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Numbers to Note: 1st Test, Day 5

December 15, 2008 23:10 IST

387  -   India's 387 for four is the fourth highest successful chase in Test history - highest ever on Indian soil. Prior to today's match no side had ever won a match on Indian soil while chasing a fourth innings target of 300 or more.

163  -   The 163-run unbroken partnership between Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh is the best ever partnership for the fifth wicket in the fourth innings of a match for a winning side. The pair obliterated the 157-run stand between Martin Crowe and Jeremy Coney for New Zealand against Pakistan at Dunedin in 1984-85

50  -   Number of Tests won by India in which Tendulkar features - first Indian to accomplish this feat.

11  -  The match provided the eleventh instance of a side losing a match after declaring in the third innings. This is the first such instance in the sub-continent.

8   -   Andrew Strauss became the eighth batsman to end on the losing side despite scoring centuries in both innings. He also became the first batsman to experience this against India.

7  -   Number of Man of the Match awards won by Sehwag - he has won three in 2008 only.

5   -   Tendulkar completed 1,000 runs in Test matches in 2008 when he scored his 56th run. This was the fifth time Tendulkar reached the landmark of 1,000 runs in a calendar year. He had made 1,000 in 1997, 1088 in 1999, 1003 in 2001 and 1392 in 2002.

4   -   M S Dhoni has now won his first four Tests as captain - first Indian to do so.