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Statistical highlights

Mohandas Menon | March 02, 2003 15:09 IST

India vs Pakistan, Supersport Park, Centurion

  • Saeed Anwar was playing in his 50th match against India. He becomes the third Pakistani after Ijaz Ahmed (53) and Salim Malik (52) to do so.
  • This was Saeed Anwar's 20th hundred of his career in 246 matches. His last three-figure score before this one came against New Zealand at Nairobi on 11-10-2000 when he made 104 in the ICC Trophy. Since then he has appeared 34 matches and innings with a highest of 90 against Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 8-4-2001.
  • During his above knock, Saeed Anwar became the first batsman to aggregate 2000 runs against India. Playing in his 50th match he now has 2002 runs (avg. 43.52). Saeed meanwhile, provided the  eighth instance of a batsman aggregating 2000-plus runs against one particular team. In fact, Saeed Anwar also has 2197 runs against Sri Lanka. West Indian Desmond Haynes is the other batsman to aggregate 2000-plus run against two teams -- 2390 (v Pakistan) and 2262 (v Australia).
  • This was his fourth hundred against India, as he joins three others -- Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya, South African Gary Kirsten and New Zealand's Nathan Astle -- who have maximum three figure scores against India.
  • This was his third hundred in the World Cup in 20 matches. He equals the tally of Rameez Raja for the most hundreds for Pakistan in the World Cup. Interestingly, Saeed has the distinction of scoring the last three hundreds for his team in the World Cup. Incidentally, the Pakistani batsman before Saeed to record a three-figure score was Aamer Sohail, in the 1996 World Cup against South Africa at Karachi on 29-2-1996 when he scored 111.
  • For the record, the last batsman before Saeed to score a hundred against India in the World Cup was Australian Mark Waugh (126) at Mumbai on 27-2-1996 and the previous highest individual score made by a Pakistani batsman against India in the World Cup was the 62 by Aamer Sohail at Sydney on 4-3-1992.
  • Playing in his 309th match & 300th innings, Sachin Tendulkar (when on 83) reached his 12,000th run of his career. He thus became the first batsman in international cricket history to reach this landmark. Australian Allan Border has the maximum 11,174 runs in Tests! Former Indian batsman Mohammad Azharuddin still occupies the second position in LOIs with 9378 runs - 2637 runs behind Tendulkar's 12015 runs!!
  • Tendulkar' 98 was his second score in the nineties in the World Cup. He had made an exact 90 against Australia at Mumbai on 27-2-1996.  He becomes the fourth batsman in the World Cup with two scores in the nineties after Pakistani Zaheer Abbas (in 1975 & 1979), New Zealander Martin Crowe (in 1983 & 1992) and West Indian Richie Richardson (in 1987 & 1996).
  • Tendulkar's 98 was also the highest score made in the nineties by any batsman in the World Cup. Kiwi Martin Crowe (v England at the Oval in 1983) and fellow Indian Sourav Ganguly (v South Africa at Hove in 1999) had made 97 each.
  • Though Tendulkar missed his 35th LOI century of his career, this was his seventh score in the nineties. He joins three other players (Indian Mohammad Azharuddin, New Zealand Nathan Astle and Zimbabwean Grant Flower) in the number two position in LOIs with most scores in the nineties. Sri Lankan Aravinda deSilva with eight such scores holds the record. Incidentally both DeSilva and Tendulkar have three scores in the nineties -- the most against Pakistan.
  • The total of 276-4 was the highest made by India to win a match while batting second in the World Cup. The previous highest was the 224-1 in 32.1 overs against New Zealand at Nagpur on 31-10-1987.
  • The unbeaten partnership of 99 runs between Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh for the fifth wicket was the second such partnership in LOIs for any wicket. Sri Lankans Aravinda deSilva and Hashan Tillekeratne had also put on an unbeaten 99 for the fifth wicket against Zimbabwe at SSC, Colombo on 3-9-1996.
  • India extended its unbeaten run against Pakistan to four in the World Cup.
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india did it again it was an outstanding match all i want say is that i want india's t shirt bye


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