5 — The number of wins registered by India in bilateral series’ against England. India’s four earlier triumphs have been by 2-1 margins at home in 1981-82, 1-1 (on better scoring rate) in the away rubber in 1986, 2-0 abroad in 1990 and 5-1 in a home encounter in 2005-06.
6 — The number of Indian players who have the distinction of scoring 6000 ODI runs. Virender Sehwag became the latest player to accomplish this feat during the course of yet another swashbuckling fifty. He follows in the footsteps of Sachin Tendulkar (16372 runs), Sourav Ganguly (11363), Rahul Dravid (10585), Mohammad Azharuddin (9378), and Yuvraj Singh (6460).
16 — The number of times Virender Sehwag has bagged the Man of the Match awards in 195 ODIs. Three of these awards have been registered against England: after scoring 82 at Kanpur in January 2002, 126 at Colombo in September 2002 and now 69 at Bangalore.
273 — The number of days after which Sachin Tendulkar has made his reappearance in the limited overs cricket. He was dismissed for just 11 runs, which was in complete contrast to his last three innings which have been in excess of fifty: 63 v Sri Lanka, 117* and 91 v Australia during the triangular series Down Under early this year.
319 — The number of runs made till date by Yuvraj Singh, who became the first player to cross the 300-mark in the current series. This is the third time in his career that he has accomplished this feat, having earlier done so in Pakistan (344 runs) in 2005-06 and in Australia (314) in 2003-04. Further, having already plundered dozen sixes in the first four games, he needs six more sixes to equal Matthew Hayden’s record of most sixes in a series. Hayden smashed 18 sixes in 11 games during the last World Cup in the Caribbean.