Eng v Ind, 4th Investec Test, Old Trafford, 3rd day August 9, 2014

Jimmy's bunny

Stats highlights from the third day of the fourth Investec Test between England and India
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Mooen Ali, with 19 scalps, is the second highest wicket taker in the series © Getty Images

0 Number of times that England have lost a Test after securing a 200-plus run lead at the end of the first innings. England have been in this situation on 166 occasions, and never lost a single one of those Tests, winning 129 and drawing 37.

14 Number of times that India have lost a Test inside three days. Five of these instances have been in England (and six in all against them), with the last of those coming at Edgbaston in 1967. Most recently, India capitulated inside three days against Australia in Perth, in 2012.

195.1 The number of overs bowled in this match, which is the fewest in an India-England Test that has produced a result. India batted only 89.4 overs in this Test, which is the second lowest number of overs in a Test against England. The fewest number of overs played by India in a Test against England is 58.1, also at Old Trafford.

5 Number of times that the seventh wicket has posted 100-plus runs during an Old Trafford Test. Jos Buttler and Joe Root added 134 runs today. The last time that the seventh-wicket pair added 100-plus runs at Old Trafford was in 1990, when Manoj Prabhakar and Sachin Tendulkar were involved in an unbroken 160-run stand - a record that still stands.

416 Number of deliveries sent down by Pankaj Singh before he picked up his first wicket, in his 70th over. Till that point, Pankaj had conceded 274 runs and was in the record books as the bowler to have conceded the second highest number of runs in a wicketless career. Pankaj, however, was a long way from the record for the most balls bowled before picking up a wicket. India's AG Kripal Singh bowled 108.3 overs before picking up his first Test wicket.

22.25 Cheteshwar Pujara's Test batting average in 2014. As of December 2013, his average was 66.25. Pujara has scored six hundreds and five fifties in his Test career, but has hit only one half-century this year.

7-4 James Anderson's figures against Virat Kohli in the current series. Kohli did not score a single run off Anderson in three of the six innings he faced him. Overall, Anderson has dismissed Kohli five times and only conceded 30 runs from ten innings.

66-6 India faced the ignominy of seeing the number of the devil twice on the scoreboard during the Old Trafford Test, which was the fourth time that they had been six down for a score of 66 or less in both innings of a Test, including once previously at Old Trafford itself. The last instance of this happening was against West Indies in 1983.

19 Number of wickets taken by Moeen Ali in this series, which is the second highest by an England spinner against India in a home series. The record is held by Ray Illingworth who took 20 wickets against India in 1967. Moeen's 19 scalps is also the fourth highest that any spinner has taken in series against India outside the subcontinent.

0 Number of 50-plus partnerships that the Indian openers have posted during this tour. There have been six previous tours to England where the Indian openers have failed to reach fifty even once. During India's successful tour in 2007, the openers averaged 53.7, but only 19.5 during the disastrous 2011 tour.

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

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  • thozar on August 11, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    sachin_vvsfan, Known_Strangerr, HR1206, I did not say Bhuvi was already a legend. I said that he can be a legend if properly groomed. Even though he has potential to be an all-rounder, India should tell him in no uncertain terms that they see him as the leader of the attack and so he should concentrate on bowling. India produces enough world class batsmen time and again but it is the bowlers that we should treasure. Someone like Bhuvi comes only once in a while. Please dont compare him with Irfan Pathan who bowls several bad balls in an over, leave alone a spell. As Dravid observed, Bhuvi seldom bowls a bad ball. McGrath was not very fast but he was accurate and that was enough to take him to the pantheon of fast bowling legends. Bhuvi should not unnecessarily concentrate on pace. Instead he should try to emulate the great Oz legend.

  • sachin_vvsfan on August 10, 2014, 17:32 GMT

    @ thozar Bhuvi is definitely the revelation (and to some extent rahane too). But man other than that we do not have much to boast about in this series. Eng is clearly a head of us . Eng too is a flawed team but some of our club level players are making them look stronger and world class.

  • on August 10, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    @Thozhar mate I have seen many of your comments at many places as a Indian at times find your comments realtime funny to be frank.Till how many more years are you going to live in the past and keep harping about the six sixes yuvi hit. come on dude grow up T20 odi is a different ball game compared to a test.Ask yuvi to hit Broad for 6 sixes in a test y a test even a odi dude you should understand that it was one off event the same Broad took six wickets here you wont remember that Bhuvi was exhausted in the 3rd test and bowling looked listless and your saying he will go long I doubt given the work load and fitness of Indian's he wont last long you have many examples.Accuracy is important no doubt but without pace batsmen will have enough time to play shots with technology every bowler batsmen get worked out soon unless he adds variety sooner he will leak runs too

  • FiGhtCluB_99 on August 10, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    @HR1206 - Bhuvi was smashed in SA and NZ? Really? He didn't even play a single Test on either of those tours. He bowled decently well in the ODIs there. So when exactly was he "smashed"?

  • on August 10, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    Important note for all test playing nations. If your batsmen are out of form, if your team is not performing well at the international level. Then just invite India to play a test series, your team will perform well and your batsmen will be back in form. I am sure with this team and the negative mindset they can't even beat Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Lords was a history it won't repeat. Don't expect this team win next test in Oval.

  • cric_lover_1991 on August 10, 2014, 6:14 GMT

    @thozar dont worry after aussie series or next 2yrs he will disappear and prove our indian bowlers not long-lived pacers we are short lived irfan pathan did same thing and better than bhuvi all over world. and all forgotten in sa and nz bhuvi smashed by batsmen he cant even compete to sa and nz also faced him easily bhuvi successed only becoz those eng players less exp and lack form only

  • BhaskarHajong on August 10, 2014, 6:03 GMT

    Its shows Pujara can score good batting tracks! The half century he scored in this series was in the flattest pitch! He should play only in India and he will have a average like bradman.

  • on August 10, 2014, 6:01 GMT

    I m perplexed by the selectors preferring Pankaj Singh ahead of Umesh Yadav....we can see how effective Aaron's pace has been, Ravindra Jadeja is not a test player but dunno why MSD keeps picking him in the test side. The performance of these guys makes me wonder sometimes, " How worse would've been Sehwag compared to these guys, he would've been a good bet in the middle order if not at the top of the order.....not saying he would've changed things altogther but the counter attack would've had a lot more spine".......lets see what happens in the last test...hope Naman Ojha doesnt have to warm the bench in the last match.

  • bhogu on August 10, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    India should have played a 2-test series like Sri Lanka. Then India would have won the series...

  • Omarrz on August 10, 2014, 5:05 GMT

    India just cannot play outside sub continent. The same happened in 2011 then in 2012 against Australia. They can only win at home and be superstars!

  • thozar on August 11, 2014, 15:52 GMT

    sachin_vvsfan, Known_Strangerr, HR1206, I did not say Bhuvi was already a legend. I said that he can be a legend if properly groomed. Even though he has potential to be an all-rounder, India should tell him in no uncertain terms that they see him as the leader of the attack and so he should concentrate on bowling. India produces enough world class batsmen time and again but it is the bowlers that we should treasure. Someone like Bhuvi comes only once in a while. Please dont compare him with Irfan Pathan who bowls several bad balls in an over, leave alone a spell. As Dravid observed, Bhuvi seldom bowls a bad ball. McGrath was not very fast but he was accurate and that was enough to take him to the pantheon of fast bowling legends. Bhuvi should not unnecessarily concentrate on pace. Instead he should try to emulate the great Oz legend.

  • sachin_vvsfan on August 10, 2014, 17:32 GMT

    @ thozar Bhuvi is definitely the revelation (and to some extent rahane too). But man other than that we do not have much to boast about in this series. Eng is clearly a head of us . Eng too is a flawed team but some of our club level players are making them look stronger and world class.

  • on August 10, 2014, 15:48 GMT

    @Thozhar mate I have seen many of your comments at many places as a Indian at times find your comments realtime funny to be frank.Till how many more years are you going to live in the past and keep harping about the six sixes yuvi hit. come on dude grow up T20 odi is a different ball game compared to a test.Ask yuvi to hit Broad for 6 sixes in a test y a test even a odi dude you should understand that it was one off event the same Broad took six wickets here you wont remember that Bhuvi was exhausted in the 3rd test and bowling looked listless and your saying he will go long I doubt given the work load and fitness of Indian's he wont last long you have many examples.Accuracy is important no doubt but without pace batsmen will have enough time to play shots with technology every bowler batsmen get worked out soon unless he adds variety sooner he will leak runs too

  • FiGhtCluB_99 on August 10, 2014, 9:34 GMT

    @HR1206 - Bhuvi was smashed in SA and NZ? Really? He didn't even play a single Test on either of those tours. He bowled decently well in the ODIs there. So when exactly was he "smashed"?

  • on August 10, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    Important note for all test playing nations. If your batsmen are out of form, if your team is not performing well at the international level. Then just invite India to play a test series, your team will perform well and your batsmen will be back in form. I am sure with this team and the negative mindset they can't even beat Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. Lords was a history it won't repeat. Don't expect this team win next test in Oval.

  • cric_lover_1991 on August 10, 2014, 6:14 GMT

    @thozar dont worry after aussie series or next 2yrs he will disappear and prove our indian bowlers not long-lived pacers we are short lived irfan pathan did same thing and better than bhuvi all over world. and all forgotten in sa and nz bhuvi smashed by batsmen he cant even compete to sa and nz also faced him easily bhuvi successed only becoz those eng players less exp and lack form only

  • BhaskarHajong on August 10, 2014, 6:03 GMT

    Its shows Pujara can score good batting tracks! The half century he scored in this series was in the flattest pitch! He should play only in India and he will have a average like bradman.

  • on August 10, 2014, 6:01 GMT

    I m perplexed by the selectors preferring Pankaj Singh ahead of Umesh Yadav....we can see how effective Aaron's pace has been, Ravindra Jadeja is not a test player but dunno why MSD keeps picking him in the test side. The performance of these guys makes me wonder sometimes, " How worse would've been Sehwag compared to these guys, he would've been a good bet in the middle order if not at the top of the order.....not saying he would've changed things altogther but the counter attack would've had a lot more spine".......lets see what happens in the last test...hope Naman Ojha doesnt have to warm the bench in the last match.

  • bhogu on August 10, 2014, 5:34 GMT

    India should have played a 2-test series like Sri Lanka. Then India would have won the series...

  • Omarrz on August 10, 2014, 5:05 GMT

    India just cannot play outside sub continent. The same happened in 2011 then in 2012 against Australia. They can only win at home and be superstars!

  • on August 10, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    How funny india still got 5 tests. This is waste of time for england. Mooen Ali takes wickets in England. that should give idea about indian batsmens ability. Even Sri Lanka beat england they got only two test matches and indians stole one of its. Where's this Cricket world going..

  • thozar on August 9, 2014, 23:30 GMT

    For England fans: it is worth remembering that of all the bowlers in this series, despite the hype and hoopla around Anderson and Broad, Bhuvi has the best average and strike rate. Anderson's career average just went below 30 while Bhuvi has an average of 28. After the same number of tests, I think Anderson may have averaged 82, hahaha. And Broad was hit for 6 sixes by Yuvraj, lol. Bhuvi is only 24 and he has done all this without express pace. Accuracy is more important than pace. In couple of years, I tip him to mature into one of the best seamers in the world. This is also an answer to all those so-called fans who think India don't produce any good seamers.

  • Spikelet on August 9, 2014, 23:29 GMT

    "England still have problems. Robson, Moeen Ali batting. Support bowlers Jordan, WOakes not so good."

    Not a fraction of the problem that India have. Indeed, not a single Indian would get in the England side.

  • Hardy1 on August 9, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    Unfortunately for India, cricket loving nation though we may be, it's looking like our best generation of players (Tendulkar, Dravid, Sehwag, Ganguly, Laxman, Kumble, Zaheer, Harbhajan) may have come & gone & even they were a distant 3rd best to Australia & South Africa in their time.

  • Fifthman on August 9, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    @Mensan.I don't think Robson will be in the team for much longer unless he irons out his technical faults. Adam Lyth or Alex Lees are waiting in the wings... Moeen is pretty much undroppable if he carries on bowling the way he has, but does need to figure out a workable method against the short ball. I'm sure he'll sort it out.

    As for Jordan and Woakes, there are encouraging signs. We also have Finn waiting to get back in the side, so the outlook is far from gloomy.

    Now let's talk about India's problems. How long have you got...?

  • AltafPatel on August 9, 2014, 20:28 GMT

    How funny its going to be. For India, No. 8-10 becomes highest scorer, and for England, opening batsman takes highest wickets !

  • on August 9, 2014, 20:27 GMT

    well, i thought india played as well as they could have, ours is poor batting side and they totally played to their potentil, pujara is no drvid but once he'll get back 2 the sub-continent he'll again score tonnes of runs, people forget that he has been been brought up on slow and low wickets of rajkot, he'll always thrive in these kind of conditions, but in conditions outside the sub-continent more often than not he'll fail as will d majority of our batsmen, the next tour is 4 australia, we expect a similar result, but we'll surely whip most teams when we play in india, looking forward 2 india's next series in india

  • mzm149 on August 9, 2014, 20:20 GMT

    England can try Moeen Ali on top of order in place of Robson and bring another batsman, may be Morgan. Moeen has weakness against short balls but you can't throw him out because he has delivered as a bowler. His contribution on top will be handy and a better batsman will be available down. He has opened in ODIs and t20s already.

  • on August 9, 2014, 20:13 GMT

    Robson is definitely suspect at this level, Woakes is a nice lad, but useless. Can't we find room for James Taylor as batsman, and Plunkett or Onions as bowlers? They would all strengthen England.

  • mensan on August 9, 2014, 19:36 GMT

    England still have problems. Robson, Moeen Ali batting. Support bowlers Jordan, WOakes not so good.

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  • mensan on August 9, 2014, 19:36 GMT

    England still have problems. Robson, Moeen Ali batting. Support bowlers Jordan, WOakes not so good.

  • on August 9, 2014, 20:13 GMT

    Robson is definitely suspect at this level, Woakes is a nice lad, but useless. Can't we find room for James Taylor as batsman, and Plunkett or Onions as bowlers? They would all strengthen England.

  • mzm149 on August 9, 2014, 20:20 GMT

    England can try Moeen Ali on top of order in place of Robson and bring another batsman, may be Morgan. Moeen has weakness against short balls but you can't throw him out because he has delivered as a bowler. His contribution on top will be handy and a better batsman will be available down. He has opened in ODIs and t20s already.

  • on August 9, 2014, 20:27 GMT

    well, i thought india played as well as they could have, ours is poor batting side and they totally played to their potentil, pujara is no drvid but once he'll get back 2 the sub-continent he'll again score tonnes of runs, people forget that he has been been brought up on slow and low wickets of rajkot, he'll always thrive in these kind of conditions, but in conditions outside the sub-continent more often than not he'll fail as will d majority of our batsmen, the next tour is 4 australia, we expect a similar result, but we'll surely whip most teams when we play in india, looking forward 2 india's next series in india

  • AltafPatel on August 9, 2014, 20:28 GMT

    How funny its going to be. For India, No. 8-10 becomes highest scorer, and for England, opening batsman takes highest wickets !

  • Fifthman on August 9, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    @Mensan.I don't think Robson will be in the team for much longer unless he irons out his technical faults. Adam Lyth or Alex Lees are waiting in the wings... Moeen is pretty much undroppable if he carries on bowling the way he has, but does need to figure out a workable method against the short ball. I'm sure he'll sort it out.

    As for Jordan and Woakes, there are encouraging signs. We also have Finn waiting to get back in the side, so the outlook is far from gloomy.

    Now let's talk about India's problems. How long have you got...?

  • Hardy1 on August 9, 2014, 22:31 GMT

    Unfortunately for India, cricket loving nation though we may be, it's looking like our best generation of players (Tendulkar, Dravid, Sehwag, Ganguly, Laxman, Kumble, Zaheer, Harbhajan) may have come & gone & even they were a distant 3rd best to Australia & South Africa in their time.

  • Spikelet on August 9, 2014, 23:29 GMT

    "England still have problems. Robson, Moeen Ali batting. Support bowlers Jordan, WOakes not so good."

    Not a fraction of the problem that India have. Indeed, not a single Indian would get in the England side.

  • thozar on August 9, 2014, 23:30 GMT

    For England fans: it is worth remembering that of all the bowlers in this series, despite the hype and hoopla around Anderson and Broad, Bhuvi has the best average and strike rate. Anderson's career average just went below 30 while Bhuvi has an average of 28. After the same number of tests, I think Anderson may have averaged 82, hahaha. And Broad was hit for 6 sixes by Yuvraj, lol. Bhuvi is only 24 and he has done all this without express pace. Accuracy is more important than pace. In couple of years, I tip him to mature into one of the best seamers in the world. This is also an answer to all those so-called fans who think India don't produce any good seamers.

  • on August 10, 2014, 4:01 GMT

    How funny india still got 5 tests. This is waste of time for england. Mooen Ali takes wickets in England. that should give idea about indian batsmens ability. Even Sri Lanka beat england they got only two test matches and indians stole one of its. Where's this Cricket world going..