Edgbaston Test, Day 3: Statistical highlights

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

  • Alastair Cook, with his career-best 294, became the third England batsman to post a double century against India at Edgbaston.
  • David Lloyd (214 not out in 1974) and David Gower (200 not out in 1979) were the first two batsmen to register double centuries against India at Edgbaston.
  • Cook`s superb innings is the 50th double century for England in Tests.
  • Rahul Dravid has become the first batsman to manage 10,000 runs as number three batsman -- 10011 at an average of 54.11 in 206 innings.
  • Dravid has recorded 27 centuries and 47 fifties at number three in Tests. Out of his 19 sixes in Tests, 17 have been recorded at number three.
  • Tim Bresnan (53 not out off 75 balls) has posted his third Test fifty -- his second against India.
  • India have conceded 34 leg byes -- the most in a Test innings, eclipsing the 31 in England`s total of 515 at The Oval in 2002.
  • India have conceded 63 extras in England`s 710 for seven wickets declared -- a record in England-India Tests. India`s all-time worst record in a Test innings is 76, conceded in Pakistan`s innings in the 2007-08 Bangalore Test.
  • Eoin Morgan (104 off 199 balls) has posted his highest innings against India, outstripping the 70 at Trent Bridge last month.
  • Morgan`s innings is his second highest in Tests, next only to the 130 against Pakistan at Nottingham last year.
  • Morgan has recorded a century each against Pakistan and India.
  • Amit Mishra has conceded 150 runs or more in a Test innings for the second time. Against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in November 2009, he had conceded 200 runs -- 58-6-203-1.
  • England (710/7d) have recorded their highest total against India, outstripping the 653 for four wickets declared at Lord`s in 1990.
  • England`s previous highest at Birmingham was 633 for five wickets declared against India in 1979.
  • England (710 for seven wickets declared) have recorded their third highest total in Tests -- the highest two being 903 for 7 wickets declared against Australia at The Oval in 1938 and 849 against West Indies at Kingston in 1929-30.
  • The above total is the third highest by a team against India in Tests, next only to the 952/6d by Sri Lanka at Colombo, RPS in 1997 and 760/7d by Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in 2009-10.
  • Cook`s previous highest in Tests was 235 not out against Australia at Brisbane in November 2010.
  • Cook has managed 893 runs (ave 89.30) in ten innings in Tests in 2011 at a strike rate of 51.08.
  • During his 294, Cook faced 545 balls -- the second highest by an England batsman against India in a Test innings, next only to the 555 balls faced by Geoff Boycott, during his unbeaten 246 at Leeds in June 1967.
  • Cook`s knock is the sixth highest for England in Tests -- the highest being 364 by Len Hutton against Australia at The Oval in 1938.
  • Cook`s superb innings is the third highest against India -- the top two being 340 by Sanath Jayasuriya at Colombo RPS in 1997 and 333 by Graham Gooch at Lord`s in 1990.
  • Cook and Morgan shared a stand of 222 for the fourth wicket -- England`s highest against India at Edgbaston, beating the 191 between Boycott and Gower in July 1979.
  • Virender Sehwag is the first Indian opener to register a king pair in Tests.
  • Sehwag has recorded his first Pair in Tests.
  • India conceded a first innings lead of 486 – their highest against England.
  • India have earned a dubious distinction by conceding 490 to West Indies at Kolkata in 1958-59 -- the highest conceded to a team by India.
  • India, for the second time in the present Test series, have conceded three stands of 100-plus -- the first instance being at Trent Bridge.


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