Four or more fifties in an one day innings

HM Amla {86}, GC Smith {54}, AB de Villers {121} and RN Petersen {54*} scored fifties in RSA’s innings against Eng at Cape Town on 27.11.09 providing the 34th occasion of four or more batsmen scoring fifties in the annals of one day games.

No Team Inns Opp Ground Date 50s
1 Pak 1 Zim Karachi 21.01.08 5
2 Aus 1 Srl The Oval 11.06.75 4
3 Eng 1 Aus Birmingham 22.08.80 4
4 Pak 1 Srl Swansea 09.06.83 4
5 Ind 1 Aus Delhi 22.10.87 4
6 Zim 1 NZl Harare 08.11.92 4
7 Win 1 Eng Kingstown 02.03.94 4
8 NZl 1 Net Vadodara 17.02.96 4
9 Srl 1 Pak Mohali 24.05.97 4
10 Pak 1 Ban Col-RPS 16.07.97 4
11 Srl 1 Pak Kimberley 07.04.98 4
12 Eng 2 Pak Karachi 24.10.00 4
13 RSA 1 Zim Bulawayo 23.09.01 4
14 Ind 1 Ban Dhaka 27.12.04 4
15 Aus 1 NZl Christchurch 10.12.05 4
16 Pak 2 Eng Lahore 10.12.05 4
17 Aus 1 RSA Johannesburg 12.03.06 4
18 Ind 2 Eng Indore 15.04.06 4
19 RSA 1 Zim Potchefstrom 20.09.06 4
20 Ken 1 Sco Mombasa 17.01.07 4
21 Ind 1 Win Nagpur 21.01.07 4
22 RSA 1 Pak Centurion 04.02.07 4
23 Pak 1 RSA Durban 07.02.07 4
24 RSA 1 Net Basseterre 16.03.07 4
25 Ind 1 Ber Trinidad 19.03.07 4
26 NZl 1 Ken Gros Islet 20.03.07 4
27 RSA 1 Win St George’s 10.04.07 4
28 Ind 1 Eng Leeds 02.09.07 4
29 Eng 1 NZl Napier 20.02.08 4
30 Ind 1 HKG Karachi 25.06.08 4
31 Aus 1 Win Basseterre 06.07.08 4
32 Ind 2 Eng Cuttack 26.11.08 4
33 Aus 1 Ind Vadodara 25.10.09 4
34 RSA 1 Eng Cape Town 27.11.09 4

As far as South Africa is concerned, this is the sixth occasion of four batsmen registering fifties in an innings. The six occasions are listed below

No Team Inns Opp Ground Date 50s
1 RSA 1 Zim Bulawayo 23.09.01 4
2 RSA 1 Zim Potchefstrom 20.09.06 4
3 RSA 1 Pak Centurion 04.02.07 4
4 RSA 1 Net Basseterre 16.03.07 4
5 RSA 1 Win St George’s 10.04.07 4
6 RSA 1 Eng Cape Town 27.11.09 4

South Africa’s feat of four of its batsmen registering fifties against England at Cape Town provides the sixth occasion of various teams achieving such a feat against England and it also provides the first occasion of South African batsmen achieving such a feat against Engalnd

No Team Inns Opp Ground Date 50s
1 Win 1 Eng Kingstown 02.03.94 4
2 Pak 2 Eng Lahore 10.12.05 4
3 Ind 2 Eng Indore 15.04.06 4
4 Ind 1 Eng Leeds 02.09.07 4
5 Ind 2 Eng Cuttack 26.11.08 4
6 RSA 1 Eng Cape Town 27.11.09 4

A hundred and fifty on test debut

Umar Akmar of Pakistan with scores of 129 and 75 on his debut against New Zealand at Dunedin in Nov 2009 became the 12th batsman in the annals test cricket to score a hundred and fifty on debut. He is the third Pakistan batsman after Azar Mahmood and Yasir Hameed to achieve the feat. All the twelve occasions are listed below

No Batsmen FI SI Team Opp Ground Month Year
1 KSRanjitsinhji 62 154* Eng Aus Manchester Jul 1896
2 HLCollins 70 104 Aus Eng Sydney Dec 1920
3 PAGibb 93 106 Eng SAF Johannesburg Dec 1938
4 LGRowe 214 100* Win NZl Kingston Feb 1972
5 RERedmond 107 56 NZl Pak Auckland Feb 1973
6 CGGreenidge 93 107 Win Ind Bangalore Nov 1974
7 AzharMahmood 128* 50* Pak SAF Rawalpindi Oct 1997
8 LVincent 104 54 NZl Aus Perth Nov 2001
9 SBStyris 107 69* NZl Win St George’s Jun 2002
10 YasirHameed 170 105 Pak Ban Karachi Aug 2003
11 ANCook 60 104* Eng Ind Nagpur Mar 2006
12 UmarAkmal 129 75 Pak NZl Dunedin Nov 2009

Debut test hundreds in vain

Umar Akmal’s debut hundred was in a losing cause as Pakistan lost the match to New Zealand by 33 runs at Dunedin, provides the 18th occasion of a debut hundred by a batsman in a test inning going in vain. Umar Akmal became the fourth Pakistan batsman to witness his debut hundred going in vain

At Brisbane, another debutant West Indian – A Barath scored a debut hundred only to see his side losing to Australia by an innings and 65 runs – providing the 19th occasion of a debut hundred going in vain. AD Barath became the third West Indian batsman to witness his debut hundred in a losing cause.

No Batsmen Bat1 Bat2 Team Opp Ground Date
1 KS Ranjitsinhji 154* Eng Aus Manchester Jul96
2 G Gunn 119 Eng Aus Sydney Dec07
3 A Jackson 164 Aus Eng Adelaide Feb29
4 L Amarnath 118 Ind Eng Mumbai Dec33
5 OG Smith 104 Win Aus Kingston Mar55
6 AA Baig 112 Ind Eng Manchester Jul59
7 FC Hayes 106* Eng Win The Oval Jul73
8 AB Williams 100 Win Aus Georgetown Mar78
9 AC Hudson 163 SAF Win Bridgetown Apr92
10 RSKaluwitharana 132* Srl Aus Col-SSC Aug92
11 GS Blewett 102* Aus Eng Adelaide Jan95
12 MohdWasim 109* Pak NZl Lahore Nov96
13 Younis Khan 107 Pak Srl Rawalpindi Feb00
14 Aminul Islam 145 Ban Ind Dhaka Nov00
15 MohdAshraful 114 Ban Srl Col-SSC Sep01
16 V Sehwag 105 Ind SAF Bloemfontein Nov01
17 Fawad Alam 168 Pak Srl Col-PSS Jul09
18 UmarAkmal 129 Pak NZl Dunedin Nov09
19 AD Barath 104 Win Aus Brisbane Nov09

India's innings victories

India’s win against Sri Lanka by an innings and 144 runs in the second test at Kanpur represent its 26th test win by an innings margin against various oppositions. . All the 26 innings victories are tabulated below. This win also represents India’s seventh innings victory over Sri Lanka and the 19th innings win by an innings margin on home soil

India’s innings victories in tests
No Test Inns/wins Opp Ground Month/Year
1 25 008 runs Eng Chennai Feb/1952
2 30 070 runs Pak Delhi Oct/1952
3 46 027 runs NZl Mumbai/BS Dec/1955
4 49 109 runs NZl Chennai Jan/1956
5 156 002 runs Aus Sydney Jan/1978
6 176 100 runs Aus Mumbai Nov/1979
7 241 106 runs Srl Nagpur Dec/1986
8 242 067 runs Srl Cuttack Jan/ 1987
9 269 008 runs Srl Chandigarh Nov/1990
10 281 022 runs Eng Chennai Feb/1993
11 282 015 runs Eng Mumbai Feb/1993
12 283 103 runs Zim Delhi Mar/1993
13 287 119 runs Srl Lucknow Jan/1994
14 288 095 runs Srl Bangalore Jan/1994
15 289 017 runs Srl Ahmedabad Feb/1994
16 318 219 runs Aus Kolkata Mar/1998
17 352 101 runs Zim Nagpur Feb/2002
18 361 046 runs Eng Leeds Aug/2002
19 363 112 runs Win Mumbai Oct/2002
20 374 052 runs Pak Multan Mar/2004
21 376 131 runs Pak Rawalpindi Apr/2004
22 383 140 runs Ban Dhaka Dec/2004
23 384 083 runs Ban Chittagong/M Dec/2004
24 388 090 runs Zim Bulawayo Sep/2005
25 407 239 runs Ban Mirpur May/2007
26 434 144 runs Srl Kanpur Nov/2009

India's one hundred test wins

India’s win against Sri Lanka by an innings and 144 runs in the second test at Kanpur represent its 100th test win. All the 100 victories are tabulated below

India’s 100 test wins
Test Wins Margin Opp Ground Start Date
25 001 inns & 008 runs v Eng Chennai Feb 1952
30 002 inns & 070 runs v Pak Delhi Oct 1952
32 003 010 wkts v Pak Mumbai (BS) Nov 1952
46 004 inns & 027 runs v NZl Mumbai (BS) Dec 1955
49 005 inns & 109 runs v NZl Chennai Jan 1956
64 006 119 runs v Aus Kanpur Dec 1959
76 007 187 runs v Eng Kolkata Dec 1961
77 008 128 runs v Eng Chennai Jan 1962
89 009 002 wkts v Aus Mumbai (BS) Oct 1964
94 010 007 wkts v NZl Delhi Mar 1965
105 011 005 wkts v NZl Dunedin Feb 1968
107 012 008 wkts v NZl Wellington Feb 1968
108 013 272 runs v NZl Auckland Mar 1968
109 014 060 runs v NZl Mumbai (BS) Sep 1969
114 015 007 wkts v Aus Delhi Nov 1969
118 016 007 wkts v Win Port of Spain Mar 1971
124 017 004 wkts v Eng The Oval Aug 1971
126 018 028 runs v Eng Kolkata Dec 1972
127 019 004 wkts v Eng Chennai Jan 1973
135 020 085 runs v Win Kolkata Dec 1974
136 021 100 runs v Win Chennai Jan 1975
138 022 008 wkts v NZl Auckland Jan 1976
143 023 006 wkts v Win Port of Spain Apr 1976
145 024 162 runs v NZl Mumbai Nov 1976
147 025 216 runs v NZl Chennai Nov 1976
151 026 140 runs v Eng Bangalore Jan 1977
155 027 222 runs v Aus Melbourne Dec 1977
156 028 inns & 002 runs v Aus Sydney Jan 1978
164 029 003 wkts v Win Chennai Jan 1979
173 030 153 runs v Aus Kanpur Oct 1979
176 031 inns & 100 runs v Aus Mumbai Nov 1979
179 032 131 runs v Pak Mumbai Dec 1979
181 033 010 wkts v Pak Chennai Jan 1980
186 034 059 runs v Aus Melbourne Feb 1981
190 035 138 runs v Eng Mumbai Nov 1981
223 036 008 wkts v Eng Mumbai Nov 1984
234 037 005 wkts v Eng Lord’s Jun 1986
235 038 279 runs v Eng Leeds Jun 1986
241 039 inns & 106 runs v Srl Nagpur Dec 1986
242 040 inns & 067 runs v Srl Cuttack Jan 1987
251 041 255 runs v Win Chennai Jan 1988
252 042 172 runs v NZl Bangalore Nov 1988
254 043 010 wkts v NZl Hyd-LBS Dec 1988
269 044 inns & 008 runs v Srl Chandigarh Nov 1990
280 045 008 wkts v Eng Kolkata Jan 1993
281 046 inns & 022 runs v Eng Chennai Feb 1993
282 047 inns & 015 runs v Eng Mumbai Feb 1993
283 048 inns & 013 runs v Zim Delhi Mar 1993
285 049 235 runs v Srl Col-SSC Jul 1993
287 050 inns & 119 runs v Srl Lucknow Jan 1994
288 051 inns & 095 runs v Srl Bangalore Jan 1994
289 052 inns & 017 runs v Srl Ahmedabad Feb 1994
291 053 096 runs v Win Mumbai Nov 1994
294 054 008 wkts v NZl Bangalore Oct 1995
300 055 007 wkts v Aus Delhi Oct 1996
301 056 064 runs v SAF Ahmedabad Nov 1996
303 057 280 runs v SAF Kanpur Dec 1996
317 058 179 runs v Aus Chennai Mar 1998
318 059 inns & 219 runs v Aus Kolkata Mar 1998
325 060 212 runs v Pak Delhi Feb 1999
329 061 008 wkts v NZl Kanpur Oct 1999
336 062 009 wkts v Ban Dhaka Nov 2000
337 063 007 wkts v Zim Delhi Nov 2000
340 064 171 runs v Aus Kolkata Mar 2001
341 065 002 wkts v Aus Chennai Mar 2001
342 066 008 wkts v Zim Bulawayo Jun 2001
345 067 007 wkts v Srl Kandy Aug 2001
349 068 010 wkts v Eng Mohali Dec 2001
352 069 inns & 101 runs v Zim Nagpur Feb 2002
353 070 004 wkts v Zim Delhi Feb 2002
355 071 037 runs v Win Port of Spain Apr 2002
361 072 inns & 046 runs v Eng Leeds Aug 2002
363 073 inns & 112 runs v Win Mumbai Oct 2002
364 074 008 wkts v Win Chennai Oct 2002
371 075 004 wkts v Aus Adelaide Dec 2003
374 076 inns & 052 runs v Pak Multan Mar 2004
376 077 inns & 131 runs v Pak Rawalpindi Apr 2004
380 078 013 runs v Aus Mumbai Nov 2004
382 079 008 wkts v SAF Kolkata Nov 2004
383 080 inns & 140 runs v Ban Dhaka Dec 2004
384 081 inns & 083 runs v Ban Chittagong/MAA Dec 2004
386 082 195 runs v Pak Kolkata Mar 2005
388 083 inns & 090 runs v Zim Bulawayo Sep 2005
389 084 010 wkts v Zim Harare Sep 2005
391 085 188 runs v Srl Delhi Dec 2005
392 086 259 runs v Srl Ahmedabad Dec 2005
397 087 009 wkts v Eng Mohali Mar 2006
402 088 049 runs v Win Kingston Jun 2006
403 089 123 runs v SAF Johannesburg Dec 2006
407 090 inns & 239 runs v Ban Mirpur May 2007
409 091 007 wkts v Eng Nottingham Jul 2007
411 092 006 wkts v Pak Delhi Nov 2007
416 093 072 runs v Aus Perth Jan 2008
420 094 008 wkts v SAF Kanpur Apr 2008
422 095 170 runs v Srl Galle Jul 2008
425 096 320 runs v Aus Mohali Oct 2008
427 097 172 runs v Aus Nagpur Nov 2008
428 098 006 wkts v Eng Chennai Dec 2008
430 099 010 wkts v NZl Hamilton Mar 2009
434 100 inns & 144 runs v Srl Kanpur Nov 2009

India and Sri Lanka at Kanpur : Fourth day's highlights

Fourth day’s highlights

R Dravid pouched his 90th catch on home soil when he caught AD Matthews of Zaheer Khan for 15 in Sri Lanka’s second innings. Dravid became the sixth fieldsman to pouch 90 plus catches on home soil. Others are – MA Taylor {97}, SP Fleming {94}, BC Lara {94}, DPMD Jayawardene {92} and JH Kallis {92}. Dravid went past RT Ponting and ME Waugh who have pouched 89 catches on home soil

India won its 100th test match when it trounced Sri Lanka by an innings and 144 runs. The progressive milestones in terms of 25 tests are furnished in the following table

Test Win Margin Opp Ground Month Year
25 001st Inns & 008 runs Eng Chennai Feb 1952
147 025th 216 runs NZl Chennai Nov 1976
287 050th Inns & 119 runs Srl Lucknow Jan 1994
371 075th 004 wkts Aus Adelaide Dec 2003
434 100th Inns & 144 runs Srl Kanpur Nov 2009

India’s innings win over Sri Lanka in this test provides the 26th occasion of India winning a test by an innings margin and 19th innings in on home soil. This win also represents the seventh innings win against Sri Lanka.

TT Samaraweera and BAW Mendis added 73 runs for the ninth wicket which represent the record stand by Sri Lankan batsmen against India. The previous best was 60 runs between HP Tilakaratne and MAWR Madurasinghe at Chandigarh in Nov 90.

India and Sri Lanka at Kanpur : Third day highlights

Third day’s highlights

R Dravid has been dismissed run out on ten occasions in his test career including his run out dismissal in the first innings of this test. He is the sixth batsman in the annals of test cricket who have been dismissed run out on ten or more occasions. Others are – AR Border {12}, ML Hayden {12}, RT Ponting {11}, CL Hooper {10} and GS Sobers {10}

KC Sangakkara was playing his 80th test while playing at number three. He became the third batsman in the annals of test cricket to play 80 plus tests after R Dravid of India {110} and RT Ponting of Australia {96}

AD Mathews became the 40th Sri Lankan victim of Harbhajan Singh. A Kumble {74} and Kapil Dev {45} are the other two Indian bowlers who have captured 40 plus wickets against Sri Lanka

Zaheer Khan’s fifth maiden over in his spell represented his 450th maiden over of his test career.

P Ojha’s captured his first test wicket was DPMD Jayawardene caught by SR Tendulkar for 47.

It was the 10th catch for SR Tendulkar against Sri Lanka. M Azharuddin {27}, A Kumble {13} and R Dravid {10} are the other fieldsmen who have pouched 10 or more catches against Sri Lanka.

Sreesanth’s five for 75 represent the 23rd occasion of a bowler capturing five wickets haul in a test at Kanpur. He is the ninth Indian bowler and the second Indian pace bowler to capture five wicket haul at Kanpur. N Kapil Dev with his 6 for 63 against Pakistan in Dec 79 is the other Indian pace bowler to capture five plus wickets at Kanpur

Sreesanth’s five for 75 represent the 17th occasion of a bowler capturing five wickets haul against Sri Lanka. Sreesanth became the fifth Indian pace bowler to capture five plus wickets against Sri Lanka. Others are – N Kapil Dev – five for 110 at Chennai in Sep 82, Chetan Sharma – five for 118 at Col-PSS in Sep 85, J Srinath – five for 114 at Galle and BKV Prasad – five for 72 at Kandy in Aug 01

Sreesanth with his five for 75 became the second Indian bowler to capture five wicket haul against Sri Lanka on home soil, the first being N Kapil Dev {five for 110 at Chennai in Sep 82}

Herath’s dismissal bowled in Sri Lanka’s innings provides the 75th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen getting dismissed bowled against India

Welegedera’s dismissal leg before wicket in Sri Lanka’s innings provides the 80th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen getting dismissed leg before wicket against India

Sri Lanka’s 229 all out in the first innings provide the 36th occasion of Sri Lanka all out against India. Ir also provides the 15th occasion of Sri Lanka getting all out when it has batted in the second innings of a test match.

India has enforced follow on against Sri Lanka on seven occasions including the ongoing test. The following table lists all the seven occasions

No Ground Month Year
1 Nagpur Dec 1986
2 Cuttack Jan 1987
3 Chandigarh Nov 1990
4 Lucknow Jan 1994
5 Bangalore Jan 1994
6 Ahmedabad Feb 1994
7 Kanpur Nov 2009

India took the first innings lead of 413 runs against Sri Lanka in the second test at Kanpur providing the 25th occasion of a team taking the first innings lead of 400 plus runs in the annals of test cricket

India has taken the first innings lead of 400 plus runs on two occasions which are furnished in the following table

No Team Score Lead Opp Ground Date
1 Ban 118 -492 v Ind Mirpur May 2007
2 Srl 229 -413 v Ind Kanpur Nov 2009

India has taken the first innings lead against Sri Lanka on eleven occasions including the 413 runs lead in the ongoing test.

DPMD Jayawardene’s run out dismissal in the second innings provide the 10th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman getting dismissed run out in a test innings against Sri Lanka. This run out also represents the 115th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman dismissed run out against various oppositions.

DPMD Jayawardene has been dismissed run out on four occasions including the one in Sri Lanka’s second innings and it was his first run out dismissal against India. The four occasions are – vs Pakistan at Rawalpindi in Feb 00 for 42, vs England at Galle in Feb 01 for 61, vs West Indies at Galle in Nov 01 for 99 and vs India at Kanpur in Nov 09 for 10

400 plus runs first innings lead in tests

India took the first innings lead of 413 runs against Sri Lanka in the second test at Kanpur providing the 25th occasion of a team taking the first innings lead of 400 plus runs in the annals of test cricket

No Team Score Lead Opp Ground Date
1 Aus 201 -702 v Eng The Oval Aug 1938
2 NZl 73 -570 v Pak Lahore May 2002
3 Win 286 -563 v Eng Kingston Apr 1930
4 Eng 141 -504 v Aus Brisbane Nov 1946
5 Zim 239 -496 v Aus Perth Oct 2003
6 Pak 110/1 -496 v Srl Lahore Mar 2009
7 SAF 159 -493 v Aus Jo’burg Feb 2002
8 Ban 118 -492 v Ind Mirpur May 2007
9 Ind 124 -490 v Win Kolkata Dec 1958
10 Eng 232 -476 v Pak The Oval Aug 1987
11 Pak 106 -473 v Win Bridgetown Jan 1958
11 Eng 285 -466 v Win St John’s Apr 2004
13 Aus 157 -465 v SAF Durban Feb 1970
14 Eng 200 -453 v Aus Leeds Jul 1993
15 Eng 157 -445 v Aus Brisbane Nov 2006
16 NZl 216 -444 v Win Wellington Feb 1995
17 Eng 205 -427 v Aus Lord’s Jun 1993
18 Win 146 -424 v Eng Leeds May 2007
19 Eng 233 -419 v Win Lord’s Aug 1973
20 Eng 81 -418 v Srl Galle Dec 2007
21 Srl 229 -413 v Ind Kanpur Nov 2009
22 Eng 190 -411 v Aus Brisbane Nov 1954
23 SAF 30 -408 v Eng Birmingham Jun 1924
24 Zim 184 -402 v Srl Col-SSC Dec 2001
25 SAF 154 -400 v Aus Sydney Jan 2002

India has taken the first innings lead of 400 plus runs on two occasions which are furnished in the following table

No Team Score Lead Opp Ground Date
1 Ban 118 -492 v Ind Mirpur May 2007
2 Srl 229 -413 v Ind Kanpur Nov 2009

RT Ponting's 51 fifties on home soil

RT Ponting scored 55 against West Indies on the first day of the first test against West Indies at Brisbane today, to take his number of fifties to 51 on home soil. RT Ponting remains the only batsman in the world to register fifty fifties on home soil. All his 51 fifties are listed beloe

No Runs Opposition Ground Date
1 96 v Sri Lanka Perth Dec 1995
2 71 v Sri Lanka Melbourne Dec 1995
3 88 v West Indies Brisbane Nov 1996
4 73* v New Zealand Brisbane Nov 1997
5 105 v South Africa Melbourne Dec 1997
6 62 v South Africa Sydney Jan 1998
7 197 v Pakistan Perth Nov 1999
8 125 v India Adelaide Dec 1999
9 67 v India Melbourne Dec 1999
10 141* v India Sydney Jan 2000
11 92 v West Indies Adelaide Dec 2000
12 51 v West Indies Sydney Jan 2001
13 157* v New Zealand Hobart Nov 2001
14 54 v South Africa Adelaide Dec 2001
15 123 v England Brisbane Nov 2002
16 154 v England Adelaide Nov 2002
17 68 v England Perth Nov 2002
18 59 v Bangladesh Cairns Jul 2003
19 169 v Zimbabwe Sydney Oct 2003
20 53* v Zimbabwe Sydney Oct 2003
21 54 v India Brisbane Dec 2003
22 50 v India Brisbane Dec 2003
23 242 v India Adelaide Dec 2003
24 257 v India Melbourne Dec 2003
25 51 v New Zealand Brisbane Nov 2004
26 68 v New Zealand Adelaide Nov 2004
27 98 v Pakistan Perth Dec 2004
28 62* v Pakistan Melbourne Dec 2004
29 207 v Pakistan Sydney Jan 2005
30 54 v ICC World XI Sydney Oct 2005
31 149 v West Indies Brisbane Nov 2005
32 104* v West Indies Brisbane Nov 2005
33 56 v West Indies Adelaide Nov 2005
34 71 v South Africa Perth Dec 2005
35 53 v South Africa Perth Dec 2005
36 117 v South Africa Melbourne Dec 2005
37 120 v South Africa Sydney Jan 2006
38 143* v South Africa Sydney Jan 2006
39 196 v England Brisbane Nov 2006
40 60* v England Brisbane Nov 2006
41 142 v England Adelaide Dec 2006
42 75 v England Perth Dec 2006
43 56 v Sri Lanka Brisbane Nov 2007
44 53* v Sri Lanka Hobart Nov 2007
45 55 v India Sydney Jan 2008
46 140 v India Adelaide Jan 2008
47 79 v New Zealand Adelaide Nov 2008
48 101 v South Africa Melbourne Dec 2008
49 99 v South Africa Melbourne Dec 2008
50 53 v South Africa Sydney Jan 2009
51 55 v West Indies Brisbane Nov 2009

Both the openers registering hundreds in the same innings

V Sehwag {131} and G Gambhir {167} scored hundreds in India’s first innings providing the 62nd occasion of both the openers scoring hundreds in a test innings. It is the sixth occasion of Indian opening batsmen achieving such a feat. This also represents the second occasion of both the openers scoring hundreds against Sri Lanka. The first occasion was Australian openers JL Langer {162} and ML Hayden {117} at Cairns in Jul 04. The six occasions of both the Indian openers registering hundreds are listed below

1 VMMerchant 114 MushtaqAli 112 vs Eng OldTrafford Jul36
2 MHMankad 231 PRoy 173 vs NZl Chenna/CS Jan56
3 SMGavaskar 172 KSrikkanth 116 vs Aus Sydney Jan86
4 VSehwag 254 RDravid 128* vs Pak Lahore Jan06
5 KRDKarthik 129 WJaffer 138* vs Ban Mirpur May07
6 VSehwag 131 GGambhir 167 vs Srl Kanpur Nov09

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