New Delhi: As India and England gear up for the third Test in Birmingham, we take a look at some statistical facts.
# No team has drawn a four-Test series after losing the first two Tests. In the 1936-37 Test series against England in Australia, Australia had lost the first two Tests but won the next three Tests and with it the series by 3-2. But then it was a five-match series.
# India have lost four Tests out of five played at Edgbaston, Birmingham while the remaining one could not produce a result.
# India (5), New Zealand (4), Pakistan (7) and Sri Lanka (2) have not won a single Test at Edgbaston.
# India had lost three successive Tests at this venue - in 1967, 1974 & 1979. After a drawn game in 1986, India lost the 1996 Test at this venue.
# England have won 23, lost eight and drawn 14 out of 45 played at Edgbaston - winning % 51.11.
# England's Peter May (285 not out against West Indies in 1957) holds a record for the highest individual innings at this venue.
# England's Wilfred Rhodes had bagged seven wickets for 17 runs off eleven overs in Australia's 36 at Edgbaston, Birmingham - the best bowling figures in an innings at this venue.
# Chetan Sharma is the only Indian bowler to capture ten wickets in a Test match at Edgbaston - 10 for 188 (4 for 130 & 6 for 58 in July 1986. Chetan is the only Indian bowler to take ten wickets in a Test match in England.
# Chetan's figures of 6 for 58 in 1986 are the best by an Indian bowler at Edgbaston.
# Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian centurion at Edgbaston - 122 in 1996.