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Stats: Dhoni in sight of Ganguly's win record

Last updated on: November 19, 2012 20:49 IST

Stats: Dhoni in sight of Ganguly's win record

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India registered a comprehensive nine-wicket victory over England on Day 5 of the first Test in Motera, Ahmedabad, on Monday.

Here are some statistical highlights from the match.

# Pragyan Ojha (9-165) registered his best bowling figures in a Test. They are the seventh best by an Indian bowler in a winning cause against England in India.

# Vinoo Mankad's splendid figures of 12 for 108 are the best by an Indian bowler in a winning cause in a Test against England.

# Ojha bowled 77.2 overs in the Ahmedabad Test - the most in a game by him, bettering his tally of 75 overs in the 2011-12 Mumbai Test against the visiting West Indians. His tally included 55 overs in the second innings - the most in a Test innings by him.


Image: Pragyan Ojha


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# Matt Prior's magnificent 91 off 225 balls is the second highest by an England wicketkeeper in a Test on Indian soil. Dick Spooner had scored 92 in the 1951-52 Kolkata Test.

# Prior and Cook shared a stand of 157 -- England's second highest for the sixth wicket on Indian soil, next only to the 171 between Bob Taylor and Ian Botham in the 1979-80 Mumbai Test.

# England (406) registered their third total of 400 or more in an innings after following-on against India. They had recorded 497 for five in the 1961-62 Kanpur Test, their highest after following-on against India.

# India's well-deserved triumph by nine wickets is their 20th in 104 Tests against England - winning per cent 19.23. They lost 38 and drew 46.

# India have now won 20 Tests each against Australia and England.





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First man of the match for Pujara

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# Cheteshwar Pujara, for the first time, was named man of the match in Tests.

# Pujara's double hundred (206 not out) is the second by an Indian batsman after Vinod Kambli (224 in the 1992-93 Mumbai Test) in a winning cause against England.

# Pujara's run-aggregate of 247, without being dismissed, is the highest by an Indian batsman in a winning cause against England, eclipsing Vinod Kambli's 224 in the 1992-93 Mumbai Test.

# Pujara's aforesaid tally is the highest by any player in a winning cause in a Test at the Sardar Patel stadium, Ahmedabad.



Image: Cheteshwar Pujara


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Dhoni a win away from emulating Ganguly's win record

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# India's tally of 20 Test wins under Dhoni's leadership is the second highest, next only to Sourav Ganguly's 21.

# Alastair Cook (176 off 374 balls) posted his fourth highest score in Tests - his highest in a losing cause.

# Despite posting 41 & 176 by Cook, he averages 28.62 in a losing cause in Tests.

# In 25 England defeats, Cook has totalled just 1431 runs at an average of 28.62. His tally includes four hundreds and four fifties.

# Cook's only other hundred in an overseas Test in a losing cause is 116 against Austalia at Perth in December 2006.



Image: MS Dhoni


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Highest individual innings by an England player after following-on

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# Cook established a record for the highest individual innings by an England player after following-on, bettering Ken Barrington's 172 in the 1961-62 Kanpur Test against India.

# Cook's innings is the second highest by a captain after following-on. Pakistan's Salim Malik had posted 237 against Australia at Rawalpindi in 1994-95.

# Cook spent 556 minutes at the crease in the second innings -- the second longest in terms of minutes by an England player in India. Graeme Fowler had spent 563 minutes for his 201 in the 1984-85 Chennai Test. His innings is the sixth longest in terms of minutes by a visiting player in India.

# No other overseas player besides Cook has batted for such a long period in the second innings of a Test match. Andy Flower had batted for 544 minutes for his superb unbeaten 232 in the 2000-01 Nagpur Test.



Image: Alastair Cook


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