Statistical highlights of the third day’s play of the fourth Test between India and England at Nagpur on Saturday.
# Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni have shared a fifth-wicket stand of 198 – India’s second highest against England – the highest is 214 between Mohammad Azharuddin and Ravi Shastri at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in 1984-85.
# The partnership is India’s highest for any wicket at VCAS, Jamtha, eclipsing the 193 for the sixth wicket between Dhoni and Rahul Dravid against New Zealand in 2010-11.
# Virat Kohli (103 off 295 balls) has posted his third Test century – one each against New Zealand, Australia and England.
# Kohli has registered a strike rate of 34.91 – his worst when he has made 30 or more in a Test innings.
# Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s 99 took 246 balls – his first instance of facing 200 balls or more in a Test innings.
# Dhoni became the first captain to be dismissed ‘run-out’ at 99 in Tests. Amongst the Indian batsmen, the only other player to be dismissed ‘run-out’ on 99 is M.L.Jaisimha – against Pakistan in the 1960-61 Kanpur Test.
# Dhoni’s splendid 99 is his highest score against England, obliterating the 92 at The Oval in 2007.
# Dhoni’s 28th half-century in Tests is his eighth against England. In the sub-continent, he has registered 18 fifities and is averaging 45.60 in 45 Tests (Runs 2508).
# Eight Indian players have been dismissed on 99 in Tests. Ganguly is the only one to post two such scores – one each against England and Sri Lanka.
# On Indian soil, Dhoni has completed his 2,000 runs in Tests, totalling 2008 at an average of 43.65 in 36 Tests. His tally includes four hundreds and 15 fifties.
# Kohli faced most number of balls (295)in a Test innings, surpassing the 213 while scoring 116 against Australia at Adelaide in January this year.
# James Anderson (4 for 68) has claimed four wickets in an innings in a Test match on Indian soil for the second time – the first instance being 4 for 40 in the 2005-06 Mumbai Test.