Stats Analysis

One of England's worst batting series since 1909

Stats highlights after the fourth Test in Ahmedabad

R Ashwin and Axar Patel celebrate  •  BCCI

R Ashwin and Axar Patel celebrate  •  BCCI

4 All-out totals under 150 for England in this Test series. The last Test series for England with four or more all-out scores under 150 was back in 1909 against Australia.
0 Number of players with 30 wickets and a century in a four-match Test series before R Ashwin in this series. Ashwin is also just the fifth player to score a century and claim 30-plus wickets in the same Test series. He also became the first Indian to take 30 or more wickets in a Test series twice.
27 Wickets for Axar Patel in this series, the joint-most by an Indian in his debut Test series. Dilip Doshi also claimed 27 wickets during a six-match home series against Australia in 1979.
30 Five-wicket hauls for Ashwin in Test cricket, putting him joint-sixth place in Tests. Ashwin equalled James Anderson in the list of most Test five-fors with the five wickets in England's second innings. Twenty-four of Ashwin's 30 five-fors have come on Indian soil, the second-most by a player, behind Anil Kumble (25).
7 Five-wicket hauls by Indian bowlers in this series, the joint-most for them in a Test series. Ashwin accounted for three of them while Axar registered the other four 5-fers, becoming the first Indian to pick five-fors in each of his first three Test matches. With five wickets apiece in the second innings, Ashwin and Axar became only the sixth Indian pair to register five-fors in the same Test innings - and the first one since 1981.
3 All-time instances of century partnerships for both the seventh and eighth wickets in the same innings. Washington Sundar's century stands with Rishabh Pant and Axar took India into an elite list that features Australia (Sydney 2008) and England (Sydney 2011).
8 Player-of-the-Series awards for Ashwin in Test cricket. Only Muttiah Muralitharan (11) and Jacques Kallis (9) have more series awards than Ashwin in this format. England is the sixth opposition against which Ashwin has won a Player-of-the-Series award inn Test cricket after West Indies, New Zealand, Australia, Sri Lanka, and South Africa.
0 Previous instances of India winning three matches in a Test series after going 0-1 down. India had previously won five series coming from behind in Test cricket, all of them ending with a scoreline of 2-1.

Sampath Bandarupalli is a statistician at ESPNcricinfo