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Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
Record-man Sachin Tendulkar has many to his name, but the most memorable and difficult to beat would be his amazing feat of ‘a ton of tons’.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
The safest hands in slips, Rahul Dravid holds the world record for most number of Test catches by a non-wicketkeeper fielder. His tally – 210.


More records after the break

Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)Rahul Dravid has played a record 120 ODI innings without scoring a duck.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)The destructive Virender Sehwag holds the record for the highest individual score in ODIs. His 219 against West Indies overtook Sachin’s 200*.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)Sourav Ganguly’s 131 at the Lord’s remains the best individual score by a debutant at the venue till date.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
Anil Kumble became the first Indian, and till date the only one, to pick up all ten wickets in a Test innings, against Pakistan in Delhi in 1999.

Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)Anil Kumble holds the record for most number of matches taken (118) to score his maiden Test hundred.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)Suresh Raina is the only Indian batsman with a T20 International century against his name.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
Team holds the record for a victory by highest margin after being forced to follow on. In 2001 at Kolkata, following on in their second innings, India defeated Australia by 171 runs on the final day.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)The India-Australia Test at WACA, Perth in 1992 holds the record for most number of batsmen ‘caught’ in a Test match. 33 of the 36 men dismissed were caught.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
Indian cricket team holds the record for giving away most number of runs in a single Day of Test cricket. Playing against England in Manchester in 1936, Team India gave away a massive 588 runs on Day 2, going past the previous record of 522.

Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)The highest ever innings total in Tests came against Team India when Sri Lanka piled on a massive 952-6 and declared their innings closed. Sanath Jayasuriya hit a triple!


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
Team India holds the record for posting 400+ totals in as many as six consecutive Test innings, the highest for any team ever.

Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)The India Vs Kenya match at Bristol in 1999 holds the record for most number of wides bowled in an ODI game. Kenya bowled 21 wides while India gave away 31, seven of which was sent down by Agarkar.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)Pakistan has given away most no balls in an ODI game. The bowlers over-stepped 20 times against India in the first ODI of the 5-match series in 2004.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)Team India holds the record for the first victory registered by 10-wicket margin. They defeated East Africa in their World Cup encounter at Leeds in 1975.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)Indian cricket team holds the record for using the maximum number of players in an OSI series. The 5-match Coca Cola Triangular Series in 1998 saw as many as 23 different players representing the team.

Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
India was the first team against whom both the openers registered a hundred in the same ODI. Geoff Marsh and David Boon registered centuries at Jaipur in 1986.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)The India Vs New Zealand encounter at Christchurch on March 8, 2009 holds the record for most number of sixes hit in a single ODI. 31 balls were hit into the stands, Indian batsmen hitting 18 of them.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
The India Vs Sri Lanka match at Rajkot in 2009 holds the record for most number of hundred partnerships in an ODI. While Sehwag had a century stand with Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, Dilshan was involved in both the 100-run partnerships for Lanka.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
The record for most number of batsmen run out in an ODI involved India and New Zealand. The 2nd OCI at Napier in 1999 saw as many as eight batsmen short of the crease.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
The India Vs New Zealand match at Guwahati in2010 saw 19 of the 20 batsmen ‘caught’ in a single ODI, a record.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
Team India holds the dubious record of giving away most number of extras in a single Test match innings. Playing against Pakistan in Bangalore in 2007, Indian bowlers gave away 76 in the form of extras. The match was luckily drawn.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)Team India holds the record for most number of batsmen stumped in a single innings of Test cricket. An active Kiran More behind the wickets stumped five in West Indies’ second innings as India wonthe 4th Test in Chennai by 255 runs.


Indian records: The good, bad and ugly (© AFP)
The most number of batsmen run out in a Test innings is another record India wouldn’t be proud of.  As many as four batsmen were caught short of their crease by Pakistani fielders in the 4th Test in Peshawar in 1954.

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