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Numbers to Note: 1st Test, Day 4

December 15, 2008 12:46 IST

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1445 Runs scored by Virender Sehwag in Test cricket this year -- maximum any batsman. Sehwag moved ahead of Graeme Smith, who has aggregated 1363.

387 Target set by England for India to win. The highest fourth innings score on Indian soil is 364 for 6 by India against Pakistan at Delhi in 1979-80 (while chasing a victory target of 390).

214 Runs added by Andrew Strauss and Paul Collingwood -- the highest fourth-wicket partnership for England in India. The pair bettered the 206-run partnership between Ken Barrington and Ted Dexter at Kanpur in 1961-62.

117 Runs added by Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag -- the second highest opening partnership for India at home in the fourth innings of a Test.

64 Number of sixes hit by Virender Sehwag in Test cricket -- most by an Indian. He went ahead of Kapil Dev, who hit 61 in 131 Tests.

32 Balls taken by Sehwag to race to his fifty -- second fastest by any Indian in Test cricket after Kapil Dev's 30-ball fifty against Pakistan at Karachi in 1982-83.

5 Number of century partnerships put on by Gambhir- Sehwag pair. Only Chetan Chauhan and Sunil Gavaskar have put on more for the opening wicket for India (10).

2 Andrew Strauss became the second English batsman (after Graham Gooch) to score century in both innings of a Test against India. He is the first Englishman and only the fourth visiting batsman to do so on Indian soil after Everton Weekes, Duleep Mendis and Gary Kirsten.