India v West Indies, 2nd Test, Mumbai, 2nd day November 15, 2013

Rohit follows Ganguly, Shillingford's fifth in a row

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

  • 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

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