India vs England, Stats: Cheteshwar Pujara’s impressive run with the bat continues

Cheteshwar Pujara has seven fifty-plus innings, which include 3 centuries and four fifties, in Tests this year -- the most by an Indian.

By: PTI | Mohali | Updated: November 27, 2016 11:30 pm
India vs England, Ind vs Eng, Ind vs Eng stats, India vs England Stats, Cheteshwar Pujara, pujara, kohli, Virat Kohli, Cricket news, Cricket Cheteshwar Pujara has completed his 11,000 runs in first-class cricket . (Source: Reuters)

Statistical highlights on the second day of the third Test between India and England.

# Parthiv Patel’s innings of 42 is his highest score vs England in Tests, eclipsing the 19 not out at Nottingham in August 2002.

# Patel, as an opener, is averaging 37.00 in Tests. His tally reads 111 in three innings — the sequence being 0 vs New Zealand at Hamilton in December 2002, 69 vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi in April 2004 and 42 vs England today.

# Patel’s 42 is the second highest by an Indian wicketkeeper vs England in Tests at Mohali behind the 100 by Deep Dasgupta in December 2001.

# Murali Vijay-Patel pair became the sixth opening pair to represent India in Tests this year.

# Cheteshwar Pujara’s record this year is superb, aggregating 748 at an average of 62.33 in nine Tests, including three hundreds and four fifties.

# Pujara has completed his 11,000 runs in first-class cricket — his tally being 11016 (ave.57.37) in 137 matches, including 36 centuries and 37 fifties.

# Pujara has seven fifty-plus innings (3 tons + 4 50s) in Tests this year — the most by an Indian. Just three batsmen have posted more such scores this year — Joe Root (10), Jonny Bairstow (10), and Alastair Cook (9). His tally of seven 50-plus knocks is his best ever in a calendar year in Tests.

# Mohammed Shami has bagged 27 wickets at an average of 27.48 in 10 Tests — highest tally posted by him in a calendar year, bettering the 24 (ave.46.20) in seven Tests in 2014.

# Shami has registered his best bowling figures vs England in Tests, surpassing the 2 for 30 at Visakhapatnam in the second Test of the series.

# Virat Kohli’s second fifty vs England is his 14th in Tests.

# Kohli has totalled 399 runs at an average of 99.75 in five innings, including a century and two fifties — his best ever performance in terms of run-aggregate in a Test series in India. This performance is his second best overall behind 692 in eight innings at an average of 86.50 vs Australia in 2014-15 in Australia.

# Kohli has become the 20th Indian player to complete 2000 runs or more in Tests in Asia — his aggregate being 2014 at an average of 50.35 in 27 Tests, including six centuries and 10 fifties.

# Karun Nair has become the 12th Indian batsman who has been run-out on Test debut — Anil Kumble was the last batsman to be dismissed in this way before Nair — vs England at Manchester in August 1990.

# Ashwin has posted three 50-plus innings in the present series — a distinction recorded by him for the first time in a Test series. His scores being 70 at Rajkot, 58 at Visakhapatnam and an unbeaten 57 at Mohali.

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# Ashwin, during his unbeaten 57, has become the second Indian all-rounder to manage 500 runs or more apart from capturing 50 wickets in the same calendar year in Tests — his tally being 530 runs (ave.48.18) and 56 wickets at 22.60 runs apiece in 10 Tests. Kapil Dev had achieved the distinction twice in 1979 and 1983.

# Overall seven all-rounders have accomplished the double 10 times in a calendar year in Tests.

# Ashwin has become the fifth Indian all-rounder to achieve the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in Tests at home — the first four being Vinoo Mankad, Kapil Dev, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh.

# Adil Rashid has taken 16 wickets at 28.18 runs apiece in the present series — the most on either side. The tally is the fourth highest by an overseas leg spinner in a Test series in India — the highest being 29 (ave.19.58) in the 1959-60 five-Test series by Richie Benaud.