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Chennai Test (India vs England) - Statistical Highlights, Day 3


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Stay tuned to this space to track down the milestones and statistical highlights as and when they unfold in the ongoing Chennai Test match between India and England.


  • When on 77 Andrew Strauss posted 200 runs in the Test match. It is the second time in his career that Strauss has scored 200 runs in a Test.
     
  • Andrew Strauss is also became the 9th visiting player to aggregate 200 runs in a Test match at Chepauk. The two other Englishmen to do so are M Gatting (217) in 1984-85 & G Fowler (203) 1984-85
     
  • When he aggregated 218 runs in the match Andrew Strauss recorded the highest match aggregate by an English batsman at Chepauk. Mike Gatting had scored 217 (207 & 10*) in 1984-85
     
  • When on 98 Andrew Strauss (123) recorded the highest match aggregate of his career. His previous highest was 220 runs against South Africa at Port Elizabeth 2004-05
     
  • On 191 the partnership became the highest for the 4th wicket on this ground beating 190 by M Amarnath & Azharuddin vs England in 1984-85 
     
  • Andrew Strauss and Paul Collingwood (214 runs) became only the third England pair to post a double century stand for any wicket on Indian soil. The highest for any wicket by England in India remains 254 for the 5th wicket by Keith Fletcher and Tony Grieg at Mumbai (BS) 1972-73. 
     
  • The last English pair to score a double century stand for any wicket against India in Tests was G Gooch and M Atherton (225 for the 1st wkt) at Old Trafford in 1990
     
  • Harbhajan Singh now has 310 wickets in Test cricket. Among off-spinners only Muthiah Muralitharan (756) has more. 
     
  • Virender Sehwag took his 50th catch in Test cricket. He becomes the 12th Indian to do so. 
     
  • Virender Sehwag (64 sixes) now has the most sixes by an Indian in Tests. He went past Kapil Dev who has 61
     
  • Virender Sehwag and Gautham Gambhir recorded their 5th century stand for the first wicket. Only Gavaskar & Chauhan with 10 have more
     
  • Virender Sehwag (50 in 32 balls) now has the second fastest fifty by an Indian in Tests. Kapil Dev had scored 50 in 30 balls vs Pakistan at Karachi in 1982-8)
    • He is the 52nd batsman in Test history to do so for the 64th time (with Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting doing so on three separate occasions).
       
    • The 12th left-hander to do so for the 14th time.
       
    • The 3rd English left-hander to do so after (Eddie Paynter in 1938 and Marcus Trescothick in 2004)** The 10th Englishman to do so for the 11th time (with Herbert Sutcliffe doing it twice)
       
    • The 2nd for England v India (after Graham Gooch's 333 & 123 at Lord's in 1990)
       
    • The 7th batsman to do so v India (last one being Gary Kirsten 102 and 133 at Kolkata, 1996)
       
    • The 6th batsman to so so in India (after Everton Weekes in 1948, Sunil Gavaskar in 1978, Duleep Mendis in 1982, Gary Kirsten in 1996 and Rahul Dravid in 2005) 
       
    • The 4th visiting batsman to do so in India (after Everton Weekes in 1948, Duleep Mendis in 1982 and Gary Kirsten in 1996)
Player Mat Inns 6s
V. Sehwag 65 112 64
K. Dev 131 184 61
S. Ganguly 113 188 57
S. Tendulkar 154 252 47
N.S Siddhu 51 78 38
M.S.Dhoni 33 53 32

Balls Batsmen Opponents Venue Series
30 Kapil Dev Pakistan Karachi 1982-83
32 Virender Sehwag England Chennai 2008-09
33 Kapil Dev Pakistan Karachi 1978-79
33 Kapil Dev England Manchester 1982
33 Harbhajan Singh England Nottingham 2002
33 Virender Sehwag West Indies Gros Islet 2006
34 M.S Dhoni Pakistan Faisalabad 2005-06
35 M. Azharrudin South Africa Kolkata 1996-97

Andrew Strauss - A special achievement
  • He is the 52nd batsman in Test history to do so for the 64th time (with Sunil Gavaskar and Ricky Ponting doing so on three separate occasions).
     
  • The 12th left-hander to do so for the 14th time.
     
  • The 3rd English left-hander to do so after (Eddie Paynter in 1938 and Marcus Trescothick in 2004) 
     
  • The 10th Englishman to do so for the 11th time (with Herbert Sutcliffe doing it twice)
     
  • The 2nd for England v India (after Graham Gooch's 333 & 123 at Lord's in 1990)
     
  • The 7th batsman to do so v India (last one being Gary Kirsten 102 and 133 at Kolkata, 1996)
     
  • The 6th batsman to so so in India (after Everton Weekes in 1948, Sunil Gavaskar in 1978, Duleep Mendis in 1982, Gary Kirsten in 1996 and Rahul Dravid in 2005) 
     
  • The 4th visiting batsman to do so in India (after Everton Weekes in 1948, Duleep Mendis in 1982 and Gary Kirsten in 1996)

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