Home > Features > Facts and figures >

Bhuvneshwar Kumar growing in stature as a batsman during India tour of England 2014

Bhuvneshwar Kumar © Getty Images
Bhuvneshwar Kumar © Getty Images

 

Against all odds, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, out of nowhere, unexpectedly came out in first Test and scored two back-to-back half-centuries. On Thursday, he almost did it again, before getting bowled by Broad.  The tailender topped the record books when reaching the best average by an Indian in overseas conditions. Sudatta Mukherjee looks at the list.

Playing his first overseas Test, Bhuvneshwar Kumar hit two vital half-centuries against England at Nottinghamshire. In the first innings of the first Test at Trent Bridge, Bhuvneshwar scored 58 and was involved in a 111 runs partnership for 10th wicket. From 346 for nine, Bhuvneshwar and Mohammed Shami helped India reach 457. In the second innings, he scored another half-century and remained unbeaten on 63.

On Thursday night with centurion Ajinkya Rahane, Bhuvneshwar was put up 90 runs for the eighth wicket. Bhuvneshwar attained the highest batting average for Indian batsmen number in overseas conditions after Thursday play. In the process, he went past Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar Vinod Kambli and even Rahane.

Here is the table –

Players Matches Inns Runs HS Avg 100s 50s
Bhuvneshwar Kumar 2 3 157 63* 78.5 0 2
Ajinkya Rahane 6 10 530 118 58.88 2 2
Cotar Ramaswami 2 4 170 60 56.66 0 1
Vinod Kambli 4 5 277 125 55.4 2 0
Sachin Tendulkar 106 176 8705 248* 54.74 29 36
Rahul Dravid 93 164 7667 270 53.61 21 36
Sunil Gavaskar 60 106 5055 221 52.11 18 22
Mohinder Amarnath 37 63 3008 138 51.86 9 17
Madhav Apte 5 10 460 163* 51.11 1 3
Vijay Merchant 6 11 527 128 47.9 2 2

Had Bhuvneshwar scored another half-century on Thursday night, then he would have become the first number nine bastman two score three consecutive half-centuries in Tests.

(Sudatta Mukherjee is a reporter with CricketCountry. Other than writing on cricket, she spends penning random thoughts on her blog and produces weekly posts on new food joints at Whopping Weekends. She played Table Tennis for University of Calcutta. When she is not writing, you will catch her at a movie theatre or watching some English serial on her laptop. Her Twitter id is @blackrosegal)

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 24, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Glenelg, Adelaide

Pakistan vs New Zealand in UAE, 2014

Nov 26, 2014 (11:30 IST)   at Sharjah

India tour of Australia 2014, Practice matches

Nov 28, 2014 (05:29 IST)   at Adelaide

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 28, 2014 (12:00 IST)   at Dhaka

Afghanistan tour of UAE, 2014

Nov 28, 2014 (15:30 IST)   at Dubai

More

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Dhaka

Bangladesh won by 124 runs

England tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 26, 2014  at Colombo

Sri Lanka won by 25 runs

Hong Kong tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Nov 24, 2014  at Colombo

Hong Kong won by 2 wkts

Zimbabwe tour of Bangladesh, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Chittagong

Bangladesh won by 68 runs

South Africa tour of Australia, 2014

Nov 23, 2014  at Sydney

Australia won by 2 wickets (D/L method)

Photos

Phil Hughes suffers head injury: In photos

Videos

Phil Hughes passes away: Video tribute

Phillip Hughes passes away: Let us bring Sean Abbott back on track

Phil Hughes and other cricketers who succumbed to on-field injuries

Phillip Hughes 7th-youngest Test cricketer to die

Phillip Hughes: A brief look at the career of one of Australia’s most promising talents

Phillip Hughes: Rest in peace

Australia England India India tour of Australia 2014-15 IPL 2013 spot-fixing controversy New Zealand New Zealand tour of UAE 2014 New Zealand vs Pakistan 2014 Pakistan Pakistan vs New Zealand Pakistan vs New Zealand 2014 Phil Hughes Phil Hughes Death Phil Hughes head injury Phillip Hughes

Phil Hughes passes away: Sourav Ganguly expresses grief

Bengal announce 14-member squad for Col CK Nayudu tournament

Phillip Hughes passes away: Sri Lanka Cricket expresses grief

Phil Hughes to be remembered during Australia-England Rugby International

IPL 2013 spot-fixing and betting scandal: India Cements shares continue to fall

Phil Hughes: Remembering his most memorable knocks

Phillip Hughes passes away: Kolkata is where Kolkata was

Phillip Hughes passes away: Crying for Phillip Hughes

Phillip Hughes passes away: Let us bring Sean Abbott back on track

Phil Hughes and other cricketers who succumbed to on-field injuries

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

682 Posts | 6 Fans

Video: Phil Hughes suffers head injury, collapses on field during New South Wales vs South Australia tie

More broadband connections to boost GDP growth in Asia Pacific: GSMA

Yo Yo Honey Singh goes into depression? His whereabouts unknown!

इबोला प्रायोगिक दवा के प्रयोग के नतीजे सकारात्मक आए

Shocking: Priyanka Chopra’s property a part of a sex racket?

Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and Aamir Khan to share stage with Rajat Sharma to celebrate 21 years of Aap Ki Adaalat!

India is becoming our largest overseas market, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun says

Kanika Maheshwari aka Meenakshi of Diya Aur Baati Hum: Gautam needs to control his anger a little

सुपरमॉडल केट का क्रिसमस के लिए ब्यूटी टिप्स

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here