India vs England: 5th Test, Day 3 – Statistical highlights

London: Statistical highlights of Day 3 of the fifth and final Test between Indian and England.

# Root has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the third time in Tests, all at home - the first two were against Sri Lanka and Australia at Lord`s this year.

# Broad`s splendid 37 off 21 balls is his highest Test score as number ten batsman, bettering the 33 vs Australia at Lord`s in 2013.

# Gautam Gambhir has produced his worst batting performance in a Test series when he has played atleast two Tests - his tally being 25 in four innings at an average of 6.25.

# India have recorded their third largest defeat in Tests - the largest being by an innings and 336 runs to the West Indies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 1958-59 and by an innings and 285 runs to England at Lord`s in 1974.

# India have lost seven Tests by an innings and 200 runs - four against England.

# India`s huge defeat at The Oval is the largest under Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s leadership.

# England`s excellent victory by an innings and 244 runs is their second largest over India, next only to an Innings and 285 runs` victory at Lord`s in 1974. In all, England have won 13 Tests by an innings margin against India, including three at The Oval.

# India have lost two consecutive Tests within three days by an innings margins.

# India have earned a dubious distinction by losing five consecutive overseas Test series - to England in 2011, to Australia in 2011-12, to South Africa in 2013-14, to New Zealand in 2013-14 and to England in 2014.

# England have recorded the series victory by winning the last three Tests despite trailing by 2-0 after the first two Tests - the second such instance in a five-Test series. Australia had lost the first two Tests but won the next three against England in Australia in 1936-37.

# Joe Root has posted his fifth Test hundred - all in England. His superb unbeaten 149 off 165 balls is his second century against India. He had scored 154 not out at Trent Bridge last month.

# Root, after the Oval Test, is averaging fifty-plus in his Test career - his aggregate being 1732 runs (ave. 50.94) in 22 Tests.

# Root`s series tally of 518 (ave.103.60) in seven innings, is his best ever performance in a Test series. The said aggregate is the second highest series aggregate by England`s number five or six in a Test series. Ian Bell had totalled 562 (ave.62.44) vs Australia in England last year.

# Three England batsmen have managed five hundreds or more before completing 24 - Alastair Cook (7), Len Hutton (5) and Root (5).

# Root and Jordan were involved in a stand of 82 - England`s highest eighth-wicket stand against India at The Oval.

# With 17 dismissals (all caught) in five Tests, Dhoni has equalled Matt Prior`s tally of 17 dismissals (16 catches + 1 stumping) in four Tests in 2011. Both now share a record for most dismissals in a Test series between England and India.

# Ishant Sharma has taken 29 wickets at 26.13 runs apiece in five Tests - the most by an Indian bowler in Tests in 2014.

# Ravichandran Ashwin (3/72) has recorded his best bowling performance away from home.

# Virat Kohli has failed to post a half-century in ten innings in succession - an unwanted feat achieved by him for the first time in Tests.

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