Eng vs Ind 4th Test Day-1 Stats Review: Shardul Thakur records fastest Test fifty on England soil and much more

Shardul Thakur became the 6th Indian to smash a fifty-plus score in Test Cricket on both English & Australian soil, while batting at number 8 to 11 position.

Sudharshan Sridharan Author

Updated - 3 September 2021 1:39 pm

After winning the toss in the 4th Test, England invited India to bat and ensured Indian batting order collapsed on the 1st Day itself. Kohli's 50 and Shardul Thakur's sparkling 57 (36) helped India post a fighting total of 191 runs on the board. England lost 3 early wickets in the latter half of 3rd session, with the game evenly poised after Umesh Yadav got the prized wicket of Joe Root.

Let us have a look at some of the stats and numbers from Day-1 of 4th Test match between England and India:

11 - Joe Root has won 11 tosses as captain in Test Cricket against India.

Most tosses won in Test Cricket as Captain against India:

Joe Root - 11
Clive Lloyd - 10
Imran Khan / Graeme Smith - 9
Alastair Cook - 8

11 - James Anderson dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara for the 11th time in Test Cricket.

Batsman to be dismissed most times by James Anderson in Test Cricket :

Cheteshwar Pujara (11 times)
Peter Siddle (11 times)

Bowlers to dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara most times in Test Cricket:

James Anderson (11 times)
Nathan Lyon (10 times)
Pat Cummins (7 times)

31 - Shardul Thakur recorded the 2nd fastest fifty for an Indian batsman and also, his 31 ball fifty is the fastest Test fifty for any batsman on England soil.

Fastest Test fifty by an Indian player:

Kapil Dev - 30 balls vs Pak, 1982
Shardul Thakur - 31 balls vs Eng, 2021
Virender Sehwag - 32 balls vs Eng, 2008

Fastest Test fifty on England Soil :

Shardul Thakur - 31 balls vs Eng, 2021
Ian Botham - 32 balls vs NZ, 1986

13 - Virat Kohli, who achieved the milestone of 23000 runs in international cricket, has smashed 13 fifty-plus scores in Tests as captain against England.

Most fifty-plus scores as captain against England in Test Cricket:

Allan Border - 17
Don Bradman - 16
Graeme Smith - 14
Virat Kohli - 13

6 - Shardul Thakur became the 6th Indian to smash a fifty-plus score in Test Cricket on both English & Australian soil while batting at number 8 to 11 position.

Six Indian players to achieve the above feat :

Kiran More
Manoj Prabhakar
Anil Kumble
Harbhajan Singh
Ravindra Jadeja
Shardul Thakur

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