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STAT ATTACK – ENGLAND WIN AT OLD TRAFFORD TO LEVEL SERIES AGAINST PAKISTAN

STAT ATTACK – ENGLAND WIN AT OLD TRAFFORD TO LEVEL SERIES AGAINST PAKISTAN

Here’s a look at some amazing stats from the recently concluded England vs Pakistan Test:

1. England’s 330-run win over Pakistan was their second-biggest against them win by margin of runs. Their biggest win against Pakistan by margin of runs was at Trent Bridge in 2010, where they won by 354 runs.

2. James Anderson now has 291 Test wickets in England, which is the most by a pacer in his home country. The record was previously held by Glenn McGrath who had 289 Test wickets in Australia.

3. Joe Root’s match total of 325 runs was the fifth-highest by an English player in Test matches. The record belongs to Graham Gooch, who scored 456 against India at Lord’s in 1990.

4. Chris Woakes’ bowling strike rate of 24.50 in the series against Pakistan is the best an English bowler who taken at least 15 wickets in a Test series since 1950.

5. England’s top three batsmen amassed 540 runs in this Test – this is the fourth highest their top three have totalled in a test. The highest their top 3 have totalled in a test is 608 at Lord’s in 1990.

6. The 565-run target that Pakistan were set was the second-highest fourth-innings target Pakistan have been set. The highest they were set was 573 by West Indies at Bridgetown in 2005.

7. The 266 runs that Yasir Shah conceded in the Test is the third highest for a bowler with one or no wickets in a Test.

8. Alastair Cook has now scored two fifty-plus scores in a Test 13 times. Only Ricky Ponting (15) & Jacques Kallis (14) have more.

9. This was Cook’s 21st victory in Test as a captain – the third -highest for an English captain. Michael Vaughan (26) and Andrew Strauss (24) currently lead Cook.

10. Pakistan are the last team to beat England in a Test at Old Trafford. This was in 2001. Since then England have won 8 & drawn 2 of their Tests here.

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