England vs India 2018, 1st Test, Day 3 – Statistical Highlights
India ended Day 3 with 110 for the loss of five wickets. Thus, the visitors need an another 84 runs more to win whereas the hosts are five wickets away from the win. Sportzwiki brings you the Statistical Highlights of Day 3.
Indian bowlers, as well as slip fielders, dominated the first session of the day. The tourists scalped five wickets in the opening session to stamp their authority in the game. England was 87-7 and India was looking good to wrap the host’s innings.
However, a valiant 65-ball 63 from 20-year old Sam Curran kept England in the hunt. Therefore, the Surrey youngster has already left a mark with the bat as well as the ball.
India knew that a target of 194 was never going to be a cakewalk for them and as it turned out, it wasn’t to be. Virat Kohli who cannot put a foot wrong in the first match is unbeaten on 43 with Dinesh Karthik accompanying him with 18 runs. Thus, both the right-handed pair has added 32 runs for the sixth wicket.
Meanwhile, India is heavily reliant on the shoulders of Virat Kohli. Therefore, England will know that the only man standing them and the win is, Virat Kohli. Subsequently, the hosts must look to dismiss Kohli, especially in the first 20-30 minutes. Let’s take on the journey of Statistical Highlights of Day 3.
Here are the Statistical Highlights of Day 3:
Ravichandran Ashwin has scalped 200 wickets under the leadership of Virat Kohli. This is the most number of wickets for any Indian bowler under any captain.
India has taken all the 20 wickets in the last seven away matches. Thus, Indian bowling battery has shown an upward swing in their improvement graph
Ishant Sharma is the seventh leading wicket-taker for India. With 244 victims under his belt, the lanky fast bowler went past former spinner Bishan Singh Bedi’s tally.
Ishant Sharma has taken seven five-fers while playing outside India, which is the third highest for any Indian pacer in red ball version.
Ravichandran scalped seven wickets for 121 runs. Therefore, it is Ashwin’s best figures while playing outside Asia.
Sam Curran is the fourth youngest England batsman to score a fifty. The southpaw batsman joined the likes of Denis Compton, Jack Crawford, and Haseeb Hammed.
Ishant Sharma became the third Indian bowler after Kapil Dev and Chetan Sharma to scalp a five-wicket haul in Edgbaston.
Sam Curran is the youngest English player to score a fifty and take a four-wicket haul in a Test match.
Ishant Sharma has now scalped 53 wickets while playing against England, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia since January 2014. This is the most number of wickets for any pacer while playing away from home.
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