Stats Highlights: Ind vs Eng, 3rd Test, Day 5
Mumbai, Dec 09: While his 91 not-out may have gone in vain, R Ashwin still managed to rewrite the record books in the process. India’s No.8 batsman become the first ever Indian to remain unbeaten in the 90s against England. This also happens to be the off-spinner’s second highest score in Test cricket, after his 103 against the West Indies at Wankhede.
Here are these and some other stats highlights from today’s play:
R Ashwin (91*) made his second highest score in Test cricket, after his 103 against West Indies at Mumbai Wankhede last year.
Ashwin became first Indian batsman to remain not out in the 90s against England.
The 50-run partnership between Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha is India’s second best for the tenth wicket at Kolkata, after the 51-run stand between Bapu Nadkarni and Bhagwat Chandrasekhar also against England in 1964.
The defeat was India’s first in 8 Tests at Eden Gardens since losing to Pakistan by 46 runs in 1999.
The last time India lost two consecutive Tests on home soil was in 2000 when South Africa won at Mumbai (by 4 wickets) and at Bangalore (by innings and 71 runs).
The last time England won two consecutive Tests in India was 35 years ago – in 1977. They, in fact, won three on the trot – at Delhi (by innings and 25 runs), at Kolkata (by 10 wickets) and at Chennai (by 200 runs).
The defeat was India’s third under MS Dhoni at home. His only defeat before this series was against South Africa at Nagpur in 2010 when the visitors won by an innings and 6 runs.
Alastair Cook won his fifth Man of the Match award – second against India after the Birmingham Test in 2011.