England vs India 3rd Test Day 1 & 2 Stats review: Skipper Joe Root creates many records & much more

With another century in the third Test, Joe Root has most centuries for England in all three formats of the game.

Sudharshan SridharanAuthor

Updated - 27 August 2021 02:20 PM


So far England has dominated the 3rd Test match against India with both bat and as well as with the ball. Other than winning the toss nothing has went in favour of Team India so far. India batting first were bundled out for paltry 78 runs. England  in reply posted a total of 423/8 at the end of day 2 with the help of Joe Root's scintillating century and fifty-plus scores from Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns and Dawid Malan. With England having a himalayan lead in their kitty they would expect to wrap up this game as soon as possible by an innings margin. Joe Root who smashed 3 centuries in the 3 Test matches against India has created lot of records with his bat.

Let us have a look at some of the numbers and stats from first two days of Eng vs Ind 3rd Test match:

10: James Anderson dismissed Cheteshwar Pujara for the 10th time in Test cricket and he has dismissed Virat Kohli for the 10th time in international cricket.

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

Peter Siddle - 11 times
Cheteshwar Pujara - 10 times
Sachin Tendulkar - 9 times
Michael Clarke - 9 times
David Warner - 9 times
Azhar Ali - 9 times

Bowlers to dismiss Virat Kohli most times in international cricket :

James Anderson - 10 times
Tim Southee - 10 times

Bowlers to dismiss Virat Kohli most times in Test cricket:

James Anderson - 7 times
Nathan Lyon - 7 times

78: India recorded 4th lowest total at Headingley, Leeds

Lowest Test total by visiting team in Headingley, Leeds Ground:

WI - 61 in 2000
NZ - 67 in 1958
SA - 75 in 1907
Ind - 78 in 2021

3: Since 2017, only for the 3rd time an England opening pair had a 100+ run partnership in Test cricket.

100+ run opening partnership for England in Tests since 2017:

Zak Crawley & Dom Sibley - 107 vs SA, 2020
Rory Burns & Dom Sibley - 114 vs WI, 2020
Haseeb Hameed & Rory Burns - 135 vs Ind, 2021

6: Joe Root became only the 3rd English batsman to record 6 Test centuries in a calendar year.

Most Test centuries for England batsman in a calendar year:

Denis Compton - 6 in 1947
Michael Vaughan - 6 in 2002
Joe Root - 6 in 2021

4: All top-4 batsman of England team smashed 50+ against India in their first innings during the 3rd Test match. This remains to be the first instance of number 1 to 4 England batsmen smashing 50-plus in a Test innings since 2014.

4: Joe Root has smashed 4 centuries against India in this calendar year.

Most Test centuries against India in a calendar year:

Everton Weekes - 4 in 1948
Clive Lloyd - 4 in 1983
Aravinda de Silva - 4 in 1997
Shivnarine Chanderpaul - 4 in 2002
Hashim Amla - 4 in 2010
Joe Root - 4 in 2021

6: Jasprit Bumrah has dismissed Joe Root for the 6th time in Test cricket which is most for an Indian bowler

Bowlers to dismiss Joe Root most times in Test cricket:

Nathan Lyon - 7 times
Josh Hazlewood - 7 times
Pat Cummins - 7 times
Jasprit Bumrah - 6 times

8: Joe Root has smashed most centuries (8) in India-England Test Series now.

Most centuries in India-England Test series:

Joe Root - 8
Rahul Dravid - 7
Sachin Tendulkar - 7
Alastair Cook - 7
Mohammad Azharuddin - 6
Kevin Pietersen - 6

39: Joe Root has most centuries(39) for England across all 3 formats now.

1398: Joe Root has smashed 1398 runs in Test cricket as captain in the year 2021 alone. By doing so he has surpassed the record of Alastair Cook who has smashed 1364 runs in Tests as captain in the year 2015.

Most runs as captain in Test cricket in a calendar year:

Greame Smith - 1656 in 2008
Michael Clarke - 1595 in 2012
Ricky Ponting - 1544 in 2005
Joe Root - 1398 in 2021
Bob Simpson - 1381 in 1964


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