India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 5th day November 21, 2016

Ashwin's haul, record lbws, and 21 decisions reviewed

Stats highlights from India's 246-run win in Visakhapatnam
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This is India's second-largest Test win against England, in terms of runs © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

246 The winning margin, by runs, India's second best in Tests against England; at Headingley in 1986, they won by 279 runs.

97.3 Overs batted by England in their second innings, which is the fifth highest by any team in the fourth innings of a Test in India since 1990. The best is South Africa's 143.1 in Delhi last year.

1.62 England's run rate in their second innings. Only once have they batted 40 or more overs and scored at a slower rate in all Tests since 1980 - against Sri Lanka at The Oval in 1998, when they scored 181 in 129.2 overs (run rate 1.39).

R Ashwin went past Rangana Herath to become the highest wicket-taker in Tests in 2016 © ESPNcricinfo Ltd

55 Test wickets for R Ashwin in 2016, the most by any bowler. He went past Rangana Herath, who has 54 in eight Tests, compared to Ashwin's 55 in nine.

5 Ben Duckett's average against Ashwin in this series: he has scored 15 runs from 40 balls and been dismissed three times. Overall in the series, Duckett has 18 runs from 52 balls at an average of six. In his first 13 balls against Ashwin, Duckett had scored 13 runs including three fours, but in the last 27 balls against him, Duckett has scored two runs and been dismissed three times.

Ashwin v Duckett
  Runs Dismissals
First 13 balls 13 0
Last 27 balls 2 3

10 Number of England batsmen who were out lbw in the match, England's highest ever in a Test. There were two previous instances of nine for England - against West Indies in 1984, and against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi in 2012. There have been only three instances of more lbws for a team in a Test - two for Pakistan and one for New Zealand.

21 Number of times both teams used the DRS in this Test - 12 times by England and nine by India. On six occasions the on-field umpires' call was overturned, with each team getting it correct three times. Four of the six overturned calls were for on-field decisions made by Rod Tucker, while Kumar Dharmasena's on-field calls were overturned twice. In the first Test the DRS came into play only nine times.

1906 The last time before James Anderson's first-ball ducks in this match that an England batsman had bagged a king pair in a Test - Ernie Hayes suffered that fate against South Africa in Cape Town in 1906.

S Rajesh is stats editor of ESPNcricinfo. @rajeshstats

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  • Hamish on November 22, 2016, 2:02 GMT

    @INSIDEHEDGE historically I think there was a lot of heat over umpiring decisions because umpires in different countries had much different applications of the rules. As I recall the 80s in Australia the umpires would pretty much never give a batsman out if they were playing forwards - and that went for players from both sides. However if you want to talk about Indian umpiring I can remember a decision where Ponting was given LBW despite the ball never having gone near his pad and Gilchrist (in 2001 iirc) given to Harbi by a ball which pitched outside leg and took the edge.

  • karkal3531301 on November 21, 2016, 20:06 GMT

    @AGNI_25 6 out of 21 were overturned. Moreover Jadeja in 1st innings did not review his LBW. So overall there were 7 bad decisions in the match which is really bad!!

  • Kevin on November 21, 2016, 18:39 GMT

    At least the Indians are finally using the DRS. Now teams can go in without a worry that they will be given the right decision. When India appeals for a wicket, it is a LOT of pressure and even the best of umpires can cave into it. Did anybody see when Root was given out caught by Saha, but he reviewed it? There was MILES between bat and ball and the umpire still gave it out. There must have been 6-7 people around the bat who all went up in appeal and pleading for the umpire to give it which puts immense pressure on it. Good think DRS was there, or that would have been a howler of howlers.

  • Vicky on November 21, 2016, 18:05 GMT

    Its no fun to be debunking the same myth again and again. India had a great hand in getting DRS into the game. It came right after the infamous 2007-08 "Monkeygate" series where in the 2nd match Symonds was repeatedly out but not given. The UDRS was first tested in India's tour of Sri Lanka in 2008, right after the AUS series: http://www.espncricinfo.com/eng/engine/series/343726.html

    and many senior players raised concerns on the LBW decisions given out in the series.

  • Sainath on November 21, 2016, 18:00 GMT

    Take away batting team reviews and review every out decision by the umpire. For bowling team compensate them with 3 reviews every 80 overs. There is no need for strategy in reviewing. Especially when the batting team has only 2 sets of eyes capable of making a decision.

  • Nathan on November 21, 2016, 17:49 GMT

    Kodos to team INDIA for a well crafted victory. Good to see a lot of stats on this test match and with pros / cons comment on the usage of DRS. First of all, congrats to Ashwin as the lead wicket taker in TESTS in 2016. Coming to the use of DRS, about 6 decisions were overturned out of a total 21 calls, eliminating an error margin of about 30%. Really a good sign to avoid the bloopers . There still remains questions about the effectiveness of DRS when the on-field umpires call stood, when the ball tracking showed clearly hitting the stumps. At times this leaves one wondering, what is missing on the third umpire review and call? A good progress on DRS technology, but there are still grounds for review and improvement on the implementation. Not to leave out the COST involved for using DRS for every TEST matches across the globe. Cheers ....

  • Ashok on November 21, 2016, 16:42 GMT

    It was good to have DRS which at least saved 6 wrong decisions by the 2 Umpires. It must be a record that 21 LBW decisions were reviewed in any Test. India had 2 off spinners to counter 7 left handed bats & these 2 took at least 10 wkts. between them. DRS decisions helped India too, the most notable one was Pujara's LBW over turned by DRS, leading up to his century. When a batsman gets out, a review for No-ball is currently mandatory. The same should apply for LBW's too. This is good for the game on all difficult pitches where the ball is spinning, seaming or has uneven bounce. Our common sense shows that Technology is far more reliable than human eye which does not have the benefit of Slow motion replay review. This match has proved conclusively that a human error of about 30% is possible in our current "Test match certified Umpiring".

  • pramathesh on November 21, 2016, 16:00 GMT

    And yes also remembered for 13 LBW's out of the 20 wickets.

  • pramathesh on November 21, 2016, 15:57 GMT

    Vizag test will be remembered for 21 times use of DRS-why do we still need the two on-field umpires?

  • Sanjay on November 21, 2016, 15:53 GMT

    @Ckt_Analyst: If you go back to the 1985 series in Oz, we (India) were done in by the umpires in that series too. Getting Border and Boon lbw in Oz was impossible esp Boon. The latter would be routinely dead plumb but always reprieved. The suffering bowler would then receive a verbal volley from the rotund one which usually went "Not f&^*&g out!".

    In the last Test (at Sydney I think), we wiped the floor with the Aussies, they got away with murder in that game. If you have time, check out the scores in each of the three Tests to confirm their fans' myth that we "always get thrashed in Australia" or anywhere outside of India for that matter.

    Lastly, I'm delighted to see the stat of most lbws in this Test. Even more than anytime in the past when two Indian umpires stood. That in itself bunks another stereotype, often repeated in CricInfo interviews with former players "...we lost that Test due to the umpiring...". Yeah, if you say so.

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