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Ishant is top wicket-taker for India this year

July 25, 2011 09:26 IST

Statistical highlights of the fourth day's play in the first cricket Test between India and England at Lord's.

# Ishant Sharma (4/59) recorded his best bowling figures against England, surpassing the 3 for 57 in Chennai in December 2008.

# Ishant is the top wicket-taker this year -- 29 at an average of 24.03 in five Tests.

# Ian Bell recorded his eighth duck in Tests -- his second against India.

Ishant Sharma celebrates after picking Kevin Pietersen's wicket# Stuart Broad and Matt Prior put on an unfinished stand of 162 for the seventh wicket --England's highest against India, eclipsing the 125 between Derek Randall and Phil Edmonds at Lord's in 1982.

# In three successive innings while batting together, the pair has recorded century stands -- 119 against Pakistan at The Oval in 2010, 108 against Sri Lanka at Lord's in 2011 and 162 (unbroken) against India at Lord's in July 2011.

# The stand is the second highest by any pair at Lord's -- the highest being the 174 between Colin Cowdrey and Godfrey Evans for England against West Indies in 1957.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the first Indian wicketkeeper to bowl in each innings of a Test match.

# Prior's century (103 not out off 120 balls) -- his first against India is his sixth in Tests. He has posted four hundreds in England -- three at Lord's and one at Trent Bridge.

# Prior became the first wicketkeeper to post three hundreds at Lord's. In his last seven outings, he has registered three centuries and two innings of 70-plus.

# Ishant Sharma, with Eoin Morgan's wicket, completed his 200 wickets at an average of 29.11 in 57 matches in first-class cricket.

# Ishant's performance of 4 for 59 is his best in the third match innings, eclipsing the 3 for 15 against New Zealand at Nagpur in November last year.

# Broad's unbeaten 74 is his third highest innings in Tests. Against Pakistan, he had made 169 in 2010 and 76 against South Africa in 2008.

# Broad's first half-century against India is his seventh in Tests. He has recorded all his fifty-plus innings (one hundred and seven fifties) in England.

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