England vs India: Statistical Preview Fifth ODI

Rahul Dravid signed off his career in ODIs with a brilliant – 69 off 79 balls. His 83rd fifty in ODIs is his 11th against England Getty Images

Cardiff: Sep 17, 2011

Statistical highlights of the fifth and final ODI between India and England on Friday.

# Alastair Cook is the first England captain to win all five tosses in a bilateral series and the second English captain in ODIs. In the 1999 World Cup, Alec Stewart had won all five tosses.

# Virat Kohli (107) became the second Indian batsman to post a hundred against England in England.

# Kohli’s knock is the highest by an Indian batsman against England in England, surpassing Sachin Tendulkar’s 105 not out at Chester-le-Street on July 4, 2002.

# Kohli became the sixth Indian batsman after Sachin Tendulkar (three), Rahul Dravid (twice), Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev and Ajay Jadeja to post a hundred in ODIs in England.

# Kohli has posted six centuries in ODIs – two against Bangladesh and one each against Sri Lanka, England, Australia and New Zealand.

# Kohli has posted three hundreds each in India and away from home.

# Jonathan Trott (63 off 60 balls) recorded his first fifty against India – his 14th in ODIs.

# Bopara and Bairstow managed 75 (unbroken) in only 40 balls at a run rate of 11.25 – England’s second best for the fifth wicket in terms of run-rate.

# On his debut in ODIs, Jonny Bairstow received the Man of the Match for registering an unbeaten match-winning 41 off 21 balls – his strike rate being 195.23.

# England’s 3-0 series victory is their largest in a bilateral series against India without losing a single ODI.

# India (304/6) posted their fifth total of 300 or more against England in England in ODIs.

# India posted their highest total in international games against England in 2011, outstripping their 300 in The Oval Test.

# Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli shared a third-wicket stand of 170 – India’s highest against England in England, bettering the 104 between Sourav Ganguly and Dravid at Birmingham on August 27, 2007.

# The partnership is India’s second highest for the third wicket against England – the highest is 175 between Navjot Singh Sidhu and Mohammad Azharuddin at Gwalior on March 4, 1993.

# The stand is the highest for any wicket at Sophia Gardens, eclipsing the 154 for the first wicket between Herschelle Gibbs and Graeme Smith for South Africa against Zimbabwe on July 5, 2003.

# The 170-run partnership is the highest shared by Dravid against England for any wicket, bettering the 169-run partnership for the fourth wicket at Chester-le-Street on July 4, 2002.

# Kohli’s knock is his joint second highest in ODIs – his highest is 118 against Australia at Visakhapatnam on October 20, 2010.

# Kohli’s 107 is the highest innings at Cardiff, bettering the 100 by Mohammad Ashraful against Australia on June 18, 2005.

# Rahul Dravid (648 at an average of 38.11 in 20 matches) has become the top Indian run-scorer against England in England, eclipsing Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 639 at an average of 39.93 in 17 matches.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni (236 at an average of 78.66 in five matches) has equalled a record as Indian skipper in a bilateral series against England. Sourav Ganguly had also managed 236 in five matches at an average of 47.20 in 2001-02.

# Dhoni posted three consecutive fifties for the first time against England – 69 at The Oval, 78 not out at Lord’s and 50 not out at Cardiff.

# His strike rate of 192.30 while recording a fifty – 50 not out off 26 balls – is the highest by an Indian against England in ODIs (minimum qualification 50), bettering Yuvraj Singh’s 176.92 at Rajkot on November 14, 2008 during his innings of 138 not out off 78 balls.

# Ravindra Jadeja posted his fourth duck in ODIs – his first against England.

# Dhoni posted his sixth fifty against England – his 41st in ODIs.

# Rahul Dravid signed off his career in ODIs with a brilliant – 69 off 79 balls. His 83rd fifty in ODIs is his 11th against England.

# Dravid, during the course of his innings, completed 1,000 runs against England in ODIs, managing 1012 (ave.38.92) in 30 matches. He has become the fourth Indian to accomplish the feat against England, joining Tendulkar (1455), Yuvraj (1187) and Virender Sehwag (1008).

# Dravid has registered 95 innings of fifty-plus – 12 centuries and 83 fifties – the fifth highest in ODIs – the top four batsmen are Sachin Tendulkar (143), Ricky Ponting (111), Jacques Kallis (99) and Sanath Jayasuriya (96).

# Alastair Cook (50) posted his fifth fifty, apart from one hundred, as captain. As English skipper, he is averaging 56.63 – 623 in 13 matches.

# Cook’s fifty against India is his eighth in ODIs.

# Dhoni has got the Player of the series award for the fifth time in ODIs – his first against England.(PTI)