Hanuma Vihari, in his debut Test at the Oval, scored a 50 and also claimed three wickets in the second innings. Has any other Indian achieved this allround feat on debut?
K. Sampath, Hyderabad. Hanuma Vihari, with his 56 and 3/37 at the Oval, became the second Indian after Dattu Phadkar, who scored 51 runs and took 3/14 on his Test debut at Sydney in December 1947.
On how many occasions have teams successfully chased targets between 200 and 300 in Test cricket?
Sameer Naik, Vancouver, Canada. Please refer to my last column on the subject. For the record, targets of 200 or more have been set on 9■7 occasions in Test cricket, the summary of which is given in the table for Tests won, lost, tied and drawn.