• January 19, 2022

Why India Ruled on Day 1

Rajneesh Gupta presents all the interesting numbers from the day one of the India-England Test at Trent Bridge.

and new records being made.

183 England’s total — their second lowest ever at home in a Test’s first innings against a subcontinent team after winning the toss and electing to bat first.

The lowest remains 136 against Pakistan at Leeds in 1987.

4 Number of ducks in England’s innings — the joint-most for them against India. They also had four ducks in the second innings of third Test at Ahmedabad earlier this year.

The four ducks are also the joint-most for any side in a home Test against India.

The West Indies at Georgetown in 2002, Pakistan at Karachi in 2006 and South Africa at Johannesburg in 2018 had also recorded four ducks.

36 Number of innings taken by Dom Sibley to complete 1,000 runs in Test cricket.

Only one England opening batsman has taken more innings to reach the landmark. Mark Butcher took 37 innings to accomplish the feat.

15,780 Runs scored by Joe Root in all international cricket — Tests, One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals.

He now holds the record of being the highest scorer for England across formats, beating Alastair Cook’s tally of 15,737 runs.

Leading run-scorers for England across formats

Players

Innings

Runs

Average

100s

50s

Joe Root

366

15,780

48.70

36

90

Alastair Cook

387

15,737

42.88

38

76

Kevin Pietersen

340

13,779

44.30

32

67

Ian Bell

370

13,331

40.27

26

82

Graham Gooch

337

13,190

40.58

28

69

Alec Stewart

397

13,140

36.29

19

73

David Gower

315

11,401

39.44

25

51

Andrew Strauss

308

11,315

38.48

27

54

Marcus Trescothick

268

10,326

40.97

26

52

Eoin Morgan

330

10,017

36.03

15

59

11 The number of innings after which Joe Root scored a Test fifty — the longest such streak for him.

35 Number of times Joe Root has top scored in a completed innings — the most by an England player. He went ahead of Graham Gooch’s tally of 34.

Top-scoring for England most often in Tests (completed innings only)

Top-scorer

Inns

%

Player

35

146

23.97

Joe Root

34

154

22.08

Graham Gooch

32

150

21.33

David Gower

30

198

15.15

Alastair Cook

29

173

16.76

Alec Stewart

27

150

18.00

Michael Atherton

1 Number of successful DRS reviews Virat Kohli managed out of the 24 as a fielding captain in eight Tests since 2020 before the start of this match. Virat managed two successful reviews out of three on the opening day.

42.71 Sam Curran’s Test batting average against India. Against all other countries he averages only 21.31

45/7 England’s collapse. They were 138 for three at one stage, but got bundled out for 183 — a mere addition of 45 runs while losing seven wickets. England had many such collapses this year — most coming against India!

England’s worst collapses this year

Collapse

From – to

Vs

Venue

38/8

74/2 to 112 all out

India

Ahmedabad (3)

1st inns

31/7

50/3 to 81 all out

India

Ahmedabad (3)

2nd inns

45/7

138/3 to 183 all out

India

Nottingham

49/6

372/4 to 421 all out

Sri Lanka

Galle

36/5

90/4 to 126/9

India

Chennai (2)

2nd inns

39/5

166/5 to 205 all out

India

Ahmedabad (4)

8 The number of consecutive innings in which England has failed to even reach 250 against India.

After scoring 578 in the first innings of the Chennai Test in February this year, England has managed scores of 178, 134, 164, 112, 81, 205, 135 and 183.

The West Indies also had eight consecutive innings under-250 against India between 2011 and 2016.

22.92 The bowling average of Indian pacers in Test matches since the start of 2018 — the lowest for any country during this period.

Best pace-bowling attacks in Tests since 2018 (Minimum 10 Tests)

Team

Matches

Wickets

Average

India

34

364

22.92

South Africa

27

362

24.02

New Zealand

25

369

24.75

Australia

27

334

25.66

England

43

480

26.05

West Indies

26

286

26.23

Pakistan

25

236

28.70

Sri Lanka

30

199

33.68

Zimbabwe

10

73

35.01

Bangladesh

20

73

48.36

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