Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dravid's Ton Puts India in Charge

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Dravid's Ton Puts India in Charge

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Rahul Dravid batted India into a commanding position with his first Test century against Pakistan in the decisive third and final Test in Rawalpindi yesterday.

Dravid was unbeaten on 134 when stumps were drawn on day two with India on 342 for four, a lead of 118 over Pakistan, who were bowled out for 224 on the opening day.

Dravid, who has struck 19 fours and reached three figures for the 17th time in Tests, received good support from makeshift opener Parthiv Patel and VVS Laxman, both of whom he shared century stands with.

Patel made his highest Test score of 69 while Laxman fell for 71, becoming one of three victims so far for local favourite Shoaib Akhtar, who has lived up to his nickname as the "Rawalpindi Express" with some hostile bowling.

That was never more evident than the magnificent ball he produced to rip out Indian talisman Sachin Tendulkar in the afternoon session to give Pakistan their second wicket in six balls after Patel had been dismissed by Fazl-e-Akbar. …

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