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Stats highlights: Cook's 50th fifty-plus score in Tests

November 17, 2012 19:16 IST

Statistical highlights of the third day's play of the first Test between India and England in Ahmedabad, on Saturday:

# Nick Compton and Alastair Cook were involved in an opening stand of 111 (unbroken) - England's second highest at Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad, behind the 124 between Marcus Trescothick and Mark Butcher in 2001-02.

# Cook (74 not out off 124 balls) has posted his 30th fifty in Tests - his fifth against India.

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# The aforesaid innings is the 50th fifty-plus score by Cook in 148 innings - 20 hundreds and 30 fifties. He is the 11th batsman to have registered 50 innings of fifty-plus for England in Tests.

# Ian Bell registered his third duck against India - his tenth in Test cricket.

# Bell is averaging just 18.00 in Tests in India - his aggregate being 180 in eleven innings, once not out.

# Bell's average of 29.41 this year is his worst in a calendar year.

# England have conceded a first innings lead of 330 runs - their most against India in India and the second highest in Tests against India. In the 2002 Leeds Test, they had conceded a first innings lead of 355.

# India, for the sixth time in a match, have enforced a follow-on on England.

# Matt Prior, with his 48 off 100 balls, took his average to 40.00 against India in ten Tests - his aggregate is 480 runs in 16 innings, including a century and three fifties.

# Pragyan Ojha (5/45) registered his first five-wicket haul against England - his fourth in Tests - all on Indian soil.

# Ojha's superb bowling figures of 5 for 45 are his third best in Tests. He has twice claimed six wickets in an innings - 6 for 47 in Mumbai and 6 for 72 in Delhi - both in November last year.

# Ojha has become the third bowler to claim five wickets or more in an innings for India against England at Sardar Patel Stadium. His bowling figures at this venue are the second best, next only to the 7 for 115 by Anil Kumble in 2001-02.

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