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Afridi slams fastest fifty by a Pakistani

** Danish Kaneria (five for 127) became the fourth Pakistani bowler to take a five-wicket haul in this venue after Tahir Naqqash (five for 76, 1983), Iqbal Qasim (five for 48) and Tauseef Ahmed (five for 54 - both in the same match in March 1987).

** Shahid Afridi's 26-ball 50 was joint second quickest in Test. He equalled England's Ian Botham 26-ball 50 during his knock of 142, also against India at Kanpur, in January 1982.

** Afridi now has the fastest 50 by a Pakistani batsman, bettering Yousuf Youhana's 27-ball 50 against South Africa at Cape Town in January 2003. Earlier this month, South African Jacques Kallis scored a 24-ball 50 against Zimbabwe at Cape Town.

** Younis Khan (267, 84 n.o.) became the third Pakistani to aggregate 300-plus runs in a Test match. The others being Hanif Mohd. 354 runs (17, 337) against West Indies at Bridgetown, January 1958 and Inzamam-ul-Haq 329 runs against New Zealand at Lahore in May 2002.

** Younis (351 runs) now holds the highest match score by a visiting batsman in India, bettering Zimbabwean Andy Flower's 287 (55+232 n.o.) at Nagpur in November 2000.

**Younis (508 runs) became the first Pakistani batsman to aggregate 500-plus runs in a series in India.

** The 53-run partnership between V.V.S. Laxman and Anil Kumble was the best for any team in this ground for the last wicket, obliterating the previous best of 26 runs between the Sri Lankans Don Anurasiri and Muthiah Muralithran in January 1994.

** This match has so far produced 1305 runs — the most for any Test match at this venue. Mohandas Menon

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