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Fourth Test – England vs India at The Oval

AJ Strauss who completed 6000 runs as an opening batsman in the previous test at Birmingham extended his run aggregate to 6066 at the end of the first innings of this test, He is the 13th opening batsman to score 6000 runs in the annals of test cricket. Others are - SM Gavaskar {9607}, ML Hayden {8625}, G Boycott {8091}, GA Gooch {7811}, MA Taylor {7525}, CG Greenidge {7488}, MA Atherton {7476}, DL Haynes {7472}, V Sehwag {7315}, GC Smith {7222}, L Hutton {6721} and CH Gayle {6187}.

 

 

AJ Strauss and AN Cook were concerned in a 75 runs for the first wickes t in the first inning of this test providing the seventh stand of 50 plus runs against India. The other England pair to be involved in seven stand of 50 plus runs against India was G Boycott-GA Gooch.

 

 

AJ Strauss and AN Cook has posted 31 partnerships of 50 plus runs which includes their 75 runs stand in this test. They had posted their 30th partnership of 50 plus runs in the third test against India when they posted 186 runs for the first wicket at Birmingham. This pair has the record of most 50 plus stands for England and went past the 29 fifty plus runs partnerships posted by MA Atherton-AJ Stewart and ME Tresocthick-MP Vaughan which was the previous record for most 50 plus runs stand by England batsmen.

 

 

AJ Strauss and AN Cook became the seventh pair in the annals of test cricket to post 30 plus fifty plus runs partnerships. Others are - R Dravid-SR Tendulkar {44}, CG Greenidge-DL Haynes {42}, ML Hayden-JL Langer {42}, ML Hayden-RT Ponting {38}, DPMD Jayawardene-KC Sangakkara {34} and MS Atapattu-ST Jayasuriya {33}.

 

 

AJ Strauss and AN Cook became the sixth pair in the annals of test cricket to post 17 plus fifty plus runs partnerships for the first wicket in the annals of test cricket. The complete list is - CG Greenidge-DL Haynes {42}, ML Hayden-JL Langer {38}, MS Atapattu-ST Jayasuriya {33}, G Gambhir-V Sehwag {29}, AJ Strauss-AN Cook {27} and WM Lawry-RB Simpson {27}.

 

 

KP Pietersen registered his fifth hundred against India when he scored 175 runs in this test. Other four hundreds are - 202 not out at Lord's in Jul 2011, 144 at Mohali in Dec 2008, 134 at Lord's in Jul 2007 and 101 at The Oval in Aug 2007. He became the third England batsman to score five hundreds against India. Others are - IT Botham and GA Gooch.

 

 

KP Pietersen's 175 runs in this test represent the eleventh hundred by an England batsman against India in a test at The Oval. It was his second hundred at The Oval after his 101 in Aug 2007. He is the first England batsman to score two hundreds against India at The Oval.

 

 

IR Bell's 235 and KP Pietersen's 175 in this test represent 99th hundred and the 100th hundred by an England batsman against India.

 

 

IR Bell's 235 represent his 16th test hundred and 44th fifty, while KP Pietesen's 175 plus represents his 19th test hundred and 44th fifty.

 

 

IR Bell and KP Pietersen added 350 runs for the third wicket in this test providing the 129th century stand by England batsmen against India. It also represents the 13th three figure partnership for the third wicket by England batsmen against India.

 

 

IR Bell and KP Pietersen added 350 runs for the third wicket in this test providing the second occasion of a 300 plus runs partnership by England batsmen against India. The other occasion was the 308 runs partnership between GA Gooch and AJ Lamb at Lord's in Jul 1990.

 

 

Thus this partnership not only represents not only the best partnership for any wicket but also the best partnership for the third wicket by England batsmen against India.

 

 

IR Bell and KP Pietersen added 350 runs for the third wicket in this test providing the eighth occasion of a 300 plus runs partnership against India. The other seven occasions are - 576 runs for the second wicket between ST Jayasuriya and RS Mahanama at Col-RPS in Aug 1997, 451 runs for the third wicket between Javed Miandad and Mudassar Nazar at Hyd-Pak in Jan 1983, 351 for the sixth wicket between DPMD Jayawardene and HAPW Jayawardene at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009, 340 runs for the third wicket between HM Amla and JH Kallis at Nagpur in Feb 2010, 324 runs for the third wicket between Younis Khan and Inzamam-ul-Haq at Bangalore in Mar 2005, 319 runs for the third wicket between Younis Khan and Mohammad Younus at Lahore in Jan 2006 and 308 runs for the third wicket between GA Gooch and AJ Lamb at Lord's in Jul 1990.

 

 

IR Bell {235} and KP Pieterson {175} scored 150 plus runs providing the third occasion of two England batsmen scoring 150 plus runs in an innings. The other two such occasions are - at Birmingham in 1979 {G Boycott - 155 and DI Gower - 200} and at Chennai in Jan 1985 {G Fowler - 201 and MW Gatting - 207}.

 

 

IR Bell {235} and KP Pieterson {175} scored 150 plus runs providing the 106th occasion of two batsmen scoring 150 plus runs in an innings in the annals of test cricket. Their feat provide the 14th such occasion against India.

 

 

IR Bell's 235 in this test provide the 12th occasion of an England batsman scoring a double hundred against India. His knock also represents the 51st occasion of an England batsman scoring a double hundred against various oppositions. It also represents the 46th double hundred by batsmen against India.

 

 

IR Bell completed 5000 test runs when he was on 208 during the course of 235 in this test. At the end of England's first innings, his run aggregate stood at 5027. He became the 21st England batsmen to aggregate 5000 test runs.

 

 

IR Bell's 235 in this test represents his first test double hundred and also his highest individual test score. His previous best was 199 vs South Africa at Lord's in Jul 2008.

 

 

IR Bell's 235 in this test represents the 157th hundred and 18th double hundred by a batsman in a test at The Oval. It also represents the eighth double hundred by an England batsman at The Oval against various oppositions and also the third double hundred by an England batsman against India at The Oval. The other two are - 217 by WR Hammond in Aug 1936 and 208 by IT Botham in Jul 1982.

 

 

IR Bell's 235 in this test represents the second best score by an England batsman against various oppositions in a test at The Oval. L Hutton's 364 against Australia in Aug 1938 is the highest individual innings by an England batsman at The Oval.

 

 

England scored 591 for 6 declared in this test providing the 12th occasion of England posting a total of 550 plus runs in a test innings against India.

 

 

RP Singh {none for 118}, S Sreesanth {3 for 123} and A Mishra {none for 170} conceded 100 plus runs providing the 108th, 109th and 110th occasion of Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against England.

 

 

RP Singh {none for 118}, S Sreesanth {3 for 123} and A Mishra {none for 170} conceded 100 plus runs providing the 14th occasion of three or more Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against England.

 

 

RP Singh {none for 118} and A Mishra {none for 170} conceded 100 plus runs without capturing a wicket providing the 12th, 13th and 14th occasion of Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs without a wicket in a test innings against England.

 

 

A Mishra returned with figures of none for 170 in this test providing the fourth occasion of an Indian bowler conceding 150 plus runs without a wicket against England. The other three occasions are - none for 187 by EAS Prasanna at Leeds in Jun 1967, none for 158 by S Sreesanth at Birmingham in Aug 2011 and none for 152 by Harbhajan Singh at Lord's in Jul 2011.

 

 

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar created a world record in this test for most partnership runs in the annals of test cricket. At the end of India's first innings they had an aggregate of 6520 runs from 134 innings. They went past CG Greenidge and DL Haynes' aggregate of 6428 runs. R Dravid and SR Tendulkar added 55 runs for the third wicket in this test.

 

 

Prior to the start of this test they had an aggregate of 6465 runs and needed 28 runs to overhaul the aggregate of 6482 runs aggregate of CG Greenidge and DL Haynes.

 

 

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar added 55 runs for the third wicket providing the 26th occasion of a half century partnership between them. They are the third pair of batsmen to post 25 plus half century partnerships in the annals of test cricket. Other pairs are - ML Hayden-JL Langer {28} and CG Greenidge-DL Haynes {26}.

 

 

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar added 55 runs for the third wicket providing the 45th occasion of fifty plus runs partnership between them. They are the third pair of batsmen to post 40 plus fifty plus runs partnerships in the annals of test cricket. Other pairs are - ML Hayden-JL Langer {42} and CG Greenidge-DL Haynes {42}.

 

 

SK Raina was dismissed stumped without scoring in this innings to provide the sixth occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed stumped without score against England. Other occasions are - L Amar Singh at Mumbai in Dec 1933, CS Naidu at Chennai in Feb 1934, GS Ramchand at Leeds in Jun 1952, BS Chandrashekhar at Birmingham in Jul 1967 and BS Chandrashekhar at Manchester in Jun 1974.

 

 

R Dravid carried the bat through in a completed innings in this test by scoring 146 not out. His feat provides the 46th occasion of a batsman accomplishing such a feat in the annals of test cricket.

 

 

R Dravid became the third Indian batsman to carry the bat through in a completed innings. Others are - 127 not out by SM Gavaskar vs Pakistan at Faisalabad in Jan 1983 and 201 not out by SM Gavaskar at Galle in Jul 2008.

 

 

R Dravid's feat of carrying the bat through the completed innings in this test provide the 12th occasion of a batsman accomplishing such a feat against England.

 

 

GP Swann returned with figures of 3 for 102 in India's innings providing the 79th occasion of an England bowler conceding 100 plus runs in an innings.

 

 

GP Swann has conceded 100 plus runs in an innings on three occasions against India including the one in this test. The other two occasions are - 2 for 103 at Chennai in Dec 2008 and 3 for 122 at Mohali in Dec 2008. He became the tenth England bowler to concede 100 plus runs in an innings on three or more occasions.

 

 

R Dravid scored three hundreds in this series - 103 not out at Lord's in Jul 2011, 117 at Nottingham in Jul 2011 and 146* at The Oval in Aug 2011. His feat of scoring three hundreds in a series provide the 103rd occasion of a batsman scoring three or more hundreds in a series in the annals of test cricket.

 

 

R Dravid's feat of scoring three hundreds in a series provides the 12th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring three or more hundreds in a series.

 

 

R Dravid has achieved the feat of scoring three hundreds in a series on two occasions - vs England in 2002 series and vs England in 2011 series. He became the second Indian batsman to score three or more hundreds in a test series on two or more occasions. SM Gavaskar is the other batsman to have achieved such a feat on three occasions - four hundreds vs West Indies in Mar 1971, three hundreds vs Australia in 1977-78 and four hundreds vs West Indies in 1978-79.

 

 

R Dravid's feat of scoring three hundreds in a test series provide the third occasion of an Indian batsman achieving such a feat against England. The other two occasions are - three hundreds by M Azharuddin in 1984-85 and three hundreds by R Dravid in 2002.

 

 

R Dravid became the first Indian batsman to score three hundreds in a test series in two series.

 

 

R Dravid's feat of scoring hundreds in this series provides the 30th occasion of a batsman achieving such a feat against England.

 

 

R Dravid became the fifth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score three or more hundreds on two or more occasions against England. Others are - DG Bradman {03}, AR Morris {02], MJ Slater {02}, GS Sobers {02}.

 

 

R Dravid's feat of scoring three or more hundreds in two or more series provide the 24th occasion of a batsman achieving such a feat in the annals of test cricket.

 

 

R Dravid's 146 not out in this test represent his 21st hundred on away soil. Only SR Tendulkar {29} has scored more hundreds than R Dravid on away soil.

 

 

R Dravid's 146 not out in this test represent his 35th test hundred. He became the fourth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 35 or more hundreds. Others are - SR Tendulkar {51}, JH Kallis {40} and RT Ponting {39}. R Dravid went past SM Gavaskar {34} and BC Lara {34} on his way to 35th hundred.

 

 

R Dravid became the second Indian batsman to score 35 plus hundreds after SR Tendulkar who has scored 51 test hundreds.

 

 

R Dravid's 146 not out in this test represent his seventh hundred against England and he is now on par with SR Tendulkar who also has scored seven hundreds against England. R Dravid went past M Azharuddin's six hundreds on his way to seventh hundred.

 

 

R Dravid's feat of scoring seven hundreds against England provides the 48th occasion of a batsman scoring seven or more hundreds against a specific opposition. R Dravid became the 28th batsman to score seven or more hundreds against England.

 

 

R Dravid's 146 not out in this test represent his 15th fifty against England. He became the fourth batsman to score 15 or more fifties against and England. Others are - SM Gavaskar {20}, SR Tendulkar {18} and GR Viswanath {16}.

 

R Dravid's 146 not out represent his sixth hundred against England in England. He is the first Indian batsman to score six hundreds against England in England.

 

 

R Dravid with his six hundreds against England in England became the fourth batsman to score six or more hundreds against England in England. Others are - DG Bradman {11}, SR Waugh {07} and CG Greenidge {06}.

 

 

R Dravid became the first batsman in the annals of test cricket to play 30000 deliveries. At the end of this test he has played 30090 deliveries.

 

 

R Dravid's 146 not out in this test provide the 81st hundred by an Indian batsman against England. It also represents the 37th hundred by an Indian batsman against England in England.

 

 

R Dravid's 146 not out in this test provide the 25th hundred by an Indian opening batsman against England. It also represents the 11th hundred by an Indian opening batsman against England in England.

 

 

R Dravid's aggregate of number of boundary fours at the end of this test read 1602. He became the second batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 1600 plus boundary fours after SR Tendulkar who has scored 1927 boundary fours.

 

 

R Dravid's 146 not out provide the seventh hundred against England in a test at The Oval. Others are - 128 by VM Merchant in Aug 1946, 221 by SM Gavaskar in Aug 1979, 187 by RJ Shastri in Aug 1990, 110 by N Kapil Dev in Aug 1990, 217 by R Dravid in Sep 2002, 110* by A Kumble in Aug 2007.

 

 

R Dravid became the first Indian batsman to score two hundreds against England at The Oval - 217 in Sep 2002 and 146 not out in Aug 2001.

 

 

R Dravid became the ninth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score two hundreds against England at The Oval. Others are - B Mitchell of South Africa {03}, W Bardsley of Australia {02}, DG Bradman {02}, IM Chappell {02}, JL Langer {02}, WL Mudroch {02}, WH Ponsford {02} and Salim Malik {02}.

 

 

R Dravid's 146 not out in this test represent his third fifty against England at The Oval. The others are - 217 in Sep 2002 and 55 in Aug 2007. R Dravid became the third batsman after DG Bradman of Australia and B Mitchell of South Africa to score three fifties against England at The Oval. DG Bradman's three fifties read thus - 232 in Aug 1934, 244 and 77 in Aug 1934 : B Mitchell's three fifties read thus - 128 in Aug 1935, 120 and 189* in Aug 1947.

 

 

England enforced follow on in this test providing the 292nd occasion of a team enforcing follow on in the annals of test cricket. It also provides the sixth occasion of England enforcing follow on against India. It also provides the 53rd occasion of England enforcing follow on in a test against various oppositions.

 

 

India's 300 all out in this test provide the 12th occasion of a team dismissed all out for a score of exact 300 in the annals of test cricket. India has been dismissed all out for exact 300 on four occasions - vs England at Mumbai-BS in Jan 1964, vs Pakistan at Karachi in Nov 1979, vs West Indies at Kolkata in Dec 1978 and vs England at Kolkata in Dec 1978.

 

 

The break up of 12 occasions of a team dismissed for a total of 300 runs in an innings read thus - India {04}, England {03}, Australia {02}, South Africa {01}, Sri Lanka {01} and West Indies {01}.

 

 

SR Tendulkar and A Mishra added 144 runs for the fourth wicket providing the 88th occasion of a century stand by Indian batsmen against England. This stand also represents the eleventh occasion of a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket by Indian batsmen against England.

 

 

SR Tendulkar scored 91 in this test providing the 19th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a ninety against England.

 

 

SR Tendulkar's 91 in this game represent his fourth ninety against England - most by an Indian batsman. His other nineties read thus - 90 at Bangalore in Dec 2001, 92 at Nottingham in Aug 2002 and 91 at Nottingham in Jul 2007.

 

 

SR Tendulkar's four nineties against England make him the fifth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score four or more nineties against a specific opposition. Others are - C Hill of Australia vs England {05}, DC Boon of Australia vs England {04}, G Boycott of England vs West Indies {04} and SR Waugh of Australia vs England {04}.

 

 

SR Tendulkar's four nineties against England make him the fourth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score four or more nineties against England. Others are - C Hill of Australia vs England {05}, DC Boon of Australia vs England {04} and SR Waugh of Australia vs England {04}.

 

 

SR Tendulkar's 91 in this test represent his ninth ninety. He became the fourth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score nine or more nineties. Others are - R Dravid {10}, SR Waugh {10} and MJ Slater {09}.

 

 

SR Tendulkar's 91 in this test represent his 61st half century. He now stands second in the list of batsmen who have scored 60 plus half centuries. AR Border with 63 half centuries holds the first position. R Dravid {60} is the other batsman to score 60 plus half centuries.

 

 

SR Tendulkar's 91 in this test represent his 112th test fifty. He holds the record for most fifties in the annals of test cricket.

 

 

A Mishra scored 84 in this test which represents his second test fifty. His other fifty was his 50 against Bangladesh at Chittagong in Jan 2010. Thus his 84 in this test represents his highest individual score.

 

 

SR Tendulkar's 91 and A Mishra's 84 represents 227th and 228th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a half century against England.

 

 

SR Tendulkar's 91 in this test represent his 12th half century against England and is on par with GR Viswanath who has also scored 12 half centuries against England. SM Gavaskar with 16 half centuries holds the record for most half centuries against England.

 

 

SR Tendulkar's 12 half centuries against England provide the 49th occasion of a batsman scoring 12 or more fifties against a specific opposition.

 

 

GP Swann captured 6 for 106 in this test providing the 54th occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings against India. It also provides the 19th occasion of an England bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings against India.

 

 

GP Swann captured 6 for 106 in this test providing the fourth occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against India.

 

 

The others are - 6 for 104 by RGD Willis at Lord's in Jun 1982, 6 for 104 by NA Foster at Chennai in Jan 1985 and 5 for 104 by ARC Fraser at Lord's in Jul 1999.

 

 

GP Swann captured 6 for 106 in this test providing the 17th occasion of an England bowler conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against India.

 

 

England won this test by an innings and eight runs providing the ninth occasion of an innings victory against India and 84th win by an innings against various oppositions.

 

 

England won this test by an innings and eight runs providing the 29th innings win by various teams against India.

 

 

SK Raina collected a pair in this test providing the ninth occasion of an Indian batsman collecting a pair in a test against England. His pair also provides the 117th occasion of batsmen from various teams collecting a pair in a test against England.

 

 

SK Raina's first innings duck came after he faced 29 deliveries. He holds the record for an Indian batsman to score a duck after facing most deliveries against England. The previous record was held by VVS Laxman who scored duck after facing 24 deliveries at Mohali in Dec 2008.

 

 

SK Raina holds the record of scoring a duck after facing most deliveries by an Indian batsman jointly with IK Pathan. SK Raina scored duck after facing 29 deliveries in the first innings of this test while IK Pathan collected his duck after facing 29 deliveries in India's second innings against Pakistan at Bangalore in Mar 2005.

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