Highest Score by a player in a debut series-The great Sunil Gavaskar surpassed another legend George Headly by emulating his record of 729 runs against England in 1929. Sunil Gavaskar scored 774 runs in 4 tests against a team of Gary Sobers,Rohan Kanhai,Jack Noreiga,Roy Fredricks and Clive Lloyd inclusive of a 22o and 114 in a test match.
Highest catches in an innings and a Match-Yajuravindra Sigh from Bilkha in Maharashtra who took 5 catches of the bowling of Erapalli Prassana,Bhagwat Chandrasekhar,Bishan Singh Bedi and Srinivasraghvan Venkatraghvan.And took 3 more in the second innings which was equalled by Greg Chappel of Australia.
First team to defeat the West Indies and England comtinuosly in 2 series-India defeated both the mighty West Indies and the English and do you know that none other than our great Sunil Gavaskar was the architect of both these wins.
First bowler to take a hatrick in the first 3 balls of the match-Irfan Pathan as you know took the wickets of the match against arch rivals Pakistan in 2004.He took the wickets of Salman Butt,Younis Khan and Mohammed Yousuf.
First team to win after following on-India achieved this rare feat that to against an Australian team that had won 16 tests in a row under Steve Waugh.
Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman were the architect of this win.They scored 281 and 170 respectively.This win was achieved exactly 30 years after the twin truimphs against West Indies and England in 1971.
Thre is only one player who has scored all the runs in a match.It is none other than our Chik.Krishnamachari Srikanth scored the only run out of 2 balls in rain washed out matcgh.
These are some historic wins for India-as I said the follow on victory was achied exactly 30 years…......... .On March 18 in 1971 in Port of Spain a 21 year old steered India to a historic win against the West Indies,In 1976 in the same venue Port Of Spain India chased a massive 406 against the West Indies again.And this time the architects were Sunny Gavaskar who scored 114,Gundappa Vishwanath who scored 114 and Mohinder Amarnath who scored 85.Exatly ten years later a 22 year old steered India to victory with figures of 5-22 after he had taken doses of painkillers because he had an injury,Exactly 50 years after June 25 1932 when became a test playing nation that is in 1983 India won a historic match again against the West Indies in the World Cup final as the first time the world cup was out of West Indies reach as Kapil’s Devil;s beat them.Finally the World Championship which was celebrated after ther formation of State Victoria which was formed exactlyy 150 years ago.India won the World Championship and Ravishnakar Jayadith Shastri won & took the Audi which was the first for an Indian.
And this to the fans.This blog post just took me 15 mins as I know these facts to my tip of my fingers.
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