Calendar Year 2009 : AJ Strauss's distinction – Only captain to aggregate 1000 plus runs in 2009

With 1172 runs from 14 tests, AJ Strauss became the only captain in 2009 to aggregate 1000 plus runs. His feat provides the 20th occasion of a captain compiling 1000 runs in a calendar year in the annals of test cricket.

AJ Strauss became the third England captain after GA Gooch and MA Atherton to total 1000 runs in a calendar year, while his feat of 1172 runs in 2009 provide the fifth occasion. GA Gooch and MA Atherton aggregated 1000 runs in two separate calendar years.

Don Bradman was the captain to aggregate 1000 runs in calendar year. He achieved the feat in 1948 with 1025 runs to his credit in eight tests. His eight tests remains as the record for least number of tests in which a batsman completed 1000 runs.

RT Ponting oF Australia remains the only captain to aggregate 1500 runs in a calendar year. His aggregate of 1544 runs in 2005 from 15 tests remains a record for most runs in calendar year by a captain in the annals of test cricket. The following table lists out the twenty occasions.

No Captains Team Mat Runs HS Ave Year
1 DG Bradman Aus 8 1025 201 113.88 1948
2 RB Simpson Aus 14 1381 311 60.04 1964
3 AR Border Aus 11 1099 196 64.64 1985
4 AR Border Aus 11 1000 140 62.50 1986
5 GA Gooch Eng 9 1264 333 79.00 1990
6 GA Gooch Eng 9 1040 174 65.00 1991
7 MAAtherton Eng 13 1136 144 49.39 1994
8 MAAtherton Eng 13 1129 185* 49.08 1995
9 SRTendulkar Ind 12 1000 169 62.50 1997
10 WJ Cronje SAF 14 1040 126 47.27 1998
11 MA Taylor Aus 12 1112 334* 58.52 1998
12 BC Lara Win 10 1344 209 74.66 2003
13 GC Smith SAF 11 1047 277 58.16 2003
14 BC Lara Win 12 1178 400* 58.90 2004
15 RT Ponting Aus 15 1544 207 67.13 2005
16 R Dravid Ind 12 1095 146 60.83 2006
17 RT Ponting Aus 10 1333 196 88.86 2006
18 RT Ponting Aus 14 1182 158 47.28 2008
19 GC Smith SAF 15 1656 232 72.00 2008
20 AJStrauss Eng 14 1172 169 53.27 2009

Calender Year 2009 : MG Johnson and GP Swann aggregate 50 plus wickets

MG Johnson of Australia and GP Swann of England aggregated 50 plus wickets in the calendar year 2009. MG Johnson captured 63 wickets while GP Swann aggregated 54 wickets. These are the only two bowlers who aggregated 50 plus wickets in 2009. The performances of these two bowlers inning-wise is furnished below

MG JOHNSON OF AUSTRALIA IN 2009
No Opp Ground Mon/Year O M R W
1 SAF Sydney Jan 2009 28.0 6 69 2
2 SAF Sydney Jan 2009 23.2 7 49 2
3 SAF Jo’burg Feb 2009 18.1 7 25 4
4 SAF Jo’burg Feb 2009 34.2 2 112 4
5 SAF Durban Mar 2009 16.0 5 37 3
6 SAF Durban Mar 2009 33.0 9 78 1
7 SAF Cape Town Mar 2009 37.3 5 148 4
8 Eng Cardiff Jul 2009 22.0 2 87 3
9 Eng Cardiff Jul 2009 22.0 4 44 2
10 Eng Lord’s Jul 2009 21.4 2 132 3
11 Eng Lord’s Jul 2009 17.0 2 68 0
12 Eng Birmingham Jul 2009 21.0 1 92 2
13 Eng Leeds Aug 2009 7.0 0 30 1
14 Eng Leeds Aug 2009 19.3 3 69 5
15 Eng The Oval Aug 2009 15.0 0 69 2
16 Eng The Oval Aug 2009 17.0 1 60 2
17 Win Brisbane Nov 2009 19.0 4 75 3
18 Win Brisbane Nov 2009 9.1 1 35 1
19 Win Adelaide Dec 2009 26.1 3 105 3
20 Win Adelaide Dec 2009 22.0 1 103 5
21 Win Perth Dec 2009 18.0 3 92 2
22 Win Perth Dec 2009 16.0 5 67 3
23 Pak Melbourne Dec 2009 22.0 10 36 3
24 Pak Melbourne Dec 2009 18.0 6 46 3
Total 501.7 89 1728 63
GP SWANN OF ENGLAND IN 2009
No Opp Ground Mon/Year O M R W
1 Win St John’s Feb 2009 24.0 7 57 5
2 Win St John’s Feb 2009 39.0 12 92 3
3 Win Bridgetown Feb 2009 50.4 8 165 5
4 Win Port of Spain Mar 2009 45.4 12 130 3
5 Win Port of Spain Mar 2009 21.0 13 13 3
6 Win Lord’s May 2009 5.0 2 16 3
7 Win Lord’s May 2009 17.0 4 39 3
8 Win Ch-le-st May 2009 14.0 4 51 0
9 Win Ch-le-st May 2009 3.0 0 13 1
10 Aus Cardiff Jul 2009 38.0 8 131 0
11 Aus Lord’s Jul 2009 1.0 0 4 0
12 Aus Lord’s Jul 2009 28.0 3 87 4
13 Aus Birmingham Jul 2009 2.0 0 4 1
14 Aus Birmingham Jul 2009 31.0 4 119 1
15 Aus Leeds Aug 2009 16.0 4 64 0
16 Aus The Oval Aug 2009 14.0 3 38 4
17 Aus The Oval Aug 2009 40.2 8 120 4
18 SAF Centurion Dec 2009 45.2 10 110 5
19 SAF Centurion Dec 2009 27.0 3 91 0
20 SAF Durban Dec 2009 35.0 3 110 4
21 SAF Durban Dec 2009 21.0 3 54 5
Total 517.2 111 1508 54

Calendar Year 2009 : Performances with the willow and the leather

As many as six batsmen have an aggregate of 1000 plus run in the calendar year 2009 in one day games. MS Dhoni of India and RT Ponting of Australia, have an identical aggregate 1198 runs. Both batsmen played 29 one day games and scored two hundreds and nine half centuries. MS Dhoni has an average of 70.47 runs per innings, while RT Ponting has an average of 42.78 runs per innings. MEK Hussey of Australia {1166}, H Masakadza of Zimbabwe (1087}, SR Watson of Australia {1013} and TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka {1000} are the other four batsmen who aggregated 1000 runs in 2009.

In the longer version of the game, that is tests, as many as seven batsmen aggregated 1000 runs in 2009. TT Samaraweera of Sri Lanka totaled most runs – 1234. There were four Sri Lankans in the eight member list. DPMD Jayawardene {1194}, TM Dilshan {1097}, and KC Sangakkara {1083} are the others. SM Katich {1111} and MJ Clarke {1042} are the two Australians while AJ Strauss {1172} remains the only England batsman in this seven member list

TM Dilshan remains the only batsman to aggregate 1000 runs in both of the game in 2009. In tests he compiled 1097 runs while in one day game he aggregated exact 1000 runs

ONE THOUSAND RUNS IN ONE DAY GAMES IN 2009
No Batsmen Team Mat Runs HS Ave 100 50
1 MS Dhoni Ind 29 1198 124 70.47 2 9
2 RT Ponting Aus 29 1198 126 42.78 2 9
3 MEK Hussey Aus 33 1166 83* 48.58 0 11
4 H Masakadza Zim 27 1087 178* 43.48 3 5
5 SR Watson Aus 24 1013 136* 50.65 3 3
6 TM Dilshan Srl 19 1000 160 55.55 4 2
ONE THOUSAND RUNS IN TESTS IN 2009
No Batsmen Team Mat Runs HS Ave 100 50
1 TTSamaraweera Srl 11 1234 231 72.58 4 4
2 DPMDJayawardene Srl 11 1194 275 62.84 3 3
3 AJ Strauss Eng 14 1172 169 53.27 4 4
4 SM Katich Aus 13 1111 122 48.30 2 8
5 TM Dilshan Srl 11 1097 162 64.52 6 1
6 KC Sangakkara Srl 11 1083 137 57.00 4 5
7 MJ Clarke Aus 13 1042 138 54.84 3 5

Ten bowlers have captured 30 plus wickets in one day games in 2009. MG Johnson of Australia leads the table with 46 wickets, closely followed by RW Price of Zimbabwe who finished the calendar year 2009 with 44 wickets.

On the test front, only two bowlers aggregated 50 plus wickets – MG Johnson {63} and GP Swann {54}. SJC Braod {47}, PM Siddle {45} and JM Anderson {40} are the other three bowlers who captured 40 plus wickets in 2009

THIRTY PLUS WICKETS IN ONE DAY GAMES IN 2009
No Bowlers Team Mat Runs W Ave
1 MG Johnson Aus 30 1383 46 30.06
2 RW Price Zim 27 907 44 20.61
3 NM Hauritz Aus 30 1025 35 29.28
4 JM Anderson Eng 19 803 34 23.61
5 KMDNKulasekara Srl 23 934 34 27.47
6 SCJ Broad Eng 15 731 32 22.84
7 AG Cremer Zim 19 709 32 22.15
8 KD Mills NZl 22 907 32 28.34
9 Harbhajan Singh Ind 26 1036 31 33.41
10 A Nehra Ind 21 933 31 30.09
FORTY PLUS WICKETS IN TESTS IN 2009
No Bowlers Team Mat Runs W Ave
1 MG Johnson Aus 13 1728 63 27.42
2 GP Swann Eng 12 1508 54 27.92
3 SCJ Broad Eng 14 1333 47 28.36
4 PM Siddle Aus 12 1320 45 29.33
5 JMAnderson Eng 13 1355 40 33.87

Australia and Pakistan Test series : NM Hauritz performs all round feat of scoring a fifty and capturing five wickets at Melbourne

NM Hauritz’s all round performance of 75 with the willow in the first innings and 5 for 101 with the leather in the second innings at Melbourne against Pakistan in the first test of 2009-10 series provides the 39th occasion of Australian all rounder scoring a fifty and capturing five wickets in an innings of a test match.

The list includes AK Davidson who scored 80 runs and captured five wickets haul in both innings {5 for 135 and 6 for 87} against West Indies at Brisbane in Dec 1960.

It is interesting to note the N Hauritz became the first bowler to score a fifty and capture five wickets in an innings against Pakistan. All the 39 occasions are listed below


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No Player Runs W R Opp Ground Mon/Yr
1 JJ Lyons 55 5 30 Eng Lord’s Jul 1890
2 G Giffen 53 7 128 Eng The Oval Aug 1893
3 AE Trott 72* 8 43 Eng Adelaide Jan 1895
4 G Giffen 58 5 76 Eng Adelaide Jan 1895
5 H Trumble 56 5 60 Eng Leeds Jun 1899
6 H Trumble 62 6 74 Eng Adelaide Jan 1902
7 MA Noble 56 5 54 Eng Sydney Feb 1902
8 H Trumble 64 8 65 Eng The Oval Aug 1902
9 MA Noble 53* 7 100 Eng Sydney Feb 1904
10 WWArmstrong 66 5 122 Eng Leeds Jul 1905
11 C Kelleway 114 5 33 SAF Manchester May1912
12 JM Gregory 100 7 69 Eng Melbourne Dec 1920
13 JM Gregory 51 6 77 SAF Durban Nov 1921
14 WJ O’Reilly 56 5 20 SAF Johannesburg Feb 1936
15 KR Miller 79 7 60 Eng Brisbane Nov 1946
16 KR Miller 69 5 26 Win Sydney Jan 1952
17 RR Lindwall 50 5 66 Eng Lord’s Jun 1953
18 KR Miller 109 6 107 Win Kingston Jun 1955
19 R Benaud 100 5 84 SAF Johannesburg Feb 1958
20 AKDavidson 80 5 135 Win Brisbane Dec 1960
AKDavidson 6 87 Win Brisbane Dec 1960
21 R Benaud 77 5 96 Win Adelaide Jan 1961
22 R Benaud 51 6 115 Eng Brisbane Nov 1962
23 RB Simpson 91 5 57 Eng Sydney Jan 1963
24 KD Walters 81 5 66 Win Georgetown Apr 1973
25 GF Lawson 50 5 108 Eng Perth Nov 1982
26 SR Waugh 71 5 69 Eng Perth Nov 1986
27 AICDodemaide 50 6 58 NZl Melbourne Dec 1987
28 AR Border 75 7 46 Win Sydney Jan 1989
29 SR Waugh 86 5 28 SAF Cape Town Mar 1994
30 PR Reiffel 56 5 39 Srl Adelaide Jan 1996
31 MG Bevan 85 6 82 Win Adelaide Jan 1997
32 SK Warne 53 6 48 Eng Manchester Jul 1997
33 PR Reiffel 54 5 49 Eng Leeds Jul 1997
34 B Lee 61 5 67 NZl Brisbane Nov 2001
35 SK Warne 63 6 161 SAF Cape Town Mar 2002
36 SM Katich 52 6 65 Zim Sydney Oct 2003
37 B Lee 59 5 119 Ind Sydney Jan 2008
38 B Lee 63 5 59 Win NorthSound May2008
39 NMHauritz 75 5 101 Pak Melbourne Dec 2009

C Kelleway, KR Miller, JM Gregory and R Benuad are the four Australian all rounders who have scored a hundred and captured five or more wickets in an innings. The performance of these four cricketers are tabulated below

No Player Runs W R Opp Ground Mon/Yr
1 C Kelleway 114 5 33 SAF Manchester May 1912
2 KR Miller 109 6 107 Win Kingston Jun 1955
3 JMGregory 100 7 69 Eng Melbourne Dec 1920
4 R Benaud 100 5 84 SAF Johannesburg Feb 1958

AE Trott and H Trumble are the only two bowlers who have captured eight wickets in an innings coupled with a fifty in a test match

No Player Runs W R Opp Ground Mon/Yr
1 AETrott 72* 8 43 Eng Adelaide Jan 1895
2 HTrumble 64 8 65 Eng The Oval Aug 1902

B Lee, H Trumble, KR Miller and R Benuad are the four Australian all rounders who have scored a fifty and captured five or more wickets in a test match on three separate occasions. Their performance is listed below

No Player Runs W R Opp Ground Mon/Yr
1 B Lee 61 5 67 NZl Brisbane Nov 2001
2 B Lee 59 5 119 Ind Sydney Jan 2008
3 B Lee 63 5 59 Win NorthSound May 2008
1 HTrumble 56 5 60 Eng Leeds Jun 1899
2 HTrumble 62 6 74 Eng Adelaide Jan 1902
3 HTrumble 64 8 65 Eng The Oval Aug 1902
1 KRMiller 79 7 60 Eng Brisbane Nov 1946
2 KRMiller 69 5 26 Win Sydney Jan 1952
3 KRMiller 109 6 107 Win Kingston Jun 1955
1 RBenaud 100 5 84 SAF Johannesburg Feb 1958
2 RBenaud 77 5 96 Win Adelaide Jan 1961
3 RBenaud 51 6 115 Eng Brisbane Nov 1962

South Africa vs England test series : England's innings victories

England won the Durban test against South Africa by an innings and 98 runs providing the 90th occasion of England winning a test by an innings margin. The following table furnishes all the 90 occasions of England’s innings victores in the descending order of runs.

No Inns margin Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 inns & 579 runs Aus The Oval Aug 1938
2 inns & 285 runs Ind Lord’s Jun 1974
3 inns & 283 runs Win Leeds May 2007
4 inns & 261 runs Ban Lord’s May 2005
5 inns & 237 runs Win The Oval Aug 1957
6 inns & 230 runs Aus Adelaide Mar 1892
7 inns & 225 runs Aus Melbourne Feb 1912
8 inns & 217 runs Aus The Oval Aug 1886
9 inns & 215 runs NZl Auckland Feb 1963
10 inns & 209 runs Zim Lord’s May 2000
11 inns & 207 runs Ind Manchester Jul 1952
12 inns & 202 runs SAF Cape Town Mar 1889
13 inns & 197 runs SAF Johannesburg Mar 1896
14 inns & 189 runs SAF Cape Town Mar 1892
15 inns & 187 runs NZl Leeds Jul 1965
16 inns & 173 runs Ind Leeds Jul 1959
17 inns & 170 runs Aus Manchester Jul 1956
18 inns & 157 runs SAF Durban Dec 1913
19 inns & 148 runs NZl Lord’s Jun 1958
20 inns & 137 runs Aus The Oval Aug 1888
21 inns & 129 runs Pak Nottingham Jul 1954
22 inns & 124 runs Aus Sydney Dec 1901
23 inns & 124 runs Ind Lord’s Jun 1967
24 inns & 120 runs Pak Lord’s Jun 1978
25 inns & 120 runs Pak Manchester Jul 2006
26 inns & 119 runs NZl Nottingham Aug 1978
27 inns & 118 runs Aus Birmingham Aug 1985
28 inns & 117 runs Pak Leeds Jul 1962
29 inns & 111 runs Srl Birmingham May 2002
30 inns & 106 runs Aus Lord’s Jul 1886
31 inns & 104 runs SAF Durban Dec 1964
32 inns & 099 runs NZl Christchurch Feb 1959
33 inns & 098 runs Aus Melbourne Mar 1885
34 inns & 098 runs SAF Durban Dec 2009
35 inns & 094 runs Aus The Oval Aug 1985
36 inns & 093 runs Aus Sydney Jan 1966
37 inns & 092 runs Zim Lord’s May 2003
38 inns & 090 runs NZl Nottingham Jun 1994
39 inns & 085 runs Aus Leeds Aug 1977
40 inns & 083 runs Win Ch-le-St May 2009
41 inns & 083 runs Ind Birmingham Jul 1979
43 inns & 083 runs NZl Auckland Feb 1975
44 inns & 080 runs Aus Manchester Jul 1905
45 inns & 078 runs Ind Birmingham Jul 1974
45 inns & 073 runs SAF Lord’s Jun 1960
47 inns & 071 runs NZl Leeds Jul 1958
48 inns & 071 runs Win The Oval Aug 1928
49 inns & 069 runs Zim Che-le-St Jun 2003
50 inns & 068 runs NZl Wellington Feb 1997
51 inns & 062 runs SAF Lord’s Jun 1912
52 inns & 059 runs Ind Nottingham Jun 1959
53 inns & 058 runs Win Lord’s Jun 1928
54 inns & 057 runs Pak Birmingham Jun 1978
55 inns & 047 runs NZl Wellington Mar 1963
56 inns & 043 runs Aus The Oval Aug 1893
57 inns & 042 runs Aus Leeds Jul 1956
58 inns & 039 runs Win Leeds Aug 2000
59 inns & 038 runs Aus Lord’s Jun 1934
60 inns & 036 runs Win Lord’s Jun 1957
61 inns & 034 runs Win The Oval Aug 1966
62 inns & 033 runs SAF Cape Town Mar 1896
63 inns & 032 runs SAF Manchester Jul 1929
64 inns & 030 runs Win Manchester Jul 1928
65 inns & 029 runs Aus Melbourne Feb 1925
66 inns & 027 runs Win Lord’s Jun 1933
67 inns & 027 runs Ind The Oval Aug 1959
68 inns & 027 runs Ban Ch-le-St Jun 2005
69 inns & 027 runs Aus Melbourne Jan 1883
70 inns & 026 runs NZl The Oval Jul 1931
71 inns & 025 runs Ind Delhi Dec 1976
72 inns & 024 runs Pak Birmingham May 1962
73 inns & 022 runs Aus Sydney Dec 1936
74 inns & 021 runs Aus Manchester Aug 1888
75 inns & 020 runs NZl Auckland Mar 1955
76 inns & 018 runs SAF Birmingham Jun 1924
77 inns & 018 runs SAF Lord’s Jun 1924
78 inns & 017 runs Win The Oval Aug 1933
79 inns & 014 runs Aus Melbourne Dec 1986
80 inns & 013 runs NZl Manchester Jul 1958
81 inns & 013 runs SAF Durban Jan 1939
82 inns & 012 runs SAF Johannesburg Dec 1913
83 inns & 009 runs Pak Lord’s May 2001
84 inns & 009 runs NZl Nottingham Jun 2008
85 inns & 005 runs Aus Lord’s Jul 1884
86 inns & 005 runs SAF Nottingham Jun 1955
87 inns & 005 runs Win Leeds Jul 1957
88 inns & 004 runs NZl Christchurch Jan 1992
89 inns & 004 runs Aus Melbourne Feb 1975
90 inns & 001 run NZl Leeds Jul 1973

England won the Durban test against South Africa by an innings and 98 runs providing the 15th occasion of England winning a test by an innings margin against South Africa. It is interesting to note that the gap between the previous innings win and present innings win is 45 years and the venue on both occasions was Durban. England’s previous innings win against South Africa was at Durban in Dec 1964

No Inns margin Opp Ground Mon/Year
1 inns & 202 runs SAF Cape Town Mar 1889
2 inns & 189 runs SAF Cape Town Mar 1892
3 inns & 197 runs SAF Johannesburg Mar 1896
4 inns & 033 runs SAF Cape Town Mar 1896
5 inns & 062 runs SAF Lord’s Jun 1912
6 inns & 157 runs SAF Durban Dec 1913
7 inns & 012 runs SAF Johannesburg Dec 1913
8 inns & 018 runs SAF Birmingham Jun 1924
9 inns & 018 runs SAF Lord’s Jun 1924
10 inns & 032 runs SAF Manchester Jul 1929
11 inns & 013 runs SAF Durban Jan 1939
12 inns & 005 runs SAF Nottingham Jun 1955
13 inns & 073 runs SAF Lord’s Jun 1960
14 inns & 104 runs SAF Durban Dec 1964
15 inns & 098 runs SAF Durban Dec 2009

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