Sehwag and Anil Kumble share honours

Published: Saturday, April 17, 2004, 22:06 [IST]
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Islamabad:India's dominance over Pakistan in the Test series is reflected in the batting and bowling averages, both of which were topped by its players -- Virender Sehwag and Anil Kumble respectively.

Sehwag, named the Man of the Series for scoring a record triple century at Multan, finished the series with an aggregate of 438 runs at a staggering average of 109.50.

'Golden Ball' winner Kumble snared 15 victims in the three-Test series at an average of 25.93 with a best performance of 6-72 in the second innings at Multan.

India's new-ball pair of Irfan Pathan (28.50) and Laxmipathy Balaji (30.75) overshadowed their more hyped counterparts, capturing 12 wickets each in the three-match series that India won 2-1.

The much-vaunted Pakistani bowlers cut a sorry figure with Shoaib Akhtar, Mohammed Sami and Danish Kaneria managing just seven wickets each.

Vice-captain Rahul Dravid, who shaped the series-deciding victory at Rawalpindi, was placed second in the batting list with an aggregate of 309 runs at an average of 77.25.

For the hosts, vice-captain Yousuf Youhana was the leading scorer with 280 runs at an average of 56. Skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq was the second highest scorer for his team with 219 runs at an average of 43.80.

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