India v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 1st day November 30, 2007

A run barrage at Eden Gardens

Stats highlights from the first day of the Kolkata Test between India and Pakistan

Stats highlights from the first day of the Kolkata Test between India and Pakistan



Wasim Jaffer is only eight runs away from becoming the third double-centurion at Eden Gardens © AFP

  • India's total of 352 for 3 is their fourth-highest on the first day of a Test. All three previous efforts had major contributions from Virender Sehwag: he made 105 on debut in Bloemfontein in 2001-02, when India hammered 372 for 7, contributed 180 to the team's 361 for 4 in St Lucia, and made 228 out of India's first-day score of 356 for 2 in Multan in 2004-05..

  • The star of the day was undoubtedly Wasim Jaffer, who ended the day on a superb unbeaten 192, his fifth Test century and his first against Pakistan. He needs just 21 more to go past the 212 he had scored against West Indies in Antigua, which is his highest score in Tests. Jaffer's unbeaten 192 was also the 100th century by an Indian opener in Tests.

  • If he gets eight more runs, Jaffer will become only the third double-centurion at Eden Gardens, after VVS Laxman, who made that unforgettable 281 against Australia in 2001-02, and West Indies' Rohan Kanhai, who scored 256 in 1958-59. Jaffer's score is already the highest by an opener at this venue, going past Saeed Anwar's unbeaten 188 in 1999.

  • Though Jaffer easily dominated the day, he had excellent support from Rahul Dravid and Tendulkar, both of whom added century partnerships with him. Dravid has now been involved in 68 century stands, which is a record - Steve Waugh is next with 64. Twenty-five of those 68 stands have been for the second wicket, which is second only to Ponting's 30.

  • Dravid's knock is his sixth score of 50 or more in 14 innings in Kolkata, where he averages 65.23.

  • Tendulkar's 175-run stand is the 27th time he has been involved in a century stand for the third wicket, which is a record. Tendulkar and Brian Lara were tied on 26 before this game.

    S Rajesh is stats editor at Cricinfo