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11 Sep 2021: England vs India 2021: Decoding the major numbers
The England versus India series saw the fifth Test get canceled.Notably, Indian players had expressed health concerns after assistant physiotherapist Yogesh Parmar tested COVID-19 positive on Thursday.India led the five-match series 2-1 after sealing a crucial win at The Oval.The Test series saw some notable performances as several players stood out.We decode the major numbers.
Joe Root: Joe Root led the way with the bat
England captain Joe Root scored the most runs in the series. He amassed a tally of 564 runs at an average of 94.00.Root took his game to another level and racked up three centuries and a half-century with the best score of 180*.He smashed the most fours in the series (69).Root surpassed the 9,000-run mark in Tests (9,278).
Rohit: Rohit Sharma stands out for India
For India, Rohit Sharma scored a staggering 368 runs at an average of 52.57.He hit his maiden Test century away from home, taking his overall tally to eight.Rohit also smashed two fifties. He hit the second-most fours (42) and four sixes.In the fourth Test, he also surpassed the 3,000-run mark in Test cricket (3,047).
Bowlers: Robinson leads the pack among bowlers, Anderson shines
Ollie Robinson, who made his Test debut against New Zealand in June, was the standout performer with the ball.The tall right-arm pacer accounted for 21 scalps from four Tests at an average of 21.33.He claimed two five-wicket hauls with the best performance of 5/65.Veteran England pacer James Anderson showed his brilliance, claiming 15 scalps at 24.66.He bowled 51 maiden overs.
Bumrah: India's Bumrah gets past 100 wickets
Jasprit Bumrah was terrific for India, picking up the most wickets for the visitors (18).He clocked an average of 20.83, claiming one five-wicket haul (5/64).Notably, Bumrah surpassed the 100-wicket mark (101).Bumrah achieved the mark in just 24 Test matches.Mohammed Siraj did reasonably well, taking 14 wickets at 30.71.