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India-England Test Series Statistics

The first test slated to start on 21st Jul 2011 at Lord's, has two statistical highlights of importance. This test will be the 100th test between the two teams and 2000th test in the annals of test cricket.

 

 

India and England have played 99 Tests prior to the start of this series. India has won 19 Tests, England has won 35 Tests and 45 Tests were drawn.

 

 

India has played 48 Tests on away soil and has won 05 tests, lost 23 tests and 20 tests were drawn. India would be playing its 50th Test against England in England when the two teams meet at Nottingham to play the second Test of the ensuing series.

 

 

India would become 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}.

 

 

India has posted team totals in excess of 500 runs on nine occasions which includes three occasion of posting 600 plus runs. Their highest on home soil is 591 at Mumbai in 1992-93 and on England soil is 664 at The Oval in 2007. India's 664 at The Oval in 2007 represent the highest team total in India-England Test series.

 

 

England has posted team total in excess of 500 runs on 14 occasions which includes the five occasions of posting 600 plus totals. Their highest total on Indian soil is 652 for 7 declared at Chennai in 1984-85 season and on home soil is 653 for 4 declared at Lord's in 1990.

 

 

India's lowest total in a completed innings is 42 at Lord's in 1974 and on home soil is 83 at Chennai in 1986-87. India has been dismissed for a total of less than 100 on eight occasions. India's 42 at Lord's in 1974 represent one of the seventeen totals under fifty runs in a completed Test innings. England's lowest total in a completed innings is 101 at The Oval in 1971 and on Indian soil is 102 at Mumbai in 1981-82. England has never been dismissed for a total of less than 100 by India.

 

 

India has won by an innings margin on four occasions, by 100 plus runs margin on five occasions and by ten wickets margin on one occasion. The victory by an innings and 46 runs at Leeds in 2002 is the highest margin of victory by an innings, victory by 279 runs at Leeds in 1986 is the highest margin of victory by runs and the lone victory by ten wickets margin has come at Mohali in 2001-02.

 

 

England has won by an innings margin on nine occasions, by 100 plus runs margin on nine occasions and by ten wickets margin on three occasions. The victory by an innings and 285 runs at Lord's in 1974 is the highest margin of victory by an innings, victory by 247 runs at Lord's in 1990 is the highest margin of victory by runs and the three wins by ten wickets margin have come at Lord's in 1946, Kolkata in 1977 and Mumbai in 1990.

 

 

India has conceded 50 plus extras in an innings on four occasions with 60 extras being the highest conceded in the first innings of England's innings at Birmingham in 1979. These 60 extras comprised of 4 byes, 27 leg byes, 11 wides and 18 no balls. England has conceded 50 plus extras on four occasions with 55 extras being the highest conceded in India's first innings at Lord's in 1996. These 55 extras comprised of 11 byes, 25 leg byes, 10 wides and 9 no balls.

 

 

India has conceded 50 plus extras in an innings on four occasions with 60 extras being the highest conceded in the first innings of England's innings at Birmingham in 1979 is a record for India-England test series.

 

 

As many as ten Indian batsmen have an aggregate of 1000 plus runs against England. They are Sunil Gavaskar {2483}, Sachin Tendulkar {2150}, Gundappa Viswanath {1880}, Dilip Vengsarkar {1589}, Kapil Dev {1355}, Rahul Dravid {1346}, Mohd Azharuddin {1278}, Vijay Manjrekar {1181}, Farokh Engineer {1113} and Ravi Shastri {1026}.

 

 

Sunil Gavaskar has the highest aggregate of 2483 runs followed by Sachin Tendulkar with 2150 runs. SM Gavaskar and SR Tendulkar are the two Indian batsman to have an aggregate of 2000 plus runs against England and also in India-England Test series. Sunil Gavaskar with 2483 runs holds the record for most runs in India-England Test series.

 

 

As many as seven England batsmen have an aggregate of 1000 plus runs against India. They are Graham Gooch {1725}, David Gower {1391}, Ken Barrington {1355}, Ian Botham {1201}, Mike Gatting {1155}, Geoff Boycott {1084} and Michael Vaughan {1016}. Graham Gooch with 1725 runs has the highest aggregate amongst these seven batsmen.

 

 

Seventy eight centuries have been scored by Indian batsmen against England, which includes five double hundreds. The highest individual score is credited to Vinod Kambli who scored 224 at Mumbai in Feb 1993, The five double hundreds are scored by Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi - 203 not out at Delhi in Feb 1964, Sunil Gavaskar - 221 at The Oval in Aug 1979, Gundappa Viswanath - 222 at Chennai in Jan 1982, Vinod Kambli - 224 at Mumbai in Feb 1993 and Rahul Dravid - 217 at The Oval in Sep 2002.

 

 

Ninety three hundreds have been scored by England batsmen against India, which includes a triple hundred and eight double hundred. The highest individual score is credited to Graham Gooch who scored 333 at Lord's in July 1990 and remains the only triple centurion in India-England Test series. His score remains the highest individual innings in India-England Test series.

 

 

The batsmen who have scored double hundreds are - Geoff Boycott - 246 not out at Leeds in Jun 1967, Wally Hammond - 217 at The Oval in Aug 1936, David Lloyd - 214 not out at Birmingham in Jul 1974, Ian Botham - 208 at The Oval in Jul 1982, Mike Gatting - 207 at Chennai in Jan 1985, Joe Hardstaff Jr - 205 not out at Lord's in Jun 1946, Graeme Fowler - 201 at Chennai in Jan 1985 and David Gower - 201 at Birmingham in Jul 1979.

 

Sachin Tendulkar {07}, Mohammad Azharuddin {06} and DB Vengsarkar {05} are the three Indian batsmen to have scored five or more hundreds against England. SR Tendulkar with seven hundreds to his credit holds the record for most hundreds by an Indian batsman against England. Ian Botham and GA Gooch with five hundreds each to their credit share the record for most hundreds by an England batsman against India.

 

 

Any statistics between India and England in England would be incomplete if we do not mention DB Vengsarkar's feat. He is the only visiting batsman in the annals of test cricket to score a century at Lord's in three consecutive appearance. He made 0 and 103 in Aug 1979, 2 and 157 in Jun 1982 and 126* and 33 in Jun 1986.

 

 

There are eighteen instances of Indian batsmen registering individual nineties against England which includes a lone ninety-nine credited to Saurav Ganguly at Nottingham in Aug 2002. There are seventeen occasions of England batsmen registering individual nineties against India which includes a lone ninety-nine credited to Mark Trescothick at Ahmedabad in Dec 2001.

 

 

Nine hundreds have been scored by Indian captains against England. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's 203 not out at Delhi in Feb 1964 remain the highest individual score by an Indian captain against England. Mohammad Azharuddin with three hundreds holds the record for most hundreds by an Indian captain against England.

 

 

Seventeen hundreds have been scored by England captains against India. Graham Gooch's 333 at Lord's in Jun 1996 remain the highest individual score by an England captain against India. Graham Gooch with three hundreds holds the record for most hundreds by an England captain against India.

 

 

Four Indian wicket keeper batsmen have registered five hundreds against England. Budhi Kunderan's 192 at Chennai in Jan 1964 remain the highest individual innings by an Indian wicket keeper batsman against England. The other hundreds by wicket keeper batsmen are - Farokh Engineer - 121 at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in Feb 1973, Syed Kirmani - 102 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai in Nov 1984, Budhi Kunderan - 100 at Delhi in Feb 1964 and Deep Dasgupta at Mohali in Dec 2001.

 

 

Godfrey Evans and Jack Russell are the only two England wicket keeper batsmen who have registered hundreds against India. Both these wicket keepers have registered their hundreds at Lord's. Godfrey Evans scored 104 at Lord's in Jun 1952, while Jack Russell scored 124 at Lord's in Jun 1996.

 

 

Four Indian batsmen have an aggregate of 500 plus runs in a series on five occasions. Rahul Dravid - 602 in 2002, Vijay Manjrekar - 586 in 1961-62, Sunil Gavaskar - 542 in 1979, Budhi Kunderan - 525 in 1963-64 and Sunil Gavaskar - 500 in 1981-82. Sunil Gavaskar has the distinction of having an aggregate of 500 plus both on home soil {500 in 1981-82} and on away soil {542 in 1979}.

 

 

Four England batsmen have an aggregate of 500 plus runs in a series. Graham Gooch - 752 in 1990, Michael Vaughan - 615 in 1992, Ken Barrington - 594 in 1961-62 and Mike Gatting - 575 in 1984-85. Graham Gooch has to his credit most runs in a series in India-England Test series.

 

 

Bhagwath Chandrashekhar {95}, Anil Kumble {92}, Bishen Singh Bedi {85}, Kapil Dev {85} and "Vinoo" Mankad {54} are the five Indian bowlers who have captured 50 plus wickets against England in India-England Test series. Bhagwath Chandrashekhar's 95 wickets remain the highest aggregate of wickets by a bowler in India-England Test series.

 

 

Bob Willis {62}, Derek Underwood {62}, Ian Botham {59} and Fred Trueman {53} are the England bowlers who have an aggregate of 50 plus wickets against India.

 

 

Vinoo Mankad {8-55 at Chennai in Feb 1952} and Bhagwath Chandrashekhar {8-79} are the only two bowlers who have captured eight wickets in an innings against England. Fred Trueman with his 8-31 at Manchester in Jul 1952 is the only England bowler who has captured eight wickets in an innings against India. His figures remain the best bowling effort in an innings in India-England Test series.

 

 

There are 58 instances of Indian bowler capturing five or more wickets against England - of which 34 are on home soil and 24 are on English soil. Bhagwath Chandrashekhar has eight five wicket hauls and holds the record for an Indian bowler for most five wicket hauls. His eight five wicket hauls is a record for most five wicket hauls in India-England Test series.

 

 

There are exactly 50 instances of England bowlers capturing five plus wickers against India of which 25 of them are on home soil and 25 on Indian soil. Ian Botham holds the record for an England bowler for most five wicket hauls with six occasions to his credit.

 

 

Vinoo Mankad (12-108 at Chennai in Feb 1952}, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan 12-181 at Mumbai in Nov 1984}, Salim Durani {10-177 at Chennai in Jan 1962}, Chetan Sharma {10-188 at Birmingham in Jul 1986} and Anil Kumble {10-233 at Ahmedabad in Dec 2001} are the five Indian bowlers who have captured ten or more wickets in a match against England. MH Mankad's 12 for 108 at Chennai in Feb 1952 is the best bowling effort in a test by an Indian bowler against England.

 

 

Ian Botham {13-106 at Mumbai in Feb 1980}, Alec Bedser {11-93 at Manchester in Jul 1946}, Alec Bedser (11-145 at Lord's in Jun 1946}, Headley Verity (11-153 at Chennai in Feb 1934}, Neil Foster (11-163 at Chennai in Jan 1985}, John Lever (10-70 at Delhi in Dec 1976} and Gubbi Allen (10-78 at Lord's in Jun 1936} are the England bowlers who have captured ten or more wickets in a match against India. Ian Botham's figures of 13-106 remain the best bowling figures in India-England Test series.

 

 

Bhagwath Chandrashekhar {35 wickets in 1972-73 series in India} and Vinoo Mankad {34 wickets in 1951-52 series in India} are the two bowlers who have captured 30 plus wickets in India-England Test series. Bhagwath Chandrashekhar's 35 wickets is a series record. For England, Fred Trueman {29 wickets in 1952 series in England} and Derek Underwood {29 wickets in 1976-77 series in India} share the record for most wickets in a series.

 

Syed Kirmani with his 42 dismissals {31 catches and 11 stumpings} behind the wicket and holds the record for most dismissals by an Indian wicketkeeper against England, while Allan Knott with his 54 dismissals {49 catches and 05 stumpings] holds the record for most dismissals by England wicket keeper against India. Alan Knott's 54 dismissals is a record for most dismissals by a wicket keeper in India-England Test series and he is the only wicket keeper to have effected 50 plus dismissals in the series.

 

 

The record for most catches behind the wicket keeper by an Indian wicketkeeper is credited to Kiran More who has pouched 33 catches, while the record for most catches by England wicket keeper is with Alan Knott who has an aggregate of 49 catches to his credit. Alan Knott's 49 catches is also India-England series record for most catches by a wicket keeper.

 

 

KS More {33}, SMH Kirmani {31}, MS Dhoni {24} and FM Engineer {23} are the four Indian wicket keepers to pouch 20 plus catches against England. MS Dhoni requires one more catch for an aggregate of 25 catches against England.

 

 

APE Knott {49} and RW Taylor {39} are the two England wickets to pouch 20 more catches against India.

 

 

Budhi Kunderan is the only Indian wicket keeper to have effected five dismissals {03 ct plus 02 st} in an innings against England. His effort came at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai in Nov 1961.

 

 

Bob Taylor {7 at Mumbai in Feb 1980}, John Murray {6 at Lord's in Jun 1967}, Jimmy Binks {5 at Kolkata in Jan 1964}, Alan Knott {5 at Manchester in Jun 1974}, Geraint Jones {5 at Mumbai in Mar 2006} and Matt Prior {5 at Nottingham in Jul 2007} are the six England wicket keepers who have effected five or more dismissals in an innings against India. Bob Taylor's seven dismissals is a record for most dismissals in a Test innings in India-England Test series.

 

 

Kiran More is the only Indian wicket keeper to have effected seven dismissals in a Test match - {07 - 05ct + 02 st} at Mumbai in Feb 1993 - and holds the Indian record for most dismissals in a Test match.

 

 

Bob Taylor {10 - 10ct + 00 st} at Mumbai in Feb 1980, Alan Knott {07 - 07ct + 01 st} at Manchester in Jun 1974 and Bob Taylor {07 - 07ct + 01 st} at Mumbai in Nov 1981 are the England wicket keepers who have effected seven or more dismissals in a Test match. Bob Taylor with his ten dismissals not only holds the record for most dismissals by an England wicket keeper, but also the record for most dismissals by a wicket keeper in India-England Test series.

 

 

The record for most dismissals in a Test series is 16 and is shared by five wicket keepers of which two are Indian wicket keepers and three are England wicket keepers.

 

 

Indian wicket keepers are Dhoni {13 ct + 3 st} in 2005-06 series played in India and Kiran More {16 ct + 00 st} in 1996 series played in England.

 

 

Alan Knott {15 ct + 01 st} in 1974 series played in England, Bob Taylor {15 ct + 01 st} in 1981-82 series played in India and Paul Downton {14 ct + 02 st} in 1984-85 series played in India are the three England wicket keepers.

 

 

Sunil Gavaskar {35}, Rahul Dravid {26}, Eknath Solkar {22} are the three Indian fieldsmen who have pouched 20 plus catches against England, while Graham Gooch with 21 catches is the lone England fieldsman who has an aggregate of twenty plus catches. Sunil Gavaskar's 35 catches is a series record for most catches pouched by a fieldsman.

 

 

India's Yajurvendra Singh is the only fielder to pouch five catches in an innings in India-England Test series, his effort coming at Bangalore in England's first innings at Bangalore in 1976-77. His effort remains India-England Test series record. Ajit Wadekar at Birmingham in Jul 1967, Dilip Vengsarkar at Mumbai in Nov 1984 and Laxman at Mohali in Dec 2001 are the other fielders to have pouched four catches in an innings. Graeme Hick holds the record for most catches in an innings by an England fieldsman with four catches to his credit at Mumbai in Nov 1984.

 

 

Yajurvendra Singh {07 catches at Bangalore in Jan 1977, Virender Sehwag {06 catches at Leeds in Aug 2002}, Ajit Wadekar {05 catches at Birmingham in Jul 1967 and Eknath Solkar {05 catches at Chennai in Jan 1973} are the four Indian fielders to have pouched five or more catches in a Test Match against England. Yajurvendra Singh's effort remains the best by a fieldsman in India-England Test series.

 

 

Tony Greig {05 catches at Delhi in Dec 1972} and Mike Brearley {05 catches at Chennai in Jan 1973} share the record for most catches in a Test match by England fieldsman against India.

 

 

Eknath Solkar {12 catches in 1972-73 series} and Rahul Dravid {10 catches in 2002 series} are the two Indian fieldsmen who have pouched ten or more catches in a series against England. Eknath Solkar's effort remains the best in India-England Test series. Ian Botham {10 catches in 1979 series} is the only England fieldsman to pouch ten or more catches in a series.

 

 

Brother-in-laws - Sunil Gavaskar {38} and Gundappa Viswanath {30} are the two Indian cricketers who have played 30 or more Tests against England. Sunil Gavaskar's 38 Test appearances is a series record. David Gower with 24 appearances holds the record for most Test appearances by an England cricketer against India.

 

 

Sunil Gavaskar {14 Tests} and Ajit Wadekar {11 Tests} are the two captains who have led in ten or more Tests in India-England Test series. Sunil Gavaskar's 14 Tests as captain is a series record. Nasser Hussain has led in seven Tests against India and holds the record most appearances as an England captain.

 

 

The highest partnership by Indian batsmen is the 316 runs partnership for the third wicket between Gundappa Viswanath and Yashpal Sharma at Chennai in Jan 1982. The highest partnership by England batsmen is the 308 runs partnership for the third wicket between Graham Gooch and Alan Lamb at Lord's in Jul 1990.

 

 

Eighty six century partnerships have been registered by Indian batsmen against England, which includes two partnerships of 300 plus runs and ten partnerships of 200 plus runs. Break up of 86 partnerships wicket wise read thus : First wicket - 14 : Second wicket - 18 : Third wicket - 16 : Fourth wicket - 10 : Fifth wicket - 14 : Sixth wicket - 04: Seventh wicket - 06 : Eighth wicket - 03 : Ninth wicket - 01.

 

 

One hundred and nineteen three figure partnerships have been registered by England batsmen against India, which includes one partnership of 300 plus runs and eleven partnerships of 200 plus runs. Break up of 119 partnerships wicket wise read thus : First wicket - 22 : Second wicket - 24 : Third wicket - 10 : Fourth wicket - 28 : Fifth wicket - 15 : Sixth wicket - 11 : Seventh wicket - 05 : Eighth wicket - 03 : Ninth wicket - 01.

 

 

India won the Chennai Test chasing 386 runs in the fourth innings of a test match providing the fifth occasion of a team chasing 375 runs in the fourth innings of a test to win the test. The five occasions are - West Indies scored 418 for 7 against Australia at St John's in May 2003, South Africa scored 414 for 4 against Australia at Perth in Dec 2008, India scored 406 for 4 against West Indies at Port of Spain in Apr 1976, Australia scored 404 for 3 against England at Leeds in Jul 1948 and India scored 387 for 4 vs England at Chennai in Dec 2008.

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