Saturday, March 29, 2008

Rahul Dravid Becomes 6th Batsman to Score 10000 Runs in Test Cricket

Rahul Dravid completed 10,000 runs in Test cricket when he reached 80 on the fourth day of the first Test against South Africa at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday.

Bangalore-based Dravid, 35, is playing in his 120th Test and averaged 55.11 at the start of his 206th innings.

With this Dravid became only the sixth batsman in history to score more than 10000 runs. Topping the list is Brian Lara followed by Sachin Tendulkar, A Border, S Waugh and S Gavaskar.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Virender Sehwag Smashed Triple Century against South Africa in the 1st Test

virender sehwag triple century

Virender Sehwag scored his second Triple Century and the fastest recorded to spearhead India's reply against South Africa on the third day of the first Test on Friday.

Sehwag bludgeoned an unbeaten 309 to match his previous best made against Pakistan in Multan in 2004.

Sehwag matched the feat of Australian Don Bradman and West Indies batsman Brian Lara, who have also surpassed 300 twice. Lara holds the record for the highest Test score (400 not out).

Sehwag told reporters
I have no words to describe this knock, this innings is even better than the one in Multan.
He achieved his triple hundred from an astonishing 278 balls, which surpassed the 362 balls faced by Australian Matthew Hayden when he scored a then world record 380 against Zimbabwe at Perth in 2003-4.

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