India vs England, Oval Test, Records - Shardul Thakur smashes fastest ever Test 50 in England

1 - Shardul Thakur smashed the fastest ever Test fifty in England off just 31 balls. He broke the record of iconic English allrounder Ian Botham who clobbered a 32-ball fifty 35 years ago.

India vs England 4th Test, Oval Test: Virat Kohli completes 23000 international runs across the formats. Breaks Sachin Tendulkar's 522 innings record. Shardul Thakur hits 2nd fastest Test half-century for India.
Virat Kohli completes 23,000 Int'l runs in 32 fewer innings than Sachin. (©BCCI/Twitter)

Also, Shardul broke the Indian record of scoring the fastest half-century against England earlier held by India’s legendary allrounder Kapil Dev who had scored a fifty off just 33 balls against them.


2 - Shardul Thakur also hit the second-fastest fifty by an Indian in the fourth Test against England at The Oval. Former Indian skipper, Kapil Dev is the record holder who had slammed half-century off just 30 balls against Pakistan in Karachi in 1982.

1 - This is the first time Ajinkya Rahane's Test average dropped below 40 since the 2015 Nagpur Test against South Africa.


Decrease in Ajinkya Rahane Test Average to below 40

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6 - Jasprit Bumrah became the sixth Indian player to register a diamond duck in Test cricket after he got run out for zero without facing a single ball.


166 - English pace spearhead James Anderson has played 166 Test matches and has now equalled the record of Proteas legend Jacques Kallis. Only Sachin Tendulkar (200), Ricky Ponting (168) and Steve Waugh (168) have played more Test matches than Anderson.