ENG v IND 2018: 5th Test, Day 1 - Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and facts from the first day of Fifth Test match between England and India at The Oval.

Alastair Cook played 71 runs knock in his final Test match at The Oval (Photo - BBC)

India ended the day one of the fifth Test match at The Oval on top as they took 6 wickets in the final session and reduced England to 198/7 at stumps.

England opted to bat first and openers gave a good start to their team by adding 60 runs for the first wicket, Alastair Cook and Moeen Ali too added 73 runs for the second wicket and at 133/1 England were looking good for a big score but after Cook's dismissal England collapsed and lost next 6 wickets for just 48 runs.

For India Ishant Sharma took 3 wickets, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja also bagged 2 wickets each. Alastair Cook played 71 runs knock in his final Test match of career. 

All the major stats and facts from the first day of Fifth Test match between England and India at The Oval :

1 - Alastair Cook's fifty was the first fifty by an opener in this series and it came after 30 completed innings - the most in a Test series. The previous most was 28 innings in Australia - West Indies's 1951/52 series. 

3 - Jonny Bairstow bagged his 3rd duck of this series - Only the third English player to bag 3 ducks against India in a Test series.

English players who bagged 3 ducks against India in a Test series -

Mike Smith in 1961/62 (India)

Ben Stokes in 2014 (England)

Jonny Bairstow in 2018 (England)

25 - Rishabh Pant has conceded 25 byes in this innings so far - only the third wicketkeeper to concede 25 or more byes more than once. 

Conceding 25 plus byes in a Test innings most times -

Matt Prior (ENG) - 3

Rishabh Pant (IND) - 2

Godfrey Evans (ENG) - 2

30 - Alastair Cook made his 30th Test appearance against India - the most by any player in the world. Cook surpassed Ricky Ponting's tally of 29 Test matches.

167 - Moeen Ali completed his fifty in 167 balls which is also his slowest fifty of Test career. 

1070 - Runs scored by Alastair Cook at Kennington Oval in London - Cook became the third player to score 1000 or more Test runs at this venue after Len Hutton (1521) and Graham Gooch (1097).


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 08 Sep, 2018

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