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Factfile - Vijay Hazare

Rajneesh Gupta | December 18, 2004

Vijay Hazare with his grandsonFull Name: Vijay Samuel Hazare

Born: 11 March, 1915, Sangli, Maharashtra

Died: 18 December 2004, Baroda

Teams: Maharashtra (1934/35-1941/42); Central India (1935/36-1938/39); Central Provinces and Berar (1938/39); Rest (1938/39-1944/45); Baroda (1941/42-1960/61); Western India (1941/42-1949/50); Holkar (1957/58); India (1946-1952/53)

Type: Right hand batsman and right arm medium bowler

First Class Debut: for Maharashtra v Bombay, Pune, 1934-35

Test Debut: v England, Lord's, 1946

Batting performance in Test cricket against each opponent:
West Indies10202737134*40.94247

Test Career Batting and Fielding (1946-1952/53):

Test Career Bowling (1946-1952/53):

First-Class Career Batting and Fielding (1934/35-1966/67):

First-Class Career Bowling (1934/35-1966/67):

Highlights of Hazare's career:
- First Indian to score a century in each innings of a Test -- 116 and 145 against Australia at Adelaide in 1947-48
- First player in Test cricket history to score two centuries in first two innings as captain
- First Indian to complete 1,000 and 2,000 runs in Test cricket
- First Indian to score three centuries in consecutive innings
- First Indian captain to win a Test for India -- v England at Madras in 1951-52 (India's 25th Test)
- First Indian to contribute more than 50% in a Test innings -- 52.35% (145 out of 277 v Australia, Adelaide,1947-48)
- Scored at least a century against all four Test opponents
- His record in domestic Indian cricket was phenomenal, with two triple centuries -- the second an amazing 309 not out of a total of 387 for The Rest v The Hindus at Bombay in 1943-44 with the second highest score being only 22
- His partnership of 577 runs with Gul Mahomed for Baroda v Holkar at Baroda in 1946-47 is still the highest for any wicket in first-class cricket
- Dismissed Don Bradman thrice in his career
- Hazare's career aggregate of 18,740 runs in first-class cricket is the second highest by an Indian and is exceeded only by Sunil Gavaskar.
- Hazare's 60 centuries are the second most scored by an Indian in all first class cricket. Only Sunil Gavaskar has scored more.
- Performed the all round feat of 6,000 runs and 200 wickets in Ranji Trophy (6,312 runs and 291 wickets)

Photograph: Jewella Miranda 

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