The pink-ball Test at Ahmedabad was the 16th such match. We take a look at their history, starting with a list of matches:
None of the 16 matches were drawn. Two (SA-Zim and Ind-Eng) finished in 2 days.
There are two “neutral” Tests, Pak v WI and Pak v SL at Dubai.
Of the remaining 14 Tests, 13 were won by the hosts. The only exception was Sri Lanka’s win at Bridgetown.
A summary of team performances:
Australia leads with an 8-0 margin, while India and Sri Lanka are next with 2-1 each.
Now for individual performances, starting with batting.
Most runs-175 and above:
Warner leads by a large margin, Labuschagne and Asad Shafiq have each scored 2 centuries. The same pair and SPD Smith have the most 50+ scores-four.
Highest innings scores-90 and above:
Led by triple centuries by Warner and Azhar Ali and a double by Cook. Kohli has the only century for India.
Batting averages (minimum 10 innings, all instances):
Warner and Smith here, with Starc almost a regular batsman.
Batting strike rates (Minimum 500 balls faced, all instances):
Warner leads again, followed by Asad Shafiq and Labuschagne.
To be continued