In the first ever day-night Test in England, Alastair Cook led the way with a double-hundred as England crushed Windies by an innings and 209 runs inside three days at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Saturday (August 19). Here’s a look at the numbers from the first of three-Test series.
Marathon man Cook
Cook surpassed many milestones during his 243 which lasted 588 minutes – almost three hours more than both Windies innings combined.
– This was Cook’s 31st Test century. He went past Matthew Hayden and Shivnarine Chanderpaul, both with 30 centuries each, to move to 11th on the all-time list.
– With his fourth double-hundred in Test cricket, Cook drew abreast of Len Hutton. For England, only Wally Hammond (7) has more double-centuries. Since January 1, 2000, four of the seven highest individual scores for England have come from Cook’s bat.
– Cook became the first batsman to score 6000 Test runs in England, leaving behind Graham Gooch who had 5917 runs in his home country. By the end of the match, Cook had 6063 runs at an average of 45.93 from 139 innings. The only batsman with more than 2500 Test runs in a foreign country is Don Bradman, who scored 2674 runs in England, averaging 102.84.
Most runs in a single country
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||81||129||9||7167||374||59.72||23|
|Jacques Kallis||South Africa||88||143||19||7035||224||56.73||23|
|Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||75||124||11||6830||287||60.44||22|
|Brian Lara||West Indies||65||111||5||6217||400*||58.65||17|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul||West Indies||81||133||27||6187||203*||58.36||19|
– Cook’s 243 is the second-highest score in day-night Tests. The highest score – 302 not out by Azhar Ali of Pakistan – also came against Windies, in Dubai last year.
Root’s purple patch
Joe Root continued his good form with the bat, bringing up his 13th Test hundred while making 136. He now has at least one fifty-plus score in each of his last 11 Tests. The record belongs to AB de Villiers of South Africa, who scored at least one half-century in 12 consecutive Tests from November 2012 to February 2014.
In response to England’s 514 for 8 dec., Windies were shot out for 168. Following on, they could manage only 137 as England wrapped up the match inside three days. The defeat by an innings and 209 runs is Windies’ sixth heaviest in Test cricket.
Since the start of this century, Windies have been asked to follow-on 17 times – the most for any team. Only twice have they been able to save the match. Their Tests to follow-on ratio is better than only Zimbabwe and Bangladesh for the said period.
Worst Tests to follow-on ratio (since January 1, 2000)
Windies lost 19 wickets on the third day – the most they have lost in one day of Test cricket. Only on three occasions previously has a team has lost all 20 wickets in a single day.
Most wickets lost by a team in a single day
|India||20||England||Manchester||July 17, 1952|
|Zimbabwe||20||New Zealand||Napier||January 26, 2012|
|Zimbabwe||20||New Zealand||Harare||August 7, 2005|
|South Africa||19||England||Cape Town||25 Mar 1889|
|South Africa||19||Australia||Manchester||May 27, 1912|
|Zimbabwe||19||England||Lord’s||May 22, 2003|
|West Indies||19||England||Birmingham||August 17, 2017|
Broad bests Botham
With five scalps in the Test, Stuart Broad took his wicket-tally to 384, going past Ian Botham’s haul of 383. James Anderson, Broad’s new-ball partner, leads the table for England with 492 Test wickets.
Most Test wickets for England