Scores to unsettle
Benedict Bermange takes a look at India's batting woes as England take control at Edgbaston.
Last Updated: 11/08/11 12:36pm
England established a commanding position on day one of the third Test, at Edgbaston, as India's batting woes continued.
As the hosts seek to press home their advantage on the second day, Sky Sports' Benedict Bermange has all the latest stats at his fingertips - so tuck in...
In India's first innings of 224 all out, the odd numbered batsmen scored 193 runs between them whereas the even numbered batsmen scored just 13!
Sachin Tendulkar averages just 23.80 in the series so far. Only three times has he had a lower average in a series in which he has played at least three Tests:
|Ind in SL 2008||3||6||0||95||31||15.83||0||0|
|Ind in Eng 2005/06||3||5||1||83||34||20.75||0||0|
|Ind in Pkn 2005/06||3||3||0||63||26||21.00||0||0|
|Ind in Eng 2011||3||5||0||119||56||23.80||0||1|
There have been three instances where a side managed to draw a series after being 0-2 down.
South Africa v England in 1927-28 (in South Africa)
England v West Indies in 1953-54 (in West Indies)
South Africa v England in 1956-57 (in South Africa)
However, all the above instances came in a five-match series. No side has ever drawn a four-match series from a position of 0-2. Only one four-Test series has ever ended 2-2 - West Indies v Australia 1998/99
Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook last shared a century partnership in the Melbourne Boxing Day Test, when they added 159 together.
Before this Test, Strauss had scored 326 runs at 25.07 in his last nine Tests. Michael Vaughan averaged 24.20 in his last nine Tests before resigning from the captaincy after the Edgbaston Test with South Africa in 2008 - the worst nine-Test stretch of his career.
Amit Mishra will have his work cut out to do well at Edgbaston:
|All other leggies||57||4976||2317||51||45.43||1||0|
After the Brisbane Test in November 2010, England have bowled out the opposition in 17 out of 19 innings. The only two occasions they failed were in rain-affected matches against Sri Lanka.
This is just the fourth time England have batted second on the first day of a Test and achieved an unbeaten first wicket partnership of at least 80 runs.
|Aus (98) v Eng (157-0)||Melbourne||2010-11||AJ Strauss 64* / AN Cook 80*|
|SAf (208) v Eng (147-0)||Johannesburg||1909-10||JB Hobbs 77* / W Rhodes 65*|
|WI (206) v Eng (84-0)||Manchester||1928||JB Hobbs 32* / H Sutcliffe 39*|
|Ind (224) v Eng (84-0)||Birmingham||2011||AJ Strauss 52* / AN Cook 27*|
The highest first wicket partnership batting second on the first day is 217 between Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers, S v Zim, Cape Town, 2004-05.
England's bottom five average 47.81 so far in this series, whereas India's top seven average 29.02 in comparison.
It has also been a 'tale of two series' for Stuart Broad this summer:
|Series||Mat||Runs||Bat Av||Wkts||Bowl Av|
|v Sri Lanka||3||57||19.00||8||48.75|