Dravid second highest in Test cricket to get bowled out

Indian batsman Rahul Dravid has been bowled on 51 occasions in Test cricket Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Dec 30, 2011

Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid is close to breaking a record in Test cricket that he will not cherish.

Dravid was bowled in both the innings at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the recently-concluded first Test against Australia. The Indian batsman has been bowled on 51 occasions in Test cricket.

According to a report in newsbullet.in, former Australian captain Allan Border has been bowled 53 times in Test cricket the highest by any batsman.

Dravid has been dismissed ‘bowled’ in both innings of a Test match in four Test matches. Following is the list of those four Test matches:

Opponent

Place

Year

South Africa

Mumbai

Feb. 2000

New Zealand

Wellington

Dec. 2002

Pakistan

Delhi

Nov. 2007

Australia

Melbourne

Dec. 2011

VVS Laxman has been bowled in both innings of a Test match on five occasions the most by an Indian batsman. Two other Indian cricketers, besides Dravid, have been bowled in both the innings of a Test on four occasions – Chandu Borde and Bhagwat Chandrasekhar.

The world record for being bowled in both the innings on most occasions is eight, by New Zealand s John Reid.