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Most prolific run-scorer against Pak

With strike rate of 80.31, Sehwag is the second fastest run-scorer against Pak, writes Rajneesh Gupta.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2006 10:12 IST

Sehwag's dismissal on the final day of Lahore Test brought his average down by 10 points against Pakistan from what it was at the end of day four.

Still Sehwag is averaging a staggering 112.36 against Pakistan at the end of Lahore Test, which is not only the highest for any batsman against Pakistan but also the second highest for a batsman in Test cricket history against a particular country. England's Wally Hammond had scored his runs against New Zealand at just a marginal better average.

Moreover, Sehwag has scored his runs at a phenomenal strike rate of 80.31 (runs per 100 balls), which puts him at the second place among the fastest run-scorers against Pakistan, ahead of countryman Kapil Dev and behind only Australia's Adam Gilchrist.

Highest batting average against Pakistan
AVEBatsmanForRunsTestsInnsNO
112.36V SehwagInd12367110
93.63ER DexterEng7498102
89.45GStA SobersWI9848132
84.43G BoycottEng5916103
81.62RT PontingAus106110163
79.44KF BarringtonEng7159123
79.24MA TaylorAus134712203
68.44AC GilchristAus6169123
64.30CC HunteWI6436111
63.24GS ChappellAus158117272


Highest batting average against a particular country
AVEBatsmanVsRunsTestsInnsNO
112.78WR Hammond (Eng)NZ10159112
112.36V Sehwag (Ind)Pak12367110
106.79EC Weekes (WI)Ind149510151
106.75Shoaib Mohammad (Pak)NZ8547102
97.90R Dravid (Ind)Zim9799133
95.42MS Atapattu (SL)Zim114510153
94.83A Flower (Zim)Ind11389186
93.63ER Dexter (Eng)Pak7498102
92.00KD Walters (Aus)WI11969141
90.13MP Vaughan (Eng)Ind7216102


Highest strike-rate against Pakistan
SRBatsmanForBallsRunsTestsInnsAve
83.70AC GilchristAus73661691168.44
80.31V SehwagInd15391236711112.36
77.77Kapil DevInd1030801202829.67
68.66BC LaraWI105672591742.65
66.53IVA RichardsWI122881791558.36
62.16RT PontingAus17071061101681.62
61.01Habibul BasharBan90855461250.36
60.36ST JayasuriyaSL24141457152756.04

First Published: Jan 18, 2006 20:18 IST