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Stats highlights from the second day of the third Investec Test at Ageas Bowl
July 28, 2014
1 Number of centuries by Ian Bell in his last 20 Test innings. However, he has scored four fifties during this period, leaving his average at an acceptable 33.84.
2.59 England's partnership run-rate for the fifth wicket in 2014, before this Test. This was their slowest for any wicket this year. However, Moeen Ali and Bell posted 42 runs for the fifth wicket today at an impressive run-rate of 4.94. Only Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes scored at a faster rate when they added 43 for the seventh wicket at a manic 8.32.
3 Number of times Shikhar Dhawan has been dismissed by James Anderson in three Tests, with an innings to go. He has scored only 30 runs off 58 balls against Anderson. However, Dhawan has scored 43 runs off 54 balls against Anderson's new ball partner Stuart Broad, without being dismissed even once.
4 Number of times that England's No.3 and No.4 batsmen have made 150-plus scores in the same Test innings. The last instance of England doing this was also against India, in 2011. India have been at the receiving end of such a display on seven occasions.
5.02 Ravindra Jadeja's economy rate on the second day. He conceded 119 runs off 23.4 overs. On the first day, he bowled 22 overs and conceded only 34 runs at a miserly economy rate of 1.54.
8 Number of English wicket keepers to make a 50-plus score on debut, with Buttler being the latest. Matt Prior is the only keeper to have gone on to score a century.
10 Number players who have made their debut for England in the last 12 months. The team with the second most debutants in this period is New Zealand, who have had only five.
11 Number of English batsmen who have scored more than 7000 Test runs, with Ian Bell being the latest to reach that landmark. Bell went past Andrew Strauss and is now tenth on the all-time list of most Test runs scored by an English batsman.
21 Number of times that four Indian bowlers have conceded 100-plus runs in an innings. Only the part-timers, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, conceded lesser. Fourteen of these 21 instances have come in the last 13 years, with there not being a single such instance in the 11 years before that.
24 Number of Indian bowlers who have taken one wicket in their Test career. Rohit Sharma became the 24th addition on this list after M Vijay in the previous Test. The only other bowler on that list who may have the opportunity of improving his career tally is Vinay Kumar.
25 Number of 50-plus scores that Ian Bell has made post 2010. This is the most by an English batsman during this period. In all Test cricket, Kumar Sangakkara with 28 50-plus scores is the only player to have made more such scores than Bell in this phase.
28 Number of times, in 51 previous attempts, that England have not won the match after scoring 500-plus runs in the first innings of a Test. However, England have lost a Test on only two of these 28 instances, with the rest being draws. The only time that India has won a Test after conceded 500-plus runs in the first innings of a match was against Australia at Adelaide in 2003.
35 Number of innings since England last reached 300 before the fall of their third wicket. This was against New Zealand at Dunedin in 2013.
65 Number of innings since an English No. 3 batsman made a 150-plus score in Tests. The last man to do it before Gary Ballance today was Ian Bell. He scored 235 at the Oval in 2011, also versus India.
146 Number of runs that Pankaj Singh conceded in England's first innings. This is the second highest number of runs conceded by a bowler on debut without taking a single wicket. Only Bryce McGain, who gave away 149 runs on debut, has given away more. Pankaj is one of four Indian bowlers to have conceded 100-plus runs on debut without taking a wicket, with the other three being Jaydev Unadkat, Subrata Guha and Bapu Nadkarni.
Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo. @bishen_jeswantFeeds: Bishen Jeswant
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