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Rahul Dravid – One day Career – A Statistical Tribute

He made his one day debut against Sri Lanka at Singapore on 03.04.96 under the captaincy of M Azharuddin. Batting at number four he scored 3 runs. He was caught at the wicket by RS Kaluwitharana of the bowling of Muralitharan He registered his first fifty – in fact it is a ninety – against Pakistan at Toronto on 17.09.96. He made 90 in this game. His first hundred came against Pakistan at Chennai on 21.05.97, He scored 107 in this game. This was the game in which Saeed Anwar scored 194, the then record for highest score in the annals of one day games. His first score of 150 runs came against New Zealand at Hyd-LBS on 08.11.99, He scored 153 in this game. This was the game in which SR Tendulkar scored 186 not out. This is the only game in the annals of one day game in which two batsmen have scored 150 plus runs R Dravid’s highest score in one day games is 153 which he made against New Zealand at Hyd-LBS on 08.11.99 R Dravid and SR Tendulkar added 331 runs for the second wicket in this game, which is a record partnership for any wicket in the annals of one day games. R Dravid and SC Ganguly added 318 runs for the second wicket against Sri Lanka at Taunton on 26.05.99 in the world cup game of 1999, The partnership of 331 runs between R Dravid and SR Tendulkar for the second wicket against New Zealand at Hyd-LBS on 08.11.99 and the partnership of 318 runs between R Dravid and SC Ganguly for the second wicket against Sri Lanka on 26.05.99 are the only two partnerships of 300 plus runs registered in the annals of one day games It is to the credit of R Dravid that he is one of the partnerships...

Rahul Dravid – Test Career – A Statistical Tribute

Rahul Dravid made his test debut against England at Lord’s in June 1996. He made 95 on his test debut, while another debutant SC Ganguly scored a hundred {131} on debut in this test. This Lord’s test has gone into the annals of test cricket as the second test in which two debutant batsmen scored a ninety and hundred. The first test was the Karachi test between Pakistan and Australia in Oct 1964 when two Pakistan debutants – Khalid Ibadulla {166} and Abdul Kadir {95} scored a hundred and ninety. He has scored five double hundreds – 200 not out against Zimbabwe at Delhi in Nov 2000, 217 against England at The Oval in Sep 2002, 222 against New Zealand at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003, 233 against Australia at Adelaide in Dec 2003 and 270 against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in Apr 2004. His five double hundreds are in the progressive order of runs scored which makes him the only batsman to perform such a feat in the annals of test cricket. He has scored a fifty and double hundreds on three occasions which is furnished below. He is the only batsman in the annals of test cricket to perform such a feat on two occasions Player FI SI Team Oppn Ground Start Date R Dravid 200* 70* Ind Zim Delhi 18 Nov 2000 R Dravid 222 73 Ind NZl Ahmedabad 08 Oct 2003 R Dravid 233 72* Ind Aus Adelaide 12 Dec 2003  He has scored hundred in each innings of the test match on two occasions – 1900 and 103 not out vs. New Zealand at Hamilton in Jan 1999 and 110 and 135 vs. Pakistan at Kolkota in Mar 2005. He is the second Indian batsman after SM Gavaskar to perform such a feat on two or more occasions. SM Gavaskar has achieved this feat on three...

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