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England vs India: Second Test at Nottingham

- India has played 48 Tests against England on away soil prior to the start of the ongoing Test series. Lord's Test was the 49th away Test. India played its 50th Test against England in England when the two teams clashed at Nottingham to play the second Test.

 

- India became the tenth country to play the 50th Test on away soil against an opposition. The other nine are: Australia vs England {156}, England vs Australia {170}, West Indies vs England {80}, England vs South Africa {77}, England vs West Indies {65}, West Indies vs Australia {63}, South Africa vs England {61}, England vs India {51} and New Zealand vs England {50}.

 

- SR Tendulkar had played 98 Tests on away soil prior to the start of the series required two more Tests for his 100th Test on away soil. The first Test at Lord's was his 99th away Test. The second Test at Nottingham - is his 100th away Test. He became not only the first Indian batsman but also the first batsman in the annals of Test cricket to appear in 100 away Tests.

 

- India won the toss and chose to field in this Test providing the 53rd occasion of India inserting the opposition. India has inserted England on ten occasions including the one in the current Test.

 

- India won the toss and chose to field in this Test providing the 42nd occasion of India inserting the opposition on away soil. India has inserted England on seven occasions including the one in the current Test in Test played in England.

 

- India has inserted England in the first Test at Lord's also and its act of inserting England again at Nottingham provide the first occasion of India inserting England in two consecutive Tests in any series played against England either at home or away or against any opposition either at home or away.

 

- AJ Strauss became the fifth England captain to aggregate 2500 runs when he was on 29 during the knock of 32 in the first innings of this Test. At the end of this Test his aggregate stood at 2519. Others are - MA Atherton {3815}, GA Gooch {3582}, MP Vaughan {3170} and PBH May {3080}.

 

- AJ Strauss became the 25th captain the annals of Test cricket to aggregate 2500 plus runs.

 

- AJ Strauss became the fifth England captain to aggregate 1500 runs on home soil when he was on 15 during his knock of 16 in the second innings of this Test. At the end of this Test his run aggregate read 1501. Others are - GA Gooch {2820}, PBH May {2244}, MA Atherton {1950} and MP Vaughan {1501}.

 

- AJ Strauss became the 23rd captain the annals of Test cricket to aggregate 2500 plus runs on home soil.

 

- SCJ Broad scored 64 in the first innings of this Test to provide the 115th occasion of an England batsman scoring a half century against India in England. His knock also provides the eleventh occasion of a batsman scoring a half century against India in a Nottingham Test.

 

- SCJ Broad scored 64 in the first innings of this Test to provide the eighth occasion of an England batsman batting at number nine scoring a half century against India. His knock provides the 39th occasion of an England batman batting at number nine scoring a half century against various oppositions.

 

- SCJ Broad's 64 and 6 for 46 in this Test provide the sixth occasion of an England cricketer scoring a fifty and capturing five or more wickets in an innings against India. Others are - P Lever {88* and 5 for 70 at Manchester in Aug 1971}, AW Greig {67 and 5 for 24 at Kolkata in Dec 1972}, JK Lever {53 and 7 for 46 at Delhi in Dec 1976}, IT Botham {114 and 6-58 and 7-48 at Mumbai in Feb 1980} and IT Bptham {67 and 5 for 46 at Lord's in Jun 1982}.

 

- GP Swann and SCJ Broad added 73 runs for the ninth wicket in this Test providing the 15th occasion of England batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership against India. This stand also provide the seventh occasion of England batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership against India at home and this stand represents the second best stand. The best stand is 103 runs between C White and MJ Hoggard at Nottingham in Aug 2002.

 

- A Mukund was dismissed for zero without a run on the board providing the 61st occasion of India losing its first wicket without scoring against various oppositions and ninth such occasion against England.

 

- R Dravid and VVS Laxman added 93 runs for the second wicket after the first wicket had fallen at zero providing the second occasion of Indian batsmen posting a fifty plus runs stand after the first had fallen at zero against England.

 

- R Dravid and VVS Laxman added 93 runs for the second wicket after the first wicket had fallen at zero providing the 14th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a fifty plus runs stand after the first had fallen at zero against various oppositions.

 

- R Dravid scored 117 runs in this Test which was his 34th hundred. With this hundred he is on par with SM Gavaskar and BC Lara who have also scored 34 Test hundreds. SR Tendukar {51}, JH Kallis {40} and RT Ponting {39} are the other batsmen who have scored more Test hundreds than R Dravid.

 

- R Dravid's 117 in this Test represent his 20th hundred on away soil. He became the second batsman in the annals of Test cricket to score 20 plus hundreds on away soil. SR Tendulkar is the other batsman who has scored 29 hundreds on away soil.

 

- R Dravid's 117 in this Test represent his fifth hundred against England in England. Others are - 115 at Nottingham on Aug 2002, 148 at Leeds in Aug 2002, 217 at The Oval in Sep 2002 and 103* at Lord's in Jul 2011.

 

- R Dravid with his five hundreds against England in England became the eighth batsman to score five or more hundreds against England in England. Others are - DG Bradman {11}, SR Waugh {07}, CG Greenidge {06}, AR Border {05}. IVA Richards {05}, GS Sobers {05} and MA Taylor {05}.

 

- Thus R Dravid earned the distinction of becoming the first Indian batsman to score five hundreds against England in England. He went past SR Tendulkar and DB Vengsarkar who had scored four hundreds against England in England.

 

- R Dravid's 117 in this Test provides the 24th hundred by an Indian opening batsman against England and also the 80th hundred by an Indian batsman against England.

 

- R Dravid's 117 in this Test represent his sixth hundred against England. Others are - Others are - 115 at Nottingham on Aug 2002, 148 at Leeds in Aug 2002, 217 at The Oval in Sep 2002, 136 at Mohali in Dec 2008 and 103* at Lord's in Jul 2011.

 

- R Dravid with his six hundreds against England became the third Indian batsman to score six or more hundreds against England. Others are - SR Tendulkar {07} and M Azharuddin {06}.

 

- R Dravid became the 30th batsman in the annals of Test cricket to score six or more hundreds against England.

 

- R Dravid and VVS Laxman added 93 runs for the second wicket providing the 25th occasion of this pair adding 50 plus runs partnership. They became the 20th pair of batsman to post 25 plus half century partnerships in the annals of Test cricket.

 

- R Dravid and VVS Laxman added 93 runs for the second wicket providing the 25th occasion of this pair adding 50 plus runs partnership. They became the fourth pair of batsman to post 25 plus half century partnerships. Others are : R Dravid-SR Tendulkar {44}, G Gambhir-V Sehwag {29}, and SC Ganguly-SR Tendulkar {28}.

 

- R Dravid and SR Tendulkar are the two Indian batsman to have partnered 25 plus half century partnerships with two partners - SR Tendulkar with R Dravid {44} and SC Ganguly {28} and R Dravid with SR Tendulkar {44} and VVS Laxman {25}.

 

- R Dravid and VVS Laxman have partnered in 50 Test innings on away soil when they batted together for the second wicket in this Test. R Dravid and SR Tendulkar is the other Indian pair to have partnered in 50 plus innings. They have partnered in 68 innings on away soil.

 

- R Dravid and VVS Laxman have partnered in 50 Test innings on away soil when they batted together for the second wicket in this Test. They became the fifth pair of batsmen to earn this distinction. Others are - CG Greenidge-DL Haynes {85}, R Dravid-SR Tendulkar {68}, MS Atapattu-ST Jayasuriya {53} and ML Hayden-JL Langer {53}.

 

- Thus R Dravid earns the distinction of partnering two batsmen in 50 plus innings on away soil  in the annals of Test cricket - on 68 occasions with SR Tendulkar and on 50 occasions with VVS Laxman.

 

- A Mukund was dismissed first ball in this Test providing the fifth occasion of an Indian opening batsman collecting the first ball duck against England. Others are - P Roy at The Oval in Aug 1952, SM Gavaskar at Birmingham in Jul 1974, CPS Chauhan at Leeds in Aug 1979 and NS Sidhu at Manchester in Aug 1990.

 

- A Mukund was dismissed first ball in this Test providing the 23rd occasion of an Indian opening batsman collecting the first ball duck against various oppositions. A Mukund has collected the first ball duck against West Indies at Rousseu in Jul 2011. Thus his first ball duck at Nottingham provides his second first ball duck. He became the fourth Indian batsman to collect the first ball duck on two or more occasions. Others are - SM Gavaskar {05}, V Sehwag {04} and WV Raman {02}.

 

- R Dravid and VVS Laxman added 93 runs for the second wicket in this Test providing the 19th occasion of these two batsmen posting a fifty plus runs partnership on away soil. R Dravid-SR Tendulkar {26} and ML Hayden-JL Langer {19} are the pair of batsmen who have partnered in 19 or more fifty plus runs partnerships on away soil.

 

- SCJ Broad's 6 for 46 in this Test provide the 52nd occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets against India in a Test innings. His figures also provide the 27th occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets against India in England.

 

- SCJ Broad's 6 for 46 in this Test makes him the second England bowler to capture five or more wickets in an innings against India in a Nottingham Test. JB Statham had the figures of 5 for 31 in Jun 1959. Thus SCJ Broad's 6 for 46 represent the best bowling figures by an England bowler against India at Nottingham.

 

- SCJ Broad's 6 for 46 represent the 40th occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings and 13th occasion of an England bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings at Nottingham against various oppositions.

 

- SCJ Broad with his 6 for 46 became the first England bowler to capture six or more wickets against India at Nottingham.

 

- SCJ Broad performed the hat-trick in this Test. He captured the wickets MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh and P Kumar. His feat provides the 39th occasion of a bowler performing the feat in the annals of Test cricket.

 

- SCJ Broad earned the distinction of performing the first ever hat-trick in a Test innings against India. He became the 12th England bowler to perform the feat against various oppositions.

 

- R Dravid and Yuvraj Singh added 128 runs for the fifth wicket in this Test providing the 87th occasion of a century stand by the Indian batsmen against England. This stand also provides the 15th occasion of a three figure partnership by Indian batsmen against England for the fifth wicket.

 

- R Dravid and Yuvraj Singh added 128 runs for the fifth wicket in this Test providing the 86th occasion of a century stand in which R Dravid is one of the partners. R Dravid has also partnered in 113 half century stands with various partners for various wickets, which gives him 119 partnerships of fifty plus runs. He needs one more stand of fifty plus runs to become the first batsman in the annals of Test cricket to be involved in 200 plus fifty plus runs partnerships.

 

- SR Tendulkar was playing his 25th Test under MS Dhoni. His first innings in this Test was his 250th innings when he was not leading India.

 

- MS Dhoni pouched five catches in this Test {one in the first innings and four in the second innings} and established a new record for most catches by an Indian wicket keeper against England. At the end of this Test he had an aggregate of 35 catches. He went past KS More who had the previous record with 33 catches.

 

- MS Dhoni created a world record in this Test for most catches by a captain-cum-wicket keeper. When he caught KP Pietersen of S Sreesanth for 62 in the second innings of this Test, it was his 100th catch as a captain-cum-wicket keeper. He is the first wicket keeper in the annals of Test cricket to pouch 100 catches in the dual role of captain-cum-wicket keeper. At the end of this Test his aggregate of catches read 102.

 

- England posted a total of 544 in the third innings of this Test to provide the 38th occasion of a team posting 500 plus runs in the third innings of a Test in the annals of Test cricket. England's total provides the seventh occasion of England posting a total of 500 plus runs in the third innings of a Test against various oppositions and also provide the first such occasion against India.

 

- England's total of 544 in the third innings of this Test provides the third occasion of a team posting a total of 500 plus runs in the third innings against India. The other two occasions are - 503 for 6 by Zimbabwe at Nagpur in Nov 2000 and 599 for 7 declared by Pakistan at Karachi in Jan 2006.

 

- IR Bell and KP Pietersen added 162 runs for the third wicket in this Test providing the 123rd occasion of a century partnership by England batsmen against India. This stand also represents the eleventh occasion of a three figure partnership by England batsmen against India for the third wicket.

 

- IR Bell and EJG Morgan added 104 runs for the fourth wicket in this Test providing the 124th occasion of a century partnership by England batsmen against India. This stand also represents the 30th occasion of a three figure partnership by England batsmen against India for the fourth wicket.

 

- MJ Prior and TM Bresnan added 119 runs for the seventh wicket in this Test providing the 125th occasion of a century partnership by England batsmen against India. This stand also represents the seventh occasion of a three figure partnership by England batsmen against India for the sixth wicket.

 

- England's innings contained three century stands as mentioned above providing the 33rd occasion of England batsmen posting three or more three figure partnerships in an innings against various oppositions and also provides the ninth such occasion against India.

 

- England's innings contained three century stands as mentioned above providing the 14th occasion of a team posting three or more three figure partnerships in the third innings of a Test against various oppositions and also provides the second such occasion against India. The other occasion was by Pakistan at Karachi in Jan 2006.

 

- England's innings contained three century stands as mentioned above providing the third occasion of England posting three or more three figure partnerships in the third innings of a Test against various oppositions and also provides the first such occasion against India. The other occasions were - vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 1975 and vs South Africa at Durban in Dec 2004.

 

- IR Bell's 159 in this game represent the 23rd hundred in the third innings of a Test by an England batsman against India. It is the second best knock by an England batsman after KF Barrington's 172 at Kanpur in Dec 1961. However IR Bell's 159 represent the highest score by an England batsman in the third innings of a Test match against India in England. The previous best was 157 not out by DI Gower in Aug 1990.

 

- IR Bell's 159 in this Test represent the third occasion of a batsman scoring 150 plus runs against India in the third innings of a Test. The other two occasions are - 172 by KF Barrington at Kanpur in Dec 1961 and 157 not out by DI Gower at The Oval in Aug 1990.

 

- IR Bell's 159 in this game represent the 96th hundred by an England batsman against India. His knock also represents the 30th occasion of an England batsman scoring 150 plus runs against India.

 

- IR Bells' 159 in this Test represent his 15th Test hundred and his first against India. It was an improvement over his previous best of 67 scored at The Oval in Aug 2007.

 

- KP Pietersen's 63 in this Test represents his 24th half century and 42nd fifty; MJ Prior's 64 not out represents his 18th half century and 24th fifty; EJG Morgan's 70 represents his third half century and fourth fifty.

 

- England's innings contained five fifties - IR Bell {159}, KP Pietersen {63}, EJG Morgan {70} MJ Prior {73} and TM Bresnan {90} providing the 20th occasion of five or more batsmen scoring half centuries in the third innings of a Test match.

 

- England's innings contained five fifties - IR Bell {159}, KP Pietersen {63}, EJG Morgan {70} MJ Prior {73} and TM Bresnan {90} providing the sixth occasion of England's five or more batsmen scoring half centuries in the third innings of a Test match. The feat by England batsmen in this Test provides the first such occasion against India.

 

- England's innings contained five fifties - IR Bell {159}, KP Pietersen {63}, EJG Morgan {70} MJ Prior {73} and TM Bresnan {90} providing the second occasion of five or more batsmen scoring half centuries in the third innings of a Test match against India. The other occasion was witnessed by Pakistan batsmen at Karachi in Jan 2006 when seven Pakistan batsmen scored fifties in the third innings of the Test.

 

- TM Bresnan's 90 in this Test provide the 18th occasion of an England batsman scoring ninety against India. His knock also provides the third occasion of an England batsman scoring a ninety in the third innings against India. The other two occasions are - 92 by RT Spooner at Kolkata in Dec 1951 and 92 by MA Butcher at Ahmedabad in Dec 2001.

 

- TM Bresan registered his second fifty of his Test career when he made 90 in this Test. It is more apt to say that he scored his second ninety - as his first fifty was also a ninety - 91 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Mar 2010.

 

- SR Tendulkar scored 56 in the second innings of this Test which was his 60th half century in Tests. He became the third batsman in the annals of Test cricket to score 60 plus half centuries. Others are - AR Border {63} and R Dravid {60}. Thus SR Tendulkar became the second Indian batsman to score 60 half centuries after R Dravid who has also scored 60 half centuries.

 

- SR Tendulkar's 56 in this Test represent his 33rd half century on away soil. Only R Dravid {35} has scored more half centuries than SR Tendulkar on away soil.

 

- SCJ Broad {64 and 6 for 46} and TM Bresnan {90 and 5 for 48} came up with all round performance of a fifty and five wickets in a Test match providing the 183rd  and 184thh occasion of such an all round performance in the annals of Test cricket.

 

- SCJ Broad {64 and 6 for 46} and TM Bresnan {90 and 5 for 48} came up with all round performance of a fifty and five wickets in a Test match providing the 38th and 39th occasion of an England cricketer performing such an all round performance.

 

- SCJ Broad {64 and 6 for 46} and TM Bresnan {90 and 5 for 48} came up with all round performance of a fifty and five wickets in a Test match providing the second occasion of two bowlers from the same team coming up with such a performance. The first such occasion was witnessed at Adelaide in Jan 1985 in the Test between Australia and England. Australian bowlers AE Trott {72 not out and 8 for 43} and G Giffen {58 and 5 for 76} had come out with the performances of a fifty and five wickets in the same match.

 

- TM Bresan scored 90 and captured five for 48 in this Test providing the eighth occasion of an all-round performance of a cricketer scoring ninety and capturing five or more wickets in the same Test. The other seven occasions are - 90 and 6 for 92 by CB Llewllyn of South Africa vs Australia at Jo'burg in Oct 1902, 91 and 5 for 57 by RB Simpson of Australia vs England at Sydney in Jan 1963, 99 and 5 for 28 by RJ Hadlee of New Zealand vs England at Christchurch in Feb 1934, 92 and 5 for 142 by SB Joshi of India vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Nov 2000, 96 and 5 for 70 by Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Dec 2008 and 96 not out by Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh vs West Indies at St George's in Jul 2009.

 

- TM Bresnan' feat earned him a distinction of becoming the first England cricketer to perform such a feat. He also became the first cricketer to perform such a feat against India.

 

- SCJ Broad {64 and 6 for 46} and TM Bresnan {90 and 5 for 48} came up with all round performance of a fifty and five wickets in a Test match providing the fourth and fifth occasion of an England cricketer performing such an all round performance against India. The other performances are - P Lever {88* and 5 for 70} at Manchester in Aug 1971, IT Botham {114 and 6 for 58 and 7 for 48} at Mumbai in Feb 1980 and AW Greig {67 and 5 for 24}.

 

- MS Dhoni was dismissed for a duck of the first ball he faced providing the 97th occasion of a captain collecting the first ball duck in the annals of Test cricket. It also provides the eleventh occasion of an Indian captain suffering such an ignominy.

 

- MS Dhoni became the fourth Indian captain to collect the first ball duck against England. The others are - S Venkataraghavan at Lord's in Aug 1979, N Kapil Dev at Leeds in Jun 1986 and SC Ganguly at Lord's in Jul 2002.

 

- MS Dhoni's first ball duck in this Test provide the 20th occasion of a captain collecting the first ball duck against England.

 

- MS Dhoni's first ball duck in this Test provide the sixth occasion of a captain-cum-wicket keeper collecting the first ball duck in the annals of Test cricket. Others are - JM Blackham of Australia vs England at Sydney in Jan 1892, Wasim Bari of Pakistan vs England at Birmingham in Jun 1978, Rashid Latif of Pakistan vs South Afric at Port Elizabeth in Mar 1998, Khaled Mashud of Bangladesh vs Pakistan at Dhaka in Jan 2002 and Khaled Mashud of Bangladesh vs West Indies at Dhaka in Dec 2002.

 

- MS Dhoni became the third wicket keeper captain to collect the first ball duck against England. Others are - JM Blackham of Australia vs England at Sydney in Jan 1892, Wasim Bari of Pakistan vs England at Birmingham in Jun 1978.

 

- A Mukund, Harbhajan Sing and P Kumar collected the first ball ducks in the first innings and MS Dhoni collected the first ball duck in the second innings providing a total of 125 occasions of Indian batsmen suffering from such an ignominy. Their ducks in this Test provides a total of 30 such occasions against England.

 

- A Mukund, Harbhajan Sing and P Kumar collected the first ball ducks in the first innings of this Test providing the second occasion of three Indian batsmen collecting the first ball ducks in a Test innings. The first such occasion was witnessed at Melbourne in Dec 2003 against Australia. SR Tendulkar, PA Patel and AB Agarkar collected the first ball ducks in the India's first innings.

 

- India lost this Test by 319 runs providing the seventh occasion of India losing a Test by 300 plus runs margin. The other seven are - lost by 342 runs against Australia at Nagpur in Oct 2004, lost by 341 runs vs Pakistan at Karachi in Jan 2006, lost by 337 runs vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 2007, lost by 329 runs vs South Africa at Kolkata in Nov 1996, lost by 328 runs vs South Africa at Durban in Dec 1996 and lost by 300 runs vs Australia at Perth in Feb 1992.

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