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Eng vs Ind, 3rd test, Facts & Figures: Murali Vijay averages 99 at Trent Bridge – Read more

Trent Bridge will host the 3rd test match between England and India. India are currently 2-0 down in the series and Virat Kohli’s men have to deliver. England, on the other hand, have been nothing but ruthless.

English all-rounder Ben Stokes is back for the 3rd test after he was found not guilty of affray.

Here are some fun facts about some Trent Bridge cricket ground records which will raise your eyebrows –

#1 Stuart Broad has a better batting average than Alistair Cook at Trent Bridge.

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Cook has scored 351 runs in 17 innings at an average of 21.93. Broad has scored 389 in 12 innings at Trent Bridge- 5 innings less than Cook.

#2 The last time England played a test match at Trent Bridge, they lost the match by 340 runs.

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The demolishers were South Africa. The Proteas won the match by 340 runs and levelled the series 1-1. Staggering.

#3 Trent Bridge is a hunting ground for one of England’s fast bowlers. Guess his name?¬†Jimmy Anderson. Who else? Who else would it be?

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James Anderson has taken 60 wickets at an average of 18.95.

#4 Murali Vijay averages 99 at Trent Bridge. Bradman-esuqe.

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He played a beautiful knock of 146 runs at Trent Bridge in 2014 test series. It was his maiden test hundred overseas. He carried his form into 2nd innings of the match and made 52 runs.

#5 Away sides have a win percentage of 27.42% at Trent Bridge. Just 7% less than England.

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Gourav Pilania is the Head of Content at ThinkQuant. He is also a guest writer for India Today and can be followed on twitter @pilania_gourav.

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