Bangladesh vs England one day series : England wins the first one day at Mirpur

Bangladesh vs England – First one day at Dhaka-Mirpur on 28.02.10 : England won by six wickets

England won the toss and inserted the opposition providing the 137th occasion of England doing so against all the opposition. England has won 76 games, lost 54 games, tied one game and six games have ended as no result game when it has inserted the opposition.

England won the toss and inserted the opposition providing the third occasion of England doing so against Bangladesh. England has won all the three games.

Tamim Iqbal scored 125 in this game providing the 311th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred when a team has lost the toss and asked to bat first.

Tamim Iqbal scored 125 in this game providing the fifth occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring a hundred when Bangladesh lost the toss and asked to bat first. The other four occasions are – 123* by Shahriar Nafees vs Zimbabwe at Jaipur on 13.10.06, 134* by Shakib Al Hasan vs Canada at St John’s on 28.02.07, 104 by Shakib Al Hasan vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 11.08.09 and 101 by Imrul Kayes vs New Zealand at Christchurch on 11.02.10

Tamim Iqbal scored 125 in this game providing the 18th occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring a hundred in one day games. He became the first Bangladesh batsman to score a hundred against England in one day games.

Tamim Iqbal scored 125 in this game providing the third occasion of his scoring a hundred in one day games. The other two hundreds are – 129 vs Ireland at Dhaka on 22.03.08 and 154 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 16.08.09

Tamim Iqbal with his three one day hundreds earned the distinction of becoming the fourth Bangladesh batsman to score three or more hundreds in one day games. The other three batsmen are – Shahriar Nafees {04}, Shakib Al Hasan {04} and Mohammad Ashraful {03}.

Tamim Iqbal’s 125 in this game was in a losing cause providing the fifth occasion of a Bangladesh batsman’s hundred going in vain. The other four occasions are – 101 by Mehrab Hossain vs Zimbabwe at Dhaka on 25.03.99, 108 by Shakib Al Hasan vs Pakistan at Multan on 16.04.08, 115 by Alok Kapali vs India at Karachi on 28.06.08 and 101 by Imrul Kayes vs New Zealand at Christchurch on 11.02.10

Tamim Iqbal’s 125 in this game represent the highest individual score by Bangladesh batsman in a losing cause. The previous best was 115 by Alok Kapali vs India at Karachi on 28.06.08

Tamim Iqbal’s 125 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 262nd occasion of a batsman’s hundred going in vain in the history of one day games.

AN Cook registered his fourth one day half century and his fifth one day fifty when he made 68 in this game.

PD Collingwood registered his 25th one day half century and 30th one day fifty when he scored 75 not out in this game

AN Cook scored 64 in this game providing the 84th occasion of a England captain scoring a fifty in one day games.

AN Cook became the seventh England captain to score a fifty on captaincy debut. The other six are – MH Denness – 66 vs West Indies at Leeds on 05.09.73, AJ Lamb 55* vs West Indies at Bridgetown on 03.04.90, MA Atherton – 86 vs West Indies at Bridgetown on 16.02.04, GP Thorpe – 62* vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla on 23.03.01, ME Trescothick – 52 vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 10.10.01 and AJ Strauss – 74* vs India at Jamshedpur on 12.04.06.

England capped C Kieswetter in this game. He became the 213th England cricketer to appear in one day games. He is the third England cricketer to make one day debut against Bangladesh. The other two are – J Lewis at The Oval on 16.06.05 and CT Tremlett at Nottingham on 21.06.05.

Aftab Ahmed and Mushfiqur Rahim were dismissed run out for 2 and 22 respectively in this game providing the ninth and tenth occasion of Bangladesh batsman dismissed run out against England.

Aftab Ahmed and Mushfiqur Rahim were dismissed run out for 2 and 22 respectively in this game providing the second occasion of two Bangladesh batsman dismissed run out in an innings against England. The first such occasion was witnessed at Dhaka {Bangabandhu National Stadium} on 12.11.03 when Hannan Sarkar {21} and Khaled Mashud {11} were dismissed run out

Bangladesh was dismissed all out for 228 in this game providing the 102nd occasion of Bangaldesh being all out in one day games. It also represents the sixth occasion of Bangladesh being all out against England in one day games. Its total of 228 represents the highest team total when Bangladesh was all out against England. The previous best was 223 at Nottingham on 21.06.05.

India vs South Africa One day series : Some more stats on Ahmedabad game

MV Boucher effected five dismissals in this game providing the eighth occasion of his effecting five or more dismissals in one day games. It is the first occasion that a South African wicket keeper effecting five or more dismissals against India in a one day game.

MV Boucher effected five dismissals in this game providing the eleventh occasion of South African wicket keeper effecting five or more dismissals in one day games. The break up of these eleven occasions read thus – MV Boucher {08}, AB de Villiers {01}, DJ Richardson {02}

MV Boucher effected five dismissals in this game providing the seventh occasion of a wicket keeper effecting five or more dismissals against India in one day games. The break up of these six occasions read thus – AC Gilchrist of Australia – {03 occasions}, BB McCullum of New Zealand {02 occasions}, D Ramdin of West Indies {01 occasion}

MV Boucher effected five dismissals in this game providing the first occasion of a South African wicket keeper effecting five or more dismissals in one day games which included a stumping dismissal. It is interesting that all the other ten occasions were all caught dismissals.

S Sreesanth returned with figures of 9.0-0-83-0 in this game providing the 94th occasion of a bowler to concede 80 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day games. J Botha of South Africa also returned with figures of 10.0-0-80-2 in this game providing the 95th instance.

S Sreesanth {9.0-0-83-0} and J Botha {10.0-0-80-2} conceded 80 plus runs in this game providing the fourth occasion of rival bowlers conceding 80 plus runs in an one day game.

JH Kallis registered his 17th one day hundred when he made 104 not out in this game, while AB de Villiers scored his sixth one day hundred when he made 102 not out in this game.

AB de Villiers scored hundreds in consecutive one day games with his 102 not out in this game. In the previous game at Gwalior he had scored 114 not out. His feat provides the 58th occasion of a batsman registering hundreds in consecutive innings in the history of one day games. He becomes the fourth South African batsman to achieve the feat. The other three are – HH Gibbs, JH Kallis and GC Smith.

AB de Villiers scored 100 in 58 balls which represent the seventh fastest hundred in one day games. The other six are – Shahid Afridi of Pakistan {in 37 balls vs Sri Lanka at Nairobi on 04.10.96}, MV Boucher of South Africa {in 44 balls vs Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom on 20.09.06}, BC Lara of West Indies {in 45 balls vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on 09.10.99}, Shahid Afridi of Pakistan {in 45 balls vs India at Kanpur on 15.04.05}, ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka {in 48 balls vs Pakistan at Singapore on 02.04.96} and ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka {in 55 balls vs Bangladesh at Karachi on 30.06.08}

HM Amla and LL Bosman added 113 runs for the first wicket and JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 173* runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the 161st and 162nd occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership in one day games.

These two three figure partnerships provide the 21st and 22nd occasion of three figure partnerships posted by South African batsmen against India.

HM Amla and LL Bosman added 113 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the eighth occasion of a three figure partnership for the first wicket by South African batsmen against India.

JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 173* runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the fifth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership in one day games against India.

JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 173* runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the record third wicket partnership by South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership in one day games against India. The previous best was the 113 runs stand between DJ Cullinan and WJ Cronje at Jaipur on 23.10.96.

HM Amla and LL Bosman added 113 runs for the first wicket and JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 173* runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the third occasion of South African batsmen posting two three figure partnership in an innings against India. The other two such occasions were witnessed at New Delhi on 14.11.91 {111 runs for the second wicket between KC Wessels and PN Kirsten and 105 runs for the third wicket between PN Kirsten and AP Kuiper} and at Bloemfontein on 23.01.97 {111 runs for the third wicket between G Kirsten and DJ Cullinan and 102 runs unfinished stand for the fifth wicket between WJ Cronje and JN Rhodes}

HM Amla and LL Bosman added 113 runs for the first wicket and JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 173* runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the 107th occasion of two three figure partnership in an innings in the history of one day games.

HM Amla and LL Bosman added 113 runs for the first wicket and JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 173* runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this game providing the 16th occasion of South African batsmen posting two three figure partnership in an innings in one day games.

LL Bosman registered his second one day half century when he scored 68 in this game. He first half century was his 88 vs Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom on 20.09.06.

HM Amla scored his seventh one day half century and eighth one day fifty when he scored 87 in this game.

India were dismissed all out for 275 in this game providing the 224th occasion of India being dismissed all out in one day games. It also provides the 121st occasion of India being all out when it has batted second.

India were dismissed all out for 275 in this game providing the 22nd occasion of India being dismissed all out in one day games against South Africa. It also provides the eleventh occasion of India being all out when it has batted second.

India vs South Africa One day Series : Third one day at Ahmedabad : Visitors win the game by 90 runs

India vs South Africa ; Third one day game at Ahmedabad on 27.02.10 : South Africa won by 90 runs.

M Vijay and A Mithun made thier one day debut in this game. They became the 181st and 182nd Indian cricketerss to appear in one day games. They also became the 14th Indian and 15th Indian cricketers to make his one day debut against South Africa.

It is the second occasion that India has capped two cricketers against South Africa in one day game. On 05.10.01 at Johannesburg, SS Das and D Das Gupta had made their one day debut against South Africa

M Vijay became the third Indian opening batsman to make his one day debut against South Africa. The other two are – S Somasundar at Hyderabad- LBS on 17.10,96 and W Jaffer at Durban on 22.11.06.

A Mithun became the second Indian medium pace bowler to make one day debut against South Africa. I Sharma who had made his debut at Belfast on 29.06.07 was the other medium pace bowler.

South African innings contained four fifties – LL Bosman {68}, HM Amla {87}, JH Kallis {104} and AB de Villers {102} providing the 36th occasion of four or more batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in One day games.

South African innings contained four fifties – LL Bosman {68}, HM Amla {87}, JH Kallis {104} and AB de Villers {102} providing the seventh occasion of four or more South African batsmen scoring fifties in an innings

South African innings contained four fifties – LL Bosman {68}, HM Amla {87}, JH Kallis {104} and AB de Villers {102} providing the first occasion of four or more South African batsmen scoring fifties in an innings against India.

South African innings contained four fifties – LL Bosman {68}, HM Amla {87}, JH Kallis {104} and AB de Villers {102} providing the second occasion of four or more batsmen scoring fifties in an innings against India. The first such occasion was witnessed a Vadodara on 25.10.09 in the game against Australia, when four Australian batsmen – TD Paine {50}, RT Ponting {74}, CL White {51} and MEK Hussey {73} had made fifties.

South African innings contained four fifties – LL Bosman {68}, HM Amla {87}, JH Kallis {104} and AB de Villers {102} providing the tenth occasion of first four batsmen scoring fifties in an innings in the history of one day games.

South African innings contained four fifties – LL Bosman {68}, HM Amla {87}, JH Kallis {104} and AB de Villers {102} providing the first occasion of first four South African batsmen scoring fifties in an innings against India.

South African innings contained four fifties – LL Bosman {68}, HM Amla {87}, JH Kallis {104} and AB de Villers {102} providing the third occasion of first four South African batsmen scoring fifties in an innings. The other two occasions are – vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 23.09.01 – G Kirsten {66}, HH Gibbs {125}, JH Kallis {83} and JN Rhodes {54*} and vs Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom on 20.09.06 – LL Bosman {88}, AN Petersen {80}, JH Kallis {50} and MV Boucher {147*}

JH Kallis {104*} and AB de Villiers {102*} registered hundreds in South Africa’s innings providing the 83rd occasion of two batsmen scoring hundreds in an innings in the history of one day games.

JH Kallis {104*} and AB de Villiers {102*} registered hundreds in South Africa’s innings providing the fifth occasion of two South African batsmen scoring hundreds in an innings in the history of one day games.

JH Kallis {104*} and AB de Villiers {102*} registered hundreds in South Africa’s innings providing the second occasion of two South African batsmen scoring hundreds in an innings in the history of one day games. The first such instance was witnessed at Kochi on 09.03.00, when G Kirsten {115} and HH Gibbs {111} had scored hundreds.

JH Kallis {104*} and AB de Villiers {102*} registered hundreds in South Africa’s innings providing the 14th occasion of two batsmen scoring hundreds in an innings in the history of one day games against India. The break up of these 14 occasions country wise read thus – South Africa {02}, Pakistan {04}, West Indies {01}, Australia {03}, England {02}, Zimbabwe {01} and Sri Lanka {01}.

JH Kallis’s 104 not out in this game represent the 148th occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in a one day game against India.

JH Kallis’s 104 not out in this game represent the 18th occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in a one day game against India {Indian captains – eleven hundreds and visiting captains – seven hundreds}

JH Kallis’s 104 not out in this game represent the ninth occasion of a South Africa captain scoring a hundred in a one day game. He is the second South African captain to score a hundred in a one day game, after GC Smith who has scored eight hundreds.

JH Kallis’s 104 not out in this game represent the second occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in a one day game against India. The other occasion was GC Smith’s 134* at Kolkata on 25.11.05.

JH Kallis’s 104 not out in this game represent the 20th occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in a one day game on Indian soil.

JH Kallis’s 104 not out in this game represent the 20th occasion of a captain scoring a hundred in a one day game on Indian soil {Indian captains – 11 and visiting captains -07}

A Mithun returned with figures of 8.0-0-63-0 on his debut in this game providing the third occasion of an Indian bowler going wicket less conceding 60 plus runs. The other two bowlers are – KD Ghavri {11.0-1-83-0 vs England at Lord’s on 07.06.75} and IK Pathan {10.0-0-61-0 vs Australia at Melbourne on 09.01.04}

S Sreesanth returned with figures of 9.0-0-83-0 in this game providing the eighth occasion of an Indian bowlers to concede 80 plus runs without a capturing a wicket in a one day game. Sreesanth is the first Indian bowler to go wicketless conceding 80 plus rung an innings against South Africa.

S Sreesanth returned with figures of 9.0-0-83-0 in this game providing the thirty eighth occasion of a bowler to concede 80 plus runs without a capturing a wicket in the history of one day games.

S Sreesanth returned with figures of 9.0-0-83-0 in this game providing the eighth occasion of an Indian bowler to concede 80 plus runs without a capturing a wicket in the history of one day games.

South Africa’s 365 for 2 in this game provide the 354th occasion of a team posing 300 plus runs in an innings.

South Africa’s 365 for 2 in this game provide the 38th occasion of South Africa posing 300 plus runs in an innings.

South Africa’s 365 for 2 in this game provide the third occasion of South Africa posing 300 plus runs in an innings against India. The other two occasions are – 320 for 7 at Ahmedabad on 27.02.10 and 301 for 3 at Nagpur on 19.03.00.

South Africa’s 365 for 2 in this game represent South Africa’s highest team total against India

MV Boucher effected five dismissals in this game providing the 72nd occasion of wicket keeper effecting five or more dismissals in one day games. At the end of this game, MV Boucher’s dismissals stood at 421 dismissals {399 catches and 22 stumpings}

MV Boucher effected five dismissals in this game providing the 72nd occasion of wicket keeper effecting five or more dismissals in one day games. At the end of this game, MV Boucher’s dismissals stood at 421 dismissals {399 catches and 22 stumpings}

MV Boucher effected five dismissals in this game providing the 72nd occasion of wicket keeper effecting five or more dismissals in one day games. At the end of this game, MV Boucher’s dismissals stood at 421 dismissals {399 catches and 22 stumpings}

India vs South Africa One day series : India win at Gwalior : SR Tendulkar becomes the first batsman to score 200 runs in one dayers

India vs South Africa Second one day game at Gwalior on 24.02.10 : India won by 153 runs

MS Dhoni won the toss in this game providing the 32nd occasion of India winning the toss in India-South Africa one day series

By a coincidence, V Sehwag was playing his 221st match, exactly half of SR Tendulkar’s 442 matches. Their combined total is 663 matches.

SR Tendulkar was playing his 431st innings in this game. The record for most innings played in one day games is 432 and is credited to ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka.

V Sehwag’s dismissal for 9 in this game represents his 42nd dismissal for single digits which includes ten zeroes.

The three figure partnership of 194 runs between SR Tendulkar and KRD Karthik in this game represents the 292nd occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in one day games. It also represents the 62nd occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in one day games.

The three figure partnership of 194 runs between SR Tendulkar and KRD Karthik in this game represents the 93rd occasion of SR Tendulkar being a partner in a three figure partnership in one day games.

SR Tendulkar registered his 46th one day hundred in this game. This was his fourth hundred against South Africa. The other three hundreds are – 122 at Vadodara on 17.03.00, 114 at Mumbai on 14.12.96 and 101 at Jo’burg on 05.10.01. SR Tendulkar’s 200 not out in this game represents his highest score against South Africa

Break up of SR Tendulkar’s 46 hundreds team wise read thus : vs Australia – 09, vs England – 01, vs Kenya – 04, vs Namibia – 01, vs New Zealand – 05, vs Pakistan -05, vs South Africa – 04, vs Sri Lanka – 08, vs West Indies – 04 and vs Zimbabwe – 05.

KRD Karthik registered his fourth one day half century when he made 79 in this game. The other three are – 67 vs West Indies at Kingston on 28.06.09, 63 vs West Indies at Cuttack on 24.06.07 and 58* vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on 10.05.07. Thus his knock of 79 in this game represents his highest one day score.

194 runs partnership between SR Tendulkar and KRD Karthik in this game represents the ground record for the highest three figure partnership at Gwalior. The previous best was 190 runs partnership between SR Tendulkar and VVS Laxman against Australia on 26.10.03

194 runs partnership between SR Tendulkar and KRD Karthik in this game represents the 12th three figure partnership at Gwalior.

With 25 boundary fours in this innings 200 not out, SR Tendulkar has now the record of most boundary fours in an innings. He wrested the record of 24 boundary fours of ST Jayasuriya in his knock of 157 against Netherlands at Amstelveen on 04.07.06 which was the previous record of most boundary fours in an innings.

SR Tendulkar with his score on 195 not out in this innings became the highest scorer in One day games when he went past the scores of 194 not out by CK Coventry of Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh at Bulawayo on 16.08.09 and 194 by Saeed Anwar of Pakistan vs India at Chennai on 21.05.97, SR Tendulkar’s score of 200 not out in this innings became the highest scorer on Indian soil going past 194 by Saeed Anwar of Pakistan vs India at Chennai on 21.05.97

SR Tendulkar became the first batsman in the history of one day games to score 200 runs when he scored 200 not out in this game. It was an improvement over his 186 not out against New Zealand at Hyderabad-LBS on 05.11.99

SR Tendulkar now owns the record for most 150 plus scores in one day games. His 200 not out in this game was his fifth score of 150 plus runs. He wrested the record from ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka who has scored four scores of 150 plus runs. Tendulkar’s five scores of 150 plus runs are – 200 not out vs South Africa at Gwalior on 24.02.10, 186 not out vs 175 vs Australia at Hyd-RGS on 05.11.09, 163 retd hurt vs New Zealand at Christchurch on 08.03.09 and 152 vs Namibia at Pietermaritzburg on 23.02.03

MS Dhoni’s 68 not out in this game represent his 35th one day half century and 42nd one day fifty. It also represents his 14th one day half century and 16th one day fifty in the dual role of captain-cum-wicket keeper. It also represents the 54th occasion of a captain-cum-wicket keeper registering a fifty in one day games.

MS Dhoni’s 68 not out in this game represent the 127th occasion of an Indian captain registering a fifty in one day games. This knock is MS Dhoni’s 16th fifty while leading India. Other captains who have score more fifties than MS Dhoni are – SC Ganguly {32}, M Azharuddin {24} and R Dravid {21{

WD Parnell conceded 95 runs in this game providing the 16th occasion of a bowler conceding 90 plus runs in one day games. His figures represent the most expensive bowling figures by a South Africal bowler in one day games.

WD Parnell became the third bowler to concede 90 plus runs against India in one day games. The other two bowlers are – RDM Leverock of Bermuda – 10.0-0-96-1 at Port of Spain on 19.03.07 and TG Southee of New Zealand – 10.0-0-105-0 at Christchurch on 08.03.09

India’s 401 for 3 in this game represent the ninth occasion of a team posting a total of 400 plus runs in one day games. India holds the record of scoring 400 plus runs on most occasions in one day games – three occasions – 413 for 5 vs Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19.03.07, 414 for 7 vs Sri Lanka at Rajkot on 15.12.09 and 401 for 3 vs South Africa at Gwalior on 24,02.10

This game witnessed two three figure partnerships in India’s innings. SR Tendulkar and KRD Karthik added 194 runs for the second wicket and SR Tendulkar and MS Dhoni added 101 runs in an unfinished stand for the fourth wicket – providing the 106th occasion of a team posting two or more three figure partnerships in its innings.

This game witnessed two three figure partnerships in India’s innings. SR Tendulkar and KRD Karthik added 194 runs for the second wicket and SR Tendulkar and MS Dhoni added 101 runs in an unfinished stand for the fourth wicket – providing the 23rd occasion of India posting two three figure partnerships in its innings.

India’s 401 for 3 in this game represent its highest team total against South Africa. The previous best was 310 at Nagpur on 19.03.00

Three South African bowlers conceded 70 plus runs in this game – DW Steyn {89}, WD Parnell {95} and CK Langveldt {70} providing the 12th occasion of three or more bowlers conceding 70 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day games.

Three South African bowlers conceded 70 plus runs in this game – DW Steyn {89}, WD Parnell {95} and CK Langveldt {70} providing the second occasion of three or more South African bowlers conceding 70 plus runs in an innings in the history of one day games. The other occasion was against Australia at Johannesburg on 12.03.06, when five South African bowlers – M Ntini {80}, AJ Hall {80}, JJ van der Waath {76}, R Telemachus {87} and JH Kallis {70} – conceded 70 plus runs

Three South African bowlers conceded 70 plus runs in this game – DW Steyn {89}, WD Parnell {95} and CK Langveldt {70} providing the fourth occasion of three bowlers conceding 70 plus runs in an innings against India in one day games. The other two occasions were – Pakistan bowlers at Karachi on 13.03.04, England bowlers at Rajkot on 14.11.08 and Sri Lankan bowlers at Col-RPS on 14.09.09

DW Steyn conceded 89 runs in this game providing the 93rd occasion of a bowler conceding 80 plus runs in one day games

DW Steyn conceded 89 runs without a wicket in this game providing the 37th occasion of a bowler conceding 80 plus runs without a wicket in one day games

JP Duminy collected his first ball duck in this game providing the 82nd occasion of a South African batsman collecting his first ball duck in one day games.

JP Duminy collected his first ball duck in this game providing the fourth occasion of his first ball duck in one day games. The other three occasions are – vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC on 31.08.04, vs India at Belfast on 01.07.07 and vs Sri Lanka at Centurion on 22.09.09

JP Duminy collected his first ball duck in this game providing the 12th occasion of a South African batsman collecting his first ball duck against India in one day games. PS de Villiers, JP Duminy, AC Hudson and L Klusener are the four South African batsmen who have collected first ball ducks on two occasions against India

AB de Villiers’s 100 plus in this game represent his fifth century and 25th fifty in one day games. His other four hundreds are – 146 vs West Indies at St George’s on 10.04.07, 121 vs England at Cape Town on 27.11.09, 107 vs Zimbabwe at Harare on 26.08.07 and 103* vs Pakistan at Lahore on 18.10.07

AB de Villers’s 114 not out in this game was in a losing cause providing the 16th occasion of South African batsman’s hundred going in vain. It also represents the 261st occasion of a batsman’s hundred going in vain in the history of one day games

AB de Villers’s 114 not out in this game was in a losing cause providing the fourth occasion of South African batsman’s hundred going in vain against India. The other three occasions are – 115 by G Kirsten at Kochi on 09.03.00, 111 by HH Gibbs at Kochi on 09.03.00 and 116* by HH Gibbs at Col-RPS on 25.09.02

India won this game by 153 runs providing the 26th occasion of India winning the one day game by 100 plus runs margin. It is India’s second win by 100 plus runs margin against South Africa, the first being its 153 run victory at Dhaka on 14.04.03

India vs South Africa One day Series : India wins the first one day at Jaipur by one run

India vs South Africa One day game at Jaipur on 21.02.10: India wins by one runs

South Africa won the toss and inserted the opposition providing 13th occasion of South Africa doing so against India.

JH Kallis was leading South Africa in the twelfth game and in the fourth game against India. The three games he lead against India are – at Belfast on 26.06.07, 29.07.07 and 01.07.07.

SR Tendulkar was dismissed run out for 4 in this game providing the 32nd occasion of his being dismissed run out in one day games. With his run out dismissal in this game, he is on par with Mohd Azharuddin who has also 32 run out dismissals to his credit. Among the Indian batsmen, only R Dravid {39) has been dismissed run out on more occasions than SR Tendulkar and M Azharuddin.

SR Tendulkar has extended his run out dismissals as an opening batsman to 24 which stands a record for a batsman with most runs out dismissals.

SR Tendulkar was dismissed run out as an opening batsman for the fourth occasion against South Africa. He became the fourth batsman to be dismissed run out on four occasions against South Africa. The other three are – SC Ganguly of India, ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and MA Taylor of Australia.

V Sehwag was dismissed run out for 46 in this game providing the 17th occasion of his being dismissed run out in his one day career. His run out dismissal in this game provides the 15th occasion of his run out dismissal as an opening batsman.

SR Tendulkar {04} and V Sehwag {46} were dismissed run out in this game providing the 28th occasion of both the openers dismissed run out in the history of one day games.

SR Tendulkar {04} and V Sehwag {46} were dismissed run out in this game providing the eighth occasion of both the Indian openers dismissed run out in one day games against various oppositions. The other seven occasions are – vs England at Chandigarh on 27.01.85 {RJ Shastri – 53, K Srikkanth – 09}, vs New Zealand at Bangalore on 14.10.87 {K Srikkanth – 09, SM Gavaskar – 02}, vs New Zealand at Nagpur on 26.11.95 {M Prabhakar – 09, SR Tendulkar – 65}, vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 28.08.96 {A Jadeja – 00, SR Tendulkar – 110}, vs South Africa at East London on 04.02.97 {SC Ganguly – 83, R Dravid – 53}, vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 25.08.99 {SC Ganugly – 09, SR Tendulkar – 37}, and vs Sri Lanka at Bristol on 11.07.02 {SC Ganguly – 09, SR Tendulkar – 39}

SR Tendulkar {04} and V Sehwag {46} were dismissed run out in this game providing the second occasion of both the Indian openers dismissed run out in one day games against South Afrivs. The other was at East London on 04.02.97 {SC Ganguly – 83, R Dravid – 53}.

SK Raina with his 58 in this game registered his 15th one day half century and 18th one day fifty.

JH Kallis with his 89 in this game registered his 75th half century and 91st fifty. It was his third half century as captain. The other two are – 50 vs Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom on 20.09.06 and 91* vs India at Belfast on 26.06.07.

JH Kallis’s 89 in this game provide the 12th occasion of a South African captain registering a fifty against India.

India won this game by one run providing the 24th occasion of a team carving one run win in the history of one day games. It was India’s third one run win in one day games. The other two are – vs New Zealand at Wellington on 06.03.90 and vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 25.07.93

300 plus runs in a first class match in a losing cause

Taking the cue from South Zone’s KD Karthik’s 333 runs {183 and 150} in the match against West Zone of Duleep Trophy Finals at Hyderabad {RGS} which went in vain, two distinguished members of Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians, England – Mr. Roger Long and Mr. Peter Griffiths – have carried out research and came out with the complete list of batsmen whose match totals of 300 plus have gone in vain.

Crickick.com is pleased to inform its visitors that Mr. Roger Long and Mr Peter Griffiths – have permitted to post the list on the portal. Please peruse the list which contains the name of legends such as Vijay Hazare, Brian Lara, Don Bradman, A Flower, LC Braund, KF Barrington, MG Bevan, H Sutcliffe, to name a few

No Batsmen FI SI Tot Match Start Date
1 RC Blunt 32 338* 370 Otago v Canterbury 25.12.1931
2 VS Hazare 59 309 368 The Rest v Hindus 03.12.1943
3 PA Perrin 343 8 351 Essex v Derbyshire 18.07.1904
4 BC Lara 221 130 351 West Indies v Sri Lanka 29.11.2001
5 DG Bradman 124 225 349 WM Woodfull’s XI v J Ryder’s XI 06.12.1929
6 A Flower 142 199* 341 Zimbabwe v South Africa 07.09.2001
7 KD Karthik 183 150 333 South Zone v West Zone 02.02.2010
8 P Mead 45 280* 325 Hampshire v Nottinghamshire 22.06.1921
9 JER Gallian 312 11 323 Lancashire v Derbyshire 18.07.1996
10 AP Grayson 173 149 322 Essex v Northamptonshire 27.07.2001
11 PG Fulton 301* 17 318 Canterbury v Auckland 03.03.2003
12 Sadiq Mohammad 163* 150 313 Gloucestershire v Derbyshire 01.09.1976
13 SJ Cook 197 115* 312 Somerset v Hampshire 28.08.1991
14 LC Braund 257* 50 307 Somerset v Worcestershire 26.06.1913
15 AJ Moles 224* 83* 307 Warwickshire v Glamorgan 25.07.1990
16 LS Birkett 51 253 304 Trinidad v British Guiana 03.10.1929
17 KF Barrington 186 118* 304 Surrey v Warwickshire 05.09.1959
18 MG Bevan 190 114* 304 Tasmania v Western Australia 28.01.2005
19 H Sutcliffe 176 127 303 England v Australia 01.01.1925
20 JG Myburgh 199 101* 300 Canterbury v Central Districts 21.03.2009

Australia vs West Indies one day series : Hosts win the fifth one day game at Melbourne and the series by Four-Nil margin

Australia vs West Indies : Fifth one day at Melbourne on 19.02.10 : Australia won by 125 runs and also the series by 4-0

Australia’s 324 for 5 in this game provide the 61st occasion of Australia posting a total of 300 plus runs in one day games. This total also represents the sixth occasion of Australia posting a total of 300 plus runs against West Indies. The other five occasions are – 338 for 6 at Melbourne on 09.02.01, 301 for 4 at Melbourne on 14.01.05, 322 for 6 at North Sound on 27.03.07, 341 for 8 at Basseterre on 06.07.08 and 324 for 7 at Brisbane on 14.02.10.

RT Ponting and MJ Clarke added 104 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 290th occasion of Australia posting a three figure partnership in one day games. Only India is ahead of Australia in terms of three figure partnership with 291 three figure stands to its credit.

RT Ponting and MJ Clarke added 104 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 404th occasion of a team posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in one day games.

RT Ponting and MJ Clarke added 104 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 57th occasion of Australia posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket in one day games.

RT Ponting and MJ Clarke added 104 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 11th occasion of Australia posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket against West Indies in one day games.

RT Ponting and MJ Clarke added 104 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 40th occasion of Australia posting a three figure partnership for various wickets against West Indies in one day games.

RT Ponting registered his 76th one day half century when made 61 in this game. SR Watson’s 51 represents his 14th one day half century, while JR Hopes’s 57 not out represents third one day half century.

With the three half centuries by Australian batsmen in this game, the number of half centuries by Australian batsmen against West Indies has swelled to 147.

RT Ponting registered his 12th half century against West Indies when he scored 61 in this game which is a record for most half centuries by an Australian batsman against West Indies. RT Ponting went past ME Waugh who had scored 11 half centuries.

SR Watson registered his fourth half century against West Indies with his 51 in this game, while JR Hopes scored his first fifty against West Indies with his 57 not out in this game.

RT Ponting was playing his 200th one day innings as captain and celebrated it by scoring 61 in this game. He became the second captain to play 200 plus innings, the first being SP Fleming of New Zealand who had played 208 innings. Ponting’s 61 in this game represent his 48th half century and 69h fifty as captain.

RT Ponting became the first batsman to play 300 innings while batting at number three in the history of one day games when he batted at number three in this game. He celebrated the milestone by scoring a half century – 61 – in this game.

West Indies were all out for 199 in this game providing the 53rd occasion of being all out against Australia in one day games. They have lost 47 of these 53 games.

West Indies have been dismissed all out in one day games on 184 occasions out of which they have lost the game on 170 occasions. These figures include the current one day game at Melbourne

SPD Smith was capped by Australia in this game. He became the 182nd Australian cricketer to make his one day debut. He is the 30th Australian cricketer to be earn one day cap against West Indies.

SPD Smith returned with figures of 9.5-0-78-2 in this game to become the first bowler to concede 70 plus runs against West Indies on his one day debut

SPD Smith returned with figures of 9.5-0-78-2 in this game to become the second Australian bowler to concede 70 plus runs against various oppositions on his one day debut. DJ Colley who had figures fo 11.0-1-72-0 vs England at Lord’s on 26.08.72 is the other Australian bowler who has conceded seventy plus runs on one day debut

SPD Smith returned with figures of 9.5-0-78-2 in this game to become the 20th bowler to concede 70 plus runs on debut in the history of one day internationals

SPD Smith returned with figures of 9.5-0-78-2 in this game to become the 45th Australian bowler to concede 70 plus runs against various oppositions

SPD Smith returned with figures of 9.5-0-78-2 in this game to become the third Australian bowler to concede 70 plus runs against West Indies. The others are – MHN Walker {12.0-1-71-0 at Lord’s on 21.06.1975} and SR Clark {7.0-0-87-0 at Kuala Lumpur on 18.09.06|

India vs South Africa Test Series : Kolkata Test : India win by an innings and 58 runs despite HM Amla's twin hundreds

Kolkata Test – Fifth day’s highlights

HM Amla’s feat of twin fifties in the match – 114 and 123* – provide the ninth occasion of a South African batsman registering twin fifties in a test match against India. The other eight occasions are – G Kirsten {102 and 133 at Kolkata in Nov 1996}, AC Hudson {80 and 52 at Durban in Dec 1996}, DJ Cullinan {77 and 55} at Cape Town in Jan 1997, BM McMillan {103* and 59* at Cape Town in Jan 1997}, JH Kallis {121 and 55 at Kolkata in Nov 2004}, GC Smith {94 and 55 at Cape Town in Jan 2007}, HM Amla {159 and 81 at Chennai in Mar 2008} and ND McKenzie {94 and 155* at Chennai in Mar 2008}

HM Amla’s feat of twin fifties in the match – 114 and 123* – makes him the only South African batsman registering twin fifties in a test match against India on two occasions. The other occasion was his 159 and 81 at Chennai in Mar 2008

HM Amla’s feat of twin fifties in the match – 114 and 123* – provide the ninth occasion of a South African batsman registering twin fifties in a test match against India at Kolkata. The other two occasions are – G Kirsten {102 and 133 at Kolkata in Nov 1996} and JH Kallis {121 and 55 at Kolkata in Nov 2004}

HM Amla’s feat of twin fifties in the match – 114 and 123* – provide the sixth occasion of a South African batsman registering a hundred and a fifty in a test match against India. The other five occasions are – G Kirsten {102 and 133 at Kolkata in Nov 1996}, BM McMillan {103* and 59* at Cape Town in Jan 1997}, JH Kallis {121 and 55 at Kolkata in Nov 2004}, HM Amla {159 and 81 at Chennai in Mar 2008} and ND McKenzie {94 and 155* at Chennai in Mar 2008}

HM Amla’s feat of twin fifties in the match – 114 and 123* – provide the sixth occasion of a South African batsman registering a hundred and a fifty in a test match against India. The other five occasions are – G Kirsten {102 and 133 at Kolkata in Nov 1996}, BM McMillan {103* and 59* at Cape Town in Jan 1997}, JH Kallis {121 and 55 at Kolkata in Nov 2004}, HM Amla {159 and 81 at Chennai in Mar 2008} and ND McKenzie {94 and 155* at Chennai in Mar 2008}

HM Amla’s feat of a hundred and a fifty in the match – 114 and 123* – makes him the only South African batsman registering a hundred and a fifty in a test match against India on two occasions. The other occasion was his 159 and 81 at Chennai in Mar 2008

The following batsmen have registered a hundred and a fifty in a test match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. S Mushtaq Ali of India (54 and 106 v West Indies in Dec 1948}, CL Walcott of West Indies {54 and 108 v India in Dec 1948}, ED Weekes of West Indies {162 and 101 v India in Dec 1948}, GR Viswanath of India {52 and 139 v West Indies in Dec 1974}, SM Gavaskar of India {107 and 182* v West Indies in Dec 1978}, CG Greenidge of West Indies {141 and 69 v India in Dec 1987}, M Azharuddin of India {109 and 52 v South Africa in Nov 1996}, G Kirsten of South Africa {102 and 133 v India in Nov 1996}, VVS Laxman of India {59 and 281 v Australia in Mar 2001}, JH Kallis of South Africa {121 and 55 v India in Nov 2004}, R Dravid of India {110 and 135 v Pakistan in Mar 2005}, W Jaffer of India {202 and 56 v Pakistan in Nov 2007} and HM Amla of South Africa {114 and 123* v India in Feb 2010}

Harbhajan Singh shared the second new ball in South Africa’s second innings providing the tenth occasion of an Indian spinner sharing the new ball in a test at Kolkata. It is the first such occasion against South Africa in a Kolkata test.

Harbhajan Singh shared the second new ball in South Africa’s second innings providing the 93rd occasion of an Indian spinner sharing the new ball in a test innings It is the ninth occasion for Harbhajan Singh to share the new ball in a test innings.

AN Petersen’s debut hundred was in a losing cause providing the 20th occasion of a debut hundred going in vain in the annals of test cricket. The other nineteen batsmen are – KS Ranjitsinhji of England {154* vs Australia at Manchester in Jul 1896}, G Gunn of England {119 vs Australia at Sydney in Dec 1907}, A Jackson of Australia {164 vs England at Adelaide in Feb 1929}, L Amarnath of India {118 vs England at Mumbai in Dec 1933}, OG Smith of West Indies {104 vs Australia at Kingston in Mar 1955}, AA Baig of India {112 vs England at Manchester in Jul 1959}, FC Hayes of England {106* vs West Indies at The Oval n Jul 1973}, AB Williams of West Indies {100 vs Australia at Georgetown in Mar 1978}, AC Hudson of South Africa {163 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Apr 1992}, RS Kaluwitharana of Sri Lanka {132* vs Australia at Col-SSC in Aug 1992}, GS Blewett of Australia {102* vs England at Adelaide in Jan 1995}, Mohd Wasim of Pakistan {109* vs New Zealand at Lahore in Nov 1996}, Younis Khan of Pakistan {107 vs Sri Lanka at Rawalpindi in Feb 2000}, Aminul Islam of Bangladesh {145 vs India at Dhaka in Nov 2000}, Mohd Ashraful of Bangladesh {114 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Sep 2001}, V Sehwag of India {105 vs South Africa at Bloemfontein in Nov 2001}, Fawad Alam of Pakistan {168 vs Sri Lanka at Col-PSS in Jul 2009}, Umar Akmal of Pakistan {129 vs New Zealand at Dunedin in Nov 2009} and AD Barath of West Indies {104 vs Australia at Brisbane in Nov 2009}

AN Petersen became the second South African batsman to witness his debut hundred in van. The first was AC Hudson whose 163 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Apr 1992 went in vain.

In India-South Africa test series, two batsmen have scored debut hundreds in a losing cause. V Sehwag of India {105 vs South Africa at Bloemfontein in Nov 2001} and AN Peterson {100 vs India at Kolkata in Feb 2010}

HM Amla scored twin hundreds in this test – 114 and 123* – providing the 67th occasion of a batsman scoring hundreds in both innings of the test match

HM Amla scored twin hundreds in this test – 114 and 123* – providing the fifth occasion of a South African batsman scoring hundreds in both innings of the test match. The other four are – A Meliville {189 and 104* vs England at Nottingham in Jun 1947}, B Mitchell {120 and 189* vs England at The Oval in Aug 1947}, G Kirsten {102 and 133 vs India at Kolkata in Nov 1996} and JH Kallis {155 and 100* vs Pakistan at Karachi in Oct 2007}

HM Amla scored twin hundreds in this test – 114 and 123* – providing the second occasion of a South African batsman scoring hundreds in both innings of the test match against India. The other batsman is G Kirsten {102 and 133 vs India at Kolkata in Nov 1996}. By a coincidence, both G Kirsten and HM Amla achieved the feat at Eden Gardens, Kolkata

HM Amla scored twin hundreds in this test – 114 and 123* – providing the eighth occasion of a batsman scoring hundreds in both innings of the test match against India. The other seven occasions are – DG Bradman of Australia {132 and 127* at Melboune in Jan 1948}, ED Weekes of West Indies {162 and 101 vs India at Kolakta in Dec 1948}, LRD Mendis of Sri Lanka {105 and 105 at Chennai in Sept 1982}, GA Gooch of England {333 and 123 at Lord’s in Jul 1990}, G Kirsten {102 and 133 at Kolkata in Nov 1996}, PA de Silva of Sri Lanka {146 and 120 at Col-SSC in Aug 1997} and AJ Strauss of England {123 and 108 at Chennai in Dec 2008}.

HM Amla scored twin hundreds in this test – 114 and 123* – providing the fifth occasion of a batsman scoring hundreds in both innings of the test match against India on Indian soil The other four occasions are – ED Weekes of West Indies {162 and 101 vs India at Kolakta in Dec 1948}, LRD Mendis of Sri Lanka {105 and 105 at Chennai in Sept 1982}, G Kirsten {102 and 133 at Kolkata in Nov 1996} and AJ Strauss of England {123 and 108 at Chennai in Dec 2008}.

HM Amla scored twin hundreds in this test – 114 and 123* – were in a losing cause providing the second occasion of a batsman’s twin hundreds going in vain against India on Indian soil. AJ Strauss of England {123 and 108 at Chennai in Dec 2008} was the other batsman to witness his twin hundreds going in vain

HM Amla’s hundreds in each innings of this test was in a losing cause as India romped home victors, providing the ninth instance of a batsman’s twin hundreds going in a losing cause. The other eight instances are – H Sutcliffe of England {178 and 127 vs Australia at Melbourne Jan 1925}, GA Headley of South Africa {106 and 107 vs England at Lord’s in Jun 1939}, VS Hazare of India {116 and 145 vs Australia at Adelaide in Jan 1948}, SMl Gavaskar {111 and 137 vs Pakistan at Karachi in Nov 1978}, A Fowler of Zimbabwe {142 and 199* vs South Africa in Sep 2001}, BC Lara of West Indies {221 and 130 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Nov 2001} and AJ Strauss of England {123 and 108 at Chennai in Dec 2008}.

Harbhajan Singh’s 5 for 59 in this test provide the 14th occasion of an Indian bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against South Africa. It also provides the third occasion of his capturing five or more wickets in an innings against South Africa. The other two occasions are – 7 for 87 in second innings at Kolkata in Nov 2004, 5 for 164 in first innings at Chennai in Mar 2008

Harbhajan Singh with his three five wicket hauls in an innings against South Africa became the third Indian bowler to capture five plus wickets on three or more occasions. Other three are – J Srinath {04}, A Kumble {03} and BKV Prasad {03}

Harbhajan Singh’s 5 for 59 in this test provide the 271st occasion of an Indian bowler capturing five or more wicket in a test innings.

Harbhajan Singh with his 5 for 59 in this test which was his 24th haul of five or more wickets in an innings went past Kapil Dev’s 23 such hauls. Only A Kumble with 35 five wicket hauls is ahead of Harbhajan Singh at the end of this test. A Kumble, Harbhajan Singh and N Kapil Dev are the only three Indian bowler to capture five or more wickets on 20 plus occasions

India won this test by an innings and 58 runs providing the 28th occasion of India winning a test by an innings margin and the first such occasion against South Africa. It is India’s second innings win at Eden Gardnes, Kolkata. The first occasion was against Australia in Mar 1998 when India has won by an innings and 219 runs.

HM Amla scored three hundreds in this two test series against India – 253* at Nagpur and 114 and 123* at Kolkata – providing the fourth occasion of a batsman scoring three hundreds in a two test series. The other three occasions are – PA de Silva of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan in Pakistan in 1996-97, PA de Silva of Sri Lanka vs India in Sri Lanka in 1997 and JH Kallis of South Africa in Pakistan in 2007-08

India vs South Africa Test Series : Kolkata Test : Rain interrupts the fourth day's play

Kolkata Test : Fourth day’s highlights : Rain curtails day play – Visitors end the day’s play with 115 for 3

India’s 643 for 6 declared in this test represent the 21st occasion of India posting a team total of 600 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions. It is the second occasion of India posting a total in excess of 600 plus runs against South Africa. The other occasion was at Chennai in March when India totaled 627 all out

Thus India’s 643 for 6 declared in this test represent the highest team total posted by India against South Africa.

India’s 643 for 6 declared in this test represent the 12th occasion of India posting a team total of 600 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions on home soil.

India’s 643 for 6 declared in this test represent the fourth occasion of India posting a team total of 600 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions at Kolkata. The other three occasions are – 657 for 7d against Australia in Mar 2001, 633 for 5d against Australia in Mar 1998 and 616 for 5d against Pakistan in Nov 2007

VVS Laxman completed 1000 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata when he was on 102 during the course of his innings of 143 not out. At the end of India’s first innings, his run aggregate stood at 1041. His feat provides the 64th occasion of a batsman aggregating 1000 runs at a specific venue.

VVS Laxman became the second Indian cricketer to have scored 1000 runs at a specific venue. His feat provides the third such occasion. SM Gavaskar has achieved the feat at two specific venue – at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai {1122} and at Chepauk, Chennai {1018}

MS Dhoni completed 1000 runs as captain when he was on 126 during the course of his knock of 132 not out. At the end of India’s innings, his run aggregate stood at 1006. He became the eighth Indian captain to aggregate 1000 runs. Other seven are SM Gavaskar{3449}, M Azharuddin {2856}, SC Ganguly {2562}, MAK Pataudi {2424}, SR Tendulkar {2054}, R Dravid {2054} and N Kapil Dev {1364}

MS Dhoni’s 1006 runs as captain has come when he was the captain-cum-wicket keeper. He became the second captain-cum-wicket keeper in the annals of test cricket to aggregate 1000 plus runs. The other captain-cum-wicket keeper to achieve the feat was A Flower of Zimbabwe who has an aggregate of 1232 runs.

MS Dhoni became the third wicket keeper batsman to score a hundred at Eden Gardens, Kolkata with his 132 not out in this game. The other two are Kamran Akmal of Pakistan {119 vs India in Nov 2007} and CL Walcott of West Indies {108 vs India in Dec 1948}

Thus MS Dhoni not only became the first Indian wicket keeper batsman to score a hundred at Eden Gardens, Kolkata but also posted the highest score by a wicket keeper batsman at the venue by scoring 132 not out in this test

His 132 not out represent the highest individual score by an Indian wicket keeper batsman at Eden Gardens. The previous best was credited to KD Karthik who had made 93 vs Pakistan in Mar 2005.

VVS Laxman registered his fourth hundred at Kolkata when he scored 143 not out in this test. The other three hundreds are – 281 vs Australia in Mar 2001, 154* vs West Indies in Oct 2002 and 112* vs Pakistan in Nov 2007

Only M Azharuddin has scored more hundreds than VVS Laxman – five hundreds – at Eden Gardens – 110 vs England in Dec 1984, 141 vs Pakistan in Feb 1987, 182 vs England in Jan 1993, 109 vs South Africa in Nov 1996 and 163* vs Australia in Mar 1998.

India vs South Africa Test Series : Second day's highlights : A feast of records

Kolkata Test – Third day highlights

SR Tendulkar completed 6000 runs on home soil when he was on 88 during the course of his knock of 106 in this test. At the end of his innings, his aggregate stood at 6018. He became the third batsman in the annals of test cricket to aggregate 6000 plus runs on home soil. The others are – RT Ponting {6790} and BC Lara {6217}.

SR Tendulkar’s 106 in this test represent his 21st hundred on home soil. He now shares the record for most home soil hundreds with ML Hayden and RT Ponting of Australia who have also scored 21 home soil hundreds.

V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar added 249 runs for the third wicket in this test providing the third occasion of this pair adding 200 plus runs in a test innings . Other two occasions are – 220 runs for the fifth wicket vs South Africa at Bloemfontein in Nov 2001, 336 for the third wicket vs Pakistan at Multan in Mar 2004.

V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar added 249 runs for the third wicket in this test providing the third occasion of this pair adding 200 plus runs in a test innings. This pair became the fifth Indian pair to add 200 plus runs on three or more occasions. The other four are – R Dravid-SR Tendulkar {04}, SC Ganguly-SR Tendulkar {04}, M Azharuddin-SR Tendulkar {03}, R Dravid-V Sehwag {03}.

V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar added 249 runs for the third wicket in this test gave SR Tendulkar the 16th occasion of being a partner in a 200 runs partnership which is a record in the annals of test cricket for a batsman to partner in 200 plus runs stands on most occasions in the annals of test cricket. The break up of his sixteen 200 plus runs partnerships are – with R Dravid {04}, with SC Ganguly {04}, With Azharuddin {03}, with V Sehwag {03} and with VVS Laxman {02}

VVS Laxman’s appearance in this game was his 50th on home soil. He became the eighth Indian cricketer to play 50 tests at home. Others are SR Tendulkar {74}, SM Gavaskar {65}, N Kapil Dev {65}, A Kumble {63}, R Dravid {62}, DB Vengsarkar {54} and SC Ganguly {50}. VVS Laxman became the 47th cricketer to play 50 tests on home soil in the annals of test cricket.

V Sehwag with his 165 in this innings has scored a fifty in seven consecutive matches. His performace read thus – 16 and 51 vs Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009, 131 vs Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Nov 2009, 293 vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009, 52 and 45 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in Jan 2010, 56 and zero not out at Dhaka in Jan 2010, 109 and 16 vs South Africa at Nagpur in Feb 2010 and 165 vs South Africa at Kolkata in Feb 2010

VVS Laxman with his half century in the first innings of this has scored a fifty in seven consecutive matches. His performance read thus – 76 and 124* vs New Zealand at Napier in Mar 2009, 4 and 61 vs New Zealand at Wellington in Apr 2009, zero and 51* vs Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Nov 2009, 62 vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009, 7 and 69* vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in Jan 2010 and 52 plus vs South Africa at Kolkata in Feb 2010.

The following is the compete list of batsmen who have scored seven or more fifties in consecutive test matches – IVA Richards of West Indies {11}, G Gambhir of India {11}, JH Edrich {10}, ED Weekes of West Indies {09}, AJ Stewart of England {09}, ML Hayden of Australia {09}, JH Kallis of South Africa {09}, WR Hammond {08}, PBH May {08}, CL Walcott of West Indies {08}, GS Sobers of West Indies {08}, KF Barrington of England {08}, GA Gooch of England {08}, RA Smith of Engalnd {08}, A Flintoff of England {08}, SR Tendulkar of India {08}, GA Faulkner of South Africa {07}, JHW Fingleton of Australia {07}, DG Bradman of Australia {07}, KR Stackpole of Australia {07}, Mushtaq Mohammad of Pakistan {07}, IM Chappell of Australia {07}, AI Kallicharran of West Indies (07}, RC Fredericks of West Indies {07}, MW Gatting of England {07}, AR Border of Australia {07}, MA Taylor of Australia {07}, RS Mahanama of Sri Lanka {07}, ME Waugh of Australia {07}, ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka {07}, HH Gibbs of South Africa {07}, JH Kallis of South Africa {07}, JL Langer of Australia {07}, CL Hooper of of West Indies {07}, JH Kallis of South Africa {07}, HH Gibbs of South Africa {07}, R Dravid of of India {07}, R Dravid of of India {07}, V Sehwag of of India{07} and VVS Laxman of India {07}.

VVS Laxman’s feat of fifties in seven consecutive matches provide the sixth occasion of Indian batsmen accomplishing the feat. The other six occasions are – G Gambhir {11}, SR Tendulkar {08}, R Dravid of India {07}, R Dravid of India {07} and V Sehwag of India {07} {Note : R Dravid has acheived the feat twice}

VVS Laxman registered a hundred on his 50th test at home when he made 143 in this test. On his debut also he had scored a fifty – 51 in the second innings vs South Africa at Ahmedabad in Nov 1996. He had also scored a hundred in 50th test of his career – 178 vs Australia at Sydney in Jan 2004.

VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni added 259 runs in an unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this game providing the 467th occasion of 200 plus runs partnership in the annals of test cricket.

VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni added 259 runs in an unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this game providing the 57th occasion of Indian batsmen adding 200 plus runs partnership for various wickets.

VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni added 259 runs in an unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this game providing the third occasion of Indian batsmen adding 200 plus runs partnership for the seventh wicket. The other two occasions are – 235 runs between SMH Kirmani and RJ Shastri vs England at Mumbai in Nov 1984 and 217 runs between VVS Laxman and A Ratra vs West Indies at St John’s in May 2002.

VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni added 259 runs in an unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this game represent India’s record partnership for the seventh wicket. The previous best was 235 runs between SMH Kirmani and RJ Shastri vs England at Mumbai in Nov 1984

VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni added 259 runs in an unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this game represent India’s record partnership for the seventh wicket. The previous best stand for seventh wicket against South Africa was 76 runs between R Dravid and J Srinath at Johannesburg in Jan 1997

VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni added 259 runs in an unfinished stand for the seventh wicket in this game represent the 12th occasion of 200 plus runs partnership in the annals of test cricket

India innings contained four hundreds – V Sehwag {165}, SR Tendulkar {106}, VVS Laxman {143*} and MS Dhoni {132*} providing the 19th occasion of four or more batsmen registering hundreds in an innings.

India innings contained four hundreds – V Sehwag {165}, SR Tendulkar {106}, VVS Laxman {143*} and MS Dhoni {132*} providing the second occasion of four Indian batsmen registering hundreds in an innings. The first occasion was against Bangladesh at Dhaka-Mirpur in May 2007 when KD Karthik {129}, W Jaffer {138}, R Dravid {129} and SR Tendulkar {122} has scored hundreds

Indian innings contained two partnerships of 200 plus runs – 249 runs for the third wicket between V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar and 259 runs unfinished stand for the seventh wicket between VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni. This instance represents the 18th occasion of two partnerships of 200 plus runs in a team’s innings in the annals of test cricket

Indian innings contained two partnerships of 200 plus runs – 249 runs for the third wicket between V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar and 259 runs unfinished stand for the seventh wicket between VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni. This instance represents the third occasion of two partnerships of 200 plus runs in Indian innings. The first such occasion was witnessed at Chennai against South Africa in Mar 2008 {213 runs between V Sehwag and W Jaffer for the first wicket and 268 runs between V Sehwag and R Dravid for the second wicket} and the second occasion was witnessed at Mumbai {BS} against Sri Lanka in Dec 2009 {221 runs for the first wicket between V Sehwag and M Vijay and 237 runs between V Sehwag and R Dravid for the second wicket}

It is interesting to note that two partnerships of 200 plus runs have been registered in an innings against South Africa on two occasions. On both these occasions, India has been their opponent. The first such occasion was witnessed at Chennai in Mar 2008 {213 runs between V Sehwag and W Jaffer for the first wicket and 268 runs between V Sehwag and R Dravid for the second wicket} and the second occasion was witnessed at Kolkata in Feb 2010 {249 runs for the third wicket between V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar and 259 runs unfinished stand for the seventh wicket between VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni}.

This test contained three 200 plus partnerships – 209 runs for the second wicket between AN Petersen and HM Amla in South Africa’s innings. 249 runs for the third wicket between V Sehwag and SR Tendulkar and 259 runs unfinished stand for the seventh wicket between VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni, providing the fourth occasion of a match with three 200 plus runs partnerships. The other three occasions are

England vs Australia at Manchester in Jul 1964: 201 runs for the first wicket between WM Lawry and RB Simpson and 219 runs for the fifth wicket between RB Simpson and BC Booth in Australia’s innings: 246 runs for the third wicket between KF Barrington and ER Dexter in England’s innings

West Indies vs India at St John’s in May 1983: 200 runs for the second wicket between AD Gaekwad and M Amarnath in India’s innings : 296 runs for the first wicket between DL Haynes and CG Greenidge and 207 runs for the sixth wicket between CH Lloyd and PJL Dujon in West Indies’s innings

West Indies vs South Africa at St John’s in St John’s in May 2005 : 245 runs for the first wicket between GC Smith and AB de Viillers and 267 runs for the fifth wicket between JH Kallis and AG Prince in South Africa’s innings: 331 runs fot the second wicket between CH Gayle and RR Sarwan in West Indies’s innings.

Four South African bowlers conceded 100 plus runs in their first innings {DW Steyn – 115, M Morkel – 115, WD Parnell – 103 and PL Harris – 182} providing the 107th occasion of four or more bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings in the annals of test cricket

Four South African bowlers conceded 100 plus runs in their first innings {DW Steyn – 115, M Morkel – 115, WD Parnell – 103 and PL Harris – 182} providing the 12th occasion of four or more South African bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions. It is the first such occasion in a test against India.

Four South African bowlers conceded 100 plus runs in their first innings {DW Steyn – 115, M Morkel – 115, WD Parnell – 103 and PL Harris – 182} providing the 12th occasion of four or more bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings againstIndis oppositions. It is the first such occasion in a test against India.

There were six centurions in the test so far – two from South Africa and four from India – providing the 30th occasion of six or more hundreds in a test match

There were six centurions in the test so far – two from South Africa and four from India – providing the 14th occasion of six or more hundreds in a test match involving India. The other thirteen occasions are – India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, 2009/10 {7}, Australia v India at Adelaide, 1947/48 {6}, West Indies v India at Kingston, 1952/53 {6}, West Indies v India at St John’s, 1982/83 {6}, England v India at Lord’s, 1990 {6}, England v India at Manchester, 1990 {6}, Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (RPS), 1997 {6}, Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (SSC), 1997 {6}, India v Zimbabwe at Nagpur, 2000/01 {6}, India v New Zealand at Mohali, 2003/04 {6}, Pakistan v India at Lahore, 2005/06 {6}, Pakistan v India at Faisalabad, 2005/06 {6} and India v Pakistan at Kolkata, 2007/08 {6}

There were six centurions in the test so far – two from South Africa and four from India – providing the fifth occasion of six or more hundreds in a test match involving India in India. The other four occasions are – India v Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad, 2009/10 {7}, India v Zimbabwe at Nagpur, 2000/01 {6}, India v New Zealand at Mohali, 2003/04 {6} and India v Pakistan at Kolkata, 2007/08 {6}

There were six centurions in the test so far – two from South Africa and four from India – providing the fifth occasion of six or more hundreds in a test match involving India at Kolkata. The other occasion was in the test match between India v Pakistan at Kolkata, 2007/08 which witnessed six hundreds.

VVS Laxman’s 143 not out represent his 15th century of his test career. He became the eighth Indian batsman to register 15 or more test hundreds. Others are SR Tendulkar {47}, SM Gavaskar {34}, R Dravid {29}, M Azharuddin {22}, V Sehwag {19}, DB Vengsarkar {17} and SC Ganguly {16}

MS Dhoni’s 132 not out in this game represent his fourth test hundred. The other three are – 148 vs Pakistan at Faisalabad in Jan 2006, 110 vs Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009 and 100* vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009

MS Dhoni’s four hundreds of his test career was scored when he was the wicket keeper batsman. He holds the record for most hundreds by an Indian wicket keeper batsman. FM Engineer and SMH Kirmani are the other two Indian wicket keeper who have scored two hundreds to their credit.

MS Dhoni’s three hundreds of his career four hundreds have come when he was doubling up the dual role of captain-cum-wicket keeper batsmen – 110 vs Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in Nov 2009, 100* vs Sri Lanka at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 2009 and 132* vs South Africa at Kolkata in Feb 2010.

MS Dhoni now shares the record for most hundreds as captain-cum-wicket keeper with A Flower of Zimbabwe who also has scored three hundreds in dual capacity – 156 vs Pakistan at Harare in Jan 1995, 129 vs Sri Lanka at Harare in Nov 1999 and 113* vs West Indies at Port of Spain in Mar 2000.

MS Dhoni’s 132 not out in this game represent the 10th occasion of a captain-cum-wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in test innings in the annals of test cricket. He is the sixth wicket keeper batsman to achieve the feat – MS Dhoni {03}, A Flower {03}, AC Gilchrist {01}, PW Sherwell {01}, AJ Stewart {01} and T Taibu {01}.

MS Dhoni’s 132 not out in this test represent the 51st occasion of an Indian captain registering a hundred in a test innings

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