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Pietersen fourth to score 1,000 runs in 2012

December 13, 2012 20:23 IST

Kevin Pietersen is the fourth batsman, after Alastair Cook (1236), Michael Clarke (1358) and Hashim Amla (1064) to complete 1,000 runs in 2012.

During the course of his knock of 73 on Day 1 of the fourth Test between India and England he swelled his aggregate for the year to 1047, at an average of 45.52 in 14 Tests.

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Here are some statistical highlights from the day's play at the VCA stadium in Nagpur.

# Jonathan Trott averages 24.90 against India as compared to his overall Test average of 47.91.

# Piyush Chawla, at Nagpur, is playing in his third Test -- his last Test was against South Africa at Kanpur in April 2008.

# Pragyan Ojha, the leading wicket-taker in the series, failed to take a wicket on the first day of the ongoing fourth Test.

Ojha, with 19 wickets at 27.68 runs apiece, is set to become the first bowler to take 20 wickets in the current series.

# By facing 1192 balls, amassing 549 runs at an average of 91.50 in the present series, Cook set a record for facing the most balls by an England batsman in a Test series in India.

# Cook surpassed Dennis Amiss's tally of 1176 balls in the five-Test series in 1976-77. Amiss totalled 417 runs (ave. 52.12), including a hundred and two fifties.

# Ishant Sharma (2-32) registered his best bowling figures in five Tests this year.

# Kevin Pietersen is the fourth batsman after Alastair Cook (1236), Michael Clarke (1358) and Hashim Amla (1064) to complete 1,000 runs in 2012, aggregating 1047 at an average of 45.52 in 14 Tests.

# This is the fourth instance when Pietersen totaled 1,000 runs in a calendar year -- the first three being 2006, 2007 & 2008.

# Pietersen's 29th fifty in Tests (73 off 188 balls) is his sixth against India. His strike rate of 38.82 is his second lowest when he has registered a 50-plus in an innings -- his lowest strike rate being 38.63 while hitting 51 off 132 balls against the West Indies at St.John's in 2008-09.

# Pietersen's record against India is brilliant in Tests -- 1575 runs (ave.60.57) in 16 Tests. He is the third batsman after Cook (549) and Pujara (412) to score 300 runs or more in the current rubber - 332 at an average of 55.33 in four Tests.