Eng vs Ind 2nd Test Stats review: Glory for captain Kohli, batting masterclass from Shami and more

England's batting totally collapsed while chasing a big total in 4th innings and eventually lost the match by a huge margin of 151 runs.

Sudharshan SridharanAuthor

Updated - 17 August 2021 11:41 AM

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Despite trailing in the 2nd innings against England, Team India went on to post a much competitive total on board with the help of Cheteshwar Pujara - Ajinkya Rahane partnership and also with the help of much important contribution from Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah on the final day of the Test match. Meanwhile, England's batting totally collapsed while chasing a big total in 4th innings and eventually lost the match by a huge margin of 151 runs. India ended up winning a Test match in the England, Lords Ground for 3rd time overall. Mohammad Siraj ended up being the key bowler against England by picking up 8 wickets in the match.

Stats and numbers from Day-4 & 5 of Eng vs Ind 2nd Test match:

100 - Pujara & Rahane recorded their maiden 100+ run Test partnership outside Asia.

Highest Partnership between Rahane & Pujara in Test Cricket

217 vs SL in Colombo (SSC), 2017
141 vs NZ in Kolkata, 2016
137 vs SL in Galle, 2017
118 vs Aus in Bengaluru, 2017
100 vs Eng in Lords, 2021

206 - Cheteshwar Pujara faced 206 balls on the 4th Day of the Test match.

Most balls faced by an Indian batsman in an innings when their score is less than 50 :

Manoj Prabhakar - 220 balls vs NZ in 1995
Shivlal Yadav - 213 balls vs NZ in 1981
Sanjay Manjrekar - 209 balls vs SA in 1993
Cheteshwar Pujara - 206 balls vs Eng in 2021
Dilip Vengsarkar - 203 balls vs Aus in 1978

3000 - Virat Kohli completed 3000 Test runs in SENA countries alone.

Most runs by an Indian batsman in Tests in SENA Countries :

Sachin Tendulkar - 5387
Rahul Dravid - 3909
Virat Kohli - 3008

1 - This is the first instance of England losing a Test match despite Joe Root scoring a century. Joe Root has smashed 22 Test Centuries in his career out of which, England has won 16 of them, while 5 of them ended in a draw.

2 - Mohammed Shami became only the 2nd Indian batsman after Bhuvneshwar Kumar to smash more than one fifty-plus score in Test Cricket while batting at number 9 (or) lower position in England.

89 - Mohammed Shami & Jasprit Bumrah had an 89-run partnership for the 9th wicket during the 3rd innings of the game.

Highest 9th (or) 10th wkt partnership for Ind in Tests in SENA countries :

Bhuvneshwar Kumar-Mohammed Shami: 111 in Nottingham, 2014
Syed Kirmani-Shivlal Yadav: 105 in Auckland, 1981
Sunil Gavaskar-Shivlal Yadav: 94 in Adelaide, 1985
Jasprit Bumrah-Mohammed Shami: 89* in Lord's, 2021

3 - Mohammed Shami became only the 3rd Indian batsman to score 50+ in England, at Lord's while batting at number 9 position (or) below.

Indian Players to score 50+ in England, at Lord's while batting at 9 (or) below :

L Amar Singh - 51 vs Eng, 1932
Bhuvneshwar Kumar - 52 vs Eng, 2014
Mohammed Shami - 56* vs Eng, 2021

4 - Sam Curran became 4th English batsman to register a King Pair in Test Cricket.

England players with King pair in Test match:

William Attewell vs Aus in 1892
Ernie Haynes vs SA in 1906
James Anderson vs Ind in 2016
Sam Curran vs Ind in 2021

5 - Virat Kohli has won 5 Test matches as captain in SENA Conditions which remains to be most for an Asian player.

Most Test wins for an Asian Captain in SENA Conditions :

Virat Kohli - 5
Javed Miandad - 4
Wasim Akram - 4

6 - Both Dominic Sibley and Rory Burns were dismissed for a duck in the Test innings. This has been only the 6th instance where both English openers getting out for a duck in a Test innings.

Both England openers getting dismissed for duck in Test inns:

H.Sutcliffe & E.Paynter vs NZ, 1933
M.Denness & D.Amiss vs Pak, 1973
D.Randall & G.Boycott vs Aus, 1979
G.Gooch & T.Robinson vs WI, 1986
M.Trescothick & A.Strauss vs Pak, 2005
D.Sibley & R.Burns vs Ind, 2021

5 -
Rory Burns has recorded 5 Test ducks in the year 2021 alone.

Most ducks for an English batsman in a calendar year in Test Cricket (Batting at no.1-7):

Mike Atherton - 5 in 1998
Mark Butcher - 5 in 1998
Jonny Bairstow - 5 in 2018
Rory Burns - 5 in 2021

9 -
Virat Kohli has won 9 Test matches as captain against England in Test Cricket which is the most for an Indian captain against any particular opponent.

Most Test matches won against England as Captain :

Viv Richards - 13
Allan Border - 13
Don Bradman - 11
Clive Lloyd - 11
Virat Kohli - 9
Mark Taylor - 9

311 - Ishant Sharma has picked 311 wickets in Test Cricket overall, which is joint-most with the former legendary Indian bowler Zaheer Khan (311).

Most wickets for India in Test Cricket :

Anil Kumble - 619
Kapil Dev - 434
Harbhajan Singh - 417
Ravichandran Ashwin - 413
Zaheer Khan - 311
Ishant Sharma - 311

37 - Virat Kohli has won 37 matches as captain in Test Cricket and surpassed the record of great batsman Clive Lloyd.

Most Test matches won as captain :

Graeme Smith - 53 (109 matches)
Ricky Ponting - 48 (77 matches)
Steve Waugh - 41 (57 matches)
Virat Kohli - 37 (63 matches)
Clive Lloyd- 36 (74 matches)


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