Pataudi Trophy 2021, 3rd Test: Joe Root headlines Day 2 as records get broken
India seems to be struggling against England in the third Test of the Pataudi Trophy in Leeds. On Day 2, the host once again had the upper hand as we look at the scripted records.
On Thursday, England finished with the upper hand on Day 2 of the third Test against India for the Pataudi Trophy at Headingley in Leeds. English skipper Joe Root headlined it once again with a centurion knock of 121, as the records were shattered once again that we take a look at.
Indian spinners wait for the longest
Ravindra Jadeja's dismissal of Haseeb Hameed was the first wicket an Indian spinner had taken in the series after 41 English wickets had fallen. It happened to be their most extended wait, surpassing 25 wickets against Pakistan in 1989-90.
A first for England since 2005
The top four batsmen of England scored 50-plus. It happened to be their first at home since 2005 (against Bangladesh) and overall since 2012-13 (against New Zealand).
Root scales new heights
Root played another commendable knock of 121. As a result:
- He has now scored the most Test runs in a calendar year (around 1,400) as the English skipper, going past Alastair Cook's 1,364 in 2015.
- It was his eighth Test century against India, the most alongside Gary Sobers, Viv Richards, Ricky Ponting and Steven Smith.
- He became the third Englishman to score six centuries in a calendar year after Dennis Compton (1947) and Michael Vaughan (2002).
- He has scored the most tons for England across formats (39), going past Cook's 38.
- He has become the first batsman to score tons in three successive Tests twice in a calendar year.
- He has so far scored the fourth-most runs in a home Test series as captain (501), while the record lays with Graham Gooch (752) in 1990.
- He has scored the joint second-most Test century for England (23) along with Kevin Pietersen, while the record is with Cook (33).
- With his century, England has had the joint second-most Test centurions this year - alongside Bangladesh after Sri Lanka (8).
- He has become the sixth to score 500-plus in a Test series against India after Ponting, Sobers, Everton Weekes, Younis Khan and Zaheer Abbas.
India scripts some unwanteds
India has so far given away a lead of 345 runs. Consequently:
- It is the highest first innings lead conceded under Kohli's leadership, with the previous most being 289 against the same side in 2018 at Lord's.
- It was the first time since 2014 that India has conceded a lead of 300-plus.
India decided to bat first and got bundled out for 78 on Day 1 itself, with James Anderson and Craig Overton scalping three-for each. On the other hand, England has scored 423/8, thanks to another classy knock of 121 from Root, thus leading by 345.
Brief scores: India 78 (Rohit-19; Anderson- 3/6, Overton- 3/14) trails England 423/8 (Hameed- 68, Burns- 61, Malan- 70, Root- 121; Shami- 3/87) by 345 runs.
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