India vs England, 5th Test: Statistical highlights from Day 1

PTI| Last Updated: Aug 16, 2014, 12:13 PM IST

London: Statistical highlights at the end of first day`s play in the fifth Test between India and England at the Oval, here Friday.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni is leading India in his 15th Test against England, bettering Sunil Gavaskar`s tally of 14 - the highest tally by a captain in England-India Tests.

Alastair Cook is appearing in his 107th successive Test, eclipsing Sunil Gavaskar`s tally of appearing in 106 Tests in a row. Mark Waugh had appeared in 107 Tests. Only Allan Border (153) has played more Tests in a row than Cook.

Murali Vijay became the first Indian batsman to manage 400 runs in the present Test series - his aggregate is 400 (ave.44.44) in nine innings. He has totalled 400 runs or more in a Test series for the second time. In 2012-13 against Australia, he had totalled 430 (ave.61.42) in four Tests.

For the second time in a Test series, Dhoni has registered four innings of fifty or more - the first instance being against Australia in India in 2008-09.

Dhoni has so far faced 704 balls in the present rubber - the most faced by him in a series.

Dhoni (82 off 140 balls) has recorded his 12th fifty against England. He has extended his record for most half-centuries against an opponent without registering a century. With Australia`s Monty Noble, he shares a record for most fifties (eight) without recording a hundred in England.

Dhoni`s captain`s knock of 82 is his third innings of eighty-plus against England in Tests in England - his highest score being 92 at The Oval in 2007.

Dhoni`s knock is his 24th fifty as captain - his 33rd in Tests. He has totalled 349 runs (ave. 38.77) - his best performance in a Test series, bettering the 326 (ave.81.50) in four Tests vs Australia in India in 2012-13.

Dhoni has registered 55.41 % of runs in India`s total of 148, providing the first occasion of an Indian skipper recording more than 50% of runs in a team innings.

Virat Kohli has recorded his worst performance in a Test rubber - his aggregate being 114 in nine innings at an average of 12.66. For the first time, he has not registered a Test fifty in nine consecutive innings.

Dhoni and Ishant Sharma were involved in a stand of 58 - India`s highest tenth wicket stand in Tests when they lost nine wickets for less than 100 runs.

In the present series, the tenth-wicket partnership has produced 466 (ave.42.36) in twelve innings - a record in a Test series, eclipsing the 458 (ave.24.10) in the 1924-25 series, involving England and Australia.

Before registering 40 runs, India lost five wickets (36 runs) - the sixth occasion when they have lost their first five wickets for less than 40 in an innings in England.

An Indian opening pair is without a fifty-run partnership in seventeen innings - the last fifty-run stand is 77 between Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay against West Indies at Mumbai in November 2013.

Ajinkya Rahane has recorded his first duck in eighteen innings in Tests.

Indian batsmen have registered fourteen ducks in the present series as against three for England - all three from Ben Stokes.

Chris Woakes (3/30) recorded his best bowling figures in Tests.

Chris Jordan (3/32) registered his best bowling figures in Tests, eclipsing the 3 for 102 vs Sri Lanka at Lord`s in June 2014.