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Dravid enters the record books

R Dravid's 54 in the first
test against West Indies at Delhi
gave him two distinctions. He emulated RT Ponting of Australia in scoring most fifties
while batting at number three - both the batsmen scoring 75 fifties.

 

 

R DRAVID'S FIFTIES AT
NUMBER THREE

Opposition

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

50+

Australia

24

39

5

1426

233

41.94

1

10

11

Bangladesh

7

8

2

508

160

84.66

3

1

4

England

16

26

4

1347

217

61.22

5

5

10

New Zealand

15

27

1

1651

222

63.50

6

6

12

Pakistan

12

19

0

963

270

50.68

3

3

6

South Africa

16

28

1

1033

148

38.25

2

4

6

Sri Lanka

18

27

0

1348

177

49.92

3

7

10

West Indies

16

26

5

1073

112

51.09

2

8

10

Zimbabwe

6

7

2

716

200*

143.20

2

4

6

Total

129

205

20

10042

270

54.28

27

48

75

R PONTING'S FIFTIES AT
NUMBER THREE

Opposition

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

100

50

50+

Bangladesh

3

4

1

208

118*

69.33

1

1

2

England

28

47

2

2170

196

48.22

7

9

16

ICC World XI

1

2

0

100

54

50.00

0

1

1

India

16

30

1

1514

257

52.20

4

7

11

New Zealand

12

19

5

858

157*

61.28

2

4

6

Pakistan

11

20

2

1221

209

67.83

4

5

9

South Africa

18

33

3

1729

143*

57.63

7

8

15

Sri Lanka

7

12

1

426

92

38.72

0

3

3

West Indies

14

25

4

1419

206

67.57

6

4

10

Zimbabwe

2

3

1

259

169

129.50

1

1

2

Total

112

195

20

9904

257

56.59

32

43

75

 

 

The second distinction is
he equalled SR Tendulkar's 61 half centuries. Apart from R Dravid and SR
Tendulkar, only AR Border of Australia
has scored more half centuries - 63. The performances of these three batsmen
are furnished below:

 

AR BORDER OF AUSTRALIA -
63 HALF CENTURIES

Opposition

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

HC

England

47

82

19

3548

200*

56.31

21

India

20

35

5

1567

163

52.23

9

New Zealand

23

32

3

1500

205

51.72

6

Pakistan

22

36

8

1666

153

59.50

8

South Africa

6

10

1

298

84

33.11

1

Sri Lanka

7

11

1

543

106

54.30

4

West Indies

31

59

7

2052

126

39.46

14

Total

156

265

44

11174

205

50.56

63

SR TENDULKAR OF INDIA - 61
HALF CENTURIES

Opposition

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

HC

Australia

31

59

7

3151

241*

60.59

13

Bangladesh

7

9

3

820

248*

136.66

0

England

28

47

4

2423

193

56.34

12

New Zealand

22

36

5

1532

217

49.41

8

Pakistan

18

27

2

1057

194*

42.28

7

South Africa

25

45

4

1741

169

42.46

5

Sri Lanka

25

36

3

1995

203

60.45

6

West Indies

17

26

2

1335

179

55.62

7

Zimbabwe

9

14

2

918

201*

76.50

3

Total

182

299

32

14972

248*

56.07

61

R DRAVID OF INDIA - 61
HALF CENTURIES

Opposition

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

HC

ICC World XI

1

2

0

23

23

11.50

0

Australia

29

54

6

1972

233

41.08

12

Bangladesh

7

10

2

560

160

70.00

1

England

21

37

5

1950

217

60.93

8

New Zealand

15

28

2

1659

222

63.80

6

Pakistan

15

26

3

1236

270

53.73

3

South Africa

21

40

3

1252

148

33.83

5

Sri Lanka

20

32

1

1508

177

48.64

9

West Indies

21

34

7

1713

146

63.44

12

Zimbabwe

9

13

3

979

200*

97.90

5

Total

158

274

32

12829

270

53.01

61

 

 

R Dravid's 54 in Delhi test represents his
40th fifty in tests played on home soil. He now occupies the second
place among the Indian batsmen who have scored most fifties on home soil. SR
Tendulkar with 49 fifties to his credit occupies the first place. R Dravid went
past SM Gavaskar who had scored 39 fifties on his way to second place. The
following table lists out the batsmen who have 30 plus fifties on home soil.

 

 

Player

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

HC

50+

SR Tendulkar

80

131

15

6554

217

56.50

22

27

49

R Dravid

68

116

11

5333

222

50.79

14

26

40

SM Gavaskar

65

108

7

5067

236*

50.16

16

23

39

VVS Laxman

55

87

16

3470

281

48.87

7

23

30

 

The following table shows
the list of batsmen who have scored 40 plus fifties on home soil. SR Tendulkar
and R Dravid are the two Indian batsmen in the list. R Dravid became the 11th
batsman to achieve the feat in the annals of test cricket.

 

No

Player

Team

Mat

Inns

NO

Runs

HS

Ave

C

HC

50+

1

RT Ponting

Aus

83

140

20

6903

257

57.52

21

34

55

2

JH Kallis

RSA

77

126

18

6425

201*

59.49

21

31

52

3

DPMD Jayawardene

Srl

70

108

8

6292

374

62.92

20

29

49

4

SR Tendulkar

Ind

80

131

15

6554

217

56.50

22

27

49

5

AR Border

Aus

86

145

20

5743

205

45.94

13

35

48

6

SR Waugh

Aus

89

140

20

5710

170

47.58

15

30

45

7

BC Lara

Win

65

111

5

6217

400*

58.65

17

26

43

8

S Chanderpaul

Win

66

109

21

5098

203*

57.93

16

26

42

9

GA Gooch

Eng

74

131

3

5917

333

46.22

15

26

41

10

MA Atherton

Eng

67

124

3

4716

160

38.97

09

31

40

11

R Dravid

Ind

68

116

11

5333

222

50.79

14

26

40

 

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