India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 2nd day

Rohit follows Ganguly, Shillingford's fifth in a row

Stats highlights from the second day's play of the second Test between India and West Indies in Mumbai

Shiva Jayaraman

November 15, 2013

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Shane Shillingford in his delivery stride, India v West Indies, 1st Test, Kolkata, 2nd day, November 7, 2013
Shane Shillingford became the first bowler since Alec Bedser in 1953 to take five-wicket hauls in five consecutive innings in Tests. © BCCI
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  • Rohit Sharma became only the second India batsman and the fifth overall in Tests to hit hundreds in his first two innings. Sourav Ganguly was the last India batsman to do so when he hit hundreds in two consecutive innings in his debut series against England in 1996. Only three other batsmen hit hundreds in their first two Test innings - Lawrence Rowe of West Indies and Yaseer Hameed of Pakistan, who hit two hundreds in their debut match, and Alvin Kallicharran, who hit hundreds in two consecutive innings against New Zealand in 1972. Rohit is also the seventh batsman to hit hundreds in two consecutive matches from debut. Click here for a list of batsmen who hit hundreds in consecutive matches from debut.

  • Shane Shillingford took his fifth consecutive five-for, and his sixth overall in Tests, in India's first innings. He is only the fourth bolwer in Test history to take five-wicket hauls in five or more consecutive innings. The last time a bowler achieved this was way back in 1953 when Alec Bedser took two against India and three against Australia. Charlie Turner of Australia holds the record for taking the most consecutive five-wicket hauls - he took five-fors in six consecutive innings against England in the Ashes in 1888. Click here for a list of bowlers with most consecutive five-wicket hauls.

  • Darren Sammy became only the seventh fielder in Tests and the first from West Indies to take five catches in an innings. This was the second time he took four or more catches in an innings in Tests. Garry Sobers has taken four or more catches in an innings three times, the most by a West Indies fielder. Click here for a list of West Indies fielders with most dismissals in Tests.

  • This was Cheteshwar Pujara's fifth hundred in Tests and his first against West Indies. He has now scored 1310 runs in Tests from 15 matches at an average of 65.5. This was also the fastest of his five hundreds. He took 146 balls today, his previous quickest was against New Zealand in Hyderabad last year, which came off 169 balls.

  • Sachin Tendulkar became the 15th batsman from India to score fifty or more runs in an innings in his last Test. Only three batsmen from India - Vijay Merchant, Vijay Manjrekar and Mohammad Azharuddin - scored a century in their last Tests. Andy Sandham's 325 against West Indies in Kingston in 1930 is the highest individual score in a player's last Test. Click here for a list of batsmen who scored a century in their last Test.

  • The 80-run partnership between Rohit and Mohammed Shami was India's highest against West Indies for the tenth wicket, beating the previous highest of 64 runs between Javagal Srinath and Venkatapathy Raju in Mohali in 1994. It was India's fifth-highest partnership for the tenth-wicket in Tests. This was also the highest tenth wicket partnership at the Wankhede, beating the previous highest of 68 runs between Graeme Hick and Phil Tufnell of England in 1993. Click here for a list of the highest tenth-wicket partnerships at the Wankhede. This stand was a result of some fine maneuvering of the strike by Rohit: he faced 77 of the 106 deliveries in the partnership, leaving Shami with only 29 deliveries (27%) to face.

  • India's 313-run lead was their fourth-highest ever against West Indies in their first innings. Their highest came in West Indies' last tour to India, in Kolkata, when West Indies fell behind by 478 runs in their first innings. Batting first against India, this is the highest lead conceded by West Indies. Their second-highest first-innings deficit batting first also came in this series, in the previous match in Kolkata.

  • Shillingford gave away 179 runs in India's first innings - this is the most expensive five-wicket haul (in terms of runs conceded) in an innings in Tests since Jason Krejza's 8 for 215 against India at Nagpur in 2008.

Shiva Jayaraman is sub-editor (stats) at ESPNcricinfo

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

Posted by BRUTALANALYST on (November 15, 2013, 23:17 GMT)

He is bowling amazing with great control and with top variations, yesterday he not only got Pujara out twice he also fooled Rohit before he had 10 with the doosra and had it fallen to anyone but Gayle would of been caught. India's conditions really bring out the bets of him and he is even out performing there spinners I'm sure he'd be worth signing for an IPL side. Yet the W.I selectors have picked Permaul instead of him for the ODI seires. pathetic. This highlights difference between the countries India's proactive selectors have seen Shami performing well in the Tests and have backed him to continue into the Odi's where as W.i selectors keep failing everyone.

Posted by CodandChips on (November 15, 2013, 20:08 GMT)

Rohit just looked brilliant again. It will be interesting to see if he can keep it up in South Africa and England. You could say the same about all of their players actually. I reckon they'll cope fine.

Shillingford has bowled ok but is nothing special. He just bowls a lot of overs.

@Cooljack_143 my nicest description of Sammy's cricket ability is that he can be a "bits and pieces" player. He managed to lead WI to that WT20 victory (despite being at most the 3rd best team. But now he is unfortunately just not good enough to merit a place in the side. Also his batting temperament has been poor- not what you expect of a captain. And he made the dreadful decision for him himself to open the bowling.

Posted by nenez on (November 15, 2013, 19:15 GMT)

Unlike other WIndian followers, I find nothing to enthuse about in the figures of Shillingford. Whilst it is true he took most of the wickets and did look the most dangerous of this WIndian "attack", he has conceded runs at 4 an over. This is because like the rest of their bowlers, he bowled a load of trash that was too short, wide and sometimes down the legside. WIndian fans HAVE TO START DEMANDING BETTER and not be happy for a little bit of "success" from WIndian players. If Swann had bowled the same amount of overs, he would have conceded 40 runs fewer because his line would have been more disciplined than Shillingford and that is the sort of level WE SHOULD DEMAND!

Posted by GrindAR on (November 15, 2013, 19:11 GMT)

So, Rohit fits the VVS role..? Seems like it. Rohit transformed into serious test player from the start. Probably, before his debut, he acquired the characters of a test player into his system. Good to see. Hope he does well against SA, eng & Aus as well.

Posted by   on (November 15, 2013, 18:45 GMT)

there is one more player from indianside Mohd Azaharuddin who hit 3 consecutive centuries in 3 tests in career early .

Posted by Frayninho21 on (November 15, 2013, 18:18 GMT)

"Wondering why nothing has been written about Pujara's landmark...."

Because he should have been out long before he got a 100 !! That 3rd umpire decision was a joke.

Posted by cooljack_143 on (November 15, 2013, 17:30 GMT)

Why does WI need other bowlers,bulk of the bowling 43 overs bowled by shillingford. When they want to make him bowl let them select 10 batsmen & play. Batsmen can also bowl a bit, to change ends, just like sammy is doing now...Oh wait what is sammy here a batsmen, a bowler or allrounder, confused !!!!!!!!!!!!! shame..

Posted by   on (November 15, 2013, 17:22 GMT)

Good show by Shillingford and he really worked hard for it .

Posted by   on (November 15, 2013, 16:55 GMT)

Wondering why nothing has been written about Pujara's landmark....

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