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Sehwag's score highest in Pakistan

Rajneesh Gupta | March 28, 2004 19:01 IST

Virender Sehwag broke Sanjay Manjrekar's record of playing the highest individual innings for India against Pakistan with his unbeaten 228 on the opening day of the first Test in Multan.

Manjrekar had made 218 in Lahore in the 1989-90 series. Apart from Sehwag and Manjrekar, only one batsman -- Anshuman Gaekwad -- has scored a double century against Pakistan.

Sehwag provided the 26th instance of a double century by an Indian batsman, and moved to the sixth place in the list of batsmen scoring most runs in a single innings for India.

Break-up of double-tons for India:
OpponentFirst double tonTotal
New Zealand1955-566
England1963-645
West Indies1970-715
Pakistan1983-843
Australia1991-924
Zimbabwe1992-933
TOTAL26

Double centurions for India:
ScoreBatsmanVsInnsTestVenueSeason
281VVS LaxmanAus2nd2ndCalcutta2000-01
241*SR TendulkarAus1st4thSydney 2003-04
236*SM GavaskarWI 1st6thMadras (MAC)1983-84
233R DravidAus1st2ndAdelaide2003-04
231MH MankadNZ 1st5thMadras (Corp)1955-56
228*V SehwagPak1st1stMultan2003-04
227VG KambliZim1st1stDelhi 1992-93
224VG KambliEng1st3rdBombay (WS)1992-93
223MH MankadNZ 1st2ndBombay (BS)1955-56
223PR UmrigarNZ 1st1stHyderabad 1955-56
222R DravidNZ 1st1stAhmedabad 2003-04
222GR ViswanathEng1st5thMadras (MAC)1981-82
221SM GavaskarEng2nd4thThe Oval1979
220SM GavaskarWI 2nd5thPort-of-Spain1970-71
218SV ManjrekarPak1st3rdLahore 1989-90
217SR TendulkarNZ 1st3rdAhmedabad1999-00
217R DravidEng1st4thThe Oval2002
212DN SardesaiWI 1st1stKingston1970-71
206RJ ShastriAus1st3rdSydney 1991-92
205SM GavaskarWI 1st1stBombay (WS)1978-79
203*Nawab of PataudiEng2nd4thDelhi1963-64
201*SR TendulkarZim1st2ndNagpur2000-01
201NS SidhuWI 1st2ndPort-of-Spain1996-97
201AD GaekwadPak1st2ndJullundur1983-84
200*DN SardesaiNZ 2nd3rdBombay (BS)1964-65
200*R DravidZim1st1stDelhi 2000-01



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Sub: it is good for india

sehwag 309 gives more confident to indian team.it can achive better in the overseas also. it is good batting. ...


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Here is a cricketeer who has the potential of being even better than Tendulkar himself.... He has the shots... but more importantly he has the ...


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It was an outstanding innings played by any batsmen i watched recently. Free flowing, full of strokes. He can do it consistently. The setback sometimes ...


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Sehwag, Today you played tremendously.Lagey raho.


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