Statistical highlights: 1st Test, Day 5

Statistical highlights on the fifth day of the first Test between India and England on Monday

updated: December 15, 2008 15:38 IST
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Statistical highlights on the fifth day of the first Test between India and England on Monday

India's successful run-chase is the highest ever total by any team in the fourth innings of a Test match in the sub-continent - for the first time, a total of 300-plus has been recorded in the fourth innings of a Test match on Indian soil to register a win, eclipsing the previous best of 276 for 5 by West Indies against India in the 1987-88 Delhi Test.

Highest Fourth Innings winning Test totals
418-7West Indies AustraliaSt.John's2002-03
406-4IndiaWest Indies Port of Spain1975-76
404-3AustraliaEnglandLeeds 1948
387-4India EnglandChennai2008-09
362-7Australia West Indies Georgetown1977-78
352-9Sri LankaSouth Africa Colombo (PSS)2006
348-5West Indies New ZealandAuckland1968-69
344-1West Indies EnglandLord's 1984
342-8Australia IndiaPerth1977-78
340-5South Africa AustraliaDurban2001-02

Highest fourth innings winning totals by India
406-4West Indies Port of Spain1975-76
264-3Sri Lanka Kandy2001-02

  • Tendulkar's 41st century is his seventh in 23 Tests against England. He became the first batsman to record seven hundreds in India-England Tests, eclipsing Mohammad Azharuddin's feat of six hundreds in 15 Tests.

  • Sachin Tendulkar has accomplished another feat during the course of his splendid knock of 103 not out. For the fifth time in his Test career, he has completed 1,000 runs in a calendar year, emulating the feats of West Indian Brian Lara and Australia's Matthew Hayden.

  • Tendulkar's five instances of 1,000 runs in a calendar year are - 1997 (1,000 runs in 12 Tests), 1999 (1,088 in 10), 2001 (1,003 in 10), 2002 (1,392 in 16) and 2008 (1047 in 12).

  • Yuvraj (85 not out) registered his best score against England, bettering his 37 at Mumbai in 2005-06. Yuvraj's first fifty against England is his fourth in Test cricket.

  • The 163-run unbroken stand between Sachin and Yuvraj is India's highest for the fifth wicket against England at Chennai, bettering the 118 between Sachin and Pravin Amre in 1992-93.

  • Sehwag's 7th Man of the Match award is his first against England.

  • India created cricket history with their superb triumph over England - their first ever winning total of 300-plus in the fourth innings of a Test match in India.

  • India recorded their 19th win in 98 Tests against England -34 lost and 45 drawn.

  • At Chepauk, India have won 12, lost six, drawn 11 and one tied game out of 30 played.

  • Dhoni became the first Indian captain to have posted wins in his first four Tests.