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Wicketkeepers - India's pain and bane

- By Statsman    

Kamran Akmal's match-saving hundred in the Mohali Test made him the 16th wicketkeeper-batsman to score a Test hundred against India.

Of the sixteen occasions when India has been at the receiving end, there are only two wherein India managed to post a win, while in the remaining instances, it either drew or lost the match. Thus, it can be said that a keeper's ton is a bad omen for India.

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Adam Craig Gilchrist

Following are details of the hundreds scored by wicketkeepers against India:

Players Runs Venue Season Result for India
Clyde Walcott ( WI ) 152 ( 1 ) Delhi 1948-49 Drawn
Clyde Walcott ( WI ) 108 ( 2 ) Kolkata 1948-49 Drawn
Godfrey Evans ( Eng) 104 ( 2 ) Lord's 1952 Lost - 8 wickets
Imtiaz Ahmed ( Pak ) 135 ( 3 ) Chennai 1960-61 Drawn
Jeff Dujon ( WI ) 110 ( 1 ) Antigua 1982-83 Drawn
Amal Silva ( SL ) 111 ( 2 ) Colombo 1985 Lost - 149 runs
Ian Smith ( NZ ) 173 ( 2 ) Auckland 1989-90 Drawn`
Andy Flower ( Zimb ) 115 ( 1 ) Delhi 1992-93 Won - inns & 13 runs
Jack Russell ( Eng ) 124 ( 2 ) Lord's 1996 Drawn
Andy Flower ( Zimb ) 183* ( 8 ) Delhi 2000-01 Won - 7 wickets
Andy Flower ( Zimb ) 232* ( 9 ) Nagpur 2000-01 Drawn
Adam Gilchrist ( Aust ) 122 ( 2 ) Mumbai 2000-01 Lost - 10 wickets
Kumar Sangakkara ( SL ) 105 * ( 1 ) Galle 2001 Lost - 10 wickets
Ridley Jacobs ( WI ) 118 (2 ) Antigua 2001-02 Drawn
Adam Gilchrist ( Aust ) 104 ( 11 ) Bangalore` 2004-05 Lost - 217 runs
Kamran Akmal ( Pak ) 109 ( 1 ) Mohali 2004-05 Drawn


Note: The figure in the bracket indicates the Test century number scored by the given player as wicketkeeper-batsman in his Test career.