West Indies v India, 3rd Test, St Lucia, 4th day August 12, 2016

Bhuvneshwar's away record, Kohli's low

Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in St Lucia where Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 5 for 33 induced a West Indies collapse

Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 5 wickets in a span of 51 balls © Associated Press

3 Five-wicket hauls for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in Tests. All three have come in Tests outside Asia, including the 5 for 33 in this Test. He had taken 5 for 82 and 6 for 82 in his first two innings in England. He has taken just nine wickets in six home Tests compared to 25 scalps in seven away Tests.

5 Wickets taken by Bhuvneshwar in his last spell of 11.4 overs. He bowled six maidens and conceded 16 runs. In fact, his five wickets came in a span of 51 balls, which is 8.3 overs. Before the start of this spell, he was wicket-less in his first 12 overs. His figures are now the best by any bowler in the five Tests played in St Lucia.

23 Runs added by West Indies' last six wickets in their first innings - their second-lowest in a home Test. Their last six wickets had added just 18 runs in their first innings of the Port of Spain Test of 1998-99 against Australia. Against India, only once has their last six wickets made fewer runs than this - 21 at Wankhede in 2011-12.

113.33 Rohit Sharma's strike rate off his last 30 balls, through the end of play on day four, in which he made 34 runs with three sixes. He had scored just seven runs off his first 27 balls with a four. As a result, India made 68 runs off their last 13 overs and ended the day with a run rate of 4.02. It had been 3.42 at the end of 26 overs.

1997 Last time West Indies' top-five all made 20 or more runs in an innings against India at home, at Sabina Park. This was only their second such instance against India since 2000. However, only one of the final six batsmen went on to score in double-digits.

2002 Last time three of West Indies' top-four wicket partnerships added 50 or more runs in a Test innings against India at home, at St John's. The first wicket added 59 runs, the second 70 runs and the fourth 67 runs while none of the other wickets added more than nine runs in the first innings of this Test.

7 Runs scored by Virat Kohli in this Test - his joint-lowest match aggregate for a Test in which he batted in both innings. He made 0 & 7 in the Old Trafford Test in 2014. He averages just 19.40 in six innings at No. 3 whereas his averages at No. 4, 5 and 6 are more than 40.

2008 The last time India's No. 3 aggregated less than 10 runs in a Test batting in both innings, before Kohli's 3 & 4 in this match. Rahul Dravid made identical scores against England in Chennai when Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar helped India chase down a target of 387. The last such instance for India in an away Test was way back in 1997 at Colombo. That instance was also by Dravid, with scores of 2 & 6. Kohli's seven runs are the third-lowest by an India No. 3 in Tests in West Indies.

6 Times Shikhar Dhawan has been dismissed between 20 and 40 in his last 12 Test innings. He has made just one fifty-plus score in that stretch and was out three times in single-digits. In fact, he has been out between scores of 20 and 40 on 15 occasions in his 37-innings Test career.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath

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  • CricketFanIndUS on August 13, 2016, 19:33 GMT

    On top of Bhuvi's overseas bowling performance, when it is really needed he can bat for a while too and get runs! He handled swing bowling well in the England series and faced the new ball I believe a couple of times!!!

  • montybrown on August 13, 2016, 9:30 GMT

    india need to drop ishant sharma and play with yadav or some other fast bowler in 70 test matches 203 wickets that pretty much 1 wicket per innings

  • Vnott on August 13, 2016, 7:56 GMT

    rohit sharma has hit two sixes , what a strike. he deserves to be in the team for the next 20 tests. first one was actually a drop who cares. he camt play inswing or outwsing who cares. kohli likes him. kohli fails miserably at 3 when he faces new ball. who cares. rohit rohit. play for 20 tests. rohit.

  • Cricinfouser on August 13, 2016, 6:15 GMT

    @Foursandsixes.. bang on target ... and that should keep things interesting.. Bhuvi should have been included way before.. he is the new Swing King.. totally deserves it.

  • foursandsixes on August 13, 2016, 2:11 GMT

    Okay I predict that Dhawan will make way for Vijay in last test and because Rohit will score a super fast additional 40-50 runs tomorrow morning in 20 balls, he will keep his place over Pujara and we will finally have a good combo for final test

  • HadesLogic on August 13, 2016, 1:50 GMT

    What is with the forced stat on the Nohit innings? It's not like he scored a fast 100 or even a 50, it's just 34 runs in 30 balls. Hardly par considering who was bowling and the field set. Seems like Nohit just has to get into double figures for some stat of his to be published. Why not mention the 3 dropped catches in the WI innings and how many times that has happened?

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