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Only Team India affected by 100th Test jinx!

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Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 16:23 [IST]
 
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Virender Sehwag is not the only batsman to have struggled in his 100th Test, while all the eight Indian batsmen who have completed 100 Tests so far had to be content with the occasion alone.

Another interesting fact is that Indian cricketers playing their 100th Test have often witnessed their teammates or opposition scoring a century while they haven't been able to register one till date.

Team India and its '100th Test' jinx

While there are a couple of cricketers - Colin Cowdrey, Javed Miandad, Gordon Greenidge, Alec Stewart, Inzamam-ul-haq, Ricky Ponting and Graeme Smith who have scored a century in their 100th Test, no Indian player has so far achieved the feat including Sachin Tendulkar who managed just 54 while Rahul Dravid (127) and Michael Vaughan (195) registered centuries in Tendulkar's 100th Test.

Rahul Dravid, who has played 164 Tests for India, played his 100th Test at Wankhede, against England as well, but had contributed just 52 and 9 in the Test while Andrew Strauss (128) scored a century.

Similarly, Dilip Vengsarkar also failed to score a ton in his 100th Test as he managed just 25 as he was dismissed for a nought in the second innings against New Zealand.

While Kapil Dev was quite impressive playing his 100th Test, he failed to score a hundred but contributed to the team with the bat and ball against Pakistan in Karachi, as he made 55 and took 4/69, 3/82 in the match.

Sourav Ganguly also failed to score a century in his 100th Test against Australia in 2007, as he managed just 43 and 40 in the Boxing day Test. Interestingly Matthew Hayden scored 124 in Ganguly's 100th Test.

VVS Laxman was also impressive as he scored 64 in his 100th Test which was the highest individual score by an Indian cricketer playing his 100th Test. The Test match saw Sachin Tendulkar and Simon Katich post centuries.

Now, the curse continues as Sehwag, playing his 100th Test, was out for 30, in the first innings against England, while Cheteshwar Pujara scored a hundred.

The dashing opener, has been known for his aggressive batting, as he has been the only cricketer to have scored two triple tons and 6 double tons. Can Sehwag break the jinx and register a ton in the second innings?

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Story first published:  Saturday, November 24, 2012, 14:45 [IST]

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