Statistical highlights on the first day of the second cricket Test between India and England in Visakhapatnam on Thursday.
# Virat Kohli is the sixth Indian batsman to register a hundred in his 50th Test, joining Polly Umrigar, Gundappa Viswanath, Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman and Kapil Dev.
# Kohli has registered six centuries of 140-plus out of his last seven. In his first seven Tests, he did not touch 120 even once.
# Kohli has recorded two hundreds vs England out of his overall tally of 14.
# Kohli’s tally of 14 Test hundreds includes five in India. His three innings of 150 as captain have been bettered by only two Indian captains – Sunil Gavaskar (5) and Mohammad Azharuddin (5).
# Murali Vijay has completed his 3000 runs in Tests at an average of 40.54 in 44 Tests.
# Pujara has hit four hundreds vs England – the most by him against any side in Tests. His overall tally is 10 centuries – eight at home and two away from home.
# Pujara has posted three hundreds in consecutive Tests – one each at Indore (vs New Zealand), Rajkot and Visakhapatnam (both vs England) – all three at new Test centres.
# Apart from Pujara, four other batsmen – Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Virat Kohli and Moeen Ali – have registered three centuries in Tests this year
# Lokesh Rahul has registered his first duck in Tests.
# Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar pujara were associated in a stand of 226 – India’s third highest partnership for the third wicket vs England in Tests – the highest being 316 between Yashpal Sharma and Gundappa Viswanath at Chennai in January 1982.
# The above stand is the highest by Pujara-Kohli pair for any wicket in Tests, surpassing the 222 for the third wicket vs South Africa at Johannesburg in December 2013.
# James Anderson has captured 85 wickets (ave.26.50) in 20 Tests – the most by an England bowler vs India in Tests.
# For the first time in a Test match vs India in India, seven left-handed batsmen have appeared.
# For the sixth time in the first innings of a Test match, number three (Pujara) and four (Kohli) have registered hundreds – the last instance being Rahul Dravid (129) and Sachin Tendulkar (122 not out) vs Bangladesh at Mirpur in 2007.
# In 19 consecutive Tests under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India did not field the same playing eleven.