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Rajneesh Gupta | August 11, 2007
At 36 years and 297 days Anil Kumble has become the oldest Indian to score a maiden Test century. The previous record was held by Vijay Hazare.
The following table lists the oldest Indians at the time of scoring a maiden Test century:
Kumble is the sixth Indian (on seventh occasion) to score a Test century while batting at number eight.
Kapil Dev [Images] has done so twice. Kumble's score is now the third highest by an Indian at this position.
Interestingly, out of seven centuries scored by Indians at number 8, five have come against England!
Highest scores by Indians at number 8
Kumble now also holds the record for having the most wickets taken by a Test centurion beating Kapil's record.
Also read: India set records at the Oval