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England vs India: 1st Test, Days 3-5

R Dravid became the second highest run getter in the annals of test cricket when he was on 50 during his knock of 103 not out in India's first innings. At the end of the test, his run aggregate read 12453. He went past RT Ponting's aggregate of 12363 on his way to second positon.

 

 

R Dravid's 103 not out in this test has the following accreditations. It represents his 33rd test hundred. It also represents the 407th hundred by an Indian batsman against various oppositions and also the 79th hundred by an Indian batsman against England. It represents the 218th hundred by a batsman at Lord's and 97th hundred by a batsman against England at Lord's.

 

 

R Dravid's 103 not out represent his first hundred against England at Lord's. It also represents his tenth hundred by an Indian batsman at Lord's. The other nine are - 184 by MH Mankad in Jun 1952, 103 by DB Vengsarkar in Aug 1979, 113 by GR Viswanath in Aug 1979, 157 by DB Vengsarkar in Jun 1982, 126* by DB Vengsarkar in Jun 1986, 100 by RJ Shastri in Jul 1990, 121 by M Azharuddin in Jul 1990, 131 by SC Ganguly in Jun 1996 and 109* by AB Agarkar in Jul 2002.

 

 

R Dravid's 103 not out in this test represents his fifth test hundred against England. The other four are - 115 at Nottingham in Aug 2002, 148 at Leeds in Aug 2002, 217 at The Oval in Sep 2002 and 136 at Mohali in Dec 2008.

 

 

R Dravid with his five hundreds against England became the fourth Indian batsman to score five or more hundreds against England. Others are - SR Tendulkar {07}, M Azharuddin {06} and DB Vengsarkar {05}.

 

 

R Dravid completed 1500 runs against England when he was on 11 during his knock of 103 not out in the first innings. At the end of the test his aggregate read 1628. He beccme the fifth Indian batsman to score 1500 plus runs against England. Others are - SM Gavaskar {2483}, SR Tendulkar {2196}, GR Viswanath {1880} and DB Vengsarkar {1589}.

 

 

R Dravid's 103 not out represent his 19th hundred on away soil. He went past SM Gavaskar who has scored 18 hundreds on away soil. SR Tendulkar with 29 hundreds to his credit holds the records for most hundreds on away soil. It is interesting to note that the Indians hold the first three places in this category of stats - most hundreds on away soil.

 

 

R Dravid completed 1000 runs against England in England when he was on 85 during his knock of 103 not out in the first innings. At the end of the test his aggregate read 1054. He become the 30th batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 1000 runs against England in England. R Dravid also earned the distinction of becoming the third Indian batsman to accomplish such a feat. Others are - SR Tendulakr {1348} and SM Gavaskar {1152}.

 

 

R Dravid who had an aggregate of 1434 runs while batting in the fourth innings of a test match prior to the start of the series required seven more runs to overhaul the existing record of 1440 runs scored by BC Lara. With his 36 in the fourth innings of this test, he now has an aggregate of 1470 and has earned distinction of scoring most runs while batting in the fourth innings of a test in the annals of test cricket.

 

 

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar have partnered 24 occasions in half century stands prior to the start of the series. They added 81 runs for third wicket in the first innings of this test which was their 25th half century partnership. They become the third pair of batsmen in the annals of test cricket to partner in 25 plus half century stands. Others are - ML Hayden-J Langer {28} and CG Greenidge-DL Haynes {26}.

 

 

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar have added 833 runs in 18 innings against England prior to the stat of the series and required two more runs the overhaul the existing record of 834 runs added by SC Ganguly and SR Tendulkar. R Dravid and SR Tendulkar with their 81 runs stand for the third wicket in the first innings of this test have added 914 runs and earned the distinction of adding most runs against England.

 

 

JM Anderson who has captured 24 wickets against India prior to the start of the test captured seven wickets in this test to take his aggregate of wickets to 31. He became the 120th England bowler to capture 30 or more wickets against India.

 

 

MS Dhoni who has effected 27 dismissals against England prior to the start of the test effected six dismissals in this test to take his aggregate dismissals to 33. He became the third Indian wicket keeper to effect 30 plus dismissals against England. Others are - SMH Kirmani {42} and KS More {37}.

 

 

MS Dhoni who has pouched 24 catches against England required one more catch for his 25 catches. He took six catches in this test to become the third Indian wicket keeper to take 30 plus catches against England. Others are - KS More {33} and SMH Kirmani {31}.

 

 

R Dravid who has played 265 innings prior to the start of the series required one more innings to play his 266th test innings. His first innings appearance at Lord's was his 266th innings and he went past AR Border's 265 innings to become the second batsman in the annals of test cricket to play most innings. At the end of the test, R Dravid has played 267 test innings. SR Tendulkar has played 292 innings at the end of the Lord's and holds the record for a batsman who has played most innings in the annals of test cricket.

 

 

R Dravid and VVS Laxman have added 2460 runs on away soil prior to the start of the series required 40 runs for 2500 runs. They added 24 runs and 75 runs in the second innings {a total of 99 runs in the test} and took their partnership runs to 2559. They became the fourth pair of batsmen in the annals of test cricket to add 2500 runs on away soil. Others are - R Dravid-SR Tendulkar {3468}, CG Greenidge-DL Haynes {2948} and ML Hayden-JL Langer {2540}. R Dravid earned the distinction of becoming the only batsman in the annals of test cricket to add 2500 plus runs on away soil with two partners - SR Tendulkar and VVS Laxman.

 

 

Harbhajan Singh who has captured 41 wickets against England prior to the start of the series took a wicket in the second innings to take his tally to 42. He now holds the record for an Indian off spin bowler to capture most wickets against England. He went past EAS Prasanna's 41 wickets on way to this record.

 

 

Indian first innings contained four ducks {SK Raina, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and I Sharma} providing the fifth occasion of four or more Indian batsmen scoring zeroes in an innings against England.

 

 

MJ Prior scored 103 not out in this test providing 95th hundred by an England batsman against India. It also represents the 20th hundred by an England batsman against England at Lord's.

 

 

MJ Prior scored 103 not out in this test providing the eighth occasion of a England wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred at Lord's. It was his third hundred at Lord's, the other two being - 126* vs West Indies in May 2007 and 126 vs Sri Lanka in Jun 2011.

 

 

With three hundreds to his credit, MJ Prior now holds the record for most hundreds by an England wicket keeper batsman in a test innings at Lord's, He went past LEG Ames's record of two hundreds - 137 vs New Zealand in Jun 1931 and 120 vs Australia in Jun 1934.

 

 

MJ Prior's 103 not out in this test represent his sixth test hundred. He became the seventh wicket keeper batsman to score six or more hundreds in the annals of test cricket. Others are - AC Gilchrist {17}, A Flower {12}, LEG Ames {08}, KC Sangakkara {07}, Kamran Akmal {06} and AJ Stewart {06}.

 

 

MJ Prior's 103 not out in this test represent his sixth test hundred. He became the third England wicket keeper batsman to score six or more hundreds. Others are -LEG Ames {08} and AJ Stewart {06}.

 

 

MJ Prior's 71 and 103 not out in this test provide the eighth occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test match against various oppositions.

 

 

MJ Prior's 71 and 103 not out in this test provide the third occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman scoring fifty and hundred in a test match against various oppositions. The other two occasions are - 101 and 96 by APE Knott vs New Zealand at Auckland in Mar 1971 and 131* and 61 by MJ Prior vs West Indies at Port of Spain in Mar 2009.

 

 

MJ Prior became the only England wicket keeper batsman to score a fifty and hundred at Lord's on two occasions. He is the only England wicket keeper batsman to perform such a feat at Lord's and also against India.

 

 

MJ Prior's 71 and 103 not out in this test provide the 37th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring twin fifties in a test match against various oppositions.

 

 

MJ Prior's 71 and 103 not out in this test provide the 13th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring fifty and hundred in a test match against various oppositions. MJ Prior's feat provides the fifth such performance against India. Others are - 54 and 108 by CL Walcott of West Indies at Kolkata in Dec 1948, 115 and 62* by A Flower of Zimbabwe at Delhi in Mar 1993, 183* and 70 by A Flower of Zimbabwe at Delhi in Nov 2000, 55 and 232* by A Flower of Zimbabwe at Nagpur in Nov 2000.

 

 

MJ Prior's 71 and 103 not out in this test provide the first occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring fifty and hundred in a test match against various oppositions at Lord's.

 

 

This test produced three hundreds {KP Pietersin - 202*, R Dravid - 103* and MJ Prior - 103*} providing the 36th occasion of a Lord's test witnessing three or more hundreds. It also provides the fifth such occasion between England-India test series. The other four are - in Jul 1990 {six hundreds}, in Jul 2002 {four hundreds}, in Jun 1952 {three hundreds} and in Jun 1974 {three hundreds}.

 

 

MJ Prior and SJC Broad added 162 runs in an unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this test providing the 25th occasion of a century stand by England batsmen against India at Lord's. This stand also provides the second occasion of a three figure partnership by England batsman against India for the seventh wicket, the first being the 125 runs partnership between DW Randall and PH Edmonds in Jun 1982. Thus the 162 runs unfinished stand for the seventh wicket between MJ Prior and SJC Broad in this test is a record stand for the seventh wicket by England batsman against India at Lord's.

 

 

MJ Prior and SJC Broad added 162 runs in an unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this test providing the ninth occasion of a 150 plus runs stand by England batsmen against India at Lord's.

 

 

MJ Prior and SJC Broad added 162 runs in an unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this test providing the 122nd occasion of a century stand by England batsmen against India at various venues. This stand also provides the sixth occasion of a three figure partnership by England batsman against India for the seventh wicket. The other five are - 125 runs between DW Randall and PH Edmonds at Lord's in Jun 1982, 105 runs between JS Foster and C White at Ahmedabad in Dec 2011, 103 runs between APE Knott and RA Hutton at The Oval n Aug 1971, 102 runs between R Illingworth and R Swetman at The Oval in Aug 1959 and 100 runs between DI Gower and PH Edmonds at Kanpur in Jan 1985.

 

 

Thus the 162 runs unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this test between MJ Prior and SJC Broad is a record stand for the seventh wicket by England batsman against India not only at Lord's but also at any venue.

 

 

SJC Broad's 74 not out in this test represent his seventh half century in tests and his eighth fifty. MJ Prior's 103 not out in this test represents his sixth test hundred and 23rd fifty.

 

 

R Dravid opened India's second innings - batting at number two - in this test as the regular opener G Gambhir was injured. This is the first occasion he has batted at number two against England in a test.

 

 

SK Raina scored zero and 78 in this test providing the tenth occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a duck and fifty in a test against England. SK Raina's feat provides the fourth such occasion in a test at Lord's. Others are - 86 and zero in Jun 1974, zero and 103 by DB Vengsarkat in Aug 1979 and zero and 76* by MS Dhoni in Jul 2007.

 

 

JM Anderson captured five for 65 in the second innings of this test providing the 48th occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings against India. His feat provides the eleventh such occasion at Lord's.

 

 

JM Anderson captured five for 65 in the second innings of this test providing the second occasion of his capturing five or more wickets in an innings against India at Lord's. He had returned with figures of 5 for 42 in Jul 2007.

 

 

JM Anderson with two five wicket hauls against India at Lord's emulated IT Botham who also has captured two five wicket hauls against India at Lord's - 5 for 35 in Aug 1979 and 5 for 46 in Jun 1982.

 

 

England's win by 196 runs in this test provide England's 16th win by runs margin against India at various venues and fourth win at Lord's by runs margin. The other three are - by 247 runs in Jul 1990, by 170 runs in Jul 2002 and by 158 runs in Jun 1932. Thus England's four wins by runs margin against India at Lord's are by 150 plus runs.

 

 

England's win by 196 runs margin in this test provides the 76th win by a team at Lord's. Break up team wise - Australia {16}, England {47}, India {01}, New Zealand {01}, Pakistan {03}, South Africa {04} and West Indies {04}.

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