James, the nemesis!

James Anderson dismissed Sachin Tendulkar for the 9th time in his career ' the most any bowler has dismissed Tendulkar in Tests. In his last 30 innings, from July 2011, Tendulkar has been dismissed bowled on 7 occasions while he has been trapped lbw 8 times.

Incidentally, it was overall his 53rd such dismissal (bowled) in Tests. The full list of batsman who were dismissed 'bowled' most often are: Rahul Dravid ' 55 times; Allan Border and Tendulkar ' 53; Jacques Kallis ' 46; John Reid ' 44; Gundappa Viswanath ' 41; Alec Stewart and Mark Boucher ' 40.

Virender Sehwag recorded the 16th duck of his career. Here's the list of ducks of some of India's notable Test players: 16 ' Kapil Dev and Sehwag; 15 ' Dilip Vengsarkar; 14 ' Pankaj Roy, Sachin Tendulkar, and VVS Laxman; 13 ' Chandu Borde and Sourav Ganguly.

Sehwag also registered his 7th duck against England in 29 innings. The Indians with most ducks against England are: Bishan Singh Bedi ' 11; Pankaj Roy and BS Chandrasekhar ' 8; Erapalli Prasanna and Sehwag ' 7.

When on 16, Gautam Gambhir (37) became the 12th Indian to score 4000 runs in Tests. He is the only 2nd Indian left-handed batsman, after Sourav (7212 runs), to aggregate 4000-plus Test runs for India.

Joe Root became the 72nd Englishman to score a fifty in his debut innings in Test cricket. He is the first to do so since Tim Ambrose made 55, against New Zealand, in Hamilton, in 2007-08.

Root's 73 came off 229 balls. Some other England players who made a fifty (score from 50 to 75) in their debut innings taking more than 200 balls are the following:

Henry Jupp ' 63 (241 balls), vs Aus (Melbourne, 1876-77)

Roger Tolchard ' 67 (238 balls), vs Ind (Calcutta, 1976-77)

Joe Root ' 73 (229 balls), vs Ind (Nagpur, 2012-13)

Brian Luckhurst ' 74 (201 balls), vs Aus (Brisbane, 1970-71)

Graeme Swann became the only bowler to score a fifty in his 50th Test, after Fred Titmus (61, vs Aus, in Perth, 1974) and Ashley Giles (59, vs Aus, at The Oval, 2005). Incidentally, all three of them were English spinners.

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