Hyderabad: The statistical highlights from the first ODI between India and England at Hyderabad...
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni received his 15th Man of the Match award in ODIs - his first against England.
# Dhoni is the first Indian wicketkeeper to take 20 catches in India-England ODIs.
# Dhoni became the first captain-cum-wicketkeeper to take 100 catches. As captain, he has effected 140 dismissals - 100 catches + 40 stumpings in 108 matches.
# Alastair Cook (60) recorded his ninth fifty in ODIs - his third against India. He averages 56.91 as captain in ODIs - 683 runs in 14 matches, including one hundred and six fifties.
# Ravindra Jadeja (3/34) recorded his best bowling performance against England in ODIs. The said performance is his second best in ODIs, next only to the 4 for 32 against Sri Lanka at Cuttack on December 21, 2009.
# Ravichandran Ashwin (3/35) produced his best bowling figures against England - his second best in ODIs, next only to the 3 for 24 against New Zealand at Chennai on December 10, 2010.
# Umesh Yadav (2/32) recorded his best bowling figures in ODIs.
# India (300/7) became the first team to register two totals of 300 or more at Uppal - their highest being 347 against Australia on November 5, 2009.
# The only other team to register a total of 300 or more at Uppal is Australia - 350 for four against India on November 5, 2009
# Gautam Gambhir (32 off 33 balls) posted his highest innings at Uppal, Hyderabad. In his previous three innings at this venue, he recorded 1 against South Africa on November 16, 2005, 6 against Australia on October 5, 2007 and 8 against Australia on November 5, 2009.
# Gambhir is averaging 42.50 in ODIs in 2011 - 425 in ten matches, including four fifties.
# Suresh Raina became the 16th Indian player to complete 3,000 runs in ODIs - 3054 at an average of 35.51 in 126 matches.
# Raina's sixth fifty against England is his 18th in ODIs.
# Raina is averaging 40.13 against England - 602 in 18 matches, including six fifties.
# Virat Kohli completed his 900 runs in ODIs in 2011 - 905 at an average of 39.34 in 25 matches, including two hundreds and six fifties.
# Only three batsmen have scored more runs than Kohli in ODIs in 2011 - Jonathan Trott (1139), Shane Watson (1075) and Kumar Sangakkara (936).
# Dhoni recorded his fourth fifty in succession against England - 69 at The Oval, 78 not out at Lord's, 50 not out at Cardiff and 87 not out at Hyderabad.
# Dhoni's aforesaid feat of four fifties in succession is his first in ODIs.
# Dhoni, thanks to his unbeaten 87, has taken his average in ODIs to 50-plus - 6372 at an average of 50.17 in 192 matches, including seven centuries and 42 fifties.
# Dhoni has become the second batsman to aggregate 6,000 runs or more at a batting average of 50-plus. Michael Bevan had aggregated 6912 at an average of 53.58 in 232 matches.
# Dhoni, with his seventh fifty against England, is averaging 45.00 - 855 runs in 45 matches.
# Dhoni is averaging 49.15 in ODIs in 2011 - 639 runs in 20 matches, including five fifties.
# Dhoni has completed his 10,000 international runs - 3242 in Tests, 6372 in ODIs and 459 in Twenty20 Internationals. His present aggregate is 10,073 at an average of 43.79, including eleven hundreds and 65 fifties, in 280 matches.
# Dhoni is the only captain to maintain a batting average of 50-plus apart from managing 3,000 runs or more in ODIs - 3895 at an average of 54.85 in 108 matches.
# India recorded their first win in four games at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad. They had lost their first three ODIs at this venue.
# India's convincing 126-run triumph is their second biggest in terms of runs over England, next only to the 158-run win at Rajkot on November 14, 2008.