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Sportstar - - STATSMAN NUMBER CRUNCHING / MOHANDAS MENON -

In the Birm­ing­ham Test match, Vi­rat Kohli put a 50­run stand for the 10th wicket with Umesh Ya­dav, who made just one. Is this some sort of a record?

— Ra­jeev Rathi, Jaipur In Test cricket, this is the fifth oc­ca­sion that the No. 11 bats­man’s con­tri­bu­tion is just one in a 50­plus stand. How­ever, Kohli and Ya­dav’s stand of 57 runs for the last wicket is the sec­ond high­est among the five in­stances. At this very ground – Edg­bas­ton – in an Ashes Test match, Aus­tralians Adam Gilchrist and Glenn Mcgrath put on 63 for the 10th wicket with the lat­ter con­tribut­ing just one run!

I no­ticed in the re­cent Test match at Kingston that none of the 10 West In­dian bats­men were dismissed ‘caught’? Has this hap­pened be­fore in Test cricket?

— Anil Nalawade, Nag­pur This oc­curred in the West Indies’ sec­ond in­nings when the team was dismissed for 129 by the Bangladeshi bowlers. The in­nings had four of the bats­men bowled, three leg­be­fore and three stumped. This is ac­tu­ally the fourth oc­ca­sion that this has hap­pened in Test cricket. The first three: South Africa all out for 43 against Eng­land at Cape Town in March 1■■9, New Zealand dismissed for 15■ by Eng­land at Auck­land in March 1933 and Aus­tralia all out for 674 against In­dia at Ade­laide in Jan­uary 194■.

What is In­dia’s record in five­match Test se­ries?

— Vikas Singh, Raipur Be­fore the on­go­ing Test se­ries in Eng­land, In­dia has played 34 se­ries of five or more Tests (in­clud­ing six six­test se­ries). In­dia has won 10, lost 20 and drawn four. Of the six­match se­ries, In­dia has won four and lost two. In five­match se­ries, In­dia has won six , lost 1■ and drawn four.

How many In­dian cap­tains have made Test cen­turies in Eng­land?

— Rahul Sat­pa­thy, New Delhi Vi­rat Kohli (149) in the re­cent Edg­bas­ton Test be­came the fourth to reg­is­ter three­fig­ure scores as cap­tain for In­dia in Eng­land. Mo­ham­mad Azharud­din has two cen­turies – 179 at Manch­ester and 121 at Lord’s in 1990. The oth­ers are Man­soor Ali Khan Pataudi (14■ at Leeds, 1967) and Sourav Gan­guly (12■ at Leeds, 2002).

All fig­ures above are up­dated as of Au­gust 4, 2018.

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In elite club: Vi­rat Kohli, in the re­cent Edg­bas­ton Test, be­came the fourth In­dian cap­tain to reg­is­ter a three­fig­ure score in Eng­land. Mo­ham­mad Azharud­din has two such scores.

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