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Sehwag scored 192 runs in boundaries

Rajneesh Gupta | March 29, 2004 15:21 IST
Last Updated: March 29, 2004 16:47 IST

Virender Sehwag set a very important record during his epic innings of 309 in the first Test against Pakistan, at Multan on Monday, which nobody seems to have taken notice of.

He hit 39 fours and six sixes during his stay at the wicket, which totals to 192 runs in boundaries only!

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This is easily the best effort by an Indian and the fifth best in Test history.

 The previous Indian record in this category was in the name of VVS Laxman, who scored 176 runs in boundaries during that marathon innings of 281 against Australia at Kolkata in 2000-01.

The accompanying table lists the instances where a batsman scored 160 or more runs in boundaries only:
RunsBatsman (Score)CountriesVenueSeason6's4's
238John Edrich (310*) Eng v NZ Leeds 1965552
218Matthew Hayden (380)Aus v ZimPerth2003-041138
206Inzamam-ul-Haq (329)Pak v NZLahore2001-02938
196Wally Hammond (336*) Eng v NZ Auckland 1932-331034
192Virender Sehwag (309)Ind v PakMultan2003-04639
190Graham Gooch (333) Eng v India Lord's 1990343
184Don Bradman (334) Aus v Eng Leeds 1930- 46
184Don Bradman (304) Aus v Eng Leeds 1934243
180Brian Lara (375) WI v Eng St.John's 1993-94- 45
178Nathan Astle (222)NZ v EngChristchurch2001-021128
176VVS Laxman (281)Ind v AusCalcutta 2000-01-44
172Graeme Pollock (274) SA v AusDurban 1969-70- 43
168Rohan Kanhai (256) WI v IndCalcutta 1958-59- 42
166Dennis Amiss (262) Eng v WI Kingston 1973-74140
160Aravinda de Silva (267)SL v NZ Wellington 1990-91- 40
160Wasim Akram (257*) Pak v Zim Sheikhupura 1996-971222

Note: Pollock's innings also included a five from overthrow, but is not shown in his run-aggregate from boundaries.

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