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Statistical highlights: India vs SA, 2nd Test, Day 2

February 15, 2010 21:11 IST

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Statistical highlights of the second day's play in the second Test between India and South Africa at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Monday.

# VVS Laxman (7002) is the fifth Indian player to score 7,000 runs or more in Tests. Only Sachin Tendulkar (13447), Rahul Dravid (11395), Sunil Gavaskar (10,122) and Sourav Ganguly (7212) have aggregated more runs than Laxman.

# Virender Sehwag and Tendulkar established an Indian third wicket partnership record (249) against South Africa, beating the 84 between Ganguly and Dravid at Cape town in 1996-97.

# Tendulkar set a world record for being involved in most stands of 200 or more in Tests -- 16, beating 15 such stands of 200-plus by Australia's Ricky Ponting.

# The 249-run partnership is a third wicket record at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata, surpassing the 211 by Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan for Pakistan against India in 2004-05.

# With his world-record tally of 47 centuries, Tendulkar equalled a record for most hundreds (21) at home, equalling the feats of Matthew Hayden and Ricky Ponting.

# Under Mahendra Singh Dhoni's captaincy, Tendulkar has recorded seven hundreds in twelve Tests - 1159 at an average of 72..43, including three fifties.

# Tendulkar has recorded 20 hundreds in the first match innings, 15 in the second, 9 in the third and 3 in the fourth innings of the Test.

# Tendulkar's tally of 31 hundreds in Asia is the highest in Tests.

# Of his 47 centuries, 41 have been registered by Tendulkar at number four.

# Tendulkar is the second player after Sehwag to register five centuries in India-South Africa Tests.

# Tendulkar is the fourth player after Gautam Gambhir (5), Sunil Gavaskar (4) and Rahul Dravid (4) to score four or more centuries in consecutive Tests.

# Tendulkar, Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden now share a record for most Test hundreds (21) at home.

# Tendulkar (106) registered his first hundred against South Africa in Kolkata.

# Tendulkar (6018) is the first Indian and the third overall to aggregate 6,000 runs or more in Tests at home, joining Australia's Ricky Ponting (6790) and West Indian Brian Lara (6217).

# Zaheer Khan's figures of 4/90 are his best against South Africa in India, bettering the 3 for 64 at Kolkata in November 2004.

# Sehwag completed 1,000 runs against South Africa, aggregating 1162 at an average of 58.10, including five centuries and one fifty in 12 Tests. He became the third player to score 1,000 runs for India against South Africa, joining Tendulkar (1415) and Dravid (1132).

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

# Sehwag posted his highest innings at Eden Gardens -- his first century, bettering the 88 against South Africa in 2004-05.

# Of his 19 Test hundreds, Sehwag has recorded four in 13 Tests under Dhoni's captaincy.

# Sehwag registered three centuries at number one position, 15 at second and the remaining one at number six (his hundred on debut against South Africa at Bloemfontein in 2001-02).

# Sehwag's outstanding innings of 165 off 174 balls is his 13th innings of 150-plus, bettering Gavaskar's tally of 12 such knocks and only Tendulkar has posted more innings of 150-plus in Tests (18) for India than Sehwag.

# The 73-run partnership for the first wicket between Sehwag and Gambhir is India's highest against South Africa at Kolkata, surpassing the 68 between Nayan Mongia and Rahul Dravid in 1996-97.

# Paul Harris has delivered 12 wides in India's first innings so far, recording a dubious distinction. He is the first bowler to register the double-digit score of wides bowled in an innings 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.