Numbri Aadmis! These stats of Virat Kohli and Co from Day 1 will make Bangladesh fans cry
The opening day's play in the one-off India vs Bangladesh Test saw Cheteshwar Pujara, Murali Vijay and skipper Virat Kohli making new records and breaking some really old ones too. Here they are...
Virat Kohli gestures to the stands as he walks back to the pavilion at stumps on the first day of the Test match between India and Bangladesh at The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. Pic/AFP
The opening day's play in the one-off cricket Test between India and Bangladesh saw the hosts dominate proceedings. From Cheteshwar Pujara to Murali Vijay and skipper Virat Kohli, everyone dominated the Bangladesh bowling to see the hosts reach 356 for three at stumps on Day 1 of the one-off Test against Bangladesh. The one-sided contest on the opening day saw the Indian cricketers making new records and breaking some really old ones too.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE RECORDS THE INDIAN BATSMAN SET ON DAY 1:
India captain Virat Kohli on Thursday completed 1000 runs in Tests played at home this season. In doing so he has to become only the third Indian batsmans and only middle-order one to achieve the feat. The others who achieved this record Virender Sehwag and Sunil Gavaskar, both openers.
India's Virat Kohli during his masterful unbeaten knock on the first day of the Test cricket match between India and Bangladesh at The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad on Thursday. Pic/AFP
Kohli has scored 1075 runs till now from 15 innings and with the end of the home season still a long way to go, he should beat the leader on the board -- Sehwag. Sehwag currently holds the record. He achieved the feat in 2004-05 season when he scored 1105 runs in 17 innings at an average of 69.06 with four hundreds and three half-centuries. India had played nine home Tests that season.
The 28-year-old Kohli's average at home this season is 89.58 from nine Tests with four hundreds and two half-centuries.
His innings saw him break another record, that of former England captain Graham Gooch. Gooch had scored 1058 in 1990 as captain. Kohli is now the leadng run scorer in a home home season as captain.
Kohli is now the fourth batsman to manage 1000 runs in a home season in Tests - 1075 (ave.89.58) in 9 Tests. Virender Sehwag had scored 1105 in 2004-05; Graham Gooch - 1058 in 1990 and Sunil Gavaskar - 1027 in 1979-80.
Virat Kohli has recorded his 12th hundred as number four batsman in 53 innings, emulating the feat of Gundappa Viswanath (124 innings). Only Sachin Tendulkar has scored more centuries at this batting position among the Indian batsmen - 44 in 275 innings.
Of his 16 hundreds in Tests, Kohli has registered nine in 36 innings as captain. Only Sunil Gavaskar has registered more as captain amongst the Indians - 11 in 74 innings. Azharuddin had posted 9 in 68 innings.
Kohli's average as captain is the best among the Indian players - his aggregate being 2222 (ave.67.33) in 23 matches.
With his 16th Test hundred, Kohli now has the distincton of having scored a Test century against all seven oppositions he has played against (Australia, Bangladesh, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka, West Indies). He hasn’t played against Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
The 28-year-old Delhi lad is yet to be dismissed for a duck in Tests in the 2016-17 season.
Cheteshwar Pujara eclipsed Chandu Borde’s five decades old national record of most runs by an Indian in a single season.
Pujara also enjoys an impressive record in Tests at home - his tally being 2338 runs at an average of 63.18, including eight centuries and nine fifties, in 26 Tests.
Pujara has amassed 1605 runs at an average of 89.16, including six centuries, in 21 innings, establishing an Indian record for most runs in a first-class season, held by Chandu Borde in the 1964-65 season - 1604 (ave.64.16) in 28 innings, including six hundreds.
Murali Vijay (108) has recorded back to back hundreds vs Bangladesh in Tests - 150 at Fatullah in June 2015 and 108 at Hyderabad in February 2017.
En route his ninth Test century, Murali Vijay played 160 balls, hitting 12 boundaries and a six down the ground at Hyderabad on Thursday. Pic/AFP
Vijay's impressive tally of nine centuries is the joint-third most by an Indian opener in Tests next only to the 33 by Sunil Gavaskar and 22 by Virender Sehwag. Gautam Gambhir had also registered nine.
Pujara and Vijay were involved in a stand of 178 - India's second highest partnership for the second wicket vs Bangladesh in Tests behind the 259 between Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid at Chittagong in December 2004.
Pujara-Vijay pair became the first Indian pair to register five century stands in a season -- their aggregate being 852 runs in nine innings at an average of 94.66. Hayden and Ponting were involved in seven century stands in 2005-06 and five each by David Boon & Mark Waugh and Hayden & Justin Langer.
This was the seventh time that the Vijay-Pujara duo was involved in a century stand and is now joint second along with Gautam Gambhir and Rahul Dravid. The highest number of century partnerships is eight. It is jointly shared by Mohinder Amarnath-Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid-Virender Sehwag duos.