India ended up dominating the day-3 of the 3rd Test match after getting hammered by England team for the first two days. Initially, India wrapped up the England innings very quickly by taking the last 2 wickets and at the end of the day posted a very good total of 215/2. Rohit Sharma batted very well and scored 59 runs but trapped LBW in the third session. Pujara and Kohli played beautifully and countered the English bowling attack brilliantly, ensuring India stood tall on day-3 of the Test match. Pujara's different approach of playing at a good strike rate has helped him get his form back and he is on a way to smash a century in Test Cricket after Jan 2019.
Numbers and Stats from Day-3 of 3rd Test match between Eng vs Ind :
62 - Rohit Sharma has smashed 62 sixes in Test Cricket.
Most Sixes by an Indian Player in Test Cricket
Virender Sehwag - 90
MS Dhoni - 78
Sachin Tendulkar - 69
Rohit Sharma - 62
Kapil Dev - 61
91 - Cheteshwar Pujara during his knock of 91* vs Eng has recorded his highest score in the World Test Championship. His previous best score in World Test Championship was 81 vs SA in Vishakapatnam, 2019.
5 - Both Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma have recorded their 5th fifty-plus score in Test Cricket in the year 2021.
Most fifty-plus score in Test Cricket in the year 2021 :
Joe Root - 7
Lahiru Thirimanne - 6
Rohit Sharma - 5
Cheteshwar Pujara - 5
Dimuth Karunaratne - 5
Rishabh Pant - 5
500 - Rohit Sharma has faced more than 500 balls in a Test series for the 3rd time.
Rohit Sharma facing most balls in a Test series:
683 balls vs SA in 2019
595 balls vs Eng in 2021 (In Feb/Mar)
583 balls vs Eng in 2021 (In the ongoing series)
330 - James Anderson has bowled 330 maiden overs against India in Test Cricket which remains to be the most for any bowler.
Most maiden overs bowled vs India in Test Cricket :
James Anderson - 330
Derek Underwood - 322
Lance Gibbs - 284