India vs West Indies Stats: MS Dhoni equals Ganguly's record of captaining in Tests

Mahendra Singh Dhoni drew level with Sourav Ganguly's record of leading India in 49 Tests.

Updated: November 14, 2013 18:53 IST
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India vs West Indies, 1st Test - first day's highlights:

# Sachin Tendulkar, with his 200th Test appearance, has created cricket history.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni has equalled Sourav Ganguly's Indian record of leading India in 49 Tests.

# Shivnarine Chanderpaul is the first West Indian to have appeared in 150 Tests for the West Indies.

# In his last twelve innings, Chris Gayle's only innings of fifty or more in Tests is 101 vs Zimbabwe at Roseau in March this year.

# Gayle has scored 3, 0, 0, 18, 33 & 11 in his last six innings vs India in Tests. He is averaging 30.56 vs India as against his overall Test average of 42.06. His highest against India is 88 off 228 balls in the 2002-03 Kolkata Test.

# Gayle's strike rate against India is 46.74 as against his overall strike rate of 59.87 in Tests.

# Since posting a career-best 333 vs Sri Lanka at Galle in November 2010, Gayle has registered two hundreds and a fifty in seventeen Test innings.

# Pragyan Ojha's third five-wicket haul vs West Indies is his sixth in Tests.

# Ojha's figures of 5 for 40 are his third best in Tests, next only to the 6 for 47 at Mumbai and 6 for 72 at Delhi - both vs West Indies in November 2011.

# Ojha, with his three five-wicket hauls at Wankhede Stadium, has established an Indian record - twice vs West Indies and once vs England - once each in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

# Apart from Ojha, Ian Botham is the only other bowler to have produced three five-wicket hauls in Tests.

# Ojha has captured 17 wickets at 21.88 runs apiece in three Tests at Wankhede Stadium - the most taken by him at any venue.

# Darren Bravo has been dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin four times in five Tests - the most times a bowler has dismissed him in Tests.

# Bravo's Test performance in the calendar year 2013 has been his worst - his tally being 101 runs in six innings at an average of 20.20.

# Kieran Powell (48) has registered his highest Test score in eight innings.

# Powell is averaging 25.00 in nine innings vs India - his aggregate being 225 in five Tests with just one fifty - 81 at Wankhede Stadium in November 2011.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the first Indian wicketkeeper and the seventh overall to effect 250 dismissals or more in Tests, joining Mark Boucher (555), Adam Gilchrist (416), Ian Healy (395), Rodney Marsh (355), Jeff Dujon (270), Alan Knott (269). Dhoni's tally is 251 (215 catches + 36 dismissals) in 146 innings (79 Tests).

# Shikhar Dhawan (33) has posted his highest score vs West Indies, eclipsing the 23 in the Kolkata Test.

# Dhawan is averaging 81.00 in Tests - his aggregate being 243 in three innings, including 187 vs Australia at Mohali this year on Test debut.

# Murali Vijay, with 499 runs at an average of 55.44 in six Tests, is the leading run-getter for India in Tests in 2013. His tally includes two hundreds and a fifty.

# Ashwin is the 19th bowler to complete 100 wickets for India in Tests - his average being 27.68. His feat of achieving the 100-wicket mark in 18 Tests is an Indian record, surpassing Erapalli Prassana's feat of accomplishing the feat in 20 Tests. George Lohmann (England) holds a Test record, taking just 16 Tests followed by 17 each taken by Australia's MS DhoniCharlie Turner & Clarrie Grimmet and England's Sydney Barnes.

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