India v England, 3rd Test, First day stats: Parthiv Patel's comeback takes him to an Indian record
Day one of the third Test between India and England saw some exhilarating action, with the hosts ending the day with an upper hand having taken England’s eight wickets and England putting 268 runs on the board. Here are all the stats from day one of the third Test:
6 – The number of batsmen tried at number 4 by England in Tests this year. It is the most by any team in 2016. In Mohali, it was Moeen Ali who came in at number 4 in England’s first innings.
8 - Bairstow is the 8th England batsman to score over 1300 runs in a year. The highest runs for England in a calender year was scored by Michael Vaughan, when he score 1481 runs in 2002.
10 – The number of 50-plus scores made by Jonny Bairstow at number five or lower this year. Only two other players have done the same in the history of Test cricket. They are Angelo Mathews in 2014, and Shivnarine Chanderpaul in 2002.
20 – The Mohali Test is Virat Kohli’s 20th match as a captain. He is yet to field the same eleven in two consecutive matches. The Mohali match saw two changes being made with Wriddhiman Saha being replaced by Parthiv Patel, while Karun Nair replacing KL Rahul.
22 – Karun Nair is the 22nd player from Karnataka to play Test cricket for India. The first player from Karnataka to play Test cricket was Erapalli Prasanna.
83 – The number of Test matches played by India since Parthiv Patel last played a Test for India in 2008. Also, 8 years and 105 days have passed, since Parthiv last made a Test appearance for India, making it a Indian record. The previous record for the longest gap between two appearances was held by Piyush Chawla, who had a gap of 49 Tests between his two appearances. The existing world record for most Test missed between two appearances is held by England's Gareth Batty, who missed 142 Tests between two appearances.
1819 – The number of runs put on by England’s 6th wicket pair this year. This is the second highest number of runs put on by any wicket in a calendar year in the history of Test cricket. The highest runs by any wicket in a calender year is 2341 run, put on by Pakistan’s 3rd wicket pair in the year 2006.
1994 – The only time India lost a Test in Mohali was in 1994, and that was against the West Indies. Since then, India has won six matches, and have drawn five at Mohali.