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Home > Cricket > India in the United Kingdom 2007 > Statistics


Kumble's feats

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:
AgeBatsmanOpponentVenueSeason
36 Y 297 DA Kumble (110*)England [Images]The Oval2007
32 Y 321 DVS Hazare (116)AustraliaAdelaide1947-48
31 Y 322 DRG Nadkarni (122*)EnglandKanpur1963-64
31 Y 241 DM Prabhakar (120)West Indies [Images]Mohali1994-95
30 Y 265 DMH Mankad (116)AustraliaMelbourne1947-48

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
ScoreBatsmanOpponentVenueSeason
116Kapil DevEnglandKanpur1981-82
115*A RatraWest IndiesSt.John's2001-02
110*A KumbleEnglandThe Oval2007
110Kapil DevEnglandThe Oval1990
110DH ShodhanPakistanCalcutta1952-53
109*AB AgarkarEnglandLord's2002
102SMH KirmaniEnglandMumbai1984-85

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



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