Virender Sehwag completes ton of Test appearances

Updated: 23 November 2012 11:31 IST

Virender Sehwag became the ninth Indian cricketer to complete a century of Test appearances on Friday. He became the third to do so at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

Virender Sehwag completes ton of Test appearances
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Mumbai:

Opener Virender Sehwag on Friday became the ninth Indian cricketer to complete a century of Test appearances when he took the field here in the second match of the ongoing series against England. One notable thing though is that 99 of his Tests are for India while there was a one-off Test match appearance for World XI against Australia in 2005 where he scored 76 in the first innings. World XI lost that one comfortably by 210 runs.

The 34-year-old amassed 8,448 runs at an average of 50.89 and a staggering strike rate of 82.45 before the Test that started on Friday.

The swashbuckling batsman has 23 hundreds under his belt over the last 12 years, including four double and two triple centuries with a highest of 319 against South Africa at Chennai in March 2008.

Apart from Sehwag, India's 100-Test club includes Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Anil Kumble, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar and Sourav Ganguly.

Topics : Cricket Virender Sehwag Wankhede Sourav Ganguly Sachin Tendulkar England in India 2012 Rahul Dravid
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