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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 in these two partnerships of 300 plus runs in one day games

R Dravid is one of the four batsmen in one day game to score 80 plus half centuries. The four batsmen are – SR Tendulkar {95}, Inzamam-ul-Haq {83}, R Dravid {82} and JH Kallis {82}

R Dravid is one of the seven batamen in the annals of one day games to score 90 plus fifties – SR Tendulkar {143}, RT Ponting {111}, JH Kallis {99}, ST Jayasuriya {96}, R Dravid {94}, SC Ganguly {94} and Inzamam-ul-Haq {93}

R Dravid is one of the seventeen cricketers in the annals of one day games to appear in 300 plus games. He is one of the four Indian cricketers who have played 300 plus one day games – SR Tendulkar {453}, R Dravid {343}, M Azharuddin {334} and SC Ganguly {311}

R Dravid is one of the eight batsmen in the annals of one day game to aggregate 10000 plus runs in one day games – SR Tendulkar {18111}, RT Ponting {13602}, ST Jayasuriya {13430}, Inzamam-ul-Haq {11739}, SC Ganguly {11363}, JH Kallis {11227}, R Dravid {10820} and BC Lara {10405}

R Dravid is one of the four batsmen who have aggregated 10000 plus runs in both forms of cricket – Tests and one day games.  SR Tendulkar {14965 runs in tests and 18111 in ODIs}, R Dravid {12775 runs in tests and 10820 runs in ODIs}, RT Ponting {12411 runs in tests and 13602 runs in ODIs} and JH Kallis {11947 runs in Tests and 11227 runs in ODIs]

R Dravid is the second Indian batsman after SR Tendulkar to aggregate 10000 plus runs both in tests and one day games.

R Dravid has partnered two batsmen in adding 4000 plus runs. With SR Tendulkar he has added 4117 runs and with SC Ganguly ha has added 4363 runs. He is the third batsman in the annals of one day games to add 4000 plus runs with two or more partners. Others are – SR Tendulkar and SC Ganguly. SR Tendulkar has added 4000 plus runs with three partners – with SC Ganguly {8227}, With V Sehwag {4312} and with R Dravid {4117}. SC Ganguly has added 4000 plus runs with two partners – with SR Tendulkar {8227} and with R Dravid {4363}

R Dravid has partnered 55 partnerships of over 100 plus runs. The break up wicket wise read thus – first wicket {03}, Second wicket {13}, Third wicket {13}, fourth wicket {15}, fifth wicket {09} and sixth wicket {02}. The break up partner wise read thus – SC Ganguly {11}, SR Tendulkar {11}, M Kaif {08}, Yuvraj Singh {05}, M Azhauddin {04}, VVS Laxman {04}, MS Dhoni {03}, V Sehwag {03}, N Chopra {01}, G Gambhir {01}, RR Singh {01}, RV Uthappa {01}, S Ramesh {01} and VG Kambli {01}

R Dravid has led India in 79 one day games. He record as captain read thus – 79 matches, 75 innings, 12 not outs, 2658 runs, Highest Score-105, Average-42.19, two hundreds and 25 half centuries.

R Dravid has aggregated 1000 runs in three separate calendar years – 1999 {1761 runs}, 2004 {1025 runs} and 2005 {1092 runs}

R Dravid is one of six batsmen who have faced 15000 plus deliveries in one day games – SR Tendullkar {20980}, RT Ponting {16876}, Inzamam-ul-Haq {15812}, JH Kallis {15426}, SC Ganguly {15416} and R Dravid {15205}

R Dravid’s duck vs England at Lord’s on 08.09.07 provide the second occasion of a visiting captain scoring a duck at Lord’s in ODIs. Waqar Younis of Pakistan is the other visiting captain to score a duck at Lord’s. Thus R Dravid is the only visiting batting captain to score a duck at Lord’s

R Dravid has an aggregate of 3000 plus runs at home, away and neutral grounds. The following table shows his performance.

Soils M I No Runs HS Aver C F Z 4s 6s
home 97 91 12 3406 153 43.11 6 24 4 317 16
away 119 112 15 3975 *123 40.97 2 36 4 345 16
neutral 127 114 13 3439 145 34.04 4 22 5 284 10
Total 343 317 40 10820 153 39.06 12 82 13 946 42

R Dravid has kept wickets in 73 one day games and effected 84 dismissals – 71 catches and 13 stumpings. His batting record as wicket keeper batsman read thus – 73 matches, 64 innings, 12 not outs, 2300 runs, Highest score-145, Average – 44,23, four hundreds and 14 half centuries

R Dravid has assumed the dual role of captain-cum-wicket keeper in five one day games. His career record in the dual role read thus – 5 matches, 5 innings, 151 runs HS – 58,  Average 30.30, Half centuries – 01. He has effected three dismissals – two catches and one stumping

R Dravid is one of the four Indian captains who have scored 25 half centuries – M Azharuddin {37}, SC Ganguly {30}, MS Dhoni {26} and R Dravid {25}

R Dravid is one of the ten batsmen in the annals of one day games to aggregate 1000 plus runs against five or more specific oppositions. He has an aggregate of 1309 vs South Africa, 1348 runs vs West Indies, 1032 runs vs New Zealand, 1899 runs vs Pakistan and 1662 runs vs Sri Lanka.

The complete list of ten batsmen who have achieved the feat of scoring 1000 plus runs against five or more specific opposition is tabulated below.

No Batsmen Aus Ban Eng RSA Win NZl Ind Pak Srl Zim
1 AC Gilchrist   1087 1127 1246 1622 1511
2 BC Lara 1858 1219 1068 1142 1771 1122
3 JH Kallis 1515 1054 1666 1432 1515 1217 1320
4 Mohd Yousuf 1016 1116   1430 1284 1033
5 R Dravid 1309 1348 1032 1899 1662
6 RT Ponting 1598 1795 1475 1971 2149 1107 1646
7 SC Ganguly 1313 1142 1679 1652 1534 1367
8 SR Tendulkar 3058 1455 2001 1573 1750 2474 2983 1377
9 SR Waugh 1581 1114 1088 1117 1003
10 ST Jayasuriya 1030 1195 1066 1519 2899 2517  

R Dravid has pouched 196 catches and effected 14 stumpings in his one day career. His 196 catches include 72 catches he has pouched when he was keeping the wickets.

R Dravid is one of the 24 fieldsmen {excluding wicket keepers} in the annals of one day games to pouch 100 plus catches. He is one of the four Indian fieldsman to pouch 100 plus catches in one day games – M Azharuddin {156}, SR Tendulkar {136}, R Dravid {124} and SC Ganguly {100}

R Dravid’s four hundreds have gone in vain – India could not win the game when R Dravid scored a hundred. Four hundreds are listed below

No Runs Opposition Ground Start Date
1 107 v Pakistan Chennai 21 May 1997
2 123* v New Zealand Taupo 09 Jan 1999
3 103* v West Indies Singapore 08 Sep 1999
4 103* v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 06 Nov 2005

R Dravid has scored twelve hundreds in one day games which are tabulated below

No Runs Opposition Ground Start Date
1 107 v Pakistan Chennai 21 May 1997
2 123* v New Zealand Taupo 09 Jan 1999
3 116 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 22 Mar 1999
4 104* v Kenya Bristol 23 May 1999
5 145 v Sri Lanka Taunton 26 May 1999
6 103* v West Indies Singapore 08 Sep 1999
7 153 v New Zealand Hyd-LBS 08 Nov 1999
8 109* v West Indies Ahmedabad 15 Nov 2002
9 104 v UAE Dambulla 16 Jul 2004
10 104 v Pakistan Kochi 02 Apr 2005
11 103* v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 06 Nov 2005
12 105 v West Indies Kingston 18 May 2006

R Dravid’s 55 fifties have won the games for India in one day games. He is one of the fourteen batsmen in the annals of one day games to witness fifty fifties winning a game for their teams. He is one of three Indian batsmen to accomplish such a feat. The other two are – SR Tendulkar {91} and, SC Ganguly {59}

India has witnessed 22 occasions of two batsmen scoring hundreds in a one day game on 22 occasions against various oppositions. R Dravid figures in six such occasions. All the six occasions are listed below

No Batsman Score Batsman Score Oppn Venue Date
1 SC Ganguly 130* R Dravid 116 Srl Nagpur 22.03.99
2 SR Tendulkar 140* R Dravid 104* Ken Bristol 22.05.99
3 SC Ganguly 183* R Dravid 145 Srl Taunton 26.05.99
4 SR Tendulkar 186* R Dravid 153 NZl Hyd-LBS 08.11.99
5 V Sehwag 108 R Dravid 104* Pak Kochi 02.04.05
6 G Gambhir 103 R Dravid 103* Srl Ahmedabad 06.11.05


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 occasions

He is the only batsman in the annals of test cricket to aggregate 10000 plus runs while batting at number three. His has an aggregate of 10524 runs to his credit

He has scored 50 half centuries while batting at number three and is the only batsman to score 50 half centuries while batting at number three in the annals of test cricket

He holds the record for most number of fifties while batting number three. He has scored 78 fifties. He is one of the two batsmen who have scored 75 plus fifties while batting at number three in the annals of test cricket. RT Ponting is the other batsman who has scored 75 fifties while batting at number three.

He has scored ten nineties in tests and shares the record for most nineties with SR Tendulkar of India and SR Waugh of Australia

He has scored 5031 runs in India’s 56 winning tests. He is seventh batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 5000 plus runs in a team’s winning tests. He is the second Indian batsman to perform such a feat after SR Tendulkar who has scored 5594 runs in India’s 63 winnings tests

He is the third Indian batsman to aggregate 5000 plus runs on home soil. He has an aggregate of 5598 runs. The other two are – SR Tendulkar {6765} and SM Gavaskar {5067}

He is one of the two batsmen in the annals of test cricket to score 7500 plus runs on away soil. He has an aggregate of 7690 runs on away soil. SR Tendulkar with 8705 runs is the other batsman.

He has scored 36 half centuries on away soil and shares the record for most half centuries on away soil with SR Tendulkar who also has scored 36 half centuries

He is one of the two batsmen who have scored 21 or more hundreds on away soil. He has scored 21 hundreds; SR Tendulkar with 29 hundreds is the other batsman to score 20 plus hundreds on away soil.

He is one among the three Indian batsmen who have scored three double hundreds on away soil. Others are – SR Tendulkar and V Sehwag

He is one among the 16 batsmen in the annals of test cricket to score 15 or more hundreds on home soil. He has scored 15 hundreds on home soil. He is also the third Indian batsmen to perform such a feat, others are – SR Tendulkar {22} and SM Gavaskar {16}

He is one of the three batsmen who have been dismissed for a double nelson – 222 – in a test innings. He scored 222 against New Zealand at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003. Others are – GR Viswanath of India vs. England at Chennai in Jan 1982 and NJ Astle of New Zealand vs. England at Christchurch in Mar 2002

He is the only fieldsman to pouch 200 plus catches in the annals of test cricket. He has pouched 210 catches. He has pouched 112 catches on away soil and remains the only fieldsman to pouch 100 plus catches on away soil.

He is also the only fieldsman to pouch at least ten catches against each opposition he has played with. The following table furnishes the catch taken by him against each opposition

Opposition Mat Inns Ct
Australia 33 62 47
Bangladesh 7 14 13
England 21 38 30
New Zealand 15 28 17
Pakistan 15 29 19
South Africa 21 39 21
Sri Lanka 20 32 16
West Indies 23 41 26
Zimbabwe 9 18 21
Total 164 301 210

He is the only fieldsman in the annals of test cricket to pouch 50 plus cathes of two bowlers – A Kumble {55} and Harbhajan Singh {51}

He has scored most runs in the fourth innings of a test – 1575 runs from 65 tests. He is one of the two batsmen who have scored 1500 plus runs in the fourth innings of a test in the annals of test cricket. SR Tendulkar is close behind with 1563 runs from 69 tests.

He is one of the four batsmen who have scored 60 plus half centuries in the annals of test cricket. He has scored 63 half centuries. Others are – SR Tendulkar {65}, AR Border {63} and RT Ponting {61}. Thus he shares the second place with AR Border for most half centuies by a batsman – both of them scoring 63 half centuries

It is interesting to note that Dravid has scored least number of zeroes among the nine batsmen who have scored 10000 plus runs in tests. Dravid has failed to score in eight test innings

He stands third in the list of batsmen who have scored most fifties in the annals of test cricket. The three batsmen are – SR Tendulkar {116}, RT Ponting {102} and R Dravid {99}

He shares the record for most partnership runs with SR Tendulkar in tests. Both of them have shared 6920 partnership runs in 143 innings. They share 20 three figure partnerships which is a record in itself for most number of century stands in the annals of test cricket

He has partnered Tendulkar on 143 occasions which is next to 148 occasions partnered by DL Haynes and CG Greenidge

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar share 29 half century partnerships which is a record for most half century stands between two batsmen in the annals of test cricket.  ML Hayden and JL Langer shared 28 half century stands.

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar through their 29 half century partnerships have added 2137 runs. They are the only pair to add 2000 plus runs through the half century stand in test cricket

He has partnered 49 fifty plus runs partnerships with R Dravid which is also a record for most fifty plus runs partnerships in the annals of test cricket

R Dravid has been one of the partners in a three figure partnership on 88 occasions and shares the record for most three figure stands in tests.

He is one of the four Indian batsmen who have scored four hundreds in consecutive tests. His feat read thus – 13 and 115 vs. England at Nottingham in Aug 2002; 148 vs. England at Leeds in Aug 2002; 217 vs. England at The Oval in Sep 2002 and 100* vs. West Indies at Mumbai in Oct 2002. Other Indian batsmen to perform such a feat are – G Gautham {05}, SM Gavaskar {04} and SR Tendulkar {04}. His career summary read thus –

Opposition Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0
Australia 33 62 6 2166 233 38.67 2 13 4
Bangladesh 7 10 2 560 160 70.00 3 1 1
England 21 37 5 1950 217 60.93 7 8 1
New Zealand 15 28 2 1659 222 63.80 6 6 1
Pakistan 15 26 3 1236 270 53.73 5 3 1
South Africa 21 40 3 1252 148 33.83 2 5 0
Sri Lanka 20 32 1 1508 177 48.64 3 9 0
West Indies 23 38 7 1978 146 63.80 5 13 0
Zimbabwe 9 13 3 979 *200 97.90 3 5 0
Total 164 286 32 13288 270 52.31 36 63 8
 
He is one of the few batsmen who have scored a hundred against every opposition he played against

 R Dravid and V Sehwag added 410 runs against Pakistan for the first wicket at Lahore in Jan 2006. This stand is one of the three stands of 400 plus runs for the first wicket as on date. The other two stands are – 415 runs between GC Smith and ND McKenzie of South Africa against Bangladesh at Chittagong in Feb 2008 and 413 runs between MH Mankad and P Roy of India against New Zealand at Chennai in Jan 1956

In India’s innings against South Africa at Chennai in Mar 08, for the first wicket there was a 213 runs partnership between Wasim Jaffer and V Sehwag. For the second wicket there was another 200 plus run partnership – 268 runs stand between V Sehwag and R Dravid. For the first time in the annals of test cricket 200 plus runs for the first two wickets were registered in the same test innings

This feat was repeated again by Indian batsmen at Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai against Sri Lanka in the third test of 2009-10 test series. M Vijay and V Sehwag added 221 runs for the first wicket which was followed by 237 runs stand for the second wicket between V Sehwag and R Dravid for the second wicket

R Dravid became the first cricketer to play his 100th test while batting at number three on home ground. His 100th test was against Australia at Bangalore in 2008.

Dravid had partnered 4000 plus runs with two batsmen. Tendulkar is the other Indian batsman to achieve such a fear. The performances of these two batsmen are furnished below

No Batsman Partner Runs
1 R Dravid SR Tendulkar 6920
  R Dravid VVS Laman 4065
       
2 SR Tendulkar R Dravid 6920
  SR Tendulkar SC Ganguly 4173

He holds the record for most partnership runs for the third wicket with SR Tendulkar in the annals of test cricket. The pair has added 5826 runs from 123 innings. They remain the only pair to add 5000 plus runs for the third wicket.

R Dravid-SR Tendulkar has shared 18 three figure stands which is also a record for most number of century stands for the third wicket. They also shared 23 half century partnerships for the third which is a record for most half century stands for the third wicket. They shared 41 fifty plus runs stands for the third wicket which is also a record for most number of century stands for the third wicket

R Dravid figures in four partnerships of 300 plus runs for various wickets which is a record for Indian batsman. The following table furnishes the four occasions

No Partners Wkt Runs Opposition Ground Start Date
1 R Dravid,VVS Laxman 5 376 v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001
2 R Dravid,VVS Laxman 5 303 v Australia Adelaide 12 Dec 2003
3 R Dravid,V Sehwag 1 410 v Pakistan Lahore 13 Jan 2006
4 R Dravid,G Gambhir 2 314 v England Mohali 19 Dec 2008

He has faced most balls than any other batsman in aggregating 13288 runs. He is the only batsman to fave 30000 deliveries – 31258 to be precise.

R Dravid and VVS Laxman have forged two partnerships of 300 plus runs – both against Australia – 376 runs for the fifth wicket at Kolkata in Mar 2001 and 303 runs for the fifth wicket at Adeliade in Dec 2003. They remain the only pair in the annals of test cricket to have put on 300 plus runs for the same wicket and against the same opposition.

Added to this record he has to his credit another 300 plus runs partnership for the fourth wicket with SR Tendulkar against Australia at Sydney in Jan 2004.

He is one of the six batsmen in the annals of test cricket to have partnered a 300 plus runs partnerships on four or more occasions. Others are – DG Bradman (05}, HH Gibbs (04}, GC Smith {04}, RT Ponting {04} and DPMD Jayawardene {04}. The performance of these four batsmen are furnished in the following table

No Partners Wkt Runs Team Oppn Ground Mon/Date
1 SG Barnes, DG Bradman 5 405 Aus Eng Sydney Dec 1946
2 DG Bradman, JHW Fingleton 6 346 Aus Eng Melbourne Jan 1937
3 DG Bradman, AR Morris 2 301 Aus Eng Leeds Jul 1948
4 DG Bradman, WH Ponsford 4 388 Aus Eng Leeds Jul 1934
5 DG Bradman, WH Ponsford 2 451 Aus Eng The Oval Aug 1934
               
1 R Dravid, G Gambhir 2 314 Ind Eng Mohali Dec 2008
2 R Dravid, VVS Laxman 5 376 Ind Aus Kolkata Mar 2001
3 R Dravid, VVS Laxman 5 303 Ind Aus Adelaide Dec 2003
4 R Dravid, V Sehwag 1 410 Ind Pak Lahore Jan 2006
               
1 HH Gibbs, JH Kallis 2 315* SAF NZl Christchurch Mar 1999
2 HH Gibbs, GC Smith 1 368 SAF Pak Cape Town Jan 2003
3 HH Gibbs, GC Smith 1 338 SAF Eng Birmingham Jul 2003
4 HH Gibbs, GC Smith 1 301 SAF Win Centurion Jan 2004
               
1 HH Gibbs, GC Smith 1 368 SAF Pak Cape Town Jan 2003
2 HH Gibbs, GC Smith 1 338 SAF Eng Birmingham Jul 2003
3 HH Gibbs, GC Smith 1 301 SAF Win Centurion Jan 2004
4 ND McKenzie, GC Smith 1 415 SAF Ban Chittagong Feb 2008
               
1 MJ Clarke, RT Ponting 4 352 Aus Pak Hobart Jan 2010
2 MJ Clarke, RT Ponting 4 386 Aus Ind Adelaide Jan 2012
3 JL Langer, RT Ponting 5 327 Aus Pak Perth Nov 1999
4 DS Lehmann, RT Ponting 3 315 Aus Win Triniadad Apr 2003
               
1 MJayawardene,PJayawardene 6 351 Srl Ind Ahmedabad Nov 2009
2 MJayawardene,TTSamaraweera 4 437 Srl Pak Karachi Feb 2009
3 MJayawardene,KCSangakkara 3 624 Srl SAF Col-SSC Jul 2006
4 MJayawardene,KCSangakkara 3 311 Srl Ban Kandy Jul 2007

He holds the record for most occasions of bowled dismissals in a test innings. He has been bowled on 55 occasions. R Dravid {55} and AR Border {53} are the only two batsmen who have been dismissed bowled on 50 plus occasions in the annals of test cricket

His partnership of 410 runs with V Sehwag for the first wicket against Pakistan at Karachi in Jan 2006 is one of the fourteen partnerships of 400 plus runs in the annals of test cricket and second by India. The other partnership is – 413 runs between MH Mankad and P Roy of India against New Zealand at Chennai {Nehru Stadium} in Jan 1956

 R Dravid scored his fifth hundred in the year 2011 when he scored 119 against West Indies at Kolkata in the second test. The details of his five hundreds are tabulated below

No Runs Opposition Ground Mon/Year
1 112 West Indies Kingston Jun 2011
2 103* England Lord’s Jul 2011
3 117 England Nottingham Jul 2011
4 146* England The Oval Aug 2011
5 119 WestIndies Kolkata Nov 2011

 R Dravid’s feat of five hundreds in 2011 provide the 43rd occasion of a batsman scoring five or more hundreds in a calendar year in the annals of test cricket. His feat provides the eight occasion of Indian batsman accomplishing such a feat. The following table lists out the eight occasions

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Year
1 SM Gavaskar Ind 8 14 2 1099 205 91.58 5 1978
2 GR Viswanath Ind 17 26 2 1388 179 57.83 5 1979
3 SM Gavaskar Ind 18 32 4 1310 236* 46.78 5 1983
4 SR Tendulkar Ind 10 19 3 1088 217 68.00 5 1999
5 R Dravid Ind 16 26 3 1357 217 59.00 5 2002
6 SR Tendulkar Ind 14 23 3 1562 214 78.10 7 2010
7 V Sehwag Ind 14 25 2 1422 173 61.82 5 2010
8 R Dravid Ind 10 19 3 952 146* 59.50 5 2011

R Dravid five hundreds in 2011 provide the second occasion of his scoring five hundreds in a calendar year. He has achieved this feat in 2002. He became the third Indian batsman to score five or more hundreds in an year on two occasions. Prior to R Dravid, SM Gavaskar {1978 and 1983} and SR Tendulkar {1999 and 2010} had achieved such a feat

Apart from the three Indian batsmen, ML Hayden {in four calendar years}, RT Ponting {in four calendar years}, JH Kallis {in three calendar years} and DG Bradman {in two calendar years} have achieved this feat.  R Dravid enters this elite club as the seventh batsman

No Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Year
1 ML Hayden Aus 14 25 3 1391 203 63.22 5 2001
2 ML Hayden Aus 11 17 1 1160 197 72.50 6 2002
3 ML Hayden Aus 12 21 4 1312 380 77.17 5 2003
4 ML Hayden Aus 15 29 3 1380 138 53.07 5 2005
                     
1 RT Ponting Aus 11 16 1 1064 154 70.93 5 2002
2 RT Ponting Aus 11 18 3 1503 257 100.20 6 2003
3 RT Ponting Aus 15 28 5 1544 207 67.13 6 2005
4 RT Ponting Aus 10 18 3 1333 196 88.86 7 2006
                     
1 JH Kallis RSA 11 21 5 1288 162 80.50 5 2004
2 JH Kallis RSA 9 17 3 1210 186 86.42 5 2007
3 JH Kallis RSA 11 19 4 1198 201* 79.86 6 2010
                     
1 DG Bradman Aus 7 9 0 950 226 105.55 5 1931
2 DG Bradman Aus 8 13 4 1025 201 113.88 5 1948
                     
1 R Dravid Ind 16 26 3 1357 217 59.00 5 2002
2 R Dravid Ind 10 19 3 952 146* 59.50 5 2011
                     
1 SM Gavaskar Ind 8 14 2 1099 205 91.58 5 1978
2 SM Gavaskar Ind 18 32 4 1310 236* 46.78 5 1983
                     
1 SR Tendulkar Ind 10 19 3 1088 217 68.00 5 1999
2 SR Tendulkar Ind 14 23 3 1562 214 78.10 7 2010

R Dravid has partnered 214 fifty plus runs partnerships for various wickets with 33 partners which are listed below. He is the only batsman in the annals of test cricket to partner 200 plus fifty plus partnerships

No Partner Inns NO Runs High Ave C F F+
1 SR Tendulkar 143 6 6920 249 50.51 20 29 49
2 VVS Laxman 86 7 4065 376 51.45 12 14 26
3 V Sehwag 60 2 3405 410 58.70 10 11 21
4 SC Ganguly 68 6 3294 194* 53.12 10 12 22
5 G Gambhir 47 1 2530 314 55.00 7 9 16
6 W Jaffer 31 1 1555 203 51.83 6 3 9
7 NS Sidhu 14 0 958 171 68.42 3 5 8
8 S Ramesh 15 1 774 232 55.28 1 5 6
9 Yuvraj Singh 15 1 766 128 54.71 2 5 7
10 MS Dhoni 15 0 765 224 51.00 2 1 3
11 M Azharuddin 19 0 702 165 36.94 1 5 6
12 SS Das 15 1 649 155 46.35 3 1 4
13 KD Karthik 12 0 508 165 42.33 3 0 3
14 A Kumble 16 0 454 93 28.37 0 4 4
15 SB Bangar 12 0 387 170 32.25 1 1 2
16 M Kaif 10 0 362 179 36.20 1 0 1
17 D Dasgupta 4 0 320 171 80.00 2 0 2
18 J Srinath 9 0 305 144 33.88 1 1 2
19 IK Pathan 6 0 258 92 43.00 0 2 2
20 PA Patel 7 1 245 129 40.83 1 1 2
21 NR Mongia 13 1 236 68 19.66 0 2 2
22 Harbhajan Singh 13 0 211 56 16.23 0 1 1
23 BKV Prasad 5 0 190 61 38.00 0 3 3
24 A Mukund 8 0 178 63 22.25 0 2 2
25 A Chopra 8 0 170 77 21.25 0 2 2
26 AB Agarkar 7 1 149 69 24.83 0 1 1
27 A Jadeja 6 0 147 101 24.50 1 0 1
28 A Mishra 2 0 143 87 71.50 0 2 2
29 V Kohli 3 0 132 84 44.00 0 1 1
30 Sarandeep Singh 1 1 120 120* 1 0 1
31 M Vijay 7 0 109 73 15.57 0 1 1
32 SV Manjrekar 2 0 102 61 51.00 0 1 1
33 M Kartik 3 0 53 51 17.66 0 1 1
  Total           88 126 214

R Dravid earned the distinction of becoming the fifth fieldsman in the annals of test cricket to pouch 13 catches. His feat provides the sixth such occasion. He achieved the distinction against Australia in 2004-05 test series. What is interesting is that R Dravid’s 13 catches came in four tests while the other five who are in this elite list have done in five or more tests.

No Cat Tests Fieldsman Series Season
 1 15 5 JM Gregory AusVsEng 1920-21
 2 14 6 GS Chappell AusVsEng 1974-75
 3 13 5 RB Simpson AusVsSAF 1957-58
 4 13 5 RB Simpson AusVsWin 1960-61
 5 13 6 BC Lara WinVsEng 1997-98
 6 13 4 RS Dravid IndVsAus 2004-05

Dravid’s 13 catches represents the most catches held in a series against Australia by a fielder from any country. The previous best tally of catches in a series against Australia was 12. Five fielders had jointly held this record. They are LC Braund of Eng in 1901-02, WR Hammond of Eng in 1934, GS Sobers of Win in 1960-61, AW Greig of Eng in 1974-75 and  IT Botham of Eng in 1981

Dravid became the fourth Indian fieldsman to pouch ten or more catches in a test series. It is the fifth such occasion by an Indian fieldsman. His effort is the best by an Indian fieldsman in a test series. The previous best was by ED Solkar who had pouched 12 catches in 1972-73 series against England.

No Cat Tests Fieldsman Teams Season
1 13 4 Tests RS Dravid IndVsAus 2004/05
2 12 5 Tests ED Solkar IndVsEng 1972/73
3 11 3 Tests MAzharuddin IndVsSrl 1993/94
4 10 4 Tests ED Solkar IndVsAus 1969/70
5 10 4 Tests AL Wadekar IndVsNZl 1967/68

Dravid’s effort of 13 catches in four test makes him the third fieldsman to pouch ten or more catches in four tests. Others are – ED Solkar – 10 catches against Australia in 1969-60 and AL Wadekar – 10 cathces against New Zealand in 1993-94

 His 88 three figure partnerships with various partners which is a world record for most three figure stands are listed below

 

No No Partner Wkt Runs   Opposition Ground Start Date
1 1 V Sehwag 1 410   v Pakistan Lahore 13 Jan 2006
2 2 SR Tendulkar 1 127   v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 May 2007
3 3 W Jaffer 1 106 * v Bangladesh Dhaka 25 May 2007
                 
4 1 G Gambhir 2 314   v England Mohali 19 Dec 2008
5 2 V Sehwag 2 268   v South Africa Chennai 26 Mar 2008
6 3 G Gambhir 2 259   v Bangladesh Chittagong 17 Dec 2004
7 4 V Sehwag 2 237   v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 02 Dec 2009
8 5 V Sehwag 2 237   v New Zealand Ahmedabad 04 Nov 2010
9 6 S Ramesh 2 232   v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Feb 1999
10 7 VVS Laxman 2 197   v Pakistan Faisalabad 21 Jan 2006
11 8 VVS Laxman 2 175   v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 2008
12 9 NS Sidhu 2 171   v West Indies Port of Spain 14 Mar 1997
13 10 D Dasgupta 2 171   v South Africa Port Elizabeth 16 Nov 2001
14 11 SB Bangar 2 170   v England Leeds 22 Aug 2002
15 12 G Gambhir 2 170   v New Zealand Wellington 03 Apr 2009
16 13 W Jaffer 2 167   v England Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
17 14 SS Das 2 155   v Zimbabwe Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
18 15 W Jaffer 2 155   v West Indies St John’s 10 May 2002
19 16 NS Sidhu 2 147   v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 02 Aug 1997
20 17 NS Sidhu 2 137   v Sri Lanka Nagpur 26 Nov 1997
21 18 V Sehwag 2 137   v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2003
22 19 G Gambhir 2 137   v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
23 20 W Jaffer 2 136   v Pakistan Kolkata 30 Nov 2007
24 21 G Gambhir 2 133   v New Zealand Napier 26 Mar 2009
25 22 SS Das 2 130   v Zimbabwe Nagpur 21 Feb 2002
26 23 PA Patel 2 129   v Pakistan Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
27 24 W Jaffer 2 129   v England Nagpur 01 Mar 2006
28 25 V Sehwag 2 127   v South Africa Kolkata 28 Nov 2004
29 26 KD Karthik 2 127   v England The Oval 09 Aug 2007
30 27 V Sehwag 2 126   v England Lord’s 25 Jul 2002
31 28 KD Karthik 2 124   v Bangladesh Chittagong 18 May 2007
32 29 G Gambhir 2 123   v Zimbabwe Harare 20 Sep 2005
33 30 SS Das 2 107   v Zimbabwe Delhi 18 Nov 2000
34 31 G Gambhir 2 105   v New Zealand Hamilton 18 Mar 2009
35 32 V Sehwag 2 105 * v England Mohali 09 Mar 2006
36 33 V Sehwag 2 103   v Pakistan Mohali 08 Mar 2005
37 34 A Jadeja 2 101   v West Indies St John’s 04 Apr 1997
                 
38 1 SR Tendulkar 3 249   v Zimbabwe Nagpur 25 Nov 2000
39 2 SR Tendulkar 3 229   v New Zealand Mohali 10 Oct 1999
40 3 SR Tendulkar 3 222 * v Bangladesh Dhaka 24 Jan 2010
41 4 SR Tendulkar 3 213   v Zimbabwe Delhi 18 Nov 2000
42 5 W Jaffer 3 203   v West Indies St John’s 02 Jun 2006
43 6 SC Ganguly 3 194 * v New Zealand Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
44 7 SR Tendulkar 3 170   v West Indies Bridgetown 27 Mar 1997
45 8 SR Tendulkar 3 163   v West Indies Georgetown 17 Apr 1997
46 9 SR Tendulkar 3 163   v England Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
47 10 SC Ganguly 3 160   v Sri Lanka Mumbai 03 Dec 1997
48 11 SC Ganguly 3 152   v Pakistan Bangalore 08 Dec 2007
49 12 SR Tendulkar 3 150   v England Leeds 22 Aug 2002
50 13 SR Tendulkar 3 140   v Australia Kolkata 18 Mar 1998
51 14 V Sehwag 3 139   v West Indies Gros Islet 10 Jun 2006
52 15 SR Tendulkar 3 139   v Australia Perth 16 Jan 2008
53 16 SR Tendulkar 3 138 * v Australia Sydney 02 Jan 2004
54 17 D Dasgupta 3 136   v England Mohali 03 Dec 2001
55 18 VVS Laxman 3 130   v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 13 Sep 2005
56 19 SR Tendulkar 3 124   v West Indies Port of Spain 19 Apr 2002
57 20 SR Tendulkar 3 122   v Pakistan Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
58 21 SR Tendulkar 3 119   v Sri Lanka Galle 18 Jul 2010
59 22 SR Tendulkar 3 117   v Australia Melbourne 26 Dec 2011
60 23 SR Tendulkar 3 113   v Australia Chennai 06 Mar 1998
61 24 SR Tendulkar 3 109   v New Zealand Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
62 25 SR Tendulkar 3 104   v New Zealand Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
63 26 VVS Laxman 3 100   v West Indies Basseterre 22 Jun 2006
                 
64 1 SC Ganguly 4 145   v South Africa Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
65 2 VVS Laxman 4 140   v West Indies Kolkata 14 Nov 2011
66 3 SC Ganguly 4 135   v England Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
67 4 VVS Laxman 4 131   v Pakistan Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
68 5 VVS Laxman 4 130   v New Zealand Ahmedabad 08 Oct 2003
69 6 SC Ganguly 4 110 * v Zimbabwe Delhi 18 Nov 2000
70 7 SC Ganguly 4 108   v South Africa Johannesburg 16 Jan 1997
71 8 SC Ganguly 4 105   v England The Oval 05 Sep 2002
                 
72 1 VVS Laxman 5 376   v Australia Kolkata 11 Mar 2001
73 2 VVS Laxman 5 303   v Australia Adelaide 12 Dec 2003
74 3 SC Ganguly 5 182   v New Zealand Ahmedabad 08 Oct 2003
75 4 M Kaif 5 179   v West Indies Gros Islet 10 Jun 2006
76 5 SR Tendulkar 5 169   v Australia Chennai 18 Mar 2001
77 6 KD Karthik 5 165   v Pakistan Kolkata 16 Mar 2005
78 7 SC Ganguly 5 131   v Pakistan Rawalpindi 13 Apr 2004
79 8 Yuvraj Singh 5 128   v England Nottingham 29 Jul 2011
80 9 Yuvraj Singh 5 125   v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009
81 10 VVS Laxman 5 119   v West Indies Georgetown 11 Apr 2002
82 11 VVS Laxman 5 113   v England The Oval 05 Sep 2002
83 12 VVS Laxman 5 105   v West Indies Mumbai 09 Oct 2002
                 
84 1 MS Dhoni 6 224   v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009
85 2 MS Dhoni 6 193   v New Zealand Nagpur 20 Nov 2010
86 3 M Azharuddin 6 165   v South Africa Kanpur 08 Dec 1996
                 
87 1 J Srinath 8 144   v New Zealand Hamilton 02 Jan 1999
88 2 Sarandeep Singh 8 120 * v West Indies Georgetown 11 Apr 2002

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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