Zimbabwe in Bangladesh : Bangladesh win the second one dayer : Abdul Razaak and Shakib Al Hassan excel

Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe : Second One dayer at Dhaka {SBNS} on 29.10.09 : Bangladesh won by seven wickets S Matsikenyeri was making his 100th one day appearance in this game. He became the eighth Zimbabwean cricketer to play 100 plus one day games. Others are – GW Flower {219}, A Flower {213}, ADR Campbell {188}, HH Streak {187}, GJ Whittal {147}, SV Carlisle {111} and T Taibu {109} Abdul Razaak captured five for 29 in this game providing the second occasion of a Bangaldesh bowler capturing five or more wickets against Zimbabwe in one day games. The other occasion was by Abdul Razaak himself, when he returned with figures of 10.0-2-33-5 at Bogra on 05.12.06. Abdul Razaak’s five for 29 in this game represent the best bowling figures by a Bangladesh bowler against Zimbabwe. Abdul Razaak’s five for 29 in this game provides the sixth occasion of a Bangladesh bowler capturing five or more wickets in one day games against various oppositions. The following is the complete list. No Bowlers W R Opp Ground Date 1 AftabAhmed 5 31 NZl Dhaka 05.11.04 2 MohammadRafique 5 47 Ken Fatullah 23.03.06 3 MashrafeMortaza 6 26 Ken NairobiG 15.08.06 4 AbdurRazzak 5 33 Zim Bogra 05.12.06 5 FarhadReza 5 42 Ire Mirpur 20.03.08 6 AbdurRazzak 5 29 Zim Mirpur 29.10.09 Abdul Razaak with his 5 for 29 in this game became the only Bangladesh bowler to capture five or more wickets on two occasions No Bowlers W R Opp Ground Date 1 AbdurRazzak 5 33 Zim Bogra 05.12.06 2 AbdurRazzak 5 29 Zim Mirpur 29.10.09 Abdul Razaak’s five for 29 in this game represent the 318th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in one day games. Shakib Al Hassan registered his fourth one day hundred when he made 105 not out in this game. He now shares the record...

Five or more wickets in a test innings conceding 15 and less than 15 runs

When West Indian pace bowler Jeromy Taylor captured five wickets conceding eleven runs against England at Kingston in/02/ 2009, his figures represented the 28th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets conceding less than 16 runs in a test innings. The following list tabulates all the 28 occasions No Bowlers W R Team Opp Ground Date 1 GA Lohmann 8 7 Eng SAF PElizabeth 13/02/1896 2 J Briggs 8 11 Eng SAF Cape Town 25/03/1889 3 SJ Harmison 7 12 Eng Win Kingston 11/03/2004 4 JJC Lawson 6 3 Win Ban Dhaka 08/12/2002 5 AER Gilligan 6 7 Eng SAF Birmingham 14/06/1924 6 MJ Clarke 6 9 Aus Ind Mumbai 03/11/2004 7 S Haigh 6 11 Eng SAF Cape Town 01/04/1899 8 Shoaib Akhtar 6 11 Pak NZl Lahore 01/05/2002 9 DL Underwood 6 12 Eng NZl Christchurch 25/02/1971 10 SLV Raju 6 12 Ind Srl Chandigarh 23/11/1990 11 HJ Tayfield 6 13 SAF NZl Johannesburg 29/01/1954 12 CTB Turner 6 15 Aus Eng Sydney 28/01/1887 13 MHN Walker 6 15 Aus Pak Sydney 06/01/1973 14 ERH Toshack 5 2 Aus Ind Brisbane 28/11/1947 15 H Ironmonger 5 6 Aus SAF Melbourne 12/02/1932 16 TBA/05/ 5 9 Aus Win Adelaide 23/01/1993 17 IT Botham 5 11 Eng Aus Birmingham 30/07/1981 18 JE Taylor 5 11 Win Eng Kingston 04/02/2009 19 M Muralitharan 5 13 Srl Ban Col-SSC 06/09/2001 20 HarbhajanSingh 5 13 Ind Win Kingston 30/06/2006 21 GOB Allen 5 14 Eng NZl The Oval 29/07/1931 22 TW Wall 5 14 Aus SAF Brisbane 27/11/1931 23 WJ O’Reilly 5 14 Aus NZl Wellington 29/03/1946 24 AR Caddick 5 14 Eng Win Leeds 17/08/2000 25 DK Lillee 5 15 Aus Eng Birmingham 10/07/1975 26 DR Parry 5 15 Win Aus Port of Spain 15/04/1978 27 ESH Giddins 5 15 Eng Zim Lord’s 18/05/2000 28 M Muralitharan 5 15...

Captain's double hundreds in Tests

Annals of test cricket witnessed a unique instance of rival captains registering double hundreds in Pakistan and Sri Lanka test series of 2008/09 at Karachi. Sri Lanka’s captain Mahela Jayawardene scored 240 while Pakistan captain Younis Khan came up with a triple hundred – 313 West Indian skipper Brian Lara scored a double hundred – 216 in the second test between Pakistan and West Indies at Multan in the second test of the 2006/07 series. This double hundred has a special significance in Test Cricket as it would become the fiftieth instance of a skipper registering a double hundred in a test innings. After Lara’s double hundred at Multan, four more occasions of captains scoring double hundreds were witnessed in tests, which has taken the number of double hundreds to 54. The following is the list of 54 instances of a skippers registering double hundreds arranged in the descending order of runs scored. No Runs Batsmen Team Opp Venue Season 1 400* BC Lara Win Eng St John’s 2003/04 2 374 MJayawardene Srl SAF Col/SSC 2006/07 3 334* MA Taylor Aus Pak Peshawar 1998/99 4 313 Younis Khan Pak Srl Karachi 2008/09 5 333 GA Gooch Eng Ind Lord’s 1990 6 311 RB Simpson Aus Eng Manchester 1964 7 299 MD Crowe NZl Srl Wellington 1990/91 8 285* PBH May Eng Win Birmingham 1957 9 277 GC Smith SAF Eng Birmingham 2003 10 274* SP Fleming NZl Srl Col/PSS 2003 11 262 SP Fleming NZl SAF Cape Town 2005/06 12 270 DG Bradman Aus Eng Melbourne 1936/37 13 259 GC Smith SAF Eng Lord’s 2003 14 257* Wasim Akram Pak Zim Sheikhupura 1996/97 15 249 MS Atapattu Srl Zim Bulawayo 2004 16 242* CH Lloyd Win Ind Mumbai 1974/75 17 240 WR Hammond Eng Aus Lord’s 1938 18 240 MJayawardene Srl Pak Karachi 2008/09 19 239 GT Dowling NZl...

MS Dhoni's fifties in one day internationals

MS Dhoni’s 124 against Australia at Nagpur on 28.10.09 was his 37th fifty which includes five hundreds. His 37 fifties are listed below for the viewers of crickick.com No Runs Opposition Ground Start Date 1 148 v Pakistan Vizag 05 Apr 2005 2 56 v Zimbabwe Harare 29 Aug 2005 3 67* v Zimbabwe Harare 04 Sep 2005 4 183* v Sri Lanka Jaipur 31 Oct 2005 5 80 v Sri Lanka Vadodara 12 Nov 2005 6 68 v Pakistan Peshawar 06 Feb 2006 7 72* v Pakistan Lahore 13 Feb 2006 8 77* v Pakistan Karachi 19 Feb 2006 9 96 v England Jamshedpur 12 Apr 2006 10 59 v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 19 Apr 2006 11 51 v West Indies Ahmedabad 26 Oct 2006 12 55 v South Africa Cape Town 26 Nov 2006 13 62* v West Indies Nagpur 21 Jan 2007 14 67* v Sri Lanka Margao 14 Feb 2007 15 91* v Bangladesh Dhaka (SBNS) 10 May 2007 16 139* v Africa XI Chennai 10 Jun 2007 17 50 v England Lord’s 08 Sep 2007 18 58 v Australia Kochi 02 Oct 2007 19 50* v Australia Chandigarh 08 Oct 2007 20 63 v Pakistan Guwahati 05 Nov 2007 21 88* v Sri Lanka Brisbane 05 Feb 2008 22 50* v Sri Lanka Adelaide 19 Feb 2008 23 64 v Pakistan Dhaka (SBNS) 14 Jun 2008 24 109* v Hong Kong Karachi 25 Jun 2008 25 76 v Pakistan Karachi 02 Jul 2008 26 67 v Sri Lanka Karachi 03 Jul 2008 27 76 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 24 Aug 2008 28 71 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 27 Aug 2008 29 50 v England Cuttack 26 Nov 2008 30 61* v Sri Lanka Dambulla 28 Jan 2009 31 94 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 05 Feb 2009 32 53 v Sri Lanka...

100 plus one day games between two oppositions

Third one day game at Delhi between India and Australia would be the 100th one day game between the two countries. India and Australia would become the eighth opposition to play 100 plus one day games in the history of one day internationals. Other seven are – Australia vs West Indies {120}, Pakistan vs Sri Lanka {119}, Australia vs New Zealand {118}, India vs Pakistan {118}, Pakistan vs West Indies {114}, India vs Sri Lanka {113}, Australia vs England {101}. The following table shows the Matches played, won, lost, tied and no results between the eight oppositions prior to the Delhi encounter between India and Australia. No Team Vs Opp Mat Won Lost Tied NR 1 Aus Vs Win 120 59 57 2 2 2 Win Vs Aus 120 57 59 2 2 1 Pak Vs Srl 119 70 45 1 3 2 Srl Vs Pak 119 45 70 1 3 1 Aus Vs NZl 118 81 32 0 5 2 NZl Vs Aus 118 32 81 0 5 1 Ind Vs Pak 118 45 69 0 4 2 Pak Vs Ind 118 69 45 0 4 1 Pak Vs Win 114 48 64 2 0 2 Win Vs Pak 114 64 48 2 0 1 Ind Vs Srl 113 60 43 0 10 2 Srl Vs Ind 113 43 60 0 10 1 Aus Vs Eng 101 59 38 2 2 2 Eng Vs Aus 101 38 59 2 2 1 Aus Vs Ind 99 58 33 0 8 2 Ind Vs Aus 99 33 58 0 8 Australia would become the only country to play 100 matches against four oppositions in the history of one day internationals taking into account the Delhi game against India in advance. It has already played 100 plus matches against West Indies {120}, against New Zealand {118} and against England {101} India...

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