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Sachin needs 484 runs to break Gavaskar's record

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Updated: Friday, November 9, 2012, 15:22 [IST]
 
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With India and England playing a four match Test series at home starting November 15, here are a few facts and statistics that remind us of the previous bilateral ties between the two countries and the records held by both the teams.

Can Sachin surpass Gavaskar's record?

# England haven't won a series in India since 1984

# Sunil Gavaskar holds the record for most runs against England in India with 1331 runs at an average of 35.97 which includes 8 half centuries and two centuries

# Sachin Tendulkar needs 484 runs to surpass Gavaskar's record to become the top run-scorer against England in India, as he has secured 848 runs off 11 matches against the visitors

# Mohammad Azharuddin has secured more hundreds against England as he has registered 4 centuries in 6 matches

# Sunil Gavaskar has secured 8 fifties against England, the most by any batsman between the two countries till date, as Sachin Tendulkar has registered 4 half centuries, the only cricketer who is in race to surpass the record

# Current players including Kevin Pietersen, Gautam Gambhir have registered only two half centuries and a ton each so far in the bilateral ties between the countries

# Vinod Kambli has recorded 224 runs in Mumbai in 1993, which is supposed to be the highest individual score against England in India

# BS Chandrashekhar holds the record for claiming 64 wickets off 14 matches, the most by an Indian bowler against England in India

# Harbhajan Singh has taken 29 wickets off 8 matches who is the only bowler to have been included in the squad for the first two Tests against England that starts on Nov 15

# England are touring India after four years, as they played their last Test in India in December 2008 at Mohali

# L Sivaramakrishnan, Vinoo Mankad, Salim Durani and Anil Kumble are the four Indian bowlers to have registered a ten-wicket haul in a match against England in India

# England cricketers except Kevin Pietersen, Alastair Cook, Ian Bell, James Anderson, Monty Panesar, Graeme Swann, Stuart Broad haven't played a Test on Indian soil

# BS Chandrashekhar has recorded 6 ducks against England in India, the most by any in the Test series between the two countries

# India and England have played 51 matches at home, while they have registered only 14 wins against the visitors which includes 26 drawn matches and 11 losses

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Story first published:  Friday, November 9, 2012, 12:04 [IST]
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