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Dhoni hits new low: Most Test defeats as India captain vs England!

August 01, 2014 16:51 IST

Dhoni hits new low: Most Test defeats as India captain vs England!

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Irresponsible batting on the fifth day saw India crash to a 266-run defeat against England in the third Test on Thursday, allowing the hosts level the five-match series 1-1.

Needing to bat out the day, with six wickets in hand, to save the match, the Indians crumbled in the first session itself and were dismissed for a meagre 178 in 66.4 overs.

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While England had not won in ten previous Tests, Mahendra Singh Dhoni suffered his seventh defeat against England, the most by a captain in India-England Tests.

Under his captaincy, India have won three, lost seven and drawn three out of 13 Tests.

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Image: Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Photographs: Tony Marshall/Getty Images

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Buttler third wicketkeeper to take five catches and post fifty on debut

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# Jos Buttler (85 off 83 balls and six catches) is the third wicketkeeper to take five catches or more and post a fifty on Test debut. Sri Lanka's Chamara Dunusinghe and Australia's Adam Gilchrist were the first two to accomplish the all-round feat.

# Chamara Dunusinghe, Alan Knott, Brian Taber and Chris Read are the only four wicketkeepers to take seven catches in a Test on debut.

# Under Dhoni's captaincy, India have won three, lost seven and drawn three out of 13 contested - losing percentage 53.84. The seven defeats suffered by Dhoni is the highest by any captain in England-India Tests.

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Image: England wicketkeeper Jos Butler
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Rahane has 270 runs from three Tests

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# Ajinkya Rahane registered his fourth Test fifty, his second against England. He has amassed 270 runs, at an average of 54.00, in three Tests. His aggregate is the second highest by an Indian batsman in the present series, behind the 364 (ave.660.66) by Murali Vijay.

# Rahane has posted a fifty in each innings of a Test for the second time - 51 not out & 96 against South Africa at Durban in December 2013 and 54 & an unbeaten 52 against England at Southampton in July 2014.

# He is the fourth number five batsman from India to register two fifty-plus innings in an overseas Test, the others being Sourav Ganguly (thrice), Polly Umrigar (twice) and Rusi Surti.

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Image: Ajinkya Rahane
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England's 266-run victory is their third highest against India

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# England's 266-run victory is their third highest against India. The highest are - by 319 runs at Trent Bridge in 2011 and by 279 runs at Leeds in 1986.

# England's aforesaid victory is their 28th (lost six and drawn 21) out of 55 Tests contested against India in England. In all, they have won 41, lost 21 and drawn 48 out of 110 contested against India - success percentage 37.27.

# Alastair Cook's aggregate of 3890 (ave.58.93) in 43 Tests is an England record in Test wins.

# England had not won a Test in ten previous games.

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Image: Alastair Cook
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Moeen Ali has 15 wickets from the three Tests

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# Moeen Ali (6-67) registered his first instance of five wickets in an innings in Tests, eclipsing the 3 for 105 versus India at Nottingham in the present rubber.

# He claimed eight wickets for 129 runs - his best figures in a Test match, and became the fifth England spinner to register a five-wicket haul in a Test innings against India at home. Ray Illingworth is the only England bowler with two five-wicket hauls – 6-29 at Lord's in 1967 and 5 for 70 at The Oval in 1971.

# Ali's above performance is the second best by an England spinner in a Test innings against India in England, behind the 6 for 29 by Illingworth at Lord's in 1967.

# Ali has captured 15 wickets in the present rubber – the seventh occasion when a spinner has taken 15 wickets or more in a series against India outside the sub-continent.

# West Indian Jack Noreiga was the last spinner to claim 15 wickets or more in a Test series against India outside the sub-continent - 17 (ave.29.00) in four Tests in 1970-71.


Image: Moeen Ali celebrates after capturing the wicket of Virat Kohli during Day 4 of the third Test
Photographs: Michael Steele/Getty Images

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Anderson received seventh Man of the Match award in Tests

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# James Anderson has captured Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wicket six times in 17 Tests - the most occasions a bowler has dismissed him.

# Anderson received his seventh Man of the Match award in Tests - his third against India.

# He got two Man of the Match awards in a Test series for the first time.

# Kumar, having faced 481 balls in the series, established a record by number nine batsman in a Test series.

# Mohammed Shami posted his third duck in Tests.


Image: James Anderson
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