Stats Analysis

India's lower-order resistance

India had three batsmen scoring fifties from No. 7 or lower in an innings for the first time in Test cricket

Shiva Jayaraman

R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav each passed 50  •  ESPNcricinfo Ltd

0 Number of times before this that three batsmen at No. 7 or lower had hit fifty-plus scores in a Test innings for India. R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Jayant Yadav got fifties in this innings. Overall this was the 14th such instance for any team.
3 Number of times before this India had at least doubled their total after losing their sixth wicket at 200 or more. India's sixth wicket fell at 204 in their first innings. The last such instance was against New Zealand in Hamilton in 1998-99 when they posted a total of 416 after losing their first-six wickets for 204 runs. Three of the four such instances for India have been against England.
India total doubled from 200+ for six down (Tests)
Opposition Venue Season Total 6th-wkt fell at
 ENG  Mohali  2016-17  417  204
 NZ  Hamilton  1998-99  416  204
 ENG  Wankhede  1984-85  465  218
 ENG  Delhi  1981-82  487  237
230 Runs added by India's batsmen at No. 7 and lower in their first innings. There have been only two instances when India's batsmen at No. 7 or lower have added more in an any Test innings: against England at the Oval in 2007, when they made 259 runs, and against New Zealand in Wellington in 2013-14 when they totalled 234.
24 Number of 50-plus stands for India by the seventh or lower wickets in 21 Tests against England in the last-ten years - their most against any team. Twelve of the 24 stands against England have come in the last two series. India have 17 such stands against Australia, from 22 Tests.
50+ stands for India, last-four wkts, (Tests in last 10 years)
Opposition 50+ Stands Tests
 England  24  21
 Australia  17  22
 South Africa  11  16
 New Zealand  7  12
 Sri Lanka  7  12
 West Indies  7  11
 Pakistan  2  2
 Bangladesh  1  4
25.22 Average runs added by each of India's seventh or lower wickets in Tests since 2015 - the highest for any team in this period. India's lower order (from the seventh wicket) has had two century stands and nine fifty stands in 19 Tests during this period.
2 Number of England fast bowlers to take a five-wicket haul in India in the last 30 years, after Ben Stokes' 5 for 73. Matthew Hoggard took 6 for 57 in the Nagpur Test in 2005-06. Stokes' haul was his third five-for in Tests.
68 Dismissals for Jonny Bairstow in 2016 - the most by any wicketkeeper in a year in Tests. Bairstow went past the previous record of 67 - jointly held by Ian Healy (1993) and Mark Boucher (1998) - with the dismissal of Umesh Yadav.
7 Number of times R Ashwin has dismissed Alastair Cook in Tests including three times in this series. Cook was previously averaging 46.20 runs against Ashwin but, in this series, that average has come down by more than half to 20.00. Overall, Ashwin's seven dismissals of Cook have cost 41.57 runs apiece.

Shiva Jayaraman is a senior stats analyst at @shiva_cricinfo