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The numbers game - 1st Test, Day 2
December 12, 2008
29.23 - Dravid's batting average since he relinquished captaincy.
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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