The second Test of the five-match series between England and India will be played at Lord’s from today.
Lord’s is one of England’s happy hunting grounds. Among all home grounds, England have a better winning record only at Edgbaston and The Oval. Since 2006 England have lost only one Test out of 17 they have played here. Their only defeat here in last eight years came in 2012 when South Africa beat them by 51 runs.
India, on the other hand, have a rather forgettable record at Lord’s. They have won just one, lost 11 and drawn four of their 16 Tests at Lord’s. India’s only win here came in 1986 under Kapil Dev.
Test cricket at Lord’s
First Test: England v Australia, 1884 (England won by an innings & 5 runs)
Last Test: England v Sri Lanka, 2014 (Drawn)
Total Tests: 128
Vital stats at Lord’s
Highest team total : 729-6d by Australia in 1930
Highest by England: 653-4d v India in 1990
Highest by India : 454 in 1990
Lowest team total : 42 by India in 1974 (India’s lowest in Test cricket)
Lowest by England : 53 v Australia in 1888
Centuries: 226 (124 by England, 102 by Opponents)
Centuries in England-India Tests: 30 (20 by England, 10 by India)
Highest Individual Innings: 333 by Graham Gooch v India in 1990
Highest for India:184 by Vinoo Mankad in 1952
5-wicket hauls: 160 (80 by England, 80 by Opponents)
5-wicket hauls in England-India Tests: 22 (10 by England, 12 by India)
Best innings bowling: 8-34 by Ian Botham v Pakistan in 1978
Best for India: 6-35 by L Amar Singh in 1936 (Best by an Indian in England)
10-wicket match hauls: 24 (14 by England, 0 by India)
10-wicket match hauls in England-India Tests: 2 (2 by England, 0 by India)
Best match bowling: 16-137 by Bob Massie for Australia in 1972
Best for England: 15-104 by Hedley Verity v Australia in 1934
Best for India: 8-168 by Kapil Dev in 1982
Most runs: 2015 (avg 53.03) by Graham Gooch in 21 Tests
Most for India: 508 (avg 72.57) by Dilip Vengsarkar in 5 Tests
Most wickets: 69 (avg 24.54) by Ian Botham in 15 Tests
Most for India: 17 (avg 28.94) by Bishan Singh Bedi in 4 Tests & 17 (avg 32.53) by Kapil Dev in 4 Tests
*For players who have not appeared in 10 home/away Tests as yet, their complete home/away record is shown*
Alastair Cook has now not scored a hundred in last 25 innings. He is now closing in towards his worst streak in Test cricket. Between March 2008 and March 2009 Cook went through 27 innings without reaching the three-figure mark even once.
Cook needs15 runs to complete 4000 runs in England.
James Anderson needs one wicket to break Fred Trueman’s England record of most wickets at home soil. Both Anderson and Trueman are currently at level with 229 wickets.
Anderson needs two wickets to become the leading wicket taker for England against India. The record is 62 currently shared by Derek Underwood and Bob Willis.
Two wickets in the match will also make Anderson the highest wicket-taker at Lord’s, ahead of Ian Botham who has taken 69 wickets.
Stuart Broad is one short of completing 250 wickets in Test cricket. He will become eighth Englishman to accomplish this feat.
MS Dhoni needs one dismissal to equal Alan Knott’s record of most (54) dismissals in India-England Tests.
Dhoni needs 2 dismissals to equal Kiran More’s Indian record of 24 dismissals in England.
One more stumping and Dhoni will equal Syed Kirmani’s Indian record of effecting most (38) stumpings in Test cricket.
Matt Prior needs 3 dismissals to complete 50 dismissals at Lord’s. He will become first keeper to do so.
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Updated Date: Jul 17, 2014 10:33:21 IST