India registered their 20th Test win over England on Monday © PTI
Ahmedabad: Nov 19, 2012
Statistical highlights of the fifth day’s play of the opening cricket Test between India and England.
# Pragyan Ojha (9/165) has registered his best bowling figures in a Test match. The said figures are the seventh best by an Indian bowler in a winning cause against England in India.
# Vinoo Mankad’s splendid figures of 12 for 108 are the best by an Indian bowler in a winning cause in a Test match against England.
# Ojha has bowled 77.2 overs in the Ahmedabad Test – the most in a game by him, bettering his tally of 75 overs in the 2011-12 Mumbai Test against the visiting West Indians. His tally included 55 overs in the second innings – the most in a Test innings by him.
# Matt Prior‘s magnificent 91 off 225 balls is the second highest by an England wicketkeeper in a Test match on Indian soil. Dick Spooner had made 92 in the 1951-52 Kolkata Test.
# Prior and Cook have shared a stand of 157 – England’s second highest for the sixth wicket on Indian soil, next only to the 171 between Bob Taylor and Ian Botham in the 1979-80 Mumbai Test.
# England (406) have registered their third total of 400 or more in an innings after being followed on against India.
# England had recorded 497 for five in the 1961-62 Kanpur Test their highest after being followed on against India.
# India’s well-deserved triumph by nine wickets is their 20th in 104 Tests against England – winning per cent 19.23. They have lost 38 and drawn 46.
# India have now won 20 Tests each against Australia and England.
# Cheteshwar Pujara, for the first time, was named the Man of the Match in Tests.
# Pujara’s double hundred (206 not out) is the second by an Indian batsman after Vinod Kambli (224 in the 1992-93 Mumbai Test) in a winning cause against England.
# Pujara’s run-aggregate of 247 without being dismissed is the highest by an Indian batsman in a winning cause against England, eclipsing Vinod Kambli’s 224 in the 1992-93 Mumbai Test.
# Pujara’s aforesaid tally is the highest by any player in a winning cause in a Test match at Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad.
# India’s tally of 20 Test wins under Dhoni’s leadership is the second highest, next only to Sourav Ganguly’s 21.
# Alastair Cook (176 off 374 balls) has posted his fourth highest score in Tests – his highest in a losing cause.
# Despite posting 41 & 176 by Cook, he is averaging 28.62 in a losing cause in Tests.
# In 25 England defeats, Cook has totalled just 1431 runs at an average of 28.62. His tally includes four hundreds and four fifties.
# Cook’s only other hundred in an overseas Test in a losing cause is 116 against Austalia at Perth in December 2006.
# Cook has established a record for the highest individual innings by an England player after following on, bettering Ken Barrington’s 172 in the 1961-62 Kanpur Test against India.
# Cook’s innings is the second highest by a captain after following on. Pakistan’s Salim Malik had posted 237 against Australia at Rawalpindi in 1994-95.
# Cook spent 556 minutes at the crease in the second innings – the second longest in terms of minutes by an England player in India. Graeme Fowler had spent 563 minutes for his 201 in the 1984-85 Chennai Test. His innings is the sixth longest in terms of minutes by a visiting player in India.
# No other overseas player besides Cook has batted for such a long period in the second innings of a Test match. Andy Flower had batted for 544 minutes for his superb unbeaten 232 in the 2000-01 Nagpur Test.