Day 1 statistical highlights: India V WI

Kingston: Statistical highlights of the opening day`s play in the first cricket Test between India and the West Indies.

  • Suresh Raina (82 off 115 balls) posted his first half-century against West Indies -- his third in Tests. His knock is his third highest innings in Tests - the highest two are 120 against Sri Lanka at Colombo, SSC in July 2010 and 86 against Australia at Mohali in October 2010.
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni, for the first time, has recorded two ducks in a row in Tests - against South Africa at Cape Town and against West Indies at Kingston.
  • Dhoni`s fifth duck in Tests is his first duck against the West Indies.
  • Harbhajan Singh (70 off 74 balls) recorded his first fifty against West Indies - his ninth in Test Cricket.
  • Harbhajan`s strike rate of 94.59 is the best by an Indian batsman at Sabina Park, Kingston.
  • Harbhajan`s innings is the second highest by a number eight batsman for India against West Indies at Sabina Park, next only to Bapu Nadkarni`s 78 not out in March 1962. Ajay Ratra is the only Indian number eight batsman to register a hundred against West Indies - 115 not out at St John`s in May 2002.
  • Harbhajan has recorded two hundreds and an equal number of half-centuries in his last 10 innings.
  • Rahul Dravid has completed 15 years in Test Cricket. He made his debut in Tests against England at Lord`s on June 20, 1996.
  • Dravid, during the course of his 40, has become, the leading run-getter for India at Sabina Park, Kingston - 318 at an average of 53.00 in four Tests, including three half-centuries.
  • Fidel Edwards (4/56) produced his best bowling figures against India in Tests, eclipsing the two for 53 at St John`s in June 2006.
  • Abhinav Mukund, Praveen Kumar and Virat Kohli made their debut in Test cricket. Sanjay Bangar, Iqbal Siddiqui and Tinu Yohannan had made their debut against England at Mohali in 2001-02 - the last instance when three players made their debut in the same Test match for India.
  • Harbhajan completed 1,000 runs on foreign soil in Tests, managing 1069 at an average of 19.08, including six fifties, in 42 Tests.


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