India v England, 3rd Test, Third day stats: Alastair Cook breaks into the top ten run-scorers in Test cricket
The third day of the Mohali Test saw a dominating performance by India. India rode on some strong lower order defiance by Jayant Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin,that helped India score 417 in their first innings. In reply, England lost 4 wickets with only 78 runs on the board, and a deficit of 56 runs. Here are all the major stats from the third day’s play in Mohali:
0 – The number of times 3 batsmen at number 7 or lower got 50-plus scores in a Test innings for India before this. Three players - Ashwin, Jadeja and Jayant Yadav have got 50s in this innings.
7 – The number of times Ravichandran Ashwin has dismissed Alastair Cook in Test cricket. Ashwin’s other favourite Test victim is Ed Cowan who has been dismissed 7 times as well.
9 – The number of batting positions Moeen Ali has batted in Test cricket. He has batted in all positions from 1 to 9. England’s second innings was the first time he batted at number 3.
12.60 – This is Ajinkya Rahane's batting average in this series. He has made just 63 runs in five innings with a highest of 26.
23 – The number of time England has conceded a 1st innings lead after batting first in a Test in Asia. They lost 12 in the 22 Tests, while 10 ended in a draw.
68 – The number of dismissals by Johnny Bairstow in 2016. He now has the most number of dismissals by a wicket-keeper in a calendar year. He also has the most 50-plus score by a batsman in a calendar year.
90 – Ravindra Jadeja’s highest score in Test cricket, and only his third fifty-plus score. His previous best score in Tests was 68 against England in 2014.
59 - Jayant Yadav's Test average at the moment. He had reached at average of 113 at one point of his innings. Highest Test average achieved by an Indian in 302 by Rohit Sharma.
163 – The lowest 1st innings lead to produce an innings win for India is 163 vs New Zealand in 1955. England need to add 56 more to avoid it.
230 – The most number of runs added by India’s number 7 to number 11 in a Test innings at home. The previous highest as 220 vs Engand at Delhi in 1981.
10928 – The number of runs by Alastair Cook in Tests. He is now 10th highest run-getter in Test cricket, going past Steve Waugh's tally of 10927 runs