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Numbers To Note

November 07, 2008 10:03 IST

Some interesting statistics on the opening day of the fourth Test between India and Australia in Nagpur on Thursday.

700 Australia became the second team to play these many Tests after England (877). However Australia have won 326 matches as against England's 305.

323 Runs scored by Laxman before being dismissed. He scored an unbeaten 200* in first innings of the Delhi Test, followed it up with another unbeaten 59 in the second innings… and made 64 on Thursday before getting out.

99 Number of venues that have hosted a Test match, Nagpur's VCA stadium being the latest entry to this list.

91 Number of fifty-plus scores Tendulkar has posted in his Test career (40 centuries+ 51 fifties) - more than any other batsman in Test annals. He was previously at level with Australia's Allan Border.

80 Number of Tests fabulous four -- Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman -- have played together.

64 Laxman's score is the highest by an Indian in his 100th Test. This beats Kapil Dev's 55 against Pakistan at Karachi in 1989-90.

17 Number of Test centuries Tendulkar has scored at home soil -- most by any Indian. He was previously at level with Sunil Gavaskar with 16 centuries.