Statistical Highlights: Lord’s Test, Day 2

London: Statistical highlights of the second day`s play in the first cricket Test between India and England at the Lord`s.

• Praveen Kumar (5/106) recorded his career-best bowling figures in Tests -- his first five-wicket haul in Tests, eclipsing the 3 for 38 against West Indies at Kingston last month.

• Kumar has become the 12th Indian bowler to claim five wickets or more in an innings at Lord`s. Amar Singh (6/35 in 1936) and Bishan Singh Bedi (6/226 in 1974) are the only two Indian bowlers to take six wickets in an innings at Lord`s.

• Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to bowl in a Test match on four occasions – twice against England - at Mohali in 2008-09 and at Lord`s in 2011 and once each against New Zealand at Ahmedabad in 2010-11 and Pakistan at Faisalabad in 2005-06.

• Syed Kirmani had an opportunity to bowl three times in Tests and Kiran More and Ajay Ratra once each.

• Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to bowl in a Test match in England apart from becoming the first Indian wicketkeeper to bowl a maiden over in Tests.

• Dhoni has taken 163 catches as a wicketkeeper, overtaking Syed Kirmani`s tally of 160 catches and setting an Indian record.

• Harbhajan Singh (35-3-152-0), for the second time in a Test innings against England, has conceded 150 runs or more. In the 2002 Trent Bridge Test, his bowling figures in England`s first innings were 45-3-175-3.

• Harbhajan has now conceded 150 runs or more nine times in Tests. In terms of runs conceded, his worst bowling figures are - 48.4-4-189-2 against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in 2009-10.

• Graeme Swann (24) recorded his highest innings against India.

• Ian Bell has so far averaged 163.66 this year, his runs` tally being 491 in six innings, three times not out.

• Among batsmen with 400 runs or more in 2011, Bell`s average is the best.

• Bell has managed 115 against Australia, 103 not out, 52, 57 not out and 119 not out against Sri Lanka and 45 against India in 2011. His tally of 491 in 2011 is exceeded only by Alastair Cook`s 591.

• Kevin Pietersen (202 not out off 326 balls) has recorded his 18th century in 75 Tests -- his fourth against India.

• Pietersen, in his last five innings against India, has recorded three hundreds - 101 at The Oval in 2007; 4 and 1 at Chennai, 144 at Mohali in December 2008 and 202 not out at Lord`s.

• Pietersen`s knock is his third double hundred in Tests -- one each against India, Australia and West Indies and India. His career-best is 227 against Australia at Adelaide in December last year.

• Pietersen, in the course of his double century, completed his 1,000 runs at Lord`s, totalling 1182 at an average of 69.52 in 13 Tests, including five centuries and three fifties.

• Pietersen became the sixth batsman to complete 1,000 runs or more at Lord`s. He joined Graham Gooch (2015), Alec Stewart (1476), Andrew Strauss (1386), David Gower (1241) and Geoff Boycott (1189).

• Pietersen`s tally of five centuries at Lord`s is the second highest, behind Graham Gooch and Michael Vaughan. Both had made six hundreds each at Lord`s.

• Pietersen became the third English batsman to record a double hundred against India at Lord`s, joining Graham Gooch (333 in 1990) and Joe Hardstaff jr. (205 not out in 1946).

• Pietersen is the 12th English batsman to complete 6,000 runs or more in Tests, totalling 6030 at an average of 49.83 in 75 Tests.

• Pietersen and Bell put on a stand of 110 for the fourth wicket - England`s sixth of 100-plus stand against India at Lord`s. Gooch and Robin Smith had put on 192 in 1990 - England`s highest.

• Matt Prior (71) recorded his highest innings against India, surpassing the 53 not out at Chennai in December 2008. His second half-century against India is his 17th in Tests.

• Prior completed 500 runs at Lord`s -- 540 in eight Tests at an average of 49.09. His tally includes two hundreds and two fifties. His two hundreds at Lord`s are 126 not out against West Indies in 2007 and 126 against Sri Lanka in June 2011.


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