India vs England statistics at Trent Bridge

A look at the facts and figures that matter ahead of the second Test between England and India at Trent Bridge.

Updated: July 28, 2011 10:53 IST
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Nottingham: A look at the facts and figures that matter ahead of the second Test between England and India at Trent Bridge.

Swing bowler James Anderson holds the key to England's success at a ground that has been very profitable for him in the four tests he has played here, taking 28 wickets at 15.89 with four five-wicket hauls. His only 10-wicket test haul was taken at Trent Bridge against Pakistan last year, with figures of 5-54 and 6-17. (Statistics: India vs England)

Since the New Stand was opened in 2008 there has been more swing for the pace bowlers in Nottingham.

Stuart Broad looked rejuvenated at Lord's, finishing with a Test-best match figures of 7-94 by swinging the ball more through bowling a fuller length.

Chris Tremlett finished the Test complaining of stiffness in his back and hamstring. England has such bowling depth that Tim Bresnan, who took 11 Australian wickets at 19.54 in the last two Ashes tests in 2010-11, will only make the team if Tremlett is unfit.

Meanwhile, India is unlikely to risk its best swing bowler, Zaheer Khan, who has a hamstring injury and left the field only three hours into the series and didn't return. It will be a big blow if he cannot play as he has the most wickets of any Indian bowler at Nottingham, with 12 at 20.33 from two Tests.

Stock bowler Munaf Patel is his likely replacement, though he has played only one Test in more than two years. The alternative is Sreesanth, who can be erratic but took 5-114 on his last outing, against South Africa at Cape Town in the New Year Test.

India didn't play like the top-ranked team at Lord's, and coach Duncan Fletcher doesn't have much to work on in the brief time between tests. If England win the four-Test series by two matches or more, the hosts will become No. 1 for the first time.

Apart from the injury to his main strike bowler, Fletcher has other headaches. Sachin Tendulkar is recovering from a viral infection while Gautam Gambhir received a nasty blow on his elbow while fielding at Lord's. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was lucky to escape a ban from match referee Ranjan Madugalle for India's slow over rate and will be under pressure to ensure there is no repetition for this game.

India has lost two and drawn two of its last seven overseas series, with wins against New Zealand, Bangladesh and West Indies. The team has been slow starters against good opposition, losing the first test against Australia, Sri Lanka (twice) and South Africa.

Head to Head

Played: 100. England: 35. India: 19. Drawn: 46.

In England: 49. England: 24. India: 5. Drawn: 20.

At Trent Bridge

Played: 55. Won: 18. Lost: 16. Drawn: 21.

Played: 4, Won: 1. Lost: 1. Drawn: 2.

In 2007, India bounced back from a poor performance in clinging on for a draw in the first test at Lord's - helped by the weather - to win the second test in Nottingham by seven wickets. Zaheer Khan was man-of-the-match for his 9-134. There were frayed tempers in a hard-fought match. When Zaheer came in to bat he was incensed to find sweets left on the batting crease and brandished his bat at Kevin Pietersen, who denied culpability. The incident was referred to as "Jellybeangate" in the newspapers and it later emerged that Ian Bell was the culprit.

The last seven Tests since 2003 have produced results, with England winning five, the opposition two. The average first innings score is 326.

Star Player


Kevin Pietersen returns to the ground where he learnt his trade in county cricket. He played for Nottinghamshire from 2001-04 before moving to Hampshire and later Surrey. He played a mature and well-paced innings of 202 at Lord's, taking 44 off his last 17 balls as England powered towards a declaration. His first hundred took 216 balls, his second 110 and the last 50 came off just 25 balls.

In five Tests at Nottingham, he has scored 293 at 32.55, including 115 against New Zealand in 2008 for his slowest Test innings until the hundred at Lord's, a sign he is prepared to graft to achieve his goal.


Rahul Dravid must wonder what he has to do to snatch the headlines from Sachin Tendulkar. He scored an unbeaten 103 at Lord's, but all the focus was on his teammate's failure to reach his 100th hundred. Dravid, with 12,453 runs, is the second leading run-scorer in Tests after Tendulkar with 14,738. He has faced 29,443 balls and batted in excess of 673 hours - more than 28 days.

If he and Tendulkar score 50 more runs together they will overtake Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes to become the most prolific partnership in history. They already hold the record for the most hundred stands. Tendulkar averages 78.16 at Trent Bridge and has scored a hundred and three 50s there in three Tests.

Most Prolific Partnerships

Gordon Greenidge & Desmond Haynes (West Indies)
Innings: 148. Not outs: 11. Runs: 6,482. High score: 298. Average: 47.31. 100s: 16. 50s: 26.

Rahul Dravid & Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Innings: 130. Not outs: 6. Runs: 6,433. High score: 249. Average: 51.87. 100s: 19. 50s: 25.

Matthew Hayden & Justin Langer (Australia)
Innings: 122. Not outs: 4. Runs: 6,081. High score: 255. Average: 51.53. 100s: 14. 50s: 28.

Mahela Jayawardene & Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
Innings: 84. Not outs: 3. Runs: 5,018. High score: 624. Average: 61.95. 100s: 12. 50s: 22.

Matthew Hayden & Ricky Ponting (Australia)
Innings: 76. Not outs: 5. Runs: 4,765. High score: 272. Average: 67.11. 100s: 16. 50s: 22.


This will be the 50th Test between the two sides played in England. Jonathan Trott needs 41 for 2,000 runs. James Anderson needs one more wicket to pass Steve Harmison. They both have 226 wickets at present, but Anderson's were all for England, whereas Harmison's tally includes four for a World XI. Graeme Swann needs eight wickets for 150. Chris Tremlett needs one wicket for 50.

Sachin Tendulkar still needs one hundred for his 100th international hundred and 262 runs to break the 15,000-run barrier. His next chance to score a hundred at Lord's will be on Sept. 11 in the fourth ODI.

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