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Numbers game: Kohli's showing third worst by an Indian at No 4!

Last updated on: August 20, 2014 17:30 IST

Numbers game: Kohli's showing third worst by an Indian at No 4!

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Rajneesh Gupta

England bundled out India for a paltry 94 to win the fifth Test by a crushing margin of an innings and 244 runs inside three days on Sunday and clinch the five-Test series 3-1.

India capitulated inside 30 overs in the second innings at the Oval in another feeble batting display and lost their third consecutive Test series against England.

Rajneesh Gupta presents some shocking numbers from the debacle in the England Test series.

13.4 Virat Kohli's average in the series -- the third worst by an Indian batsman at No. 4, comprising five or more innings in a Test series. Only Chandu Borde (10.00 v England in 1967) and Gundappa Viswanath (11.71 v England in 1976-77) performed worse.

4.75 Kohli’s average against England fast bowler James Anderson in the recently-concluded Test series. Of the 50 balls he faced from Anderson, Kohli scored only 19 runs and was dismissed four times by him.

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Image: Virat Kohli
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

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11 Indian batsmen recorded a duck in the series

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11 Number of Indian batsmen who recorded a duck in the series. In comparison, only two English batsmen suffered this misfortune.

6 Number of ducks in India’s first innings in the third Test at Manchester. Only thrice before in the history of Test cricket, had a side lost six batsmen out for duck in an innings. India shares this dubious distinction with Pakistan, South Africa and Bangladesh.

0 Number of Indian batsmen who reached double-digits in both innings of the Oval Test.

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Image: Cheteshwar Pujara of India is bowled by Stuart Broad
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15 times India capitulated in a Test inside three days

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15 Number of times India have capitulated in a Test inside three days. Seven of those have come against England -- including twice in this series, that too in back-to-back Tests at Manchester and the Oval, which they lost by an innings margin!

89.4 Number of overs in which India were bundled out twice in the Manchester Test. They followed it up by getting dismissed twice in 90.3 overs at The Oval -- which is like getting out twice in a day's play in back-to-back Tests!

29.2 Number of overs India’s second innings at The Oval lasted -- their sixth shortest innings in terms of overs.

6 Number of wickets lost by India in four consecutive innings with 66 or less on the board!

5 Number of times the Indian innings folded for 200 or less. England did not suffer this ignominy even once.

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Image: Gautam Gambhir is run out by Chris Woakes of England
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India won only two Tests overseas since winning the 50-overs World Cup in 2011

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1 The Oval Test was the first to start on August 15, which is also celebrated as India's independence Day. Unfortunately, it didn't go to script for the team which suffered its third biggest defeat in Test cricket on the historic occasion.

2 Number of Tests won by India outside India since winning the 50-overs World Cup in 2011. They have lost 13 matches during this period.

21.90 India’s average opening partnership in the series, which was worse than the 10th wicket partnership that contributed 25.77 in the series.

5 Number of run-outs by England fielders in the series, while the Indians managed only one.

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Image: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Photographs: Paul Gilham/Getty Images

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Ishant bowled 19 no-balls in the series; England only eight!

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39.05 Number of deliveries off-spinner Moeen Ali needed to bowl on an average to take a wicket in the series. His strike-rate was even better than the leading wicket-taker in the series, James Anderson!

16 Number of no-balls bowled by Ishant Sharma in the series in the three matches that he played. England's bowlers bowled only eight no-balls in the series, while India's Varun Aaron, who played the last two Tests, sent down as many as nine no-balls.

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Image: Moeen Ali of England celebrates dismissing Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India during the fourth Test match in Manchester
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