February 21, 2006

Virender Sehwag's Feats in Test Cricket

February 21, 2006 Posted by Vijay 2 comments
Post Pakistan Test Series, 2006, following are the records our Veeru holds in Test Match Cricket. It is quite mind boggling from the Najafgarh Butcher :)

* The only Indian batsman to make a triple century in test cricket
* The only batsman to reach a triple century with a six in test cricket
* 2nd fastest triple century.
* 2nd fastest test double century when he reached the landmark against Pakistan off just 182 balls
* Broke Don Bradman's record of most consecutive 150s by scoring 7 of them in his last 7 centuries.
* Partnering with Rahul Dravid, both were involved in the highest opening partnership for a test match played away from home (India) scoring 410 runs versus Pakistan in the 2005-06 season. They were only four runs short of making the highest opening partnership in test cricket.
* Sehwag's score in the same match versus Pakistan saw him score 254 off 247 balls which is the highest-ever Test score at over a run-a-ball.

Source - Veeru Feats


Nettie said...

What's the difference between test and regular? Or should I ask?

Vijay said...

Of course you can ask. Test matches are 5 consecutive days of the game, which provides an end result. Regular is not called regualr, if you know what regular actually is :D. One day matches are the ones played over a day.. Test matches are the traditional and the original kind of matches.