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England vs India: Third Test at Edgbaston

England vs India - Third Test at Birmingham in Aug 2011 - England won by an innings and 242 runs.

England won the toss and fielded first providing the 80th occasion of England inserting the opposition. England's win in this test provide the 24th occasion of England winning a test after it had inserted the opposition. England win by an innings and 242 runs in this test provide the eleventh occasion on win by an innings margin after it had inserted the opposition and also represents the fourth win by an innings and 200 plus runs. The other two occasions are - by an innings and 261 runs vs Bangladesh at Lord's in May 2005, by an innings and 225 runs vs Australia at Melbourne in Feb 1912 and by an innings and 209 runs vs Zimbabwe at Lord's in May 2000.

 

England has inserted India on three occasions including this test. It has won two games and one test was drawn. England winnings tests are - by an innings and 242 runs in this test and at Lord’s in Jun 1936 when it carved a nine wickets win.

There are as many as 41 occasions when a team has inserted India in tests. 21 tests have been won, six tests have been lost and 14 tests were drawn.

 

V Sehwag collected a pair in this test providing the 482nd occasion of a batsman dismissed for a pair in the annals of test cricket. His pair represents the 57th occasion of an opening batsman collecting a pair in tests.

V Sehwag's pair represents the 49th occasion of an Indian batsman and also the fourth occasion of an Indian opening batsman collecting a pair in tests. The other three openers are - P Roy vs England at Manchester in Jul 1952, FM Engineer vs West Indies at Mumbai in Jan 1975. W Jaffer vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in May 2007.

V Sehwag's pair in this test provide the 21st occasion of a batsman collecting a pair against England in tests, He became the second Indian batsman after P Roy to be dismissed for a pair against England. Pankaj Roy was dismissed for a pair against England at Manchester in Jul 1952.

V Sehwag's pair in this test represents the eighth occasion of an Indian batsman collecting a pair against England. It also provides the 116th occasion of a batsman suffering from such an ignominy against England in a test.

 

V Sehwag collected the first ball duck in both innings of this test providing the 191st occasion of an opening batsman suffering such an ignominy in a test innings,

V Sehwag's first innings first ball duck and second innings first ball duck provide the 24th and 25th occasion of an Indian batsman suffering from such an ignominy in a test innings.

V Sehwag has been dismissed for a first ball duck on six occasions which include his two first ball ducks in this test. He now holds the records for most first ball ducks in a test innings by an opening batsman in the annals of test cricket. He went past SM Gavaskar of India and ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka who had collected five first ball ducks.

 

V Sehwag's first ball ducks in both innings of this test provide the 1293rd occasion of a batsman dismissed first ball in a test innings. V Sehwag has collected six first ball ducks in his test career. He became the 18th batsman in the annals of test cricket to suffer such an ignominy. The complete list read thus - M Muralitharan {14}, CA Walsh {10}, SJ Harmison {09}, M Ntini {08}, N Kapil Dev {07}, SCG MacGill {07}, CS Martin {07}, CEL Ambrose {06}, GS Chappell {06}. D Gough {06}, Harbhajan Singh {06}, IA Healy {06}, ST Jayasuriya {06}, V Sehwag {06}, HH Streak {06}, DL Underwood {06}, ME Waugh {06} and SR Waugh {06}

V Sehwag became the third Indian batsman to collect six or more first ball ducks in a test innings. Others are - N Kapil Dev {07} and Harbhajan Singh {06}

MS Dhoni scored 77 in the first innings and 74 not out in the second innings of this test providing the 165th and 166th occasion on Indian captain scoring a fifty against various oppositions.

MS Dhoni's twin half centuries in this test gave him 14 half centuries while leading India. He jointly shares the record of most half centuries by an Indian captain with SM Gavaskar who also has scored 14 half centuries. MS Dhoni went past SC Ganguly and MAK Pataudi who have scored 13 half centuries on his way to 14th half century. The other batsman to score ten or more half centuries while leading India is R Dravid who has scored ten half centuries

MS Dhoni's twin fifties in this test gave him 17 fifties while leading India. SR Tendulkar {25}, M Azharuddin {18}, SC Ganguly {18}, MAK Pataudi {18} are the other Indian captains who have scored more fifties than MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni's 77 and 74 not out in this test provide the 13th occasion of an Indian captain scoring fifties in both innings of a test. MS Dhoni's feat in this test represents the fourth occasion of him accomplishing such a feat. The other three occasions are - 92 and 68 not out vs Australia at Mohali in Oct 2008, 56 and 55 vs Australia at Nagpur in Nov 2008, 52 and 56 not out vs New Zealand at Wellington in Apr 2009

 

MS Dhoni now holds the record of scoring twin fifties on most occasions by an Indian captain. He went past MAK Pataudi who has done such a feat on three occasions. It is most befitting for MS Dhoni as his fourth twin feat was against England in the Pataudi Trophy.

 

MS Dhoni's feat of scoring fifties in both innings of a test provides the 158th occasion of a captain performing such a feat in the annals of test cricket. His feat provides the 33rd occasion of a captain scoring fifties in both innings of a test against England.

 

MS Dhoni became the fourth Indian captain to score fifties in both innings of a test against England. Others are - 89 and 56 by VS Hazare at Leeds in Jun 1952, 64 and 148 by MAK Pataudi at Leeds in Jun 1967 and 68 and 99 by SC Ganguly at Nottingham in Aug 2002.

 

MS Dhoni's twin fifties in this test provides the seventh occasion of a captain wicket keeper scoring fifties in both innings of a test. The complete list read thus - 74 and 129 by A Flower of Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka at Harare in Nov 1999, 85* and 153 by T Taibu of Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Jan 2005, 71 and 52* by T Taibu of Zimbabwe vs India at Bulawayo in Sep 2005, 92 and 68 not out by MS Dhoni of India vs Australia at Mohali in Oct 2008, 56 and 55 by MS Dhoni of India vs Australia at Nagpur in Nov 2008, 52 and 56 not out by MS Dhoni of India vs New Zealand at Wellington in Apr 2009 and 77 and 74 not out by MS Dhoni of India vs England at Birmingham in Aug 2011

 

MS Dhoni with his 77 and 74 not out in this test earned the distinction of becoming the first ever captain cum wicket keeper to score fifties in both innings of a test against England.

 

MS Dhoni's 77 and 74 not out in this test provide the 38th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test in the annals of test cricket. MS Dhoni has accomplished this feat on four occasions and became the third wicket keeper to perform such a feat on four or more occasions. Others are - A Flower and APE Knott who have performed such a feat on seven and five occasions respectively

 

Other Indian wicket keepers apart from MS Dhoni who has performed the feat of scoring fifties in both innings of a test are - Dilwar Hussain {59 and 57 vs England at Kolkata in Jan 1934} and FM Engineer {121 and 66 vs England at Mum-BS in Feb 1973}

 

MS Dhoni became the third Indian wicket keeper to score twin fifties against England in a test. Others are - Dilwar Hussain {59 and 57 vs England at Kolkata in Jan 1934} and FM Engineer {121 and 66 vs England at Mum-BS in Feb 1973}

 

MS Dhoni's 77 and 74 not out in this test provide the ninth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against England in the annals of test cricket.

 

England posted a total of 710 for 7 declared in this test providing the 20th occasion of a team posting a total of 700 plus runs in the annals of test cricket. This total provides the third occasion of England posting such a total. The other two occasions are - 849 vs West Indies at Kingston in Apr 1930 and 903 for 7 declared vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 1938.

 

It is interesting to note that England posted a total of 700 plus runs in a test innings after a gap of 73 years. The previous occasion of England posting a total of 700 plus runs was in Aug 1938 {903 for 7 declared against Australia at The Oval}

England scored 710 for 7 declared in this test to provide the third occasion of a team scoring 700 plus runs in a test innings against India. The other two occasions are - 952 for 6d by Sri Lanka at Col-RPS in Aug 1987 and 760 for 7d by Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009

England's 710 for 7d in this test represents England’s highest team total against India. The previous best was its 653 for 4 declared at Lord’s in Jul 1990.

India conceded 63 extras in England innings providing the 19th occasion of a team conceding 60 plus extras in an innings. It also provides the seventh occasion of a team conceding 60 plus extras in an innings against England.

India conceded 63 extras in England innings providing the second occasion of India conceding 60 plus extras in an innings. The other such occasion was also at Birmingham in Jul 1979 when India conceded 60 extras. Thus India's 63 extras in this innings represent most number of extras conceded against England

India conceded 63 extras in England innings providing the second highest number of extras conceded by a team against England. West Indies has conceded 64 extras at Manchester in Jul 1995.

It also provides the seventh occasion of a team conceding 60 plus extras in an innings against England.

AN Cook scored 294 in this test to provide the 305th double hundred by a batsman in the annals of test cricket. His knock also represents the 102nd double hundred by an opening batsman in the annals of test cricket.     

AN Cook scored 294 in this test to provide the 50th double hundred by an England batsman in the annals of test cricket. His knock also represents the 16th double hundred by an England opening batsman in the annals of test cricket.     

England became the second team in the annals of test cricket to score 50 double hundreds. Australia is the other team which has scored 62 double hundreds

AN Cook's 294 in this test represents his second double hundred. He had scored 235 not out against Australia at Brisbane in Nov 2010. He became the third England opening batsman to score two or more double hundred. Others are - L Hutton {04} and DL Amiss {02}

AN Cook's 294 in this test represents his highest test score. It was an improvement over his previous best of 235 not out against Australia at Brisbane in Nov 2010.

AN Cook's 294 in this test represent the eleventh double hundred by an England batsman against India and also the 45th double hundred by batsmen from various countries against India.

AN Cook's 294 in this test represent the second highest individual innings by an England batsman against India. GA Gooch with his 333 at Lord’s in Jul 1990 holds the record for most runs in an innings by an England batsman against India.

AN Cook's 294 in this test represent the third highest individual innings by batsman against India. ST Jayasuriya with his 340 at Col-RPS in Aug 1997 and GA Gooch with his 333 at Lord's in Jul 1990 hold the first two positions

AN Cook with his 294 became the sixth batsman to score runs between 290 and 299 in a test innings. Others are - 299* by DG Bradman of Australia vs South Africa at Adelaide in Jan 1932, 299 by MD Crowe of New Zealand vs Sri Lanka at Wellington in Jan 1991, 293 by V Sehwag of India vs Sri Lanka at Mum-BS in Dec 2009, 291 by IVA Richards of West Indies vs England at The Oval in Aug 1976 and 291 by RR Sarwan of West Indies vs England at Bridgetown in Feb 2009

AN Cook with his 294 in this test and V Sehwag with his 293 vs Sri Lanka at Mum-BS in Dec 2009 are the only two opening batsman in the annals of test cricket to score runs between 200 and 299.

England's innings contained five fifties - AJ Strauss {87}, AN Cook {294}, KP Pietersen {63}, EJG Morgan {104} and TT Bresnan {53 not out} providing the 175th occasion of five or more batsman in a team scoring fifties in an innings in the annals of test cricket. This feat by England batsmen provide the 31st occasion of England batsmen performing such a feat in a test innings

England's innings contained five fifties - AJ Strauss {87}, AN Cook {294}, KP Pietersen {63}, EJG Morgan {104} and TT Bresnan {53 not out} providing the 25th occasion of five or more batsman in a team scoring fifties in an innings against India. This feat by England batsmen provide the fifth occasion of England batsmen performing such a feat in a test innings against India.

England's innings contained five fifties - AJ Strauss {87}, AN Cook {294}, KP Pietersen {63}, EJG Morgan {104} and TT Bresnan {53 not out} providing the first occasion of five or more batsman in a team scoring fifties in an innings against India totaling 600 plus runs. They totaled 601 runs in this test.

England's innings contained five fifties - AJ Strauss {87}, AN Cook {294}, KP Pietersen {63}, EJG Morgan {104} and TT Bresnan {53 not out} providing the 17th occasion of five or more batsman in a team scoring fifties in an innings totaling 600 plus runs.

England's innings contained five fifties - AJ Strauss {87}, AN Cook {294}, KP Pietersen {63}, EJG Morgan {104} and TT Bresnan {53 not out} providing the fifth occasion of five or more batsman in a team scoring fifties in an innings against India totaling 600 plus runs. The other four occasions are - Five Sri Lankan batsmen totaled 843 at Col-RPS in Aug 1997, six Pakistan batsmen totaled 645 runs at Lahore in Dec 1989, five Pakistan batsmen totaled 636 runs at Lahore in Jan 2006, five Sri Lankan batsmen totaled 623 runs at Col-SSC in Jul 2010 and five South African batsmen totaled 609 runs at Centurion in Dec 2010.

England's innings contained five fifties - AJ Strauss {87}, AN Cook {294}, KP Pietersen {63}, EJG Morgan {104} and TT Bresnan {53 not out} providing the fourth occasion of five or more England batsman in a team scoring fifties in an innings against various totaling 600 plus runs. The other three occasions are - Five England batsmen totaled 832 runs vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 1938, Six England batsmen totaled 729 runs vs West Indies at Kingston in Apr 1930 and Five England batsman totaled 609 runs vs South Africa at Durban in Mar 1939

Three Indian bowlers conceded 150 plus runs in England’s innings - S Sreesanth {none for 158}, I Sharma {1 for 159} and A Mishra {3 for 150} providing the fifth occasion of three bowlers conceding 150 plus runs in a test innings. The other four occasions read thus - Three Australian bowlers vs England at The Oval in Aug 1938, Three England bowlers vs Australia at Sydney in Dec 1946, Three New Zealand bowlers vs West Indies at Wellington in Feb 1995 and Three Indian bowlers vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS in Aug 1997

Three Indian bowlers conceded 150 plus runs in England's innings - S Sreesanth {none for 158}, I Sharma {1 for 159} and A Mishra {3 for 150} providing the second occasion of three bowlers conceding 150 plus runs in a test innings against England. The other occasion was - Three Australian bowlers vs England at The Oval in Aug 1938 {MG Waite - 1 for 150, WJ O”Reilly - 3 for 178 and LD Fleetwood-Smith - 1 for 298}

S Sreesanth returned with figures of none for 158 in this test to provide the 20th occasion of a bawler conceding 150 plus runs without a wicket in a test innings in the annals of test cricket.  

S Sreesanth returned with figures of none for 158 in this test to provide the eighth occasion of an Indian bawler conceding 150 plus runs without a wicket in a test innings against various oppositions. Others are - none for 173 by DG Phadkar vs West Indies at Kolkata in Dec 1958. none for 167 by MH Mankad vs West Indies at Delhi in Feb 1959, none for 187 by EAS Prasanna vs England at Leeds in Jun 1967, none for 182 by Arshad Ayub vs Pakistan in Dec 1989, none for 159 by A Kumble vs Pakistan at Bangalore in Mar 2005, none for 176 by Harbhajan Singh vs Pakistan at Lahore in Jan 2006 and none for 152 by Harbhajan Singh vs England at Lord's in Jul 2011

S Sreesanth returned with figures of none for 158 in this test to provide the eighth occasion of an Indian bawler conceding 150 plus runs without a wicket in a test innings against England. The other two occasions are - none for 187 by EAS Prasanna vs England at Leeds in Jun 1967 and none for 152 by Harbhajan Singh vs England at Lord’s in Jul 2011

It is interesting to note that no bowler from any other country other than India has conceded 150 plus runs without capturing a wicket in test innings against England. So the three bowlers who have suffered this ignominy are - none for 187 by EAS Prasanna at Leeds in Jun 1967, none for 152 by Harbhajan Singh at Lord's in Jul 2011 and none for 158 by S Sreesanth at Birmingham in Aug 2011

Rival captains - MS Dhoni for India {77 and 74*} and AJ Strauss for England {87} scored fifties in this test providing the eleventh occasion of rival captains scoring fifties in England-India test series

Rival captains - MS Dhoni for India {77 and 74*} and AJ Strauss for England {87} scored fifties with one of the captains scoring fifties in both innings in this test providing the fifth such occasion in England-India test series. However, this is the first occasion when an Indian captain scored twin fifties when rival captains scored fifties with one of the captains scoring twin fifties. MS Dhoni scored 77 and 74 not out in this test

 
AJ Strauss's 87 in this test represents his 25th half century and 44th fifty, AN Cook's 294 represents his 19th hundred and 45th fifty, KP Pietersen's 63 represents his 25th half century and 43rd fifty, EJG Morgan's 104 represents his second hundred and fifth fifty and TM Bresnan's 53 not out represents his third fifty

England's innings contained three three figure partnerships - 186 runs for the first wicket between AJ Strauss and AN Cook, 122 runs between AN Cook and KP Pietersen and 222 runs for the fourth wicket between AN Cook and EJG Morgan providing the 146th occasion of a team posting three or more century partnerships in an innings in the annals of test cricket.

England's innings contained three three figure partnerships - 186 runs for the first wicket between AJ Strauss and AN Cook, 122 runs between AN Cook and KP Pietersen and 222 runs for the fourth wicket between AN Cook and EJG Morgan providing the 55th occasion of a team posting three or more century partnerships in an innings of which at least one partnership is of 200 plus runs

England's innings contained three three figure partnerships - 186 runs for the first wicket between AJ Strauss and AN Cook, 122 runs between AN Cook and KP Pietersen and 222 runs for the fourth wicket between AN Cook and EJG Morgan providing the 18th occasion of a team posting three or more century partnerships in an innings of which at least one partnership is of 200 plus runs against India

England's innings contained three three figure partnerships - 186 runs for the first wicket between AJ Strauss and AN Cook, 122 runs for the third wicket between AN Cook and KP Pietersen and 222 runs for the fourth wicket between AN Cook and EJG Morgan providing the fifth occasion of a England posting three or more century partnerships in an innings of which at least one partnership is of 200 plus runs against India

England's innings contained three three figure partnerships - 186 runs for the first wicket between AJ Strauss and AN Cook, 122 runs between AN Cook and KP Pietersen and 222 runs for the fourth wicket between AN Cook and EJG Morgan providing the 14th occasion of a England posting three or more century partnerships in an innings of which at least one partnership is of 200 plus runs against various oppositions

AN Cook and EJG Morgan added 222 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 482nd occasion of 200 plus runs partnership in the annals of test cricket. This stand also represents the 77th occasion of 200 plus runs partnership for the fourth wicket in the annals of test cricket.

AN Cook and EJG Morgan added 222 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 90th occasion of 200 plus runs partnership by England batsmen for various wickets in the annals of test cricket. This stand also represents the 16th occasion of 200 plus runs partnership for the fourth wicket posted by England batsmen against various oppositions

AN Cook and EJG Morgan added 222 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 13th occasion of 200 plus runs partnership by England batsmen against India for various wickets  This stand also represents the fifth occasion of 200 plus runs partnership for the fourth wicket by England batsmen against India. The other four occasions are – 266 runs between WR Hammond and TS Worthington at The Oval in Aug 1936, 206 runs between ER Dexter and KF Barrington at Kanpur in Dec 1961, 252 runs between G Boycott and BL D’Oliveira at Leeds in Jun 1967, 214 runs between AJ Strauss and PD Collingwood at Chennai in Dec 2008

186 runs for the first wicket between AJ Strauss and AN Cook added 186 runs for the first wicket in this test providing the 126th century stand by England batsmen against India. This stand also represents the 23rd occasion of a three figure partnership by England batsmen against India

AN Cook and KP Pietersen added 122 runs for the third wicket in this test providing the 127th century stand by England batsmen against India. This stand also represent the 12th three figure partnership for the third wicket by England batsmen against India

AN Cook and EJG Morgan added 222 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 128th century stand by England batsmen against India. This stand also represent the 31st three figure partnership for the fourth wicket by England batsmen against India

R Dravid achieved the unique distinction in this test. He completed 10000 runs while batting at number three when he was on seven during the course of his knock of 18 in the second innings of this test. At the end of this test his aggregate at number three read 10011.

R Dravid became the second batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 10000 plus runs at a specific position. SR Tendulkar is the other batsman to score 12422 test runs while batting at number four.

MS Dhoni top scored in both innings of this test. He scored 77 and 74 not out in this test.

JM Anderson captured six wickets in this test to toke his tally of wickets against India t0 42. He became the eighth England bowler to capture 40 plus wickets against India. Others are - DL Underwood {62}. RGD Willis {62}, IT Botham {59}, FS Trueman {53}, JK Lever {45}, AV Bedser {44} and CM Old {43}

MS Dhoni and P Kumar added fifty plus runs for the eighth wicket in both innings of this test providing the first such occasion by Indian batsmen against England for the eighth wicket. They added 84 runs in the first innings and 74 runs in the second innings.

MS Dhoni and P Kumar added 84 runs for the first wicket in the first innings and was also concerned in 74 runs stand for the eighth wicket in the second innings providing the 16th and 17th occasion of Indian batsmen posting fifty plus runs for the eighth wicket.

India lost this test by an innings and 242 runs providing the 38th occasion of India losing a test by an innings margin. This defeat represents 14th occasion of India losing a test by an innings and 100 plus runs margin and also represent the sixth occasion of India losing a test by an innings and 200 plus runs margin. The other five occasions are - lost by an innings and 336 run vs West Indies at Kolkata in Dec 1958, lost by an innings and 285 runs vs England at Lord’s in Jun 1974, lost by an innings and 239 runs vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 2008, lost by an innings and 226 runs vs Australia at Brisbane in Nov 1947 and lost by an innings and 207 runs vs England at Manchester in Jul 1952

India lost this test by an innings and 242 runs providing the third occasion of India losing a test against England by an innings and 200 plus runs margin. The other two occasions are - lost by an innings and 285 runs at Lord’s in Jun 1974 and lost by an innings and 207 runs at Manchester in Jul 1952

India lost this test by an innings and 242 runs providing the tenth occasion of India losing a test against England by an innings margin. India has lost by an innings margin on most occasions against England - ten occasions.  India has lost by an innings margin against West Indies and Australia on nine occasions.

India has lost by an innings margin on four occasions when it was inserted by the opposition. The four occasions are - lost by an innings and 242 runs vs England at Birmingham in Aug 2011, lost by an innings and 86 runs vs Pakistan at Karachi in Dec 1982, lost by an innings and 30 runs vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Mar 1962 and lost by an innings and 25 runs vs South Africa at Centurion in Dec 2010. Thus India’s defeat in this test by an innings and 242 runs represents not only it largest defeat by an innings margin but also its first ever loss by an innings and 100 plus runs margin when it was inserted by opposition.

India lost this test by an innings and 242 runs after being inserted by England in this test. India’s defeat provide the ninth occasion of a team losing a test by an innings and 200 plus runs margin after it was inserted by the opposition. The other eight occasions are – Bangladesh lost by an innings and 310 runs vs West Indies at Dhaka in Dec 2002, Bangladesh lost by an innings and 261 runs vs England at Lord's in May 2005, Zimbabwe lost by an innings and 254 runs vs Sri Lanka at Bulawayo in May 2004, Zimbabwe lost by an innings and 234 runs vs Sri Lanka at Harare in May 2004, Bangladesh lost by an innings and 234 runs vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jun 2007, Australia lost by an innings and 225 runs vs England at Melbourne in Feb 2012, Zimbabwe lost by an innings and 219 runs vs South Africa at Harare in Nov 1999 and Zimbabwe lost by and innings and 209 runs vs England at Col-PSS in Jul 2002

India has lost a test by an innings margin on the following occasions when it was inserted by the opposition - lost by an innings and 25 runs vs South Africa at Centurion in Dec 2010, lost by an innings and 30 runs vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Mar 1962, lost by  an innings and 86 runs vs Pakistan at Karachi in Dec 1982 and lost by an innings and 242 runs vs England at Birmingham in Aug 2011,

India's loss by an innings and 242 runs after being inserted provide the 58th occasion of a team losing by an innings margin. England has won the test by an innings margin on eleven occasions when it has inserted the opposition and its win by an innings and 242 runs against India represents its first win after it has won the toss and elected to field

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