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Stats: Dhoni set to complete 1,000 runs against England

Last updated on: July 30, 2014 14:28 IST

Stats: Dhoni set to complete 1,000 runs against England

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James Anderson and Stuart Broad each took three wickets to leave India in trouble at 323 for eight, 246 runs adrift of England.

 PHOTOS: Dhoni holds fort as England bowlers dominate on Day 3

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Statistical highlights of the third day's play in the third Test between India and England.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni, with his 10th half century against England, joined Dave Nourse (South Africa). Both batsmen share a record for most fifties against an opponent without registering a century.

# By hitting a six off Moeen Ali, Dhoni became the first Test captain to score 50 sixes. Brian Lara (49), Clive Lloyd (48) and Vivian Richard (46) are the next four in the list.

# Dhoni recorded his sixth fifty in Tests in England. His tally is exceeded only by South Africa's John Waite (7). Rodney Marsh also posted six fifties in England.

# He is all set to complete 1,000 runs against England during the present series, his latest tally being 971 (ave.33.48) in 19 Tests.

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Image: England's Chris Jordan makes an unsuccessful appeal for the wicket of Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Photographs: Michael Steele/Getty Images

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Murali Vijay's second best in a Test series

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# Murali Vijay has totalled 352 runs (ave.70.40) in five innings, including a hundred and two fifties. His performance is his second best in a Test series, after the 430 (ave.61.42) in four Tests versus Australia in 2012-13. Gary Ballance has managed more runs than Vijay in the present series, his tally being 364 (ave. 91.00), including two centuries and a fifty.

# Pujara and Vijay took their partnership tally to 1111 (ave.65.35) in 17 innings. The pair is the only one to amass 1,000 runs since January 2011 for India.

# The Vijay-Pujara pair has scored 554 runs (ave.55.40) in 10 innings, the highest by an Indian pair away from home since January 2011.

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Image: Murali Vijay is bowled by England's Stuart Broad during Day 3 of the third Test
Photographs: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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Rahane's splendid overseas record

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# Ajinkya Rahane (54 off 113 balls) posted his third fifty in Tests, his first against England. The knock is his second highest score versus England, behind the 103 at Lord's in the current rubber.

# Rahane has registered five innings of fifty-plus away from home, his tally is 589 runs (ave.53.54) in 12 innings. He remains the only Indian batsman to average fifty-plus overseas since January 2013 (minimum 300 runs).

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Image: Ajinkya Rahane scores runs during Day 3 of the third Test
Photographs: Stu Forster/Getty Images

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Rahane's splendid overseas record

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# Virat Kohli (39 off 75 balls) registered his highest Test score (39) in England. In the present series, he averages 14.60 - his aggregate being 73 in five innings.

# Kohli and Vijay were involved in a stand of 32 for the third wicket, their highest partnership. The pair averages 10.71 in seven innings - the tally being 75.


Image: India's Virat Kohli leaves the field after being dismissed during the third Test match against England
Photographs: Philip Brown/Reuters

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