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India vs England: Statistical highlights on day three of the second Test

Ashwin became the first bowler to complete 50 wickets in two consecutive calendar years.

India vs England: Statistical highlights on day three of the second Test

Visakhapatnam: The statistical highlights on day three of the second Test between India and England here on Saturday.

Jonny Bairstow's splendid 53 in the current Test is his first fifty vs India in Tests - his 12th overall.

Just three wicketkeepers have amassed 1000 runs or more apart from averaging fifty-plus in Tests - Abraham de Villiers (57.41) and Andy Flower (53.70) and Jonny Bairstow (52.92).

Bairstow has become the first batsman to amass 1200 runs or more in Tests this year - his tally being 1217 (ave.64.05) in 14 Tests. He is the tenth England batsman to aggregate 1200 runs or more in Tests in a calendar year.

Bairstow has posted nine fifty-plus innings (3 centuries + 6 fifties) in 22 innings this year, equalling the record for most such innings by a wicketkeeper in a calendar year. South Africa's Abraham de Villiers had posted four hundreds and five fifties in 13 innings in 2013.

Bairstow has amassed 1429 runs (ave.52.92), including three hundreds and seven fifties, in 18 Tests.

Bairstow is one of the three wicketkeepers to have scored 1,000 runs or more apart from averaging 50-plus - 1429 (ave.52.92) in 18 Tests. His brilliant average is the third highest next only to the 57.41 by Abraham de Villiers and Andy Flower (53.70).

Ben Stokes has managed 723 runs at an average of 60.25, including two hundreds and three fifties, in twelve innings - the highest by a number six batsman in Tests in 2016.

Ravichandran Ashwin's superb figures of five for 67 are his first instance of a five-wicket haul against England in eight Tests - the 22nd in Tests. Only three Indian bowlers have bagged more five-wicket hauls - Anil Kumble (35), Harbhajan Singh (25) and Kapil Dev (23).

Ashwin became the first bowler to complete 50 wickets in two consecutive calendar years - 62 at 17.20 runs apiece in 9 Tests in 2015 and 52 at 22.51 runs apiece in 9 Tests in 2016. Ashwin was the top wicket-taker in Tests last year.

Ashwin, with four instances of a fifty and five wickets in an innings in the same Test match, has equalled Kapil Dev's Indian record.

Bairstow, with 60 catches this year, has become the second wicketkeeper to take 60 catches or more in a calendar year in Tests - the first being South Africa's Mark Boucher - 65 in 13 Tests in 1998.

Virat Kohli's tally of 223 runs is the highest by an Indian captain in a Test match vs England.

With 200 runs or more in a Test match as captain against four opponents, Kohli remains the only one to do so four times.

James Anderson has registered his 20th duck in Tests. Among the England players, only Steve Harmison has recorded more ducks - 20 for England and 1 for ICC World XI.

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