India vs England, 1st Test Stats: After three consecutive ducks against India, Ben Stokes hits ton

Before the Rajkot Test, Ben Stokes had recorded three consecutive ducks in his first three outings vs India in Tests in 2014.

By: PTI | Rajkot | Updated: November 10, 2016 9:21 pm
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Statistical highlights after the end of the second day’s play in the opening cricket Test between India and England in Rajkot on Thursday.

# England (537) have recorded their third highest total vs India in Tests in India – the top two being 652 for seven wickets declared at Chennai in January 1985 and 559 for eight wickets declared at Kanpur in February 1964.

# Moeen Ali has recorded his fourth century in Tests – his first against India – his first three were two vs Sri Lanka and one vs Pakistan. His outstanding 117 vs India is his first century in 21 innings (12 Tests) away from home.

# Moeen’s previous highest score in Tests away from home was 68 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in October 2016.

# Thanks to his century at Rajkot, Moeen’s overseas average in Tests is 26.38 – his tally being 475 in 21 innings.

# Ten England batsmen, including Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes, have registered hundreds vs India in India in their maiden Test.

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# Ravindra Jadeja (3/86) has produced his best bowling performance vs England in Tests in India – his second best vs England next only to the 3 for 52 at Southampton in July 2014.

# Jadeja enjoys an outstanding bowling average in Tests in India – his tally being 67 wickets (ave 18.02) in 13 Tests.

# Stuart Broad, for the first time in Tests, has batted as number eleven batsman. Just three other batsmen have batted at this position in their respective 100th Test – Makhaya Ntini, Glenn McGrath and James Anderson.

# Ravichandran Ashwin (46-3-167-2) has conceded 160 runs or more for the third time in a Test innings – his worst being 194 runs vs Australia at Adelaide in January 2012.

# Ben Stokes has produced an outstanding knock of 128 – his first hundred vs India and his fourth in Tests – one each against New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and India – all four centuries as number six batsman.

# Before the Rajkot Test, he had recorded three consecutive ducks in his first three outings vs India in Tests in 2014 – 0 at Nottingham and a PAIR – 0 & 0 at Lord’s.

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# Jonny Bairstow has amassed 1164 runs at an average of 64.66 in 13 Tests (21 innings), including three centuries and five fifties, extending his record for most runs by a wicketkeeper in a calendar year in Tests.

# Zimbabwe’s Andy Flower and Bairstow are the only wicketkeepers to have accomplished the feat of recording 1000 runs in a calendar year in Tests. Flower had scored 1045 (ave 80.38) in 16 Test innings in 2000.

# Root, Moeen Ali and Stokes have provided the tenth instance when three players from a visiting side have recorded centuries in the same Test innings in India.

# The last instance for England batsmen scoring three hundreds in the same Test innings was vs Sri Lanka at Cardiff in May 2011 – Cook (133), Trott (203) and Bell (103 not out).