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Numbers Game: Rahane hits third ton in last four Test innings

Last updated on: August 02, 2016 15:43 IST

IMAGE: India's Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his century. Photograph: PTI.

Ajinkya Rahane carved out his seventh Test century and was unbeaten on 108 runs as India extended their lead over the West Indies to a mammoth 304 runs on Day 3 of the second Test in Kingston. 

The final session of the day's play was washed off due to rain.

Rahane's century was followed by India's declaration on 500 for 9 in the post-lunch session, but intermittent rain ensured not a single ball was bowled for the remainder of the day. 

Check out the statistical highlights from the third day's play.

 

IMAGE: Ajinkya Rahane is one of the five Indian batsmen at number five to post three hundreds outside the subcontinent. Photograph: BCCI.

# For the first time India took a first innings lead of 300-plus (304) runs while batting second in a Test match versus the West Indies in the Caribbean - the third instance of a lead of over 200 vs the West Indies overall while batting second - the two at home being 313 at the Wankhede stadium, Mumbai, and 219 at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, - both in November 2013.

# For the second time India registered a lead of 300 or more in successive Tests. In the North Sound Test last week, they gained a lead of 323.

# The first such instance was against Sri Lanka at home in 2009, when they registered leads of 413 at Kanpur and 333 at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium).

# India's biggest first innings lead over the West Indies in the West Indies is by 373 runs, at Gros Islet in 2006.

# India (500-9d) registered a total of 500 for the first time in a Test at Kingston. In all, they have registered five totals of 500-plus versus the West Indies in the Caribbean.

# India have registered two totals of 500 or more in a Test series twice against the West Indies in the Caribbean - 566 for eight wickets declared at North Sound and 500 for nine wickets declared at Kingston. The first instance being in 2016 – 588 for eight declared at Gros Islet and 521 for six declared at St. John's.

# Overall, India have registered totals of 500 or more in successive innings in Tests three times away from home.

# India's above total is the sixth highest by a visiting team in Tests at Kingston - the highest being England's 849 in April 1930.

# India have registered two totals of 500 or more in a rubber eight times in an away series - the last instance being 532 at Sydney and 526 at Adelaide - vs Australia in 2007-08

# Ajinkya Rahane (108 not out) recorded the second highest score by an India number five batsman versus the West Indies at Kingston behind the 117 by Polly Umrigar in March 1953.

# Polly Umrigar had scored 130 while batting at number five, at Port of Spain in January 1953, and Rahul Dravid 144 not out, at Georgetown in April 2002.

# Rahane is one of the five Indian batsmen at number five to post three hundreds outside the subcontinent - the first four being Polly Umrigar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

IMAGE: India’s Ajinkya Rahane reacts. Photograph: WICB Media Photo/Athelstan Bellamy.

# Rahane's fifth century away from home is his seventh in Tests. He has registered a hundred in five countries - West Indies, Australia, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and England.

# Rahane's two centuries at home were against South Africa in the Delhi Test in December 2015 - 127 and 100 not out.

# He is averaging 49.16 in away Tests - his tally being 1475 in 19 Tests.

# Since December 2013 versus South Africa, Rahane has posted an innings of 90-plus in eight consecutive Test series, becoming the only Indian player to accomplish the feat in each of his last eight Test series.

# Wriddhiman Saha (47) posted his highest score versus the West Indies in Tests, eclipsing the 40 at North Sound in the first Test of the series. His only two fifties have been recorded by him away from home - 60 at Galle and 56 at Colombo (PSS) - both vs Sri Lanka in August 2015.

# Rahane and Saha put on 98 - the second highest sixth-wicket partnership for India versus the West Indies at Kingston, behind the 137 between Dilip Sardesai and Eknath Solkar in February 1971.

IMAGE: West Indies’s Roston Chase celebrates after claiming five wickets against India on Day 3 of the second Test, in Jamaica, on Monday. Photograph: WICB Media Photo/Athelstan Bellamy.

# Rostan Chase (5-121) claimed his first five-wicket haul in Tests.

# Chase is the first West Indian spinner since David Holford's 5 for 23 at Bridgetown in March 1976 to claim a five-wicket haul versus India in home Tests. 

# For the third time in Tests in the Caribbean, spinners from both teams claimed five wickets or more in an innings - India vs West Indies at Kingston in 1952-53, Bangladesh vs West Indies at Kingstown 2014 and India vs West Indies at Kingston in 2016.

# For India, the first seven partnerships produced 70.28 - their best average partnership in a Test series (1-7) away from home (minimum 10 partnerships of 50-plus).

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