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Stats: Ashwin equals Kapil Dev's record

Source: PTI
November 19, 2016 21:47 IST
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India captain Virat Kohli and off-spinner R Ashwin put on splendid performances to put the hosts in the driver’s seat on Day 3 of the 2nd Test.

Here are the statistical highlights from the day’s play from the match played between India and England in Visakhapatnam on Saturday.

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Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his five-wicket haul after dismissing James Anderson on Saturday

IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates his five-wicket haul after dismissing James Anderson on Saturday. Photograph: BCCI

# 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.

# 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.

# 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 – AB de Villiers (57.41), Andy Flower (53.70) and Jonny Bairstow (52.92).

# Bairstow became 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 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 AB de Villiers and Andy Flower (53.70).

# 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.

# 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.

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