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Statistical highlights, Day 1

November 21, 2004 16:26 IST

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·        Zander de Bruyn and Thami Tsolekile were making their Test debut for South Africa. A total of 294 players have now appeared for South Africa in Test cricket.

·        Sachin Tendulkar was playing his 50th Test at home. He became fourth Indian to do so after Sunil Gavaskar (65), Kapil Dev (65) and Dilip Vengsarkar (54).

·        Sourav Ganguly was opening the bowling for India in the first innings of a Test for the sixth time in his career. The last such occasion for him was against England at Bangalore in 2001-02

·        Andrew Hall (78*), opening the batting for the first time in Test cricket, scored his third fifty.

·        Jacques Kallis,on 33, completed his 6,000 runs in Test cricket in his 81st Test and 134th innings. He became second South African after Gary Kirsten and 38th batsman in the world to do so.

·        The dismissal of Jacobus Rudolph was the 50th time Anil Kumble got rid of a batsman without letting him open his account. He became only second Indian after Kapil Dev to do so.

The details:

Bowler

Ducks

Wkts

Tests

Kapil Dev

68

434

131

A Kumble

50

428

89

J Srinath

41

236

67

BS Bedi

29

266

67

BS Chandrasekhar

29

242

58

Harbhajan Singh

29

172

40

·        Interestingly Kumble is only the third spinner (after Muralitharan and Warne) out of the 16 bowlers who have inflicted 50 or more ducks in Test cricket.

Rajneesh Gupta