Cheteshwar Pujara is one of the eleven Indians to have recorded two or more centuries in a Test series against England © PTI
Mumbai: Nov 23, 2012
Statistical highlights on day one of the second Test between India and England on Friday at Mumbai.
# Ravichandran Ashwin (60 not out off 84 balls) has posted his first fifty against England – his second in Tests.
# Ashwin’s aforesaid innings is his third highest score in Tests. His only hundred in Tests is 103 against the West Indies in the 2011-12 Mumbai Test.
# Ashwin and Pujara have shared a stand of 97 (unbroken) for the seventh wicket – India’s second highest against England at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. Ravi Shastri and Syed Kirmani had put on 235 in November 1984.
# Virender Sehwag (30 off 43 balls) has posted his highest score against England at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
# In first team innings, Sehwag is averaging 64.71 – 6407 in 100 innings. His tally includes 22 hundreds and 18 fifties.
# Yuvraj Singh has registered his first duck against England – his seventh in Tests.
# Monty Panesar’s superb bowling figures of four for 91 are his best against India in Tests.
# Panesar is likely to improve his present strike rate of 92.4 in Tests in India.
# For the first time in Tests, Cheteshwar Pujara has registered hundreds in consecutive Tests – all unbeaten knocks – 206 & 41 in the Ahmedabad Test and 114 – against England.
# Pujara is one of the eleven Indians to have recorded two or more centuries in a Test series against England.
Azharuddin had registered three in India in 1984-85 and Dravid twice – in 2002 and 2011 – both times in England.
# Pujara’s superb unbeaten 114 is his third hundred in Tests – his first was 159 against New Zealand at Hyderabad.
# With his two hundreds, Pujara took his run-aggregate to 361 without being dismissed – the most in the current series.
The said performance is his best performance in Tests.
# Sachin has been bowled on 52 occasions. Rahul Dravid (55) and Allan Border (53) have registered more bowled dismissals in Tests than Sachin.