At stumps on day 3 of the fourth and final Test between England and Pakistan at Kennington Oval (London), England is in huge trouble. Pakistan began the day on their overnight score 340/6 and made 542 before being bundled out in their second innings. Pakistan earned 214 runs lead over England.
At the stumps of day 3, England was batting on 88/4. The hosts England are still trailing by 126 runs at the end of the day.
Brief Scores: England – 328 (Moeen Ali 108, Jonny Bairstow 55, Sohail Khan 5/68) & 88/4 (Joe Root 39, Jonny Bairstow 14*, Yasir Shah 3/15)
Pakistan – 542 (Younis Khan 218, Asad Shafiq 109, Chris Woakes 3/82)
Here are some statistical highlights of the day 3 of 4th Test:
- Pakistan batsman Younis Khan hit an outstanding double century during Pakistan’s first innings in this Test and scored 218 runs before getting out. Here are some interesting stats for his outstanding double-century:
i) It was the 9th double-century by a Pakistan batsman against England in Test history. Also, it was the 7th double-century by a Pakistan batsman in a Test match on England soil and 3rd double-century by a Pakistan batsman in Test at Kennington Oval.
ii) Younis Khan’s 218 runs were the 6th highest score by a Pakistan batsman against England in a Test innings and 4th highest score by a Pakistan batsman in a Test innings in English soil.
iii) This double-century was Younis Khan’s 6th double century in his Test career, which was the jointly most no. of double-century hit by a Pakistan batsman in Test cricket history. Legendary Pakistan batsman Javed Miandad had also hit 6 double-centuries in his Test career.
iv) Also, this double-century was Younis Khan’s 4th double-century in his Test career at opponents’ home grounds (excluding UAE) which was most by a Pakistan batsman. Former Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf is currently at the second position in this list who had hit 3 double-centuries at opponents’ home grounds (excluding UAE).
v) Also, Younis Khan becomes a joint second most double-century scorer in opponents’ home grounds along with former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara (4 double-centuries in opponents’ home grounds). Don Bradman (Australia), Wally Hammond (England) and Brian Lara (West Indies) are leading in this table with 5 double-centuries each in opponents’ home grounds.
- Pakistan batsmen Younis Khan and Mohammad Amir put on a 97 run partnership for the 9th wicket in Pakistan’s first innings of this Test match. It was Pakistan’s second highest 9th wicket Test partnership in English soil and also Pakistan’s fourth highest 9th wicket Test partnership against England.
- Pakistan lower-order batsman (no.10) Mohammad Amir remained unbeaten on 39 runs in the Pakistan’s first innings of this Test. It was Amir’s highest score in a Test innings. Amir’s previous highest score in a Test innings was 30 not out against Australia in Hobart in 2010.
Also, Amir’s this unbeaten 39-runs innings was the jointly fourth highest score in a Test innings by a no.10 or lower Pakistan batsman against England.
- Pakistan bowled out for 542 runs in their 1st innings. It was Pakistan’s third highest total in a Test innings on this ground (Kennington Oval) and 4th highest total in a Test innings in English soil.
Also, it was Pakistan’s 6th highest total in a Test innings against England.
- During Pakistan’s 542-runs innings, 4 Pakistan batsmen scored 40+ runs (Azhar Ali 49, Asad Shafiq 109, Younis Khan 218 and Sarfraz Ahmed 44). It was the 9th time that 4 or more Pakistan batsmen scored 40+ runs in a Test innings in the English soil.
- After bowled out for 542 runs in their 1st innings, Pakistan took a huge 1st innings lead of 214 runs over England. It was Pakistan’s fifth largest 1st innings lead over England in English soil. It was Pakistan’s sixth time 200+ 1st innings lead over England in the English soil.
Also, this 214-runs lead was Pakistan’s 3rd largest first innings lead over England in the English soil after batting 2nd.