India vs England, 1st Test, Day 3 stats wrap: Homeboy Cheteshwar Pujara's special gift for Rajkot and Murali Vijay's relief

Rajkot: Statistical highlights of the third day's play of the first cricket Test between India and England, at the Saurashtra Cricket Association stadium on Friday.

1. For the sixth time in the first two innings of a Test match in India, five hundreds or more have been recorded. The India vs New Zealand Test at Mohali in 2003-'04 and India vs South Africa Test at Kolkata in 2009-'10 had witnessed six centuries in the first two innings of a Test match.

Pujara runs between the wicket with Vijay on the third day of the first Test between India and England. AP

Pujara runs between the wicket with Vijay on the third day of the first Test between India and England. AP

2. Cheteshwar Pujara has recorded his ninth century (124) in Tests - his third against England - the most by him against a team.

3. Pujara's first two centuries vs England were 206 not out (a career-best) at Ahmedabad and 135 at Mumbai - both in 2012. Of his nine hundreds, seven have been recorded by him on Indian soil.

4. Murali Vijay's splendid seventh century (126) in Tests is his second against England. His first hundred against England was 146 at Nottingham in July 2014.

5. Before his above century, his last three-figure innings was 150 against Bangladesh at Fatullah in June 2015 followed by 16 consecutive innings without a century.

6. Vijay's 126 off 301 balls is his lowest score while recording a century in Tests - the previous lowest being 139 against Australia at Bangalore in October 2010.

7. Vijay's strike rate of 41.86 is his second lowest while scoring a hundred in Tests - the lowest being 40.44 while scoring 146 against England at Nottingham in July 2014.

8. Vijay has registered four hundreds in Tests at home and three away from home.

9. In 14 Tests under Virat Kohli's captaincy, Vijay has registered two centuries.

10. Vijay and Pujara became the first Indian pair to manage 2,000 runs in partnership aggregate to touch an average of 65 (65.03) - their aggregate being 2,081 runs in 32 innings, including six century stands and nine of 50-plus.

11. Pujara and Vijay put on 209 for the second wicket - India's second highest for the second wicket against England in Tests next only to the 314 between Rahul Dravid and Gautam Gambhir at Mohali in December 2008.

12. Pujara and Vijay have registered their second partnership of 200 or more in Tests for the second wicket. Dravid and Virender Sehwag had shared three double century stands for this wicket-position while Dravid and Gambhir had put on two double century stands.

13. Pujara and Vijay's highest partnership in Tests is 370 for the second wicket against Australia at Hyderabad in March 2013.

Updated Date: Nov 11, 2016 21:52 PM

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