India vs England, 3rd Test, Day 3: Statistical highlights

Alastair Cook hit 190 runs while Pragyan Ojha claimed two wickets on Day 3 at the Eden Gardens. At stumps though, the visitors had a broader smile. The numbers show why.

Updated: December 07, 2012 20:35 IST
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Kolkata: Day 3 of the Kolkata Test belonged to the English batsmen as Alastair Cook led his team from the front to pile the pressure on India. A look at the statistical highlights from the day.

# Ravichandran Ashwin's tally of 183 runs is his second worst in terms of rns conceded in a Test innings. In the 2011-12 Adelaide Test, his figures were 53-6-194-3 in Australia's total of 604 for seven wickets declared.

# Ashwin holds an unwanted record - the runs conceded by him are the highest by an Indian bowler in a Test innings at Eden Garden

# Jonathan Trott (87) has posted his first fifty in the present series, surpassing the 17 at Motera.

# England (509/6) have posted their first total of 500 at Eden Gardens. Only three scores of 500 or more have been recorded by the visiting teams at this venue - the first two instances were provided by the West Indies - 614/5d in 1958-59 & 530/5d in 1987-88.

# Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott have a shared a stand of 173 for the second wicket - England's highest for any wicket at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

# Having registered 165 for the first wicket by Compton and Cook, England have recorded the third instance when they had shared 150-plus stands for the first and second wicket in the same innings against India - the first two occasions were - 157 for the first & 211 for the second at Edgbaston in 1974 and 178 for the first and 241 for the second at Chennai in 1984-85. The only other instance for England in Tests being 188 for the first & 329 (unbroken) for the second against Australia at Brisbane in 2010-11.

# The 173-run partnership is England's second highest for the second wicket against India in India, behind the 241 between Graeme Fowler and Mike Gatting at Chennai in 1985.

# Cook's superb 190 off 377 balls is his third highest score in Tests - his top two innings being 294 against India at Edgbaston in 2011 and 235 not out against Australia at Brisbane in 2010-11.

# Cook has recorded 2 sixes in a Test innings for the second time - the first occasion being against Bangladesh at Chittagong in March 2010 - 173 off 283 balls. For the first time in his Test career, Cook was run-out.

# Cook's above knock is the second highest by a captain against India in India, behind the 242 not out by Clive Lloyd (West Indies) at Mumbai in January 1975.

# Cook became the first England skipper to amass 500 runs or more in a Test series against India in India, totalling 547 at an average of 136.75. The other three captains were Clive Lloyd - 636 (ave.79.50) in five Tests in 1974-75; Kim Hughes - 594 (ave.59.40) in six Tests in 1979-80 and Alvin Kallicharran - 538 (ave.59.77) in six Tests in 1978-79. Cook's tally is the third highest by an England player against India on Indian soil - the top two tallies being Ken Barrington's 594 (ave.99.00) in five Tests in 1961-62 and Mike Gatting's 575 (ave.95.83) in five Tests in 1984-85

# Cook took his run-aggregate to 1234 (ave.53.65) in 14 Tests this year - the second highest in 2012, next only to Michael Clarke's 1358 (ave.104.46) in nine Tests.

# Cook's innings of 190 is the second highest by a visiting batsman at Eden Gardens, next only to Rohan Kanhai's 256 in 1958-59.

# Cook faced 1160 balls in the series - the third highest by an England batsman in a Test series against India in India. Amiss had faced 1176 balls while making 417 runs (ave.52.12) in five Tests in 1976-77 and Chris Tavare 1171 balls to amass 349 (ave.38.77) in six Tests in 1981-82

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