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Saturday, 16 November 2013

SRT 200th Test Stats Highlights: India vs West Indies – 2nd Test, Day 2

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# Having started his career against Pakistan at Karachi on November 15, 1989, Sachin Tendulkar has commenced the 25th year in Test cricket.

# Sachin would be ending his Test career after the present Test as the batsman to have the fifth longest career.  (Also ReadSTR 200th Test Match Report: India vs West Indies – 2nd Test, Day 2)

# Sachin's Test career after his dismissal on 74 reads - 15,921 runs (ave.53.78), incluing 51 centuries and 68 fifties in 329 innings (200 Tests).

# Sachin's run-aggregate of 7216 (ave.52.67), including 22 hundreds and 32 fifties, in 153 innings is the second highest by any batsman at home, next only to Ricky Ponting's tally of 7578 (56.97) in 154 innings, including 23 hundreds and 38 fifties.

# Thanks to his tenth fifty vs West Indies, Sachin has averaged 54.33 while managing 1630 runs in 32 innings (21 Tests) against them. His tally includes three centuries.

# Sachin's tally of 921 runs at an average of 48.47 in eleven Tests at Wankhede Stadium, including a hundred and eight fifties, is his second highest at a single venue, next only to the 970 (ave.88.18) at Chepauk, Chennai in sixteen innings (ten Tests).

# Sachin's tally of nine fifty-plus innings (a hundred + eight fifties) at Wankhede Stadium is the most by him at a single venue, eclipsing the eight (2 hundreds and six fifties) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.

# Cheteshwar Pujara's first century (113 off 167 balls) vs West Indies is his fifth in Tests. He enjoys an outstanding Test record at home, aggregating 1279 in 21 innings (13 Tests) at an average of 75.23, including five hundreds and three fifties.

# Pujara's 146-ball hundred is his quickest in Tests, obliterating the 169-ball century vs New Zealand at Uppal in August 2012.

# Pujara became the first Indian batsman to manage 500 runs in Tests this year - his tally being 549 (ave.78.42) in six Tests, including two hundreds and two fifties. He is also the first Indian player to hit five centuries in first 24 Test innings.

# Pujara and Tendulkar were involved in a stand of 144 - India's first century stand for the third wicket vs West Indies at Wankhede Stadium, eclipsing the 86 between Tendulkar and Dravid in November 2011.

# The aforesaid partnership is the third highest for India for the third wicket in Tests at Wankhede Stadium - the highest being 194 between Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli vs England in February 1993.

# Tendulkar has shared in 86 century stands, overtaking Ricky Ponting's tally of 85 century partnerships. Only Rahul Dravid (88) has more century stands to his credit in Test Cricket than Tendulkar.

# Virat Kohli's strike rate of 73.07 (57 off 78 balls) is his highest in an innings of fifty-plus in Tests, outstripping the 62.19 during his innings of 51 not out off 82 balls vs New Zealand at Bangalore in 2012.

# Kohli's seventh fifty in Tests is his third vs West Indies.

# Kohli is averaging fifty-plus in Tests at home - 859 runs in 13 Tests (20 innings), including three centuries and six fifties. He is averaging 28.92 away from home - 376 in 13 innings (seven Tests), including a hundred and a fifty.

# Ravichandran Ashwin is the first all-rounder to complete 100 wickets (102 at 27.25) apart from managing 750 runs after 18 Tests - his runs tally being - 770 at an average of 40.52, including two centuries.

# Shane Shillingford has captured five wickets or more in an innings in his last five innings - three times vs Zimbabwe followed by once each at Eden Gardens and Wankhede Stadium. Only Australia's Charlie Turner has taken more five-wicket hauls (six) in succession in Tests - all against England in 1888. England's Tom Richardson and Sir Alec Bedser have also accomplished the feat of capturing five wickets in an innings five times in succession.

# Shillingford (43-6-179-5) has earned a dubious distinction by conceding the most number of runs for the West Indies vs India in a Test innings, obliterating his tally of 55-9-167-6 at Eden Gardens in the first Test of the present series.

# Shillingford is the only West Indian bowler to concede 175 runs or more in an innings twice in Tests. His figures vs South Africa at Basseterre in June 2010 were 52-4-193-3.

# Shillingford is the second West Indian spinner to take five wickets in an innings at Wankhede Stadium - the first being Lance Gibbs - 7 for 98 in January 1975.

# Darren Sammy is the first West Indian and the seventh fielder to take five catches in an innings. He has joined Graeme Smith, Yajurvindra Singh, Mohammad Azharuddin, Kris Srikkanth, Vic Richardson and Stephen Fleming.

# Mohammed Shami and Rohit Sharma were involved in a 80-run stand - an Indian partnership record for the tenth wicket vs West Indies, eclipsing the 64 between Venkatapathy Raju and Javagal Srinath at Mohali in December 1994.

# The aforesaid partnership is India's fifth highest for the tenth wicket in Tests - the highest being 130 between Sachin and Zaheer Khan vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in December 2004.

# The 80-run partnership is the highest for the tenth wicket at Wankhede Stadium, eclipsing the 68 between Phill Tufnell and Graeme Hick for England against India in February 1993.

# Rohit became the second Indian batsman after Sourav Ganguly and the fifth overall to record two hundreds in the first two innings. Apart from the two Indians, Lawrence Rowe, Alvin Kallicharran and Yasir Hameed have scored two hundreds in the first two innings. Sourav Ganguly had registered his hundreds against England in 1996 - 131 at Lord's and 136 at Trent Bridge. Rohit Sharma has posted 177 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata and 111 not out at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - both against the West Indies.

# Ashwin's tally of 39 wickets at 18.92 runs apiece in just six Tests this year is his career-best in a calendar year.

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