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Tendulkar falls to Anderson for the ninth time

December 14, 2012 20:49 IST

The second day in the fourth Test between India and England was a battle of attrition. If the home side's bowlers did well to dismiss England for 330, the tourists proved even better by wiping out the Indian top order and taking the day's honours.

The man responsible for England ending the day on a high was none other than their pacer James Anderson, who bagged Sachin Tendulkar's wicket for the ninth time.

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Check out some statistical highlights from the day's play at the VCA stadium in Nagpur.

# James Anderson's tally of 47 wickets, at an average of 28.91 in 14 Tests, is the third highest this year, behind Graeme Swann's 57 at 29.80 runs apiece in 14 Tests and Rangana Herath's 55 apiece at 21.80 runs in nine Tests.

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# Anderson has bagged Sachin Tendulkar's wicket on nine occasions in Tests - the most a bowler has taken his wicket.

Anderson's tally of nine Test dismissals is the highest he has claimed a player's wicket.

# Gautam Gambhir is the 12th Indian player to complete 4,000 runs in Tests, totalling 4021 at an average of 44.18 in 54 Tests.

# Gambhir's average of 41.83 in the present series is his highest in five Test series. He had recorded 17.00 against England in 2011; 39.00 against the West Indies in 2011-12; 22.62 against Australia in 2011-12 and 19.33 against New Zealand in 2012.

# Graeme Swann (56 off 91 balls) posted his fifth fifty in Test cricket - his first against India. The said knock is the highest innings by a number nine batsman for England against India on Indian soil, eclipsing John Lever's 53 in the 1976-77 Delhi Test.

# Swann's only other Test fifty away from home is 85 against South Africa at Centurion in December 2009.

# Joe Root's superb innings of 73 is the sixth highest by an England batsman on his Test debut against India. He faced 229 balls - the sixth highest by an England player in his debut innings in Tests.

# Piyush Chawla (4-69) produced his best bowling figures in Tests.

# Pragyan Ojha finished wicketless. For the first time, has failed to take a wicket despite delivering 35 overs in an innings.

# Allan Border and Tendulkar have been dismissed 'bowled' 53 times in Tests -- the second highest in Tests, behind Rahul Dravid's 55.

# Matt Prior (57 off 142 balls) registered his fifth fifty against India -- his 24th in Tests.

# Tendulkar produced his worst performance in a four-Test series, averaging 18.66 while aggregating 112 runs in six innings.

# Prior and Root recorded a partnership of 103 -- England's sixth century stand for the sixth wicket against India.

# Ishant Sharma (3-49) recorded his best bowling figures in five Tests this year and claimed three wickets in an innings for the first time in 11 games.

# Virender Sehwag registered his 16th duck in Tests -- the most by a recognised batsman for India.