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Viru's show: one of the worst by an opener

As an opener his scores in the Test series are: 4, 33, 0, 8 & 4 ? 49 runs at an average of 9.80.

india Updated: Jan 05, 2007 21:52 IST

Virender Sehwag got a grand opportunity on Friday to make for his earlier failures in the Test series but once again he failed. Sehwag ended the series with an aggregate of just 89 runs from 6 innings. His best score of 40 came in first innings of this match while batting at number seven. Sehwag's performance is the third worst (in terms of average) by an Indian in a series in which he opened the batting on at least five occasions. The details:




Player Opp.Matches  InningsRunsHS Avg. 50s0s
 AV Mankad v Eng in Eng,1971 3 6  42 11 7.00  0 0
 P Roy v Eng in Eng,1952  4 7 54  35 7.71 0 5
 V Sehwag  SA,2006-07 3 5  49 33 9.80 0 1
 CT Sarwate v Aus in Aus,1947-48 5 9 97  36 10.77  0 2
 G Gambhir v SL in Ind,2005-06 3 5 54 30   10.80  0 1
 NS Sidhu v Eng in Eng,1990 3 5 56 30 11.20  0 1
 RJ Shastri v SA in SA,1992-93 3 5 59 23 11.80 0 0
 DB Vengsarkar v NZ in NZ,1975-76 3 6 83 30 13.83 0 0
 K Srikkanth v Pak in Pak,1989-90 4  7 97 36 13.85 0 1

Note: Only the innings in which batsman opened the innings have been taken into consideration