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Virat Kohli remained unbeaten till the end after scoring 49 AFP

The first Test of the five match series between India and England at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot ended in draw with some exciting performance in the final session of the day. Batting first, England posted huge total of 537 and in reply, India failed to gain the lead as they were all out for 488. England got the crucial lead of 49 runs and in the second half of the Test, they scored 260 with the help of skipper Alastair Cook‘s ton and debutant Haseeb Hameed‘s 82-run knock. India were given the target of 310 runs to chase in 49 overs and the hosts side went began with the same intent to chase down this total.

In the fourth innings of this Test, India did not had a good start as opener Gautam Gambhir got out for duck. From there on, Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara added 47-run for the second wicket partnership. Pujara was the first one to get out from that partnership and from there on, India kept losing wickets at regular intervals but captain Virat Kohli stood tall in the crease and remained unbeaten till the end after scoring 49. India lost six wickets but could not chase the total and the game ended in draw with their score of 172 with the loss of six wickets. This is first Test since 2010 which India draw in the series’ opening match and with such interesting match, here are the statistical highlights of this contest.

49* by Virat Kohli in the 4th innings second Indian batsman to remain unbeaten at 49 in 4th innings of a Test after Brijesh Patel, who come across with the same fate against West Indies in 1976 at Port of Spain.

Apart from rain affected games, India last draw a Test at home was back in 2012 at Nagpur against England. Also, this is India’s first draw in a series’ first match at home since 2010. That Test was played against New Zealand in November 2010 at Ahmedabad.

65.27 average of Virat Kohli in 4th innings of Tests in his career. This is the second best average by any batsman who has scored 700 or more in 4th innings after Don Bradman 734 runs at 73.40.

At the age of 19-years 301 days, Haseeb Hameed becomes 3rd youngest English batsman to score a fifty plus score in Tests after Jack Crawford in 1906 and Dennis Compton in 1937.

180-run opening stand between Hameed and Cook. This is the highest opening stand by a visiting team opening pair in India in the 3rd or 4th innings of a Test. Previous highest in this criterion was of 131 runs between Gary Stead and Matt Horne at Ahmedabad in 1999. Overall, this is the second highest opening in India in the 3rd or 4th innings of a Test by any team’s opening pair after Virender Sehwag-Gautam Gambhir 182-run stand in 2008 at Mohali against Australia.

180-run stand for Cook and Hameed is also the highest opening stand from any English opening pair in India. Previous highest opening stand in this criterion was of 178 runs between Graeme Fowler and Tim Robinson in 1985 at Chennai.

12th ton for Cook as captain most by any English captain in Tests. He went past Graham Gooch’s tally of 11 hundreds as captain in Tests for England.

6th Test ton for Cook against India in Test. Joint most by an English batsman along with Kevin Pietersen, who has scored same number of hundreds against India in Tests.

5th Test ton for Cook in India in Test. Most by any visiting batsman in India. Hashim Amla, Clive Lloyd and Everton Weekes are the batsmen with four hundreds in India, whose record Cook break in this Test. This was also his 9th Test ton in Asia most by any batsman in this continent after Jacques Kallis, which has eight tons in Asia.

1,017 runs for Cook against India first English batsman to go past 1,000 run mark in Tests against India. Overall, he is the fourth batsman to do so after Clive Lloyd 1,359 runs, Gordon Greenidge 1,042 and Matthew Hayden 1,027 runs.

30th Test ton for Cook he went past Don Bradman’s tally of 29 Test hundreds and is currently the record holder for scoring most centuries as English batsman in Tests.

19 overs bowled by Moeen Ali in 4th innings of this Test. Last instance of an English spinner bowling more than 15 overs in the 4th innings of a Test in India was Monty Panesar 27 overs at Chennai in 2008.

Cook scored hundred in 3rd innings of this Test. Last instance of a visiting batsman scoring a ton in India in 3rd innings of a Test was Jonathan Trott 143 runs at Nagpur in 2012.

1,052 runs for Cook in 2016 3rd batsman to go past 1,000 run mark in Tests in this year. Other two batsman are also from England Jonny Bairstow with 1,1164 runs and Joe Root with 1,114 runs. Also, this is the fifth time Cook has made more than 1,000 runs in a calendar year in Tests. Only Sachin Tendulkar has done that more six times.

India failed to take the lead against England. Last such instance happened for India at home was also against England at Nagpur in December 2012. Also, the first after last 13 consecutive Tests at home.

Virat Kohli becomes the second Indian batsman to get out hit-wicket at least once in both Tests and One-Days after Nayan Mongia.

Kohli becomes 20th Indian batsman to be dismissed hit-wicket in Tests. Overall, his hit-wicket dismissal is 22nd such instance by an Indian batsman in Tests because Mohinder Amarnath got out hit-wicket thrice in his career.

Kohli is also the 19th captain to get out hit-wicket and second Indian captain after Lala Amarnath.

Three English batsmen scored hundred in the first innings against India Joe Root, Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes. This is the first such instance in India by visiting team s batsman since 2009 against Sri Lanka in Ahmedabad.

537 third highest total for England in India and highest when losing all 10 wickets. Last instance of England scoring bigger total than 537 is 652/7d at Chennai in 1985 and 559/8d at Kanpur in 1964.

100th Test for Stuart Broad he becomes 14th English player to reach this landmark in Tests. Before Broad, the latest entrance in this club from England side was Ian Bell, who played his 100th Test in 2015.

Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium of Rajkot becomes 23rd Test venue in India. Recently, Indore became the 22nd venue to host a Test match.

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with CricLife and CricketCountry.com. He can be followed at @abhik2593)