Mohali: Jan 23, 2013
Statistical highlights of the fourth and penultimate one-day international match between India and England at Mohali on Wednesday.
# Alastair Cook, with 185 runs at an average of 46.25 is the top run-scorer for England in the present series.
# Cook (76 off 106 balls) has posted his 15th fifty in ODIs - his sixth against India. The said knock is his highest score in ODIs on Indian soil, eclipsing the 75 at Rajkot on January 11, 2013.
# Kevin Pietersen and Cook have shared a stand of 95 - England's highest for the second wicket in ODIs at Mohali.
Their fourth highest for this wicket-position against India in India in ODIs.
# Pietersen's innings of 76 off 93 balls is his eighth fifty against India - his 24th in ODIs.
# Pietersen has registered four hundreds and 15 fifties in a losing cause in ODIs.
# Ravindra Jadeja, with eight wickets at an average of 14.50, has registered his best performance in terms of averages in a bilateral series. His tally is the highest for India in the present series.
# Joe Root (57 not out off 45 balls) has posted his first fifty in ODIs. His excellent strike rate of 126.66 is the fourth highest by England's number six batsman against India (minimum 50).
# Suresh Raina has been adjudged the Man of the Match for the ninth time in ODIs - his fourth award against England.
# Raina became the first player to post three half-centuries - all in consecutive innings - 50 at Rajkot; 55 at Kochi and 89 not out at Mohali. Raina, with 194 runs (ave. 97.00) in only three innings, is the leading run-getter in the present rubber.
# Raina's marvellous innings is his highest against England in ODIs, beating the 84 at Lord's on September 11, 2011.
# Raina's tenth half-century against England is his 27th in ODIs.
# Under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership, India have won 77 games and lost 46 out of 134 contested in ODIs (NR 8 & Tied 3) - winning % 62.30. He has overtaken Sourav Ganguly's tally of 76 wins in 147 matches - a tally exceeded only Mohammamd Azharuddin - 90 wins in 174 games than Dhoni as an Indian captain.
# India have won four consecutive bilateral series against England for the first time in ODIs - 5-1 in 2005-06; 5-0 in 2008-09; 5-0 in 2011-12 and 3-1 in 2012-13.
# England have lost both their games to India at PCA Stadium on October 20, 2011 and January 13, 2013.
# Rohit Sharma (83 off 93 balls) has posted his first fifty against England - his 13th in ODIs. The said innings is his first fifty as an opener.
# Since making 95 against the West Indies at Ahmedabad on December 5, 2011, Sharma has registered his highest score in 16 innings in ODIs. During the course of his said innings, Sharma has completed his 2,000 runs in ODIs, totalling 2061 at an average of 31.22 in 87 matches.
First Published: January 23, 2013, 10:51 pm