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    September 15, 2005

    Dravid's achievement

    When Dravid was dismissed for 77 in the first innings of the Bulawayo test against Zimbabwe, his average reached 58. This is now the highest second highest average for anyone with over 7000 test runs. What about Bradman, did I hear? Well he didn't get 7000 test runs, did he? Wally Hammond, with 7249 runs and an average of 58.45 is at #1. Dravid is at #4 if the criteria is 5000 test runs and #9 if the criteria is 2000 test runs.

    A few other milestones so far during this test: Laxman reached 4000 test runs, Ganguly reached 5000 test runs.

    I'd expect Harbhajan to reach 200 test wickets as well. With a lead of 275, if he cannot get even one wicket, he is free to jump from Napier Bridge. If he cannot wait until he gets back to India, he can just pick any bridge in Zimbabwe.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 7:02 PM |
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    By Blogger Filtered Sambhar (15-Sep-2005, 8:37:00 PM)  

    Rahul Dravid is one of the most dependable batsmen India has ever had. What was worrying was the bad patch he has been in before this test. And even here, getting out for 77 is quite uncharacteristic of him.

    He used to get out in the 80's and 90's early in his career, but then he made it a habit to go for the big 100's.

    I did not see the innings so I don't know how he got out and under what circumstances, but one way or the other, he needs to get back to his big centuries.

    By Blogger RPM (16-Sep-2005, 5:17:00 AM)  

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    By Blogger Sharad (22-Sep-2005, 3:06:00 AM)  

    He is definitely our most valuable Test batsman, by a distance. He has repeated the feat of losing his wicket when in sight of a 100, very un-Dravid like in the recent past. By his lofty standards, he has been out of touch for a while. We can only hope he rediscovers it.

    As a side note, here is a vignette on some of our top batsmen and their ability to take the team to victory in ODIs:

    By Blogger Sharad (22-Sep-2005, 3:10:00 AM)  

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