Mahendra Singh Dhoni, captaining his 6th Test match in England, thus equalled the record held by Ajit Wadekar and Mohammed Azharuddin. Likewise, Dhoni has also equalled Wadekar and Azhar by captaining in his 2nd Test at Lord’s.
Only once before have England put India into bat after winning the toss at Lord’s. It was way back in June 1936. On the opening day, 17 wickets fell (India 147/10 and England 132/7). England won the Test by 9 wickets.
When he claimed the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan, James Anderson claimed his 230th Test wicket at home. This is now the most by any Test bowler in England.
Anderson, who took four wickets on the Thursday, the opening day of the Lord’s Test, now has 65 Test wickets against India — the most by any England bowler. He surpassed Derek Underwood and Bob Willis — both of whom had 62 wickets each against India.
Anderson now has the most Test wickets — 70 — at Lord’s, surpassing Ian Botham’s record of 69 wickets. In the previous Test, Anderson had become the first bowler to claim 50-plus (53) wickets at Trent Bridge. Incidentally, Anderson also has the most Test wickets — 17 — at Chester-le-Street. This means Anderson is the top Test wicket-taker at three grounds in England.
Stuart Broad’s wicket of Dhoni is his 250th in Test cricket. He thus became the eighth Englishman to do so after Fred Trueman, Brian Statham, Derek Underwood, Bob Willis, Ian Botham, James Anderson, and Graeme Swann.
Broad also became the 13th all-rounder in Tests to score 2000 runs and also claim 250 wickets. The only other Englishman to achieve this milestone was Botham (5200 runs and 383 wickets).