Statistical highlights: 1st Test, Day 3

Updated: 14 December 2008 12:04 IST

Statistical highlights on the third day of the first Test between India and England on Saturday.

Statistical highlights: 1st Test, Day 3

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.

  • Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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