India vs West Indies: Day 2 Statistical highlights

The statistical highlights from the second day's play in the second Test between India and West Indies at Kolkata.

Updated: November 15, 2011 17:44 IST
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Kolkata: The statistical highlights from the second day's play in the second Test between India and West Indies at Kolkata.

# India (631/7d) have recorded their highest total against the West Indies at Eden Gardens, obliterating the 565 in December 1987.

# India's highest total at Eden Gardens is 657 for seven wickets declared against Australia in March 2001.

# India have recorded five totals of 600 or more at Eden Gardens - two against Australia and one each against West Indies, Pakistan and South Africa. West Indies is the only visiting team to have recorded 600 at this venue - 614 for five wickets declared in 1958-59.

# India's 631 for seven wickets declared is their second highest total against the West Indies, next only to the 644 for seven wickets declared at Kanpur in February 1979.

# India have recorded eight totals of 500 or more against the West Indies. In case India win, it will be their first instance of a win over the West Indies after reaching 500 or more. All previous seven Tests did produce results.

# VVS Laxman (176 not out) has recorded his 17th Test hundred - his fourth against the West Indies.

# Laxman's aforesaid innings is his highest against the West Indies, bettering the 154 not out at Eden Gardens in 2002-03.

# Laxman has registered four innings of 175 or more in Tests - his first three being all against Australia - 281 at Eden Gardens in 2000-01, 200 not out at Feroz Shah Kotla in 2008-09 and 178 at Sydney in 2003-04.

# Of Laxman's 17 hundreds, eight have been recorded in India and nine overseas.

# Laxman has recorded three centuries in successive innings at Eden Gardens for the first time. In his previous two innings at this venue, he had registered 112 not out against Pakistan in November/December 2007 and 143 not out against South Africa in February 2010.

# Laxman's previous three hundreds against the West Indies were 154 not out at Kolkata in October 2002, 130 at St.John's in May 2002 and 100 at Basseterre in June 2006.

# With five hundreds at Eden Gardens, Laxman has emulated Mohammad Azharuddin's feat of five hundreds at the venue.

# Laxman has established an Indian record for the highest run-aggregate at a single venue - 1217 at an average of 110.63 in ten Tests at Eden Gardens, obliterating Sunil Gavaskar's tally of 1122 (ave.56.10) in eleven Tests at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

# For the record, Sunil Gavaskar is the only Indian batsman to manage 1,000 runs at two venues. Apart from Wankhede Stadium, he had aggregated 1018 (ave.59.88) in 12 Tests at Chepauk, Chennai.

# Laxman's average of 110.63 at Eden Gardens is bettered only by two players at one venue - Don Bradman (128.53 at MCG) and Greg Chappell (111.77 at Brisbane).

# Laxman (Eden Gardens), Azharuddin (Eden Gardens), Tendulkar (Chepauk) and Gavaskar (Wankhede Stadium) are the four Indian batsmen to share a record for the most hundreds (5) at one venue.

# Thanks to Laxman's unbeaten knock, he is averaging 59.00 against the West Indies - 1652 runs in 21 Tests, including four hundreds.

# Yuvraj Singh (25) has recorded his second highest score against the West Indies, next only to the 39 at St.John's in June 2006.

# Yuvraj is averaging 18.88 in six Tests against the West Indies - 170 runs in ten innings.

# The 224-run stand between Laxman and Dhoni is India's highest seventh wicket stand against the West Indies, surpassing the 217 between Laxman and Ajay Ratra at St.John's in 2002.

# Overall, the aforesaid partnership is the fourth 200-run stand for the seventh wicket for India in Tests - the record is held by Laxman and Dhoni, putting on an unbroken 259 against South Africa at Kolkata in 2009-10.

# For the record, Laxman is the only Indian batsman to feature in three stands of 200-plus for the seventh wicket.

# The 224-run invaluable stand is the highest by any pair for the seventh wicket against the West Indies in Tests.

# Devendra Bishoo (45-2-154-1) has produced his worst figures in a Test innings, obliterating the 38-5-149-2 against Pakistan at Basseterre in May 2011.

# Bishoo is the third West Indian bowler to concede 150 runs or more in an innings against India, joining Dave Mohammed (29.5-3-162-3) at St.John's in 2006 and Norbert Phillip (38.2-3-159-3) at Feroz Shah Kotla in January 1979.

# Dhoni (144) has recorded his first hundred against the West Indies - his fifth in Tests.

# Dhoni's aforesaid innings is his second highest in Tests, next only to the 148 against Pakistan at Faisalabad in January 2006.

# Of Dhoni's five Test hundreds, four have been recorded in India.

# Eden Gardens, Kolkata is the only venue where Dhoni has recorded two hundreds - his first at this venue being 132 not out against South Africa in February 2010.

# Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper to register five hundreds in Tests.

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