Rahul-Pant's records that went in vain as Anderson beat McGrath

Bharath SeerviESPN3 Minute Read

93.33- Percentage of India's runs that came from the two century stands - 204 between KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant and 118 between Rahul and Rahane - 322 out of 345. None of the other eight partnerships were of more than 10 and they totaled for only 23. Excluding Rahul, Rahane and Pant the other eight players combined for only 19 runs of which 13 were from Ravindra Jadeja's bat. There were four ducks in India's innings. India's innings is the first 300-plus total since 2012 to include four ducks.

Anderson went past McGrath with the final wicket of the seriesESPNcricinfo Ltd

564- Wickets for James Anderson, becoming the most prolific wicket-taker among fast bowlers. He eclipsed Glenn McGrath's tally of 563 wickets with final wicket of the match and the series. McGrath had taken those wickets in 124 Tests and Anderson got past him in his 143rd Test. Now only the three spinners Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne and Anil Kumble have more wickets than Anderson does.

4- Instances of two India batsmen scoring centuries in fourth innings of the same Test. Rahul and Pant became the fourth such duo and the first in this millennium. The last such occasion was when Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly scored unbeaten hundreds in Hamilton in January 1999.

204- The partnership between Rahul and Pant - the second-highest for India in the fourth innings for any wicket. They fell nine runs short of the 213-run stand between Sunil Gavaskar and Chetan Chauhan which was also at The Oval, in 1979. India had fallen short by nine runs from the target of 429 in that epic chase.

1- Number of bigger partnerships in the fourth innings for wickets sixth or lower in Test history than the one between Pant and Rahul. Justin Langer and Adam Gilchrist had added 238 runs against Pakistan in Hobart in 1999-00, which is the only higher one. The previous highest stand for wickets sixth or lower for India in fourth innings was an unbroken 160 between Manoj Prabhakar and Sachin Tendulkar at Old Trafford in 1990.

1- Number of bigger individual scores for India in the fourth innings than Rahul's 149. Only Gavaskar's 221 in the 1979 Oval Test is higher. Rahul's score is also the highest by any opener while chasing in last 10 years, since Graeme Smith scored unbeaten 154 at Edgbaston in 2008. Seven of the highest eight scores by openers in the fourth innings have come against England.

Milestones by Rishabh Pant in his maiden century at The OvalESPNcricinfo Ltd

1- Pant became the first India wicketkeeper to score a century in the fourth innings of Tests. The previous highest was 76 not out by MS Dhoni at Lord's in 2007. Pant is also the first India keeper to score a century in Tests in England, Australia, South Africa or New Zealand. The previous best in this case was Dhoni's 92 at The Oval in 2007. Pant reached his maiden century with a six, becoming the fourth India player to do so.

2002- Last time an India player younger than Pant scored a century, which was Ajay Ratra against West Indies in Antigua at age of 20 years, 148 days. Pant was 20 years, 338 days at the start of this Test. He is also second to Ratra in terms of youngest wicketkeepers to score a Test century.