Rahul Dravid [ Images ] struck his 35th Test century to surpass Sunil Gavaskar [ Images ] and become the second highest century maker from India [ Images ] on the fourth day of the final Test against England [ Images ].
Playing his 157th Test, Dravid achieved the landmark when he played a late-cut off pacer Tim Bresnan [ Images ] in the 54th over at Kennington Oval.
Sachin Tendulkar [ Images ] leads the all-time list of Test century makers with 51 tons.
Thanks to his solid knock, Dravid now sits at the fourth place on the all-time list of most Test century makers in the history of cricket.
Dravid, who signalled his arrival on the international scene with a classy 96 at Lord's way back in 1996, had recorded his 34th ton in the second Test against England at the Trent Bridge. He has scored three centuries in a series for the first time since 2002.
Known as 'The Wall', he also got to the three-figure mark during the Indian team's tour of the West Indies [ Images ] recently.
Coming into this match with 12,616 runs from 156 Tests, at an average of 52.56, 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.