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A rare feat for Team India


Rajneesh Gupta

Gautam Gambhir, when moved from 141 to 143, completed his 1,000 runs in Test matches in 2008. He became fourth Indian to do so this year after Virender Sehwag (1445), VVS Laxman (1071) and Sachin Tendulkar (1047).

This is for the first time that FOUR Indian batsmen have aggregated 1,000 runs in a calendar year. In 1979 three batsmen – Sunil Gavaskar (1555), Gundappa Viswanath (1388) and Dilip Vengsarkar (1174) – had aggregated 1,000 runs for India.

This is also for only the second time in Test cricket history that four batsmen of a side aggregated 1,000 runs in a calendar year. The only other such instance was in 2006 when Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook scored 1,000 for England

Most batsmen for a side aggregating 1,000 runs in a calendar year

#
Team
Year
Batsmen
4
England
2006
KP Pietersen (1343), PD Collingwood (1121)
 AJ Strauss (1031) & AN Cook (1013)
4
India
2008
V Sehwag (1445), VVS Laxman (1071)
SR Tendulkar (1047) & G Gambhir (1001)
3
India
1979
SM Gavaskar (1555), GR Viswanath (1388) 
& DB Vengsarkar (1174)
3
Australia
2004
JL Langer (1481), DR Martyn (1353) 
& ML Hayden (1123)
3
West Indies
2004
BC Lara (1178), CH Gayle (1135)
&  RR Sarwan (1005)
3
South Africa
2008
GC Smith (1411),ND McKenzie (1059) 
& HM Amla (1004)


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