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India have not lost any wicket at the end of day two AFP

Day Two of the first Test between India and England at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot began with visitors resuming their batting at 311 for four wickets with Moeen Ali and Ben Stokes at crease. Since Moeen was unbeaten at 99, he did not take much time and scored his maiden Test ton against India. Further, Moeen was clean bowled by a brilliant in-swinger by Mohammed Shami but from there on, Stokes began building another partnership with his new partner Jonny Bairstow as the duo added 99 runs for sixth wicket. In between, Stokes had completed his fifty but Bairstow got out on 46.

After that, Stokes continued to score and thanks to poor fielding by Indian players, which led to another century by an English batsman in the innings. Stokes scored his maiden ton against India and at one point, he looked well set for a double ton but got out on 128. Soon England were bowled out for 537, which is quite a huge total. On the other hand, India’s ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin failed to take any wicket throughout the day but Indian openers did a brilliant job by not losing any wicket till the end of Day Two. Both Murali Vijay and Gautam Gambhir will resume India’s batting on third day at the score of 63 for no loss of wickets. Well, the day surely belonged to England but expect India to fight back and meanwhile we present some interesting numbers from this day’s play.

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.

128 runs scored by Stokes first hundred by an English left-handed batsman at number six position in India. Overall, Stokes becomes fourth left-handed batsman to score a ton in India at number six position after Clive Lloyd unbeaten 161 in 1983 and 103 in 1983, Marcus North 128 in 2010 and Garry Sobers unbeaten 106 in 1958. This was also his first Test ton against India and his first in Asia as well.

117 runs scored by Moeen Ali his first Test ton against India and in Asia as well. Moeen also becomes second English left-handed batsman to score a ton in India at number five position after Peter Parfitt 121 in 1964.

159.3 overs bowled by India in the first innings first such instance by Indian side at home since December 2012 at Nagpur. That was also played against England at Nagpur, where India bowled 154 overs in first innings.

537 runs scored by England in first innings first total of above 500 by a visiting team in an innings in India since December 2012. The last such such total of above 500 in India was also scored by England at Kolkata.

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.

46 runs scored by Jonny Bairstow he went past his teammate Joe Root in terms of scoring most runs in Tests this year. He has now 1,164 runs to his name, while Root has scored 1,110 runs so far. They are the only batsman to go past 1,000 run mark in Tests in this year.

58 boundaries hit by England batsmen 7th most number of boundaries in an innings by England in India. Their best in this criterion is of 66 boundaries in January 1985, followed by 65 boundaries in February 1964, 65 boundaries in February 1973, 64 boundaries in December 1961, 64 boundaries in February 1964 and 64 boundaries in December 2012.

46 overs bowled by Ashwin fourth most number of overs bowled by him at home. His best in this criterion is of 52.3 overs against England in December 2012, followed by 52.1 overs against West Indies in November 2011 and 49.1 overs South Africa in December 2015.

167 runs conceded by Ashwin 2nd most runs conceded by an Indian spinner in an innings of a Test at home against England. Overall, this was the third most runs conceded by Ashwin and second most at home. Previously, Ashwin once conceded 183 runs against England in December 2012 and 194 runs against Australia in January 2012.

2 for 167 by Ashwin first instance of him taking less than three wickets after conceding above 150 runs in an innings of a Test at home. Surely, one of his worst spells at home.

28.1 overs bowled by Mohammed Shami first instance of him bowling more than 20 overs in an innings of a Test at home. His previous best in this criterion at home was 18.1 overs against New Zealand in September 2016.

31.5 overs bowled by Umesh Yadav second most overs bowled by him in an innings of a Test and most at home. Yadav bowled 32.3 overs at Melbourne against Australia in 2014.

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