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Broad & Co outshine Tendulkar, VVS

August 16, 2011 16:03 IST

The margin of defeat in each of the three Tests of the ongoing English tour is self-explanatory. While India lost by 196 runs in the opening Test at Lord's, the margin in the second Test (in Trent Bridge) was worse -- 319 runs!

Then, there was Edgbaston. A resounding innings and 242-run pounding not only meant a humiliating series loss for the visitors, but also cost them the No 1 ranking in Test cricket.

On of the main reasons for India's poor showing in the three Tests was the performance of the much-talked about batsmen, like Gautam Gambhir, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, who together failed to score more than 300 in the six innings played so far.

Rajneesh Gupta presents a comparison of two sides' top and bottom order; and also on some important parameters, in the series.

 

England

India

Matches won

3

0

Aggregate runs

2218

1461

Wickets lost

41

60

Batting average

54.10

24.35

Highest total

710-7d

288

Lowest total

221

158

Team Dismissed (Inns)

2 (5)

6 (6)

Highest individual score

294 (AN Cook)

117 (R Dravid)

Most runs

358 (KP Pietersen

302 (R Dravid)

Centuries

5

2

Fifties

11

7

0s

4

12

5WI

3

1

Most wickets

21 (SCJ Broad)

15 (Praveen Kumar)

Century stands

9

1

 
How the top and bottom orders fared
 

 

Inns

Runs

Hs

Avg

100

50

0

England's top-order (1-6)

30

1499

294

51.68

4

6

3

England's bottom-order (7-11)

18

584

103*

48.66

1

5

1

India's top-order (1-6)

36

945

117

27.00

2

5

4

India's bottom-order (7-11)

30

422

77

16.88

0

2

8