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India in Pakistan, 1st Test, Lahore  [ Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 4 ]

Day 4

  • The 403-run undefeated partnership between Sehwag and Rahul Dravid has sent quite a few records crashing. They are listed below:

    1. Highest opening partnership in Pakistan. The previous best was 298 between Aamer Sohail and Ijaz Ahmed versus West Indies at Karachi, in 1997-98.

    2. Highest opening partnership for India against Pakistan, beating the earlier record of 200 between Sunil Gavaskar and Krishnamachari Srikkanth at Chennai in 1986-87.

    3. Highest opening stand against Pakistan, beating the previous best of 368 between Graeme Smith and Herschelle Gibbs in 2002-03.

    The two are also 11 runs away from breaking the all-time record for opening partnerships, set by Pankaj Roy and Vinoo Mankad against New Zealand at Madras in 1955-56.

  • Sehwag's 182-ball double-century is the second-fastest in terms of balls faced. Click here for the full list of fastest centuries.

  • Sehwag has broken the Indian record for the most runs scored off boundaries in an innings. Sehwag has 46 fours and a six in his 247, constituting nearly 75% of his runs. VVS Laxman held the previous record, hitting 44 fours during his innings of 281 at Kolkata.For the full list of most runs in boundaries in an innings click here.

  • Sehwag has scored the fastest hundred by an Indian opener against all countries. Sehwag got to his century off 93 balls, beating the previous record by a whisker - Sunil Gavaskar's ton off 94 balls against West Indies at New Delhi in 1983-84.

    Day 2

  • In one manic over against Harbhajan Singh - which read something like this: 6,6,6,6,2,1 - Shahid Afridi bludgeoned himself and the hapless bowler into the record books. Afridi's rampage fell just one run short of Brian Lara's record of most runs in an over in Test history.

  • Kamran Akmal's century off 81 balls is the world record for the fastest century by a wicketkeeper in Tests. Adam Gilchrist held the record previously for his two hundreds off 84 balls each, against India at Mumbai and Zimbabwe at Perth.

  • Shahid Afridi's century off 78 balls is the joint seventh-fastest century in Tests. Incidentally, Afridi scored a century off the same number of balls last year against West Indies at Bridgetown. For the record, Akmal's century is 12th on the list of fastest hundreds.

  • The third-wicket partnership of 319 runs between Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan is the highest for any wicket at Lahore. This betters the previous Test record of 281 (for the fifth wicket) between Asif Iqbal and Javed Miandad against New Zealand in 1976-77. It is also the third-highest partnership for the third wicket against India by all teams.

  • Younis Khan got the unfortunate tag of being the first batsman to be run-out for 199 in Tests. The table below lists the other batsmen who have been dismissed for 199.

    Batsmen dismissed for 199
    Batsman Dismissal Opposition Venue / Year
    Mudassar Nazar caught India Faisalabad / 1984
    Mohammad Azharuddin lbw Sri Lanka Kanpur / 1986
    Matthew Elliott bowled England Leeds / 1997
    Sanath Jayasuriya bowled India Colombo (SSC) / 1997
    Steve Waugh lbw West Indies Bridgetown / 1999

    Day 1

  • Pakistan's total of 326 for 2 on the first day is the third-highest team total on the opening day for all Tests at Lahore. The table below lists the top three:

    Highest team scores on Day 1 at Lahore
    Total By Against Year
    355 Pakistan New Zealand 2001/02
    349 Pakistan New Zealand 1976/77
    326 Pakistan India 2005/06



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