Second test: Lord’s loss India’s first innings defeat under Kohli’s leadership
Stats highlights from India’s capitulation in the second Test at Lord’s:
41 Test matches since India faced an innings defeat with the last one coming at the Oval in 2014. This is the first innings defeat for India in 37 Tests under Virat Kohli’s captaincy. In terms of margin, it is India’s 11th biggest in terms of innings defeats.
494 Balls faced in this Test by India – 35.2 overs in the first innings and 47 overs in the second. It is the fifth lowest for them in a match where they were bowled out in each innings. The lowest remains 349 balls (58.1 overs) against England in Manchester in 1952.
Fewest balls batted by India in a Test
|Balls||Innings 1||Innings 2||Against||Venue||Season||Result|
2 This was the second instance of India losing their first wicket in each innings without any run on the board. The previous instance happened against Bangladesh in Chittagong in 2007 when Wasim Jaffer bagged a ‘Pair’. Murali Vijay became the sixth Indian opener to bag a ‘Pair’ after Pankaj Roy, Farokh Engineer, Wasim Jaffer, Virender Sehwag and Shikhar Dhawan.
4 Instances of two Indian batmen bagging ‘Pair’ in the same Test – Murali Vijay and Kuldeep Yadav. The other instances are Bishan Bedi and Bhagwat Chandrasekhar against England in Delhi in 1976, Maninder Singh and Dilip Doshi in Karachi in 1982 and Harbhajan Singh and Ashish Nehra in Port of Spain in 2002.
4 James Anderson became the fourth bowler to dismiss two opposition batsmen without scoring in each innings of a Test. Interestingly, this is the first time in his career he has dismissed a batsman for a ‘Pair’. Anderson emulated Bill O’Reilly (vs NZ, Wellington, 1946), Jim Laker (vs Aus, Manchester, 1956) and Dale Steyn (vs NZ, Centurion, 2007)while doing so.
103 wickets taken by James Anderson in 23 Tests at Lord’s – the first fast bowler to pick 100 wickets at a venue. He made his debut here in 2003 against Zimbabwe when he picked 5/73. Last season, he took his career-best figures of 7/42 against Windies also at the same venue. Overall, he is the second bowler to pick 100-plus wickets at a ground after Muttiah Muralitharan who did it at no less than three venues – 167 at Colombo SSC, 117 at his home ground in Kandy and 111 in Galle. Interestingly, Anderson has never won a Man of the Match award at Lord’s in 23 appearances.
Most wickets at a venue
|M Muralitharan||Colombo SSC||24||167||20.69||14||8/87|
99 Wickets taken by Anderson against India in 24 appearances – the most by a bowler in India-England Tests, surpassing 95 by Bhagwat Chandrasekhar in one Test lesser. Among all bowlers, only Muralitharan (105 wickets) has taken more against India in Test cricket. The next most for England bowlers are 62 each for Derek Underwood and Bob Willis in 20 and 17 Tests respectively.
Most wickets in Ind-Eng Tests
5 Chris Woakes became the fifth player to achieve the triple feat of scoring a century, taking a five-fer and taking ten wickets in a Test at Lord’s after Gubby Allen, Keith Miller, Ian Botham and Stuart Broad. The unbeaten 137 in the first innings was his maiden century in Test cricket in addition to his 6/70 and 5/32 (match figures of 11/102) against Pakistan two seasons ago at the same venue.
Century & 10-fer at Lord’s
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