India in record books for ~~extra~~ reasons!

Published: Tuesday, December 11, 2007, 3:35 [IST]
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Bangalore: India today earned the dubious distinction of conceding highest number of extras in the history of Test cricket when it conceded 76 runs including 35 byes in the third and final Test against Pakistan being played at M Chinnaswami stadium here on Tuesday.

They overtook the previous highest of 71 runs in the shape of extras conceded by West Indies on their home turf against Pak in 1988.

Wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik, who kept stumps inplace of regular M S Dhoni, sidelined from the match due to an injury, also registerd his name in the record books by conceding the highest number of byes (35 runs) by an Indian keeper.

The 21-year-old Chennai keeper beat Budhi Kunderan's record, who had conceded 29 byes against England at Kanpur during 1964.

However, the highest number of byes in Test cricket was conceded by English gloveman Leg Aames, who let of 37 runs go past his gloves.

India also had conceded 26 runs from leg byes and 15 from no balls.


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