Dravid had also performed the similar feat against New Zealand at Hamilton in 1998-99. Overall, it was the sixth such instance for India.
Indian batsmen making century in each innings of a Test
It was the second instance for India and seventh overall when a batsman scored centuries in each innings of a Test against Pakistan.
Century in each innings of a Test against Pakistan
|153||115||RB Simpson||Aus||Karachi (Nat.)||1964-65|
|111||137||SM Gavaskar||Ind||Karachi (Nat.)||1978-79|
|150*||153||AR Border||Aus||Lahore (Gad.)||1979-80|
|138*||103*||PA de Silva||SL||Colombo (SSC)||1996-97|
On a curious note, out of the 17previous Tests in which Dravid has scored a century, India have lost only one Test. Seven of Dravid's centuries were for the winning cause, while ten centuries (in nine Tests) came in drawn affairs.
Onemore interesting point. Dravid has now aggregated 7658 runs in his Test career. His tally is the highest for any Indian batsman after exactly 88 Tests. The previous record was of 7585 runs held by Sunil Gavaskar.
Infact, in all Tests, only one batsman -- West Indies' Gary Sobers -- has aggregated more runs than Dravid after exactly 88Tests.
Highest run-aggregate after 88 Tests