Eng v Ind, 3rd Investec Test, Ageas Bowl, 3rd day

Dhoni's sixes and fifties against England

Stats highlights from the third day of the third Investec Test at the Ageas Bowl

Bishen Jeswant

July 29, 2014

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MS Dhoni has made 10 fifties against England but no hundreds © PA Photos

10 Number of Test fifties scored by MS Dhoni against England. This is the most fifties scored by a batsman against any opposition without scoring a century. Dave Nourse who also scored ten fifties against England is a joint holder of this record.

501 Number of cumulative wickets that James Anderson and Stuart Broad have taken in Test matches while played together. Other pairs of new-ball bowlers who have taken 500-plus wickets while playing together (minimum 150 each) are Curtly Ambrose-Courtney Walsh (762) and Wasim Akram-Waqar Younis (559).

6 Number of fifties that Dhoni has scored on English soil. This is the joint-highest number of fifties scored by an overseas keeper in England - Rod Marsh and John Waite are the others.

1111 Number of runs that M Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara have scored together in Tests since the start of 2011. This is the highest number of runs scored by an Indian pair in this period. They have scored 554 runs in overseas Tests, which is also the most for an Indian pair in this period.

50 Number of sixes that Dhoni has hit in Tests as captain of India. This is the highest number of sixes hit by any player while captaining the side. The next three players on that list are all West Indians - Brian Lara (49), Clive Llyod (48), Vivian Richards (46).

96.3 The most overs that India played in an innings during the 2011 tour. India have spent longer at the crease in four out of their five innings during this tour.

5 Number of 50-plus scores that Ajinkya Rahane has made in seven overseas Tests, including two hundreds. His average away from home is 53.54. Rahane has only played one Test at home, in which he scored a total of eight runs.

43 Number of partnership runs that Virat Kohli and Vijay had put on in six Test innings before today, which means they averaged 7.16 per partnership. Their partnership today was worth 32 runs. It was their biggest stand so far.

10 Number of times that five of India's top eight batsmen have been dismissed between the scores of 20 and 40. Today was the first time all five of them were dismissed between the scores of 24 and 40.

Bishen Jeswant is a stats sub editor at ESPNcricinfo.@bishen_jeswant

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Posted by   on (July 30, 2014, 12:35 GMT)

I agree with Jackpot6..the success in the test series for India will hugely depend on the team selection. Gambhir,Varun Aron (for God's sake get a real fast bowler in) and Ashwin (he can bat) in immediately. I do not see Dhawan with his technique and Rohit who is overrated to be of test material. Else the 1-0 lead (or should we say 1-1 considering the current situation in which India is!) will evaporate.I would have really liked some wrist spinner like Amit Mishra to have been in the side who would have been a handful given his ability to bowl the other one.It is an irony that we do not have a single specialist spinner playing - what with a pace attack which does not look like taking wickets.

Posted by Zycr9 on (July 30, 2014, 8:35 GMT)

A very good article for those who have been criticizing Dhoni. With all his faulty technique and bad foot work this guy fights. WE can trust Dhoni to come good but Rohit sharma? Terrible guy. Absolutely disgusting to throw away wicket at such a crucial time yesterday. One wicket leads to another. Dhoni is backing him too much but no use. Rohit never learns. Rohit continues to throw wicket and put team in trouble. Did he see first two test matches? Dhawan was another culprit. He threw away his wicket so did Rahane. Rahane will not excuse himself for that terrible shot. Dhoni played a very gritty innings in 2nd test though didnt score much but it was enough to save that test match. Now again his contribution is extremely vital. But he alone can't do anything. IT takes two to tango in cricket. Just like Bhuvi and Shami together saved India in 1st test match. Dhoni needs someone on the other end to keep it tight in the first hour. They have to play another 30 to 40 overs to save. Good luck

Posted by   on (July 30, 2014, 8:19 GMT)

Would be interesting if Cook ask India to follow, India did play the full 90 overs yesterday and at the max they may stay for another 20 overs today(hopefully) without scoring those 47 runs. England will have to bowl again and I don't think Vijay or Rahane throws their wicket easily as they did in the first innings. Aggressive thinking fame will go to Cook if he does else he will be cursed saying very defensive. But being Cook? Interesting!!!

Posted by ramli on (July 30, 2014, 7:53 GMT)

Well ... MSD can contribute ONLY when somebody stays with him long enough ... fanning the strike will work for somet ime only ... all is not over yet ... India can bat sensibly in the second innings and save the match ... so, no cause for worry yet

Posted by Niju_001 on (July 30, 2014, 6:29 GMT)

All three tests proved one thing, we are missing Ashwin badly here. He can bat a bit and bowl a lot better than our 4th or fifth bowler. His replacements Binny and Rohit are poor.. c'mon India bring him back for the last two tests. Right now Dhoni needs to switch moods, bring on the helicopter back some quick runs with meaty blows will certainly unsettle the English bowlers and a little bit of farming the strike we can avoid follow on and get a breather. Otherwise this test is gone!!!

Posted by pritamdas_circ on (July 30, 2014, 6:21 GMT)

Dhoni has not made a hundred overseas mainly because of his batting order, it's always 7 or 6. It's just not easy to score 100s batting at no.7!! He does have adequate number of half centuries which tell that he doesn't bat as bad as many here think and say!!

Posted by VipinGangwar on (July 30, 2014, 6:16 GMT)

@whirlaway: More than Indian Bowling , fielding was responsible for this big score from England. Jadeja Let of Cook at 15, Umpire did not give out Bell when ge was less than 30. Butler got 3 live's before scoring 80's. 1 on when he was on 0. If those chances were held Indian would have taken a lead.

It happens in a game. So chill and enjoy the game.

Posted by Jackpot6 on (July 30, 2014, 6:10 GMT)

@ Agustya_k: Oh hello Mr. Philosopher; I am not sure from where did you got the information that Indians took these team except some players; to seventh heaven? We all know that failed Ishant luck worked well & most of the vital wickets were outside the 30 yards circle.

This match - When a underdog Ali could took bunch of wickets I am terrified to see what's wrong with Shami & spinner. Ali taking wickets only proves Ashwin could have been a killer for England batsmen. In batting Rohit Sharma inclusion was kind of a lottery and mark my words; he would never see himself as a TEST player; he don't have that fibre at all. Couple if innings is fine is not a good judgement. Dhawan must be replaced by Gambhir & Rohit must be replaced BY Ashwin. I won't touch Jadeja at all.

Posted by Agustya_k on (July 30, 2014, 4:38 GMT)

I am really surprised........... a bad game and Indian cricketers are worthless and in T20 mode, one good game and England are world beaters. Sorry guys get a life!!! You are the same people who took these superstars to seventh heaven when India Won at Lords and brought them down with three days of not so good cricket. The game is not lost until last ball is bowled. Even a draw from this situation will be worth. SA also went for draw in the last test vs SL. Drawing this game will give psychological edge to India over England and to top it off their bowlers will be more worked and tired.........

Posted by denmore on (July 30, 2014, 4:35 GMT)

Good on Dhoni but whats the point of those stats if he does not go on to make a big one in this test match. I think India needs his BIG contribution now. Maybe we will see a change in that stat where he ends up with a hundred against Eng but I think more importantly India needs a BIG hundred from him. Good luck Dhoni

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