IND vs ENG, 4th Test Day 1 Stats review: The first day of the fourth Test at Kennington Oval had to offer a lot to savour for cricket fans. The Indian Cricket Team were invited to bat first. They didn’t get the ideal start as KL Rahul got out in the ninth over of the innings. Rohit Sharma too was sent back cheaply after scoring 11 off 27 balls.
Virat Kohli, however, stood firm and scored a 50. However, the rest of the batsmen showed no fight whatsoever. India could have ended up getting all out under 150. However, a rollicking half-century from Shardul Thakur late in the innings helped India reach 191 in the first innings.
Jasprit Bumrah sent both English openers back in the hunt inside the first four overs of the second innings to give India the start that they were looking for. The big breakthrough came right at the stroke of the stumps on Day 1 when Umesh Yadav cleaned up Joe Root for 21. England at stumps is 53 for 3 in 17 overs. Dawid Malan is unbeaten at 26, while Craig Overton is giving him support at the other end.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from the England vs India 4th Test Day 1:
- Virat Kohli has now lost nine tosses in 10 Tests while playing in England.
- Joe Root won 11 tosses as skipper in Test Cricket against India.
- Virat Kohli has become the fastest batsman to reach 23000 international runs. He achieved the feat in 490 innings. Sachin Tendulkar is second in the list with 522 innings.
- The recent half-century has helped Virat Kohli to notch his seventh score of over 50 in England as captain.
- Kohli’s 50 added him in the list of the most fifty-plus scores in Test cricket as captain. He ranks fourth in the list with 13 fifty-plus runs.
- Shardul Thakur now holds the record for scoring the second-fastest half-century in Test Cricket in England. He took 31 balls to reach the feat. Kapil Dev tops the list, having managed to score a century in 30 balls.
- James Anderson has now dismissed Pujara 11 times in Test Cricket.
- Jasprit Bumrah has now the most ducks (7) by any player in Test Cricket.