Virender Sehwag joins 100-Test club

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Published: Friday, November 23, 2012, 12:06 [IST]
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Mumbai, Nov 23: Virender Sehwag became the ninth Indian to play in 100 Tests when he took the field in the second Test against England at the Wankhede Stadium here on Friday.

Sehwag's career in numbers

Virender Sehwag joins 100-Test club

Sehwag, who made his Test debut against South Africa in 2001, is playing his 99th Test for India. He had played one Test for ICC World XI against Australia in 2005.

The right-hander from Delhi did not have a good start in his 100th Test as he was dismissed bowled by Monty Panesar for 30.

Sehwag had hit a century in Bloemfontein in his first Test and could become only the third batsman in Test history to score a ton in debut and 100th Tests. He will have another chance in the second innings, if India bat again.

Gordon Greenidge of West Indies and Pakistan's Javed Miandad are the only two batsmen to have scored centuries in first and 100th Tests.

The other Indians in 100-Test club are Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, VVS Laxman, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Sourav Ganguly and Dilip Vengsarkar.


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