Highlights: Kolkata Test, Day 2

Updated: 15 February 2010 11:13 IST

Here are the statistical highlights of the second day's play between India and South Africa in the second Test in Kolkata.

Highlights: Kolkata Test, Day 2

Kolkata:

Here are the statistical highlights of the second day's play between India and South Africa in the second Test in Kolkata.

  • Tendulkar, with his 47th hundred has extended his world record for most Test centuries. The other milestones/landmarks established by him are:

    - Set a world record for sharing the most double hundreds (16) in Tests.

    - the only one to make four hundreds this year.

    - Has posted four hundreds in successive Tests - the fourth batsman to register the feat for India, joining Gautam Gambhir (5), Sunil Gavaskar (4) and Rahul Dravid (4)

    - his runs' tally of 477 (ave.95.40) in four Tests this year is the highest for India in 2010.

    - Equalled a world record for most Test hundreds (21) at home, joining Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden.

    - Played ten tests at Eden Gardens, the most by him at any venue.

    - First Indian to complete 6,000 runs in India and the third overall, next only to Ponting (6790) and Lara (6217).

    - Shares an Indian record with Virender Sehwag for most Test hundreds (5) against South Africa.

  • Sehwag (1162) became the third Indian batsman after Tendulkar (1415) and Dravid (1132) to make 1,000 runs against South Africa.

  • Sehwag's runs' tally of 290 is bettered only by Hashim Amla (367) in the 2009-10 series.

  • Sehwag's 19th hundred is his eleventh in India - 18 in the first innings and just one in the second.

  • Sehwag has posted four hundreds - two against Sri Lanka - 131 (at Kanpur) and 293 (at Mumbai) and two against South Africa - 109 (at Nagpur) and 165 (at Kolkata) - in his last nine innings.

  • Sehwag (165 off 174 balls) has now recorded 13 knocks of 150-plus, bettering Sunil Gavaskar's tally of 12 such knocks. Only Sachin Tendulkar has registered more innings of 150-plus in Tests (18) than Sehwag for India.

  • The 73-run first wicket partnership is India's best against South Africa at Kolkata.

  • Sehwag and Tendulkar have set a third wicket partnership record (249) for India against South Africa. The said partnership is a third wicket at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, outstripping the 211 by Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan for Pakistan against India in 2005-06.

  • Paul Harris has delivered 12 wides in India's first innings of - a dubious distinction in Tests, surpassing Pakistan's Kabir Khan's tally of 9 wides in South Africa's second innings of 259 at Johannesburg in 1994-95.



  • Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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