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    June 27, 2006

    Rahul Dravid marches on

    Regular programming, i.e. post-match review of the third India-West Indies test, interrupted briefly with the news that Rahul Dravid, now has the highest test batting average for those who've made in excess of 7000 runs, conveniently of course casting aside the fact that a certain freak gent made 6996 runs at a fairly ridiculous batting average.

    At the end of the St. Kitts test, Dravid averages 58.55. In addition, Dravid is 100 runs away from 9000 test runs and now only has the five gents of the 10,000 club ahead of him in the test runs list, having got to 8000 against Sri Lanka late last year.

    Of course, it needs no mention that his cricketing twin will certainly catch up soon and eventually go past everyone else as far as total test runs and centuries are concerned. What about one-dayers? Perhaps not. He'll need to make 20 more centuries and 6000 more runs before he gets past Tendulkar, and he's probably going to stop playing one-dayers at some point of time or the other to focus on test cricket. I reckon Ponting will stop playing one-dayers when he's 34-35.
    Thus spake Jagadish @ 3:52 PM |
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    Ponting is also one four away from hitting 1,000 in Tests. Interestingly (well, probably not) both players have almost exactly half their Test runs in boundaries: Ponting has 49.3%, and Dravid 50.2%.

    By Anonymous Geoff (27-Jun-2006, 5:15:00 PM)  

    They're non-identical twins whose records are identical!

    By Blogger Jagadish (27-Jun-2006, 8:16:00 PM)  


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