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The numbers game - 1st Test, Day 2

December 12, 2008

309 - Number of Test wickets taken by Harbhajan Singh [Images], same as that of West Indian Lance Gibbs. Among the off-spinners only Muttiah Muralitharan [Images] (756) has taken more.

29.23 - Dravid's batting average since he relinquished captaincy.

15 - Number of overs bowled by Yuvraj Singh [Images] - most he has ever bowled in a Test innings. He had previously bowled 11 overs against South Africa [Images] at Kanpur earlier this year

11 - Sachin Tendulkar [Images] became only the 11th batsman in Test annals to aggregate 2,000 runs against two opponents. His 2,748 against Australia [Images] is now followed by 2,031 against England [Images]. Tendulkar is only the second Indian batsman to do so after Sunil Gavaskar [Images] (who performed this feat against three opponents - England, West Indies [Images] and Pakistan).

4 - The four caught and bowled dismissals provided only the fourth such instance on Indian       soil. The record is of five c&b - between India and New Zealand [Images] at Nagpur in 1969-70. The world record is of six such dismissals - between England and Australia at Lord's in 1890.

2 - Graeme Swann became only the second bowler to take two wickets in his first over in Test cricket (dismissed Gautam Gambhir [Images] off his third ball and Rahul Dravid [Images] off his sixth ball). The only other bowler to perform this feat is another Englishman Richard Johnson (v Zimbabwe at Chester-le-Street in 2003).




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