The Oval Test Statistical highlights: India V England

London: Statistical highlights of the fourth day`s play in the fourth and final Test between India and England.

  • Rahul Dravid`s unbeaten knock of 146 is his 35th hundred in Tests. Only three batsmen -- Sachin Tendulkar (51), Jacques Kallis (40) and Ricky Ponting (39) -- have registered more centuries than Dravid.
  • Dravid has overtaken the tallies of Sunil Gavaskar (34) and Brian Lara (34). His tally of 21 centuries on foreign soil is bettered only by Sachin Tendulkar (29).
  • Dravid and Tendulkar share a record for most hundreds (seven) in India-England Tests.
  • Tendulkar has become the first batsman to manage 33,000 international runs -- 33,030 at an average of 49.52 in 635 matches.
  • Amit Mishra (43) posted his second highest innings in Tests -- his highest is 50 against Bangladesh at Chittagong in January 2010.
  • S Sreesanth posted his 10th duck in Tests -- his second against England.
  • VVS Laxman has not performed to the expectations, aggregating 182 in eight innings at an average of 22.75, including two fifties.
  • Matt Prior, with 16 dismissals (15 catches + one stumping), has equalled a record for most dismissals in England-India Test series.
  • Prior (149 dismissals) is all set to complete 150 dismissals in 47 Tests.
  • Virender Sehwag (33) has failed to post a half-century in eight innings -- his last fifty (63) was against South Africa at Centurion in December 2010.
  • For the first time in a Test series against India, James Anderson has captured 20 wickets or more -- 21 at an average of 24.80.
  • Anderson has bagged 45 wickets (ave.29.24) in 10 Tests against India.
  • Rahul Dravid has become the third Indian player after Sunil Gavaskar (127 not out against Pakistan at Faisalabad in 1982-83) and Virender Sehwag (201 not out against Sri Lanka at Galle in July/August 2008) to carry his bat through a completed Test innings.
  • Dravid has totalled 461 runs at an average of 76.83 in the series -- the highest for India.
  • Dravid became the fourth batsmen to post six centuries or more in Tests against England in England -- the other three are two Australians -- Don Bradman (11), Steve Waugh (7) and West Indian, Gordon Greenidge (6).
  • Graeme Swann (3/102) produced his best bowling figures against India, bettering the 3 for 122 at Mohali in December 2008.
  • Swann has completed 125 wickets (ave.29.08) in 32 Tests under Andrew Strauss` captaincy.
  • Swann has completed his 600 wickets in 216 first-class matches -- 601 at an average of 3217.
  • Dravid became the first Indian batsman to post three centuries in a Test series in England twice -- in 2002 and 2011. Don Bradman (1930 and 1938) and Dravid are the only two players to register three or more centuries in a Test series twice against England in England.
  • India (300) have recorded their first total of 300 in the present series, bettering the 288 at Trent Bridge.


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