Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : Sri Lanka wins the second test : Milestones for Mahela, Sangakkara, Samaraweera and Vettori

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand – Second test at Col-SSC : Start Date – 26.08.09 : Sri Lanka won by 96 runs TT Samaraweera became the second batsman to complete 1000 test runs in the calender year 2009. He reached the mile stone when he was on 85 during the course of his first innings knock of 143. At the end of the test he had an aggregate of 1083 runs during the calendar year 2009. The other batsman to complete 1000 plus runs during the calendar year 2009 is AJ Strauss of England who has amassed 1071 runs. TT Samaraweera’s 1000 runs in calendar year 2009 represent the 110th occasion of a batsman completing 1000 runs in a calendar year in the annals of test cricket. His feat provides the seventh occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman completing 1000 runs in a calendar year. The seven occasions are – PA de Silva {1220 in 1997}, ST Jayasuriya {1271 in 1997}, DPMD Jayawardene {1053 in 2001}, ST Jayasuriya {1130 in 2004}, KC Sangakkara {1114 in 2004}, KC Sangakkara {1242 in 2006} and TT Samaraweera {1083 in 2009}. TT Samaraweera completed 1000 runs at Col-SSC when he was on 15 during the course of his first innings knock of 143. He made 25 in the second innings and at the end of the test, he had an aggregate of 1153 runs. He became the sixth Sri Lankan batsman to aggregate 1000 plus runs at Col-SSC. The others are – DPMD Jayawardene {2467}, KC Sangakkara {1603}, ST Jayasuriya {1542}, PA de Silva {1257} and HP Tilakaratne {1106}. TT Samaraweera’s 1153 runs at Col-SSC provide the 60th occasion of a batsman aggregating 1000 plus runs at a specific venue in the annals of test cricket. KC Sangakkara completed 1500 runs at Col-SSC when he was on 6 during his second innings knock...

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : Sri Lanka wins the Galle test by 202 runs

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : First Test at Galle : Start Date – 18.08.09 Muralitharan scripted a new world record for most maiden overs bowled by a bowler in the annals of test cricket. At the end of the test, he had bowled 1768 maiden over as against Shane Warne’s 1761 maiden overs. DPMD Jayawardene’s 114 in this test represent the 12th fifty at Galle. He became the only batsman in the world to register 12 or more fifties at two specific venues. Apart form Galle, he has registered 14 fifties at Col-SSC. The complete list of batsmen who have registered 12 or more fifties at a specific venue read thus – DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka – 14 fifites at Col-SSC, AR Border of Australia – 13 fifties at Adelaide, GS Chappell of Australia – 13 fifties at Melbourne, JH Kallis of South Africa – 13 fifties at Cape Town, DG Bradman of Australia – 12 fifties at Melbourne, ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka – 12 fifties at Col-SSC and DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka – 12 fifties at Galle. TM Dilshan scored 123 not out in second innings. He had scored 92 in the first innings. His scores of 92 and 123 not out in this test provide the 41st occasion of a batsman registering a ninety and a hundred in a test match. TM Dilshna with his 92 and 123 not out in this test became the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to earn such a distinction. The others are – LRD Mendis – 111 and 94 vs England at Lord’s in Aug 1984, PA de Silva – 96 and 123 vs New Zealand at Auckland in Mar 1991 and KC Sangakkara – 92 and 152 vs England at Kandy in Dec 2007. TM Dilshan with his 92 and 123 not out became the second Sri...

BCCI Intercorporate Tournament Fixtures

The first ever BCCI Intercorporate Tournament will be on at four venues – Mohali, Vizag, Dharmasala and Bangalore – from tomorrow, the Sepetember, 01, 2009. The finals is slated at Bangalore on September, 08, 09. The following table shows the complete list of fixtures. Date Time Match Venue Tue Sep 01 14:30 Group A – Air India Blue v ITC Mohali Tue Sep 01 14:30 Group B – BPCL v MRF Vizag Tue Sep 01 14:30 Group C – AIPSSPB v Tata SC Dharmasala Tue Sep 01 14:30 Group D – Air India Red v BSNL Bangalore Wed Sep 02 14:30 Group A – Ind Rev v ITC Mohali Wed Sep 02 14:30 Group B – MRF v ONGC Vizag Wed Sep 02 14:30 Group C – AIPSSPB v IOC Dharmasala Wed Sep 02 14:30 Group D – BSNL v Ind Cem Bangalore Thu Sep 03 14:30 Group B – BPCL v ONGC Vizag Thu Sep 03 14:30 Group C – IOC v Tata SC Dharmasala Thu Sep 03 14:30 Group A – Air India Blue v Ind Rev Mohali Thu Sep 03 14:30 Group D – Air India Red v Ind Cem Bangalore Sat Sep 05 14:30 Semi-Final – TBC v TBC Bangalore Sun Sep 06 14:30 Semi-Final – TBC v TBC Mohali Tue Sep 08 14:30 Final – TBC v TBC...

England vs Australia : First T20 International ends as a No result game as rain interferes

England vs Australia : First T20 International at Manchester on 30.08.09 : No result – Rain England won the toss and inserted the opposition in this game providing the 63rd occasion of a team inserting the opposition in the history of T20 International games. As far as England is concerned, this is the fourth such instance. The other three are – against South Africa at Cape Town on 16.09.07, against New Zealand at Durban on 18.09.07 and against New Zealand at Manchester on 13.06.08. CL White’s 55 in this game represent the 118th occasion of a batsman registering a fifty in T20I games. It also represents the 14th occasion of an Australian batsman registering a fifty in T20I games. CL White with his 55 in this game became the second Australian batsman to register a fifty against England in T20I games after ML Hayden who had scored 67 not out at Cape Town on 14.09.07. CL White registered his career best T20I score when he made 55 in this game which was also his first fifty. It was an improvement over his previous best of 40 not out against England Sydney on 09.01.2007 and 40 not out against South Africa at Brisbane on 13.01.09. CL White’s 55 in this game represent the 12th occasion of a batsman from various countries registering fifty against England. MJ Clarke and CL White added 78 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the 23rd occasion of Australian batsman posting fifty plus runs partnerships against various oppositions in T20I games. MJ Clarke and CL White added 78 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the fourth occasion of Australian batsman posting fifty plus runs partnerships for the fourth wicket against various oppositions in T20I games. The other three occasions are – 80 runs between A Symonds and A Voges against...

Honours for Rival Skippers at Col-SSC

Kumar Sangakkara and Daniel Vettori notched centuries at Col-SSC, the second test of the Sri Lanka-New Zealand test series which was won by Sri Lanka 96 runs. Kumar Sangakkara scored 106 in Sri Lanka’s second innings while Daniel Vettori came up with 140 in New Zealand’s second innings. Kumar Sangakkara’s 106 and Daniel Vettori’s 140 provide the 38th occasion of rival skipppers registering hundreds. The following table enlists all the 38 instances. No Captains Runs Inns Team Vs Opp Ground Date 1 HW Taylor 109 1 SAF Vs Eng Durban Dec 1913 JWHT Douglas 119 2 Eng Vs SAF Durban Dec 1913 2 WM Woodfull 155 2 Aus Vs Eng Lord’s Jun 1930 APF Chapman 121 3 Eng Vs Aus Lord’s Jun 1930 3 WR Hammond 240 1 Eng Vs Aus Lord’s Jun 1938 DG Bradman *102 4 Aus Vs Eng Lord’s Jun 1938 4 A Melville 103 3 SAF Vs Eng Durban Mar 1939 WR Hammond 140 4 Eng Vs SAF Durban Mar 1939 5 AL Hassett 104 1 Aus Vs Eng Lord’s Jun 1953 L Hutton 145 2 Eng Vs Aus Lord’s Jun 1953 6 DJ McGlew 104 2 SAF Vs Eng Manchester Jul 1955 PBH May 117 3 Eng Vs SAF Manchester Jul 1955 7 DJ McGlew 120 2 SAF Vs NZl Johannesburg Feb 1962 JR Reid 142 3 NZl Vs SAF Johannesburg Feb 1962 8 RB Simpson 311 1 Aus Vs Eng Manchester Jul 1964 ER Dexter 174 2 Eng Vs Aus Manchester Jul 1964 9 MC Cowdrey 101 1 Eng Vs Win Kingston Feb 1968 GS Sobers *113 3 Win Vs Eng Kingston Feb 1968 10 WM Lawry 151 1 Aus Vs Win Sydney Feb 1969 GS Sobers 113 4 Win Vs Aus Sydney Feb 1969 11 BE Congdon 126 2 NZl Vs Win Bridgetown Mar 1972 GS Sobers 142 3 Win Vs NZl...

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