India tour of England 2018, Fifth Test Match, England vs India
Friday, September 07, 2018, Kennington Oval (The Oval), London
Cook need to score one run in the fifth Test match between England and India to complete 1000 Test runs at The Oval. He, so far, scored 999 runs in the 12 Tests he played at this venue at an average of 45.50. With 1937 Test runs at Lord’s, Cook will become second England player after Graham Gooch (2015 runs at Lord’s and 1097 at The Oval) to have 1000 Test runs at two different venues.
Indian captain Virat Kohli needs 56 more runs to complete 600 runs in the ongoing five match Test series. This will be the fourth time in his career (if he gets there!) to score 600 runs in a single Test series. Previous three instances – 692 runs against Australia in 2014/15 season, 655 runs against England in 2016/17 and 610 runs against Sri Lanka in 2017/18.
Jimmy need to pick up 5 more wickets to become the highest wicket taker in Tests among pacers. He currently have 559 wickets in 142 Test matches. Australian pacer Glenn McGrath with 563 wickets is the fourth highest wicket-taker in Test history after the three spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (800 wickets), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619).
Stuart Broad (431 wickets) need four more wickets to go past India’s Kapil Dev who is with 434 Test wickets. If Broad make this feat at The Oval, he will become the fourth highest wicket-taker among seamers in this format of the game.
Ishant with 40 wickets in 11 Tests need four more wickets to become the highest wicket taker among Indians in Test matches played in England. Kapil Dev currently leads this list with 43 wickets in 13 Test matches. Ishant picked up 15 wickets in the four Test matches played so far in the ongoing five match series.
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