India are at a commanding position in the Sydney Test as they have piled up a first-innings total of 622/7 declared against Australia. Indian cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara scored 193 and fell just 7 runs short of what could have been his third double ton against Australia. But nevertheless, his 193 is worth in gold as India are in the driver’s seat to at least force a draw to bag their maiden Test series in Australia.
Cricwizz takes a look at some of the interest facts on Indian players being dismissed or stranded in the 190s in Test cricket.
8 Pujara is the eight Indian batsman to be dismissed or stranded in 190s in Test cricket. It’s the 11th instance in Indian cricket that a batsman has been out or stranded in 190s in Test cricket.
Budhi Kunderan He was the first Indian cricketer to be dismissed in the 190s in Test cricket. He was dismissed for 192 against England at Chennai in 1964.
194* Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian player to be stranded in 190s after then Indian skipper Rahul Dravid declared the innings against Pakistan at Multan in 2004. Sachin was batting on 194 then. The declaration left Sachin visibly upset.
Sehwag Apart from Pujara, Sehwag is the only other Indian player to be dismissed for 190s in a Test in Australia. Sehwag was dismissed for 195 in the Melbourne Test against Australia in 2003 as he looked to reached his double ton with a six, but was caught in the deep.
3 Three Indian batsmen – Sachin Tendulkar, Mohammad Azharuddin, Rahul Dravid – have been dismissed or stranded in 190s twice in Test cricket.
199 Two Indian players have been dismissed for 199 in Test cricket. Mohammad Azharuddin and KL Rahul are the two Indian cricketers to do so.
199 199 remains the highest Test score of both Rahul and Azharuddin.
10 Overall, 10 batsmen have been dismissed for 199, including KL Rahul and Azharuddin. Dean Elgar was the last batsman to be dismissed for 199 against Bangladesh in 2017.
New Zealand Rahul Dravid is the only Indian player to be dismissed in 190s twice against the same opponent. Dravid was dismissed for 190 against New Zealand in 1999 and 191 against the Kiwis in 2010.
1 Only once had India lost the match when their batsman has been dismissed for 190s. India lost the Melbourne Test against Australia when Sehwag scored 195 in that match.