Edgbaston Test, Day 2: Statistical Highlights

Birmingham: Statistical highlights of the second day`s play in the third Test between India and England at Edgbaston.

  • Alastair Cook (182 not out off 339 balls) posted his best knock against India, surpassing the 104 not out at Nagpur in 2005-06.
  • Cook`s unbeaten knock is the fourth highest for England against India at Edgbaston - the top three innings being 214 not out by David Lloyd in 1974, 200 not out by David Gower in 1979 and 183 not out by Mike Gatting in 1986.
  • Cook`s innings is his third highest in Tests - his top two innings being 235 not out against Australia at Brisbane in 2010-11 and 189 against Australia at Sydney in 2010-11.
  • Alastair Cook and Andrew Strauss have registered 13 century partnerships - eleven for the first wicket and two for the second wicket. The pair posted their second century stand against India - their first is 118 for the first wicket at Chennai in December 2008.
  • The Strauss-Cook pair is the first English opening pair and the fourth in Tests to aggregate 4,000 runs or more – 4072 at an average of 43.31 in 96 innings. The pair joined three other pairs - West Indies` Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes (6482 at 47.31 in 148 innings), Australia`s Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden (5655 at 51.88 in 113) and Sri Lanka`s Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya (4469 at 40.26 in 118).
  • The 11 opening century stands by Cook-Strauss have been exceeded only by Greenidge-Haynes (16), Hobbs-Sutcliffe (15) and Hayden-Langer (14).
  • Kevin Pietersen (63 off 78 balls) recorded his fourth fifty against India - his 25th in Tests.
  • Pietersen has averaged 56.21 in Tests against India - 1068 in 20 innings, including four centuries and four fifties.
  • The 186-run opening partnership is England`s highest against India at Edgbaston, obliterating the 157 between David Lloyd and Dennis Amiss in 1974.
  • The said stand is the third highest for England against India for the first wicket - the top two being 225 between Atherton and Gooch at Manchester and 204 by the same pair at Lord`s - both in 1990.
  • Strauss` knock of 87 is the third highest by an English skipper against India at Edgbaston - the top two being Mike Gatting`s 183 not out in 1986 and Mike Denness` 100 in 1974.
  • Strauss` knock is his highest in seven Tests in 2011, surpassing the 60 against Australia at Sydney in January 2011.
  • England have recorded 372 in a day`s play - their best performance against India at Edgbaston - their fifth highest in a day`s play at this venue.


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