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

How did that huge white dog end up in the show? Let us tell you!

Read more

Contestants, grandparents and viewers in tears as X Factor gets #TotesEmosh.

Read more

It’s not just your wardrobe you need to change up when autumn hits. Your make-up routine needs updating too.

Read more

TOP STORIES

Promotions

Imagine having your own idyllic house in the French countryside - and make it happen! [Photograph by Mike Simler]

Ever dreamed of living in a rural cottage in France with ivy round the door, chickens in your garden, and fresh croissants for breakfast from the local patisserie a short walk away in the nearby village?

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Renault-Zoe

The Renault ZOE follows on from the introduction of the electric Fluence ZE and Twizy, but unlike the former, the ZOE was designed from the ground up as an electric vehicle.