Anderson and Ashwin Reach Milestones; Jaiswal Makes History – Key Stats from the India-England Series

Anderson & Ashwin's Milestones

Anderson and Ashwin Reach Milestones; Jaiswal Makes History – Key Stats from the India-England Series

The much-awaited five-match Test series between India and England did not disappoint, with a thrilling contest between bat and ball. Despite the final result showing a clear dominance, the series was a closely fought affair.

The series began in Hyderabad, with England taking an early lead and putting Rohit Sharma’s team on the back foot. However, India showed remarkable resilience and determination, bouncing back in the subsequent matches to secure the series 4-1.

4⃣ – 1⃣

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The series witnessed both teams competing fiercely with the bat, resulting in a record number of sixes for a single series.

The recent Ashes series had set a record with 74 sixes, but the India-England series comfortably surpassed this mark, featuring a total of 102 sixes. The hosts led the charge with 72 sixes, outshining England’s tally of 30 in the series.

Most Sixes in a Test Series:

Series Number of Sixes
India vs England (2024) 102
England vs Australia (2024) 74
Australia vs England (2013/14) 65
India vs South Africa (2019) 65
Pakistan vs New Zealand (2014) 59

Yashasvi Jaiswal led the batting spectacle, ending the series as the top run-scorer with a remarkable total of 712 runs, including an impressive 26 sixes.

Jaiswal’s achievement puts him in an elite group as the second Indian batter to surpass the 700-run mark in a Test series, a record he shares with ICC Hall of Famer Sunil Gavaskar, who achieved this feat twice in his illustrious career.

In the final Test, Jaiswal added another accolade by becoming the second-fastest Indian player to reach 1000 Test runs, achieving this milestone in just 16 innings. He stands only behind Vinod Kambli, who achieved the feat in 14 innings.

Top Run Scorers in the Series:

Player Runs
Yashasvi Jaiswal (IND) 712
Shubman Gill (IND) 452
Zak Crawley (ENG) 407
Rohit Sharma (IND) 400
Ben Duckett (ENG) 343

Among the bowlers, Ravichandran Ashwin stood out, finishing as the top wicket-taker with 26 wickets.

Despite the challenges, Ashwin had a memorable series. On the day he reached the milestone of 500 Test wickets, the off-spinner had to leave abruptly for a family medical emergency during the Rajkot Test. He returned and played a crucial role in the remainder of the series, ending his 100th Test in Dharamsala with a stunning nine-wicket haul in the match, including a 36th five-for in the final innings.

Top Wicket Takers in the Series:

Player Wickets
Ravichandran Ashwin (IND) 26
Tom Hartley (ENG) 22
Jasprit Bumrah (IND) 19
Kuldeep Yadav (IND) 19
Ravindra Jadeja (IND) 19

On the final day of the fifth Test, England’s veteran pacer James Anderson achieved a significant milestone by claiming his 700th Test wicket with the dismissal of Kuldeep Yadav early on Day 3.

Anderson, the only pacer among the top four wicket-takers, is now just eight wickets away from matching the legendary Shane Warne, who holds the record with 708 wickets.

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