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A world record for Sehwag

Last updated on: October 02, 2010 18:19 IST

Virender Sehwag, who scored 59 in India's first innings on Day 2 of the first Test against Australia on Saturday, has now scored a fifty in 11 consecutive Tests.

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With this he equalled the world record of scoring at least a fifty in most consecutive Tests.

The dashing Indian opener shares this world record with West Indies' Viv Richards and fellow-teammate Gautam Gambhir.

Fifties in most consecutive Tests

11 Tests* - Virender Sehwag (India) - 2009-2010

11 - Viv Richards (West Indies) - 1976-1977

11 - Gautam Gambhir (India) - 2008-2010

10 - John Edrich (England) - 1969-1971

9 - Everton Weekes (West Indies) - 1948-1950

9 - Alec Stewart (England) - 1996-1997

9 - Matthew Hayden (Australia) - 2001-2002

9 - Jacques Kallis (South Africa) - 2007

9 - Simon Katich (Australia) - 2009-2010

Rajneesh Gupta