India v Pakistan, 3rd Test, Bangalore, 3rd day

Fastest Indian to 3000 runs

Cricinfo staff

March 26, 2005

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  • When he reached 160, Virender Sehwag became the 16th Indian to get to 3000 Test runs. He achieved the landmark in his 34th Test, and while Sunil Gavaskar took the same number of Tests, he played 11 more innings than Sehwag. In fact, Sehwag is easily the fastest, in terms of innings, to reach the milestone. Mohammad Azharuddin, who's in second place, took 64 innings.

    Quickest to 3000 Tests/Inngs Ave 100s/ 50s
    Sehwag 34/ 55 56.31 10/ 9
    Azharuddin 43/ 64 50.00 10/ 10
    Gavaskar 34/ 66 50.00 12/ 14
    Dravid 39/ 67 49.18 7/ 16
    Tendulkar 45/ 67 50.85 10/ 15

  • This innings also took Sehwag's first-innings average to a monumental 75.12. Among batsmen with at least 1500 Test runs, Sehwag's average is second only to Don Bradman's.

    First-innings performers Runs Ave 1st inng 100s/ total 100s
    Bradman 4697 97.85 19/28
    Sehwag 2554 75.12 10/10
    Weekes 3429 71.44 14/15
    Barrington 5069 65.83 17/20
    Hutton 4905 65.40 17/19

  • Sehwag's 201 was his 10th Test hundred, in his 34th match - that's a rate of a century every 3.4 games. Among batsmen with at least ten hundreds, Sehwag is in seventh place. Don Bradman is well ahead of the pack, while George Headley and Clyde Walcott are the only others with a ratio of less than three games per century.

    Best Test/ 100 ratio Tests 100s Ratio
    Bradman 52 29 1.79
    Headley 22 10 2.2
    Walcott 44 15 2.93
    Weekes 48 15 3.20
    Hayden 66 20 3.30
    Sutcliffe 54 16 3.38
    Sehwag 34 10 3.4
    Sobers 93 26 3.58
    Tendulkar 122 34 3.59
    Greg Chappell 87 24 3.63

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