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Stats: Bhuvi first No 9 batsman to post three half-centuries in a series

Last updated on: July 21, 2014 13:25 IST

Stats: Bhuvi first No 9 batsman to post three half-centuries in a series

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Murali Vijay is the second Indian batsman to be dismissed in the nervous nineties in a Test at Lord's. Rahul Dravid had also scored 95 in 1996. Check out the statistical highlights from Day 4 in the second Test between India and England.

# Murali Vijay, with 317 runs at an average of 79.25, established an Indian record for the highest tally in two Tests in the same rubber versus England in England, eclipsing Sourav Ganguly's aggregate of 315 (ave.105.00) in three outings in 1996.

# His above stats are his second best in a Test series, next only to the 430 (ave.61.42) in the four-Test series against Australia in 2012-13.

# His became the second Indian batsman to be dismissed in the nervous nineties in a Test at Lord's; Rahul Dravid had also scored 95 in 1996.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni's batting strike rate of 22.09 during his 19 off 86 balls is his slowest innings in Tests (10 or more).

# Stuart Binny posted his first duck in Tests.

# Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first number nine batsman to post three half-centuries in a Test series. He is the fifth number nine batsman to amass 200 runs or more in a series, joining Stuart Broad (England), Asif Iqbal (Pakistan) and Graeme Swann (England) and Daniel Vettori (New Zealand).

# He became the third all-rounder to post a fifty and take five wickets in an innings in the same match in consecutive Tests, joining Richard Hadlee and Ian Botham.

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Image: Bhuvneshwar Kumar bats
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# Jadeja and Kumar were associated in a stand of 99 -- India's highest eighth-wicket partnership versus England in England, eclipsing the 97 between Madan Lal and Sandeep Patil at Manchester in 1982.

# Jadeja (68 off 57 balls) registered his highest score in Tests -- his maiden fifty, eclipsing the 43 off 49 balls versus Australia at Delhi in March 2013.

# In the Indian innings, the last three wickets, totalled 107 runs -- the ninth time India amassed 100 runs or more in the third match innings in away Tests.

# Liam Plunkett (3-65) registered his best bowling figures versus India in Tests.

# Alastair Cook (22 off 93 balls) registered his slowest innings when he has scored 20 or more runs; his strike rate is 23.65.

# Since scoring 51 against Australia at Melbourne in December 2013, Cook has not scored even 30 in nine innings.

# During the course of his aforesaid knock, Cook became the eighth batsman to amass 4,000 runs in Tests in England.

# Ishant Sharma claimed Cook's wicket eight times in 10 Tests -- the most times he has dismissed a player in Tests. Three players have captured Cook's wicket eight times each in Tests -- Mitchel Johnson, Ryan Harris and Ishant.

# Gary Ballance is the first England batsman to amass 200 runs in the present rubber, his tally being 208 (ave.69.33) in three innings.


Image: Alastair Cook
Photographs: Gareth Copley/Getty Images for ECB

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