Chennai: Statistical highlights on the third day of the first Test between India and England on Saturday.
MS Dhoni's fourth fifty against England is his 14th in Test Cricket. Having recorded a fifty in each innings of the Nagpur Test against Australia, Dhoni has made three half-centuries in a row for the first time in Tests. If Andrew Strauss, who scored 123 in the first innings, converts his 73 not out to a century on Sunday he will become the second Englishman after Graham Gooch to post a hundred in each innings of a Test match against India. Gooch had made 333 & 123 in the 1990 Lord's Test Strauss' 15th Test fifty (73 not out) is his third against India. Strauss is the leading run-getter for England in 2008 -- 916 at an average of 50.88, including three centuries and four fifties. Paul Collingwood's third fifty (60 not out) against India is his 12th in Tests. Strauss and Collingwood's 129 unbroken stand is a record for fourth wicket for England against India in Chennai, bettering the 109 between Mike Brearley and Tony Greig in 1976-77. Harbhajan's 40 off 58 balls is his highest ever score in Chennai, eclipsing his 37 against West Indies in 2002-03. Monty Panesar's figures of 3 for 65 are his second best against India -- his best being 4 for 101 at Nottingham in July 2007. Gautam Gambhir has taken three catches in a Test match for the first time. India's first innings 241 is their second lowest score at home in 2008 -- their lowest being 76 against South Africa at Ahmedabad.