Additional stats of the third day’s play of the third test

Additional stats of the third day’s play of the third test

RJ Burns {90}, DP Sibley {56} and JE Root {58} scored fifties in England’s second innings to provide the  62nd occasion of England’s first three batsmen scoring fifties in an innings. It also provides the ninth occasion of England’s first three batsmen scoring fifties in an innings against West Indies.

JE Root scored 58 in England’s second innings to provide the 421st occasion of an England captain scoring a fifty in a test innings. It also provides the 65th occasion of an England captain scoring a fifty in a test innings against West Indies

JE Root scored 58 in England’s second innings to provide the 28th occasion of his scoring a fifty in a test innings as England captain. He now stands third in the list of England captains who have scored most fifties. Others are – AN Cook {36} and MA Atherton {30}. He went past GA Gooch who has  scored 27 fifties  as England captain to occupy the third place.

JE Root was leading England for the 25th occasion in this test. He became the third captain to lead England in 25 plus tests. Others are AN Cook {32} and MA Atherton {28}

JE Root became the 15th captain to lead a team in 25 plus tests in the annals of test cricket. The following table lists the 15 captains with their batting performance

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS C Hc 0
1 GC Smith SAF 54 61 06 6111 277 25 36 0
2 AR Border Aus 46 51 15 4619 205 15 36 0
3 RT Ponting Aus 45 54 08 5063 209 19 35 0
4 CH Lloyd Win 39 41 05 3740 242* 14 27 0
5 Misbah-ul-Haq Pak 37 43 11 3334 135 08 35 0
6 SP Fleming NZl 36 39 06 3638 274* 08 31 0
7 AN Cook Eng 32 36 04 3448 263 12 24 0
8 MA Atherton Eng 28 30 04 2649 185* 08 22 0
9 V Kohli Ind 27 32 03 4071 254* 20 12 0
10 BC Lara Win 27 33 03 3777 400* 14 19 0
11 IVA Richards Win 27 29 05 2266 146 06 23 0
12 GS Chappell Aus 26 32 04 3150 235 13 19 0
13 MS Dhoni Ind 25 29 06 2416 224 05 24 0
14 JE Root Eng 25 28 02 2315 226 06 22 0
15 SR Waugh Aus 25 25 09 2614 199 15 10 0
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