Stats: KL Rahul equals the world record for fifty-plus scores in most consecutive Test innings
Rahul became the first Indian to score fifty or more in 7 consecutive innings in Test cricket.
Published - Aug 12, 2017 12:42 pm | Updated - Aug 12, 2017 12:42 pm
KL Rahul continued his streak of scoring fifties in the Test cricket as he struck an unbeaten 67 in the first session of the 3rd and final Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. With this fifty-plus score, Rahul registered his 7th fifty in this format in as many innings. Thus he became the first Indian to score fifty or more in 7 consecutive innings in Test cricket. In the previous Test of the ongoing series, he equalled the Indian record of 6 consecutive fifty-plus scores held by his fellow Karnataka men Gundappa Viswanath and Rahul Dravid.
Prior to KL Rahul, only five players have scored fifty-plus scores in 7 consecutive innings with the last one being Chris Rogers, who scored fifties in 7 consecutive innings between 2014 and 2015. Rogers failed to convert all those 7 fifties to hundreds while Rahul too got out before scoring fifties in his previous 6 outings and will be looking to convert at least this into triple digit.
Among the six batsmen with scores of fifty or more in 7 consecutive innings, only Sir Everton Weekes and Rahul are right-handed batsmen. Remaining four are left-handers. Rahul will be trying out his chances to set a record for 50+ scores in most consecutive innings in his next Test or the 2nd innings of the ongoing Test.
Fifty-plus scores in most consecutive innings in Test cricket:
|Sir Everton Weekes||West Indies||141||2||England||Kingston||27-Mar-1948|
|Andy Flower||Zimbabwe||65||3||New Zealand||Harare||19-Sep-2000|
|Shivnarine Chanderpaul||West Indies||69||4||Pakistan||Karachi||27-Nov-2006|
|104||1||South Africa||Port Elizabeth||26-Dec-2007|
|Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||75||2||Bangladesh||Dhaka||27-Jan-2014|
|57||1||Sri Lanka||Colombo (SSC)||3-Aug-2017|
(Stats as on August 12, 2017, at the time of Lunch in Sri Lanka-India Test)