India Vs England 1946 Test Series: Statistics and Records

Bedser had a memorable debut, while Hardstaff Jnr. scored a rare double century.

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    Bedser took 11 wickets on debut.
    Vijay Merchant scored century.
    Hardstaff scored his first double century in Tests.

Series Record

    Captains: Wally Hammond (Eng), Nawab of Pataudi snr* (Ind)
    Wicketkeepers: P Gibb (Eng), Hindlekar (Ind)
    Best Batsman: Vijay Merchant (245), Hardstaff Jnr. (210)
    Best Bowler: Bedser (24), Lala Amarnath (13)
    Highest Team Score: 428 (Eng), 331 (Ind)
    Lowest Team Score: 170 (Ind), 294 (Eng)
    Centuries: 2 (1 each)
    Half-centuries: 11 (Eng 6, Ind 5)
    5wkts in inning: 6 (3 each)
    10wkts in inning: 2 (Bedser for Eng)

Team Records:

    Eng Scores: 428 and 48/0, 294 and 153/5d, 95/3
    Ind Score: 200 and 275, 170 and 152/9, 331

Batting Records

    Highest Centuries: 1 each by Hardstaff Jnr. and Vijay Merchant
    Highest Ind. Scores: 205 by Harstaff, 128 by Vijay Merchant

Biggest (100-plus) Partnerships

    182 5th Hardstoff and Gibb (Eng)
    124 1st Merchant and Mushtaq Ali (Ind)

Bowling Records
Best Bowling in an Inning

    7/49 Bedser (4/96)
    5/118 Amarnath
    5/24 R Pollard
    7/54 Bedser (4/41)
    5/96 Amarnath
    5/101 M Mankad

Best Bowling in a Test

    11/145 Bedser
    11/95 Bedser

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