Saturday 26 July 2014 

England v India, Third Test Statistical Preview

Alastair Cook bats in the nets
Alastair Cook needs 51 runs to score his 2,000th run as England captain
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Ahead of the third Test between England and India - which, unusually, starts on a Sunday - here are some interesting statistics as England look to get back into the series.

India won the second Test at Lord's by 95 runs to go 1-0 up in the five-match series after the opening game at Trent Bridge was drawn.

That was their first win at the venue since 1986 and it ended a 15-game winless streak away from home.

England have now failed to win in 10 Tests, their longest winless run since 1992/3

Should England lose this match, it would mean they fail to win either of their home series in a summer for the first time since they drew with Pakistan and lost to Australia in 2001.

This is just the second Test to be played at the Ageas Bowl (previously The Rose Bowl). In 2011, England drew a rain-affected match against Sri Lanka, a game in which Ian Bell scored 119.

Under pressure England captain Alastair Cook has scored just 638 runs in 27 innings since his last Test century, against New Zealand in 2013, those runs coming at an average of 23.6.

However, he needs 51 runs to become the ninth player to hit 2,000 runs as England captain.

Cook became the seventh English fielder to take 100 Test catches when he reached the milestone at Lord's. He now has 102, and could pass Graham Thorpe (105) and Graham Gooch (103) in this game.

Stuart Broad needs four wickets to pass Graeme Swann (255) as England's sixth highest Test wicket-taker.

Ajinkya Rahane averages 53.5 away from home - the third highest among Indian batsmen who have played 10 or more innings.

Stats from Opta

© Cricket World 2014

Fixtures & Results

9th-13th July: 1st Test, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 457 & 391-9 dec. (Binny 78) drew with
England 496 (Root 154no, Anderson 81)
17th-21st July: 2nd Test, Lord's, London
India 295 & 342 (Vijay 95, Jadeja 68) beat
England 319 & 223 (Sharma 7-74) by 95 runs
27th-31st July: 3rd Test, The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
England 569-7 dec. & 205-4 dec. beat
India 330 & 178 (Ali 6-67) by 266 runs
7th-11th August: 4th Test, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester
England 367 (Root 77, Buttler 70) beat
India 152 & 166 by an innings & 54 runs
15th-19th August: 5th Test, The Kia Oval, London
England 486 (Root 149no, Cook 79) beat
India 148 & 94 by an innings & 244 runs
25th August: 1st ODI, Bristol
Match abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain
27th August: 2nd ODI, SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff
India 304-6 (Raina 100, Woakes 4-52) beat
England 161 (Jadeja 4-28) by 133 runs (D/L)
30th August: 3rd ODI, Trent Bridge, Nottingham
India 228-4 (Rayudu 64no) beat
England 227 (Cook 44) by six wickets
2nd September: 4th ODI, Edgbaston, Birmingham
India 212-1 (Rahane 106, Dhawan 97no) beat
England 206 (Moeen Ali 67) by nine wickets
5th September: 5th ODI, Headingley, Leeds
England 294-7 (Root 113, Buttler 49) beat
India 253 (Jadeja 87) by 41 runs
7th September: T20I, Edgbaston, Birmingham
England 180-7 (Morgan 71, Hales 40)
India 177-5 (Kohli 66) by three runs