Australia vs Pakistan one day series : Instances of team winning a five match one day series by 5-0 margin

Australia’s clean sweep of the five matches one day series by 5-0 margin provides the 23rd occasion of a team winning the series by 5-0 margin in the history of one day games. All the 23 occasions are listed below

No Team Mat Opposition Venue Series
1 West Indies 5 India India 1983/84
2 West Indies 5 New Zealand West Indies 1984/85
3 West Indies 5 Pakistan West Indies 1987/88
4 West Indies 5 India West Indies 1988/89
5 New Zealand 5 West Indies New Zealand 1999/00
6 England 5 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 2001/02
7 Pakistan 5 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 2002/03
8 Pakistan 5 Bangladesh Pakistan 2003
9 Pakistan 5 New Zealand Pakistan 2003/04
10 Sri Lanka 5 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 2004
11 Sri Lanka 5 South Africa Sri Lanka 2004
12 Australia 5 New Zealand New Zealand 2004/05
13 South Africa 5 West Indies West Indies 2004/05
14 Sri Lanka 5 England England 2006
15 Bangladesh 5 Zimbabwe Bangladesh 2006/07
16 South Africa 5 West Indies South Africa 2007/08
17 Pakistan 5 Zimbabwe Pakistan 2007/08
18 Pakistan 5 Bangladesh Pakistan 2007/08
19 Australia 5 West Indies West Indies 2008
20 India 5 England England 2008/09
21 Sri Lanka 5 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 2008/09
22 Zimbabwe 5 Kenya Kenya 2008/09
23 Australia 5 Pakistan Australia 2009/10

As far as Pakistan is concerned, it is their second 5-0 series loss, the first was against West Indies in West Indies in 1987-88

No Team Mat Opposition Venue Series
1 West Indies 5 Pakistan West Indies 1987/88
2 Australia 5 Pakistan Australia 2009/10

Australia made a clean sweep of the five match series by trouncing Pakistan 5-0. This is Australia’s third occasion of winning the one day series 5-0. The other two occasions were against New Zealand in New Zealand in 2004/05 and against West Indies in West Indies in 2008. Thus this series victory by 5-0 margin against Pakistan is its first series win by 5-0 margin on home soil.

No Team Mat Opposition Venue Series
1 Australia 5 New Zealand New Zealand 2004/05
2 Australia 5 West Indies West Indies 2008
3 Australia 5 Pakistan Australia 2009/10

Australia vs Pakistan one day series : Final One day game at Perth : Australia wins its 150th one day game under RT Ponting

Australia vs Pakistan: Fifth one day at Perth on 31.01.10. Australia won by two wickets

Australia’s win by two wickets in this game was its 150th victory under RT Ponting. RT Ponting remains the only captain in the history of one day games to win 150 games.


Pakistan opening batsmen – Salman Butt and Khalid Latif were dismissed for zeroes in the fifth and final one day game providing the 31st occasion of both the openers dismissed for zeroes in the history of one day games.

Pakistan opening batsmen – Salman Butt and Khalid Latif were dismissed for zeroes in the fifth and final one day game providing the third occasion of Pakistan’s both openers dismissed for zeroes in the history of one day games. All the three occasions are listed below.

No Team Ins Opp Ground Date Batsman Batsmen
1 Pak 2 NZl Birmingham 11.06.83 Mohsin Khan M Nazar
2 Pak 1 Aus Hobart 07.01.97 Aamer Sohail Zahoor Elahi
3 Pak 1 Aus Perth 31.01.10 Salman Butt Khalid Latif

Umar Akmal registered his fourth one day half century and fifth one day fifty when he scored 67 in this game

Fawad Alam registered his second one day half century when he made 63 in this game. The other fifty scored by him was his 63 not out against Hong Kong at Karachi on 24.06.08 which is also his highest individual score in his one day career.

CJ Mckay returned with figures of 9.3-3-35-4 in this game providing the 832nd occasion of a bowler capturing exact four wickets in the history of one day games.

CJ Mckay returned with figures of 9.3-3-35-4 in this game providing the 117th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing exact four wickets in the history of one day games.

CJ Mckay returned with figures of 9.3-3-35-4 in this game providing the 16th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing exact four wickets against Pakistan.

CJ Mckay returned with figures of 9.3-3-35-4 in this game providing the 100th occasion of bowlers from various countries capturing exact four wickets against Pakistan.

Pakistan remains the only team in one day games against whom the bowlers have captured exact four wickets on 100 occasions

At the end of this game, B Haddin has pouched 75 catches. Younis Khan was his 75th victim. He was caught by Haddin of the bowling of CJ McKay for 3 in this game.

CJ Mckay returned with figures of 9.3-3-35-4 in this game providing his maiden four wicket haul in one day games. His previous best was 3 for 15 against Pakistan at Sydney on 24.01.10, in the second one day game of this series.

RT Ponting registered his 74th one day half century and 102nd fifty when he scored 55 in this game. Only SR Tendulkar of India {45 centuries and 138 fifties} has scored more centuries and more fifties than RT Ponting in the history of one day internationals.

RT Ponting’s 55 in this game represents his eight one day half century and ninth fifty against Pakistan.

RT Ponting’s 55 in this game represent his 46th one day half century and 66th fifty as captain. He has an aggregate of 7636 runs from 204 games and 195 innings at the end of this game. His 20 centuries and 46 half centuries are the records for most centuries and most half centuries by a captain in one day games.

RT Ponting at the end of this game has an aggregate of 1101 boundary fours. He became the fifth batsman in the history of one day games to aggregate 1100 plus boundary fours. The other four are – SR Tendulkar {1901}, ST Jayasuriya {1500}, AC Gilchrist {1162}, SC Ganguly {1122}.

RT Ponting at the end of this game has an aggregate of 1101 boundary fours. He became the second Australian batsman to aggregate 1100 plus boundary fours after AC Gilchrist who has an aggregate of 1162 boundary fours

RT Ponting’s 55 in this game was his 74th one day half century. He became the fifth batsman in the history of one day games to register 74 or more one day half centuries. The other four are – SR Tendulkar {93}, Inzamam-ul-Haq {83}, R Dravid {82} and JH Kallis {74}.

Australia made a clean sweep of the five match series by trouncing Pakistan 5-0. This is Australia’s third occasion of winning the one day series 5-0. The other two occasions were against New Zealand in New Zealand in 2004/05 and against West Indies in West Indies in 2008. Thus this series victory by 5-0 margin against Pakistan is its first series win by 5-0 margin on home soil.

No Team Mat Opposition Venue Series
1 Australia 5 New Zealand New Zealand 2004/05
2 Australia 5 West Indies West Indies 2008
3 Australia 5 Pakistan Australia 2009/10

Australia vs Pakistan One day Series : One hundred occasion of exact four wickets by bowlers against an opposition in the history of one day games

CJ Mckay’s figures of 9.3-3-35-4 in the final one day game at Perth on 31..01.10 provided the 100th occasion of bowlers from various countries capturing exact four wickets against Pakistan.

Pakistan remains the only team in one day games against whom the bowlers from various countries have captured exact four wickets on 100 occasions. All the one hundred occasions are furnished below

No Bowlers Team O M R W Ground Start Date
1 DR Hadlee NZl 08.0 0 34 4 Christchurch 11 Feb 1973
2 RGD Willis Eng 11.0 5 15 4 Manchester 24 May 1978
3 M Hendrick Eng 12.0 6 15 4 Leeds 16 Jun 1979
4 MA Holding Win 10.0 2 26 4 Sydney 19 Jan 1984
5 RM Hogg Aus 10.0 2 33 4 Melbourne 21 Jan 1984
6 RM Hogg Aus 10.0 0 37 4 Sydney 25 Jan 1984
7 RMH Binny Ind 08.2 3 35 4 Melbourne 20 Feb 1985
8 N Gifford Eng 10.0 0 23 4 Sharjah 26 Mar 1985
9 MA Holding Win 07.3 0 17 4 Peshawar 02 Dec 1985
10 KN Amalean Srl 09.0 1 46 4 Col-SSC 06 Apr 1986
11 AH Gray Win 09.0 0 36 4 Multan 17 Nov 1986
12 CA Walsh Win 09.4 1 31 4 Sharjah 28 Nov 1986
13 Maninder Singh Ind 09.0 2 22 4 Sharjah 05 Dec 1986
14 AH Gray Win 10.0 1 45 4 Perth 30 Dec 1986
15 SR Waugh Aus 09.5 0 48 4 Perth 02 Jan 1987
16 RJ Shastri Ind 10.0 0 38 4 Kolkata 18 Feb 1987
17 CA Walsh Win 10.0 1 40 4 Lahore 16 Oct 1987
18 CEL Ambrose Win 10.0 1 39 4 Kingston 12 Mar 1988
19 CEL Ambrose Win 10.0 2 35 4 St John’s 15 Mar 1988
20 CEL Ambrose Win 10.0 0 29 4 Sharjah 22 Oct 1988
21 MD Marshall Win 10.0 1 34 4 Adelaide 10 Dec 1988
22 DK Morrison NZl 10.0 1 33 4 Hamilton 14 Mar 1989
23 TM Alderman Aus 10.0 3 22 4 Mum-BS 23 Oct 1989
24 CG Rackemann Aus 08.1 0 44 4 Brisbane 11 Feb 1990
25 M Prabhakar Ind 07.4 1 25 4 Sharjah 18 Oct 1991
26 CL Hooper Win 07.5 0 34 4 Karachi 20 Nov 1991
27 DR Pringle Eng 11.0 1 42 4 Lord’s 20 May 1992
28 CJ McDermott Aus 10.0 2 42 4 Hobart 10 Dec 1992
29 PV Simmons Win 10.0 8 3 4 Sydney 17 Dec 1992
30 W Watson NZl 08.4 1 27 4 Auckland 30 Dec 1992
31 IR Bishop Win 09.5 0 25 4 Jo’burg 13 Feb 1993
32 PS de Villiers RSA 10.0 2 27 4 East London 15 Feb 1993
33 IR Bishop Win 10.0 1 32 4 Durban 19 Feb 1993
34 CA Walsh Win 09.0 2 16 4 Cape Town 25 Feb 1993
35 GR Larsen NZl 10.0 0 24 4 Auckland 13 Mar 1994
36 RS Kalpage Srl 10.0 1 36 4 Col-RPS 06 Aug 1994
37 DW Fleming Aus 10.0 0 49 4 Multan 14 Oct 1994
38 RP Snell RSA 09.1 1 37 4 Jo’burg 10 Dec 1994
39 EO Simons RSA 8.0 0 42 4 Cape Town 10 Jan 1995
40 BC Strang Zim 10.0 1 36 4 Harare 22 Feb 1995
41 AJ Hollioake Eng 06.5 1 23 4 Birmingham 31 Aug 1996
42 AJ Hollioake Eng 08.4 0 45 4 Nottingham 01 Sep 1996
43 A Kumble Ind 07.0 2 12 4 Toronto 18 Sep 1996
44 EZ Matambanadzo Zim 08.0 0 32 4 Peshawar 03 Nov 1996
45 SK Warne Aus 09.5 1 52 4 Adelaide 15 Dec 1996
46 SK Warne Aus 10.0 1 37 4 Sydney 01 Jan 1997
47 IR Bishop Win 09.5 1 38 4 Brisbane 03 Jan 1997
48 HH Streak Zim 10.0 2 18 4 Sharjah 09 Apr 1997
49 NJ Astle NZl 08.0 0 43 4 Mohali 09 May 1997
50 ST Jayasuriya Srl 10.0 0 49 4 Col-RPS 14 Jul 1997
51 BKV Prasad Ind 05.0 1 17 4 Col-SSC 20 Jul 1997
52 SM Pollock RSA 10.0 2 49 4 Lahore 02 Nov 1997
53 PA de Silva Srl 07.5 0 45 4 Paarl 09 Apr 1998
54 KLT Arthurton Win 10.0 0 31 4 Dhaka 29 Oct 1998
55 GP Wickramasinghe Srl 10.0 1 48 4 Jamshedpur 19 Mar 1999
56 A Kumble Ind 10.0 0 53 4 Jaipur 24 Mar 1999
57 MA Ealham Eng 10.0 0 30 4 Sharjah 12 Apr 1999
58 GI Allott NZl 10.0 0 64 4 Derby 28 May 1999
59 SK Warne Aus 09.0 1 33 4 Lord’s 20 Jun 1999
60 J Srinath Ind 10.0 0 49 4 Brisbane 10 Jan 2000
61 SCG MacGill Aus 10.0 2 19 4 Sydney 19 Jan 2000
62 S Lee Aus 08.5 0 37 4 Melbourne 23 Jan 2000
63 A Kumble Ind 09.4 0 40 4 Adelaide 25 Jan 2000
64 RD King Win 10.0 1 25 4 Trinidad 23 Apr 2000
65 DNT Zoysa Srl 09.0 2 34 4 Galle 05 Jul 2000
66 N Boje RSA 10.0 1 25 4 Col-RPS 08 Jul 2000
67 DJ Terbrugge RSA 08.0 1 20 4 Col-SSC 12 Jul 2000
68 DR Tuffey NZl 10.0 0 24 4 Napier 20 Feb 2001
69 CH Gayle Win 04.2 0 19 4 Sharjah 17 Feb 2002
70 SB Styris NZl 10.0 0 30 4 Sharjah 11 Apr 2002
71 PW Gunaratne Srl 09.4 0 44 4 Tangier 17 Aug 2002
72 AA Donald RSA 09.3 0 43 4 Tangier 18 Aug 2002
73 B Lee Aus 08.0 0 32 4 Nairobi Gym 04 Sep 2002
74 IJ Harvey Aus 09.3 0 58 4 Jo’burg 11 Feb 2003
75 JM Anderson Eng 10.0 2 29 4 Cape Town 22 Feb 2003
76 JM Anderson Eng 09.0 2 27 4 The Oval 20 Jun 2003
77 A Flintoff Eng 10.0 2 32 4 Lord’s 22 Jun 2003
78 Tapash Baisya Ban 09.0 0 56 4 Lahore 15 Sep 2003
79 M Ntini RSA 10.0 0 46 4 Lahore 05 Oct 2003
80 A Nel RSA 10.0 0 39 4 Rawalpindi 10 Oct 2003
81 MDJ Walker NZl 07.0 0 49 4 Faisalabad 03 Dec 2003
82 A Nehra Ind 10.0 0 72 4 Vizag 05 Apr 2005
83 JM Anderson Eng 10.0 1 48 4 Rawalpindi 21 Dec 2005
84 RP Singh Ind 10.0 0 40 4 Multan 16 Feb 2006
85 S Sreesanth Ind 10.0 1 58 4 Karachi 19 Feb 2006
86 AJ Hall RSA 10.0 0 35 4 P Elizabeth 09 Feb 2007
87 M Ntini RSA 09.0 0 69 4 Lahore 18 Oct 2007
88 M Ntini RSA 09.0 0 61 4 Lahore 29 Oct 2007
89 JA Morkel RSA 08.3 0 44 4 Lahore 29 Oct 2007
90 T Mupariwa Zim 10.0 0 46 4 Multan 27 Jan 2008
91 M Mortaza Ban 10.0 0 65 4 Karachi 19 Apr 2008
92 P Kumar Ind 09.0 1 53 4 Dhaka 10 Jun 2008
93 PP Chawla Ind 08.4 0 40 4 Dhaka 10 Jun 2008
94 Nadeem Ahmed HKG 09.0 1 51 4 Karachi 24 Jun 2008
95 BAW Mendis Srl 10.0 0 47 4 Karachi 29 Jun 2008
96 GC Tonge Win 10.0 3 25 4 Jo’burg 23 Sep 2009
97 A Nehra Ind 10.0 0 55 4 Centurion 26 Sep 2009
98 IG Butler NZl 10.0 0 44 4 Jo’burg 03 Oct 2009
99 SR Watson Aus 10.0 0 36 4 Brisbane 22 Jan 2010
100 CJ McKay Aus 09.3 3 35 4 Perth 31 Jan 2010

Australia vs Pakistan one day series : Final one day game at Perth : Both the openers dismissed for zeroes in one day games

Pakistan opening batsmen – Salman Butt and Khalid Latif were dismissed for zeroes in the fifth and final one day game at Perth against Australia on 31.01.10 providing the 31st occasion of both the openers dismissed for zeroes in the history of one day games. All the 31 occasions are listed below.

No Team Ins Opp Ground Date Batsman Batsmen
1 Ind 1 Eng Ahmedabad 25.11.81 SM Gavaksar K Srikkanth
2 Pak 2 NZl Birmingham 11.06.83 Mohsin Khan M Nazar
3 Ind 1 Zim T’bridge Wells 18.06.83 SM Gavaksar K Srikkanth
4 Ban 1 Srl Dhaka 02.11.88 H Rashid F Ahmed
5 Ind 2 Win Mumbai 20.10.94 M Prabhakar SR Tendulkar
6 NZl 1 Pak Sharjah 10.11.96 C Spearman NJ Astle
7 Pak 1 Aus Hobart 07.01.97 Aamer Sohail Zahoor Elahi
8 Win 2 Pak Melbourne 20.01.97 SL Campbell JR Murray
9 Srl 2 Ind Sharjah 06.11.98 ST Jayasuriya A G’wardene
10 Ken 2 Zim Dhaka 23.03.99 D Chudasma K Otieno
11 Sco 2 Pak Ch-le-St 20.05.99 BW Patterson H Phillip
12 Ind 2 Win Toronto 12.09.99 MSK Prasad S Ramesh
13 Win 2 Ind Toronto 14.09.99 SL Campbell RD Jacobs
14 NZl 1 Aus Auckland 19.03.00 C Spearman NJ Astle
15 Win 2 Aus Sydney 19.02.00 D Ganga RD Jacobs
16 Ind 1 Srl Col-SSC 01.08.01 SC Ganguly V Sehwag
17 Win 2 Srl Bridgetown 07.06.03 CH Gayle WW Hinds
18 Ind 1 Zim Adelaide 22.01.04 SB Bangar PA Patel
19 Zim 1 Ind Perth 03.02.04 V Sibanda T Taibu
20 Zim 1 Srl Bulawayo 20.04.04 V Sibanda BR Taylor
21 Aus 1 SAF Brisbane 15.01.06 AC Gilchrist SM Katich
22 Ban 2 Aus Fatullah 26.04.06 S Nafeez R Saleh
23 Zim 2 Win Georgetown 07.05.06 HP Rinke T Duffin
24 SAF 1 Ind P Elizabeth 28.05.06 G Smith L Bosman
25 Win 1 Pak Faisalabad 07.12.06 CH Gayle LMP Simmons
26 Eng 2 Ind Lord’s 08.09.07 MJ Prior LJ Wright
27 Ber 1 Ken Nairobi-G 27.10.07 SD Outerbridge J Edness
28 SAF 1 NZl P Elizabeth 30.11.07 GC Smith HH Gibbs
29 Win 2 Pak Abu Dhabi 14.01.08 CH Gayle S Chatergoon
30 Zim 2 SAF Centurion 29.11.09 H Maskadza BRM Taylor
31 Pak 1 Aus Perth 31.01.10 Salman Butt Khalid Latif

Pakistan opening batsmen – Salman Butt and Khalid Latif were dismissed for zeroes in the fifth and final one day game at Perth against Australia on 31.01.10 providing the third occasion of Pakistan’s both openers dismissed for zeroes in the history of one day games. All the three occasions are listed below.

No Team Ins Opp Ground Date Batsman Batsmen
1 Pak 2 NZl Birmingham 11.06.83 Mohsin Khan M Nazar
2 Pak 1 Aus Hobart 07.01.97 Aamer Sohail Zahoor Elahi
3 Pak 1 Aus Perth 31.01.10 Salman Butt Khalid Latif

South Africa Test Team Averages

South African Test Team Averages
No Player Mat Runs HS BatAv 100 W BBI BowlAv 5 Ct St
1 ABdeVilliers 56 3834 217* 43.56 9 2 2/49 49.50 0 80 1
2 AG Prince 52 3171 162* 44.04 11 1 1/2 47.00 0 32 0
3 DW Steyn 36 471 76 13.08 0 185 6/49 23.70 12 10 0
4 GC Smith 80 6757 277 51.58 20 8 2/145 100.12 0 108 0
5 HM Amla 41 2771 176* 40.75 7 0 0 36 0
6 J Botha 2 45 25 45.00 0 4 2/57 44.50 0 1 0
7 JA Morkel 1 58 58 58.00 0 1 1/44 132.00 0 0 0
8 JH Kallis 134 10557 189* 54.41 33 259 6/54 31.37 5 148 0
9 JP Duminy 10 503 166 33.53 1 10 3/89 29.40 0 11 0
10 M Morkel 21 336 40 13.44 0 74 5/50 31.45 2 6 0
11 MVBoucher 129 5012 125 31.13 5 1 1/6 6.00 0 467 22
12 R McLaren 1 33 33* 0 1 1/30 43.00 0 0 0
13 WD Parnell 1 2 2/17 17.50 0 1 0
14 APetersen Yet to make test debut
15 LTsotsobe Yet to make test debut

Some interesting Facts and Figures of Cricket

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Questionnaire

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1 When was the first ever test match played ? Mention the season 1876-77
2 Mention the rival teams participated in the first ever test match Australia and England
3 Mention the name of the batsman who faced the first ball in a test match C Bannerman of Australia
4 Mention the name of the bowler who bowled the first ball in a test match A Shaw of England
5 Who was the first to score a hundred in a test match C Bannerman of Australia
6 What was the score made by C Bannerman 165 retired hurt
7 Who was the first batsman to be dismissed in a test match N Thompson of Australia
8 Who was the bowler to get the first test wicket Allen Hill of England
9 Who was the first batsman to be dismissed “run out” DW Gregory of Australia
10 Name the captain to be dismissed “run out” DW Gregory of Australia
11 Name to bowler to take the first five wicket haul in an innings of a test match Midwinter of Australia {5-78}
12 Name the first batsman to be dismissed without scoring EJ Gregory of Australia
13 Who took the first catch in a test match Allen Hill of England
14 Who scored the first run in a test match C Bannerman of Australia
15 Where was the first ever test match played Melbourne in Australia
16 Mention the number of balls in a over in the first ever test match Four balls per over
17 Mention the names of rival captains who led their teams in the first ever test match DW Gregory for Australia and James Lillywhite for England
18 Mention the names of the Umpires who officiated the first ever test match CA Reid and RB Terry
19 Who won the first ever test match and mention the run margin Australia won by 45 runs
20 Name the first pair of brothers to represent a country in a test match DW and EJ Gregory
21 Name the first batsman who was dismissed Leg Before wicket in a test match G Ulyett of England
22 Name the first batsman who was dismissed bowled in a test match N Thompson of Australia
23 Name the first batsman who was dismissed stumped in a test match A Shaw of England
24 Name the wicket keeper to be credited with the dismissal stumped JM Blackham of Australia
25 Name the bowler to be credited with the first dismissal leg before wicket N Thompson of England
26 Name the bowler to be credited with the dismissal caught A Shaw of England
27 Name the bowler to be credited with the dismissal stumped T Kendall of Australia
28 Name the bowler to bowl 50 plus overs in a test innings A Shaw of England – {55.3]
29 Name the team who was dismissed below 100 runs for the first time in a test innings Australia vs England
30 Mention the number of runs scored by this team 63 runs
31 Who scored the first hundred for England in a test innings G Ulyett – 149 runs
32 Mention the venue in which G Ulyett scored the first hundred for England Melbourne – 1881-82
33 What is the special significance about the first hundred scored by an England batsman and an Australian batsman Both of them scored the hundreds at Melbourne
34 What was the significance attached to the first ever test match It was awarded the test match status much later
35 What was so special about the first ever test match The rival teams consisted of eleven players each.
36 Who scored the first ever double hundred in a test match WL Mudroch – 211
37 Name the first cricketer to represent two countries WE Midwinter – Aus and Eng
38 Which was the third team to make the debut in test arena South Africa
39 Against whom they made their debut and mention the venue Vs England at Cape Town 1891-92
40 Mention the significance of this test match WL Mudroch who has led Australia earlier played in this test for England
41 Name the Indian bowler who has taken a wicket with the first ball on his debut N Kulakarni
42 In which context the term “Mankaded” is being used Vinoo Mankad ran out WA Brown of Australia at Sydney when the batsman backed too much before the bowler delivered the ball. Hence the term “Mankaded”
43 Define the term “Pair” The term pair is used when the batsman failed to open his account in both the innings
44 Define the term “King Pair” The term “King Pair” is used when the batsman failed to open his account off the first ball he faced in both the innings
45 Mention the number of ways a batsman can be dismissed Eleven
46 Mention the mode of dismissals Bowled : Caught : lbw : run out : Stumped : Hit the ball twice : Handling the ball : Obstructing the field : Hit Wicket : Timed Out : Retired Out :
47 “Ashes” series is played between which two teams Australia and England
48 “Sir Frank Worrell Trohpy” is played between which two teams West Indies and Australia
49 “Gavaskar-Border Trophy” is played between which two teams India and Australia
50 Name the batsman who has scored three consecutive hundreds in his first three test Matches Azharuddin of India
51 Who took the hat trick with the first three balls in the first over of a test match Irfan Pathan of India
52 Who is the youngest test captain as on date T Taibu of Zimbabwe
53 Who is the oldest test captain WG Grace of England
54 Name the two fielders who have taken a world record of five catches in an innings VY Richardson of Australia and Yajurvindra Singh of India
55 Name the four batsmen who have scored hundred before lunch VT Trumper, CG Macarteny and DG Bradman of Australia and Majid Khan of Pakistan
56 Who was the first bowler to take a hat trick in a test innings FR Spofforth of Australia against England at Melbourne in 1978-79
57 Who was the first batsman to be dismissed “Obstructing the field” in tests L Hutton of England
58 Who was the first batsman to be dismissed “Handled the Ball” in tests W Endean of South Africa
59 Name the first batsman to be dismissed stumped by a substitute wicket keeper SJ Snooke of South Africa by NC Tufnell of New Zealand
60 How many one day matches did Garfield Sobers play ? Only one
61 Mention the uniqueness about RB Simpson’s hundreds ? All his ten hundreds were scored when he was leading Australia
62 Name the two batsmen who have scored triple hundreds as their first hundreds? RB Simpson and GS Sobers
63 Name the Indian cricketer who has taken more wickets than the number of runs he has scored BS Chandrashekhar of India
64 Mention the evolution of the term “Test Match” The term “Test Match” was coined during the first English tour to Australia in 1861-62 to describe the games between HH Stephenson and each of the colonies
65 Who was the first bowler to take a hundred wickets against a specific opposition DK Lillee of Australia against England
66 Who was the first wicket keeper to effect hundred dismissals against a specific opposition Alan Knott of England against Australia
67 Name the first ever instance of four brothers who represented test cricket Mohammad Brothers of Pakistan – Hanif, Mushtaq, Sadiq and Wazir
68 Who is the oldest cricketer to play in tests J Southerton of England made his test debut at the age of 49 years and 119 days at Melbourne in 1876-77
69 What is the highest test innings score recorded? 952-6d by Srl vs Ind at Col-RPS 1997-98
70 What is the lowest test innings score recorded? 26 by NZl vs Eng at Auckland 1954-55
71 Name the first bowler to take a wicket with the first ball in test cricket A Conningham of Australia against England at Melbourne in 1894-95. The batsman was AC Maclaren
72 Name the first Indian bowler to take a hat trick Harbhajan Singh
73 Name the two bowlers to take ten wickets in an innings JC Laker of England and A Kumble of India
74 Name the bowler to concede most runs in an innings on test debut O Banks of West Indies against Australia at Barbados in 2002-03.
75 How many runs did he concede 204 runs : His bowling figures read 40.2-2-204-3
76 Name the bowler to take ten plus wickets in a test match on debut F Martin of Eng vs Aus at The Oval 1890. Martin took 12 for 102
77 Who holds the record for most catches in a test series 15 by J Gregory of Aus vs Eng in 1920-21
78 Mention the uniqueness of the former Indian Coach Greg Chappell Apart from registering hundreds in his fist and farewell appearances, he also registered twin hundreds on his first captaincy assignment
79 Mention the name of an Indian batsman who has registered hundreds on each of his three appearances at Lord’s DB Vengsarkar. He remains the only batsman as on date to achieve the feat of registering a hundred on each of his three appearances at Lord’s
80 Name the Indian cricketer who has registered zero and hundred on a test debut GR Viswanath
81 What is so special of GR Viswanath’s zero and hundred on his test debut He was the batsman in the world to register zero and hundred on test debut
82 Name the two batsmen who have scored debut hundreds on first class and test debut GR Viswanath of India and D Wellham of Australia. Apart from this GRV also scored a debut hundred in an unofficial test.
83 Which two teams have registered 900 plus in a test innings England – 903-7d vs Aus at The Oval in 1938 and Sri Lanka – 952-6d vs Ind at Col-RPS in 1997-98
84 Name the only city which has hosted a test match on four grounds Colombo – Col – SSC : Col – RPS : Col – Sara and Col – CCC
85 Mention the uniqueness of batting of West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge He is the only batsman in the world to register twin hundreds, twin nineties and a ninety and hundred in tests and two double hundreds in a test series
86 Name the Indian Cricketer who has registered five double hundreds in a test innings as on date Rahul Dravid
87 What is the specialty of Rahul Dravid’s five double hundreds They are in the progressive order of scores
88 Name the batsmen who have registered a triple hundred and a double hundred in a test innings G Sobers -365 not out and C Hunte – 260 for West Indies against Pakistan at Jamaica in 1957- 58 and ST Jayasuriya – 340 and R Mahanama – 225 for Sri Lanka against India at Col-RPS in 1997-98
89 Mention the special about Vinoo Mankad’s batting and bowling in test cricket He remains the only batsman in the world to register two double hundreds and also to concede 200 plus runs in a test innings on two occasions
90 Name the batsman to register three consecutive nineties in test innings Clem Hill of Australia
91 Name the father-son combination to carry the bat through a completed innings Nazar Mohammad and Mudassar Nazar of Pakistan
92 Name the opening batsmen who have six double hundreds MS Atapattu of Sri Lanka and V Sehwag of India

Bowlers who have performed the hat trick in Ranji Trophy and donned India colours

Abhimanyu Mithun of Karnataka would become 20th bowler to earn India cap after achieving the hat trick in Ranji Trophy or achieving the hat trick after representing India, if he is selected in the playing Eleven against South Africa at Nagpur or at Kolkata.

Abhimanyu Mithun would become the fourth bowler to don the national colours after performing the hat trick on debut in Ranji Trophy. The other three are -VB Ranjane, SA Ankola and J Srinath

The following are the bowlers who have performed the hat trick and played for India. The list includes the bowlers who have achieved the feat after playing for India

No Bowler Team Opp Venue Season
1 M Baqa Jilani N India S Punjab Amritsar 1934-35
2 SN Bannerjee Bihar Delhi Jamshedpur 1948-49
3 CT Sarwate Holkar Bihar Jamshedpur 1948-49
4 P Sen Bengal Orissa Cuttack 1954-55
5 VM Muddaiah Services E Punjab Delhi 1955-56
6 VB Ranjane On debut Maharashtra Saurashtra Pune 1956-57
7 S Nyalchand Saurashtra Bardoda Dhragadhra 1961-62
8 BS Bedi Delhi Punjab Delhi 1968-69
9 UN Kulakarni Mumbai Gujarat V Vidyanagar 1972-73
10 A Raghuram Bhat Karnataka Mumbai Bangalore 1981-82
11 B Arun Tamilnadu Goa Panaji 1986-87
12 SA Ankola On debut Maharashtra Gujarat Pune 1988-89
13 J Srinath On debut Karnataka Hyderabad Secunderabad 1989-90
14 A Kumble Karnataka Andhra Vizag 1991-92
15 A Kumble Karnataka Orissa Rourkela 1997-98
16 Arshad Ayub Hyderabad Kerala Kottayam 1993-94
17 M Karthik Railways Vidharbha Delhi 1996-97
18 A Mishra Haryana Him Pradesh Rohtak 2001-02
19 S Sreesanth Kerala Him Pradesh Palakkad 2004-05

Australia vs Pakistan One day series : Australia wins at Perth and lead the series 4-0

Australia vs Pakistan: Fourth one day at Perth on 29.01.10. Australia won by 135 runs

RJ Harris captured 5 for 19 in this game providing the 36th occasion of a bowler capturing five wickets in one day games against Pakistan.

RJ Harris captured 5 for 19 in this game. It was his second one day game. His figures of 9.5-3-19-5 represent the 324th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in one day games.

RJ Harris captured 5 for 19 in this game providing the 59th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets in one day games. His figures also represent the 13th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets against Pakistan in a one day game

RJ Harris’s feat of five wickets in consecutive games {5 for 43 at Adelaide on 26.01.10 and 5 for 19 at Perth on 29.01.10} provide the ninth occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in two or more consecutive games.

RJ Harris became the second Australian bowler to achieve the feat after GJ Gilmour who had captured 6 for 14 against England at Leeds on 18.06.75 and 5 for 48 against West Indies at Lord’s on 21.06.75. These are the World Cup games of 1975 played in England.

BJ Haddin effected five dismissals in this game when he caught five Pakistan batsmen. His feat provides the 69th occasion of a wicket keeper effecting five or more dismissals in a one day game.

BJ Haddin became the fourth Australian wicket keeper to effect five or more dismissals in one day games. The other three are – AC Gilchrist {12 occasions}, RW Marsh {once} and TD Paine {once}.

BJ Haddin’s feat of five dismissals in this game provides the 15th occasion of an Australian wicket keeper effecting five or more dismissals in one day games.

NM Hauritz registered his maiden one day fifty when he made 53 not out in this game. His previous best was 30 not out vs India at Nagpur on 28.10.09.

RJ Harris captured 5 for 19 in this game providing the 52nd occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets conceding 20 and less than 20 runs in one day games. His feat of 5 for 19 in this game provides the 13th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets conceding 20 and less than 20 runs.

Naved-ul-Hasan returned with figures of 10.0-0-70-1 in this game providing the 51st occasion of a Pakistan bowler conceding 70 plus runs in a one day game.

Naved-ul-Hasan returned with figures of 10.0-0-70-1 in this game providing the seventh occasion of his conceding 70 plus runs in a one day game. He now shares the Pakistan record of a bowler conceding 70 plus runs on most occasions with Waqar Younus. A Nehra of India holds the record of of a bowler conceding 70 plus runs on most occasions – eight occasions. Naved-ul-Hasan’s seven occasions of conceding 70 plus runs are furnished below.

No O M R W Inns Opp Ground Date
1 10.0 0 73 3 1 Ind Karachi 13.03.04
2 10.0 0 82 2 1 Zim Peshawar 03.10.04
3 09.0 0 77 1 1 Win Adelaide 28.01.05
4 09.0 0 75 1 1 Eng Lahore 10.12.05
5 08.0 0 72 0 2 Ind Lahore 13.02.06
6 08.0 0 92 2 1 Saf Centurion 04.02.07
7 10.0 0 70 1 1 Aus Perth 29.01.10

Naved-ul-Hasan returned with figures of 10.0-0-70-1 in this game providing the 67th occasion of a bowler conceding 70 plus runs in a one day game against Australia.

Naved-ul-Hasan returned with figures of 10.0-0-70-1 in this game providing the seventh occasion of a Pakistan bowler conceding 70 plus runs in a one day game against Australia. All the seven occasions are listed below

No Bowlers O M R W Inns Ground Start Date
1 Wasim Akram 08.5 0 70 1 2 Brisbane 08 Jan 1989
2 Mushtaq Ahmed 10.0 0 76 2 1 Brisbane 11 Feb 1990
3 Arshad Khan 10.0 0 70 3 1 Karachi 06 Nov 1998
4 Shoaib Akhtar 08.0 0 70 1 1 Lord’s 04 Sep 2004
5 Umar Gul 10.0 0 70 1 1 Sydney 24 Jan 2010
6 Umar Gul 10.0 1 80 2 1 Adelaide 26 Jan 2010
7 Naved-ul-Hasan 10.0 0 70 1 1 Perth 29 Jan 2010

Australia won this game by 135 runs providing the 49th occasion of Australia winning a one day game by a margin of 100 plus runs. It is their fourth win against Pakistan by a margin of 100 plus runs. The four occasions are listed below

No Aus Won Margin Opp Ground Date
1 Aus won 224 runs Pak Nairobi/G 30.08.02
2 Aus won 152 runs Pak Sydney 04.02.00
3 Aus won 140 runs Pak Sydney 24.01.10
4 Aus Won 135 runs Pak Perth 29.01.10

Australia vs Pakistan one day series : Fourth One day game at Perth : RJ Harris joins the list of bowlers who have captured five or more wickets in consecutive games

RJ Harris’s feat of five wickets in consecutive games {5 for 43 at Adelaide on 26.01.10 and 5 for 19 at Perth on 29.01.10} provide the ninth occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in two or more consecutive games.

No Bowlers W/R Ins Team Opp Ground Match Date
1 Waqar Younis 5/11 1 Pak NZl Peshawar 04 Nov 1990
5/16 2 Pak NZl Sialkot 06 Nov 1990
5/52 2 Pak Win Karachi 09 Nov 1990
2 GJ Gilmour 6/14 1 Aus Eng Leeds 18 Jun 1975
5/48 1 Aus Win Lord’s 21 Jun 1975
3 ALF de Mel 5/39 1 Srl Pak Leeds 16 Jun 1983
5/32 1 Srl NZl Derby 18 Jun 1983
4 Waqar Younis 6/26 2 Pak Srl Sharjah 29 Apr 1990
5/20 1 Pak NZl Sharjah 01 May 1990
5 Aaqib Javed 5/35 2 Pak Srl Gwalior 12 May 1997
5/61 2 Pak Ind Chennai 21 May 1997
6 Saqlain Mushtaq 5/38 2 Pak Ban Col-RPS 16 Jul 1997
5/45 1 Pak Ind Toronto 13 Sep 1997
7 Azhar Mahmood 6/18 2 Pak Win Sharjah 19 Oct 1999
5/28 2 Pak Srl Sharjah 22 Oct 1999
8 Waqar Younis 7/36 1 Pak Eng Leeds 17 Jun 2001
6/59 2 Pak Aus Nottingham 19 Jun 2001
9 RJ Harris 5/43 2 Aus Pak Adelaide 26 Jan 2010
5/19 2 Aus Pak Perth 29 Jan 2010

RJ Harris became the second Australian bowler to achieve the feat after GJ Gilmour who had captured 6 for 14 against England at Leeds on 18.06.75 and 5 for 48 against West Indies at Lord’s on 21.06.75. These are the World Cup games of 1975 played in England.

No

Bowlers W/R Ins Team Opp Ground Match Date
1 GJ Gilmour 6/14 1 Aus Eng Leeds 18 Jun 1975
5/48 1 Aus Win Lord’s 21 Jun 1975
2 RJ Harris 5/43 2 Aus Pak Adelaide 26 Jan 2010
5/19 2 Aus Pak Perth 29 Jan 2010

RJ Harris remains the only bowler in the list to capture five wickets in two consecutive games against the same opposition – that is Pakistan. Waqar Younis had captured two of his three five wickets hauls in consecutive games against New Zealand

Remembering "Bearded Wonder" Bill Frindall on his first death anniversay

The world famous Cricket Statistician, Bill Frindall, breathed his last exactly an year ago, on 29.01.09. HR Gopala Krishna, one of the Senior Cricket Statistician of the country had met him during the India-England test match at Chennai in December 2008. He recalls the moments he spent with Late Bill Frindall

The best thing that would have happened to me at the Commentary box, that Mr. Bill Frindall, the world renowned Cricket Statistician was sitting next to our Commentary booth, doing duty for BBC Radio Team. I met him on the second day’s morning and introduced myself with my visiting card, he exclaimed, oh!, at last we have met.

Though we are constant touch through letter in an era, where Information Technology was non existent, it was for the first time we met. We chatted for quite a while and I told him I am next to your booth assisting All India Radio Commentary Team. I gave him the copy of the statistical compilation on India-England Test series – 1932 to 2007 and also the approaching milestones ahead of the Chennai Test between India and England, he glanced at the compilation and complemented for the exhaustive work.

When he enquired as to how many matches I have been associated as a statistician, I told him that this is my 60th International – 28 Tests and 32 ODIs. He exclaimed “that’s quite a lot”. He spoke to me about Andrew Strauss’s hundred on the first day and told me that it was one of the best hundreds he has seen by an England opening batsman. He told me that it was his second visit to Chepauk. He vividly remembered the booth on the pavilion end, where he had worked during his previous visit. He was full of praise for the Commentary booths opposite the pavilion end and told me that these should rank as one of the best in the world. I told him that I was appointed as the Official Statistician for the newly launched BCCI’s website, he complimented me and told me “that means you have to work a lot”. He enquired me as to how old I am for which I replied I am 62. He told me that he would have given me a copy of his Autobiography, but forgot to put a copy of the same in his suit case and assured me that I would get a copy of the same next day.

During the next day morning meeting, he took a copy of his Autobiography, “Bill Frindall Bearders – My Life in Cricket” from his suit case along with my visiting card I had given him the previous day, and asked me how I was called. I told him that I was called as Gopal, he wrote on the first page of the book, To Gopal. With very best wishes, with his autograph Bill Frindall with place “Chepauk’ and date as “13 Dec 2008” and presented the book with a firm hand shake. I was so thrilled to get this book as a compliment from numero uno statistician of the world.

On the fourth day morning of the match, I presented my curriculum vitae which contained the four world records unearthed by me. He read each one of them, and was particularly impressed with the world record of double hundred stands for the first two wickets by Indian batsmen – Virender Sehwag and Wasim Jaffer for the first wicket and Virender Sehwag and Rahul Dravid for the second wicket at Chennai against South Africa in March 2008 and told me that it was really good one. I asked to keep the CV for himself; he gleefully accepted and said, “Oh! This is for me, Thanks”.

I presented him with Nagchampa Incense sticks which I had shopped for him on the previous evening. He smelt the fragrance and told me an anecdote pertaining to Fred Trueman. It appears that Late Freddie always used to have a smoke with the pipe prior to his entry into the commentary box. As a result of this, the box was agog with the tobacco smell. Bill, to overcome with this smell, once lighted a fragrant incense stick and kept it on the wall of the Commentary box. When some of the commentators noted a different smell in the Commentary box, Bill was to tell them it was from Freddie’s Pipe with a wink.

On the fifth day morning we met again, he perhaps, had an intuition that England would lose the match, and enquired with me whether I had a list of instances of a team has lost the test when one of its batsman has scored hundreds in each innings of a test. I said I have it and gave him the list within a few minutes later. He had received an email from one of his friends on the same topic and checked the same for correctness with the list of instances I gave him. The email list was one short of the instances and he checked the same and found that Gavaskar’s name was not listed in the email.

During the course of the final day’s play, Tendulkar completed 1000 runs in the calendar year 2008 and he had achieved this feat on five occasions. He emulated ML Hayden and BC Lara who have done this feat on five occasions. Tendulkar wrested this record from Gavaskar who had achieved this feat on four occasions.

I had passed on this note to the Programme Executive of BBC Commentary Team who in turn placed the note before Bill Frindall and came back to my booth. Bill Frindall read the entire note and turned towards me and showed his “Thumbs Up”

During the course of the Test match, I was passing the important statistical information to the BBC Commentary Team also, which were accepted by them.

At the conclusion of the test match, I went to Bill Frindall again and he shook hands with me with the parting words “Thanks for all the help”. I was dumb and could not speak for a few seconds and was taken aback at the humility and greatness of this great statistician Bill Frindall.

My mind wandered back to an incident at Bangalore, when ESPN was telecasting a Test match, when I was prevented physically giving the stats tit-bits to Commentators by the bald headed ESPN Programme Executive whose name I forget, at the instance of their scorer-cum-statistician Mohandas Menon.

This prompted me to remember a proverb in Kannada “Thumbida koda thulukuvudilla” meaning thereby – “Water will not spill out of a pot which is full”

During the first week of January 2009, I mailed him a summary of Test records in the calendar year 2009 and he promptly replied the mail with the following contents.

Dear Gopal, Many thanks indeed for your most comprehensive survey of the 2008 Test Match Year. All good wishes for 2009 – Bill Frindall

I happen to remember him this evening between 4.30 and 5.00 PM, when Kannada Vernacular Kasturi TV crew came to my home for an interview, I had his autobiography in my hand for a snap and also his autographed sheet was filmed.

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