Das earns himself a dubious distinction
Das earns himself a dubious distinction

Only Agatha Christie could have dreamed up a start more dramatic, and that would have involved some species of cyanide poisoning

1st Test, West Indies v India, Statistical Highlights
1st Test, West Indies v India, Statistical Highlights

West Indian opener Stuart Williams and wicket-keeper Junior Murray were making a comeback into the West Indian side after more than three years, missing 36 and 34 Tests respectively

5th Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights
5th Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

Vijay Bharadwaj was making a comeback into the Indian side after a gap of 28 months

5th Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights
5th Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

Vijay Bharadwaj was making a comeback into the Indian side after a gap of 28 months

4th Match,India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights
4th Match,India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

Murali Kartik,the slow left-arm bowler from Railways, became the 144th player to represent India in an ODI

3rd Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights
3rd Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

Andy Flower was missing a one-dayer for only the fifth time in his career since making his debut way back in February 1992

2nd Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights
2nd Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

Saurav Ganguly's 84 was his fourth successive fifty in oneday internationals

1st Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights
1st Match, India v Zimbabwe, Statistical Highlights

India's dismal performance at Faridabad continued with their loss to Zimbabwe

3rd Test, India v Sri Lanka, Statistical Highlights
3rd Test, India v Sri Lanka, Statistical Highlights

It was the 1559th Test match in cricket history

5th Test, Australia v England , Statistical Highlights
5th Test, Australia v England , Statistical Highlights

It was the 1558th Test match in cricket history

2nd Test, India v Sri Lanka, Statistical Highlights
2nd Test, India v Sri Lanka, Statistical Highlights

It was 1558th Test in cricket history

4th Test, Australia v England, Statistical Highlights
4th Test, Australia v England, Statistical Highlights

It was the 1556th Test match in cricket history

1st Test, India v Sri Lanka, Statistical Highlights
1st Test, India v Sri Lanka, Statistical Highlights

It was the 1555th Test match in cricket history

3rd Test, Australia v England, Statistical Highlights
3rd Test, Australia v England, Statistical Highlights

It was the 1554th Test in cricket history

10th Match (Final), Coca Cola Cup, India v Sri Lanka,Statistical Highlights
10th Match (Final), Coca Cola Cup, India v Sri Lanka,Statistical Highlights

It was the 1744th ODI in cricket history

Jayasuriya 14th batsman to be left stranded on 99
Jayasuriya 14th batsman to be left stranded on 99

Sanath Jayasuriya became the second Sri Lankan and 14th batsman in ODI history to be left stranded on 99 when he spooned a simple catch to his Indian counterpart off the bowling of Shewag in the final of the Coca- Cola Cup

8th Match, India v Sri Lanka, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights
8th Match, India v Sri Lanka, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights

It was the 1742nd ODI in cricket history

9th Match, India v New Zealand, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights
9th Match, India v New Zealand, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights

It was the 1743rd ODI in cricket history

7th Match, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights
7th Match, New Zealand v Sri Lanka, Coca Cola Cup, Statistical Highlights

It was the 1741st ODI in cricket history

Masakadza breaks many a records
Masakadza breaks many a records

Hamilton Masakadza became second Zimbabwean and 68th batsman in Test cricket history to score a century on Test debut when he notched up a brilliant 115* on the third day of second Test against Zimbabwe at Harare