India v England, 1st Test, stats review: From Virat Kohli’s achievements to Sam Curran’s impressive all-round show

Here is a statistical and graphical look at the first Test between India and England at Edgbaston

Umang Pabari, Aug 06, 2018 10:49:07 IST

It was a one man show for India while for England, it was a team effort. The same old problem remained for India as they fought hard but failed to get over the line. However, Test cricket was the real winner as each ball was like an event in itself.

Virat Kohli's valiant efforts in the match against England were not enough to win it for India. AP

Virat Kohli's valiant efforts in the match against England were not enough to win it for India. AP

Kohli came to the crease, struggled initially, showed determination, scored a hundred and broke many records as always. According to Cricviz, the 46 edges or misses that he played in the Edgbaston Test is the most he has encountered in any match across his entire career. He scored 45.87% of India’s runs in the Test which is also a record. He was booed when he entered the ground in the first innings but was given a standing ovation when he left the ground after scoring 149 runs.

Sam Curran’s contribution with the bat in the second innings (63 runs) made all the difference in the end. He became the youngest England player to win a Man of the Match award.

This was Joe Root’s 12th Test against India and he has now scored a fifty-plus score in each of those 12 Tests. To sum it up, both teams had plenty of positives to take out from the Test.

However, India need to think about their combination especially in the batting department before the second Test which will be crucial for them as far as the series is concerned. England will also ponder over Ben Stokes’ replacement and Dawid Malan.

As of now, let’s look at few of the records created and broken from the first Test.

Updated Date: Aug 06, 2018 16:18:43 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254