Stats speak: Dhoni loses first Test series as skipper

Here are the statistical highlights of the deciding day of the third Test match between India and England at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Updated: August 13, 2011 21:06 IST
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Birmingham: Here are the statistical highlights of the deciding day of the third Test match between India and England at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

# India's defeat by an innings and 242 runs is their second biggest against England in Tests, next only to the loss by an innings and 285 runs at Lord's in 1974.

# India's aforesaid loss is their third biggest in Tests - the biggest being by an innings and 336 runs against West Indies at Kolkata in 1958-59.

# India's loss at Edgbaston is the 15th worst innings defeat in Test annals.

# India have lost three successive Tests under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy for the first time.

# Dhoni, as captain, has lost his first Test series.

# Dhoni, under his captaincy, has lost three Tests out of six by an innings margin - two against South Africa and one against England.

# Dhoni still enjoys 50% winning record - 15 wins, six losses and nine drawn games out of 30 played as captain.

# Thanks to three consecutive wins in the present series, Strauss enjoys winning % of 52.63 - 20 wins, 5 defeats and 13 drawn games out of 38 played as captain.

# Strauss is the third English captain to register 20 wins or more, joining Michael Vaughan (26) and Peter May (20).

# Gautam Gambhir's Test average before the present series was 51.33. After his below average performance in the first two Tests (89 runs at an average of 22.25), Gambhir's career average fell below 50 (49.59).

# Rahul Dravid has averaged 60.40 in the first three Tests of the present series - 302 at a strike rate of 45.27, including two hundreds.

# Dravid had managed 602 at an average of 100.33, including three hundreds, in the four-Test series in 2002 in England - the only Indian to aggregate 600 runs in a Test series against England.

# Dravid's aggregate in the present series is exceeded only by two batsmen - Kevin Pietersen (358) and Alastair Cook (314).

# Sachin Tendulkar has managed 159 runs at an average of 26.50 in the present series - a tally exceeded only by Dravid for India.

# Tendulkar's aggregate of 187 (ave.46.75) in two Tests at Edgbaston is exceeded only by Sunil Gavaskar - 216 in six innings at an average of 36.00.

# Eight times in his Test career, Tendulkar has been run out - three times against Pakistan, twice against Australia, once each against South Africa, West Indies and England.

# Before being run out, only once Tendulkar has posted a fifty - 88 against West Indies at Port of Spain in March 1997.

# Suresh Raina has averaged 17.50 in the present series - 105 in six innings, including one fifty.

# Amit Mishra (22) has registered his highest Test innings in England.

# Dhoni (77 & 74 not out) is the first Indian captain to make 100 runs or more in an Edgbaston Test. Nawab of Pataudi had made 0 & 47 in the 1967 Edgbaston Test.

# Dhoni is the fourth Indian captain to post 50 or more in each innings of a Test match in England, joining Nawab of Pataudi (64 + 148 at Leeds in 1967), Sourav Ganguly (68 + 99 at Nottingham in 2002) and Vijay Hazare (89 + 56 at Leeds in 1952).

# Praveen Kumar (40 off 18 balls) has posted his career-best innings in Tests, eclipsing the 26 in the first innings of the just concluded Test.

# Praveen is the first number nine batsman to register three sixes in a Test innings for India in England.

# Praveen (26 & 40), for the first time, has recorded 50 runs or more in a Test match.

# Praveen's strike rate of 222.22 is a record by an Indian batsman in Tests (minimum 25 runs). Overall, his strike rate is the ninth highest in the history of Test cricket. Stephen Fleming holds a world record - 31 not out off 11 balls at 281.81.

# Dhoni-Praveen is the only pair in Test annals to register a 75-plus stand for the eighth wicket in each innings of a Test match - 84 & 75.

# Stuart Broad has produced his career-best performance in a Test series - 21 at an average of 11.95. He is the top wicket-taker in the series.

# Alastair Cook has got his fourth Man of the Match award in Tests - his first against India.

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