Eng v Ind, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 2nd day July 10, 2014

Bhuvneshwar, Shami in longest last-wicket stand in England

Indian batsmen, including the lower order, apply themselves to bat long periods collecting records along the way.

  • Vijay's 146 was the seventh instance of an Indian batsman scoring a century during his first match in England. The others are Sourav Ganguly, Vijay Manjrekar, Sandeep Patil, Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Abbas Ali Baig and Ajit Agarkar. He faced 361 balls, and only three Indian batsmen have played more balls during an innings in England.

  • Vijay and MS Dhoni raised the sixth partnership of 100 or more for the fifth wicket by an Indian pair in England. Three of the previous five stands came in losses, while the other two were from drawn Tests.

  • Dhoni scored 82 runs before being run out, only the fourth time that he was dismissed in that fashion, and the first time outside India. Dhoni now has five half-centuries in England, the most for him in any country outside India. His nine fifties against England are also more than he has against any other Test nation. Dhoni has 15 fifties in away Tests, to go along with 15 fifties at home.

  • Dhoni recorded his second instance of playing more than 150 balls in an innings outside the subcontinent. The other instance was in England as well, when Dhoni led a rearguard to save the Lord's Test in 2007.

  • India went from 344 for 5 to 346 for 9, a collapse of four wickets for two runs. England took four for one against Sri Lanka at Headingley in June. There have been 32 instances of teams losing nos. 6 to 9 for a total of zero, one or two runs in Tests.

  • India were rescued by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, who surpassed all expectations with a stand of 111, the second-highest partnership for the 10th wicket by any Indian pair.

  • Bhuvneshwar and Shami faced 229 balls, the most by a final-wicket pair in England and the only instance when a 10th wicket pair had played more than 200 balls at Trent Bridge. They hold India's record for the most balls faced by the final-wicket pair and are fourth-highest overall. It was the second time the last two batsmen have added more than 100 runs at this venue. In terms of balls played, the last three 10th wicket partnerships at Trent Bridge have been the three longest at this ground. Even in terms of runs scored, the the last two Tests at this ground have now seen the two best 10th wicket stands.

  • Bhuvneshwar and Shami recorded the third instance of Indian batsmen from no.9 or below scoring half-centuries.

  • In each of the last three years, England have allowed the opposition's 10th wicket to score at least one 100-plus partnership. In the fifteen years before that, England endured this humiliation on only once.

  • Four England seamers bowled more than 25 overs each for the third successive Test. A feat that has happened only thrice in 99 Tests before that (since 16 May 2006).

  • Stuart Broad bowled 33 overs for two wickets at an economy rate of 1.60, the third-best economy rate for an English bowler who has bowled more than 25 overs in an innings post 2000. It is the best at Trent Bridge in 33 years since Bob Willis returned figures of 3/47 in 30 overs (economy 1.56) against Australia.

  • James Anderson was at the other end of the spectrum, conceding 123 runs in 38 overs, only the third time he has conceded 100-plus runs in an innings at Trent Bridge, which is otherwise one of his favourite Test venues. Two have now come against India and these are his two most expensive spells at this venue.

  • India have made a 400-plus score in the first innings of a Test match against England on 29 previous occasions. Nineteen of them were drawn and nine were won by India. However, England did win on one occasion and maybe they can draw inspiration from that game.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo.

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  • Dummy4 on July 11, 2014, 6:28 GMT

    @Suman Roy - You are probably referring to Dhoni's 90 at Centurion - http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/match/463146.html. However, he played only 106 balls in that innings. Here is a full list of all Dhoni's innings terms of balls played - http://stats.espncricinfo.com/ci/engine/player/28081.html?class=1;orderby=balls_faced;template=results;type=batting;view=innings. Any feedback is always welcome.

  • Dummy4 on July 11, 2014, 5:26 GMT

    it is NOT rue that Dhoni recorded his second instance of playing more than 150 balls in an innings outside the subcontinent. The other instance was in England as well, when Dhoni led a rearguard to save the Lord's Test in 2007. He also played a stellar innings of 90 in Johanesburg in an effort to save the test match against South in 2011 where he played 173 deliveries. Please check http://www.espncricinfo.com/south-africa-v-india-2013-14/engine/current/match/648667.html

  • Rodney on July 11, 2014, 4:48 GMT

    well done guys but i dont understand why ishant come befor shami?

  • Manesh on July 11, 2014, 3:53 GMT

    Congrats to Shami and Bhuvi. Well done. It will be hard for Binny to hold his place if he cannot do anything with ball either.

  • Darshan on July 11, 2014, 2:42 GMT

    Bhuvaneshwar is a good batsman. He should bat before Jadeja. JAdeja is also a good batsman but he lacks responsibility.

  • Senguttuvan on July 11, 2014, 1:06 GMT

    Bhuvanesh have a good technic. One of the great tailender partnership i have seen.

  • Dummy4 on July 10, 2014, 20:14 GMT

    It's not true that the last three 10th-wicket stands have been the highest in terms of runs. They are the highest in terms of runs where the number of balls faced is known. For instance, Fleetwood-Smith and McCabe put on 77 in 1938.

  • Michael on July 10, 2014, 19:50 GMT

    As usual Test cricket brings up something special even in a rather dull two days. But what the record partnership really shows is the incompetence of Cook's captaincy. A dreadful display, if defeat follows he must be sacked. England have learnt nothing from the complacency culture induced under Flower. Poor performances must be dealt with.

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