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Yuvraj’s 50th fifty

Yuvraj Singh (61) registered his 50th ODI fifty while Suresh Raina (50) got his 25 th.

The fourth six hit by MS Dhoni was his 150th in ODI.

Ishant Sharma is the only second bowler in ODIs to concede 80+ runs despite bowling two maiden overs. Darren Bravo is the other bowler who conceded 80 runs against England at Lord’s on July 6, 2004.

When he took the catch to dismiss Kevin Pietersen, Virat Kohli claimed his 50th catch in ODIs. He thus becomes the fastest Indian — Rajkot was his 94th — to reach this landmark in terms of matches. Rahul Dravid had taken 104 matches to take 50 catches.

When on 5, Alastair Cook (75) completed 500 runs in ODIs vs India. He now has 570 runs in ODIs against India which is the most he has scored against any country. He also has 533 against Sri Lanka.

Ian Bell (85), when on 77, became the second highest run getter for England against India in ODIs. He now has 874 runs having gone past Collingwood (866). Only Kevin Pietersen (997) is ahead of him

The last time two English openers (Kieswetter 63, Cook 60) scored a fifty each in an ODI was also against India at the Eden on October 25, 2011.

On 123, Cook & Bell erased the previous best partnership by them for the 1st wicket, which was 122 vs West Indies at the Oval on June 19, 2012.

On 134 the duo bettered the previous highest stand for the first wicket by England against India. Barry Wood and Chris Tavare had scored 133 at Headingly on June 2, 1982.

Mohandas Menon