Day 1 of the fourth Test between England and India saw some exciting action between the bat and the ball. With the Kennington Oval pitch providing swing and carry, fast bowlers, enjoyed a gala time. However, a couple of brilliant knocks also entertained the fans thoroughly. Meanwhile, England somewhat hold the upper hand at stumps on Day 1. After bundling India out for 191, they finished the day at 53/3, trailing by 138 runs.
Meanwhile, here are the important stats and numbers from the England vs India 4th Test Day 1
9 – Virat Kohli has now lost nine tosses in 10 Tests in England as captain.
23,000 – Virat Kohli became the fastest batsman to complete 23,000 international runs, achieving the feat in 490 innings. He surpassed his former teammate Sachin Tendulkar (522).
7 – This was Virat Kohli’s seventh Test score of over 50 in England as captain, most for any Indian. He overtook MS Dhoni to get the feat.
2 – Shardul Thakur smashed the second-fastest fifty for India in Test matches (31 balls). Kapil Dev recorded a 30-ball half-century against Pakistan in 1982.
3 – Thakur also smashed the third-fastest fifty against India in Test matches. Only West Indies’ Foffie Williams (28 balls) and New Zealand’s Tim Southee (29) are ahead of him on this list.
2 –Shardul’s strike rate of 158.33 is the second-highest for any Indian batter scoring over 50 in a Test innings. Thakur is also behind Kapil Dev (161.81) on this list.
11 – James Anderson dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara for the 11th time in Test matches, most for any bowler.
7 – Jasprit Bumrah recorded his seventh duck in Test matches this year, most for any player.
3 – This was only the third instance of Ravindra Jadeja batting at number five or higher in Test matches. Notably, the all-rounder is standing in his 56th game in the format.