Details of various milestones and landmarks
achieved during the Just concluded Indo-Pak series:
Test Series: India won 2-1.
* India posted their maiden triumph in Pakistan
during the opening Test match at Multan after a
long gap of 49 years and 92 days since their first
match way back in January 1955. With this victory
India has now notched up Test victories in all
countries except South Africa.
* India also emerged victorious in a Test series
across the border for the first time. This is
India's seventh Test series win abroad, with
previous victories registered in New Zealand in
1967-68, in West Indies in 1970-71, in England in
1971 and 1986, in Sri Lanka in 1993-94 and in
Bangladesh in 2000-01.
* Saurav Ganguly became the most successful Indian
Test captain with 15 Test victories to his credit
from 39 matches. In the process, he surpassed the
previous best of 14 wins which he had shared with
Mohammad Azharuddin (47 Tests as skipper).
*With the series win over Pakistan, India has now
pocketed rubber against as many as six different
nations : Australia, West Indies, England,
Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and now Pakistan which remains
the Indian record for the most series wins at the
* With the victory in the first Test at Multan,
Rahul Dravid registered his maiden Test win as
* Sachin Tendulkar, with unbeaten 194 at Multan,
became the second highest century maker in test
cricket with a tally of 33 hundreds to his credit.
He eclipsed Steve Waugh's joint record of 32
hundreds and now only compatriot Sunil Gavaskar
with 34 tons is ahead of him.
* Opener Virender Sehwag became the first Indian
and 17th in the world to score a triple century in
test cricket, when he made monumental score of 309
at Multan. In the process, he has plundered the
most runs by an Indian in a day's play - making
unbeaten 228 on the very first day. He became the
only player to complete the respective milestones
of hundred and triple century with a six!
* Vice captain Rahul Dravid became the only Indian
player to score as many as five double centuries in
Test cricket. His tally is now the world behind
Donald Bradman(12), Walter Hammond and Brian Lara(7
each), Javed Miandad (6)and Marvan Atapattu (5). He
also became the first Indian to occupy the crease
for the longest period of 740 minutes. He also
notched up three successive double century in as
many Test series - against New Zealand, Australia
and Pakistan and thus emulated Sir Donald Bradman
in scoring three double hundreds in-a-row in as
many series with at least one double ton in a
* India posted a score of 600 or more runs twice in
the same series for the first time in the history.
One day Series
* In their sixth attempt, India notched up its
maiden series win in Pakistan with 3-2 victory
margin. In all now India scored six ODI wins in 18
matches across the border.
* India's score of 349 for seven at Karachi remains
the second highest team score without a century.
The highest score in the category belongs to
England with 363 for 7 vs. Pakistan at Nottingham
* Rahul Dravid with 99 at Karachi became only the
third player after K. Srikkanth and V.V.S. Laxman
to be dismissed on one short of three-figure mark.
* The total match aggregate of 693 runs at Karachi
is the highest aggregate in the history, surpassing
the previous best of 664 for 19 off 99.4 overs by
Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Singapore during 1995-96
* Pakistan's score of 344 for eight at Karachi
remains the highest score by a side batting second
eclipsing the previous best of 330 for seven off
49.1 overs by Australia vs. South Africa at Port
Elizabeth in 2001-02 season.
* India has now hosted the most scores (eight in
all) of 300 or more runs while batting second in
the O.D.I which has resulted in four victories and
* With a sensational catch to dismiss
Inzamam-ul-Haq in the fifth and final match, Sachin
Tendulkar completed a centuries of catches.