Congrats Murali Vijay for scoring a splendid 100 …
5 centuries, 4 against Australia.
He is not afraid of Johnson, Hell yeah!
Vijay has scored 2000 runs.. out of this 1000 against Australia…
Here’s a statistical preview on Vijay :-
1) Murali Vijay became the first opening batsman to record a century in the first match innings of a Test match at Gabba, Brisbane, beating West Indian, MC Carew’s 83 in 1968-69.
2) Vijay became the 7th Indian opener to post a hundred in a Test match in Australia, joining Sunil Gavaskar (5), Vinoo Mankad (2), Virender Sehwag (2), VVS Laxman (one), Ravi Shastri (one) and Krishnamachari Srikkanth (one).
3) With 296 runs at an average of 98.66, Vijay is the leading run-getter in the current series, eclipsing Virat Kohli’s tally of 275 (ave.91.66), including two centuries.
4) Sourav Ganguly (144 in December 2003) and Vijay jointly share a record for the highest individual knock by an Indian player in a Test match at Gabba, Brisbane. Sunil Gavaskar – 113 in December 1977 and ML Jaisimha – 101 in January 1968 – are the two other Indian batsmen to register centuries at this venue.
5) Vijay became the 34th Indian batsman to complete his 2,000 runs in Tests – his aggregate being 2002 (ave.40.04) in 29 Tests.
6) Vijay’s above stated hundred is his fifth – his fourth vs Australia. He has made three 50+ consecutive innings for the first time – 53 & 99 at Adelaide and 144 at Brisbane.
7) Vijay became the first Indian opener to post three fifty-plus innings in a row in Tests vs Australia in Australia. He became the 5th Indian batsman to record three consecutive fifties in a series outside the sub-continent. Sunil Gavaskar (vs W.Indies, 1970-71), Madhav Apte (vs W.Indies, 1953), Gautam Gambhir (vs South Africa, 2010) and SS Das (vs Zimbabwe, 2001) had achieved the feat earlier.
8) Dhawan and Vijay were involved in a stand of 56 – India’s first fifty-plus partnership for the opening wicket overseas after 35 innings.
It marked a successful year for Vijay personally. He got runs everywhere, in South Africa, England and now in Australia, missing out only in New Zealand.
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