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Stats highlights from the third day of the third Investec Test at the Ageas Bowl
July 29, 2014
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).
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_jeswantFeeds: Bishen Jeswant
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