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Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Stats Highlights: England vs India, 3rd Investec Test - Day 2


Ian Bell (167) made his third score in excess of 150 against India. He now shares the English record of most 150+ scores against India with Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook. (Also Read: Report: England vs India, 3rd Investec Test - Day 2)

Ian Bell, on 99, completed his 7,000 Test runs. He became 11th Englishman to do so.

Gary Ballance (156) made his highest Test score, beating 110 also against India at Lord’s.

Jos Buttler’s strike-rate of 102.40 (85 off 83 balls) is the second highest for a debutant in an innings of 80 or more. Only Shikhar Dhawan managed a higher strike-rate: 107.47 (187 off 174 balls) vs Australia at Mohali in 2012-13.

Buttler’s innings is the highest by a wicketkeeper on Test debut against India, beating West Indies’ Desmond Lewis’ 81* at Georgetown in 1970-71.

England’s 569 for seven declared provided the 45th instance of a side scoring 500 against India in first innings of a Test. Only once have India managed to win a Test out of 44 previous instances. They suffered defeat on 21 occasions.

Incidentally it was 80th time that a total of 500 (or more) was made against India. England have accounted for most such instances (19), followed by West Indies (17) and Australia (14).

Pankaj Singh conceded 146 runs in 36 overs without taking a wicket. He now holds the dubious distinction of an Indian debutant conceding most runs in an innings without taking a wicket. Bapu Nadkarni held the previous record with 132 runs against New Zealand at Delhi in 1955-56.

In all Test history only one bowler- Australia’s Bryce McGain- has conceded more runs in an innings on Test debut without taking a wicket. McGain conceded 149 against South Africa at Cape Town in 2008-09.

Ravindra Jadeja conceded 21 runs in one over to hold the dubious record of an Indian conceding most runs in one over against England. Pankaj Singh joined him later!

source: bcci.tv


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