Statistical Review: West Indies vs India – Day 3 of the first Test
After the end of day 3 of the 1st Test between West Indies and India at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium (North Sound, Antigua), West Indies are in big trouble as they are fighting to save the Test match. Coming to bat on the overnight score 31/1, West Indies have bundled out for 243 runs in their first innings. In the first innings, the visitors India took a huge 323 runs lead and forced the home team for follow-on.
At the stump of day 3, West Indies are batting on 21/1 in their 2nd innings.
Brief Scores: India – 566/8 decl. (Virat Kohli 200, Ravichandran Ashwin 113, Kraigg Brathwaite 3/65)
West Indies – 243 (Kraigg Brathwaite 74, Shane Dowrich 57*, Umesh Yadav 4/41) & 21/1 (Darren Bravo 10*, Rajendra Chandrika 9*, Ishant Sharma 1/3)
Here are some statistical highlights are given below of the day 3 of 1st Test:
- Indian pacer Mohammed Shami picked up 4 wickets during the WI’s first innings. After taking his 3rd wicket, Shami completed his 50th Test wickets in 13th Test match. Shami is the joint fastest Indian pacer to complete 50 Test wickets. Former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad also took 13 Tests to complete his first 50 Test wickets.
- During the WI’s first innings, Indian wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha was involved in 6 dismissals, which is the joint most number of dismissals in a Test innings by an Indian wicket-keeper. Syed Kirmani (against New Zealand at Christchurch in 1976) and MS Dhoni (against New Zealand at Wellington in 2009) are also involved in 6 dismissals one time.
Out of 6 dismissals of Wriddhiman Saha, 5 of them were catches taken (and other one came from stumpings) by him. It was also the joint second most catches taken by an Indian wicket-keeper in a Test innings. It was the 9th time when an Indian wicket-keeper took minimum 5 catches in a Test innings. MS Dhoni took 6 catches (against New Zealand at Wellington in 2009) in a Test innings, which is the highest catches taken by an Indian wicket-keeper in a Test innings.
- Indian pacers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami bowled brilliantly during West Indies’ first innings as they both took 4 wickets each in that innings. Umesh ended with figure of 18-8-41-4 while Shami ended with the figure of 20-4-66-4. Umesh’s figure (4/41) are the 4th best figure and Shami’s figure (4/66) are the 6th best figure in a Test innings on this ground. Also, Umesh’s figure are the 2nd best by a visiting bowler on this ground (in a Test innings) while Shami’s figure was the 4th best by a visiting bowler on this ground (in a Test innings).
- At the end of the 1st innings, India took lead 323 runs and forced the home team West Indies to follow-on. Last time West Indies were asked to follow-on in a home Test was in 2006 and that was also against India. It was West Indies’ 3rd follow-on in home Test against India and 8th follow-on in home Test against all teams. However, India has never won by an innings against West Indies in West Indies before this match. Before this Test match, both Tests were drawn at the end when India had forced to hosts West Indies for follow-on.
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