It’s advantage England at the end of Day 4 of the ongoing second against India. The game was perfectly poised at stumps on the third day. However, a brilliant bowling effort saw the Three Lions gaining the command. The likes of Mark Wood and Moeen Ali made the red cherry talk and pushed Team India on the back foot. At stumps on a penultimate day, the visitors were 181/6, having a lead of 154 runs.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from the England vs India 2nd Test Day 4.
2018 – This was the first half-century stand between Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane since the 87 they scored against Australia at Adelaide in December 2018.
100 – This is the first century-run partnership between Pujara and Rahane outside Asia. Overall, it was the fifth instance of the duo adding 100 runs in a Test inning.
8000 – Ajinkya Rahane completed 8000 runs in international cricket. Overall, he became the 16th Indian batsman to achieve the feat.
8 – Rahane also became the eighth Indian batter to complete 2000 Test runs in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia) countries.
1990 – Virat Kohli is the first Indian captain to score 50+ runs in a Lord’s Test match (both innings total) since Mohammad Azharuddin in 1990.
175 – Pujara and Rahane took 175 balls to add 50 runs for the fourth wicket. In the last 20 years, there has been only one slower 50-run stand for India. Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin took 246 balls to reach the 50-run stand at Sydney earlier this year.
206 – Cheteshwar Pujara took 206 balls to score 45 in this innings. These are the most number of balls faced by him without scoring a half-century in a Test inning. In 2020, he made a 160-ball 43 against Australia in Adelaide.
300 – Moeen Ali became the third England spinner to complete 300 wickets in international cricket. Graeme Swann (410) and Derek Underwood (329) are the other two holding the feat.