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Dravid: Consistency and Longevity

 

Rahul Dravid completed 13,000 Test runs by
reaching 21 during his innings of 82 against West Indies in the
Mumbai Test
.

 

He's just the second batsman in Test history to do
this. Sachin Tendulkar, with 15,180, is the other.

 

Dravid's opposition-wise break-up:

 

Opposition

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

HC

Z

4s

6s

Australia

29

54

6

1972

233

41.08

2

12

4

244

4

Bangladesh

7

10

2

560

160

70.00

3

1

1

76

2

England

21

37

5

1950

217

60.93

7

8

1

253

0

New Zealand

15

28

2

1659

222

63.80

6

6

1

223

2

Pakistan

15

26

3

1236

270

53.73

5

3

1

162

3

South Africa

21

40

3

1252

148

33.83

2

5

0

164

0

Sri Lanka

20

32

1

1508

177

48.64

3

9

0

176

4

West Indies

23

37

7

1945

146

64.83

5

13

0

204

5

Zimbabwe

9

13

3

979

200*

97.90

3

5

0

126

1

Total

160

277

32

13061

270

53.31

36

62

8

1628

21

 

Dravid also had the distinction of becoming the
first Test batsman to complete 1,000 runs in 2011.

 

He has scored 1,000+ Test runs in a calendar year
on two previous occasions.

 

Year

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

0

4s

6s

2002

16

26

3

1357

217

59.00

5

5

0

189

0

2006

12

22

4

1095

146

60.83

3

7

0

127

1

2011

11

20

3

1034

146*

60.82

5

3

0

116

3

 

Dravid's innings of 82 was also his 62nd
Test half-century. He's only behind Tendulkar and Allan Border, both of whom have the
record of 63.

 

Test cricket has seen 122 occasions of batsmen scoring
1,000 runs in a calendar year.

 

The teams-wise break-up of these 122 are as follows:

 

No

Team

No

1

Australia

32

2

England

26

3

India

22

4

Pakistan

5

5

South Africa

15

6

Sri Lanka

10

7

West Indies

11

8

Zimbabwe

1

 

Total

122

 

The list of 22 Indian instances is as follows.

 

No

Player

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

0

Year

1

SM
Gavaskar

11

20

1

1024

156

53.89

4

4

0

1976

2

SM
Gavaskar

8

14

2

1099

205

91.58

5

3

1

1978

3

SM
Gavaskar

17

26

0

1407

221

54.11

4

8

0

1979

4

DB
Vengsarkar

17

26

3

1044

146*

45.39

4

6

5

1979

5

GR
Viswanath

17

26

2

1388

179

57.83

5

6

0

1979

6

M
Amarnath

14

24

1

1077

120

46.82

4

7

5

1983

7

SM
Gavaskar

18

32

4

1310

236*

46.78

5

5

3

1983

8

SR
Tendulkar

12

17

1

1000

169

62.50

4

3

0

1997

9

SR
Tendulkar

10

19

3

1088

217

68.00

5

4

3

1999

10

SR
Tendulkar

10

18

2

1003

155

62.68

3

6

0

2001

11

R
Dravid

16

26

3

1357

217

59.00

5

5

0

2002

12

SR
Tendulkar

16

26

1

1392

193

55.68

4

5

3

2002

13

V
Sehwag

12

19

1

1141

309

63.38

3

4

2

2004

14

R
Dravid

12

22

4

1095

146

60.83

3

7

0

2006

15

SC
Ganguly

10

19

1

1106

239

61.44

3

4

0

2007

16

G
Gambhir

8

16

0

1134

206

70.87

3

6

0

2008

17

VVS
Laxman

15

27

4

1086

200*

47.21

2

7

2

2008

18

V
Sehwag

14

27

1

1462

319

56.23

3

6

1

2008

19

SR
Tendulkar

13

25

3

1063

154*

48.31

4

3

1

2008

20

V
Sehwag

14

25

2

1422

173

61.82

5

8

2

2010

21

SR
Tendulkar

14

23

3

1562

214

78.10

7

5

0

2010

22

R
Dravid

11

20

3

1034

146*

60.82

5

3

0

2011

 

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