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India vs West Indies: 1st Test, Day 2

First Test : West Indies vs India at Kingston : Second day's play

 

Praveen Kumar captured three wickets in the first innings on his debut - the wickets of AD Barath, DM Bravo and BP Nash - to become the ninth Indian bowler to capture three or more wickets on test debut against West Indies.
 

Praveen Kumar became the first Indian bowler to capture three wickets on test debut against West Indies in West Indies after A Kuruvilla. A Kuruvilla had captured three wickets conceding 82 runs at Kingston in Mar 1997.

 

Harbhajan Singh took his tally of wickets against West Indies to 47 at the end of the first innings of this test. He needs three more wickets for his 50 wickets against West Indies and five more wickets for his 400 wickets in tests.

 

India gained the first innings lead of 71 runs in this test to provide the tenth occasion of India doing so.

 

MS Dhoni held three catches in the first innings of this test providing the tenth occasion of an Indian wicket keeper taking three catches in an innings against West Indies. It was the second such occasion for MS Dhoni after his similar feat at St John’s in Jun 2006.

 

MS Dhoni became the third Indian wicket keeper to take three catches in an innings on two occasions after SMH Kirmani and NR Mongia who have taken three catches in an innings on three occasions

 

MS Dhoni with three catches in this innings has an aggregate of 20 dismissals against West Indies. He became the third Indian wicket keeper to effect 20 or more dismissals against West Indies. The other two are - SMH Kirmani {36} and KS More {21}

 

M Vijay and VVS Laxman scored zeros in the second innings providing the 181st and 182nd occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a duck against West Indies.

 

VVS Laxman collected his 13th duck of his test career and his third duck against West Indies when he failed to score in the second innings of this test. The other two occasions of his ducks against West Indies are - at Port of Spain in Mar 1997 and at Gros Islet in Jun 2006.

 

VVS Laxman would like to forget his second innings duck in a hurry as it came in his 200th test innings. He became the fourth Indian batsmen to play 200 test innings. Others are - SR Tendulkar {290}, R Dravid {261} and SM Gavaskar {214}

 

Of the four Indian batsmen who have played 200 plus innings, SR Tendulkar has scored most ducks - 14. He is followed by VVS Laxman with 13 ducks. SM Gavaskar has failed to open in 12 innings while R Dravid has collected eight zeroes.

 

VVS Laxman became the 17th batsman to play 200 plus test innings in the annals of test cricket.

 

M Vijays's duck in the second innings of this test provide the 35th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a duck against West Indies.

 

At the end of the second day of this test, R Dravid’s run aggregate against West Indies read 1493. He requires seven more runs for his 1500 runs and five more runs for his fifty. R Dravid on his way to 1493 runs went past GR Viswanath's aggregate of 1455 runs.

 

At the end of the second day of this test, R Dravid’s run aggregate read 9702 while batting at number three. Only RT Ponting with 9856 runs is ahead of R Dravid in terms of run aggregate while batting at number three.

 

VVS Laxman batted at number four in both innings of this test. Prior to this he has batted at number four in six innings.

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