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Monday , July 14 , 2014
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Bhuvneshwar joins Siddle

Stuart Binny became the fourth Indian to hit a 50-plus score on debut while batting at No 8. The others are Dattu Phadkar, CD Gopinath and Deepak Shodhan.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar (58 & 63 not out) became the second player in Tests to score two fifties at No. 9. He joins Peter Siddle who scored 51 & 50 vs India in Delhi, March 2013.

Bhuvneshwar became the fourth Indian to score two fifties and claim a five-wicket haul in the same Tests. The others are:

Vinoo Mankad (72 & 184, 5/196) vs England at Lord’s 1952

Polly Umrigar (56 & 172*, 5/107) vs West Indies at PoS 1962

Rusi Surti (70 & 53, 5/74) vs Australia at Adelaide 1967

This is the only third time India have made 350-plus in both innings of a Test match outside the subcontinent. The previous two instances being at Trent Bridge in 2002 & at Wellington in 2009.

Interestingly in their previous series in 2011 in England India exceeded 300 only once (300 in the final Test at the Oval) in the eight innings. However in this opening Test, they have done so twice in one Test!

The last time a Test match at Trent Bridge was drawn also involved India and that was in 2002. Since then in the last 10 Tests there has always been a result.