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India vs England 2014: Old Trafford numbers, Facts and Figures

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India move to Old Trafford for the second Test of the 2014 tour following the defeat at The Aegas Bowl. Abhishek Mukherjee looks at the key numbers at Lancashire’s historic home ground.

It may come across as a surprise to a lot of people that Old Trafford was the second ground to host a Test on English soil after The Oval and before Lord’s. The cradle of Lancashire cricket has witnessed many a Roses encounter, but it has not been of much help to the Indians, who have not won a single Test on the ground.

Let us have a look at the numbers at Old Trafford, then.

First Test Tests Decided % Decided Balls Runs Wickets Ave SR Econ
The Oval

1880

96

59

61.5%

1,96,321

93,235

2,893

32.23

67.9

2.85

Old Trafford

1884

75

40

53.3%

1,46,372

66,891

2,153

31.07

68.0

2.74

Lord’s

1884

129

81

62.8%

2,58,926

1,24,252

3,950

31.46

65.6

2.88

Trent Bridge

1899

60

37

62.7%

1,30,018

59,339

1,830

32.43

71.0

2.74

Headingley

1899

73

55

75.3%

1,46,752

68,599

2,313

29.66

63.4

2.80

Edgbaston

1902

47

32

68.1%

90,900

44,518

1,400

31.80

64.9

2.94

Bramall Lane

1902

1

1

100.0%

1,564

823

40

20.58

39.1

3.16

Riverside

2003

5

5

100.0%

8,083

4,767

152

31.36

53.2

3.54

Sophia Gardens

2009

2

1

50.0%

4,147

2,339

50

46.78

82.9

3.38

Rose Bowl

2011

2

1

50.0%

3,829

2,177

54

40.31

70.9

3.42

As one can see, there is not much of a difference between the numbers at Old Trafford and the other English grounds. Let us, then, look back at some of the best performers at the historic ground.

Top run-scorers at Old Trafford:

Overall

Overseas

Indians

  R Ave   R Ave   R Ave
Denis Compton

818

81.80

Gordon Greenidge

503

100.60

Sunil Gavaskar

242

48.40

Michael Atherton

729

40.50

Allan Border

416

83.20

Vijay Merchant

225

56.25

Alec Stewart

704

58.66

Steve Waugh

397

99.25

Mohammad Azharuddin

190

95.00

Len Hutton

701

50.07

Bill Lawry

379

75.80

Sachin Tendulkar

187

187.00

Ken Barrington

642

58.36

Bobby Simpson

370

123.33

Mushtaq Ali

172

43.00

Highest scores at Old Trafford:

Overall

Overseas

Indians

  Runs   Runs   Runs
Bobby Simpson

311

Bobby Simpson

311

Mohammad Azharuddin

179

Ken Barrington

256

Gordon Greenidge

223

Sandeep Patil

129*

Gordon Greenidge

223

Gary Kirsten

210

Sachin Tendulkar

119*

Gary Kirsten

210

Aamer Sohail

205

Polly Umrigar

118

Aamer Sohail

205

Michael Clarke

187

Vijay Merchant

114

Most wickets at Old Trafford:

Overall

Overseas

Indians

  W Ave   W Ave   W Ave
Alec Bedser

51

13.45

Lance Gibbs

23

15.60

Vinoo Mankad

9

23.66

Jim Laker

27

12.03

Shane Warne

21

20.04

Lala Amarnath

8

20.87

Monty Panesar

25

16.73

Hugh Trumble

21

21.38

Abid Ali

8

33.62

Steve Harmison

24

19.83

Malcolm Marshall

14

13.78

Dilip Doshi

6

17.00

Lance Gibbs

23

15.60

Dennis Lillee

14

21.28

Subhash Gupte

6

29.00

Tom Richardson

23

17.39

Terry Alderman

14

22.28

Graham McKenzie

14

26.00

As is easily noticeable, Anderson may turn out to be a major threat for the Indians.

Best bowling at Old Trafford:

Overall

Overseas

Indians

  Figures   Figures   Figures
Jim Laker

10/53

Frank Laver

8/31

Dilip Doshi

6/102

Jim Laker

9/37

Alf Valentine

8/104

Lala Amarnath

5/96

Frank Laver

8/31

Craig McDermott

8/141

Vinoo Mankad

5/102

Fred Trueman

8/31

Malcolm Marshall

7/22

Raman Surendranath

5/115

Alf Valentine

8/104

Darren Sammy

7/66

Abid Ali

4/64

Highest team scores at Old Trafford:

Overall

Overseas teams

India

  Scores   Scores   Scores
Australia

656/8 decl

Australia

656/8 decl

India

432

England

627/9 decl

South Africa

552/5 decl

India

390/5

England

611

Australia

527/7 decl

India

379/8

England

571/8 decl

South Africa

521/8 decl

India

376

South Africa

552/5 decl

Pakistan

505/9 decl

India

343/6

Lowest team scores at Old Trafford:

Overall

Overseas teams

India

Scores   Scores   Scores
India

58

India

58

India

58

Australia

70

Australia

70

India

82

England

71

Australia

81

India

170

Australia

81

India

82

India

182

India

82

Australia

84

India

203

Biggest partnerships at Old Trafford:

 

Overall

India

Wicket Runs

Batsmen

Runs

Batsmen

1st

225

Michael Atherton Graham Gooch

203

Vijay Merchant Mushtaq Ali

2nd

238

Gary Kirsten Jacques Kallis

109

Nari Contractor Abbas Ali Baig

3rd

267

Michael Vaughan Graham Thorpe

74

Sanjay Manjrekar Dilip Vengsarkar

4th

214

Michael Clarke Steve Smith

189

Sanjay Manjrekar Mohammad Azharuddin

5th

219

Bobby Simpson Brian Booth

112

Mohammad Azharuddin Sachin Tendulkar

6th

180*

Steve Waugh Ian Healy

78

Polly Umrigar Abbas Ali Baig

7th

160*

Sachin Tendulkar Manoj Prabhakar

160*

Sachin Tendulkar Manoj Prabhakar

8th

168

Ray Illingworth Peter Lever

97

Sandeep Patil Madan Lal

9th

104

Rodney Marsh John Gleeson

13*

Sandeep Patil Suru Nayak

10th

98

Alan Davidson Graham McKenzie

31

Sachin Tendulkar Narendra Hirwani

(Abhishek Mukherjee is the Deputy Editor and Cricket Historian at CricketCountry. He blogs at http://ovshake.blogspot.in and can be followed on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ovshake42)

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