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Inzamam-Youhana stand is Pakistan's best in India

** L. Balaji registered his highest Test score of his career in his sixth Test. His previous best was the paltry 11 also made against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in April 2004.

** India's 516 was its highest at this ground bettering the 515 for nine declared it made against Sri Lanka in November 1997. This is also now the second highest team score at this ground. New Zealand's 630 for six decl. in October 2003 remains the best.

** Pakistan has conceded leads over 200-plus in Tests in a row against India. The team had conceded a massive 376-run lead at Rawalpindi in April last year.

** Danish Kaneria (six for 150) has the second best bowling figures by a Pakistani spinner against India. Left-arm spinner Iqbal Qasim's six for 40 at Mumbai in December 1979 remains the best. Incidentally, Kaneria becomes the first leg-spinner to take a five-wicket haul against India. Previously Wasim Raja had the best figures of four for 50 at Jullundur in September 1983.

** The partnership of 139 runs between Inzamam-ul-Haq and Yousuf Youhana was Pakistan's best in India for the fourth wicket. The pair obliterated the previous best of 114 runs betweeen Saeed Anwar and Youhana at Calcutta in February 1999.

** Meanwhile, the above partnership was the eighth 100-plus stand between this pair in Test cricket. The most by any pair in Tests for the fourth wicket. The Australian twins Steve and Mark Waugh have seven 100-plus stands in 53 innings, while the Pakistani pair creating a record in 38 innings.

** Inzamam (86, when on 72) reached his 15,000th runs in first-class cricket. He was appearing in his 218th match and 347 innnings. He now has an aggregate of 15014 first-class runs.

** Inzamam has been dismissed by Anil Kumble on six occasions in six Test matches. Kumble has now dismissed Inzamam most times than any other Test bowler.

** L. Balaji (eight for 143) became the only fourth bowler to capture maximum wickets — eight in a Test match at this ground. The others being Javagal Srinath (eight for 108), Anil Kumble (eight for 133) & Kenny Benjamin (eight for 171).

** Balaji now has a tally of 15 wickets in his last two Test matches, incidentally both of which have come against Pakistan. He had captured seven wickets in the Rawalpindi Test in April 2004.