IND vs ENG – Indian Cricket Embarrassing Records: Team India had a day to forget as they were completely run over by England on Day 1 of the 3rd test at Headingley. Captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first and what followed was a complete horror performance, in one of India’s worst days of Test cricket. The visitors were bowled out for a paltry 78 before England openers Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed put on an unbeaten 120-run stand to put the hosts in the front seat at Stumps – in process India registered few shocking & embarrassing records, check out.
IND vs ENG – Indian Cricket Embarrassing Records: Horror show by India in Leeds, 7 shocking stats India registered on Day 1 of 3rd test
1. Third lowest total first innings total
India’s 78 all out is their third-lowest first-innings total in history. Their lowest was was 75 against West Indies in 1987, followed by 76 against South Africa in 2008. All three instances saw India winning the toss and electing to bat first.
2. 2nd lowest vs England in last 50 years
Barring Pakistan’s 72 all out in Birmingham in 2010, no other team had scored lesser than India’s 78 against England in the last 50 years having opted to bat first. It is also India’s third-lowest total against England in Tests followed by 42 (1974 Lord’s) and 58 (1952 Old Trafford).
3. 2nd lowest total overall since 2011
India’s 78 all out was the second-lowest total by a team opting to bat first in the last 10 years. New Zealand managed just 45 against South Africa in 2013 after choosing to bat in Cape Town.
4. Jos Buttler equals Brad Haddin
England’s Jos Buttler was the catcher in each of the first five wickets in the Indian innings. It marks only the second instance of the same fielder being involved in the first five wickets after Brad Haddin, who also achieved the feat against India in Brisbane in 2014.
5. Rohit Sharma top-scored with 19
Rohit Sharma’s patient 19 was India’s top score in the test match. There have been only three instances of a top score being less than Sharma’s tally for India, none of which have come since the turn of this century. Rahane’s 18 was the only other score in double digits, as Virat Kohli and Co. struggled at Leeds.
IND ENG Headingley Test- Indian Cricket Embarrassing Records: Horror show by India in Leeds, 7 shocking stats India registered on Day 1 of 3rd test
6. Haseeb Hameed, Rory Burns emulate Cook, Strauss
England’s opening combination finally came good, as Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed put on an unbeaten 120-run stand to close out Day 1. It is England’s highest opening partnership since the 180-run stand between Alastair Cook and Hameed against India in 2016. It is also the first-century opening stand for England at home against India since Cook added 186 with Andrew Strauss in 2011 in Birmingham.
7. England lead with 10 wickets in hand
It is only the third instance of a team batting second leading at Stumps on Day 1 with all their wickets intact. The first such instance happened when New Zealand took a 56-run lead against Pakistan in the 2001 Hamilton Test, while England went 59 runs ahead of Australia on Boxing Day in 2010.