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Landmarks in Mumbai for Sachin, Dravid

The captain will become the sixth Indian to play 100 Test matches for India in Mumbai while Sachin will surpass Kapil Dev as the most capped Indian ever.

india Updated: Mar 07, 2006 17:19 IST
United News of India
United News of India

Captain Rahul Dravid will join a select band of Indian cricketers when he takes field in the third Test against England at the Wankhede stadium on March 18 as this would be his 100th Test match.

Dravid would become just the sixth Indian to have completed 100 Test matches for the country. The others who have played 100 or more Tests for India are Kapil Dev, Sachin Tendulkar, Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar and Anil Kumble.

The Cricket Club of India (CCI), along with the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA), will present Dravid a commemorative plate before the start of the first day's play.

Board of Conrol for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sharad Pawar will present the plate to Dravid, according to Raj Singh Dungarpur.

The third Test will also see another record falling to the name of the little master Sachin Tendulkar when he would overtake Kapil Dev's record of 131 Test caps for India by featuring in his 132nd Test and that too on his home ground at the Wanhede Stadium.

First Published: Mar 07, 2006 17:19 IST