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India vs England statistics: Ajinkya Rahane joins Sourav Ganguly club, James Anderson surpasses Ian Botham

Ajinkya Rahane (103) bailed India out of trouble on the opening day of the second Test at Lord's on Thursday (Source: Reuters) Ajinkya Rahane (103) bailed India out of trouble on the opening day of the second Test at Lord's on Thursday (Source: Reuters)
Press Trust of India | Posted: July 18, 2014 11:10 am

Statistical highlights of the first day’s play of the second cricket Test between India and England at Lord’s.

# Ajinkya Rahane (103) posted his first hundred against England — his second in Test Cricket — the first was 118 vs New Zealand at Wellington in February 2014.

# Rahane became the fifth number five batsman to record a hundred for India in Tests in England, joining Mohammad Azharuddin (twice), Polly Umrigar, Vijay Manjrekar and Sourav Ganguly.

# Rahane became the fourth Indian batsman to post a Test century on his first appearance at Lord’s, joining Sourav Ganguly, Dilip Vengsarkar and Ajit Agarkar.

# Murali Vijay became the first batsman to amass 200 runs in the current series — his aggregate being 222 (ave.74.00), including a hundred and a fifty.

# Stuart Broad became the eighth England bowler to complete 250 wickets in Tests — his tally being 251 (ave.30.43) in 71 Tests.

# James Anderson, with Shikhar Dhawan’s wicket, has established a record for the highest wicket-aggregate in Test matches in England.

# Anderson’s present tally is 233 at an average of 27.06 in 55 Tests, eclipsing 229 (ave.20.04) in 47 Tests by Fred Trueman.

# Anderson became the top wicket-taker in Tests at Lord’s — his aggregate being 72 at an average of 24.51 in 16 Tests. He has surpassed Ian Botham’s tally of 69 wickets (ave.24.53) in 15 Tests.

# Anderson became the leading wicket-taker for England in Tests against India — 65 (ave.29.52) in 16 games. Derek Underwood and Bob Willis had captured 62 wickets each against India.

# Virat Kohli (25 off 34 balls) has recorded his highest score in Tests in England.

# Rahane and Bhuvneshwar Kumar were involved in a stand of 90 for the eighth wicket — India’s highest partnership at Lord’s — India’s third highest stand for this wicket in England.

# Kumar has recorded 58, 63 not out and 36 in consecutive innings of 30-plus — a feat achieved by him for the first time. He is averaging 78.50 in the present series — his tally is 157.

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