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KL Rahul joins Gavaskar and Mankad

KL Rahul becomes the only India batsman after Mohammad Azharuddin to convert his first three fifties in to hundreds. ESPNcricinfo Ltd

2 India players who converted their first three Test fifties into centuries. KL Rahul is the second India player to do so after Mohammad Azharuddin, who had scored three centuries in his first three Tests. Nine others India players had converted their first two fifties into hundreds.

1981 Last time before Rahul an opener made a 150-plus score at Sabina Park, which was by Graham Gooch in England's first innings. Rahul is the only India opener after Pankaj Roy to get a 150-plus score at this venue. Overall, only nine openers have made 150 or more in a Test innings at Sabina Park.

90.82 Percentage of Rahul's career runs that have come from his three highest scores - 376 out of 414. In the other eight innings, he has aggregated just 38 runs with a highest of 16.

3 India openers who scored their first three or more Test centuries all away from home. Before Rahul - who has scored centuries in Australia, Sri Lanka and West Indies - Sunil Gavaskar had made his first eight centuries away from home and also Vinoo Mankad's first three centuries had come outside India.

130 The previous highest score by an India player in his maiden Test innings in West Indies, by Polly Umrigar in Port of Spain in 1952-53. The previous highest by an India opener in his first Test innings in West Indies was 96 by Ajay Jadeja in 1996-97. Rahul is the fifth player from India to score a century in his first innings in West Indies; R Ashwin also did it in the last Test.

2 Higher scores by visiting players in their first Test innings in West Indies, after Rahul's 158. Glenn Turner scored 223 not out at this same venue in 1971-72 and Andrew Hudson hit 163 in Bridgetown in 1991-92.

2009 The last time an India opener made 150 or more in a Test outside Asia, before Rahul. Gautam Gambhir had made 167 in Wellington in 2008-09. There were six instances of an India opener achieving this in the last decade, but just one in this.

42.39 Pujara's strike-rate in Tests since the start of 2014, in 30 innings. Since his debut till the end of 2013, he had a strike-rate of 52.21 in 28 innings. Also, his average till the end of 2013 was 66.25 compared to just 30.75 since then.

2011 The last instance of India's first three wickets all having partnership of 50 or more runs in the same innings, before this match, which was also against West Indies, at Wankhede. India have had nine 50-plus partnerships in this series so far, in 13 broken stands.

1989 Last time a visiting opener made a hundred in Tests in Kingston. India's Navjot Sidhu had made 116 on that occasion. Overall, Rahul's was only the 13th instance of an overseas opener making a hundred at Sabina Park. Rahul's is the first hundred at this venue by any opener since Chris Gayle's 104 against England in 2009.