Home > News >

India tour of England 2014: Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes first No 9 to score three fifties in Test Series

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the second highest batting average in the ongoing series © Getty Images
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has the second highest batting average in the ongoing series © Getty Images

By Rajarshi Mujumdar

Jul 21, 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has become the first No 9 to score three fifties in a Test series. Nine cricketers; including names like Madan Lal, Asif Iqbal, Andy Blignaut, Harbhajan Singh, and Graeme Swann have scored two each before. He also has the second highest batting average (69.66) in the ongoing Test series between India and England, just behind Murali Vijay (79.5).

Bhuvneshwar came in handy with the bat in both the innings during the first Test at Trent Bridge with two half-centuries to his name. He stood tall and frustrated all the English pacers, who tried to bowl him out. And now in the second Test at Lord’s, he scored a crucial half-century in the second innings along with Ravindra Jadeja to take the lead past 300 runs. It is evident that he is making things difficult for England almost single-handedly. With three half-centuries in four innings, he proudly owns the record of first No 9 to score three half-centuries in a Test series.

MS Dhoni is definitely elated to add an all-rounder in the form of Bhuvneshwar in the line- up. The Indian team will be hoping that it surely not the end of the roads for Bhuvneshwar, but it is just the beginning of a new era.

Complete coverage of India’s tour of England 2014

(Rajarshi Majumdar is a reporter at CricketCountry. He played cricket for all age levels under the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) for over 12 years. Apart from cricket he is an avid follower of football, supports Manchester United and a foodie at heart.)

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 20, 2014 (14:30 IST)   at Kolkata

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Dubai

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 (19:00 IST)   at Cuttack

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Oct 25, 2014 (09:30 IST)   at Dhaka

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 27, 2014 (03:00 IST)   at Hamilton

More

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 24, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 72 runs

South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2014

Oct 21, 2014  at Mount Maunganui

South Africa won by 6 wkts

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 17, 2014  at Dharamsala

India won by 59 runs

West Indies tour of India, 2014

Oct 14, 2014  at Visakhapatnam

Match cancelled

Pakistan vs Australia in UAE, 2014

Oct 12, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Australia won by 1 run

Photos

Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test at Dubai

Videos

Amla feels Proteas more acclimatised to conditions

Live Cricket Score Duleep Trophy Central Zone vs North Zone, semi-final at Mohali Day 4: Mahesh Rawat’s ton puts match beyond North’s reach

Live Cricket Score Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 4: Australia lose early wickets

Live Cricket Score Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 1st Test Day 1 at Mirpur: Bangladesh grab upper hand at Stumps

World Cup 1992, England vs Pakistan: Three hours of rain changes course of tournament

David Warner’s transformation into a dependable and effervescent batsman

Australia Australia tour of UAE 2014 Australia vs Pakistan Australia vs Pakistan 2014 India New Zealand New Zealand vs South Africa New Zealand vs South Africa 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs Australia Pakistan vs Australia 2014 South Africa South Africa tour of New Zealand 2014 South Africa vs New Zealand South Africa vs New Zealand 2014

Suresh Raina gifts Aditya Garhwal an autographed bat

Dwayne Bravo says West Indies pull-out had everybody’s consent

Younis Khan scores 26th ton to establish Pakistan record

Younis Khan becomes seventh Pakistani cricketer to score two hundreds in a Test

Bangladesh gain upper-hand over Zimbabwe at stumps on Day 1 of 1st Test

Younis Khan scores 26th ton to establish Pakistan record

Younis Khan becomes seventh Pakistani cricketer to score two hundreds in a Test

Virat Kohli and others with 20 ODI hundreds

David Warner and others with records related to hundreds in consecutive Test innings

Strangers, Brothers and Cricket— the English novelist CP Snow’s lasting passion for the game

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

642 Posts | 9 Fans

Virat Kohli's Family Meets Anushka Sharma

Dear IAF, every smartphone not just Xiaomi could be a security threat

Nitish Kumar to hold ‘Sampark Yatra’ across Bihar from Nov 13

Dhanush’s Vellai Illa Pattadhaari completes 100 days!

Shahid Kapoor’s Haider screened at Rome Film Festival!

Top Sex Positions: Frog Princess

Apple to merge Beats Music with iTunes next year as music sales fall 14 percent in 2014: WSJ

How to make tamarind or imli packs for hair and skin

To escape Islamic State jihadis, Yazidis hide on Mount Sinjar

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here