England lower middle-order batsmen resisted well to put themselves on top at the end of day three of the fourth Test against India in Southampton. We’ve compiled the statistical highlights of the particular day as well.
Meanwhile, India started on a real high on the morning session. They send four England batsmen back to the hut to take an early grip in the match. But the hosts started to fight back with skipper Joe Root trying to steady the ship.
However, a brilliant inswinger from Mohammed Shami on the first ball after the lunch rattled Jonny Bairstow’s timber. Shami backed it up with an outstanding effort on the field to send England skipper back to the pavilion as Root failed short of the ground at Southampton. India kept coming back as the home team tried to put their head back in the game.
Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler then revived the innings followed by Buttler sharing an important partnership with Sam Curran. Curran’s growth as a player in this series has been a real find for the hosts this season. However, Mohammed Shami came back again in the last over to send Adil Rashid back in the hut as the umpires called for the day.
Here are the statistical highlights from day three of the fourth Test between England and India at Southampton:
Rishabh Pant (30) is now second in the list most byes conceded in a Test for India. Dinesh Karthik (47) leads the chart in a Test against Pakistan in 2007 at Bengaluru.
Sam Curran (235) now has most runs against India in a series batting at No. 8 or below.
Keaton Jennings (22.65) has the lowest career average for openers scoring a 100 on Test debut.
KL Rahul (11) is third in the list of most catches by an Indian fielder in a series. Rahul Dravid (13) leads the chart while Eknath Solkar (12) is in the 2nd spot.
The current opening partnership between Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings is the second most consecutive opening stands (37) for England without a 100+ partnership.