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Most runs scored by India in a day

By Rajneesh Gupta
Last updated on: November 24, 2009 20:09 IST
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India's openers Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag hit sparkling centuries as India amassed 417-2 to take a firm grip against Sri Lanka after the first day of the second Test in Kanpur on Tuesday.

Gambhir top-scored with 167 -- his fourth straight Test hundred -- after Sehwag hit an aggressive 131, the pair involved in a 233-run stand for the opening wicket.

Gambhir and Sehwag provided only the sixth instance of both Indian openers scoring a hundred in the same innings.

India closed on their highest total from a day's play, surpassing their previous best of 386 for 1 against South Africa at Chennai in 2007-08.

At stumps, Rahul Dravid was unbeaten on 85 with Sachin Tendulkar, on 20.

Runs-wkts

Day

Opp

Venue

 Season

417-2

1st

SL

Kanpur

 2009-10

386-1

 3rd

SA

Chennai

 2007-08

385-6

 1st

SL

Ahmedabad

 2009-10

378-13

 2nd

Eng

The Oval

 1936#

375-9

 1st

NZ

Wellington

 2008-09

372-7

 1st

SA

Bloemfontein

 2001-02

# involved 2 innings

Both openers scoring hundreds in same innings

V Merchant (114) Mushtaq Ali (112) v Eng Manchester 1936
V Mankad (231) Pankaj Roy (173) v NZ Madras 1955-56
S Gavaskar (172) K Srikkanth (116) v Aus Sydney 1985-86
V Sehwag (254) R Dravid (128*) v Pak Lahore 2005-06
D Karthik (129) W Jaffer (138*) v Ban Mirpur 2007
G Gambhir (167) V Sehwag (131) v SL Kanpur 2009-10
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