India vs England Stats: Ajinkya Rahane Joins Sourav Ganguly Club, James Anderson Surpasses Ian Botham
Ajinkya Rahane became the fifth number five batsman to record a hundred for India in Tests in England, joining Mohammad Azharuddin (twice), Polly Umrigar, Vijay Manjrekar and Sourav Ganguly.
Ajinkya Rahane led India's recovery with a superb hundred after they collapsed on the first day of the second Test against England at Lord's on Thursday. (Read: Stokes praises Rahane)
India, after losing the toss on a seaming pitch, were in dire straits at 145 for seven.
But thanks to Rahane's 103 -- his second century in just his seventh Test -- and his eighth-wicket stand of 90 with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India reached stumps on 290 for nine.
Statistical highlights of first day's play
# Ajinkya Rahane (103) posted his first hundred against England - his second in Test Cricket - the first was 118 vs New Zealand at Wellington in February 2014.
# Rahane became the fifth number five batsman to record a hundred for India in Tests in England, joining Mohammad Azharuddin (twice), Polly Umrigar, Vijay Manjrekar and Sourav Ganguly. (Day 1 in Pics)
# Rahane became the fourth Indian batsman to post a Test century on his first appearance at Lord's, joining Dilip Vengsarkar, Sourav Ganguly and Ajit Agarkar.
# Murali Vijay became the first batsman to amass 200 runs in the current series - his aggregate being 222 (ave.74.00), including a hundred and a fifty.
# Stuart Broad became the eighth England bowler to complete 250 wickets in Tests - his tally being 251 (ave.30.43) in 71 Tests.
# James Anderson, with Shikhar Dhawan's wicket, has established a record for the highest wicket-aggregate in Test matches in England.
# Anderson's present tally is 233 at an average of 27.06 in 55 Tests, eclipsing 229 (ave.20.04) in 47 Tests by Fred Trueman. (Related: Jadeja Booed by Lord's Crowd)
# Anderson became the top wicket-taker in Tests at Lord's - his aggregate being 72 at an average of 24.51 in 16 Tests. He has surpassed Ian Botham's tally of 69 wickets (ave.24.53) in 15 Tests.
# Anderson became the leading wicket-taker for England in Tests against India - 65 (ave.29.52) in 16 games. Derek Underwood and Bob Willis had captured 62 wickets each against India.
# Virat Kohli (25 off 34 balls) has recorded his highest score in Tests in England. (Also read: Rahane Hails 'Special' Lord's Ton)
# Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were involved in a stand of 90 for the eighth wicket - India's highest partnership at Lord's - India's third highest stand for this wicket in England.
# Kumar has recorded 58, 63 not out and 36 in consecutive innings of 30-plus - a feat achieved by him for the first time. He is averaging 78.50 in the present series - his tally is 157.