Pataudi Trophy 2021, 4th Test: These are the records scripted on Day 1
India and England are engaged in the fourth Test for the Pataudi Trophy at The Oval in London. After Day 1's play essentially went in favour of both sides, there were some records scripted.
On Thursday, it was a competitive effort from both India and England on Day 1 of the fourth Test for the Pataudi Trophy at The Oval in London. While the visitor was shot out for 191, the host is struggling at 53/3 as we look at the records attained.
James Anderson registers a couple
Anderson has become the most regular English player to play Tests at home by featuring in this Test. He has played 95 Tests and has surpassed Sachin Tendulkar (94). Also, he became the bowler to dismiss Cheteshwar Pujara on most occasions in the format (11), bettering Nathan Lyon (10).
Virat Kohli enters 23k club
Kohli played a knock of 50, while in the process, he scored his 23,000th international run. Furthermore, he became the fastest to do so in 490 innings, bettering Sachin Tendulkar's 522.
Joe Root scripts an unwanted
In an interesting observation, Root has attained an unwanted feat as the captain, as he has now lost the most reviews in Tests (126). He goes past Misbah-ul-Haq's 125.
Shardul Thakur does something extraordinary
Thakur played an applaudable knock of 57. While his half-century came off just 31 deliveries, it was the fattest ever-Test 50 by a batsman in England, going past Ian Botham (32). He also possesses the fourth-best strike rate in a Test innings in England for a batsman with a minimum of 50 runs (158.33), while the record lies with Chris Cairns (174.46).
Winning the toss, England invited India to bat first, as it was shot out for 191, courtesy pacer Chris Woakes' four-for, while Thakur was the top-scorer with a quickfire 57. As for England, it is struggling two, having lost three wickets, with pacer Jasprit Bumrah striking twice while it trails by 138 runs.
Brief scores: India 191 (Kohli- 50, Thakur- 57; Woakes- 4/55) leads England 53/3 (Malan- 26*; Bumrah- 2/15) by 138 runs.
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