Dravid can overtake Tendulkar’s tally at Motera

April 1st, 2008 - 7:12 pm ICT by admin  

A file-photo of Harbhajan Singh
(Records at Motera Stadium)

Ahmedabad, April 1 (IANS) In-form Rahul Dravid will look forward to erasing a few records at the Sardar Patel Stadium (Gujarat), Motera, when India play South Africa in the second Test starting here Thursday. Dravid not only has the highest individual innings (222 against New Zealand in 2003-04) played at this venue, but the former India captain also has the highest Test match aggregate (295 = 222+73). And, now, he is set to break the all time aggregate record at this stadium.

Dravid, who has a tally of 431 runs in four Tests, needs 43 more to break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 473 runs in six matches. His task has become easier as Tendulkar is not playing the second Test because of a groin injury.

Captain Anil Kumble holds the bowling record with 35 wickets in six Tests and the leg-spinner, along with off-spinner Harbhajan Singh and former captain Kapil Dev, have the second best match tally with 10-wicket hauls. Former Test spinner Venkatapathy Raju, now a national selector, holds the record with 11 for 125 against Sri Lanka in 1993-94.

Harbhajan Singh had bagged 10 for 141 against Sri Lanka in 2005-06 and Kumble took 10 for 233 against England in 2001-03. Both have an opportunity to break Raju’s 23-year-old record.

Individual record at Motera, Ahmedabad:

Highest innings:

Runs Batsman For Opponents Series

222 Rahul Dravid India New Zealand 2003-04
217 Sachin Tendulkar India New Zealand 1999-00
152 Mohammad Azharuddin India Sri Lanka 1993-94
125 Sourav Ganguly India New Zealand 1999-00
121 Craig White England India 2001-02

Most runs in a Test match:

Runs Batsman For Opp. Series

295 (222 + 73) Rahul Dravid India N.Zealand 2003-04
232 (217 + 15) Sachin Tendulkar India N.Zealand 1999-00
178 (125 + 53) Sourav Ganguly India N.Zealand 1999-00
154 (103 + 51*)Nathan Astle N.Zeal. India 2003-04

Leading run-getters:

Batsman For M I NO Runs HS Avg 100 50

Sachin Tendulkar India 6 11 - 473 217 43.00 2 -
Rahul Dravid India 4 8 1 431 222 61.57 1 1
V.V.S.Laxman India 4 7 - 354 104 50.57 1 3
Sourav Ganguly India 3 6 2 324 125 81.00 2 1
Nathan Astle NZ 2 3 1 228 103 114.00 1 2

Best partnerships:

Runs Wkt Pair For Opponents Series

281 4th Sachin Tendulkar and India N.Zealand 1999-00
Sourav Ganguly
182 5th Rahul Dravid and India N.Zealand 2003-04
Sourav Ganguly

Best bowling in an innings:

Wickets Bowler For Opponents Series

9/83 Kapil Dev India West Indies 1983-84
7/62 Harbhajan Singh India Sri Lanka 2005-06
7/115 Anil Kumble India England 2001-02
6/21 Javagal Srinath India South Africa 1996-97
6/87 Venkatapathy Raju India Sri Lanka 1993-94
5/38 Venkatapathy Raju India Sri Lanka 1993-94
5/39 Wayne Daniel W.Indies India 1983-84

Most wickets in a Test:

11/125 (5/38+6/87) Venkatapathy Raju(I) vs.S.Lanka 1993-94
10/135 (1/52+9/83) Kapil Dev (I) vs.W.Indies 1983-84
10/141 (7/62+3/79) Harbhajan Singh (I) vs.S.Lanka 2005-06
10/233 (7/115+3/118)Anil Kumble (I) vs.England 2001-02

Leading wicket-takers:

Bowler For M. Wkts Ave. Best 5WI 10WM Strike
rate
Anil Kumble Ind. 6 35 25.31 7-115 3 1 66.51
Harbhajan Singh Ind. 4 22 26.09 7-62 2 1 68.14
Kapil Dev Ind. 3 14 16.21 9-83 1 1 46.50

Compiled by Rajesh Kumar

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