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Inzamam-Younis stand breaks many records

** Inzamam-ul-Haq won his first toss against India after five losses in a row. This was Inzamam's only 4th `toss-win' in 13 matches. He was appearing in his 100th Test since his debut against England at Birmingham in June 1992. He becomes the 31st player in Test cricket and fourth from Pakistan after Javed Miandad (124 matches), Wasim Akram (104) & Salim Malik (103) to appear in 100 or more Tests.

** This was Sourav Ganguly's 47th Test as captain, which equals Sunil Gavaskar and Mohammad Azharuddin's tally.

** The unbeaten 316-run partnership between Younis Khan and Inzamam bettered the following records:

they surpassed the best partnership at this ground for Pakistan — the 134 (for third wicket) between Mudassar Nazar and Javed Miandad, November 1979.

they surpassed the best partnership for the third wicket by any team at this venue — the unbeaten 174 between Navjot Singh and Dilip Vengsarkar v New Zealand in November 1988.

they surpassed the highest partnership for the third wicket for Pakistan in India — the 211 between Younis Khan and Yousuf Youhana in the previous Test at Kolkata.

they surpassed the best partnership by any visiting team against India for the third wicket — the unbeaten 222 between New Zealanders Bert Sutcliffe and John Reid at Delhi, December 1955.

they surpassed the highest partnership for Pakistan for any wicket in India — the 246 between Hanif Mohammad and Saeed Ahmed (for the second wicket) at the Brabourne Stadium, Bombay, December 1960.

they surpassed the highest ever partnership for any wicket involving a captain against India — the 223 (unbeaten) between Australian captain Don Bradman & Arthur Morris (for 5th wicket), Melbourne, January 1948.

they surpassed the highest ever partnership against India at home for any wicket — the 267 (fourth wicket) between West Indians Clyde Walcott and Gerry Gomez at Delhi, November 1948.

** When on 177, Inzamam reached 1000 runs as captain, the fifth Pakistan captain to do so. Inzamam's 184 not out was the second most runs scored by any batsman in India in a day. West Indian Rohan Kanhai made 203* on the first day (on 31-12-1958) during his innings of 256 at Calcutta. — Mohandas Menon

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