India v England, 5th Test, Day 2: England lower-order shines

Liam Dawson (66 not out off 148 balls) has recorded the highest score by England's No. 8 batsman on Test debut, eclipsing 59 by David Bairstow versus India at The Oval in 1979.

Liam Dawson's innings is the highest by England's No. 8 or lower-order batsman on Test debut, bettering the 65 by Darren Gough as number nine batsman versus New Zealand at Manchester in 1994.   -  K. Pichumani

Statistical highlights from day two of the fifth and final Test between India and England here on Saturday.

# Moeen Ali's splendid 146 is his second highest Test score behind the 155 not out versus Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street in May 2016.

# While batting as No. 4 batsman in Tests, Ali is averaging 53.00 — his tally being 212 in four innings, including a hundred and a fifty.

# Moeen, with 337 runs at an average of 42.12 in the present series, has produced his best performance in a Test series, eclipsing the 316 (ave.63.20) in four Tests versus Pakistan in 2016.

# Adil Rashid (60) has posted his highest score versus India — his second fifty in Tests. His highest score remains the 61 versus Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) in October 2015.

# Liam Dawson (66 not out off 148 balls) has recorded the highest score by England's No. 8 batsman on Test debut, eclipsing 59 by David Bairstow versus India at The Oval in 1979.

# In all, eight England batsmen have registered 50-plus on Test debut while batting at No. 8 position.

# Dawson's innings is the highest by England's No. 8 or lower-order batsman on Test debut, bettering the 65 by Darren Gough as number nine batsman versus New Zealand at Manchester in 1994.

# Australia's Gavin Robertson was the last No. 8 or lower-order batsman to record a fifty on Test debut in India — 57 at Chennai in March 1998.

# Dawson and Rashid have provided the sixth occasion of No. 8 and 9 batsmen recording fifty-plus in the same Test innings for England.

# The above occasion is England's second vs India — the first was Walter Robins (76) and Hedley Verity (66 not out) at Manchester in 1936.

# Rashid and Dawson put on 108 for the eighth wicket — England's third highest stand for this wicket-position versus India in Tests — the highest being 168 between Ray Illingworth and Peter Lever at Manchester in 1971.

# The partnership is the second highest for the eighth-wicket at Chepauk — the highest being 112 between Imran Khan and Wasim Akram for Pakistan in Chennai in February 1987. The highest eighth-wicket partnership by a visiting pair in India is 124 between Keith Boyce and Sir Viv Richards at Delhi in December 1974.

# The average eighth wicket partnership in the present series is 48.76 — the second highest for any wicket in the 2016-17 series, now in progress, next only to the 61.00 for the third wicket.

# Ravichandran Ashwin has captured Ben Stokes' wicket five times in five Tests, all in current rubber. This tally is the most times a bowler has taken his wicket.