ICC CT 2009 : New Zealand prevail over England and enter Semi final from Group B

Match No 10 : Group B : New Zealand vs England at Johannesburg on 29.09.09 : New Zealand won by four wickets

England’s all out for 146 in this game provides the 25th occasion of a team being dismissed all out for a score less than 150 in the tournament. England has been all out for the second time for a total less than 150 in the tournament, the first occasion beings its 125 all out against India at Jaipur on 15.10.06

England has been dismissed all out on five occasions in the tournament including the one in this game. All these five occasions are when they batted first in the game.

England’s 146 all out in this game provide the 53rd occasion of a team being all out in the tournament and it also represents the 29th such occasion while batting first in the tournament.

England’s 146 all out in this game provide the eighth occasion of a team being all out against New Zealand in the tournament. Of these eight occasions, two of them are when a team has batted first and six of them are when a team has batted second. Apart England’s all out for 146 in this game, Pakistan’s 252 at Nairobi on 11.10.00 represent the other occasion of a team all out while batting first against New Zealand in the tournament.

AJ Strauss was dismissed for zero in this game, providing the 13th occasion of a captain scoring duck in the tournament. AJ Strauss is the second England captain to score a duck in the tournament, the first being A Flintoff {vs India at Jaipur on 15.10.06}

GD Elliott {4 for 31} and SJC Broad {4 for 39} captured four wickets for New Zealand and England respectively in this game providing the sixth occasion of rival bowlers capturing four or more wickets in the tournament.

GD Elliott {4 for 31} and SJC Broad {4 for 39} captured four wickets for New Zealand and England respectively in this game providing the 122nd occasion of rival bowlers capturing four or more wickets in the history of one day games.

D Elliott {4 for 31} and SJC Broad {4 for 39} captured four wickets for New Zealand and England respectively in this game providing the 32nd and 33rd occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the tournament.

GD Elliott with his 4 for 31 in this game became the sixth New Zealand bowler to capture four or more wickets in the tournament. The performances of six bowlers are listed below.

No Bowlers W R Opp Ground Date
1 Wiseman 4 45 Zim Nairobi 09.10.00
2 O’Connor 5 46 Pak Nairobi 11.10.00
3 Bond 4 21 Ban ColSSC 23.09.02
4 Oram 5 36 USA Oval 10.09.04
5 Mills 4 38 Aus Mohali 01.11.06
6 Elliott 4 31 Eng Jo’burg 29.09.09

SJC Broad with his 4 for 39 in this game became the second England bowler to capture four or more wickets in the tournament after RC Irani {4 for 37 against Zimbabwe at Col-RPS on 18.09.02}

SJC Broad’s 4 for 39 in this game was in a losing cause providing the ninth occasion of a bowler’s four wickets going in vain in the tournament. All the nine occasions are listed below

No Bowlers W R Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1 A Mahmood 4 65 Pak Vs NZl Nairobi 11.10.00
2 Dillon 4 60 Win Vs RSA Col-SSC 13.09.02
3 Hondo 4 62 Zim Vs Ind Col-RPS 14.09.02
4 Hondo 4 45 Zim Vs Eng Col-RPS 18.09.02
5 Malinga 4 53 Srl Vs RSA Ahmedabad 24.10.06
6 Mills 4 38 NZl Vs Aus Mohali 01.11.06
7 Tonge 4 25 Win Vs Pak Jo’burg 23.09.09
8 Nehra 4 55 Ind V Pak Centurion 26.09.09
9 Broad 4 39 Eng Vs NZl Jo’burg 29.09.09

SJC Broad became the first England bowler to witness his four wickets {4 for 39 in this game} to go in vain.

BB McCullum of New Zealand effected four dismissals behind the wicket {all caught} providing the ninth occasion of a wicket keeper effecting four or more dismissals behind the wicket in the tournament. BB McCullum became the first New Zealand wicket keeper to effect four dismissals in the tournament

LRPL Taylor pouched three catches in this game and his effort represent the ninth occasion of a fieldsman pouching three catches in the tournament. LRPL Taylor became the first New Zealand fielder to achieve the distinction.

MJ Guptill’s 53 in this game represent the 134th half century by a batsman in the tournament. It also represents 18th occasion of a New Zealand batsman registering a half century in the tournament

MJ Guptill’s 53 in this game represent the 12th half century by a batsman in the tournament against England and the first half century by a New Zealand batsman against England in the tournament.

MJ Guptill’s 53 in this game represent the 45th half century by an opening batsman in the tournament. It also represents fourth occasion of a New Zealand opening batsman registering a half century in the tournament. The other three occasions are – SP Fleming {89 vs South Africa at Mum-BS on 16.10.06}, SP Fleming {80 vs Pakistan at Mohali on 25.10.06} and JD Ryder {74 vs Sri Lanka at Jo’burg on 27.09.09}

MJ Guptill’s 53 in this game represent the third half century by an opening batsman against England in the tournament. The other two batsmen are – DJ Cullinan of South Africa {69 at Dhaka on 25.10.98} and Javed Omar of Bangladesh {63* at Nairobi on 05.10.00}

SJC Broad’s 4 for 39 in this game represents the fifth occasion of his capturing four or more wickets in one day games, while GD Elliott’s 4 for 31 represents his first four wicket haul in one day games. SJ Broad’s 4 for 39 represent his first four wicket haul against New Zealand in one day games. His previous best bowling figures against New Zealand was 3 for 26 at Wellington on 09.02.08

New Zealand’s victory in this game represents the 35th win in 70 encounters against England. It has lost 29 games, two games have ended in a tie, while four games are no result games.

Interesting facts and figures of Irani Trophy

Crickick.com brings it to its viewers some interesting snippets of Irani Trophy. Many cricket enthusiasts does not know that in the first ever Irani Trophy match played between Bombay and Rest of India at Delhi in 1959-60, Bombay had eleven cricketers while Rest of India had twelve cricketers. Lala Amaranath who led Rest of India bowled in Bombay’s innings, while Prem Bhatia batted in Rest of India’s innings !

SNIPPETS OF IRANI TROPHY : MANY FIRSTS IN INAGURAL FIXTURE OF IRANI TROPHY MATCH 1959-60

The first ever Irani Cup was played in 1959-60 between Bombay and Rest of India at Feroz Shah Kotla Grounds, New Delhi

Rival captains were Polly Umrigar for Bombay and Lala Amarnath for Rest of India. NS Tamhane for Bombay and BK Kunderan for Rest of India were the rival wicket keepers. KD Saxena and S Bhattacharya were the two umpires who officiated this game

This game consisted of 12 cricketers from Rest of India and 11 from Bombay and still regarded as the First Class match

When Bombay batted in the first innings, Skipper Lala of Amarnath of Rest of India opened the bowling to return with figures of 11.0-4-27-1 [that of SG Adhikari whom he had leg before wicket} and when Rest of India, in its first innings, Prem Bhatia batted in place of Lala Amaranath.

I asked Polly Umrigar whom I met at Bombay, and enquired about this instance, he said “ Lala could do any thing and get away with whatever he did”. Lala Amaranath was then a force to reckon with, in the administrative matters relating to the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

The first toss of the Irani Trophy game was won by PR Umrigar of Bombay. ML Apte was the first batsman to face the first ever ball bowled in Irani Trophy game by Lala Amarnath. SG Adhikari of Bombay was the first batsman to be dismissed – dismissed leg before wicket to Lala Amarnath – in Irani Trophy match. Lala Amarnath of Rest of India was the first bowler to take a wicket in Irani Trophy – that of SG Adhikari – whom he had leg before for zero. Lala Amarnath of Rest of India earned the distinction of becoming the first captain in Irani Trophy match to get a wicket

Polly Umrigar became the first centurion in Irani Trophy when he made 102 in this game. He also earned the distinction of becoming the first captain to register a hundred in Irani Trophy match.

ML Apte became the first batsman to register a ninety in Irani Trophy match. He was dismissed for 98 in this game.

Coupled with yet another fifty in the second innings – 70 – ML Apte became the first batsman to register twin fifties in Irani Trophy.

The first ever three figure partnership was registered in Irani Trophy was the fourth wicket partnership of 187 runs between ML Apte and PR Umrigar in this game.

JM Patel of Rest of India earned the distinction of becoming the first bowler to capture five or more wickets in Irani Trophy match. He retuned with figures of 23.0-3-98-5 in the first innings by capturing the wickets of ML Apte (caught Kunderan for 98}, PR Umrigar {caught Jaisimha for 102}, HD Amroliwala {caught Surti for zero}, SJ Diwadkar {leg before wicket for zero} and GS Ramchand {caught Contractor for 82}.

ND Contractor {108} and ML Jaisimha {105} of Rest of India provide the first instance of two batsmen from the team registering hundreds in Irani Trophy game. They scored hundreds in the first ever fixture of Irani Trophy game in 1959-60.

HD Amroliwala of Bombay became the first bowler to capture six wickets in Irani Trophy match when he returned with figures of 9.1-1-44-6.

JM Patel {5 for 98} and HD Amroliwala {6 for 44} in this match provide the first instance of two rival bowlers capturing five or more wickets in Irani Trophy match.

While Bombay batted in the second innings, HD Amroliwala shone with the willow too by scoring 77 not out. His performance of 6 for 44 with the leather and 76 not out with the willow, makes him the first all rounder to register a fifty and capture five plus wickets in Irani Trophy match.

Prem Bhatia who fielded for Rest of India in Bombay’s second innings, is credited with a catch as a substitute fieldsman. He caught SG Adhikari of the bowling of Rusi Surti for 23.

Prem Bhatia scored an exact half century – 50 – in Rest of India’s second innings – which gave him, perhaps first class cricket’s unique distinction – substitute’s first ever fifty.

RB Kenny of Bombay became the first victim of a wicket keeper in Irani Trophy game, when he was caught by BK Kunderan of Sohoni for four.

HD Amroliwala with his zero and 76 not out in this game became the first batsman to register zero and a fifty in Irani Trophy.

SNIPPETS FROM OTHER GAMES

There were no matches of Irani Trophy in 1960-61 and 1961-62 seasons.

Amroliwala was a useful wicket keeper too. He kept the wickets for Bombay in the second innings and effected three dismissals – two caught and one stumping in 1962-63 fixture.

Pankaj Roy {132} and PR Umrigar {124 not out} with their centuries in 1962-63 fixture provide the first instance of rival skippers registering hundreds in Irani Trophy match.

PR Umrigar of Bombay earned the distinction of registering consecutive hundreds in Irani Trophy games. He registered 102 in the first ever fixture in 1959-60 and followed it up with 124 not out in 1962-63. He is also the first captain in Irani Trophy to register two consecutive hundreds.

1962-63 fixture witnessed Bombay’s first five batsmen registering fifties – the only such instance in Irani Trophy matches played to date. FM Engineer {72}, SG Adhikari {173}, VJ Paranjpe [66}, RG Nadkarni {91} and skipper PR Umrigar {124 not out} were the first five batsmen to register fifties.

Baloo Gupte of Bombay became the first bowler to concede 100 plus runs in Irani Trophy. He returned with figures of 56.0-6-169-4 in 1962-63 fixture. He also became the first bowler to bowl fifty plus overs in Irani Trophy.

PR Umrigar of Bombay became the first bowler to concede 100 plus runs with no wickets. He returned with figures of 40.0-12-107-0 in 1962-63 fixture. PR Umrigar also holds the distinction of bowling ten or more maiden overs in Irani Trophy

Bhagawat Chandrashekhar became the first bowler to capture ten or more wickets in Irani Trophy. He returned with match figures of 10 for 97 {3 for 56 and 7 for 41} in 1962-63 fixture. His seven in the second innings makes him the first bowler in Irani Trophy to capture seven wickets in an innings.

Baloo Gupte became the second bowler to capture ten or more wickets in Irani Trophy. He returned with figures of 11 for 57 {5 for 11 and 8 for 46} in 1962-63 fixture. His eight in the second innings makes him the first bowler in Irani Trophy to capture eight wickets in an innings

Bhagawat Chandrashekar {10 for 97} and Baloo Gupte {11 for 57} with their ten plus wickets in 1962-63 fixture provide the first instance of rival bowlers capturing ten plus wickets in the same game in Irani Trophy

Bhagawant Chandrashekhar became the first bowler to witness a ten plus haul by a bowler going in vain – his 10 for 97 in 1962-63 fixture could not win the match for Rest of India.

Bowler’s performance of five wickets in an innings and six wickets in an innings have been witnessed in the same match while the performances of seven wickets in an innings and eight wickets in an innings was also witnessed in the same match

5WI 5 98 JM Patel ROI Vs Bom Delhi 1959
6WI 6 44 Amroliwala Bom Vs ROI Delhi 1959
7WI 7 41 Chandra ROI Vs Bom Ananthpur 1963
8WI 8 48 BP Gupte Bom Vs ROI Ananthpur 1963

Rest of India’s 83 all out in the first innings of 1963-64 provides the first instance of a team dismissed for a total below 100 runs in Irani Trophy.

Bombay’s 99 in the second innings of 1966-67 fixture at Calcutta provides the first instance of Bombay dismissed for a total below 100 in Irani Trophy. It is the second instance of a team dismissed for a total below 100 in Irani Trophy.

1968-69 fixture at Bombay – Brabourne Stadium, can be termed as Eknath Solkar’s Irani Trophy match. He gave a superb exhibition in all the three departments of the game – batting, bowling and fielding. With the willow he made a half century in the second innings – 4 and 50. With the leather he picked up nine wickets to return with the match figures of 9 for 134 {4 for 62 and 5 for 72}. He pouched seven catches in the match – five in the first and two in the second. His seven catches in a match was the then record for an Indian fieldsman. It’s a pity to note that despite such an all round performance by Solkar, his team Bombay lost the match on first innings lead to Rest of India.

Budhi Kunderan of Rest of India, became the first wicket keeper to effect five dismissals in an innings in Irani Trophy, when he caught three batsmen and stumped three batsmen in Bombay’s second innings of 1969-70 fixture played at Poona.

70 and 195 by Ramanath Parkar and 65 and 121 by Dilip Sardesai in 1972-73 fixture for Bombay, at Pune, provide the first instance of two batsmen registering fifty and hundred in Irani Trophy.

GR Viswanath of Karnataka became the first batsman to register a double hundred in Irani Trophy. He made 52 and 200 not out in 1974-75 fixtureat Pune. His 52 and 200 not out remains the only instance of a batman registering a fifty and a doube hundred in Irani Trophy.

SM Gavaskar of Bombay carried the bat through a completed innings when he remained not out on 156 in Bombay’s total of 307 at Pune in 1974-75. SM Gavaskar became the first batsman to carry the bat through a completed innings in Irani Trophy.

SMH Kirmani’s 99 for Karnataka in 1974-75 fixture at Pune makes him the first batsman to be dismissed for 99 in Irani Trophy

Gavaskar and Bishen Singh Bedi of Rest of India added 109 runs for the ninth wicket in 1974-75 fixture against Karnataka at Pune, providing the first instance of a three figure partnership for the ninth wicket in Irani Trophy.

Parthasarathy Sharma’s 206 for Rest of India at Delhi in 1976-77 fixture earned him the distinction of becoming the first captain to register a double hundred. He became the second batsman to register a double hundred in Irani Trophy

Yashpal Sharma became the second batman to be dismissed on 99 in Irani Trophy. He made 99 for Rest of India against Karnataka at Bangalore in 1978-79. The first batsman who was dismissed for 99 in Irani Trophy was Karnataka’s SMH Kirmani in 1974-75

The year 1980 witnessed the two fixtures of Irani Trophy. The 1979-80 fixture slated to be played between Delhi and Rest of India at Jullunder in February 1980 {2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th} was washed out completely due to rain. 1980-81 fixture between Delhi and Rest of India was played at Delhi in October 1980 {23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th}. 1979-80 fixture was played at the end of the season due to International commitments, while the 1980-81 fixture was played prior to the start of the season

Surinder Amarnath became the third batsman in Irani Trophy to register a double hundred after GR Viswanath and Parthasarathy Sharma. Surinder Amarnath scored 235 not out for Delhi at Delhi in 1980-81.

1981-82 fixture at Indore witnessed a bowler capturing nine wickets in an innings in Irani Cup – Ravi Shastri of Bombay returned with figures of 45.0-8-101-9. Ravi Shastri is credited with the distinction of becoming the first bowler to capture nine wickets in Irani Trophy. This match also witnessed the first instance of two bowler capturing ten wickets in an innings – Ghavri {1 for 51} and Ravi Shastri {9 for 101}

Ravi Shastri is the only all rounder in Irani Trophy to register a half century and capture ten plus wickets in a match. He scored 80 and 4 not out and captured 11 for 146 {9 for 101 and 2 for 45} for Bombay at Indore in 1981-82

1982-83 fixture at Delhi witnessed a fantastic run chase in the fourth innings to win a game – the first of its kind in Indian domestic first class game. Set a target to chase 421 runs in 226 minutes and 20 mandatory overs, Rest of India won the game by five wickets with four balls to spare. The victory was possible due to some enthralling, breath taking knocks from the blades of Krish Srikkanth {110}, Arunlal {81} and Ashok Malhotra {116 not out}. The batting resembled a typical one day chase.

1983-84 fixture at Rajkot witnessed two bowlers sharing wickets equally in an innings – the first and the only instance ever witnessed in Irani Trophy so far. Left arm spinners of Karnataka – Raghuram Bhat and B Vijayakrishna shared the wickets equally by capturing five wickets each. Bhat had figures of 30.4-10-65-5, while B Vijayakrishna’s figures read 29.3-10-63-5.

GR Viswanath remains the only batsman to aggregate 1000 runs in Irani Trophy. He has an aggregate of 1001 runs from nine matches, 15 innings, two not outs, and his highest score being 200 not out. He has scored four centuries and five half centuries.

GR Viswanath is the first batsman to register four hundreds in Irani Trophy. The other batsman who has scored four hundreds in Irani Trophy is DB Vengsarkar.

Chandrakanth Pandit of Bombay became the first wicket keeper batsman to register a hundred in Irani Trophy when he made 123 in 1985-86 fixture at Nagpur

Chandrakant Pandit and Raju Kulkarni added 135 runs for the ninth wicket in 1985-86 fixture at Nagpur. This stand remains the best for the ninth wicket in Irani Trophy and also the second three figure partnership for the ninth wicket.

KP Bhaskar {some times referred to as Bhaskar Pillai} became the first batsman in Irani Trophy to register a zero and a hundred. He scored zero and 105 not out representing Rest of India against Bombay in 1985-86 at Nagpur

VB Chandrashekhar became the second batsman to register a zero and hundred in Irani Trophy. He made zero and 119 representing Tamilnadu against Rest of India at Chennai in 1988-89.

KP Bhaskar and VB Chandrashekhar are the only two batsmen to register zero and hundred in Irani Trophy match

Gopal Sharma of Rest of India became the first bowler in Irani Trophy to capture five or more wickets in each innings. He took 6 for 69 and 6 for 133 representing Rest of India against Tamilnadu at Chennai in 1988-89

Rest of India’s 737 for seven declared against Bengal in 1990-91 fixture at Bangalore remains the highest team total in Irani Cup.

Ravi Shastri {217} and PK Amre {246} registered double hundreds in this game representing Rest of India against Bengal at Bangalore in 1990-91. . This provides the only instance of two batsmen registering double hundreds in Irani Trophy.

Ravi Shastri with his 217 became the second captain to register a double hundred in Irani Trophy. His 217 remains the highest individual innings by a captain in Irani Trophy. PK Amre’s 246 remain the highest individual innings by a batsman in Irani Trophy.

In the match between Haryana and Rest of India at Faridabad in 1991-92, Rest of India innings in this game contained three centurions – WV Raman {149}, VG Kambli {116} and PK Amre {120} providing the first instance of three centurions in an innings in Irani Trophy.

Anil Kumble registered the best match figures in Irani Trophy in 1992-93. Representing Rest of India against Delhi. he returned with match figures of 13 for 138 {7 for 64 and 6 for 74} obliterating the previous best of 12 for 202 by Gopal Sharma of Rest of India against Tamilnadu at Chennai in 1988-89.

Anil Kumble became the second bowler in Irani Trophy to capture five or plus wickets in each innings. He captured 7 for 64 and 6 for 74 representing Rest of India against Delhi at Delhi in 1982-83

Z Bharucha became the second batsman to carry the bat through the completed innings in Irani Trophy. He scored 164 not out in Bombay’s total of 424 at Bombay-WS in 1994-95. The first batsman to carry the bat through a completed innings was SM Gavaskar. Z Bharucha and SM Gavaskar are the only two batsmen to have carried the bat through a complete innings in Irani Trophy.

J Arunkumar and R Vijay Bharadwaj scored 93 each against Rest of India representing Karnataka at Bangalore in 1996-97 providing the second instance of two batsmen from the same team registering individual nineties in Irani Trophy. The first such instance was witnessed when Raman Lamba and Gurusharan Singh of Delhi registered 93 and 94 respectively at Delhi in 1982-83. These are the only two instances in Irani Trophy when two batsmen from the same team registered nineties.

Dodda Ganesh remains the only fast bowler to capture five or more wickets in both innings in Irani Trophy. He became the third bowler to capture five or more wickets in both innings. He took 6 for 84 and 5 for 89 representing Karnataka against Rest of India at Bangalore in 1996-97. Other two bowlers are Gopal Sharma and Anil Kumble.

Anil Kumble’s 11 for 173 for Rest of India and SV Bahutule’s 13 for 168 for Mumbai at Mumbai-BS in 1997-98 provides the second instance of rival bowlers capturing ten or more wickets in the same match.

Anil Kumble remains the only bowler in Irani Trophy to capture ten or more wickets in Irani Trophy on two occasions. He had figures of 13 for 138 against Delhi in 1992-93 and 11 for 173 against Mumbai in 1997-98. On both the occasions, he was representing Rest of India

SV Bahutule became the fourth bowler in Irani Trophy to capture five wickets in both innings of a match. He took 5 for 97 and 8 for 71 representing Mumbai against Rest of India at Mumbai-BS in 1997-98. The other three bowlers are Gopal Sharma, Anil Kumble and Dodda Ganesh.

Murali Kartik became the second bowler after Ravi Shastri to capture nine wickets in an innings in Irani Trophy. He took 9 for 70 representing Rest of India against Mumbai at Mumbai-WS in 2000-01. His 9 for 70 remains the best bowling effort in an innings in Irani Trophy

In the Irani Trophy matches played so far. there are eleven teams who have played against Rest of India by virtue of their winning the Ranji Trophy previous season. The teams are – Mumbai, Karnataka, Delhi, Hyderabad, Tamilnadu, Bengal, Haryana, Punjab, Baroda, Railways and Uttar Pradesh

PA Patel holds the record for the highest individual innings by a wicket keeper batsman with his 179 against Mumbai at Rajkot in 2007-08. He was representing Rest of India in this game.

Indian Domestic season starts with Irani Trophy at Nagpur from October, 01, 2009

The Indian domestic season will start from October, 01, 2009 with the annual affair – Irani Cup between Ranji Trophy Champions and Rest of India at Nagpur.

Mumbai team is led by Wasim Jaffer while Virender Sehwag is captaining Rest of India. The following list shows the team members of both the teams

No Mumbai No Rest of India
1 Wasim Jaffer (captain) 1 Virender Sehwag (captain)
2 Ajit Agarkar 2 M Vijay
3 Sahil Kukreja 3 Virat Kohli
4 Ajinkya Rahane 4 S Badrinath
5 Rohit Sharma 5 Manoj Tiwary
6 Prashant Naik 6 Ravindra Jadeja
7 Vinayak Samant 7 Irfan Pathan
8 Ramesh Powar 8 Wriddhiman Saha (wk)
9 Iqbal Abdulla 9 S Sreesanth
10 Dhawal Kulkarni 10 Munaf Patel
11 Rahil Shaikh 11 Pragyan Ojha
12 Murtuza Hussain 12 Kedar Jadhav
13 Sushant Marathe 13 Abhinav Mukund
14 Saurabh Netravalkar 14 Uday Kaul
15 OJ Khanvilkar 15 Sudeep Tyagi.

ICC CT 2009 : What India need to do to go through

We reproduce the article published in cricinfo.com by S Rajesh, Stats Editor, for the benefit of our viewers with permission from the author

A look at the margin of the results of the last two Group A games needed for India to sneak into the semi-finals

The washout in Centurion means India and Australia will battle it out for one semi-final slot in Group A, with Pakistan already through. If Australia beat Pakistan on Wednesday, they’ll obviously go through as toppers in their group, while Pakistan will take the second slot. It’ll get more complicated, though, if Australia lose to Pakistan and India beat West Indies. Then, the margins of the wins will decide which team joins Pakistan in the last four.

The vital question is the margins of victories. Currently, the difference between the net run-rates of Australia and India appear vast: +1.00 for Australia, -1.08 for India. The good thing from India’s point of view, though, is that those numbers have come about on the basis of one match only – the stats from no-result matches are excluded in the calculation of net run rates. Thus, Australia’s positive net run-rate is because they’ve scored 50 more runs than they’ve conceded (in the win against West Indies), while India have conceded 54 more runs than they’ve scored (in the defeat against Pakistan).

For India to pip Australia, they need to ensure that they redress that balance; in other words, they need to make up for that combined difference of 104 runs. If, for example, Australia lose by 50 runs and India win by 54, the net run-rates of both teams will be exactly zero (in which case the tie-breaker will be balls per wicket for each team in completed matches). If the margin of either result is one run more, Australia’s NRR will slip below India’s.

That difference of 104 can be made up in any combination – if Australia lose by 20, India will need to win their game by 85 runs (assuming Australia chase and India bat first). If Australia lose by 104, a one-run win will suffice for India.

The logic is similar if Australia bat first and if India chase, though it’ll be much tougher for India to overcome the NRR deficit: if Australia and West Indies both score 250 batting first, Pakistan and India will both need to chase the runs in about 40 overs for India’s NRR to sneak ahead of Australia’s.

It’s a tall order for India, whose only advantage is that theirs is a day-night game on Wednesday, which means they’ll know exactly what they need to do halfway into their match.

ICC CT 2009 : India and Australia split points in a no result game

Match Number 09 : India vs Australia at Centurion on 28.09.09 : Match abandoned due to rain

This game was abandoned due to rain providing the 101st occasion of no result game in the tournament. With this no result game, Australia, India and West Indies have 14 no result games. New Zealand has record no result games {15} in the history of One day games.

As far as Australia and India encounters are concerned, this game provides the eighth no result game

This game was abandoned due to rain providing the third occasion of no result game in the tournament. The other two occasions are – Sri Lanka vs India at Col-RPS on 29.09.02 and Sri Lanka vs India at Col-RPS on 30.09.02.

It is interesting to note that all the three no result games in the tournament involve India as one of the opposing teams.

Austalian innings contained three fifties {TD Paine -56, RT Ponting – 65 and MEK Hussey – 67} providing the ninth occasion of three batsmen scoring fifties in a team’s innings in the tournament. As far as England is concerned this is the third such occasion – the other two instances were – against Australia at Birmingham on 21.09.04 and against West Indies at Ahmedabad on 28.10.06.

No Team Fif Opp Venue Date
1 RSA 3 Eng Dhaka 25.10.98
2 RSA 3 Ken Col-RPS 20.09.02
3 NZl 3 USA The Oval 10.09.04
4 Eng 3 Aus Birmingham 21.09.04
5 Eng 3 Win Ahmedabad 28.10.06
6 Aus 3 Ind Mohali 29.10.06
7 Srl 3 RSA Centurion 22.09.09
8 Eng 3 RSA Centurion 27.09.09
9 Aus 3 Ind Centurion 28.09.09

TD Paine’s 56 in this game provide the 18th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman registering a fifty in the tournament. His knock provides the third occasion of Australian wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the tournament. The other two fifties are by AC Gilchrist {54 vs Bangladesh at Col-SSC on 19.09.02 and 92 vs West Indies at Mumbai {BS} on 18.10.06.

RT Ponting becomes first captain to be dismissed run out with a fifty in the tournament. He was run out in this game after scoring 65. He is the seventh captain to be dismissed run out.

RT Ponting dismissal run out after scoring 65 provides the 18th occasion of a batsman run out after scoring a fifty in the tournament. He is the second Australian batsman after AC Gilchrist {92 vs West Indies at Mumbai-BS on 18.10.06} to be dismissed run out with a fifty in the tournament.

RT Ponting’s 65 in this game was his 97th fifty in ODI games. His aggregate of 97 fifties puts him second in the list of batsmen who have scored 90 plus fifties in the history of one day games. Only SR Tendulkar {135} is ahead of RT Ponting in terms of one day fifties. RT Ponting while registering his 97th fifty went past ST Jayasuriya {96 fifties} with whom he was on par prior to the start of this game. The following are the six batsmen have registered 90 plus fifties in one day games.

No Batsmen Team C F C+F
1 SR Tendulkar Ind 44 91 135
2 RT Ponting Aus/ICC 27 70 97
3 ST Jayasuriya Srl 28 68 96
4 R Dravid Asia/Ind 12 82 94
5 SC Ganguly Asia/Ind 22 72 94
6 Inzamam-ul-Haq Pak 10 83 93

MEK Hussey’s 67 in this game represent his 25th one day fifty. It was his 23rd one day half century.

ICC CT 2009 : Hosts out of the Championship as they lose to England

Match Number 08 : Group B : England vs South Africa at Centurion on 27.09.09 : England won by 22 runs

England’s 323 for 8 and South Africa’s 301 for 9 in this game provides 335th occasions of team registering 300 plus runs in the history of one day games.

England’s total of 323 for 8 in this game represent the 23rd occasion of England posting 300 plus runs in a one day game and represent the second such occasion against South Africa. The other occasion was its 304 for 8 at East London on 09.02.05. Thus England’s total of 323 for 8 in this game represent its highest team total against South Africa in one day games

South Africa’s total of 301 for 9 in this game represent the 35th occasion of South Africa posting 300 plus runs in one day games and represent the second such occasion against England. The other occasion was its 311 for 7 at East London on 09.02.05.

England’s 323 for 8 and South Africa’s 301 for 9 in this game provides eighth and ninth occasion of team registering 300 plus runs in the tournament.

England registered its first total of 300 plus runs in the tournament, Its previous best was

South Africa registered its second total of 300 plus runs when they scored 301 for 9 in this game in the tournament. Their first total was 316 for 5 against Kenya at Col-RPS on 20.09.02

As on date, South Africa and New Zealand are the only two teams which have registered 300 plus runs in the tournament on two occasions.

In this game both the teams scored 300 plus runs {England – 323 for 8 and South Africa – 301 for 9} providing the 47th occasions of both teams registering 300 plus runs in one day games. This instance is the first of its kind in ICC Knock out Championship Trophy games.

South Africa scored 301 for 9 while batting second in this game providing the 52nd occasion of a team scoring 300 plus runs while batting second in the history of one day internationals. It also provides the third such occasion for South Africa.

South Africa scored 301 for 8 while batting second which was in a losing cause providing the 21st such occasion in the history of one day internationals. It was the first such occasion for South Africa

OA Shah’s 98 in this game provide the 11th occasion of a batsman registering ninety in the tournament. He is the third England batsman to register ninety in the tournament after – N Hussain {95 vs Bangladesh at Nairobi on 05.10.00} and K Pietersen {90* vs West Indies at Ahmedabad on 28.10.06}.

England’s innings contained three fifties {OA Shah – 98, Collingwood – 82 and EJG Morgan – 68} providing the eighth occasion of three batsmen scoring fifties in a team’s innings in the tournament. As far as England is concerned this is the third such occasion – the other two instances were – against Australia at Birmingham on 21.09.04 and against West Indies at Ahmedabad on 28.10.06.

This game contained four fifties {{OA Shah – 98, Collingwood – 82, EJG Morgan – 68 and GC Smith -141} providing the 16th occasion of four or more batsmen registering fifties in a match in the tournament. This is the fifth such instance of four batsmen registering fifties in a match in the ongoing sixth edition. The other four occasions were witnessed in the following games – South Africa vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 22.09.09, Australia vs West Indies at Johannesburg on 26.09.09, India vs Pakistan at Centurion on 26.09.09, New Zealand vs Sri Lanka at Johannesburg on 27.09.09

EJG Morgan’s 67 in this game provide the 17th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman registering a fifty in the tournament. His knock provides the second occasion of England wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty in the tournament. The other wicket keeper batsman was AJ Stewart who had made 87 not out against Bangladesh at Nairobi on 05.10.00.

OA Shah and PD Collingwood added 163 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 51st occasion of a three figure partnership in the tournament. This partnership provides the sixth occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the tournament. This stand represent the second best stand by England batsmen in the tournament – the best being the 175 runs stand between N Hussain and AJ Stewert against Bangladesh at Nairobi on 05.10.00

OA Shah and PD Collingwood added 163 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the ninth occasion of a three figure partnership for the third wicket in the tournament. This stand represents the first three figure partnership by England batsmen for the third wicket in the tournament. England’s previous best third wicket partnership in the tournament was 73 runs between NV Knight and RC Irani against India at Col-RPS on 22.09.02.

OA Shah and PD Collingwood added 163 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 16th occasion of 150 plus runs partnership in the tournament. This stand also represents the fifth occasion of 150 plus runs for the third wicket in the tournament.

GC Smith’s 141 in this game represent the 34th occasion of a batsman registering a hundred in the tournament. His knock represents the fifth hundred by a South African batsman in the tournament. The five hundreds are listed below

No Batsmen Runs Opp Ground Date
1 JH Kallis 113* Srl Dhaka 30.10.98
2 HH Gibbs 116 Ken ColRPS 20.09.02
3 HH Gibbs 116* Ind ColRPS 25.09.02
4 HH Gibbs 101 Win Oval 18.09.04
5 GC Smith 141 Eng Centurion 27.09.09

GC Smith’s 141 in this game represent the highest individual scored by a South African batsman in the tournament. The previous best was 116 retd hurt by HH Gibbs against India at Col-RPS on 25.09.02

GC Smith’s 141 in this game was in a losing cause providing the eleventh occasion of a batsman’s hundred going in vain in the tournament. It is the third occasion of a South African batsman’s hundred going in vain in the tournament. The following table lists the three hundreds.

No Batsmen Runs Opp Ground Date
1 HH Gibbs 116* Ind ColRPS 25.09.02
2 HH Gibbs 101 Win Oval 18.09.04
3 GC Smith 141 Eng Centurion 27.09.09

GC Smith’s 141 in this game represent the 15th hundred at Centurion. As on date, GC Smith remains the only batsman to score two hundreds at Centurion which read thus

No Batsman Runs Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1 GC Smith 119* RSA Vs Aus Centurion 26.02.06
2 GC Smith 141 RSA Vs Eng Centurion 27.09.09

GC Smith’s 141 in this game was his eighth one day hundred and represent his highest one day score. His previous best was 134 not out against India on 25.11.05. His eight one day hundreds are furnished below.

No Runs Opp Ground Date
1 141 Eng Centurion 27.09.09
2 134* Ind Kolkata 25.11.05
3 119* Aus Centurion 26.02.06
4 117 Zim Durban 27.02.05
5 115* Eng East London 09.02.05
6 105 Eng P Elizabeth 04.02.05
7 103* Ban Chittagong 09.03.08
8 103 Win Kingston 07.05.05

ICC CT 2009 : New Zealand register a facile win over Sri Lanka

Match No 7 : Group B : New Zealand vs Sri Lanka at Johannseburg on 27.09.09 : New Zealand won by 38 runs

BB McCullum and JC Ryder added 125 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the 50th occasion of a three figure partnership in the tournament. This stand represents the 10th occasion of a first wicket three figure partnership in the tournament. It is also the first three figure stand for the opening wicket by New Zealand batsmen in the tournament.

BB McCullum and JC Ryder added 125 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the eighth occasion of a three figure partnership by New Zealand batsmen in the tournament. All the eight partnerships are listed wicket wise

No Partner-1 Partner-2 Wkt Runs Opp Ground Date
1 McCullum Ryder 1 125 Srl Jo’burg 27.09.09
2 Astle Twose 3 135 Pak Nairobi 11.10.00
3 Astle Styris 3 163 USA Oval 10.09.04
4 Fleming Parore 4 125 Zim Dhaka 24.10.98
5 Fleming Styris 4 108 Pak Mohali 25.10.06
6 Astle McMillan 5 136* USA Oval 10.09.04
7 Cairns Harris 6 122 Ind Nairobi 15.10.00
8 Oram Vettori 7 103 Aus Mohali 01.11.06

MJ Guptill scored 66 in this game which was his fifth one day fifty {01 hundred and four half centuries} while JD Ryder’s 74 represents his fourth one day fifty {01 hundred and three half centuries}.

JD Ryder’s 74 and MJ Guptill’s 66 in this game represent the 18th and 19th fifties by New Zealand batsmen in the tournament. It was the third fifty by New Zealand batsmen against Sri Lanka in the tournament. AC Parore who had made 54 at Dhaka on 26.10.08 is the other New Zealand batsman to register a fifty against Sri Lanka in the tournament.

JD Ryder’s 74 and MJ Guptill’s 66 in this game represent the sixth occasion of New Zealand batsmen registering two or more fifties in an innings in the tournament and also provide the first such instance against Sri Lanka.

New Zealand’s 315 for seven in this game represent the second occasion of New Zealand posting a total in excess of 300 runs in the tournament. The other occasion was 347 for 4 against USA at The Oval on 10.09.04.

New Zealand’s 315 for seven in this game represent the seventh occasion of a team posting a total in excess of 300 runs in the tournament. New Zealand became the second team in the tournament after Sri Lanka to post 300 plus runs on two occasions.

New Zealand’s 315 for seven in this game represent the 333rd occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs in the history of one day games. It also represents the 26th occasion of New Zealand posting 300 plus runs in one day games.

New Zealand’s 315 for seven in this game represent the 41st occasion of a team posting 300 plus runs against Sri Lanka in the history of one day games. It also represents the second occasion of New Zealand posting 300 plus runs in one day games against Sri Lanka. The other occasion being – 304 for 5 at Auckland on 20.03.83. Thus the total of 315 for 7 in this game represents New Zealand’s highest team total against Sri Lanka in one day games.

SL Malinga returned with figures of 10.0-0-85-1 in this game providing the 10th occasion of a Sri Lankan bowler conceding 80 plus runs in one day games.

SL Malinga becomes the first Sri Lankan bowler to concede 80 plus runs on two occasions in one day games. Apart from this game in which he leaked 85 runs, he had conceded 81 runs against India at Col-RPS on 14.09.09

SL Malinga returned with figures of 10.0-0-85-1 in this game which represents his most expensive figures in one day games in terms of runs conceded. His previous expensive figures were 10.0-0-81-1 against India at Col-RPS on 14.09.09.

SL Malinga returned with figures of 10.0-0-85-1 in this game which represent the 85th occasion of a bowler conceding 80 plus runs in the history of one day games.

SL Malinga becomes the ninth bowler in the history of one day games to concede 80 plus runs on two or more occasions. The other bowlers are – B Lee of Australia {03}, M Ntini of South Africa {03}, Abdur Razaak of Bangladesh {02}, PW Borren of Netherlands {02}, SJ Harmison of England {02}, MG Johnson of Australia {02}, Naved-ul-Hasan of Pakistan {02} and MA Suji of Kenya {02}.

KC Sangakkara took one catch in this game and took his aggregate of catches in the tournament to 24. He has now most catches in the tournament and went past AC Gilchrist who has 23 catches to his credit.

SE Bond conceded 82 runs in this game providing the 86th occasion of a bowler conceding 80 plus runs in the history of one day games. He becomes the eighth New Zealand bowler to concede 80 plus runs in one day games.

SE Bond’s figures read 9.0-0-82-0 in this game providing the fifth occasion of a New Zealand bowler conceding 80 plus and going wicket less in one day games. His figures also represent the 34th occasion of a bowler conceding 80 plus runs and going wicket less in the history of one day games. SE Bond became the first bowler to concede 80 plus runs going wicket less in the tournament.

SL Malinga and SE Bond conceded 85 and 82 runs respectively in this game providing the fourth occasion of rival bowlers conceding 80 plus runs in match. As far as ICC Trophy is concerned this is the first such instance or rival bowlers conceding 80 plus runs.

SL Malinga and SE Bond conceded 85 and 82 runs respectively in this game providing the third occasion of a bowler conceding 80 plus runs in the tournament. The other bowler to concede 80 plus runs in the tournament is T Payangara of Zimbabwe. He returned with figures of 10.0-0-86-1 against England at Birmingham on 10.09.04.

DPMD Jayawardene took two catches in this game and took his aggregate of catches to 13 in the tournament. At the end of this game, he has the record for most catches in the tournament. He went past SC Ganguly’s 12 catches which was the previous record in the tournament. At the end of this game, DPMD Jayawardene has 165 one day catches to his credit.

New Zealand registered its 35th win against Sri Lanka out of 70 encounters between them. Sri Lanka has won 31 games, three games ended in no result and one game was tied.

ICC CT 2009 : Team totals of 300 plus runs

Team totals of 300 plus runs galore in ICC Champions Trophy 2009

It is interesting to note that team totals of 300 plus runs were hard to come by in the earlier editions of ICC Champions Trophy. 1998 edition, 2002 edition, 2004 edition and 2006 edition of the trophy witnessed just one total each of 300 plus runs thus aggregating four team totals of 300 plus runs from all the five editions of the Trophy.

The ongoing edition of 2009 in South Africa has produced five team totals of 300 plus runs thus overhauling the total aggregate of four such totals from the earlier five editions.

The team totals of 300 plus in the tournament is furnished below. It is noted that Centurion has produced four totals {out of the five} of 300 plus runs in the ongoing edition of 2009

No Team Score Overs Inns Opp Ground Date
1 Ind 307/8 50.0 1 Aus Dhaka 28.10.98
2 RSA 316/5 50.0 1 Ken Col-RPS 20.09.02
3 NZl 347/4 50.0 1 USA The Oval 10.09.04
4 Srl 302/8 50.0 1 Ban Mohali 07.10.06
1 Srl 319/8 50.0 1 RSA Centurion 22.09.09
2 Pak 302/9 50.0 1 Ind Centurion 26.09.09
3 Eng 323/8 50.0 1 RSA Centurion 27.09.09
4 NZl 315/7 50.0 1 Srk Johannesburg 27.09.09
5 RSA 301/9 50.0 2 Eng Centurion 27.09.09

It is interesting to note that the both teams registered 300 plus runs in the game between England and South Africa at Centurion on 27.09.09, the first such occurrence in all the six editions of the tournament

No Team Score Overs Inns Opp Ground Date
1 Eng 323/8 50.0 1 RSA Centurion 27.09.09
2 RSA 301/9 50.0 2 Eng Centurion 27.09.09

ICC CT 2009 : Centurions at Centurion

GC Smith’s 141 at Centurion against England on 27.09.09 in the ongoing ICC Championship Trophy 2009 provide the 15th occasion of a batsman earning the distinction of becoming a “Centurion at Centurion”.

As on date, GC Smith remains the only batsman to score two hundreds at Centurion which read thus

No Batsman Runs Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1 GC Smith 119* RSA Vs Aus Centurion 26.02.06
2 GC Smith 141 RSA Vs Eng Centurion 27.09.09

WV Raman of India with his 114 against South Africa on 11.12.92 became the first Centurion at Centurion.

GC Smith’s 141 represent the fifth hundred by a South African batsman at Centurion. The five hundreds are furnished in the following tab;e

No Batsman Runs Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1 Callaghan 169* RSA Vs NZl Centurion 11.12.94
2 Kirsten 116 RSA Vs Eng Centurion 14.01.96
3 Boje 129 RSA Vs NZl Centurion 25.10.00
4 Smith 119* RSA Vs Aus Centurion 26.02.06
5 Smith 141 RSA Vs Eng Centurion 27.09.09

169 not out by South Africa’s DJ Callaghan against New Zealand on 11.12.94 remains the highest individual score by a batsman at Centurion, while GC Smith’s 141 remain the second best

The following table lists out the fifteen “Centurions at Centurion” in chronological order.

No Batsman Runs Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1 Raman 114 Ind Vs RSA Centurion 11.12.92
2 Callaghan 169* RSA Vs NZl Centurion 11.12.94
3 Parore 108 NZl Vs RSA Centurion 11.12.94
4 Kirsten 116 RSA Vs Eng Centurion 14.01.96
5 Bevan 103 Aus Vs RSA Centurion 10.04.97
6 Boje 129 RSA Vs NZl Centurion 25.10.00
7 Davison 111 Can Vs Win Centurion 23.02.03
8 S Anwar 101 Pak Vs Ind Centurion 01.03.03
9 Ponting 114 Aus Vs Srl Centurion 07.03.03
10 Pietersen 116 Eng Vs RSA Centurion 13.02.05
11 Smith 119* RSA Vs Aus Centurion 26.02.06
12 Porterfield 104* Ire Vs Can Centurion 19.04.09
13 Dilshan 106 Srl Vs RSA Centurion 22.09.09
14 S Malik 128 Pak Vs Ind Centurion 26.09.09
15 Smith 141 RSA Vs Eng Centurion 27.09.09

GC Smith’s 141 was in a losing cause and he became the fifth batsman to witness his hundred going in vain. The five hundreds are listed below

No Batsman Runs Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1 Parore 108 NZl Vs RSA Centurion 11.12.94
2 Davison 111 Can Vs Win Centurion 23.02.03
3 S Anwar 101 Pak Vs Ind Centurion 01.03.03
4 Pietersen 116 Eng Vs RSA Centurion 13.02.05
5 Smith 141 RSA Vs Eng Centurion 27.09.09

GC Smith’s 141 remains the highest individual score by a batsman in a losing cause at Centurion

ICC CT 2009 : India loses to Pakistan for the first time in ICC organised tournaments

Match Number 06: Group B : India vs Pakistan at Centurion on 26.09.09 : Pakistan won by 54 runs

Shoaib Malik and Mohd Yousuf added 206 runs for the fourth wicket providing the 1763rd occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the history of one day games. This partnership also provides the 200th occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting a three figure partnership in one day games. Pakistan became the third team to post 200 plus three figure partnerships in the history of one day games, the other two being Australia {283} and India {281}.

The 206 run partnership between Shoaib Malik and Mohd Yousuf for the fourth wicket in this game represents the record three figure partnership by Pakistan batsmen for the fourth wicket obliterating the previous best of 198 runs unfinished stand between Kamran Akmal and Misbah-ul-Haq against Australia at Abu Dhabhi on 03.05.09.

The stand provide the 13th occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting 200 plus runs partnership against various oppositions. This stand also represents the 69th occasion of a 200 runs partnership in the history of one day games.

This stand of 206 runs provides the 12th occasion of a 200 runs partnership posted by various oppositions against India. As far as Pakistan is concerned, this stand provides the fourth occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting a 200 runs partnership against India. The other three occasions read thus – 230 runs for the third wicket between Izaz Ahmed and Saeed Anwar at Dhaka on 18.01.98, 205 runs for the second wicket between Mohsin Khan and Zaheer Abbas at Multan on 17.12.92 and 205 runs for the second wicket Salman Butt and Younis Khan at Dhaka {SBNS} on 14.06.08.

This stand of 206 runs represents the ground record at Centurion in one day games. The previous best three figure partnership was 189 runs stand between SR Waugh and MG Bevan for the fourth wicket in the game between Australia and South Africa on 10.04.97. This stand also represents the eighth occasion of a 200 plus runs partnership on South African soil in one day games.

This stand of 206 runs stand provide the 49th occasion of a three figure stand in ICC Championship Trophy game and also provide the record partnership in the tournament. This is the first 200 plus runs stand witnessed in the six editions of the

tournament. The previous best was 192 runs stand for the first wicket between SC Ganguly and SR Tendulkar in the game between India and England at Col-SSC on 22.09.02 and 192 runs stand for the first wicket between CH Gayle and WW Hinds in the game between West Indies and Bangladesh at Southampton on 15.09.04.

Shoab Malik scored 128 runs in this game which provides the 33rd hundred in the tournament. His knock represents the third hundred by Pakistan batsman in the tournament. The other two hundreds are scored by Saeed Anwar – 105 not out against Sri Lanka at Nairobi on 08.10.00 and 104 against New Zealand at Nairobi on 11.10.00. Thus Shoaib Malik’s knock of 128 represent the highest individual innings by a Pakistan batsman in the tournament.

Shoaib Malik’s’ 128 represent the fourth hundred against India in the tournament. The other three are – 145 by A Flower of Zimbabwe at Col-RPS on 14.09.02, 116 retd hurt by HH Gibbs of South Africa at Col-RPS on 25.09.02 and 102 not out by CL Carins of New Zealand at Nairobi on 15.10.00

Shoaib Malik’s 128 represent the 147th occasion of a hundred scored by various oppositions against India in the history of one day games. His knock also represents the 35th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a one day hundred against India

Shoaib Malik’s 128 in this game represent his fourth hundred against India in one day games. The other three are – 143 at Col-RPS on 25.07.04, 108 at Lahore on 13.02.06 and 125 not out at Karachi on 26.06.08. Shoiab Malik with his four hundred becomes the fourth Pakistan batsman to register four or more hundreds against India. The others are – Salman Butt {05}, Inzamam-ul-Huq {04} and Saeed Anwar {04}.

Shoaib Malik completed 5000 one day runs when he was on 119 during his knock of 128 in this game. At the end of the game, he has an aggregate of 5009 runs. He became the 54th batsman to aggregate 5000 plus runs in one day games. He is the tenth Pakistan batsman to reach the milestone. Others are – Inzamam-ul-Huq {11701}, Mohd Yousuf {9239}, Saeed Anwar {8824}, Javed Miandad {7381}, Saleem Malik {7170}, Ijaz Ahmed {6564}, Rameez Raja {5841}, Shahid Afridi {5699} and Younis Khan {5643}

Umar Akmal and Mohammad Aamer of Pakistan and Ishant Sharma of India collected their first ball ducks in this game providing the 45th, 46th and 47th occasion of batsmen collecting the first ball ducks in the tournament.

Umar Akmal and Mohammad Aamer of Pakistan collected their first ball ducks in this game providing the fourth occasion of two batsmen from a team collecting the first ball ducks in the tournament.

Harbhajan Singh conceded 71 runs in this game providing the 397th occasion of a bowler conceding seventy plus runs in the history of one day games. It also represents the 52nd occasion of an Indian bowler conceding seventy plus runs in one day games.

Harbhajan Singh’s figures of 10.0-0-71-1 in this game represent his one day career’s most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs. His previous expensive bowling figures in terms of runs were 10.0-0-68-0 against West Indies at Jamshedpur on 06.11.02. His figures also represent the 20th occasion of an Indian bowler conceding seventy plus runs in a one day game against Pakistan.

Harbhajan Singh’s figures represent the tenth occasion of a bowler conceding seventy plus runs in the tournament and he is first Indian bowler to suffer such an ignominy. He remains the only bowler in the tournament to concede seventy plus runs against Pakistan.

A Nehra’s four for 55 in this game represent the 31st occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in the tournament. He is the third Indian bowler to achieve this distinction. The other two are – SR Tendulkar {9.1-0-38-4 vs Australia at Dhaka on 18.10.98} and Zaheer Khan {10.0-2-45-4 vs Zimbabwe at Col-RPS on 14.09.02}

A Nehra’s four for 55 in this game was in a losing cause providing the eighth occasion of a bowler’s four or more wickets going in vain in the tournament. A Nehra became the first Indian bowler to suffer such an ignominy.

On the global scenario, A Nehra’s four for 55 which went in vain represents the 246th occasion of a bowler’s four or more wickets going in vain. It also represents the 22nd occasion of Indian bowlers witnessing his four or more wickets going in vain.

A Nehra became the fifth Indian bowler to witness four wicket haul going in vain against Pakistan. The other four are – Maninder Singh {4 for 22 at Sharjah on 05.12.86}, RJ Shastri {4 for 38 at Kolkata on 18.02.87}, A Kumble {4 for 53 at Jaipur on 24.03.99} and J Srinath {4 for 49 at Brisbane on 10.01.00}

Pakistan’s 302 for 9 in this game represent the 332nd occasion of a team posting a total of 300 plus in the history of one day games. This total represents the 51st occasion of Pakistan posting a total of 300 plus in one day games.

Pakistan’s 302 for 9 in this game represent the 47th occasion of a team posting a total of 300 plus in the history of one day games against India. This total represents the 15th occasion of Pakistan posting a total of 300 plus in one day games against India.

Pakistan’s 302 for 9 in this game provide the sixth occasion of a team posting a total of 300 plus in ICC Championship Trophy games. The six occasions are listed as under

No Team Score Overs Opp Ground Date
1 Ind 307/8 50.0 RSA Dhaka 28.10.1998
2 RSA 316/5 50.0 Ken Col-RPS 20.09.2002
3 NZl 347/4 50.0 USA The Oval 10.09.2004
4 Srl 302/8 50.0 Ban Mohali 07.10.2006
5 Srl 319/8 50.0 RSA Centurion 22.09.2009
6 Pak 302/9 50.0 Ind Centurion 26.09.2009

Pakistan’s 302 for 9 in this game represent its highest team total in the tournament. Its previous best was 259 for 9 against West Indies at Dhaka on 29.10.98.

R Dravid registered his 82nd one day half century when he made 76 in this game. Inzamam-ul-Huq of Pakistan (83} and SR Tendulkar of India {91} have more one day half centuries than R Dravid.

R Dravid registered his 94th one day fifty {12 hundreds plus 82 half centuries} when he made 76 in this game. He is now on par with his team mate SC Ganguly who also has 94 fifites {22 hundreds plus 72 half centuries} to his credit. R Dravid while scoring his 94th fifty went past Inzamam-ul-Huq of Pakistan who had 93 fifties {10 hundreds plus 83 half centuries}. Only SR Tendulkar {135 fifries – 44 hundreds plu s 91 half centuries}, ST Jayasuriya {96 fifties – 28 hundreds and 68 half centuries} and RT Ponitng {96 fifties – 27 hundreds plus 69 half centuries} are ahead of R Dravid in terms of fifties scored.

R Dravid’s 79 in this game was his sixth fifty in the tournament which puts him on par with SC Ganguly of India who also has scored six fifties. At the end of this game, R Dravid and SC Ganguly share the record for most fifties in the tournament.

R Dravid completed 600 runs in the tournament when he was on 53 during the course of his knock of 765 in this game. At the end of this game, his aggregate stool at 623. He earns the distinction of becoming the fourth batsman to aggregate 600 plus runs in the tournament. Others are – CH Gayle {695}, SC Ganguly {665} and JH Kallis {641}.

R Dravid has been dismissed run out on five occasions in the tournament including the one in this game which is a record for most run outs in the tournament.

R Dravid’s run out dismissal in this game provide the 38th occasion of his being dismissed run out in one day games. Two other batsmen – MS Atapattu of Srio Lanka {41} and Inzamam-ul-Huq of Pakistan {40} have been dismissed run out on most occasions than R Dravid in one day games.

G Gambhir {57} and R Dravid {76} were dismissed run out after registering a fifty in the tournament providing the 16th and 17th occasion of a batsman dismissed run out with a fifty in the tournament. These two batsmen’s run out in this game provide the sixth and seventh occasion of Indian batsmen run out with a fifty in the tournament.

G Gambhir {57} and R Dravid {76} were dismissed run out after registering a fifty in the tournament providing the second occasion of two batsman dismissed run out with a fifty in the tournament. The first occasion was also credited to Indian batsmen – SR Tendulkar {141} and A Jadeja {71} who were dismissed run out against Australia at Dhaka on 28.10.98.

G Gambhir’s run out in this game after scoring 57 provides the tenth occasion of an opening batsman run out after scoring a fifty in the tournament. The following table lists out all the ten instances.

No Batsmen Runs Team Vs Oppp Ground Date
1 Tendulkar 141 Ind Vs Aus Dhaka 28.10.98
2 Wallace 79 Win Vs Pak Dhaka 29.10.98
3 Tendulkar 69 Ind Vs NZl Nairobi 15.10.00
4 Trescothick 66 Eng Vs Srl Southampton 17.09.04
5 Trescothick 104 Eng Vs Win The Oval 25.09.04
6 Gilchrist 92 Aus Vs Win Mum-BS 18.10.06
7 Gayle 101 Win Vs Eng Ahmedabad 28.10.06
8 Bell 50 Eng Vs Win Ahmedabad 28.10.06
9 Fletcher 54 Win Vs Aus Jo’burg 26.09.09
10 Gambhir 57 Ind Vs Pak Centurion 26.09.09

Gambhir is the second batsman to be dismissed run out with a fifty against Pakistan in the tournament. PA Wallace of West Indies was the other batsman who was run out for 79 at Dhaka on 29.10.98.

Gambhir’s run out in this game provide the third occasion of an Indian opening batsman run out with a fifty in the tournament.

No Batsmen Runs Team Vs Oppp Ground Date
1 Tendulkar 141 Ind Vs Aus Dhaka 28.10.98
2 Tendulkar 69 Ind Vs NZl Nairobi 15.10.00
3 Gambhir 57 Ind Vs Pak Centurion 26.09.09

India’s 248 all out in this game provide the 51st occasion of team dismissed all out in the tournament. It is the second occasion of India being all out in the tournament. The first occasion was also against Pakistan at Birmingham on 19.09.04.

India’s 248 all out in this game provide the 23rd occasion of team dismissed all out while batting second in the tournament. It is the first such occasion as far as India is concerned.

Gambhir’s 57 and R Dravid’s 76 were in a losing cause in this game providing the tenth occasion of two batsmen’s fifties going in vain in the tournament. The following table lists all such occasions.

No Batsmen Runs Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1 Campbell 100 Zim Vs NZl Dhaka 24.10.98
1 A Flower 77 Zim Vs NZl Dhaka 24.10.98
2 Fairbrother 56 Eng vs RSA Dhaka 25.10.98
2 A Hollioake 83* Eng Vs RSA Dhaka 25.10.98
3 Ganguly 117 Ind Vs NZl Nairobi 15.10.00
3 Tendulkar 69 Ind Vs NZl Nairobi 15.10.00
4 Gibbs 116* RSA Vs Ind Col-RPS 25.09.02
4 Kallis 97 RSA VS Ind Col-RPS 25.09.02
5 Mohd Yousuf 71 Pak Vs NZl Mohali 25.10.06
5 Shoaib Malik 52 Pak Vs NZl Mohali 25.10.06
6 Gayle 101 Win Vs Eng Ahmedabad 28.10.06
6 Bravo 112* Win Vs Eng Ahmedabad 28.10.06
7 Sehwag 65 Ind Vs Aus Mohali 29.10.06
7 Dravid 52 Ind Vs Aus Mohali 29.10.06
8 Kandamby 53 Srl Vs Eng Jo’burg 25.09.09
8 Mathews 52 Srl vs Eng Jo’burg 25.09.09
9 Fletcher 54 Win Vs Aus Jo’burg 26.09.09
9 Dowlin 55 Win Vs Aus Jo’burg 26.09.09
10 Gambhir 57 Ind Vs Pak Centurion 26.09.09
10 Dravid 76 Ind Vs Pak Centurion 26.09.09

It is the third occasion that India has a lost a match in the tournament when two of its batsmen scored fifties. The following table lists the three occasions.

No Batsmen Runs Team Vs Opp Ground Date
1 Ganguly 117 Ind Vs NZl Nairobi 15.10.00
1 Tendulkar 69 Ind Vs NZl Nairobi 15.10.00
2 Sehwag 65 Ind Vs Aus Mohali 29.10.06
2 Dravid 52 Ind Vs Aus Mohali 29.10.06
3 Gambhir 57 Ind Vs Pak Centurion 26.09.09
4 Dravid 76 Ind Vs Pak Centurion 26.09.09

Gambhir’s 57 and R Dravid’s 76 were in a losing cause in this game providing the 55th and 56th occasion of a batsman’s fifty going in vain in the tournament.

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