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Stats: Bell first player to score four Test tons this year

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August 01, 2011 09:21 IST
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Statistical highlights of the third day's play in the second cricket Test between India and England in Nottingham.

# Praveen Kumar has bagged 11 wickets at 28.54 runs apiece -- the highest by an Indian in the current series.

# Praveen's tally is the second highest in the series, next only to Stuart Broad's 13 at 10.76 runs apiece.

# Matt Prior (64 not out off 88 balls) recorded his third half-century against India -- his 18th in Tests.

Ian Bell# Tim Bresnan (47 not out off 66 balls) posted his highest innings against India -- his second best in Tests. Against Bangladesh at Dhaka in 2010, he had made 91 off 261 balls.

# England posted 417 in a day's play -- their second highest in a day's play against India. On the first day of the 1936 Oval Test, they had recorded 471 for eight.

# Ian Bell and Kevin Pietersen were associated in a partnership of 162 -- England's highest for the third wicket against India at Trent Bridge.

# Bell and Pietersen have shared six century partnerships in Tests.

# Bell is the fifth England batsman to register a hundred against India at Trent Bridge.

# Michael Vaughan is the only one to post two centuries against India at this venue. His 197 in 2002 is the highest individual innings for England against India at Trent Bridge.

# Bell became the first batsman to post four hundreds this year -- 115 against Australia at Sydney, 103 not out against Sri Lanka at Cardiff, 119 not out against Sri Lanka at Southampton and 159 against India at Trent Bridge.

# Bell's hundred at Trent Bridge is his first against India as well as at number three.

# Bell's strike rate of 77.18 (159 off 206 balls) is his third highest in Tests, next only to 96.42 against Bangladesh at Chester-le-Street in June 2005 and 78.51 against Pakistan at Manchester in 2006.

# In the course of his 63, Pietersen completed his 1,000 runs against India, aggregating 1005 (ave.55.83) in 10 Tests, including four hundreds and three fifties.

# Pietersen is the eighth English player to accomplish the feat. Graham Gooch is the leading run-scorer for England against India, aggregating 1725 (ave.55.64) in 19 Tests.

# Pietersen's brilliant 63 off 120 balls is his 24th fifty in Tests.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the leading wicketkeeper with most dismissals -- 27 catches in six Tests in 2011.

# Eoin Morgan (70) has recorded his third Test fifty -- his first against India.

# Bell and Morgan put on 104 for the fourth wicket -- England's third highest against India at Trent Bridge.

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