Mumbai: Nov 25, 2012
Statistical highlights on the third day of the second cricket Test between India and England, on Sunday.
# Pragyan Ojha has now taken five wickets or more in an innings for the fifth time in his Test career – twice each against England and the West Indies and once against New Zealand.
# Ojha has captured five wickets in an innings in three Tests in a row for the first time – 5/99 & 2/49 vs New Zealand at Bangalore; 5/45 & 4/120 vs England at Motera and 5 for 143 at Wankhede Stadium – all this year.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the second Indian wicketkeeper after Syed Kirmani (108 in 48) to complete a century of dismissals in India – his tally being 101 (83 catches + 18 stumpings) in 34 Tests.
# Sachin Tendulkar has not scored a half-century in his last 10 innings, His run tally is 153 runs at an average of 15.30.
# Tendulkar has not recorded a Test hundred in his last 28 innings – the most innings by him without a century.
# Tendulkar has been dismissed by Monty in each innings of a Test match for the first time.
# Tendulkar is averaging 22.83 in seven Tests this year – 274 runs in twelve innings, including a fifty.
# Monty Panesar‘s performance of 5 for 61 is his best in a Test innings against India. It is his 12th five-wicket haul in an innings – his second against India.
# Monty, for the first time, has recorded five wickets in both innings of a Test match.
# Monty has taken 10 wickets in a Test match for the second time – his best figures are 10 for 187 (4/50 + 6/137) against the West Indies at Manchester in June 2007.
# Monty (10/190) has become the second spinner to take 10 wickets in a Test match for England against India. Hedley Verity had claimed 11 for 153 at Chennai in 1933-34.
# Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook shared a stand of 206 – England’s first stand of 200 or more for the third wicket against India in India. The partnership is the third highest for the third wicket for England against India.
# Pietersen is the third batsman to record 10 innings of 150 or more for England in Tests. He has joined Wally Hammond and Len Hutton.
# Pietersen’s 186 off 233 balls is the third highest by an England batsman against India in India – the two double centurions are 207 by Mike Gatting at Chennai in 1984-85 and 201 by Graeme Fowler in the same Chennai Test.
# Pietersen’s marvellous strike rate of 79.82 is the highest by a batsman registering 175 or more against India on Indian soil.
# Gautam Gambhir has recorded his first fifty in 10 innings in Tests. His unbeaten 53 off 109 balls is his 20th Test fifty – his third against England.
# Cook became the first batsman to post centuries in each of his first four Tests as captain – two against Bangladesh followed by two against India.
# Cook has become the second player this year after Michael Clarke (1309) to amass 1,000 runs or more – 1026 at an average of 46.63 in 13 Tests. Cook has achieved the distinction for the third time.
# Wally Hammond, Colin Cowdrey, Geoff Boycott. Alastair Cook and Kevin Pietersen now an England record for most hundreds in Tests.
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