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By Mohandas Menon
**The 87 by Alec Stewart was the joint second highest score by a keeper at this venue. Stewart equals his own score, which he made against Australia in August 1997. The best however still remains as the 135 by former England keeper Alan Knott against Australia in July 1977. For the record, the previous highest score by an England keeper against India at this venue was 73 by Godfrey Evans in June 1959.
**The 103 run partnership between Craig White and Matthew Hoggard was the best for England against India for the ninth wicket bettering the previous best of 83 between Keith Fletcher and Norman Gifford at Madras in January 1973.
**The partnership was also the best for the ninth wicket at this ground obliterating the previous best of 89 runs between Englishmen Jim Laker and Alec Bedser against Australia in June 1948.
**The unbeaten 94 by White was the highest by an England number eight batsman against India surpassing the previous best of 81 runs by Richard Hutton at the Oval in August 1971.
**Hoggard, who was playing in his 13th match and 17th innings, for the first time in his career went in at a batting position above number 11. His score of 32 was his best of his Test career bettering the 17 not out he had made against Sri Lanka at Birmingham in June this year.
**Hoggard, meanwhile also bettered his previous highest first-class score, which was the unbeaten 21 for an England XI against Gauteng at Johannesburg in 1999-00. This means two Yorkshiremen (Vaughan and Hoggard) bettered their previous highest first-class scores in this Test match.
**Sourav Ganguly's bowling analysis 5-0-42-0 (r/o: 8.40) was the worst by any Indian bowler bowling at least five overs in an innings. Previously Anil Kumble (8-0-56-0; r/o 8.00) against the West Indies at Mohali in December 1994 had the worst ever bowling analysis in an innings for India.
**Ganguly's analysis was also the worst ever by any bowler against England. Australian Jason Gillespie (8-0-65-3; r/o 8.13) at this same venue in August 1997 and Sri Lankan Eric Upashantha (8-0-56-1; r/o 8.13) at Manchester in June 2002 - have the worst bowling analysis in a Test innings.
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