Statistical highlights: 1st Test, Day 4

Updated: 14 December 2008 12:05 IST

Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the first Test between India and England on Sunday.

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Statistical highlights on the fourth day of the first Test between India and England on Sunday.

  • Andrew Strauss, who scored 123 in the first innings, got another hundred in the second innings. With this hundred, Strauss became 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.

  • England opener Strauss's slammed 14th Test hundred, his third against India.

  • Paul Collingwood got his seventh Test hundred that was second against the hosts.

  • Strauss became the 10th English batsman and the 51st overall to hit hundreds in both innings of a Test match. The other England players to have hit hundreds in both innings of a Test match are -- Charles Russel, Herbert Sutcliffe, Wally Hammond, Eddie Paynter, Dennis Crompton, Graham Gooch, Alex Stewart, Michael Vaughan and Marcus Trescothick.

  • Only seven batsmen have recorded a hundred in each innings of a Test match against India - the first six being Don Bradman (Australia), Everton Weekes (West Indies), Duleep Mendis (Sri Lanka), Graham Gooch (England), Gary Kirsten (South Africa) and Aravinda de Silva (Sri Laka).

  • Strauss and Collingwood put on 214 runs - England's best ever partnership for the fourth wicket against India in India. The previous record partnership was between Ken Barrington and Ted Dexter for 206 runs in 1961-62.

  • With Strauss' wicket, Harbhajan Singh (310) has become the second most successful off-spinner in Test cricket.

  • Virender Sehwag completed 50 Test catches when he caught Matt prior off Ishant Sharma.

  • Sehwag became the highest Test run-getter of the year.

  • England (316 & 311/9d), for the first time, have posted 300-plus in each innings of a Test match in India.

  • Topics : Cricket India
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