Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : First test at Galle : First day belongs to hosts as Mahela hits a hundred

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand : First Test at Galle : Start Date – 18.08.09 : First day’s highlights

NT Paravitana’s duck and TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the second occasion of Sri Lankan openers scoring a duck and ninety in the same test innings. The first occasion was provided by MS Atapattu {Zero} and KC Sangakkara {98} against South Africa at Centurion in Jan 2001.

NT Paravitana’s duck and TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the first occasion of Sri Lankan openers scoring a duck and ninety in the same test innings on Sri Lankan soil.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the seventh occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman registering a ninety in a test innings. The other six are – 96 by S Wettimny vs Australia at Kandy on 22.04.83, 93 by JR Ratnayeke vs India at Kanpur in Dec 95, 90 by ST Jayasuriya vs West Indies at Kingstown in Jun 97, 98 by MS Atapattu vs India at Mumbai in Dec 97, 98 by KC Sangakkara vs South Africa at Centurion in Jan 2001 and 92 by ST Jayasuriya vs Zimbabwe at Col-SSC in Dec 2001.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the third occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman registering a ninety in Sri Lanka. The other two occasions are – 96 by S Wettimny vs Australia at Kandy on 22.04.83 and 92 by ST Jayasuriya vs Zimbabwe at Col-SSC in Dec 2001.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the 16th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering a ninety in Sri Lanka. TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the third occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman to register a ninety against New Zealand in a test innings in Sri Lanka. The other two occasions are – 93 by HP Tilakaratne at Col-SSC in Dec 2002 and 93 by HP Tilakaratne at Kandy in May 2003.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game provide the sixth occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman to register a ninety against New Zealand in a test innings. It also represent the 32nd occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman registering a ninety in a test innings against various oppositions.

TM Dilshan’s 92 in this game represent the first ninety of his test career and also represent the 13th half century of his test career.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene were concerned in a third wicket three figure partnership of 118 runs providing the 195th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against various oppositions.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene were concerned in a third wicket three figure partnership of 118 runs providing the 50th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in a test innings against various oppositions.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene were concerned in a third wicket three figure partnership of 118 runs providing the 23rd occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against New Zealand.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene were concerned in a third wicket three figure partnership of 118 runs providing the ninth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in a test innings against New Zealand.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the 196th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against various oppositions.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the 24th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against New Zealand.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the 196th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against various oppositions.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the fourth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket in a test innings against New Zealand. The other three occasions are – 178 runs between PA de Silva and A Ranatunga at Wellington in Jan 91, 192 runs between AP Gurusinha and HP Tilakaratne at Dunedin in Mar 95, and 122 runs between DPMD Jayawardne and TT Samaraweera at Napier in Apr 2005

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the record partnership by Sri Lankan batsmen for the fourth wicket in a test innings against New Zealand in Sri Lanka. The previous best was

76 runs between A Ranatunga and DPMD Jayawardene at Galle in Jun 98.

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the 24th occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against New Zealand

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the 169th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against various oppositions. It also represents his 26th test hundred.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the 19th occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against New Zealand. It also represents his third test hundred against New Zealand. The other two hundreds are – 167 at Galle in Jun 98 and 141 at Napier in Apr 05.

DPMD Jayawardene with three hundreds to his credit emulated AP Gurusinha who has also scored three hundreds against New Zealand and shares the record for most hundreds by a Sri Lankan batsman against New Zealand. AP Gurusinha’s three hundreds are listed thus – 119 and 102 at Hamilton in Feb 91 and 127 at Dunedin in Mar 95.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the seventh occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against New Zealand in Sri Lanka. It also represents his second test hundred against New Zealand in Sri Lanka. The other hundreds was – 167 at Galle in Jun 98

DPMD Jayawardene with two hundreds to his credit against New Zealand in Sri Lanka emulated RS Mahanama who has also scored two hundreds against New Zealand in Sri Lanka and shares the record for most hundreds by a Sri Lankan batsman against New Zealand in Sri Lanka. RS Mahanama’s two hundreds are – 153 at Moratuwa in Nov 92 and 109 at Col-SSC in Dec 92

DPMD Jayawardene and TT Samaraweera were concerned in a fourth wicket unfinished partnership of 159 runs at the end of the first day of this test providing the fifth occasion of Sri Lankan batsmen posting a partnership of 150 plus rus for the various wickets in a test innings against New Zealand. The other four occasions are –

159 runs unfinished stand between S Wettimuny and RL Dias at Col-SSC in Mar 1984, 178 runs for the fourth between PA de Silva and A Ranatunga at Wellington in Jan 91, 192 runs for the fourth wicket between AP Gurusinha and HP Tilakaratne at Dunedin in Mar 95, and 184 runs for the third wicket between MS Atapattu and DPMD Jayawardene at Napier in Apr 2005

DPMD Jayawardene completed 700 test runs against New Zealand when he was on 101 during his innings of 108 not out. At the end of the first day’s play his aggregate stood at 707. He earned the distinction of becoming the fourth Sri Lankan batsman to total 700 plus runs against New Zealand. The other three are – A Ranatunga {824}, HP Tilakaratne {819} and PA de Silva {785}.

DPMD Jayawardene completed 8500 runs of his test career when he was on 82 during his knock of 108 not out. At the end of the first day’s play he has an aggregate of 8526 test runs. He earns the distinction of becoming the 15th batsman in the annals of test cricket to total 8500 plus test runs.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the 26th hundred of his test career which puts him on par with GS Sobers of West Indies and R Dravid of India who also have 26 hundreds to their credit. DPMD Jayawardene became the 12th batsman in the annals of test cricket to register 26 or more test hundreds. SR Tendukar of India {42}, RT Ponting of Australia {38}, SM Gavaskar of India {34}, BC Lara of West Indies {34}, SR Waugh of Australia {32}, JH Kallis of South Africa {31}, ML Hayden of Australia {30}, DG Bradman of Australia {29} and AR Border of Australia {27} are the nine batsmen who have scored more hundreds than R Dravid, DPMD Jayawardene and GS Sobers.

DPMD Jayawardene’s 108 not out represent the 23rd hundred of his test career while batting at number four. With the hundred in this test, he went past JH Kallis’s 22 hundreds while batting at number four. Only SR Tendulkar {37} and BC Lara {24} have scored more hundreds than DPMD Jayawaredne while batting at number four. It is interesting to note that only these four batsmen have registered 20 plus hundreds while batting at number four.

DPMD Jayawardene has registered 45 fifties {23 hundreds and 22 half centuries} while batting number four. He remains the only batsman who has scored more hundreds than fifties while batting at number four. With 45 fifties to his credit, he now stands sixth in the list of batsman who have scored 45 plus fifties while batting at number four. The other five are SR Tendulkar of India {81 fifties – 37 hundreds and 44 half centuries}, BC Lara of West Indies {55 fifties – 24 hundreds and 31 half centuries}, ME Waugh of Australia {55 fifties – 16 hundreds and 39 half centuries}, JH Kallis of South Africa {52 fifties – 22 hundreds and 30 half centuries} and Javed Miandad of Pakistan {50 fifties – 19 hundreds and 31 half centuries}.

TT Samaraweera with his 82 not out at the end of the first day’s play has an aggregate of 818 test runs in the calendar year 2009. These aggregate places him second in the list of batsmen who have most runs in the calendar year 2009, the first in the list being AJ Strauss of England who has 941 runs to his credit. AJ Strauss and TT Samaraweera are the only two batsmen to aggregate 800 plus test runs in the calendar year 2009.

TM Dilshan and DPMD Jayawardene completed 600 test runs in the calendar year 2009. TM Dilshan reached the land mark when he was on 28 during his knock of 92 in this innings, while DPMD Jayawardene reached the land mark when he was on 108. They have an aggregate of 664 and 600 runs respectively during the calendar year 2009. At the end of the first day’s play in this test, as many as, twelve batsmen have an aggregate of 600 plus runs during the calendar year 2009.

TT Samaraweera at the end of the first day’s play has hit 116 boundary fours in the calendar year 2009. He needs one more boundary four to equal 117 boundary fours hit by AJ Strauss in the calendar year 2009.

TM Dilshan earned the distinction of scoring the fastest fifty by a Sri Lankan batsman when he scored the fifty in 30 balls. He scored 92 in this innings.

Karnataka Premier League : Cricketers auctioned

The auction of 48 cricketers took place at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, B’lore, on 14th August 2009. Robin Uthappa was brought by B’lore Brigaders for Rs.325,000.00 which was the highest bid for a cricketer under KPL. He was followed by STR Binny for an amount of Rs.320,000.00.

It may be remembered that STR Binny left the main stream of cricket and had joined Indian Cricket League hosted by Satish Chandra of Zee TV two years back. ICL was not recognized by BCCI and could not hold its regular matches due to recession world over and BCCI decided to provide amnesty in May 2009 to the Cricketers and Officials to those who joined ICL. Due to this amnesty many who had left the main stream are back into the main stream.

Karntaka all rounder Balachandra Akhil who also played IPL for Royal Challengers, B’lore was bagged by B’lore Provident, the team representing B’lore Rural

The following table lists out the teams, cricketers and the amount for which the cricketers were bagged by them

No Name Team

Amount

1 D Chougule B’lore Brigaders

180,000

2 CB Karthik B’lore Brigaders

20,000

3 Masnur Ali Khan B’lore Brigaders

40,000

4 David Mathias B’lore Brigaders

35,000

5 KL Rahul B’lore Brigaders

100,000

6 RV Uthappa B’lore Brigaders

325,000

No Name Team

Amount

1 NC Aiyappa B’lore Provident

80,000

2 B Akhil B’lore Provident

300,000

3 Amit Verma B’lore Provident

135,000

4 MR Darshan B’lore Provident

30,000

5 Aniruddha Joshi B’lore Provident

45,000

6 VST Naidu B’lore Provident

110,000

No Name Team

Amount

1 D Johnson Belagavi Panthers

35,000

2 MK Pandey Belagavi Panthers

255,000

3 Suraj Sampath Belagavi Panthers

30,000

4 BMV Uthappa Belagavi Panthers

30,000

5 R Vinay Kumar Belagavi Panthers

250,000

6 P Yogesh Belagavi Panthers

45,000

No Name Team

Amount

1 DV Anish Bijapur Bulls

30,000

2 MR Beerala Bijapur Bulls

30,000

3 STR Binny Bijapur Bulls

320,000

4 Mohd Arif Bijapur Bulls

40,000

5 D Patil Bijapur Bulls

170,000

6 SP Shindhe Bijapur Bulls

95,000

No Name Team

Amount

1 M Agarawal D’gere Diamonds

100,000

2 Pawan Deshpande D’gere Diamonds

30,000

3 CM Gautam D’gere Diamonds

140,000

4 SB Joshi D’gere Diamonds

205,000

5 AV Raghavendra Rao D’gere Diamonds

20,000

6 Sunil Raju D’gere Diamonds

130,000

No Name Team

Amount

1 SL Akshay Malnad Gladiators

40,000

2 KP Appanna Malnad Gladiators

145,000

3 RR Bhatkal Malnad Gladiators

210,000

4 Satish Ganesh Malnad Gladiators

130,000

5 K Kapoor Malnad Gladiators

25,000

6 A Mithun Malnad Gladiators

150,000

No Name Team

Amount

1 S Abdul Khader Mangalore

30,000

2 S Aravind Mangalore

125,000

3 B Chipli Mangalore

235,000

4 R Jonathan Mangalore

180,000

5 Karun Nair Mangalore

40,000

6 Udit Patel Mangalore

90,000

No Name Team

Amount

1 Abrar Kazi Mysore Maharajas

55,000

2 Sagar Aditya Mysore Maharajas

100,000

3 KB Pawan Mysore Maharajas

185,000

4 C Raghavendra Mysore Maharajas

45,000

5 C Raghu Mysore Maharajas

160,000

6 Chetan William Mysore Maharajas

105,000

Bangladesh win the five mach one day series against Zimbabwe by 4-1 margin

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh : First one day game at Bulawayo on 09.08.09 : Bangladesh won by eight wickets.

MA Vermulen’s 92 in this game provide the 25th occasion of a Zimbabwe batsman registering a ninety in one day games. His 92 also represent the 19th occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety in one day games against Bangladesh.

MA Vermulen’s 92 in this game provide the 401st occasion of a batsman registering a ninety in the history of one day games. It also represents the 182nd occasion of an opening batsman and 13th occasion of Zimbabwean opening batsman registering ninety in one day games.

H Masakadza’s duck in this game represent the 57th occasion of a Zimbabwe opening batsman scoring a duck in one day games against various oppositions. His duck in this game represent sixth occasion of a Zimbabwe opening batsman failing to score against Bangladesh. The other five are – GW Flower at Dhaka on 25.03.99, ADR Campbell at Bulawayo on 11.04.01, GW Flower at Chittagong {MAA} on 23.11.01, S Matsikenyeri at Chittagong {MAA}on 24.01.05 and V Sibanda at Dhaka {SBNS} on 23.01.09.

MA Vermulen was run out after scoring 92 providing the 20th occasion of an opening batsman run out in nineties in the history of one day games. MA Vermulen is the third Zimbabwe opening who is dismissed run out in nineties. Other two are – GW Flower for 91 against Pakistan at Sharjah on 31.10.01 and V Sibanda for 96 against West Indies at Bulawayo on 07.12.07.

MA Vermulen becomes the first opening batsmen to be dismissed in nineties against Bangladesh in one day games.

MA Vermulen was run out after scoring 92 providing the 40th occasion of a batsman run out in nineties in the history of one day games. He is the fifth Zimbabwe batsman to be run out in nineties. The other four are – ADR Campbell for 91 against Bangladesh at Dhaka on 25.03.01, GW Flower for 91 against Pakistan at Sharjah on 31.10.01, TJ Friend for 91 against Kenya at Kweke on 11.12.01 and V Sibanda for 96 against West Indies at Bulawayo on 07.12.07.

MA Vermulen and ADR Campbell are the two Zimbabwe batsmen to be dismissed run out in nineties against Bangladesh.

Mohammad Ashraful’s 103 not out in this game represent the 1002nd hundred in the history of one day internationals. It also represents the 13th hundred by a Bangladesh batsman in one day games and 79th hundred by batsmen of various countries against Zimbabwe.

Mohammad Ashraful’s 103 not out in this game represent the third hundred of his one day career. The other two are – 109 vs UAE at Lahore on 24.06.08 and 100 vs Australia at Cardiff on 18.06.05.

Mohammad Ashraful’s three hundreds stand next to Shahriar Nafees’ four hundreds amongst Bangladesh batsmen.

Mohammad Ashraful’s 103 not out in this game represent the fifth hundred by Bangladesh batsmen against Zimbabwe. The other four hundreds are Shahriar Nafees – 123* at Jaipur on 13.10.06, Shahriar Nafees – 118* at Harare on 06.08.06, Shahriar Nafees – 105* at Khulna on 30.11.06 and Mehrab Hossain – 101 at Dhaka on 25.03.09.

Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Ashraful added 137 runs for the second wicket providing the 33rd occasion of Bangladesh batsmen posting the three figure partnerships for various wickets in one day games.

Tamim Iqbal and Mohammad Ashraful added 137 runs for the second wicket providing the third occasion of Bangladesh batsmen posting the three figure partnerships for the second wicket. It is interesting to note that all these three three figure partnerships for the second wicket have been posted against Zimbabwe.

At the end of this game, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have met each other on 38 occasions in one day games. Bangladesh hase won 18 games {the win in this game is their 18th}, Zimbabwe has won 20 games.

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh : Second one day game at Bulawayo on 11.08.09 : Bangladesh won by 49 runs : Bangladesh leads the series 2-0.

Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Saqibul Hasan and Mahmadullah were dismissed run out in Bangladesh’s innings providing the 58th occasion of four or more batsmen run out in an innings in the history of one day internationals.

Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Saqibul Hasan and Mahmadullah were dismissed run out in Bangladesh’s innings providing the very first occasion of four Bangladesh batsmen run out in an innings.

Tamim Iqbal, Junaid Siddique, Saqibul Hasan and Mahmadullah were dismissed run out in Bangladesh’s innings providing the sixth occasion of four or more batsmen run out in an innings in an one day game against Zimbabwe

Shakibul Hasan’s 104 in this game represent the 1003rd hundred in the history of one day internationals. It also represents the 14th hundred by a Bangladesh batsman in one day games and 80th hundred by batsmen of various countries against Zimbabwe.

Shakibul Hasan’s 104 in this game represent the third hundred of his one day career. The other two are – 134* vs Canada at St John’s on 28.02.07 and 108 vs Pakistan at Multan on 16.04.08

Shakibul Hasan’s 104 in this game represent the sixth hundred by Bangladesh batsmen against Zimbabwe. The other five hundreds are Shahriar Nafees – 123* at Jaipur on 13.10.06, Shahriar Nafees – 118* at Harare on 06.08.06, Shahriar Nafees – 105* at Khulna on 30.11.06, Mehrab Hossain – 101 at Dhaka on 25.03.09 and Mohammad Ashraful – 103* at Bulawayo on 09.08.09

Shakibul Hasan’s three hundreds and Mohammad Ashraful’s three hundreds stand next to Shahriar Nafees’ four hundreds amongst Bangladesh batsmen.

Shakibul Hasan’s 104 in this game represent the 139th occasion of a captain registering a hundred in the history of one day internationals. Shakibul Hasan with his 104 in this game became the second Bangladesh captain to score a hundred in one day games, the first being Mohammad Ashraful who had scored 109 against UAE on 24.06.09.

Shakibul Hasan’s 104 in this game represent the ninth occasion of a captain from various teams registering a one day hundred against Zimbabwe. Shakibul Hasan becomes the first Bangladesh captain to register a one day hundred against Zimbabwe.

Shakibul Hasan was dismissed run out after scoring a hundred – 104 – in this game providing the 64th occasion of a batsman run out after scoring a century in the history of one day internationals. He becomes the second Bangladesh batsman to be dismissed run out with a hundred to his credit, the first being Mohammad Ashraful who had scored 109 against UAE on 24.06.09.

Shakibul Hasan was dismissed run out after scoring a hundred – 104 – in this game providing the fifth occasion of a batsman run out after scoring a century in an one day game against Zimbabwe.

Shakibul Hasan’s run out for 104 in this game represent the ninth occasion of a captain to be dismissed run out with a century to his credit in the history of one day internationals. The complete list read thus – RJ Shastri – {109 – Ind vs RSA at New Delhi on 14.11.91}, KR Rutherford {108 = NZl vs Ind at Vadodara on 28.10.94}, SR Tendulkar {110 – Ind vs Srl at Col-RPS on 28.08.96}, BC Lara {110 – Win vs Eng at Bridgetown on 29.03.98}, ST Jayasuriya {105 – Srl vs Ind at Dhaka on 01.06.90}, BC Lara {113 – Win vs Zim at Bulawayo on 22.11.03}, MS Atapattu {111 – Srl vs Pak at Lahore on 14.10.04}, Mohd Ashfraful {109 – Ban vs UAE at Lahore on 24.06.08} and Shakib Al Hasan {104 – Ban vs Zim at Bulawayo on 11.08.09}

Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique were run out in this game providing the 27th occasion of both the openers dismissed run out in the history of one day internationals.

Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique were run out in this game providing the second occasion of both Bangadesh openers dismissed run out in one day internationals, after this very pair – Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique – were dismissed run out against Sri Lanka at Dhaka{SBNS} on 14.01.09.

At the end of this game, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh have met each other on 39 occasions in one day games. Bangladesh has won 19 games {the win in this game is their 19th}, Zimbabwe has won 20 games.

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh : Third one day game at Bulawayo on 14.08.09 : Zimbabwe won by 69 runs : Bangladesh lead the five match series 2-1

This game was the 40th encounter between two teams and at the end of the game Head to Head count reads thus – Zimbabwe won 21 games and Bangladesh won 19 games.

H Maskadza scored 102 in this game which represent the 35th hundred by a Zimbabwean batsman in one day games. It was his maiden one day hundred and an improvement over his previous best of 87 against Pakistan at Hyderabad {Sind} on 24.01.08.

BRM Taylor’s 94 in this game represent the 26th occasion of a Zimbabwe batsman scoring ninety in a one day game. It was his second ninety in a one day game after his 98 against Bermuda at Port of Spain on 18.05.06. It also represents his 13th one day fifty.

BRM Taylor’s 94 in this game represent the 23rd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman registering a ninety in the history of one day games. His 94 in this game represent the fifth occasion of a Zimbabwe wicket keeper batsman registering a ninety in an one day games. The other four are – A Flower {95 vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 10.11.98}, A Flower {99* vs Australia at Harare on 24.10.99}, T Taibu {96* vs Sri Lanka at Bulawayo on 20.04.04} and BRM Taylor {98 vs Bermuda at Port of Spain on 18.05.06}

BRM Taylor’s 94 in this game represent the third occasion of a wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out in the history of one day games. The other two occasions are – AC Gilchrist {99 vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 07.03.03} and AC Gilchrist {92 vs West Indies at Mumbai {BS} on 18.10.06}

H Maskadza {102} and BRM Taylor {94} scored a hundred and ninety in this game providing the 37th occasion of batsmen registering a hundred and ninety in the same innings of a team in the history of one day internationals. This is the second occasion that Zimbabwe batsmen are involved in such a feat, the first occasion was against West Indies at Chester-le-Street on 16.07.00, when M Goodwin {112*} and GW Flower {96*} scored hundred and ninety respectively.

Zimbabwe posted a score of 323 for 7 in this game providing the 15th occasion of Zimbabwe posting a total of 300 plus in one day games. It also represents the fifth occasion of Zimbabwe posting a total of 300 plus against Bangladesh. It is their highest team total against Bangladesh, the previous best being 310 for 6 at Dhaka on 21.03.99.

Mahabubul Alam returned with figures of 9.0-1-84-2 in this game providing the eighth occasion of a Bangladesh bowler conceding eighty plus runs in a one day game. He became the second bowler to concede 80 plus runs against Zimbabwe after Mohammad Rafique who had returned with an analysis of 10.0-0-82-0 at Dhaka on 25.11.01. Thus Mahabubul Alam’s figures – 9.0-1-84-2 – represent the most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs by a Banglades bowlers against Zimbabwe

Of the eight occasions in which Bangladesh bowlers conceded 80 plus runs, Mahabubul Alam is the only bowler to have bowled a maiden over in his bowling spell of 9.0-1-84-2

Mahabubul Alam is the eighth bowler in the history of one day internationals to have bowled a maiden over when a bowler has conceded eighty plus runs and is the first Bangladesh bowler to appear in the list of eight bowlers. The complete list of eight bowlers read thus – KD Ghavri of India-11.0-1-83-0 against England at Lord’s on 7 Jun 1975, MC Snedden of New Zealand- 12.0-1-105-2 against England at The Oval on 9 Jun 1983, PJW Allott of Enland-12.0-1-82-1 against Sri Lanka at Taunton on 11 Jun 1983, B Lee of Australia-10.0-1-85-1 against Pakistan at Cardiff on 9 Jun 2001, DJ Bravo of West Indies-10.0-2-80-0 against England at Lord’s on 6 Jul 2004, R Telemachus of South Africa-10.0-1-87-2 against Australia at Johannesburg on 12 Mar 2006, M Ntini of South Africa-9.0-1-80-1 against West Indies at Durban on 1 Feb 2008 and Mahbubul Alam of Bangladesh- 9.0-1-84-2 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 12 Aug 2009

Bangladesh inserted the opposition in this game and lost the match by 69 runs providing the 25th occasion of Bangladesh losing a one day game after it had inserted the opposition. It is the third such occasion against Zimbabwe. The other two occasions being – lost by 127 runs at Harare on 08.04.01 and lost by 38 runs at Dhaka {SBNS} on 10.01.09.

Mahabub Alam scored 59 in this game while batting at number providing the ninth occasion of a batsman at number nine registering a fifty in the history of one day internationals. He is the first Bangladesh batsman to earn this distinction. The nine occasiona are – S Madan Lal of India – 53* against England at The Oval on 4 Jun 1982, RG de Alwis of Sri Lanka – 59* against Pakistan at Swansea on 9 Jun 1983, IP Butchart of Zimbabwe – 54 against New Zealand at Hyderabad-Deccan on 10 Oct 1987, NAM McLean of West Indies – 50* against Zimbabwe at Canterbury on 11 Jul 2000, LE Plunkett of England – 56 against Pakistan at Lahore on 12 Dec 2005, GB Brent of Zimbabwe – 59* against South Africa at Bulawayo on 22 Aug 2007, KD Mills of New Zealand – 54 against India at Christchurch on 8 Mar 2009 and Mahbubul Alam of Bangladesh – 59 against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 14 Aug 2009

Mahbubul Alam earned the distinction of becoming the first cricketer in the history of one day internationals to concede eighty plus runs and to score a fifty. In this game he captured two wickets conceding 84 runs with the leather and with the willow he scored 59.

Raqibul Hasan scored 78 in this game which represent the sixth fifty of his one day career. It also represent the 168th fifty by Bangladesh batsmen in one day games against various oppositions and also represent the 47th occasion of a Bangladesh batsman registering a fifty against Zimbabwe. It is his second fifty against Zimbabwe the first being his 52 not out at Dhaka {SBNS} on 12.03.08

Mahabub Alam’s 59 in this game represent his first one day fifty which is also his highest one day score. His previous best was 22 against Zimbabwe at Dhaka on 10.01.09.

Mahabub Alam’s 59 in this game represent the 169th fifty by Bangladesh batsmen in one day games against various oppositions and also represent the 48th occasion of a Bangladesh batsman registering a fifty against Zimbabwe.

BRM Taylor completed 2000 one day runs when he was on 42 during the course of his knock of 94. His aggregate at the end of this game stood at 2052. He is the eighth Zimbabwe batsman to aggregate 2000 plus one day runs. The other seven are – A Flower {6786}, GW Flower {6536}, ADR Campbell {5185}, HH Streak {2901}, SV Carlisle {2740}, GJ Whittall {2705} and T Taibu {2035}

V Sibanda registered his ninth one day duck while Tamim Iqbal registered his sixth one day duck. Tamim Iqbal’s first ball duck in this game provide the 59th occasion of a Bangladesh batsman collecting the first ball duck in one day game against various oppositions.

Tamim Iqbal’s first ball duck in this game provide the 12th occasion of a Bangladesh opening batsman collecting the first ball duck in one day game against various oppositions. Tamim Iqbal has been dismissed first ball on three occasions – a record for Bangladesh opening batsman. Apart from this game, he has been dismissed first ball on two other occasions – vs Australia at Darwin on 03.09.08 and vs West Indies at Roseau on 26.07.09. Other Bangladesh opening batsmen who have collected the first ball duck on two occasions are – Al Sahariar and Shahriar Nafees.

V Sibanda and Tamim Iqbal scored ducks in this game as rival opening batsmen providing the first instance of rival openers scoring ducks in an one day game involving Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

H Maskadza {102}, BRM Taylor {94} and E Chigumbara {61*} registered fifties in this game providing the 20th occasion of three or more Zimbabwe batsmen registering fifties in an innings against various oppositions and the third such instance against Bangladesh. The other two instances were at Nairobi {Gym} on 11.10.97 {GW Flower – 79, A Flower – 81 and GJ Whittal – 81 not out} and at Harare on 02.10.07 {CJ Chibhabha – 54, SC Williams – 51 and E Chigumbara – 77 not out}. Of the three captioned instances, only today’s feat contained a hundred and two fifties, while the other two instances contained three fifties.

Of the twenty instances in which three or more batsmen scored fifties in an innings, only two instances contained a hundred and two fifties, while the other contained three or more fifties. The two instances which contained a hundred and two fifties were against Sri Lanka at New Plymouth on 23.02.92 {A Flower -115 not out, KJ Arnott – 52 and AC Waller – 83 not out} and against Bangladesh at Bulawayo on 14.08.09 { H Maskadza – 102, BRM Taylor – 94 and E Chigumbara – 61 not out}

H Maskadza and BRM Taylor added 142 runs for the fourth wicket in this game provding the 89th occasion of Zimbabwe batsman posting a three figure partnership against various oppositions.

H Maskadza and BRM Taylor added 142 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the 26th occasion of Zimbabwe batsman posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket against various oppositions.

H Maskadza and BRM Taylor added 142 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the 16th occasion of Zimbabwe batsman posting a three figure partnership against Bangaladesh

H Maskadza and BRM Taylor added 142 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the fifth occasion of Zimbabwe batsman posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket against Bangladesh

BRM Taylor and H Masakadza completed 500 runs against Bangladesh in this game.

BRM Taylor reached the milestone when he was on 34 during his knock of 94. At the end of this game his aggregate stood at 560. H Masakadaze reached the milestone when he was on 74 during his knock of 102. At the end of this game his aggregate stood at 528. At the end of this game, four Zimbabwe batsmen have an aggregate of 500 plus runs against Bangladesh – E Chigumbara {689}, S Matsikenyeri {599}, BRM Taylor {560} and H Masakadza {528}.

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh : Fourth one day game at Bulawayo on 16.08.09 : Bangladesh won by four wickets and lead the five match series by 3-1.

CK Coventry of Zimbabwe scored the highest individual innings in one day games when he made 194 not out in this game. He wrested the record from Pakistan’s Saeed Anwar who had scored 194 against India at Chennai on 21.05.97. Saeed Anwar’s record stood for 12 years 02 months and 18 days.

Tamim Iqbal scored 154 runs in this game providing the fourth occasion of two batsman registering 150 plus in a one day game in the history of one day internationals.

Of these four occasions, two of them have been rival batsmen and two of them have been by two batsmen in the same innings.

CK Coventry’s 194 not out and Tamim Iqbal’s 154 provide the second occasion of two batsmen registering 150 plus runs in an one day game. The first such occasion was witnessed in that memorable match between South Africa and Australia at Johannesburg on 12.03.96. RT Ponting {Australia} and HH Gibbs {South Africa} scored 164 and 175 runs respectively in this game.

The first occasion in which two batsmen from the same team registered 150 plus run was witnessed when SR Tendulkar {186*} and R Dravid {153} had scored 150 plus runs in the game between India and New Zealand at Hyderabad {Deccan} on 08.11.99. The second such occasion was by New Zealand batsmen – JAH Marshall {161} and BB McCullum {166} against Ireland at Aberdeen on 01.07.08.

Zimbabwe scored 312 for 8 in 50 overs in this game and yet lost the match providing the 48th instance of a team registering 300 plus runs and yet losing the game in the history of one day internationals. As far as Zimbabwe is concerned it is the third such instance. The other two occasions are – losing to Sri Lanka by three wickets New Plymouth on 23.02.02 after posting 312-4 in 50.0 overs and losing to Australia at Perth on 04.02.01 by one run by scoring 301-6 in 50.0 overs

CK Coventry’s 194 not out and Tamim Iqbal’s 154 in this game represent the 51st and 52nd occasion of a batsman scoring 150 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day internationals.

CK Coventry’s 194 not out and Tamim Iqbal’s 154 in this game represent the highest individual score for Zimbabwe and Bangladesh respectively.

The previous best for Zimbabwe was CB Wishart’s 172 against Namibia at Harare on 10.02.03. CK Coventry is the second Zimbabwean batsman to register 150 plus runs in an one day after CB Wishart.

The previous best for Bangladesh was Shakibul Hassan’s 134 not out against Canada at St John’s on 28.02.07. Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladesh batsman to register 150 plus runs in a one day game. It was his highest individual one day score, an improvement upon his previous best of 129 against Ireland at Dhaka {SBNS} on 22.03.08. Tamim Iqbal’s 154 in this game represent the 15th hundred by Bangladesh batsmen in one day games.

CK Coventry’s 194 not out in this game represent the 36th hundred by a Zimbabwe batsman in one day games. It was his highest individual one day score and was also his maiden one day hundred. His previous best was 74 against India at Harare on 04.09.2005.

CK Coventry’s 194 not out in this game was in a losing cause providing the 23rd occasion of a one day hundred by a Zimbabwe batsman going in vain. On the global table, it represents the 250th occasion of a batsman’s one day hundred in a losing cause.

CK Coventry’s 194 not out in this game was in a losing cause providing the fifth occasion of a batsman’s 150 plus runs in an one day game going in vain. The other four are – 167* by RA Smith {Eng vs Aus at Birmingham on 21.02.93}, 152* by CH Gayle {Win vs RSA at Jo’burg on 04.02.04}, 164 by RT Ponting {Aus vs RSA at Jo’burg on 12.03.06} and 181* by ML Hayden {Aus vs NZl at Hamilton on 20.02.07}

CK Coventry’s 194 not out in this game represent the highest individual score by a batsman in a losing cause. The previous best was 181* by ML Hayden {Aus vs NZl at Hamilton on 20.02.07}

CK Coventry’s 194 not out represent the highest individual score in a one day game by a batsman while batting at number three. The previous best was 183* by MS Dhoni {Ind vs Srl at Jaipur on 31.10.05}

Tamim Iqbal’s 154 in this game represent the 35th occasion of an opening batsman registering 150 plus runs in the history of one day internationals. Tamim Iqbal earned the distinction of becoming the first Bangladesh opening batsman to register 150 plus runs. Of these 35 occasions, only four of them have come in the second innings of the match while chasing the target set by the opponents. The four occasions are – 154 by Tamim Iqbal {Ban vs Zim at Bulawayo on 16.08.09}, 153 by BC Lara {Win vs Pak at Sharjah on 05.11.93}, 152 by ST Jayasuriya {Srl vs Eng at Leeds on 01.07.06} and 151* by ST Jayasuriya {Srl vs Ind at Mumbai on 17.05.97}

Thus Tamim Iqbal’s 154 in this game represent the highest individual score by an opening batsman in the second innings of the match while chasing the target set by the opponents. The previous best in such a situation was 153 by BC Lara {Win vs Pak at Sharjah on 05.11.93}.

Tamim Iqbal’s 154 in this game stands third in the list of most run getters in the second innings of an one day game while chasing the target set by the opponents. MS Dhoni {183* – Ind vs Srl at Jaipur on 31.10.05} and HH Gibbs{175 – RSA vs Aus at Jo’burg on 12.03.06} are the batsmen who have scored more than Tamim Iqbal while chasing the target

Tamim Iqbal’s 154 in this game provide the sixth occasion of a batsman registering 150 plus runs in the second innings of an one day game while chasing the target. The other five are – 184* by MS Dhoni {Ind vs Srl at Jaipur on 31.10.05}, 175 by HH Gibbs{RSA vs Aus at Jo’burg on 12.03.06}, 153 by BC Lara {Win vs Pak at Sharjah on 05.11.93}, 152 by ST Jayasuriya {Srl vs Eng at Leeds on 01.07.06} and 151* by ST Jayasuriya {Srl vs Ind at Mumbai on 17.05.97}.

Shakibul Hassan became the sixth captain in the history of one day internationals to concede seventh plus runs without a wicket. He returned with figures of 9.0-0-70-0 in this game. The other five are – Imrnan Khan of Pakistan {8.0-0-76-0 against West Indies at Port of Spain on 20.03.08}, GR Larsen of New Zealand {10.0-0-71-0 against Pakistan at Sharjah on 20.04.94}, MO Odumbe of Kenya {9.0-0-74-0 against Sri Lanka at Kandy on 06.03.96}, Aamer Sohail of Pakistan {8.0-0-73-0 against Sri Lanka at Singpore on 02.04.96} and DT Johnston of Ireland {10.0-0-76-0 against Kenya at Nairobi {R} on 02.02.07}

CK Coventry and SK Matsikenyeri added 107 runs for the fifth wicket in this game providing the 90th occasion of Zimbabwe batsmen posting a three figure partnership against various oppositions in a one day game. This stand also represents the 17th three figure partnership by Zimbabwe batsmen against Bangladesh.

CK Coventry and SK Matsikenyeri added 107 runs for the fifth wicket in this game providing the seventh occasion of Zimbabwe batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket against various oppositions in a one day game. This stand also represents the second three figure partnership by Zimbabwe batsmen for the fifth wicket against Bangladesh. The other occasion was 121 runs unfinished stand between GW Flower and SV Carlisle at Bulawayo on 11.04.01.

Tamim Iqbal and Raqibul Hasan added 119 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 34th occasion of Bangladesh batsmen posting a three figure partnership against various oppositions in a one day game. This stand also represents 13th three figure partnership by Bangladesh batsmen against Zimbabwe.

Tamim Iqbal and Raqibul Hasan added 119 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 11th occasion of Bangladesh batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket against various oppositions in a one day game. This stand also represents third three figure partnership for the third wicket by Bangladesh batsmen against Zimbabwe. The other two are – 114 between Habibul Bashar and Rajen Saleh at Harare on 10.03.04 and 132 between Aftab Ahmed and Mushfiqur Rahim at Harare on 10.02.07

Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh: Fifth one day game at Bulawayo on 18.08.09: Bangladesh won by five wickets and the five match series by 4-1.

Bangladesh won this game by five wickets and with it the five match series by four-one margin.

BRM Taylor’s 61 in this game represent the 74th occasion of a Zimbabwe wicket keeper batsman scoring a one day fifty. It also represents the eighth fifty by BRM Taylor.

RW Price’s 46 in this game provide the third highest individual score by a Zimbabwe batsman who has batted at number nine. The other two are – 59* by GB Brent against South Africa at Bulawayo on 22.08.07 and 54 by IP Butchart against New Zealand at Hyderabad {Deccan} on 10.10.87.

Dolar Mahmud captured four for 28 in this game providing the 28th occasion of a Bangladesh bowler capturing four or more wickets in a one day game against various oppositions. Dolar Mahmud’s four for 28 represent the tenth occasion of Bangladesh bowler capturing four wickets in a one day game against Zimbabwe.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s 98 in this game represent the seventh occasion of a Bangladesh batsman registering a ninety in a one day game against various oppositions. The other six occasions are – 95 by Shahriar Hossain aginst Kenya at Dhaka on 20.03.99, 94 by Mohammad Ashraful against England at Nottingham on 21.06.05, 91 by Shahrirar Nafeez against Kenya at Bogra on 17.03.06, 92 by Aftab Ahmed against Zimbabwe at Harare on 10.02.07, 90* by Shariar Nafeez against Ireland at Dhaka {SBNS} on 18.03.08 and Shakib Al Hassan against Sri Lanka at Dhaka {SBNS} on 14.01.09

Mushfiqur Rahim’s 98 in this game represent the seventh occasion of a Bangladesh batsman registering a ninety in a one day game against Zimbabwe. The other occasions was – 92 by Aftab Ahmed against Zimbabwe at Harare on 10.02.07

Mushfiqur Rahim’s 98 in this game represent the highest individual score amongst the six Bangladesh batsmen {seven occasions} who have scored nineties in an one day game.

Mushfiqur Rahim’s 98 in this game represent the 24th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman registering a ninety in one day games. He earns the distinction of becoming the first Bangladesh wicket keeper batsman to register a ninety in one day games.

Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed stumped by CK Coventry of the bowling of RW Price after scoring 98 providing the second occasion of a wicket keeper dismissed stumped in a one day game after scoring 90 plus runs. The other occasion was Zimbabwe wicket keeper A Flower stumped by RS Kaluwitharna of the bowling of ST Jayasuriya for 95 in the game between Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 10.11.98

Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed stumped by CK Coventry of the bowling of RW Price after scoring 98 providing the 89th occasion of a wicket keeper dismissed stumped in a one day game.

Mushfiqur Rahim was dismissed stumped by CK Coventry of the bowling of RW Price after scoring 98 providing the 21st occasion of an opening batsman dismissed stumped in a one day game. Mushfiqur Rahim’s 98 is the second highest individual score by an opening batsman who has been dismissed stumped. The highest individual score is 103 which is credited to AC Gilchrist who was dismissed stumped by Moin Khan of Aamer Sohail in the game between Australia and Pakistan at Lahore on 10.11.98.

H Masakadza was dismissed run out for 25 in this game providing the 61st occasion of a Zimbabwe opening batsman dismissed run out in a one day game. As far as H Masakadza is concerned it is the third occasion he has been dismissed run out while opening the Zimbabwe innings. The other two occasions are – against South Africa for 8 runs at Bulawayo on 22.09.07 and against Sri Lanka for 15 at Harare on 20.11.08.

Shakib Al Hasan's feat

Shakib Al Hasan captured five wickets in West Indies’ second innings conceding 70 runs and scored 96 not out in Bangladesh’s second innings against West Indies at St. George’s in the second test of the series. Shakib Al Hasan was leading Bangladesh for the first time as the appointed captain Mahshrafe Mortaza was injured during the first test. With this feat he became the third captain in the annals of test cricket to register a fifty and capture five wickets on his first captaincy assignment. Other two are FS Jackson of England and Imran Khan of Pakistan. FS Jackson scored 82 not out and captured five for 52 against Australia at Nottingham in May 1905, while Imran Khan of Pakistan scored 65 and captured 7 for 52 against England at Birmingham in Jul 1982. Shakib Al Hasan became the 18th captain in the annals of test cricket to register a fifty and capture five or more wickets in a test match. The following table lists out all the eighteen instances.

No Captain/Teams Score/Ground W-R/Start Date
1 G Giffen 58 and 5-076 Aus Vs Eng Adelaide 11.01.1895
2 MA Noble 53* and 7-100 Aus Vs Eng Sydney 26.02.1904
3 *FS Jackson 82* and 5-052 Eng Vs Aus Nottingham 29.05.1905
4 GOB Allen 68 and 5-036 Eng Vs Aus Brisbane 04.12.1936
5 GO Rabone 56 and 6-068 NZl Vs SAF Cape Town 01.01.1954
6 DS Atkinson 219 and 5-056 Win Vs Aus Bridgetown 14.05.1955
7 DS Atkinson 60 and 5-066 Win Vs NZl Wellington 03.03.1956
8 R Benaud 77 and 5-096 Aus Vs Win Adelaide 27.01.1961
9 R Benaud 51 and 6-115 Aus Vs Eng Brisbane 30.11.1962
10 GS Sobers 174 and 5-041 Win Vs Eng Leeds 04.08.1966
11 Mushtaq Mohd 121 + 56 and 5-028 Pak Vs Win Port of Spain 01.04.1977
12 *Imran Khan 65* and 7-052 Pak Vs Eng Birmingham 29.07.1982
13 Imran Khan 67* and 5-049 Pak Vs Eng Leeds 26.08.1982
14 Imran Khan 117 and 11-180 Pak Vs Ind Faisalabad 03.01.1983
15 AR Border 75 and 7-046 Aus Vs Win Sydney 26.01.1989
16 SM Pollock 55* and 5-040 SAF Vs Ind P Elizabeth 16.11.2001
17 DL Vettori 55* + 76 and 5-059 NZl Vs Ban Chittagong 17.10.2008
18 *Shakib Al Hasan 96* and 5-070 Ban Vs Win St George’s 17.07.2009

Notes :
Imran Khan captured five plus wickets in both innings {6-98 and 5-82}. DS Atkinson remains the only captain to score a double hundred and capture five plus wickets. Mushtaq Mohammad and DL Vettori are the two captains who have scored twin fifties besides capturing five wickets. AR Border’s 7 for 46 remains the best bowling figures, while DS Atkinson’s 219 remain the highest individual score. MA Noble, Imran Khan and AR Border are the three bowlers who have captured seven wickets. DS Atkinson, GS Sobers, Mushtaq Mohammad and Imran Khan have registered hundreds. Imran Khan remains the only captain to score a hundred and capture ten wickets in a match. Imran Khan remains the only captain to perform the feat on three occasions. DS Atkinson and R Beneuad have performed the feat on two occasions. FS Jackson, Imran Khan and Shakib Al Hasan have achieved the feat of registering a fifty and five wickets on his first captaincy assignment. Muhstaq Mohammad remains the only captain to score a hundred and fifty apart from capturing five wickets.

MJ Clarke scores hundred in his 50th test

MJ Clarke became the 28th batsman to score a century in his 50th test in the annals of test cricket when he scored 103 not out in the second innnings of the third test Birmingham. He is the fourth Australian batsman to earn the distinction. The other three are – RB Simpson {103 in second innings against India at Adeliade in Dec 1967}, WM Lawry {205 in first innings against West Indies at Melbourne in Dec 1968} and MA Taylor {170 vs SAF at Melbourne in Dec 1993}

MJ Clarke became the fourth batsman to register a hundred in his 50th test against England. The other three batsmen are – SM Gavaskar of India {221 in second innings at The Oval in Aug 1979, WJ Cronje of South Africa {126 in first innings at Nottingham in Jul 1998} and HH Gibbs of SAF {183 in first innings at The Oval in Sep 2003}

No Batsman Cou Score Inns Opp Venue Start Date
1 Hobbs JB Eng 159 FI Win The Oval 14.08.1928
2 Umrigar PR Ind 112 FI Pak Delhi 08.02.1961
3 Graveney TW Eng 153 FI Pak Lord’s 23.06.1962
4 Barrington KF Eng 256 FI Aus Manchester 23.07.1964
5 Simpson RB Aus 103 SI Ind Adelaide 28.12.1967
6 Lawry WM Aus 205 FI Win Melbourne 26.12.1968
7 Lloyd CH Win 102 FI Ind Bridgetown 10.03.1976
8 Viswanath GR Ind 124 SI Win Chennai 12.01.1979
9 Gavaskar SM Ind 221 SI Eng The Oval 30.08.1979
10 Botham IT Eng 128 FI Ind Manchester 24.06.1982
11 Javed Miandad Pak 280* FI Ind Hyderabad-Sind 14.01.1983
12 Kapil Dev N Ind 100* SI Win Trinidad 11.03.1983
13 Richards IVA Win 109 FI Ind Georgetown 31.03.1983
14 Wright JG NZl 138 SI Win Wellington 20.02.1987
15 Taylor MA Aus 170 FI SAF Melbourne 26.12.1993
16 Smith RA Eng 175 FI Win St John’s 16.04.1994
17 Atherton MA Eng 113 FI Win Nottingham 10.08.1995
18 Cronje WJ SAF 126 FI Eng Nottingham 22.07.1998
19 Kirsten G SAF 134 SI Win Centurion 15.01.1999
20 Jayasuriya ST Srl 188 FI Pak Kandy 28.06.2000
21 Butcher MA Eng 124 FI Aus Sydney 02.01.2003
22 Gibbs HH SAF 183 FI Eng The Oval 04.09.2003
23 Laxman VVS Ind 178 FI Aus Sydney 02.01.2004
24 Gayle CH Win 317 FI SAF St John’s 29.04.2005
25 Dilshan TM Srl 162 FI Ban Chittagong 03.01.2009
25 Dilshan TM Srl 143 SI Ban Chittagong 03.01.2009
26 de Villiers AB SAF 104* FI Aus Johannesburg 02.03.2009
27 Pietersen KP Eng 102 SI Win Trinidad 10.03.2009
28 Clarke MJ Aus 103* SI Eng Birmingham 30.07.2009

Notes :

Javed Miandad scored hundreds in his debut test, 50th test and 100th test. Only batsman in the annals of test cricket to earn the distinction. GR Viswanath registered hundreds in his debut test and in his 50th test. TM Dilshan is the only batsman to register twin hundreds in his 50th test.He became the 25th batsman to earn the distinction of scoring twin hundred ins 50th test. G Kirsten scored zero and 134 in his 50th test. CH Gayle {317} is the only batsman to register 300 plus runs in his 50th test. KF Barrington {256} is credited with the distinction of becoming the first batsman to score a double hundred in his 50th test. GR Viswanath ans SM Gavaskar {brother-in-laws} are the only related cricketers in this elite list.

SJC Broad's allround feat

SCJ Broad’s all round feat of half century and five or more wickets {6 for 91 and 61 in the Leeds test provides the 18th occasion of England cricketer to perform the all round feat of scoring a fifty and capturing five or more wickets in an innings against Australia.

W Bates and FE Woolley are the two all rounders who have captured five or more wickets in both innings. W Bates captured 7-28 and 7-74 {14-102} besides scoring 55 runs at Melbourne in Jan 1883. FE Woolley captured 5-29 and 5-20 {10-49} and scored 62 in the first innings at The Oval in Aug 1912.

IT Botham remains the only England cricketer to register twin fifties {50 and 149*} and capture five or more wickets {6-95} against Australia. His performance came at Leeds in Jul 1981. IT Botham and SCJ Broad are the two cricketers to perform the feat at Leeds.

W Bates and JE Embury are the two all rounders to capture seven wickets in an innings in this elite list. W Bates captured seven wickets in each innings {7-28 and 7-74} at Melbourne in Jan 1887, while JE Emburey’s 7-78 came at Sydney in Jan 1987. W Bates and JE Emburey’s feats have a gap of one hundred years !

PGH Fender and IT Botham are the two bowlers in the list to concede 100 plus runs. PGH Fender captured five wickets conceding 122 runs at Melbourne in Feb 1921, while IT Botham captured five wickets coneding 109 runs at Lord’s in Jun 1975.

IT Botham with his 85 and 5 for 109 remain the only cricketer in this list to perform the all round feat of scoring fifty and capture five wickets against Australia at Lord’s – the Mecca of Cricket

W Barnes and IT Botham are the two cricketers to perform the all round feat of scoring a fifty and capturing five or more wickets against Australia on two occasions.

The feats of following cricketers are in a losing cause – W Flowers, RE Foster, PGH Fender, IT Botham {on 27.06.1985} and SCJ Broad

No Player Runs Wkts Opp Ground Start Date
1 W Bates 55 14-102 Aus Melbourne 19.01.1883
2 W Barnes 58 6-031 Aus Melbourne 01.01.1885
3 W Flowers 56 5-046 Aus Sydney 20.02.1885
4 W Barnes 62 5-032 Aus The Oval 13.08.1888
5 LC Braund 58 5-061 Aus Sydney 13.12.1901
6 GH Hirst 58* 5-077 Aus The Oval 11.08.1902
7 FR Foster 56 5-092 Aus Sydney 15.12.1911
8 FE Woolley 62 10-049 Aus The Oval 19.08.1912
9 PGH Fender 59 5-122 Aus Melbourne 11.02.1921
10 H Larwood 70 6-032 Aus Brisbane 30.11.1928
11 G Geary 66 5-035 Aus Sydney 14.12.1928
12 GOB Allen 68 5-036 Aus Brisbane 04.12.1936
13 IT Botham 85 5-109 Aus Lord’s 27.06.1985
14 IT Botham 50 + 149* 6-095 Aus Leeds 16.07.1981
15 JE Emburey 69 7-078 Aus Sydney 10.01.1987
16 D Gough 51 6-049 Aus Sydney 01.01.1995
17 A Flintoff 72 5-078 Aus The Oval 08.09.2005
18 SCJ Broad 61 6-091 Aus Leeds 07.08.2009

Ashes 2009 : Australia wins the Leeds test and level the series

Ashes 2009 : England vs Australia : Fourth Test at Leeds : Start Date : 07.08.09 : First Day highlights

England were dismissed for 102 in the first innings of this test providing the 25th occasion of England being dismissed for a total of 102 and less than 102 in a test innings against Australia

England’s 102 in this innings provide the second instance of England being dismissed for a total of 102 and less than 102 in a test innings against Australia at Leeds. The first occasion was in July 1909 when England was dismissed for 87 in its second innings.

England has been all out for a total of 102 or less than 102 in a test innings when they have batted first against Australia. The six occasions are – 45 at Sydney in Jan 1887, 52 at The Oval in Aug 1948, 75 at Melbourne in Dec 1894, 77 at Lord’s in Jun 1997, 95 at Manchester in Jul 1884 and 102 at Leeds in Aug 2009.

PD Collingwood, GP Swann, SJ Harmison and G Onions scored zeroes in England’s first innings providing the fifth occasion of England’s four or more batsmen scoring zeroes in a test innings while batting in the first innings against Australia. The other four occasions are – four batsmen at Manchester in Jul 1884, four batsmen at Melbourne in Dec 1894, five batsmen at The Oval in Aug 1948 and five batsmen at The Oval in Aug 1956.

PD Collingwood, GP Swann, SJ Harmison and G Onions scored zeroes in England’s first innings providing the secondoccasion of England’s four batsmen scoring zeroes in a test innings against Australia at Leeds. The other occasion was in 1938 in England’s second innings when WR Hammond, H Verity, DVP Wright and WE Bowes failed to open their account.

PM Siddle returned with figures of 9.5-0-21-5 in the first innings of this test providing the 22nd occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings at Leeds.

PM Siddle’s figures of 5 for 21 represent the sixth occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets in the first innings of the test at Leeds. The other five occasions are – WJ O”Rielly {5 for 66 in Jul 1938}, RR Lindwall {5 for 54 in Jul 1953}, NJN Hawke {5 for 75 in Jul 1964}, GJ Gilmour {6 for 85 in Aug 1975} and JN Gillespie {7 for 37 in Jul 1997}.

PM Siddle’s five for 21 represent the 275th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against Australia.

PM Siddle’s five for 21 in the first innings of this test represent his best bowling figures in a test innings which is an improvement over his 5 for 89 against South Africa at Sydney in Jan 2009. PM Siddle’s five for 21 in the first innings of this test represent the second five wicket haul of his test career.

SJ Harmison’s zero in this innings was his 21st zero of his test career and now he has to his credit the record for most zeroes by an England batsman. He wrested the record from MA Atherton who has to his credit 20 zeroes. SJ Harmison’s 21 zeroes include one zero while playing for ICC World Eleven.

SM Katich scored his third zero of his test career when he failed to open the account in Australia’s first innings. The other two occasions are – against ICC World Eleven at Sydney in Oct 2005 and against West Indies at North Sound in May 2008.

RT Ponting’s 78 in this game represents his 65th fifty {31 centuries and 24 half centuries} while batting at number three in a test innings. Now he has to his credit most number of fifties while batting at number three. He wrested the record from R Dravid of India who had 64 fifites while batting at number three {20 centuries and 44 half centuries}

RT Ponting’s 78 in this game represents his 65th fifty which puts him third in the list of batsmen who have registered most fifties. SR Tendulkar of India {95} and AR Border of Australia {90} are the two batsmen who are ahead of RT Ponting in terms of fifties.

RT Ponting’s 78 in this game represent his 26th half century as captain. AR Border {36}, SP Fleming {31} and CH Lloyd {27} are the other captains who are ahead of RT Ponting in terms of half centuries.

SR Watson and RT Ponting added 119 runs for the second wicket providing the 60th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket against England. This stand also represents the eighth occasion of a three figure partnership for the second wicket by Australian batsmen against England in a Leeds test.

SR Watson and RT Ponting added 119 runs for the second wicket in Australia’s first innings providing the 74th occasion of RT Ponting being one of the partners in a three figure stand in his test career. Only R Dravid of India is ahead of RT Ponting with 76 three figure partnerships to his credit

Ashes 2009 : England vs Australia : Fourth Test at Leeds : Start Date : 07.08.09 : Second Day highlights

MJ Clarke and MJ North were concerned in a 152 runs partnership for the fifth wicket in Australia’s first innings providing the 41st occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket against England.

MJ Clarke and MJ North were concerned in a 152 runs partnership for the fifth wicket in Australia’s first innings providing the sixth occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket against England in a Leeds test. The six partnerships read thus – 105 between RN Harvey and SJE Loxton in Jul 1948, 112 between KJ Hughes and GN Yallop in Jul 1981, 138 between DM Jones and SR Waugh in Jun 1989, 332* between AR Border and SR Waugh in Jul 1993, 268 between MTG Elliot and RT Ponting in Jul 1997 and 152 between MJ Clarke and MJ North in Aug 2009.

MJ Clarke and MJ North were concerned in a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket at Cardiff, Birmingham and Leeds test in the ongoing series. At Cardiff, they added 143 runs in the first innings, at Birmingham they added 185 runs in the second innings and at Leeds they added 152 runs in the first innings.

MJ Clarke and MJ North were concerned in a 152 runs partnership for the fifth wicket in Australia’s first innings providing the 17th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a partnership of 150 plus runs for the fifth wicket against England.

MJ Clarke and MJ North were concerned in a 152 runs partnership for the fifth wicket in Australia’s first innings providing the third occasion of Australian batsmen posting a partnership of 150 plus runs for the fifth wicket against England in a Leeds test. The three occasions are – 332* between AR Border and SR Waugh in Jul 1993, 268 between MTG Elliot and RT Ponting in Jul 1997 and 152 between MJ Clarke and MJ North in Aug 2009.

SR Watson {51}, RT Ponting {78}, MJ Clarke {93} and MJ North {110} scored fifties in Australia’s innings providing the 58th occasion of four or more Australian batsmen scoring fifties in an innings against England.

SR Watson {51}, RT Ponting {78}, MJ Clarke {93} and MJ North {110} scored fifties in Australia’s innings providing the fifth occasion of four or more Australian batsmen scoring fifties in an innings against England in a Leeds test.

MJ Clarke’s 93 in Australia’s innings provide the 61st occasion of an Australian batsman registering ninety in a test innings against England. It also provides the sixth such occasion in a Leeds test. The six occasions are – 92 by TJ Andrews in Jul 1921, 93 by SJE Loxton in Jul 1948, 92 by IR Redpath in Jul 1968, 95* by RB McCosker in Aug 1975, 91 by WB Philips in Jun 1985 and 93 by MJ Clarke in Aug 2009.

SR Watson and RT Ponting added 119 runs for the second wicket and MJ Clarke and MJ North added 152 runs for the fifth wicket in Australia’s first innings. This instance of two three figure partnerships in a test innings represents the seventh occasion of two or more three figure partnerships by Australian batsmen against England in a Leeds tests.

PM Siddle collected his first ball duck when he was bowled by SCJ Broad of the very first ball he received. PM Siddle’s first ball duck provide the ninth occasion of an Australian batsman collecting the first ball duck against England in a Leeds test.

MJ North’s 110 represent the 283rd hundred by an Australian batsman against England. It also represents the 24th hundred by an Australian batsman against England at Leeds.

MJ North’s 110 represent his third hundred of his test career. The other two hundreds are – 117 against South Africa at Johannesburg in Feb 2009 and 125* against England at Cardiff in Jul 2009.

MJ North’s 110 represent the 725th hundred by an Australian batsman against various oppositions. It also represents the 3297th hundred in the annals of test cricket.

SJC Broad captured 6 for 91 in Australia’s first innings providing 94th occasion of an England bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings against Australia

SJC Broad captured 6 for 91 in Australia’s first innings providing tenth occasion of an England bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings against Australia in a Leeds test. The other nine bowlers are – SF Barnes {6 for 63 in Jul 1909}, WE Bowes {6 for 142 in Jul 1934}, AV Bedser {6 for 95 in Jul 1953}, JC Laker {6 for 55 in Jul 1956}, FS Trueman {6 for 30 in Jul 1961}, R Illingworth {6 for 87 in Jul 1968}, IT Botham {6 for 95 in Jul 1981} and RGD Willis {8 for 43 in Jul 1981}

RS Bopara collected his first ball duck when he was leg before wicket to BW Hilfenhaus for zero of the very first ball he received. This instance provides the ninth occasion of an England batsman collecting a first ball duck against England in a Leeds test. These nine occasions include G Onion’s first ball duck in England’s first innings.

RS Bopara’s duck in this innings represents his fourth zero of his test career. The other three occasions are – against Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Dec 2007, against Sri Lanka at Galle in Dec 2007 and against Sri Lanka at Galle in Dec 2007 {at Galle, he bagged a ‘Pair”}.

Australia scored 445 in its first innings in reply to England’s first innings total of 102 and took the first innings lead of 343 runs in this test providing the ninth occasion of Australia taking a first innings lead of 343 plus runs against England in a Leeds test.

Ashes 2009 : England vs Australia : Fourth Test at Leeds : Start Date : 07.08.09 : Third Day highlights

Australia won this test by an innings and 80 runs providing the 23rd occasion of Australia winning a test by an innings margin against England. This innings win also represent Australia’s third innings win against England at Leeds. The other two are – in Jul 1993 when Australia won the test by an innings and 148 runs and in Jul 1997 when Australia won the test by an innings and 61 runs.

SCJ Broad’s all round feat of half century and five or more wickets {6 for 91 and 61 in the Leeds test provides the 18th occasion of England cricketer to perform the all round feat of scoring a fifty and capturing five or more wickets in an innings against Australia.

SJC Broad and GP Swann added 108 runs for the eighth wicket in this innings providing the sixth occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the eighth wicket against Australia. The six three figure partnerships read thus – 124 runs between EH Hendren and H Larwood at Brisbane in Nov 1928, 121 runs between DCS Compton and AV Bedser at Manchester in Jul 1948, 104 runs between R Illingworth and JA Snow at Leeds in Jul 1972, 117 runs between IT Botham and GR Dilley at Leeds in Jul 1981 and 109 runs between KP Pietersen and AF Giles at The Oval in Aug 2005 and 108 runs between SJC Broad and GP Swann at Leeds in Aug 2009

It is interesting to note out of these six three figure stands for the eighth wicket, three of them have come at Leeds.

RT Ponitng held three catches in this test {one in the first innings and two in the second innings} to take his aggregate of test catches to 156. He is now on par with AR Border who also has an aggregate of 156 catches. Only MA Taylor {157} and ME Waugh {181} are ahead of RT Ponting in terms of aggregate catches amongst the Australian fielders.

MG Johnson returned with figures of 19.3-3-69-5 in the second innings which represent the third occasion of his capturing five or more wickets in an innings in his test career. The other two occasions are – 24.0-4-61-8 in first innings against South Africa at Perth in Dec 2008 and 17.3-6-39-5 in second innings at Brisbane in Nov 2008.

MG Johnson’s 5 for 69 represent the 23rd occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets against England in a Leeds test.

SCJ Broad’s 6 for 91 in this test was in a losing cause providing the 31st occasion of England bowlers six plus wickets against Australia going in vain.

SCJ Broad’s 6 for 91 in this test was in a losing cause providing the third occasion of England bowlers five plus wickets against Australia going in vain in a Leeds test. The other two occasions are – 6 for 64 by SF Barnes in Jul 1909 and 5 for 149 by D Gough in Jul 1997.

World record for Mahela Jayawardene

DPMD Jayawardene’s 79 gave him another world record for most fifties at a specific venue. It was his 14th fifty at Col-SSC {09 centuries and 05 half centuries}. While creating this world record he went past three batsmen – AR Border, GS Chappell and JH Kallis who had registered 13 fifties at specific venues.

DPMD Jayawardene’s fourteen fifties at Col-SSC are listed thus – 242 vs Ind in Feb 99, 77 vs Pak in Jun 00, 101* vs SAF in Aug 00, 71 vs Eng in Mar 01, 139 vs Ind in Aug 01, 150 retd hurt vs Ban in Sep 01, 134 vs Eng in Dec 03, 82 vs SAF in Aug 04, 82 vs Pak in Mar 06, 374 vs SAF in Jul 06, 127 vs Ban in Jun 07, 195 vs Eng in Dec 07, 136 vs Ind in Jul 08 and 79 vs Pak in Jul 09

AR Border of Australia had registered four centuries and nine half centuries at Adelaide Oval, GS Chappell of Australia had registered four centuries and nine half centuries at Melbourne and JH Kallis of South Afirca had registered five centuries and eight half centuries at Cape Town.

Two more records for Sri Lankan cricketers in one day games

During the third one day game between Sri Lanka and Pakistan at Dambulla on 03.08.09, two Sri Lankan cricketers created records – one a distinction and another world record.

Mahela Jayewardene with his 123 in this game earned the distinction of registering One thousandth one day hundred. The progressive mile stones of hundreds in one day games read thus

First hundred : 103 by DL Amiss : Eng Vs Aus at Manchester on 24.08.72 ; 100th hundred : 100 by CG Greenidge : Win Vs Aus at Perth on 04.01.87 : 200th hundred : 100 by DC Boon : Aus Vs Win at Melbourne on 18.03.92 ; 300th hundred : 134 by ST Jayasuriya : Srl Vs Pak at Singapore on 02.04.97 : 400th hundred : 109 by SC Ganguly : Ind Vs Srl at Col-RPS on 07.07.98 : 500th hundred : 114* by SR Waugh : Aus Vs RSA at Melbourne-CS on 16.08.00 : 600th hundred : 101 by MS Atapattu : Srl Vs Net at Col-RPS on 16.09.02 : 700th hundred : 109* by JH Kallis : RSA Vs Win at Cape Town on 25.01.04 : 800th hundred : 119* by GC Smith : RSA Vs Aus at Centurion on 26.02.06 ; 900th hundred : 116* by S Chanderpaul : Win Vs Eng at Birmingham on 04.07.07 : 1000th hundred : 123 by M Jayawardene : Srl vs Pak Dambulla on 03.08.09

DPMD Jaywardene’s 123 in this game represent the 97th hundred by a Sri Lankan batsmen in one day games. DPMD Jayawarden’s 123 in this game represent the 102nd hundred against Pakistan in one day games.

M Muralitharan with his two wickets in this game created a world record for most wickets against a specific opposition. At the end of this game he has an aggregate of 94 wickets against Pakistan. Prior to this game – in this category of statistics – he was on par with Wasim Arkram who had captured 92 wickets against Sri Lanka. M Muralitharan and Wasim Akram are the only two bowlers in the history of one day internationals to capture 90 plus wickets against a specific opposition.

Sri Lanka wins the first test against Pakistan

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan : First Test at Galle : Start date – 04.07.09 :First day’s highlights

Pakistan inserting the opposition in this game provides the 49th occasion of it doing so in its tests played to date. It is the eleventh such instance against Sri Lanka.

Pakistan capped Abdur Rauf, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Aamer in this game. They become the 338th, 339th and 340th cricketers to represent Pakistan in tests. They also became the 155th, 156th and 157th Pakistan cricketers to make their test debut on away soil.

Abdur Rauf, Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Aamer became the 22nd, 23rd and 24th cricketers to make debut against Sri Lanka.

Three Pakistan cricketers made their debut in this test providing the 14th instance of three or more cricketers making their test debut in a test match. This is the first such occasion against Sri Lanka.

AD Matthews became the 112th cricketer to represent Sri Lanka in test. He is the 21st cricketer to make his debut against Pakistan. His knock of 42 represents the second highest individual innings registered on debut against Pakistan. The highest individual innings is credited to DA Gunawardene who had scored 43 in the first innings at Lahore in March 99.

Mohammad Yousuf becomes the first cricketer to play test cricket by severing the Indian Cricket League connection.

KC Sangakkara becomes the eleventh captain to lead Sri Lanka in tests, while TM Dilshan becomes the 15th wicket keeper to don the gloves for Sri Lanka in tests.

Sri Lankan opening batsman NT Paranvitana registered his first test fifty when he scored 72 in first innings on the first day. His innings represent the 138th occasion of a Sri Lankan opening batsman registering fifty

NT Paranvitana’s 72 in this test represent the 25th occasion of Sri Lankan opening batsman registering fifty against Pakistan.

Salman Butt collected his first ball duck in this test providing the 103rd occasion of a Pakistan batsman dismissed for zero facing one delivery.

Salman Butt becomes the ninth Pakistan batsman to collect the first ball duck against Sri Lanka in a test innings. The complete list read thus – Haroon Rashid at Faisalabad in Mar 1982, Mushtaq Ahmed at Kandy in Aug 1994, Mohammad Akram at Faisalabad in Sep 1995, Saleem Elahi at Col-RPS in Apr 1997, Shahid Afridi at Lahore in Mar 1999, Waqar Younis at Peshawar in Mar 2000, Abdul Razzaq at Faisalabad in Oct 2004, Younis Khan at Col-SSC in Mar 2006 and Salman Butt at Galle in Jul 2009

Salaman Butt becomes the second Pakistan opening batsman to collect the first ball duck against Sri Lanka. The first batsman to suffer such an ignominy was Saleem Elahi who was dismissed first ball at Col-RPS in Apr 97.

Salman Butt’s first ball zero provides the 17th occasion of a opening Pakistan batsman collecting the first ball duck in a test innings. It is the second occasion that Salman Butt was dismissed first ball in a test innings. The other occasion was against England at Lord’s {in Pakistan’s second innings} in Jul 2006

Salman Butt becomes the fifth Pakistan opening batsman to collect the first ball duck on two occasions. The others are Mohsin Khan, Rameez Raja, Rizwan-uz-zaman, and Shahid Afridi

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan : First Test at Galle : Start date – 04.07.09 : Second day’s highlights

Pakistan took a lead of 50 runs in the first innings by scoring 342 as against Sri Lanka’s total of 292 on the second day

Mohammad Yousuf who became the first cricketer to play tests after severing contacts with the rebel Indian Cricket League scored a hundred in this game. He made 112 before he was run out

Mohammad Yousuf’s run out after scoring 112 provide the 97th occasion of a batman dismissed run out after scoring a hundred in the annals of test cricket.

Mohammad Yousuf’s run out after he scored 112 provide the 12th occasion of a Pakistan batsman run out after a century. The following table lists out all the 12 occasions – Hanif Mohammad – 160 v India at Mumbai (BS) in Dec 1960, Mushtaq Mohammad – 101 v New Zealand at Hyderabad (Sind) in Oct 1976, Haroon Rasheed – 153 v Sri Lanka at Karachi in Mar 1982, Imran Khan – 118 v England at The Oval in Aug 1987, Shoaib Mohammad – 112 v New Zealand at Auckland in Feb 1989, Saeed Anwar – 169 v New Zealand at Wellington in Feb 1994, Wajahatullah Wasti – 133 v Sri Lanka at Lahore in Mar 1999, Inzamam-ul-Haq – 109 v England at Faisalabad in Nov 2005, Younis Khan – 199 v India at Lahore in Jan 2006, Mohammad Yousuf – 126 v India at Faisalabad in Jan 2006, Younis Khan – 173 v England at Leeds in Aug 2006, Mohammad Yousuf – 112 v Sri Lanka at Galle in Jul 2009

Mohammad Yousuf is the only Pakistan batsman to be dismissed run out after scoring a hundred. Apart from this game, he was run out after scoring 126 against India at Faisalabad in Jan 2006.

Mohammad Yousuf is the second Pakistan batsman to be dismissed run out after scoring a hundred against Sri Lanka. Haroon Rashid who was run out for 153 at Karachi in Mar 1982

Mohamad Yousuf becomes the eleventh batsman to be dismissed run out with a hundred on two or more occasions. The complete list read thus – R Dravid of India {03}, T Samaraweera of Sri Lanka {03}, K Barrington of England {02}, DC Boon of Australia {02}, G Kirsten of South Africa {02}, AJ Lamb of England {02}, BC Lara of West Indies {02}, Mohd Yousuf of Pakistan {02}, RT Ponting of Australia {02}, CL Walcott of West Indies {02} and Younis Khan of Pakistan {02}

Mohd Yousuf and Younis Khan are the only two Pakistan batsman to be dismissed run out after registering a hundred. Younis Khan was run out for 199 against India at Lahore in Jan 2006 and for 173 against England at Leeds in Aug 2006

Mohd Yousuf and Misbah-ul-Huq were concerned in a fifth wicket partnership of 139 runs in this test providing the 37th occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting the three figure partnerships for various wickets against Sri Lanka.

Mohd Yousuf and Misbah-ul-Huq were concerned in a fifth wicket partnership of 139 runs in this test providing the fourth occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting the three figure partnerships for the fifth wicket against Sri Lanka. This stand represents the best stand for the fifth wicket against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. The previous best was 102 runs between Mudassar Nazar and Saleem Malik at Kandy in Feb 1986. The four occasions are listed thus – Mudassar Nazar and Saleem Malik {102 runs at Kandy in Feb 1986}, Imran Khan and Saleem Malik {132 runs at Sialkot in Dec 1991}, Faisal Iqbal and Younis Khan {174 runs at Karachi in Feb 2009} and Mohammad Yousuf and Misbah-ul-Huq {139 runs at Galle in Jul 2009

Mohammad Yousuf’s 112 represent the 29th hundred by a Pakistan batsman against Sri Lanka in a test innings. It was Mohammad Yousuf’s first hundred against Sri Lanka. It also represent the 11th hundred by a Pakistan batsman against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.

Mohammad Yousuf’s 112 in this game represent the 307th hundred by a Pakistan batsman in a test innings against various oppositions. It also represents the 139th hundred by a Pakistan batsman against various oppositions on away soil.

Mohammad Yousuf registered his 24th test hundred when he made 112 in this game. Inzamam-ul-Huq with 25 hundreds holds the record for most test hundreds by Pakistan batsman. Mohammad Youuf left behind Javed Miandad who had 23 test hundreds to his credit when he carved his 24th hundred in this game. Inzamam-ul-Huq, Mohmmad Yousuf and Javed Miandad are the only three Pakistan batsmen who have scored 20 plus test hundreds.

Mohammad Yousuf’s 112 in this test is his best against Sri Lanka. It was an improvement over his 88 at Peshawar in Mar 2000. It was his third fifty against Sri Lanka in a test innings. Apart from his 112 and 88, he has scored 83 at Lahore in Mar 1999

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan : First Test at Galle : Start date – 04.07.09 : Third day’s highlights

Kamran Akmal had a field day behind the stumps as he took three catches in Sri Lanka’s second innings taking his match tally to eight. He had effected five dismissals {four caught and one stumped} in Sri Lanka’s first innings.

Kamran Akmal’s eight dismissals {07 caught and oen stumped} in this matche provide the 54th occasion of a wicket keeper effecting eight or more dismissals in a test match. His feat of eight catches in this match represents the second instance of his achieving the feat. The other occasion was against West Indies at Kingston in Jun 2005, when he took nine catches.

Kamran Akmal emulated Rashid Latif who also has effected eight or more dismissals on two occasions. Rashid Latif’s feat read thus – 9 dismissals {all caught} against New Zealand at Auckland in Feb 94 and 8 dismissals {06 caught and 02 stumped} against Australia at Sydney in Nov 95.

Apart from Kamran Akmal and Rashid Latif who had eight or more dismissals on two occasions, Wasim Bari is the other Pakistan wicket keeper to achieve such a feat. Wasim Bari effected eight dismissals {all caught} against England at Leeds in Jul 1971. Thus Kamran Akmal’s effort in this game provide the fifth occasion of Pakistan wicket keeper effecting eight or more dismissals in a test match.

Kamran Akmal becomes the 12th wicket keeper in the world to effect eighr or more dismissals on two or more occasions. The others are MV Boucher of South Africa {05}, AC Gilchrist of Australia {05}, RW Marsh of Australia {05}, IA Healey of Australia {04}, AR Stewart of England {03}, ATW Grout of Australia {02}, GAR Langley of Australia {02}, Rashid Latif of Pakistan {02}, DJ Richardson of South Africa {02}, RC Russell of England {02} and SAR Silva of South Africa {02}

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During the course of this match in which he effected eight dismissals, Kamran Akmal reached the mile stone of effecting 150 plus dismissals in tests and at the end of the test match he had an aggregate of 156 dismissals {136 caught and 20 dismissals}. He is the 20th wicket keeper in the annals of test cricket to effect 150 plus dismissals and the second Pakistan wicket keeper to achieve the feat. Wasim Bari is the other Pakistan wicket keeper who has achieved the feat with 228 dismissals {201 caught and 07 stumped} to his credit.

DPMD Jayawardene’s zero in the second innings of this test provides his eleventh zero of his test career. Other Sri Lankan batsman who have scored more zeroes than Jayawardene are – M Muralitharan {32}, MS Atapattu {22}, GP Wickramasinghe {17}, ST Jayasuiya {15}, AR Ranatunga {12} and WPUJC Vaas {12}.

Mohammad Aamer and Saeed Ajmal captured six and five wickets respectively in this test which was their debut test.

Mohammad Aamer’s match figures of 30.0-5-112-6 represent the best match figures by a Pakistan debutant against Sri Lanka. Other bowlers to have five or more wickets in match on test debut against Sri Lanka are – Saeed Ajmal {5 for 113 at Galle in Jul 2009 – this test} and Tahir Naqqash {5 for 117 at Karachi in Mar 1982.

Kamran Akmal is the seventh wicket keeper to effect eight dismissals in a test against Sri Lanka. Others are WK Lees of New Zealand {all caught} at Wellington in Mar 1983, IDS Smith of New Zealand {all caught| at Hamilton in Feb 1991, DJ Richardson of South Africa {all caught} at Col-SSC in Sep 1993, IA Healey of Australia {all caught} at Adelaide in Jan 1996, MV Boucher of South Africa {all caught} at Centurion in Nov 2002 and AC Gilchrist of Australia {all caught} at Darwin in Jul 2004. All the six wicket keepers who have effected eight dismissals against Sri Lanka have all catches, while Kamran Akmal is the only wicket keeper to include one stumping in his eight dismissals

DJ Richardson of South Africa and Kamran Akmal of Pakistan are the only two wicket keepers to effect eight dismissals against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. DJ Richardson’s feat came at Col-RPS, while Kamran Akmal performed the feat at Galle.

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan : First Test at Galle : Start date – 04.07.09 : Fourth day’s highlights

Pakistan which had smelt victory at the end of third day lost the test by 50 runs leaving the home team victorious at the stroke of the Lunch on the fourth day.

Paksitan’s lead of 50 runs in the first innings was the victory margin for Sri Lanka as they won the test by 50 runs !

Rangana Herath who was flown in by England spun Sri Lanka to victory by capturing four wickets for 15 runs in Pakistan’s second innings

Mohammad Yousuf’s first innings hundred – 112 was in a losing cause providing the 39th occasion of a Pakistan batsman’s test hundred going in vain.

This loss provides the eighth occasion of Pakistan losing a test when Mohammad Younus registered a hundred. West Indies {has lost 13 tests when BC Lara scored 14 hundreds} and India {has lost nine tests when SR Tendulkar has scored nine hundreds} are the other two countries which have lost more than eight or more tests when one of their batsman registered eight or more hundreds.

This loss provides the 90th loss for Pakistan in tests and eighth loss against Sri Lanka. Paksitan has lost a test for the second time against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka when it lost the test at Galle by 50 runs. The other occasion of Pakistan losing a test against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka was at Col-SSC in Mar 1986, when it went down by eight wickets.

Pakistan’s 117 in second innings represent its lowest completed innings total against Sri Lanka. The previous lowest completed innings total was its 132 in the first innings at Col-SSC in Mar 1986.

Pakistan’s 117 all out in this test represent the 25th occasion of Pakistan being all out for a total less than 120 in a test innings. It also represent the fourth occasion of Pakistan being all out for a total less than 120 runs in the fourth innings of a test match.

Misba-ul-Huq’s run out in the second innings of this test provide the 198th instance of a Pakistan batsman dismissed run out in a test innings. He was run out for the second occasion in his test career. The first occasion was in the first innings at Delhi against India in Nov 2007.

Misbah-ul-Huq’s run out in the second innings of this test provide the 27th occasion of a Pakistan batsman dismissed run out in a test innings against Sri Lanka.

Kamran Akmals’ feat of eight dismissals in this test was in a losing cause providing the ninth occasion of wicket keeper’s feat of eight or more dismissal going in vain. Kamran Akmal and Wasim Bari are the two Pakistan wicket keepers to witness their feat of eight dismissals in test going in vain. Wasim Bari’s eight dismissals against England at Leeds in Jul 1971 had not ensured a Pakistan win. The complete list of wicket keepers who have effected eight dismissals in a test which have gone in vain are as per the following table – DA Murray – 9 {9 ct plus 0 st} – Win Vs Aus at Melbourne in Dec 1981, RD Jacobs – 9 {8 ct plus 1 st} – Win Vs Aus at Melbourne in Dec 2000, HB Taber – 8 {7 ct plus 1 st} – Aus Vs SAF at Johannesburg in Dec 1966 Wasim Bari – 8 {8 ct plus 0 st} – Pak Vs Eng at Leeds in Jul 1971, IA Healy – 8 {6 ct plus 2 st} – Aus Vs Win at Adelaide in Jan 1993, NR Mongia 8 {8 ct plus 0 st} – Ind Vs SAF at Durban in Dec 1996, AJ Stewart – 8 {8 ct plus 0 st} – Eng Vs Aus at Manchester in Jul 1997, NR Mongia – 8 {8 ct plus 0 st} – Ind Vs Pak at Kolkata in Feb 1999, Kamran Akmal – 8 {7 ct plus 1 st} – Pak Vs Srl at Galle in Jul 2009

This test witnessed three Pakistan batsmen dismissed run out – Mohammad Yousuf, Kamran Akmal in the first innings and Misbah-ul-Hug in the second innings providing the third occasion of three Pakistan batsmen run out in a test against Sri Lanka. The other tests in which three Pakistan batsmen were run out against Sri Lanka are – Lahore test in Mar 1999 {Wajahatullah Wasti in the first innings, Saeed Anwar and Moin Khan in the second innings} and Faisalabad test in Oct 2004 {Shoaib Malik in the first, Danish Kaneria and Mohammad Sami in the second}.

DPMD Jayawardene with two catches in this test now has an aggregate of 24 catches which is a record for a Sri Lankan fieldsman against Pakistan and also a series record for most catches in Sri Lanka-Pakistan test series.

DPMD Jayawardene with two catches in this test now has an aggregate of 145 catches against various oppositions.

Pakistan lost the test after it had inserted the opposition providing the 14th occasion of Pakistan losing the test after it had won the toss and opted to field first. These 14 occasions include the forfeited test against England at The Oval in Aug 2006.

HMRKB Herath’s four for 15 in the second innings of this test provides the 19th occasion of a Sri Lankan bowler capturing four or more wickets in its win against Pakistan. This is Herath’s second four wicket haul in Sri Lanka’s win against Pakistan. The other occasion was his 4 for 64 in the second innings at Faisalabad in Oct 2004.

HMRKB Herath became the fourth Sri Lankan bowler to capture four or more wickets in an innings in its against Pakistan on two or more occasions. The others are M Muralitharan {08}, WPUJC Vaas {03} and GP Wickramasinghe {02}.

HMRKB Herath’s four for 15 in the second innings remain the best bowling figures amongst the Sri Lankan bowlers who have captured exact four wickets in Sri Lanka’s win against Pakistan.

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