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Second Test: India vs Australia at Bangalore: Day 4 highlights

- 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 in Jan 2004 and 214 at Bangalore in Oct 2010.

 

- SR Tendulkar's 214 in this test provide the fourth occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred at Bangalore. Others are – 267 by Younis Khan of Pakistan vs India in Mar 2005, 201 by V Sehwag of India vs Pakistan in Mar 2005 and 239 by SC Ganguly of India vs Pakistan in Dec 2007.

 

- SR Tendulkar became the third Indian batsman to score a double hundred at Bangalore after V Sehwag and SC Ganguly.

 

- SR Tendulkar became the fifth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score two or more double hundreds against Australia. Others are – WR Hammond of England {04} : BC Lara of West Indies {03} : VVS Laxman of India {02} : RG Pollock of South Africa {02}: WR Hammond of England : 251 at Sydney in Dec 1928 : 200 at Melbourne in Dec 1928 : 231* at Sydney in Dec 1936 and 240 at Lord's in Jun 1938. BC Lara of West Indies : 277 at Sydney in Jan 1993 : 213 at Kingston in Mar 1999 and 226 at Adelaide in Nov 2005 : VVS Laxman of India : 281 at Kolkata in Mar 2001 and 200* at Delhi in Oct 2008 : RG Pollock of South Africa : 209 at Cape Town in Dec 1966 and 274 at Durban in Feb 1979. SR Tendulkar of India : 241* at Sydney in Jan 2004 and 214 at Bangalore in Oct 2010.

 

- SR Tendulakr's 214 in this test represents his sixth double hundred in a test innings, He became the ninth batsman to score seven or more double hundreds in tests. Others are – DG Bradman of Australia {12} : BC Lara  of West Indies {09} : WR Hammond of England {07} : KC Sangkkara of Sri Lanka {07} : MS Atapattu of Sri Lanka {06} : Javed Miandad of Pakistan {06} : DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka  {06} : V Sehwag of India {06}.

 

- SR Tendulkar's six double hundreds are – 217 vs New Zealand at Ahmedabad in Oct 1999 : 201* vs Zimbabwe at Nagpur in Nov 2000 : 241* vs Australia at Sydney in Jan 2004 : 248* vs Bangladesh in Dec 2004 ; 203 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 2010 and 214 at Bangalore in Oct 2010.

 

- SR Tendulkar became the second Indian batsman to score six double hundreds after V Sehwag.

 

- SR Tendulkar's double hundred – 214 - in this test provide his second double hundred in the calendar year of 2010. The other double hundred was 203 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 2010. His feat of two double hundreds in a calendar year provides the 24th occasion of a batman scoring two or more double hundreds in a calendar year.

 

- SR Tendulkar's two double hundreds in the calendar year 2010 provide the fifth occasion of an Indian batsman performing such a feat – VG Kambli in 1993, R Dravid in 2003, SR Tendulkar in 2004, V Sehwag in 2008 and SR Tendulkar in 2010.

 

- SR Tendulkar is the only Indian batsman to score two double hundreds in two calendar years – 2004 and 2010.

 

- SR Tendulkar became the fourth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score two or more double hundreds in two or more calendar years – DG Bradman {03 double hundreds in 1930: 02 double hundreds in 1931 : 02 double hundreds in 1934 and 02 double hundreds in 1937} : WR Hammond {02 double hundreds in 1928 : 02 double hundreds in 1933 : 02 double hundreds in 1936} : KC Sangakkara {02 double hundreds in 2004 and 02 double hundreds in 2007} and SR Tendulkar {02 double hundreds in 2004 and 02 double hundreds in 2010}.

 

- RT Ponting took a catch to dismiss Harbhajan Singh of Watson in this test. This catch gave RT Ponting an aggregate of 30 catches against India and with it a record of most catches by an Australian fieldsman against India. He wrested the record from ME Waugh who has taken 29 catches against India.

 

- SR Tendulkar's dismissal bowled in this innings provides the 44th occasion of his being dismissed bowled in a test innings. He now holds the record for Indian batsman who has been dismissed bowled on most occasions. He wrested the record from R Dravid who has been dimissed bowled on 43 occasions. Other batsmen who have been dismissed bowled on 44 or more occasions are – AR Border {53}, JH Kallis {44} and JR Reid {44}.

 

- SR Tendulkar became the first Indian batsman to score six hundreds in a calendar year. His six hundreds in calendar year 2010 read thus – 105* vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in Jan 2010 : 143 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Jan 2010 : 100 vs South Africa at Nagpur in Feb 2010 : 106 vs South Africa at Kolkata in Feb 2010 : 203 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 2010 and 214 vs Australia at Bangalore in Oct 2010.

 

- SR Tendulkar's six hundreds in the calendar year 2010 provide the 14th occasion of a batsman scoring six or more hundreds in a calendar year. The fourteen occasions are – Mohmmad Yousuf of Pakistan {09 in 2006} : IVA Richards of West Indies {07 in 1976} : PA de Silva of Sri Lanka {07 in 1997} : RT Ponting of Australia {07 in 2006} : DCS Compton of England {06 in 1947} : GS Sobers of West Indies {06 in 1958} : ML Hayden of Australia {06 in 2002} : MP Vaughan of England {06 in 2002} : RT Ponting of Australia {06 in 2003} : DR Martyn of Australia {06 in 2004} : RT Ponting of Australia {06 in 2005} : GC Smith of South Africa {06 in 2008} : TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka {06 in 2009} and SR Tendulkar of India {06 in 2010}.

 

- MG Johnson {3 for 105} and NM Hauritz {2 for 153} conceded 100 plus runs in this innings to provide the 70th and 71st occasion of Australian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs against India.

 

- NM Hauritz {2 for 153} conceded 150 plus runs in this innings to provide the ninth occasion of Australian bowlers conceding 150 plus runs against India.

 

- NM Hauritz {2 for 153} conceded 150 plus runs in this innings to provide the eighth occasion of bowlers conceding 150 plus runs in a test at Bangalore. NM Haurtitz is the first Australian bowler to leak 150 plus runs at Bangalore.

 

- MJ Clarke has been dismissed stumped on six occasions, which includes the one in the second innings of this test. The six dismissals are – vs India at Mumbai in Nov 2004 {stumped KD Karthik bowled A Kumble for 17} : vs Pakistan at Sydney in Jan 2005 {stumped Kamran Akmal bowled Danish Kaneria for 35} : vs India at Melbourne in Dec 2007 {stumped MS Dhoni bowled A Kumble for 73} : vs India at Perth in Jan 2008 {stumped MS Dhoni bowled A Kumble 81} : vs New Zealand at Wellington in Mar 2010 {stumped BB McCullum bowled DL Vettori for 168 } and vs India at Bangalore in Oct 2010 {stumped MS Dhoni bowled PP Ojha for 3}.

 

- MJ Clarke has been dismissed stumped against India on four occasions. Of these four occasions, MS Dhoni has stumped him on three occasions.

 

- MJ Clarke has been dismissed stumped against India on most occasions – four. It is an Australian record for a batsman dismissed stumped on most occasions against India. The previous record holder was AR Border who was dismissed stumped thrice against India.

 

- MJ Clarke's dismissal stumped in Australia's second innings provides the 51st occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed stumped against India. PR George was dismissed stumped in Australia's first innings provided the 50th occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed stumped against India.

 

- MJ Clarke completed 1000 runs against India when he was on one during his knock of three in Australia's second innings. At the end of his innings, his aggregate stood at 1002. He became the ninth Australian batsman to total 1000 plus runs against India. Others are – RT Ponting {2011}, ML Hayden {1888}, AR Border {1567}, DC Boon {1204}, RB Simpson {1090}, SM Katich {1088}, JL Langer {1047} and MJ Clarke {1002}.

 

- RT Ponting reached 50 when he leg glanced Harbhajan Singh for a boundary {third delivery of 48th over}. He took his score from 46 to 50. He was finally dismissed for 72 in this innings. It was his second fifty of the match. He had scored 77 in the first innings. His fifties in both innings of this match provide the 26th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test against India. His feat also provides the tenth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test match against India in India.

 

- RT Ponting's twin fifties – 77 and 72 - in this test provide the seventh occasion of an Australian captain scoring fifties in both innings of a test match. Other occasions are – DG Bradman {132 and 127* at Melbourne in Jan 1948} : RB Simpson {55 and 103 at Adelaide in Dec 1967} : KJ Hughes {92 and 64* at Kolkata in Jan 1978} : RB Simpson {100 and 51 at Adelaide in Jan 1978} : RB Simpson {67 and 71 at Kolkata in Oct 1964} and WM Lawry {66 and 52 at Sydney in Jan 1968}.

 

- RT Ponting completed 5000 runs on away soil {excluding neutral soil} when he was on 52 during his knock of 72 in Australia's second innings. At the end of his innings, his aggregate stood at 5020 runs.  He became the third ‘Australian batsman to aggregate 5000 plus runs on away soil. Others are – AR Border {5431} and SR Waugh {5083}.

 

- RT Ponting completed 2000 runs against India when he was on 61 during his knock of 72 in Australia's second innings. At the end of his innings, his aggregate stood at 2011. He became the first Australian batsman to total 2000 plus runs against India and the third batsman to reach the milestone in India-Australia test series. Others are SR Tendulkar {3098} ad VVS Laxman {2279}.

 

- RT Ponting's feat of 2000 plus runs against India {2011} provides the 59th occasion of a batsman scoring 2000 plus runs against a specific opposition.

 

- RT Ponting has scored 2000 plus runs against three specific oppositions – vs England {2363}, vs South Africa {2030} and vs India {2011}. He became the third batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 2000 plus runs against three specific oppositions. Others are SM Gavaskar of India {vs England - 2483 : vs Pakistan - 2089 and vs West Indies - 2749} : CH Lloyd of West Indies {vs Australia – 2211 : vs England – 2120 and vs India - 2344}.

 

- RT Ponting became the first Australian batsman to score 2000 runs against three specific oppositions. AR Border and SR Waugh had performed the feat against two oppositions – AR Border {vs England – 3548 and vs West Indies – 2052} and SR Waugh {vs England – 3200 and vs West Indies – 2192}.

 

- RT Ponting has been dismissed leg before wicket on 41 occasions including the one in this innings. He now occupies the third spot among the batsmen who have been dismissed “lbw” on most occasions. SR Tendulkar {51} and GA Gooch {50} occupy the first two places in the list.

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