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    Rahul Dravid's order among the greatest run-makers of all time
    is often brought into question. There are those given to berating him for his conservative
    methods of scoring.

     

    His colleague, friend and rival Sourav Ganguly yesterday
    said he wouldn't call Dravid a ‘great' in ODIs, but merely a very good player. In
    the past, Ganguly had said he would rate Tendulkar, Gavaskar and Sehwag ahead
    of Dravid in Test cricket.

     

    So we ask a question.

     

    What does Dravid mean to Indian cricket? We set out finding the
    numbers which would determine where Dravid stands among the greats.

     

    First, here's a list of the highest run-scorers in
    international cricket. With 26,695 runs in Tests, ODIs and one T20I, Dravid is
    only behind Tendulkar and Ponting.

     

    It's no sin trailing those two geniuses of batting.

     

    Batsmen with 15,000 International Cricket Runs

    No

    Batsmen

    Team

    Total

    Tests

    ODI

    T20I

    1

    S Tendulkar

    Ind

    33,086

    14,965

    18,111

    10

    2

    R Ponting

    Aus

    26,462

    Read More »from The Significance of Dravid: A Statistical Look
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    Rahul Dravid bid farewell to one-day
    internationals
    with a half century against England at Cardiff on 16.09.11. Here's
    a comprehensive look at his numbers that matter.

     

    Dravid's 69 in his final ODI made him the 50th
    ODI batsman to do so. He's the sixth Indian to do it. The complete list:

     

    No

    Batsmen

    Runs

    Opposition

    Ground

    Date

    1

    S
    Abid Ali

    70

    v
    New Zealand

    Manchester

    14
    Jun 1975

    2

    S
    Amarnath

    62

    v
    Pakistan

    Sahiwal

    03
    Nov 1978

    3

    GK
    Khoda

    89

    v
    Kenya

    Bangalore

    20
    May 1998

    4

    A
    Jadeja

    93

    v
    Pakistan

    Dhaka

    03
    Jun 2000

    5

    S
    Sriram

    57

    v
    Bangladesh

    Dhaka

    26
    Dec 2004

    6

    Dravid

    69

    v
    England

    Cardiff

    16
    Sep 2011

     

    Dravid completed 1000 ODI runs against England
    yesterday. He reached the milestone when he was on 57. His aggregate finally
    stands at 1012. He became the fourth Indian batsman to score 1000 runs against
    England. Others: Sachin Tendulkar {1455}, Yuvraj Singh

    Read More »from Rahul Dravid in ODIs – A Statistical Tribute
  • A few months back, I looked at teams
    scoring 300+ and losing the match. Now let me look at the other side. Teams
    scoring below 140 and still finishing on the winning side. This time, I have
    given a potted summary and a one-line comment. Nothing more is needed.

     

     

    ODI
    # 593. Pakistan vs India.

    Played on 18 December 1989 at Municipal Stadium, Gujranwala.

    Pakistan
    won by 7 runs. MoM: Saeed Anwar.

    Pakistan: 87 for 9 wkt(s)
    in 16.0 overs

       Saeed Anwar         42*(32)

    India: 80 for 9 wkt(s)
    in 16.0 overs

       Imran Khan 
    4.0 0 18 3, Waqar Younis 4.0 0 21 3

    This was Tendulkar's ODI debut.

     

     

    ODI
    # 772. Australia vs West Indies.

    Played on 8 December 1992 at Sydney Cricket Ground.

    Australia
    won by 14 runs. MoM: Taylor M.A.

    Australia: 101 for 9
    wkt(s) in 30.0 overs

       Jones D.M           21 (49)

    West Indies: 87 all out in 29.3 overs

       Reiffel P.R         6.0 
    1  14  3

    Taylor got
    MoM for his 4 catches and captaincy.

     

     

    ODI
    # 284. India vs England.

    Played on 27 January 1985 at Sector 16

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