Statistical highlights: India vs West Indies

Bridgetown (Barbados): Statistical highlights of the opening day`s play in the second cricket Test between India and the West Indies.

  • Suresh Raina (53 off 105 balls) registered his second fifty against the West Indies - his fourth in Tests.
  • Raina enjoys an impressive record on foreign soil --391 in eight innings at an average of 55.85, including one hundred and three fifties as against his average of 20.57 in India.
  • VVS Laxman, during the course of his 85 off 146 balls, has completed his 8000 runs in Test cricket. He has become the fourth Indian to register the feat.
  • Laxman became the third Indian to record 50 fifties in Tests. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid have posted 59 half-centuries each.
  • Laxman`s runs` tally is 8000 runs (ave.47.05) in 122 Tests, including 16 centuries.
  • Sachin Tendulkar (14692), Rahul Dravid (12220), Sunil Gavaskar (10122) and VVS Laxman (8000) are the top Indian run-scorers in Tests.
  • Laxman took 201 innings to reach 8000 runs - the fourth fastest by an Indian batsman, behind Sachin Tendulkar (154), Rahul Dravid (158) and Sunil Gavaskar (166).
  • Rahul Dravid is the first player to appear in 200 innings at number three in Test cricket.
  • Shivnarine Chanderpaul equalled the West Indian record for most Test appearances (132), held by Courtney Walsh.
  • Murali Vijay recorded a strike rate of 14.66 (11 off 75 balls) - his worst ever in a Test innings.
  • Virat Kohli posted his first duck in Tests.
  • Ravi Rampaul (3/38) recorded his best bowling figures against India, eclipsing the 3 for 59 at Kingston in the present series.
  • Laxman (85) posted his eighth fifty against West Indies - his 50th in Tests.
  • Laxman`s innings is his first fifty at Bridgetown, eclipsing the 43 in 2002.
  • Laxman became the 22nd batsman to complete 8000 runs or more in Tests.
  • Laxman`s record against the West Indies is excellent - 1271 (ave.50.84) in 18 Tests, including three hundreds.
  • Laxman completed his 1000 runs (ave.45.45) in 15 Tests in the Caribbean. His aggregate includes two hundreds and eight fifties.
  • Laxman has become the fourth Indian player to amass 1,000 runs or more in the Caribbean, joining Rahul Dravid (1417), Sunil Gavaskar (1404) and Polly Umrigar (1005).
  • Laxman and Raina were associated in a 117-run stand for the fifth wicket - India`s highest at Bridgetown, eclipsing the 81 between Mohinder Amarnath and Ravi Shastri in April 1983.


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