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Dravid hits 34th ton, equals Gavaskar's record

Last updated on: July 31, 2011 08:45 IST

Rahul Dravid struck his 34th Test century to draw level with Sunil Gavaskar and become the joint-second highest century maker from India, on the second day of the second Test against England.

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Playing his 155th Test, Dravid achieved the landmark when he swept off-spinner Graeme Swann to the fine leg boundary at Trent Bridge.

Sachin Tendulkar leads the all-time list of Test century makers with 51 tons.

Thanks to his solid knock, Dravid now sits joint-fifth along with West Indian great Brian Lara on the all-time list of most Test century makers.

Rahul DravidDravid, who signalled his arrival on the international scene with a classy 96 at Lord's way back in 1996, had recorded his 33rd ton in the previous Test against England at the same venue last week.

Known as 'The Wall', he also got to the three-figure mark during the Indian team's tour of the West Indies recently.

Coming into this match with 12,453 runs from 154 Tests, at an average of 52.76, Dravid stands second on the all-time list of highest run-getters in this form of the game, behind Tendulkar.

The former India captain's highest Test score is 270, which came against Pakistan in 2004.

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