Rahul Dravid: All figured out

As Rahul Dravid bows out of international cricket, we take a statistical look at his career.

Updated: March 09, 2012 14:03 IST
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Mumbai: As Rahul Dravid bows out of international cricket, we take a statistical look at his career.

With 13,288 runs from 164 Tests, he is the second highest run-getter in Test cricket. Sachin Tendulkar is ahead of him with 15,470 runs in 188 matches.

In One-Day Internationals, he has aggregated 10,889 runs from 344 games. He is one of the 10 players in the world and one of three Indians to be in the coveted club of 10,000 runs. He reached the mark way back in February 2007, having just played nine matches in 2009 and last year.

With 210 catches in 164 Tests, he holds the world record for the most dismissals by non-wicketkeeper. In fact he remains the only fielder to register a double century of catches - an achievement of staggering dimension indeed.

By strange coincidence, he also accounted for the same number of dismissals in 344 ODIs. The break-up is 196 catches (72 as wicketkeeper and 124 as fielder) and 14 stumpings.

Since his Test debut against England at Lord's in June 1996 till the game vs Sri Lanka at Delhi in December 2005, he appeared in 93 successive matches without missing a single game for India.
It remains the fifth highest in the world and second best for India.

He has been associated in two highest partnerships in one-day internationals. Both are incidentally for the second wicket position and were registered in the same year 1999 - 331 runs with Sachin Tendulkar vs New Zealand at Hyderabad and 318 runs with Sourav Ganguly against Sri Lanka at Taunton during the 1999 World Cup.

Along with Sachin Tendulkar, he has been associated in the most century partnerships in Test cricket. The celebrated duo added 20 hundred stands in 143 innings.

He scored 7690 runs in 94 Test matches away from home. The run-aggregate is the second highest after Tendulkar's all time tally of 8705 in 106 games abroad.

Figure trigger

36: No of Test tons
63: No of half tons
52.31: Test average
270: Highest Test score (vs Pakistan in
344: No of ODIs
39.16: ODI average
12: ODI centuries
83: ODI half centuries

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