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A prolific debut at No. 8, and Anderson levels with Trueman

1 - The number of draws at Trent Bridge in the last 11 Tests here. The last time a Test was drawn here was also when India played, in 2002.

46.34 - The average runs per wicket in the Test, which is only the third time the average has gone past 40 in 17 Tests here since 1996. All three of those matches have involved India: the average was 49.92 in 2002, and 46.28 in 1996. In the ten Tests between 2003 and 2013 - each of which ended in a decisive result - the average runs per wicket here was 28.95.

325 - The number of runs scored by Nos. 9 to 11 in the match, which is the second-highest in Test history. The only instance of more runs was at The Oval in 1966, in a Test between West Indies and England, when 329 runs were scored by the last three batsmen. England's last three contributed 234 of those, with John Murray scoring 112, Ken Higgs 63, and John Snow 59.

1 - The number of times, in the last two years, that a Test has been drawn with only three innings being played, and with no interruption from the weather. That happened in Nagpur in 2012, between the same two teams: Twenty-three wickets fell in that Test, with England batting 145.5 and 154 overs in their two innings, and India batting 143 in theirs.

78 - Stuart Binny's score in the second innings, the second-highest by any Indian batting at No. 8 or lower on debut. Only Deepak Shodhan, who made 110 in his first Test, against Pakistan in Kolkata in 1952, has scored more.

2 - The number of fifties for Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the Test, making him only the second player - after Peter Siddle - to score fifties in each innings when batting at No. 9 or lower in a Test. Siddle scored 51 and 50 against India in Delhi in 2013.

4 - The number of Indian players who've made two 50-plus scores and taken a five-for in a Test, like Bhuvneshwar did at Trent Bridge. The other Indians who did so before him also achieved it in overseas Tests: Rusi Surti (in 1967 in Adelaide), Polly Umrigar (in 1962 at Port of Spain), and Vinoo Mankad (at Lord's in 1952). Overall, this feat has been achieved 14 times in Tests.

229 - The number of Test wickets for James Anderson in England, which equals Fred Trueman's record. Trueman took his wickets in 47 Tests, at an average of 20.04, while Anderson has played 54, and averages 27.30 in England.

4 - The number of Man-of-the-Match awards for Anderson at Trent Bridge, out of the six he has won in his entire Test career. He was also MoM here last year, with match figures of 10 for 158 against Australia. The next best at Trent Bridge is Graham Thorpe, with two at this venue.

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