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Records and stats of Rahul Dravid

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Records and stats of Rahul Dravid

Bangalore, Mar 9: A quick look at the records and stats of one of the greatest batsman in Test cricket history.

  • On his first class debut, Rahul Dravid scored 82 for Karnataka against Maharashtra in February 1991.
  • Dravid made his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in Singapore on April 3, 1996, scoring three runs in an Indian victory.
  • He made 95 on his Test debut against England at Lord's batting at No. 7 in June 1996.
  • Scored his first Test century (148) against South Africa at Johannesburg in January 1997.
  • Scored his first ODI century (107) against Pakistan at Chennai in May 1997.
  • Was the leading run scorer in ICC ODI World Cup 1999 in England with 461 runs.
  • In his first-ever 300-run partnership, Dravid, along with Sourav Ganguly put up a 318-run stand for the second wicket against Sri Lanka in May 1999 at Tauton.
  • Posted highest ODI score of 153 against New Zealand in November 1999, also the highest ever partnership in ODIs with a 331-run stand for the second wicket with Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Only batsman to feature in TWO triple-hundred partnerships in ODIs.
  • Named one of the Top 5 Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2000.
  • Joined English county side Kent in 2000 and topped the club"s averages with 1,039 runs at 49.47.
  • Dravid scored his first double-century (200*) in Tests against Zimbabwe in November 2000 at Delhi.
  • The only Indian to score four Test centuries on the roll (115, 148, 217 and 100*) first three against England and the last against West Indies between August and October 2002.
  • Dravid's innings of 233 and 72* proved crucial against Australia in Adelaide Test of 2003 as India registered their first-ever Test victory in Australia in 23 years.
  • A record 120 consecutive innings without a duck in ODIs between 1999 and 2004.
  • Batted for 173 consecutive innings in both Tests and ODIs without a duck between 2000 and 2004 - longest sequence for any batsman without duck.
  • Played the longest ever innings by an Indian in Test cricket against Pakistan scoring his highest 270 in the Rawalpindi Test of April 2004, which gave India their first ever series win in Pakistan.
  • The only player after Don Bradman to score double-centuries in three successive series by scoring 222 vs New Zealand at Ahmedabad, 2003-04; 233 vs. Australia at Adelaide, 2003-04 and 270 vs. Pakistan at Rawalpindi, 2003-04.
  • Awarded the ICC Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year in September 2004.
  • First player to score centuries against all Test playing nations when he scored 160 against Bangladesh in Chittagong in December 2004.
  • Has twice scored hundreds in each innings of a Test – v New Zealand at Hamilton in 1998-99 and v Pakistan at Calcutta in 2004-05. He"s only the second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to have performed the feat of scoring twin-tons more than once.
  • Named captain of Team India in November 2005.
  • Became only the second Indian player to remain on the field throughout a complete Test match vs Pakistan at Lahore in 2005-06 after Sunil Gavaskar vs West Indies at Georgetown in 1982-83.
  • Led India to a Test series win in West Indies after 35 years in 2006.
  • Completed 10,000 ODI runs against Sri Lanka in February 2007.
  • Led India to a Test-series win in England after 21 years in 2007.
  • Became only the third Indian to carry his bat through an innings, scoring an unbeaten 146 out of 300 during The Oval Test of August 2011.
  • Retired from Twenty20 Internationals on August 31, 2011. Played his last match against England.
  • Played his last One-day International against England on September 16, 2011. Scoring 10,889 runs with an average of 39.16 from 318 innings, finishing as the seventh highest run-getter of all time.
  • Played his last Test against Australia at Adelaide between January 24 to 28, 2012. He is the second highest run-getter in tests with 13,288 runs at an average of 52.31 from 168 Test matches.
  • Dravid has taken the highest number of catches with 210 in Test cricket.
  • Out of his 36 hundreds, four came in a losing cause, one against Zimbabwe at Harare in 1998 and rest three came during India tour of England in 2011.
  • Has been involved in most century partnerships (88) in Test cricket.
  • Missed a Test for the first time after playing 93 consecutive Tests for India – a world record until Adam Gilchrist beat it.
  • Has faced 31258 deliveries in Test cricket, more than any other batsman.


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