Woeful memories of India’s tour of England in 2011 are back as the visitors were comprehensively outdone by an inexperienced England side. A win at Lords after 28 years was certainly a cherished moment for India, but that has been dampened following the two back to back defeats at Southampton and Old Trafford.
India lost the fourth Test match inside three days and suffered an appalling innings defeat. England dominated right from the beginning and bowled out India twice under 200. Here are some stats that emerged after England’s thumping win.
0 –England have never lost a Test after securing a 200-plus lead in the first innings, Perhaps it was an early indication that things to come for India won’t be blissful.
4 – V Kohli (caught) someone (bowled) J Anderson, not once but four times James Anderson has dismissed Virat Kohli in this series so far and what Kohli has managed to score against him is just seven runs.
13 –India was handed a defeat inside three days at Old Trafford and this wasfor the 13th time Team India was crushed within three daysof aTest.
13.50 – Virat Kohli averages 13.50 this series, the lowest among top four batsmen from both the sides excluding Gautam Gambhir who has just featured in two innings.
21 –James Anderson expectedly is the leading wicket taker in this series. So far, he has scalped 21 Indian wickets. Moeen Ali with 19 wickets is at second spot.
49 –Indian openers have failed to put on 50-run or more stand in eight innings. 49 between Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan in the first Test is the highest opening partnership for India this series.
69.2-Pankaj Singh after bowling 69.2 overs in the series got his first wicket. He went wicket-less in his debut Test at Southampton.
439 – Garry Ballance leads England’s charge with the bat. The left-hander has scored most runs this series. In six innings so far at an average of73.16 he has notched 439 runs.