Third Test: 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.
  • Strauss is the third English skipper to register 20 wins or more, joining Michael Vaughan (26) and Peter May (20).
  • Praveen Kumar (40 off 18 balls) registered his best ever innings in Tests, outstripping the 26 in the first innings of the recently concluded Test.
  • Praveen has become the first Indian number nine batsman to hit three sixes in a Test innings in England.
  • Praveen (26 & 40), for the first time, has posted 50-plus runs in a Test match.
  • Praveen`s outstanding strike rate of 222.22 is an Indian record in Tests (minimum 25 runs). His strike rate overall is the ninth best in Test annals.
  • Dhoni-Praveen pair (84 & 75) became the first in Test annals to register a stand of 75 or more for the eighth wicket in each innings of a Test match.
  • Stuart Broad has claimed 20 wickets or more in a Test series for the first time, capturing 21 at an average of 11.95. He has topped the bowling charts in the series.
  • Alastair Cook has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the fourth time in Tests.
  • Amit Mishra (22) has recorded his highest Test innings in England.
  • Dhoni (77 & 74 not out) has become the first Indian captain to amass 100 runs or more in an Edgbaston Test.
  • Dhoni is now the fourth Indian skipper to post 50 or more in each innings of a Test match in England, joining Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi (64 + 148 at Leeds in 1967), Sourav Ganguly (68 + 99 at Nottingham in 2002) and Vijay Hazare (89 + 56 at Leeds in 1952).
  • Dhoni has recorded two fifty-plus four times in a Test match as captain-cum-wicketkeeper.


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