India reach 300-run mark, finally!
The Oval: Even when the team is passing through one of the biggest low in their Test history, India’s ‘Wall’, Rahul Dravid, stood firm on Sunday to give the fans something to cheer about.
For the first time in the last seven Test matches, India have managed to complete 300 runs, thanks to Dravid’s unbeaten century (146*) in the fourth Test match against England at the Oval.
India last managed to go past 300-run mark was during the West Indies tour, where they scored 347 in the first innings of the third Test at Dominica. The match ended in a draw.
Since then, the Indian team, which boasts of top class batting line-up, was the subject of intense criticism for their inability to cross the 300-run mark for 13 innings.
Meanwhile, Rahul Dravid surpassed former captain Sunil Gavaskar to become the second highest centurion from India after completing his 35th hundred on Sunday. This was his third century in the ongoing Test series against England, when all the other heavy weights in the famed Indian batting line-up failed miserably.
India’s master blaster Sachin Tendulkar leads the all-time list of Test century makers with 51 tons.