By the numbers: India's win over England


With India winning the first Test against England by nine wickets in Ahmedabad, we take a look at some of the stats that caught our attention over the past five days.

With India winning the first Test against England by nine wickets in Ahmedabad, we take a look at some of the stats that caught our attention over the past five days.

<b>106 weeks – Time since Virender Sehwag's last century.</b><br>The pressure was on the India opener to show why he was still in the side, given his lack of tons in the past two years. He responded with aggression and a middle finger to the critics, racing to 117 half way through day one at a strike rate of 100. He hit 15 boundaries and a six.

<b>247 – Cheteshwar Pujara's runs in the game.</b><br>The young number three was unbeaten in both innings he played, the first seeing him score his maiden double century. He made 206, beating his previous best of 159, and faced 389 balls. In the second innings he made 41 not out as India chased the 77 required to win.

<b>1/255 – England's fast bowlers' combined figures.</b><br>James Anderson was the only paceman to take a wicket in the game, while Tim Bresnan and Stuart Broad were ineffectual and expensive. One of them will be dropped for the second Test. India's pacemen took seven wickets.

<b>51 – First innings overs bowled by Graeme Swann.</b><br>Due to the above-mentioned lack of impact by the fast bowlers, Swanny was England's only hope for wickets and he delivered. He took five of the eight wickets to fall in the first innings, and bowled a third of the overs.

<b>19 – KP's runs in the game.</b><br>Pietersen's return to the side was highly anticipated, and he was considered one of the better players of spin, but he could not deliver and was bowled by Pragyan Ojha in both knocks. He made a bizarre, risky 17 first up, and then two in the second innings.

<b>704 – Alastair Cook's minutes in the middle.</b><br>The England skipper was by far the most dedicated to keeping his wicket intact, and spent 148 minutes batting for his first innings 41. His 176 saw him spend 556 minutes in the middle, just seven minutes short of the longest knock in India by an Englishman.

<b>23 – Cook needs two more tons to become England's most prolific Test centurion.</b><br>He's on 21 hundreds, along with Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Strauss. Walter Hammond, Colin Cowdrey, Geoffrey Boycott each have 22.

<b>1 – Runs Matt Prior needed.</b><br>Prior was a single short of equaling the record for the best knock by an English wicketkeeper in India. He was out for 91.

<b>28.90 – Nick Compton's second innings strike rate.</b> All the focus was on Cook and Prior as they battled after the follow on, but Compton contributed well too. He made only 37, but he faced 128 balls in 173 minutes. He was the early anchor to Cook's innings.

<b>1.9 – Zaheer Khan's economy rate in 42.3 overs.</b><br>The fast bowler only took three wickets, but he was on the money all the time. England could only hit seven boundaries off his bowling and he was a great counterpart to spinners Ojha and Ashwin, keeping the pressure on when required.

<b>70 – Ravi Ashwin's total overs.</b><br>Ashwin sent down the most overs he ever had in a match on home soil, and for the least reward. He took four wickets, which is below par for him in India. The only other time he took four wickets (he's never taken less at home) was in November 2011, in 54 overs.

<b>3 – Tests England won this year.</b><br>England have played 12 Tests this year, and don't have a win in the past five games. It's a massive chance from 2011, where they didn't lose a game. Of those nine non-win, seven were defeats.