by wapuser on (August 7, 2014, 20:54 GMT)

Come on India...come on....you can do it!!!!

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