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Records galore at Multan

The record-breaking knock of Virender Sehwag and his marathon partnership for the third wicket with Sachin Tendulkar sent the statisticians scurrying after the record books.

india Updated: Apr 01, 2004 17:49 IST

The record-breaking knock of Virender Sehwag and his marathon partnership for the third wicket with Sachin Tendulkar sent the statisticians scurrying after the record books on Monday.

Sehwag's 309 was the first triple century by an Indian in Test cricket which surpassed VVS Laxman's 281 against Australia at Kolkata in 2000-01 as the country's highest Test individual score.

Highest Individual Scores
Name
Venue
Against
Season
Runs
V Sehwag
Multan
Pakistan
2003-04
309
VVS Laxman
Calcutta
Australia
2000-01
281
SR Tendulkar
Sydney
Australia
2003-04
241*
SM Gavaskar
Madras
West Indies
1983-84
236*
R Dravid
Adelaide
Australia
2003-04
233

India's 675 for 5 declared was its highest total against Pakistan, bettering the 539 for 9 decl in Chennai in 1961. It was also India's third highest ever against any country.

Highest Innings Totals for India
Runs
Against
Venue
Year
705-7d
Sydney
Australia
2003-04
676-7
Kanpur
Sri Lanka
1986-87
675-5d
Multan
Pakistan
2003-04
657-7d
Kolkata
Australia
2000-01
644-7d
Kanpur
West Indies
1978-79

The 336-run partnership between Sehwag and Tendulkar was India's best ever for the third wicket stand, bettering the 316 between Gundappa Viswanath and Yashpal Sharma scored against England at Chennai in 1981-82.

Test Partnership Records for India
Wickets
Runs
Players
Venue
Year
1st
413
P Roy & MH MankadChennai1955-56
2nd
344*
SM Gavaskar & DB VengsarkarKolkata1978-79
3rd
336
V Sehwag & SR TendulkarMultan2003-04
4th
353
VVS Laxman & SR TendulkarSydney2003-04
5th
376
VVS Laxman & R DravidKolkata2000-01
6th
298*
DB Vengsarkar & RJ ShastriMumbai1986-87
7th
235
SMH Kirmani & RJ ShastriMumbai1984-85
8th
161
M Azharuddin & A KumbleKolkata1996-97
9th
149
RB Desai & PG JoshiMumbai (BS)1960-61
10th
109
Ghulam Ahmed & HR AdhikariDelhi1952-53
Note: 415 runs were scored in all for the 3rd wicket vs England at Chennai 1981-82 DB Vengsarkar retired hurt after adding 99 with GR Viswanath

The previous highest for the third wicket of 190 shared by Yashpal Sharma and Mohinder Amarnath against Pakistan at Lahore in 1982-83 fell by the way side.

India vs Pakistan: Highest Partnerships for India
Wickets
Runs
Players
Venue
Year
1st
200
K Srikkanth & SM GavaskarChennai1986-87
2nd
135
NS Sidhu & SV ManjrekarKarachi1989-90
3rd
190
M Amarnath & Yashpal SharmaLahore1982-83
4th
186
RJ Shastri & SV ManjrekarLahore1989-90
5th
200
SM Patil & RJ ShastriFaisalabad1984-85
6th
143
N Kapil Dev & M AzharuddinKolkata1986-87
7th
155
S Madan Lal & RMH BinnyBangalore1983-84
8th
122
SMH Kirmani & S Madan LalFaisalabad1982-83
9th
149
RB Desai & PG JoshiMumbai (BS)1960-61
10th
109
Ghulam Ahmed & HR AdhikariDelhi1952-53

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First Published: Mar 30, 2004 01:52 IST