• - PR George was dismissed for zero on his debut in Australia's second innings providing the 79th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a duck on his test debut in one of the innings. He became the seventh Australian batsman to suffer such an ignominy against India. Others are - BN Jarman at Kanpur in second innings : RHD Sellers at Kolkata in Oct 1964 in first innings : MG Hughes at Adelaide in first innings : GR Roberston at Chennai in Mar 1998 in second innings : NM Hauritz at Mumbai in Nov 2004 in first innings : PM Siddle at Mohali in Oct 2008 in first innings {Note : Innings has reference to Australia's first or second innings}.

     

    - India were set a target of 207 for a win in this Test. This target is the highest target set by a team for a win at Bangalore. The following are the targets set for a visiting team and for India to win a Test at Bangalore.

     

    - Visiting Team : Australia chased a target of 194 runs against India in Mar 1998 and won the Test by eight wickets . Scores

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  • - SR Tendulkar completed 200 runs in this test when he took a cheeky single playing gently on the off side of BW Hilfenhaus {first delivery of 128th over}. He took his score from 199 to 200 and the team's total from 451 for 5 to 452 for 5. He was dismissed bowled by PR George for 214. It was PR George's first test wicket in tests.

     

    - SR Tendulkar's 214 in this test to provide the 40th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings. His knock provide the seventh occasion of an Indian batsman scoring 200 plus runs against Australia, The seven occasions are – 206 by RJ Shastri at Sydney in Jan 1992, 281 by VVS Laxman at Kolkata in Mar 2001, 233 by R Dravid at Adelaide in Dec 2003, 241* by SR Tendulkar at Sydney in Jan 2004, 206 by G Gambhir at Delhi in Oct 2008 and 200* by VVS Laxman at Delhi in Oct 2008 and 214 by SR Tendulkar at Bangalore in Oct 2010.

     

    - SR Tendulkar becomes the first Indian batsman to score two double hundreds against Australia – 241* at Sydney

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  • He is the marathon man and the milestones just don't stop as far as Sachin Tendulkar is concerned. The first to get 12,000 runs in Tests, the first to cross 13,000 runs and now, inevitably the first to cross 14,000 runs. The 15,000 run mark beckons as inevitably as night follows day. Allied to this is the hundreds milestones – the first to cross 35 centuries, the first to cross 40, then 45 and now again the 50 century landmark beckons as surely as 100 international hundreds.

     

    To make predictions about records staying for any length of time is fraught ith danger what with the proliferation of Test matches, but Tendulkar has climbed a summit which does seem to be beyond the reach of lesser mortals. There was a time when a galloping Ricky Ponting appeared to be a serious challenger for both the main records.

     

    In keeping with his reputation as Australia's best batsman since Don Bradman, Ponting's average soared past 59 and seemed headed to the 60-mark. He had also scored 33 hundreds to

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