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England v India Test series in numbers as Virat Kohli leads run-getters after four matches

Sport360's Stuart Appleby looks back at the key numbers from the first four Tests between England and India

Stuart Appleby 2018/09/03

England clinched Test series victory over India at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday and now hold an unassailable 3-1 lead heading into the fifth and final match at the Oval starting on Friday (September 7).

After a Test match for the ages in Southampton, we look back at some of the key numbers so far in the series.

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Most runs in the series – Virat Kohli


Matches – 4

Innings – 8

Runs – 544

Average – 68

Balls Faced – 954

Centuries – 2

Fifties – 3

Top Score – 149

Head and shoulders above the rest: Virat Kohli.

Jos Buttler (260), Sam Curran (251), Cheteshwar Pujara (241) and Ajinkya Rahane (220) make up the top five.

Most wickets in the series – James Anderson


Matches – 4

Innings – 8

Wickets – 19

Average – 17.68

Economy – 2.39

Overs Bowled – 140.1

Maidens – 38

Runs conceded – 336

Best – 5-20

Integral again: James Anderson.

Indian paceman Ishant Sharma (15) is second while Stuart Broad and Mohammed Shami are tied on 14, with Jasprit Bumrah the fifth-most productive bowler on 11 scalps.

Anderson is now just four wickets shy of levelling Australian great Glenn McGrath’s haul of 563 scalps.

Most catches – KL Rahul and Alastair Cook (tied with 11 each)

The Indian opener’s catches have come during just seven India innings, as opposed to Cook’s eight occasions in the field. KL Rahul snaffled a series-high four during the tourists’ emphatic third Test win at Trent Bridge.

KL Rahul has been a safe pair of hands in the slip cordon for India.

Highest Partnership in the Series Sixth-wicket stand of 189 between Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes at Lord’s.

Epic stand: Chris Woakes and Bairstow piled on the runs at the Home of Cricket.

Highest Team Total – England: 396-7d, off 88.1 overs in second innings of second match at Lord’s.

All-rounder Chris Woakes (137*) celebrates after scoring his maiden Test hundred.

Most fours – Virat Kohli (61)

Simply sublime: Virat Kohli.

Most sixes – Sam Curran (4, from just five innings)

Sam Curran hasn’t been afraid to smash the ball around.

Highest strike-rate in an innings – Jos Buttler 121.87 (39 off 32 balls, including three 4s and two 6s)

Jos Buttler was among the runs in both innings in Nottingham.

Highest Test aggregate of runs  Trent Bridge (1,159 runs scored between the sides).

India were the dominant side in the third Test.

Total amount of wickets to have fallen – 144: 40 at Birmingham; 27 at Lord’s; 37 at Nottingham and 40 during the Southampton Test.

Most extras conceded in an innings – 34, forming England’s first innings total of 246 at Southampton (B: 23; lb; 9, nb: 2).

Rishabh Pant faced tough conditions to keep to at the Ageas Bowl.

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