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Captain Dhoni tops sixes list

Mahendra Singh Dhoni now has most sixes in Tests as a captain. Here’s the list: Dhoni — 50; Brian Lara — 49; Clive Lloyd — 48; Viv Richards — 46.

Dhoni also has the second most Test runs in England by an Indian captain. Only Mohammed Azharuddin (468) has scored more. Dhoni on Tuesday went past Vijay Harare (333) and then Sourav Ganguly (351).

Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 54 on Tuesday, now has 5 fifty-plus scores in seven away Tests.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has now faced 474-plus balls in this series, the most by any No. 9 in a series. He went past the previous record of Pakistan’s Saqlain Mushtaq, who, batting at No. 9, had faced 447 balls vs Zimbabwe during the 1996-97 series at home.

On the second day, when James Anderson dismissed Shikhar Dhawan, it was his 100th wicket against India in all forms of International cricket. He then claimed two more on third day. His summary of wickets are as follows: Tests — 69, ODIs — 33, T20I — 0 (Total 102).

For the record, Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralidharan has claimed the most international wickets against India — 179.

Anderson now has 69 wickets against India in Test matches. Only Muralidharan (105), Imran Khan (94) and Malcolm Marshall (76) have claimed more wickets against India.

Anderson also became the 1st English bowler to claim 100-plus international wickets against 2 separate countries. q Anderson has now dismissed Virat Kohli on three occasions in Tests. Only Australian Peter Siddle has dismissed him on more occasions — 4.

There have been 23 dismissals caught by Alastair Cook and bowled Anderson. That equals the most by an England fielder/bowler combination along with Ian Botham/Bob Willis.

England’s part-time spinner Moeen Ali is by far the highest wicket-taker among the spinners in this series. He has so far taken nine wickets. The other spinners to claim wickets are all Indians — Ravindra Jadeja — 5; Rohit Sharma — 1; Murali Vijay — 1.