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Gambhir on course for unique record

By Rajneesh Gupta
Last updated on: January 20, 2010 20:57 IST
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Gautam Gambhir scored the ninth century of his Test career on Wednesday, Day 4 of the first Test against Bangladesh.

It was also his fifth in consecutive matches. He thus became only the fourth batsman in Test annals to score centuries in five consecutive matches, behind Don Bradman, and along with Jacques Kallis and Mohammad Yousuf.

When he goes out to bat again in second Test at Mirpur, he will have a great chance of equalling Bradman's world record.

Batsmen scoring centuries in most consecutive Tests

Six

 

 

 

 

DG Bradman (Aus)

270

v England

Melbourne

1936-37

 

212

v England

Adelaide

1936-37

 

169

v England

Melbourne

1936-37

 

144*

v England

Nottingham

1938

 

102*

v England

Lord's

1938

 

103

v England

Leeds

1938

Five

 

 

 

 

JH Kallis (SA)

158

v West Indies

Johannesburg

2003-04

 

177

v West Indies

Durban

2003-04

 

130*

v West Indies

Cape Town

2003-04

 

130*

v West Indies

Centurion

2003-04

 

150*

v New Zealand

Hamilton

2003-04

Mohammad Yousuf

192

v England

Leeds

2006

 

128

v England

The Oval

2006

 

192

v West Indies

Lahore

2006-07

 

191

v West Indies

Multan

2006-07

 

102 & 124

v West Indies

Karachi

2006-07

Gautam Gambhir

137

v New Zealand

Napier

2008-09

 

167

v New Zealand

Wellington

2008-09

 

114

v Sri Lanka

Ahmedabad

2009-10

 

167

v Sri Lanka

Kanpur

2009-10

 

116

v Bangladesh

Chittagong

2009-10

Note: Bradman was unable to bat in his next Test due to injury, but scored 187 and 234 in his following two matches against England in 1946-47.

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