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At stumps on day 4 of the fourth Test between India and England at Mumbai, India is on the verge of a victory in this Test. India began the day on an overnight score of 451/7 and make a mammoth 631 before they were bowled out. At the end of the first innings, India took a big 231-runs lead over England.
In the second innings, England batsmen mostly struggled against Indian bowlers on the day. At the stumps on day 4, England are 182/6 and they are still behind 49 runs.
Brief Scores: England – 400 (Keaton Jennings 112, Jos Buttler 76, Ravichandran Ashwin 6/112) & 182/6 (Joe Root 77, Jonny Bairstow 50*, Ravichandran Ashwin 2/49)
India – 631 (Virat Kohli 235, Murali Vijay 136, Adil Rashid 4/176)
Here are some statistical highlights of day 4 of the 4th Test:
- Today Indian skipper Virat Kohli hit a splendid double-hundred. Kohli scored 235 runs before getting out. It was Kohli’s 3rd double century in his Test career and all of them were made in 2016. Some important stats of Kohli’s this innings are as follow:
i) Kohli became the highest individual run scorer in an innings as an Indian Test captain. The previous highest score in an innings by an Indian Test captain was 224 by MS Dhoni (against Australia at Chennai in 2013).
ii) Kohli became the third Test captain to hit 3 or more Test double centuries in a calendar year. Before Kohli, former Australian captain Michael Clarke (4 Test double centuries in 2012) and former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum (3 Test double centuries in 2014) had achieved this feat.
iii) Kohli became 10th Test captain to hit 3 or more Test double centuries during their captaincy career.
iv) Kohli became 5th Indian batsman to hit 3 or more Test double centuries in Test cricket.
v) Kohli also became the 1st Indian cricketer to hit 3 Test double centuries in a calendar year.
vi) Kohli’s incredible 235-runs innings was the highest individual Test score in an innings by an Indian batsman at Wankhede Stadium. Previous best was 224 by Vinod Kambli against England in 1993.
vii) Also, Kohli became the second highest individual Test scorer in an innings at Wankhede Stadium. The highest individual Test score (in an innings) at this ground is 242* by Clive Lloyd (West Indies) against India at 1975.
viii) Also Kohli became India’s highest individual scorer in a Test innings against England. The previous record holder was Vinod Kambli (224 at Wankhede Stadium in 1993).
- Indian batsmen Virat Kohli and Jayant Yadav put on a brilliant 241 runs partnership for the 8th wicket which is new highest 8th wicket Test partnership for India. The previous best was 161 runs between Mohammad Azharuddin and Anil Kumble (against South Africa at Kolkata in 1996)
- No.9 Indian batsman Jayant Yadav scored a brilliant century on the day as he scored 104 runs before getting out. Jayant Yadav became the first Indian no.9 or lower batsman to hit a century in international cricket.
- India made 631 runs in their first innings before getting all out. It was India’s second highest total in a Test innings against England. India’s highest total in a Test innings against England is 664 at The Oval in 2007.
- After scoring a brilliant century in the first innings, England’s debutant opening batsman Keaton Jennings scored a duck in the second innings of this Test. Jennings became the first England batsman and 4th overall batsman to score a century and a duck on their debutant Test match.
- Total 362 runs were scored on the 4th day of this Test. It was the second highest total on the 4th day of a Test match in India. The highest total score on the 4th day of a Test match in India was 369 in match between India and Pakistan at Kolkata in 2005.