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Last updated on: December 13, 2004 16:26 IST
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·  Sachin Tendulkar (248*) posted his highest score in first-class and Test cricket bettering his 241* against Australia at Sydney in January this year. 

·  Tendulkar joined the selected band of batsmen who have scored four or more double centuries in Test cricket. Tendulkar is the third Indian after Rahul Dravid and Sunil Gavaskar. The details:

Batsman

For

200s

Tests

DG Bradman

Aus

12

52

WR Hammond

Eng

7

85

BC Lara

WI

7

112

MS Atapattu

SL

6

79

Javed Miandad

Pak

6

124

R Dravid

Ind

5

85

Zaheer Abbas

Pak

4

78

L Hutton

Eng

4

79

GS Chappell

Aus

4

87

CG Greenidge

WI

4

108

SM Gavaskar

Ind

4

125

SR Tendulkar

Ind

4

119

·  Tendulkar has now aggregated 5,453 runs in 108 innings of 68 overseas Tests. His run-aggregate is now the highest by any batsman in away Tests. The previous record was on the name of Australia's Allan Border with 5,431 runs from 120 innings of 70 Tests.

The following table lists the leading run-scorers in 'away' matches:

Runs

Batsman

For

Tests

Inns

NO

Ave

HS

100

50

0

5453

SR Tendulkar

Ind

68

108

12

56.80

248*

19

22

9

5431

AR Border

Aus

70

120

24

56.57

200*

14

28

4

5404

IVA Richards

WI

73

115

8

50.50

291

13

31

7

5217

SR Waugh

Aus

79

120

26

55.50

200

17

20

13

5055

SM Gavaskar

Ind

60

106

9

52.11

221

18

22

6

4812

BC Lara

WI

56

103

1

47.18

277

14

20

7

4634

CH Lloyd

WI

66

108

9

46.81

242*

11

24

2

4351

Javed Miandad

Pak

64

103

8

45.80

271

9

26

6

4349

CG Greenidge

WI

62

110

7

42.22

223

11

19

7

4245

WR Hammond

Eng

41

72

8

66.33

336*

13

14

1

4193

R Dravid

Ind

46

78

11

62.58

270

11

19

4

4087

MC Cowdrey

Eng

59

100

9

44.91

151

13

20

5

4027

Inzamam-ul-Haq

Pak

56

93

8

47.38

200*

12

20

3

4010

ME Waugh

Aus

67

110

11

40.51

153*

9

24

12

·  Tendulkar has now aggregated 879 runs in 14 innings of 9 Tests at an average of 97.66 in the year 2004. His batting average is the highest for any batsman in the calendar year 2004.

Tendulkar's batting in 2004:

Runs

Against

Venue

Test

241* & 60*

Australia

Sydney

4th

194*

Pakistan

Multan

1st

2 & 8

Pakistan

Lahore

2nd

1

Pakistan

Rawalpindi

3rd

8 & 2

Australia

Nagpur

3rd

5 & 55

Australia

Mumbai (WS)

4th

3

South Africa

Kanpur

1st

20 & 32*

South Africa

Kolkata

2nd

248*

Bangladesh

Dhaka

1st

Summary: 9 Tests, 14 innings, 879 runs, 248* Hs, 3 centuries, 2 fifties, 97.66 Ave.

Highest batting average in 2004 (Minimum Qualification: 500 runs)

Batsman

For

Tests

Inns

NO

Runs

Hs

Ave

100

50

0

SR Tendulkar

Ind

9

14

5

879

248*

97.66

3

2

-

JH Kallis

SA

9

17

5

1055

150*

87.92

4

6

1

GP Thorpe

Eng

10

16

5

797

119*

72.45

3

4

-

V Sehwag

Ind

11

18

1

1131

309

66.52

3

4

2

HH Gibbs

SA

6

12

1

700

192

63.64

2

3

1

MJ Clarke

Aus

6

10

1

548

151

60.89

2

2

-

·  Tendulkar's innings is the highest ever played on Bangladesh soil beating South Africa's Jacques Rudolph's unbeaten 222 at Chittagong in 2002-03

·  Tendulkar has now made 150-plus scores against 8 different countries. The only exception is Sri Lanka.

·  Zaheer Khan's innings of 75 is the highest ever by any number 11 batsman in Tests putting into shade New Zealander Richard Collinge's unbeaten 68 made in 1972-73. Zaheer is also only the second Indian batsman to score a fifty at number 11 after Ghulam Ahmed.

·  The tenth wicket partnership of 133 runs between Sachin Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan in Dhaka Test is India's best for this wicket against all countries. In fact the Tendulkar-Zaheer partnership is the joint second highest partnership for tenth wicket in all Tests. Overall it is the 18th instance of a century partnership for tenth wicket in Test chronicles – second such instance for India.

The details:

Runs

Batsmen

 

For

Vs

Venue

Season

From

To

 %Cont.

151

BF Hastings

RO Collinge

NZ

Pak

Auckland

1972-73

251-9

402

37.56

151

Azhar Mahmood

Mushtaq Ahmed

Pak

SAf

Rawalpindi

1997-98

305-9

456

33.11

133

Wasim Raja

Wasim Bari

Pak

WI

Bridgetown

1976-77

158-9

291

45.70

133

SR Tendulkar

Zaheer Khan

Ind

BD

Dhaka

2004-05

393-9

526

25.28

130

RE Foster

W Rhodes

Eng

Aus

Sydney

1903-04

447-9

577

22.53

128

K Higgs

JA Snow

Eng

WI

The Oval

1966

399-9

527

24.29

127

JM Taylor

AA Mailey

Aus

Eng

Sydney

1924-25

325-9

452

28.10

124

JG Bracewell

SL Boock

NZ

Aus

Sydney

1985-86

169-9

293

42.32

120

RA Duff

WW Armstrong

Aus

Eng

Melbourne

1901-02

233-9

353

33.99

118

NJ Astle

CL Cairns

NZ

Eng

Christchurch

2001-02

333-9

451

26.16

117*

P Willey

RGD Willis

Eng

WI

The Oval

1980

92-9

209-9

55.98

114

JN Gillespie

GD McGrath

Aus

NZ

Brisbane

2004-05

471-9

585

19.49

109

HR Adhikari

Ghulam Ahmed

Ind

Pak

Delhi

1952-53

263-9

372

29.30

106*

NJ Astle

DK Morrison

NZ

Eng

Auckland

1996-97

142-9

248-9

42.74

106

CL Hooper

CA Walsh

WI

Pak

St. John's

1992-93

332-9

438

24.20

104

Zulfiqar Ahmed

Amir Elahi

Pak

Ind

Madras

1952-53

240-9

344

30.23

103

HG Owen-Smith

AJ Bell

SAf

Eng

Headingley

1929

172-9

275

37.45

103

AJ Stewart

AR Caddick

Eng

Aus

Edgbaston

2001

191-9

294

35.03

·  India (526) registered their highest score against Bangladesh surpassing their previous highest of 429 at Dhaka in November 2000. 

·  Rajin Saleh was dismissed without scoring in both innings in the identical fashion (LBW to Pathan). Although a total of 28 batsmen (on 30 occasions) have achieved the dubious distinction of bagging a pair against India, Saleh is only the second batsman to get dismissed in the identical fashion after Sri Lanka's Rumesh Ratnayake, who fell lbw to Venkatapathy Raju in both innings of Chandigarh Test in 1990-91.

·  Irfan Pathan (10-76) became the youngest Indian pacer to claim 10 wickets in a match. At 20 years 46 days he is the fourth youngest Indian bowler overall to perform this feat. Pathan displaced Chetan Sharma (20 years 186 days) to the second position. Kapil Dev (21 years 14 days) is now third in this list. The youngest Indian ever to take ten wickets is S. Venkataraghavan, who was 18 years 335 days old while taking 12 for 152 against New Zealand at Delhi in 1964-65. While the youngest bowler ever to take 10 wickets in a Test match is Pakistan's Wasim Akram at 18 years 256 days. 

The details:

Age

Bowler

Figures

Opponent

Venue

Season

18 Yrs 335 days

S Venkataraghavan

12-152

v NZ

Delhi

1964-65

18 Yrs 338 days

L Sivaramakrishnan

12-181

v Eng

Mumbai (WS)

1984-85

19 Yrs 89 days

Narendra Hirwani

16-136

v WI

Madras (now Chennai)

1987-88

20 Yrs 46 days

Irfan Pathan

10-76

v BD

Dhaka

2004-05

20 Yrs 186 days

Chetan Sharma

10-188

v Eng

Edgbaston

1986

20 Yrs 255 days

Harbhajan Singh

13-196

v Aus

Kolkata

2000-01

·  Pathan's figures are the best by an Indian pacer in an away Test expunging Venkatesh Prasad's 10 for 153 against South Africa at Durban in 1996-97. Chetan Sharma (10-188 v England at Edgbaston in 1986) is the only other Indian pacer to have done so.

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