English Summer - 'Rock of Gibraltar' Dravid surpasses 5,000-run mark

Published: Wednesday, August 28, 2002, 21:23 [IST]
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Rahul Dravid who had stood like the 'Rock of Gibraltar' in the second Test at Nottingham against England and helped India to save the Test through a splendid century, took off where he had left again in the third Test at Headingley, Leeds when he stood against all odds and triumphed with his second century of the nPower Test series on the opening day of the third Test on 22.08.2002. This was his 12th century of his Test career. His sequence of scores in the current series reads 46 and 63 in the first Test at Lords, 13 and 115 in the second Test at Trent Bridge and 148 in the first innings of the third Test at Headingley. Incidentally England has been his happy hunting country where he had made his debut in 1996 with a 90 plus score. During the course of his unbeaten innings of 110 on the opening day, when on his individual score at 30, he crossed the milestone of 5000 runs in Test cricket in his 108th innings of his 63rd Test. He was eventfully dismissed for 148 on the second day of the test when he attempted to hit Ashley Giles by coming forward and was stumped. It may be noted here that out of the 12 centuries scored by Dravid, eight have come in away Tests. Dravid is the seventh Indian to score over 5000 runs in Tests. Gavaskar leads the run getters list among Indians and is second in the world after Allan Border of Australia. Following are the seven Indians in the elite list:
Sl NoPlayerTestsIngsNORunsHSAve100s50s0s90sCt
1Gavaskar SM1252141610122236*51.123445125108
2Tendulkar SR9915915834321757.93303310565
3Vengsarkar DB11618522686816642.13173515478
4Azharuddin M991479621519945.04222151105
5Viswanath GR9115510608022241.93143510363
6Kapil Dev N13118415524816331.0582716264
7Dravid RS63108115118200*52.7612272577
Dravids 12 centuries are as under:
Sl NoScoreAgainstIngsTestVenueSeriesHow outFielderBowler
1148SA1st3rdJohannesburg1996-97CaughtPollock SMCronje WJ
2118Zim1st1stHarare1998-99CaughtJohnson NCMbangwa M
3190NZ 1st3rdHamilton1998-99CaughtMcMillan CDCairns CL
4103*NZ 2nd3rdHamilton1998-99not out --- ---
5107SL 1st1stColombo (SSC)1998-99CaughtRanatunga AHathurasinghe UC
6144NZ 2nd1stMohali1999-00Bowled ---Vettori DL
7200*Zim1st1stDelhi (Feroz SK)2000-01not out --- ---
8162Zim1st2ndNagpur2000-01CaughtFlower AStreak HH
9180Aus2nd2ndCalcutta2000-01run out --- ---
10144*WI 1st1stGeorgetown2001-02not out --- ---
11115Eng2nd2ndTrent Bridge2002Lbw ---Cork DG
12148Eng1st3rdHeadingley2002stumped Stewart AJGiles AF
Dravids runs at home and abroad:

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