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Dravid pips Bell as the highest run-getter in Tests in 2011

Dravid pips Bell as the highest run-getter in Tests in 2011
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First Published: Mon, Nov 14 2011. 06 24 PM IST

Rahul Dravid raises his bat to celebrate his century on the first day of their second test cricket match against West Indies in Kolkata 14 November, 2011. Reuters.
Rahul Dravid raises his bat to celebrate his century on the first day of their second test cricket match against West Indies in Kolkata 14 November, 2011. Reuters.
Updated: Mon, Nov 14 2011. 06 24 PM IST
Kolkata: Rahul Dravid on Monday reached a commendable milestone of becoming the highest run-scorer in 2011 surpassing England’s Ian Bell.
Dravid now has 952 runs in 10 Tests in the current year surpassing Bell’s 950 runs from eight matches.
Rahul Dravid raises his bat to celebrate his century on the first day of their second test cricket match against West Indies in Kolkata 14 November, 2011. Reuters.
The senior batsman was out for 119 bowled by part-time spinner Kraigg Brathwaite after being involved in a 140-run fourth wicket partnership.
‘The Wall´ has scored five centuries in the current year with two against West Indies and three against England apart from two half centuries at an average of 59.50.
It has taken him 19 innings to score the runs while Bell has scored his runs at a staggering average of 118.75 in only 11 innings.
Apart from Dravid, VVS Laxman also reached a mini milestone on the day when he completed 1500 Test runs against the West Indies.
Centuries by Rahul Dravid in 2011
•112 vs WI at Kingston
•103 vs England at the Lord’s
•117 vs England at Nottingham
•146 no vs England at the Oval
•119 vs West Indies at Eden Gardens.
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First Published: Mon, Nov 14 2011. 06 24 PM IST
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