The Telegraph
Monday , July 21 , 2014
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Bhuvi is now in elite club

m Mahendra Singh Dhoni recorded his slowest innings (of 10-plus runs) of his Test career during his Sunday’s knock of 19 runs, which came off 86 balls (S/R 22.09). His previous slowest was the 25 off 112 balls (S/r 22.32), made against South Africa, in Nagpur, in February 2010. For the record, Dhoni’s fastest Test knock is 69 off 52 balls (S/r 132.69), versus the West Indies, in St John’s, in June 2006.

m The father and son duo of Roger and Stuart Binny have both made 9 runs in their respective Test matches at Lord’s. In 1986, Roger made 9 in his only innings, while his son Stuart made 9 & 0 in the ongoing Test.

m Murali Vijay (95) became the only second Indian to be dismissed in the 90s at Lord’s, after Rahul Dravid’s 95-run innings in 1996, which incidentally was his debut Test.

m In this series, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, James Anderson, Stuart Binny, Liam Plunkett and Ravindra Jadeja have all recorded their maiden Test fifties.

m Bhuvneshwar now has made 209 runs (Avg. 69.66) and also taken 11 wickets (Avg. 15.81) in the series. His figures in this series are: At Trent Bridge — 58 & 63*; 5/82; At Lord’s (till the 4th day): 36 & 52; 6/82.

m Bhuvneshwar Kumar (52 & 6/82) became the third Indian after Vinoo Mankad (72 & 184, 5/196 in 1952) and Kapil Dev (89, 5/125 in 1982) to score a fifty and also claim a five-wicket haul in a Lord’s Test.

m England are chasing 319 for victory in the ongoing Test. Their highest successful run chase in Tests is 332/7, vs Australia (MCG, 1929), followed by 315/4, vs Australia (Leeds, 2001) and 307/6, vs New Zealand (Christchurch, 1997).