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Net loss: Cook and Strauss have put on an average of 13.75 for the first wicket this series

After storming to victory at Trent Bridge, England can wrap up their Test series against India at Edgbaston over the next five days.

But how good is the home side's record in Birmingham? How effective is England's opening partnership in this series? How do Ravi Bopara's statistics stack up to Virender Sehwag's?

Sky Sports' Benedict Bermange is back to bring you the answers to these questions and much more as Andrew Strauss' men pursue the World No 1 spot in Test cricket...

England won at Nottingham by 319 runs despite conceding a first-innings lead. This was the largest margin of victory by a team trailing on first innings:

MarginTeam 1Beat Team 2VenueYear
319 runsEng (221 & 544)India (288 & 158)Nottingham2011
289 runsEng (280 & 436)Australia (302 & 125)The Oval1926
245 runsAus (285 & 506)England (363 & 183)Adelaide1907-08

In contrast to Nottingham, England's record at Edgbaston is their best of all their regularly-used home venues:

VenueMatWonLostDrawW/L
Birmingham45238142.87
The Oval933819362.00
Manchester732514341.78
Lord's1214727471.74
Leeds693022171.36
Nottingham561916211.19

India welcome back their most prolific opening partnership:

Bat 1Bat 2InnsUnbRunsBestAvge10050
V SehwagG Gambhir6333,55123359.181019
SM GavaskarCPS Chauhan5933,01021353.751010
SM GavaskarAD Gaekwad4911,72217635.8749

England's opening partnerships this series have been 19, 23, 7 and 6 for total of 55 runs at an average of 13.75.

Andrew Strauss has not passed fifty in eight Test innings this summer and has one century in his last 22 Tests. Alastair Cook averages 5.00 with a highest score of 12 in the series so far.

Matt Prior and MS Dhoni have both played six Tests in 2011, but with very different results with the bat:

NameMInnsNoRunsHSAvgeSR10050
Matt Prior68149612670.8591.5132
MS Dhoni61001467414.6042.5601

Ravi Bopara is the epitome of the "streaky" batsman.

The Essex all-rounder averaged 8.40 in his first three Tests and 15.00 in his most recent four Tests, but in the three inbetween he averaged an impressive 118.33.

Virender Sehwag's batting average is appreciably better in Asia than outside:

ContinentMInnsNoRunsHSAvg BatSR10050
Asia579655,60331961.5784.281721
Outside Asia305412,09119539.4576.1456

Tim Bresnan has won his first eight Tests. Here are the best starts to Test careers in terms of most wins from the start:

PlayerTeamYearsMatches
Adam GilchristAus1999-200115
Stuart ClarkAus2006-200813
Brett LeeAus1999-200110
Thilan SamaraweeraSL2001-200210