England’s series win in India by numbers

11:01 17 December 2012

England

England's Alastair Cook celebrates reaching his double century during the first Ashes Test at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia. Picture: Gareth Copley/PA Archive

PA Archive/Press Association Images

England comfortably drew the final Test in Nagpur to seal their first Test series success in India for nearly 28 years.

Here, London24 looks at the series by numbers.

23

Alastair Cook became the first England batsman to make 23 Test centuries when he reached three figures in the third Test in Kolkata. The England captain struck three hundreds and was the leading run-scorer in the series with 562 at an average of 80.28.

438

Cheteshwar Pujara began the series with a double hundred in Ahmedabad and followed that up with a century in the first innings in Mumbai. He only went on to score another 56 runs in the next four innings but still finished as India’s leading scorer.

20

Graeme Swann and Pragyan Ojha finished as the joint highest wicket-takers. While the England off-spinner’s scalps came at an average of 24.75, Ojha’s was 30.75.

52.64

Spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was hyped up by the Indians heading into this series but his 14 wickets came at an expensive average. He may be retained by his country after showing some mettle with the bat.

43

Ian Bell has been criticised for his lack of runs on the sub-continent and while this average is flattered by two not-out innings, the right-hander finally scored his first century (116no) in India in the final Test in Nagpur today.

288

Despite struggling initially, Anderson came into his own in the last two Tests and his 12 wickets across the four matches pushed his career total close to 300 scalps.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The billionaire businessman is joining his team in the Mojave desert.

Read more

Raising money and awareness for charity is one thing. But remember, a moustachioed gentleman should never look daft…

Read more

Celebrate Movember with 30 famous Moes – one for each day of the moustachioed month!

Read more

Promotions

BT Home Smart Cam

When I was first told by my boss that I would be doing a review on the BT Smart Cam 100 I didn’t quite know what to expect. Before even looking at the product I was picturing it as nothing more than a web cam with a fancy name.

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Birmingham City have got to get back on the horse after their 8-0 defeat. Unfortunately that horse is actually a pack of Wolves…

Alonso has said people will be “very excited” about his future plans. We try to guess what they might be…

Three Grand Prix left. Could there be some prize steers in Austin? Or will the race be a Tex-Mess for leader Hamilton?

TOP STORIES