Stats Highlights: Ind vs Eng, 4th Test, Day 4
Mumbai, Dec 08: On what turned out to be England’s day sprinkled with some late resistance from India, R Ashwin rallied on to an unbeaten 83 at stumps. The No.8 batsman frustrated the England bowlers, who made easy work of some of the more accomplished batters in the team. In the process Ashwin equalled the record for being the fastest to 50 wickets and 500 runs in Test cricket.
Here are these and some more stats highlights from today’s play:
The dismissal of Matt Prior gave MS Dhoni his 200th catch in Test cricket – first Indian wicketkeeper to do so.
Monty Panesar got his 17th duck in 59 innings – his third in 14 innings against India.
The 207-run lead is the fifth highest for England in a Test on Indian soil. The last time England had taken a 200 run-lead in India was at Chennai in January 1985.
The last time India conceded a lead of 200 or more in a home Test was against South Africa at Nagpur in February 2010. India went on to lose the Test by innings margin.
Virender Sehwag was dismissed by Graeme Swann for the fifth time – the most number of times by a spinner. Swann was earlier at level with Daniel Vettori with 4 dismissals.
Gautam Gambhir has now been involved in 11 run-outs. He has got himself out only thrice and partners 8 times. Among Indians involved in 10 or more run-outs, Gautam Gambhir has the second highest percentage of getting his partners run-out (72.72%), after Sourav Ganguly (76.47%). ,
The dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar gave Graeme Swann his 56th wicket in 2012 – the most by any bowler in Test matches. He went ahead of Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath’s tally of 55.
MS Dhoni registered his eighth duck in Test cricket – four of them have come against England.
Virat Kohli had scored at least a fifty in his first five innings on Indian soil. In his last six innings, he has not gone past even 20.
R Ashwin (83*) completed his 500 runs in Test cricket. With this he also completed the all-round double of 500 runs and 50 wickets. By doing so in just 11 Tests, Ashwin now shares the world record of being the fastest to accomplish this feat. Ashwin equalled Australia’s Jack Gregory and England’s Ian Botham’s record, who also took 11 Tests to reach this mark.
Incidentally the quickest Indian to 500 runs and 50 wickets before Ashwin was Salim Durani, who did so in his 14th Test, followed by Vinoo Mankad (15) and Kapil Dev (16).