Which England batsman averages 134 against spin but is short on sixes? Benedict's back...
Last Updated: 22/07/11 10:26am
Since 2000 Jonathan Trott has the best record against spin of any of the 101 batsmen who have scored at least 500 runs from spinners:
He is also closing in on the most Test runs for England without hitting a single six:
It isn't always the frontline batsmen who get their name on the batting honours board at Lord's, though.
Here is a list of some players who have achieved the feat despite averaging around 20.
|Nasim-ul-Ghani (Pak)||16.60||101 v Eng, 1962|
|Agit Agarkar (Ind)||16.79||109* v Eng, 2002|
|Godfrey Evans (Eng)||20.49||104 v Ind, 1952|
None of the last five captains to win the toss and bowl on their first captaincy appearance in England have managed to win the match.
Shakib al Hasan (Lord's, 2010), Chris Gayle (Lord's 2009), Brian Lara (Lord's 2004) and Heath Streak (Lord's 2003) all lost, while Ramnaresh Sarwan (Lord's 2007) managed a draw.
This is England's 13th consecutive Test in which they have not brought in a player for his Test debut, dating back to the Trent Bridge Test with Pakistan in 2010 - their longest stretch ever.
The all-time record is held by South Africa, who played 21 Tests from January 2007 to November 2008 without giving anyone a debut.
Sachin Tendulkar's Test career now spans 21 years eight months - the 11th longest of all time, and the longest since that of John Traicos from 1970 to 1993.
England's Wilfred Rhodes had the longest career lasting nearly 31 years from 1899 to 1930 uniquely playing Test cricket in five different decades.
One record he does not hold is the most Man of the Match awards. He has 14 - good enough for joint-sixth place. Jacques Kallis leads the way with 22.
Kevin Pietersen's last home Test century was against South Africa at The Oval in August 2008, in his first match in charge. Having reached his 11th home Test century in his 45th home innings, he has failed to reach three figures in his 20 innings since then before his current effort.
This is Harbhajan Singh's 28th consecutive first-class match which happens to be a Test Match. The record is held by Jacques Kallis who played 78 in a row between November 2004 and April 2008.
Chris Tremlett currently has 45 Test wickets and is playing in his 10th Test. The last England bowler to reach 50 Test wickets in ten Tests or fewer was Ian Botham who got their in his tenth match in 1978. Tom Richardson took an England-record seven matches to get there.