5 Centuries, 4 against Australia; that’s Murli Vijay for you!


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Congrats Murali Vijay for scoring a splendid 100 …

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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 :-

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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