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Stats: Ojha emulates Botham's feat at the Wankhede

November 14, 2013 22:25 IST

Stats: Ojha emulates Botham's feat at the Wankhede

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The opening day in the second Test between India and the West Indies at the Wankhede stadium was all about tourists' brittle batting, Pragyan Ojha's five for 40 and Sachin Tendulkar's unbeaten 38, which raises hope for a record 52nd Test hundred from the batting icon in his farewell 200th Test.

The days also witnessed several milestones, including Ravichandran Ashwin completing 100 wickets in 18 Tests.

Check out the statistical highlights.

Both Sourav Ganguly and Mahendra Singh Dhoni now share an Indian record of captaining India in 49 Tests.

# Sachin Tendulkar has become the first player to play 200 Tests. He needs 115 runs more in the present Test to become the first batsman to complete 16000 runs - his tally being 15885 at an average of 53.84.

# Shivnarine Chanderpaul became the first West Indian to play 150 Tests.

# Despite failing to score a fifty in his last six innings vs India, Chanderpaul is averaging 64.54 against them - his aggregate being 2130 runs in 25 Tests.


Image: MS Dhoni
Photographs: BCCI

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'Ojha's excellent record at Wankhede'

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Pragyan Ojha's excellent figures of 5 for 40 are his third five-wicket haul against the West Indies - his sixth in Tests.

# Ojha's aforesaid performance is his third best in Tests behind the 6 for 47 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai and 6 for 72 at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - against West Indies in 2011-12.

# With his three five-wicket instances at Wankhede Stadium, Ojha has set an Indian record - twice against the West Indies and once against England. He has emulated Ian Botham. Both the bowlers have taken three five-wicket hauls in Tests at this venue.

# Ojha enjoys an excellent record at Wankhede Stadium, claiming 17 wickets (ave. 21.88) in three Tests - the highest captured by him at any ground.

# Ravichandran Ashwin has captured Darren Bravo's wicket four times in five Tests - the most occasion a bowler has claimed his wicket.


Image: Pragyan Ojha
Photographs: Vivek Prakash/Reuters

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Dhoni becomes the first Indian wicketkeeper to complete 250 dismissals

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Kieran Powell (48 off 80 balls) has posted his highest Test score in eight innings - his only fifty against India is 81 at Mumbai in November 2011.

# Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Indian wicketkeeper and the seventh in Test annals to complete 250 dismissals or more in Tests.

# The leading wicketkeepers with most dismissals are - Mark Boucher (555), Adam Gilchrist (416), Ian Healy (395), Rodney Marsh (355), Jeff Dujon (270), Alan Knott (269) and Dhoni - 251 (215 catches + 36 dismissals) in 146 innings.

# Shikhar Dhawan (33 off 28 balls) has recorded his highest score against the West Indies.

# With 499 runs (ave.55.44) in six Tests, Murali Vijay is the top run-scorer for India in Tests this year.

# Ashwin became the 19th Indian bowler to reach 100 wickets in Tests. His distinction of achieving the 100 Test wickets in 18 Tests is an Indian record, eclipsing Erapalli Prasanna's feat in 20 Tests. George Lohmann (England) holds a record, having taken only 16 Tests. Australia's Charlie Turner & Clarrie Grimmet and England's Sydney Barnes took 17 Tests each for their respective 100 wickets.


Image: MS Dhoni
Photographs: Adnan Abidi/Reuters

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