2nd Test: India v Pakistan, 16-20 Mar 2005 - Day 4

    Rahul Dravid
  • Rahul Dravid's 135 was his 20th test hundred and his 3rd ton against Pakistan.

  • By scoring 110 and 135 in the two innings of the Kolkatta test, Rahul Dravid joined an elite club of batsmen who have scored centuries in both innings of a test match on more than one occasion. He is the second Indian batsman to achieve this feat after Sunil Gavaskar, who scored centuries in both innings of a test match, on as many as three occasions.

  • Dinesh Karthik's 93 is now his highest score in the test cricket arena. His previous highest was the 46 he made against South Africa at the same venue late last year.

  • The 5th wicket partnership of 167 runs between Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman and subseqently between Rahul Dravid and Dinesh Karthik is now India's best 5th wicket stand against Pakistan at the Eden Gardens.

  • Mohammad Sami's 3 for 82 is now his best bowling performance against India. His previous best was 2 for 92.

  • Abdul Razzaq too registered his best bowling figures against India when he took the wickets of Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh and L Balaji.

  • In an interesting development, Rahul Dravid's is now 58.458 - which falls just 0.001 short of Wally Hammond's average of 58.459, which is the best batting average for all batsmen with over 7000 test runs.

  • Interestingly, India's declaration at 407 for 9, was the same as their first innings total in this match.

  • Shahid Afridi, who entertained the crowd with a breezy 59, made his 5th test fifty. Interestingly, this was only the second time in his 16-match test career, that the Pakistan cricketer made a score of 50 or more in away tests. The only other time he scored 50 or more in an away test was when he made 141 against India at Chennai in 1998-99.
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