Statistical highlights from third day's play of the 4th Test between India and England at The Oval.
# England's 591 for six wickets declared is their second highest against India at The Oval, next only to the 594 in 1982.
# England, for the first time in a Test series against India, have posted three totals of 500 or more.
# Ian Bell (235 off 364 balls) has registered his career-best innings in Tests, obliterating the 199 against South Africa at Lord's in July 2008.
# Bell has established a record for the highest individual innings for England against India at The Oval, bettering the 217 by Wally Hammond in August 1936. The only other Englishman to record a double hundred against India at The Oval is Ian Botham - 208 in July 1982.
# Bell now holds a record for the highest individual innings in England-India Tests at The Oval, bettering the 221 by Sunil Gavaskar in August 1979.
# Bell's outstanding knock is the fourth highest for England against India in Tests - the top three innings being 333 by Graham Gooch at Lord's in 1990; 294 by Alastair Cook at Birmingham in August 2011 and 246 not out by Geoff Boycott at Leeds in June 1967.
# Bell's double hundred is the 18th at the Kennington Oval - the most double centuries on any venue, eclipsing the 17 at Adelaide.
# Len Hutton holds a record for most double hundreds (three) at The Oval - 364 against Australia in 1938; 206 against New Zealand in 1949 and 202 not out against West Indies in 1950.
# Three double centuries (Pietersen, Cook and Bell) have been registered in the present series for England, emulating their record for most double hundreds in a series. In the 1938 Test series against Australia, Eddie Paynter, Wally Hammond and Len Hutton had accomplished the feat.
# During the course of his first double hundred in Tests, Bell completed 5000 runs in Tests - 5027 at an average of 49.28 in 69 Tests. He is the 21st English player to accomplish the feat.
# Bell, with 950 runs at an average of 118.75 in eleven innings (eight Tests) is the top run-scorer in 2011.
# Bell has amassed 500 runs for the first time in a Test series, aggregating 504 at an average of 84.00, including two centuries in four Tests.
# Bell has eclipsed his previous best performance against Pakistan in England in 2006, aggregating 375 in seven innings (four Tests) at an average of 93.75, including three centuries.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with Eoin Morgan's catch, took his 198th dismissal - 173 catches + 25 stumpings in 61 matches. He equalled Syed Kirmani's Indian record of 198 dismissals (160 catches + 38 stumpings) in 88 Tests.
# Amit Mishra has conceded 150 runs or more without taking a single wicket for the first time, his figures being 38-3-170-0. His economy rate of 4.47 is his worst when he has bowled atleast 15 overs in a Test innings.
# Erapalli Prasanna (59-8-187-0) had conceded 187 runs at Leeds in 1967 - the only Indian bowler to concede 175 runs or more in a Test innings without taking a wicket against England.
# VVS Laxman has failed to get going in the present series, aggregating just 158 at an average of 22.57, including two fifties.
# Laxman's aforementioned performance is his worst in ten Test series since his tally against England in India in 2008-09 - 65 in four innings at an average of 16.25.
# Since posting 63 & 151 in the Adelaide Test against Australia in January 2008, Sehwag's only fifty in 14 (fourteen) innings outside the sub-continent is 63 against South Africa at Centurion in December 2010.
# Suresh Raina faced 29 balls before being dismissed for a duck, equalling an unwanted Indian record held by Irfan Pathan against Pakistan at Bangalore in March 2005.
# Rahul Dravid has set an Indian record for most fifties (61), overtaking Sachin Tendulkar's tally of 60. Only Allan Border (63) has recorded more fifties than Dravid.
# Sachin Tendulkar has aggregated 182 in seven innings at an average of 26.00 in the series so far - his lowest in a four-Test series, obliterating the 33.66 against South Africa - 202 in six innings in South Africa in 1992-93.