Indian Premier League 2010 : JA Morkel earns the distinction of becoming the first cricketer to appear in one hundred Twenty20 games

JA Morkel achieved the distinction of becoming the first cricketer to play 100 Twenty20 games when he appeared for Chennai Super Kings against Rajasthan Royals at Ahmedabad in the third edition of the ongoing Indian Premier League

Prior to the start of the IPL he had appeared in 93 Twenty20 games. He was playing the seventh match of the third edition of IPL today which was his 100th Twenty20 appearance.

When he played the third match for Chennai Supet Kings against Delhi at Delhi on 13.03.10 in thee ongoing IPL he surpassed the record of most appearances in Twenty20 games held by DJ Hussey who had played 95 games. This game was the r96th Twenty20 game for JA Morkel, He could not celebrate this game as much as he wanted. He failed with the willow by scoring duck and with the leather he could not pick any wicket but conceded 36 runs in the three overs he bowled

JA Morkel in his sojourn of 100 Twenty20 games has represented Titans, South Africa, Durham and Chennai Super Kings

His batting career figures of 100 matches read thus – 82 innings, 26 not outs, 1416 runs, 71 as his highest score, 25.29 average, three half centuries, four zeroes, 106 bounary fours and 72 boundary sixes. His highest score of 71 came in the game between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals at Chennai on 24.05.08

His bowling career figures read thus – 94 innings, 87 wickets conceding 2312 runs at an average of 26.57.. He has captured four wickets in an innings on two occasions. His best bowling figures are 4 for 30.in the game between Durham and Leicester at Leicester on 13.06.08. He has taken 22 catches

The following table shows the performance of JA Morkel’s one hundred Twenty20 games

No Score W Runs Ct Match Ground Date
1 7 1 32 Titans v Lions Centurion 08.04.04
2 8* 1 10 Titans v Eagles Bloemfontein 13.04.04
3 6* 1 39 Titans v Dolphins Durban 23.04.04
4 0 16 Titans v E Cape Centurion 25.04.04
5 Titans v Warriors P Elizabeth 01.04.05
6 36 2 29 Titans v Eagles Centurion 05.04.05
7 28 1 41 Titans v Dolphins Benoni 10.04.05
8 8 0 20 Titans v Lions Jo’burg 15.04.05
9 Titans v WPBoland Cape Town 17.04.05
10 0 0 30 Titans v CMCC Leicester 16.09.05
11 11 0 13 1 RSA v NZl Jo’burg 21.10.05
12 1 1 28 Titans v Dolphins Durban 18.01.06
13 46* 1 14 Titans v Warriors Benoni 22.01.06
14 6 0 37 Titans v C Cobras Centurion 27.01.06
15 8 0 14 Titans v Eagles B’fontein 29.01.06
16 7 1 22 Titans v Lions Centurion 01.02.06
17 Titans v C Cobras Centurion 10.02.06
18 4* 0 18 Titans v C Cobras Centurion 11.02.06
19 27 0 12 RSA v India Jo’burg 01.12.06
20 1 16 RSA v Pakistan Jo’burg 02.02.07
21 56 1 26 Titans v Eagles Centurion 25.02.07
22 12 2 21 Titans v Warriors P Elizabeth 02.03.07
23 1 0 13 Titans v C Cobras Cape Town 07.03.07
24 12 2 24 Titans v Lions Jo’burg 09.03.07
25 18 0 30 Titans v Dolphins Benoni 14.03.07
26 18 2 41 Titans v Lions Jo’burg 18.03.07
27 0 16 RSA v West Indies Jo’burg 11.09.07
28 41 0 6 RSA v Bangladesh Cape Town 15.09.07
29 43 2 12 RSA v England Cape Town 16.09.07
30 1 30 1 RSA v NZl Durban 19.09.07
31 36 0 13 1 RSA v India Durban 20.09.07
32 9 2 29 1 RSA v NZl Jo’burg 23.11.07
33 1 0 5 RSA v West Indies P Elizabeth 16.12.07
34 28* 0 11 RSA v West Indies Jo’burg 18.01.08
35 38 2 21 Titans v Warriors Benoni 28.03.08
36 18 0 15 Titans v Eagles Kimberley 30.03.08
37 28 1 28 1 Titans v C Cobras Centurion 02.04.08
38 22 2 20 Titans v Dolphins Durban 09.04.08
39 0 0 27 Titans v Zim Centurion 11.04.08
40 1 1 3 Titans v Lions Centurion 13.04.08
41 12 1 20 Titans v C Cobras Cape Town 20.04.08
42 33* 2 34 1 Titans v Dolphins Durban 25.04.08
43 1 38 CSK v RCB Bangalore 28.04.08
44 28 0 40 CSK v Delhi Chennai 02.05.08
45 42 0 10 CSK v Jaipur Jaipur 04.05.08
46 29* 1 26 CSK v Hyderabad Chennai 06.05.08
47 30 2 35 CSK v Delhi Delhi 08.05.08
48 7* 1 25 1 CSK v Mohali Chennai 10.05.08
49 5 0 44 CSK v Mumbai Mum-WS 14.05.08
50 0 25 CSK v Kolkata Kolkata 18.05.08
51 1 4 32 1 CSK v RCB Chennai 21.05.08
52 71 2 35 CSK v Jaipur Chennai 24.05.08
53 12* 2 37 1 CSK v Hyderabad Hyd-RGS 27.05.08
54 2 27 CSK v Mohali Mum-WS 31.05.08
55 16 2 25 CSK v Jaipur Mum-DYP 01.06.08
56 0 0 30 1 Durham v Derby Ch-le-St 11.06.08
57 14* 4 30 Durham v Leicester Leicester 13.06.08
58 5 2 26 Durham v Notts Nottingham 14.06.08
59 45* 0 38 Durham v Lancs Manchester 17.06.08
60 0 30 Durham v Leicester Ch-le-St 20.06.08
61 17 Durham v Yorks Leeds 22.06.08
62 11 Durham v Yorks Ch-le-St 24.06.08
63 54* Durham v Derby Ch-le-St 25.06.08
64 4 Durham v Lancs Ch-le-St 27.06.08
65 6 0 18 RSA v Bangladesh Jo’burg 05.11.08
66 12 2 30 1 RSA v Australia Melbourne 11.01.09
67 19 0 36 RSA v Australia Brisbane 13.01.09
68 19* 2 33 Titans v Eagles Centurion 06.02.09
69 37 1 36 1 RSA v Australia Jo’burg 27.03.09
70 14* 1 24 1 RSA v Australia Centurion 29.03.09
71 5 1 12 CSK v RCB P Elizabeth 20.04.09
72 13* 1 41 1 CSK v Delhi Durban 23.04.09
73 13 0 29 CSK v Hyderabad Durban 27.04.09
74 4* 2 21 CSK v Jaipur Centurion 30.04.09
75 6 1 32 CSK v Delhi Jo’burg 02.05.09
76 4* 2 24 CSK v Hyderabad E London 04.05.09
77 2* 1 36 CSK v Mohali Centurion 07.05.09
78 1 24 CSK v Jaipur Kimberley 09.05.09
79 9 2 13 CSK v RCB Durban 14.05.09
80 1 31 CSK v Mumbai P Elizabeth 16.05.09
81 21* 0 39 CSK v Kolkata Centurion 18.05.09
82 20* 1 26 CSK v RCB Jo’burg 23.05.09
83 24 2 15 RSA v Scotland The Oval 07.06.09
84 10* 0 14 RSA v NZl Lord’s 09.06.09
85 1 0 2 RSA v England Nottingham 11.06.09
86 10 0 21 RSA v West Indies The Oval 13.06.09
87 8* 0 12 RSA v India Nottingham 16.06.09
88 2 0 13 1 RSA v Pakistan Nottingham 18.06.09
89 9* 0 32 1 RSA v England Jo’burg 13.11.09
90 14 2 35 RSA v England Centurion 15.11.09
91 1 12 Titans v Dolphins Durban 03.02.10
92 2 22 1 Titans v C Cobras Centurion 07.02.10
93 13* 0 16 Titans v Lions Centurion 10.02.10
94 42* 0 41 CSK v Hyderabad Chennai 14.03.10
95 1 6 2 CSK v Kolkata Kolkata 16.03.10
96 0 0 26 CSK v Delhi Delhi 19.03.10
97 12* 2 23 1 CSK v Mohali Chennai 21.03.10
98 19 1 28 CSK v RCB Bangalore 23.03.10
99 0 0 26 CSK v Mumbai Mum-BS 25.03.10
100 28 2 46 CSK v Jaipur Ahmedabad 27.03.10

JA Morkel’s performance in his first game, 25th game, 75th game and 100th game read thus

No Score W Runs Ct Match Ground Date
1 7 1 32 Titans v Lions Centurion 08.04.04
25 18 0 30 TitansvDolphins Benoni 14.03.07
50 0 25 CSK v Kolkata Kolkata 18.05.08
75 6 1 32 CSK v Delhi Jo’burg 02.05.09
100 28 2 46 CSK v Jaipur Ahmedabad 27.03.10

Indian Premier League 2010 : DJ Hussey shares the record for most catches by a fieldsman in Twenty20 games

When DJ Hussey caught MS Bisla of the bowling of A Agarkar for 22 in the IPL game between Mohali and Kolkata at Mohali on 27.03.10, it was the 48th catch taken by DJ Hussey in Twenty20 games

With this catch, DJ Hussey shares the record for most catches by a fieldsman in Twnety20 games with M van Jaarsveld who also has taken 48 catches

DJ Hussey represented Australia, Australia A, Kolkata Knight Riders, Nottinghamshire and Victoria in Twenty20 games, while M van Jaarsveld represented Kent, Nottinghamshire and Titans

DJ Hussey was playing his 96th Twenty20 game when he equaled the record held by M van Jaarsveld who had played 80 Twenty20 games.

DJ Hussey who was the most capped Twenty20 cricketer with 95 appearances prior to the start of the IPL, has the record bettered by JA Morkel during the course of third editon of IPL. JA Morkel now has 99 Twenty20 appearances as on 27.03.2010. He is set to become the first cricketer to make 100 Twenty20 appearances in the ongoing edtion of IPL

Indian Premier League – Analysis of Captain's half centuries in the tournament

SC Ganguly’s 50 in the IPL game between Kolkata and Mohali at Mohali on 27.03.10 provide the 35th occasion of a captain scoring a half century in all the three editions of Indian Premier League matches played so far. All the 32 occasions are listed below

16 half centuries were scored in 2008 editon, 12 half centuries came in 2009 editon and seven half centuries have been scored in 2010 so far.

No Captains Runs Team Oppn Venue Date
1 V Sehwag 94* Delhi Hyd’bad Hyd’bad 22.04.08
2 MS Dhoni 65 Chennai Bangalore Bangalore 28.04.08
3 Yuvraj Singh 57 Mohali Jaipur Jaipur 21.04.08
4 SC Ganguly 51 Kolkata Jaupur Jaipur 01.05.08
5 V Sehwag 71 Delhi Chennai Chennai 02.05.08
6 VVS Laxman 52 Hyd’bad Delhi Bangalore 03.05.08
7 R Dravid 66 Bangalore Mohali Bangalore 05.05.08
8 AC Gilchrist 54 Hyd’bad Chennai Chennai 06.05.08
9 AC Gilchrist 61 Hyd’bad Jaupur Jaipur 09.05.08
10 MS Dhoni 60* Chennai Mohali Chennai 10.05.08
11 SC Ganguly 91 Kolkata Hyd’bad Hyd’bad 11.05.08
12 R Dravid 75* Bangalore Jaipur Jaipur 17.05.08
13 V Sehwag 51* Delhi Mohali Delhi 17.05.08
14 SR Tendulkar 65 Mumbai Mohali Mumbai 21.05.08
15 AC Gilchrist 50 Hyd’bad Mohali Mohali 23.05.08
16 SC Ganguly 86* Kolkata Mohali Kolkata 25.05.08
17 SR Tendulkar 59 Mumbai Chennai Cape Town 18.04.09
18 SR Tendulkar 68 Mumbai Kolkata P E’beth 27.04.09
19 Yuvraj Singh 50 Mohali B’lore Durban 01.05.09
20 Yuvraj Singh 58* Mohali Chennai Centurion 07.05.09
21 AC Gilchrist 71 Hyd’bad B’lore Cape Town 22.04.09
22 MS Dhoni 58 Chennai Hyd’bad E London 04.05.09
23 MS Dhoni 56 Chennai Mohali Centurion 07.05.09
24 BB McCullum 84 Kolkata B’lore Centurion 12.05.09
25 AC Gilchrist 64 Hyd’bad Delhi Durban 13.05.09
26 BB McCullum 81 Kolkata Chennai Centurion 18.05.09
27 V Sehwag 50 Delhi Mumbai Centurion 21.05.09
28 AC Gilchrist 85 Hyd’bad Delhi Centurion 22.05.09
29 AC Gilchrist 54 Hyd’bad Kolkata Mum-DYP 12.03.10
30 G Gambhir 72 Delhi Mohali Mohali 13.03.10
31 MS Dhoni 66* Chennai Kolkata Kolkata 16.03.10
32 SR Tendulkar 63* Mumbai Delhi Delhi 17.03.10
33 SR Tendulkar 71* Mumbai Kolkata Mumbai-BS 22.03.10
34 SR Tendulkar 72 Mumbai Chennai Mumbai-BS 25.03.10
35 SC Ganguly 50 Kolkata Mohali Mohali 27.03.10

Of these 35 half centuries, there were two individual nineties – 94 not out by V Sehwag of Delhi against Hyderabad at Hyderabad on 22.04.08 and 91 by SC Ganguly of Kolkata against yderabad at Hyderabad on 11.05.08

V Sehwag’s 94 not out remains the highest individual score by a captain in IPL games.

No Captains Runs Team Oppn Venue Date
1 V Sehwag 94* Delhi Hyd’bad Hyd’bad 22.04.08
2 SC Ganguly 91 Kolkata Hyd’bad Hyd’bad 11.05.08

Break up of Captain’s half centuries in IPL team wise read thus – Bangalore {02}, Chennai {05}, Delhi {05}, Hyderabad {08}, Kolkata {06}, Mohali {03} and Mumbai {06}. Hyderabad captains – VVS Laxman {01} and AC Gilchrist {07} hold the record of most fifties by a team.

No Captains Runs Team Oppn Venue Date
1 R Dravid 66 Bangalore Mohali Bangalore 05.05.08
2 R Dravid 75* Bangalore Jaipur Jaipur 17.05.08
1 MS Dhoni 65 Chennai Bangalore Bangalore 28.04.08
2 MS Dhoni 60* Chennai Mohali Chennai 10.05.08
3 MS Dhoni 58 Chennai Hyd’bad E London 04.05.09
4 MS Dhoni 56 Chennai Mohali Centurion 07.05.09
5 MS Dhoni 66* Chennai Kolkata Kolkata 16.03.10
1 V Sehwag 94* Delhi Hyd’bad Hyd’bad 22.04.08
2 V Sehwag 71 Delhi Chennai Chennai 02.05.08
3 V Sehwag 51* Delhi Mohali Delhi 17.05.08
4 V Sehwag 50 Delhi Mumbai Centurion 21.05.09
5 G Gambhir 72 Delhi Mohali Mohali 13.03.10
1 VVS Laxman 52 Hyd’bad Delhi Bangalore 03.05.08
2 AC Gilchrist 54 Hyd’bad Chennai Chennai 06.05.08
3 AC Gilchrist 61 Hyd’bad Jaupur Jaipur 09.05.08
4 AC Gilchrist 50 Hyd’bad Mohali Mohali 23.05.08
5 AC Gilchrist 71 Hyd’bad B’lore Cape Town 22.04.09
6 AC Gilchrist 64 Hyd’bad Delhi Durban 13.05.09
7 AC Gilchrist 85 Hyd’bad Delhi Centurion 22.05.09
8 AC Gilchrist 54 Hyd’bad Kolkata Mum-DYP 12.03.10
1 SC Ganguly 51 Kolkata Jaupur Jaipur 01.05.08
2 SC Ganguly 91 Kolkata Hyd’bad Hyd’bad 11.05.08
3 SC Ganguly 86* Kolkata Mohali Kolkata 25.05.08
4 BB McCullum 84 Kolkata B’lore Centurion 12.05.09
5 BB McCullum 81 Kolkata Chennai Centurion 18.05.09
6 SC Ganguly 50 Kolkata Mohali Mohali 27.03.10
1 Yuvraj Singh 57 Mohali Jaipur Jaipur 21.04.08
2 Yuvraj Singh 50 Mohali B’lore Durban 01.05.09
3 Yuvraj Singh 58* Mohali Chennai Centurion 07.05.09
1 SR Tendulkar 65 Mumbai Mohali Mumbai 21.05.08
2 SR Tendulkar 59 Mumbai Chennai Cape Town 18.04.09
3 SR Tendulkar 68 Mumbai Kolkata P E’beth 27.04.09
4 SR Tendulkar 63* Mumbai Delhi Delhi 17.03.10
5 SR Tendulkar 71* Mumbai Kolkata Mumbai-BS 22.03.10
6 SR Tendulkar 72 Mumbai Chennai Mumbai-BS 25.03.10

AC Gilchrist of Hyderabad {07}, SR Tendulkar {06} and MS Dhoni {05} are the captaind who have scored five or more fifties as captains in IPL. AC Gilchrist with seven fifties to his credit holds the record for most fifties by a captain in IPL

No Captains Runs Team Oppn Venue Date
1 AC Gilchrist 54 Hyd’bad Chennai Chennai 06.05.08
2 AC Gilchrist 61 Hyd’bad Jaupur Jaipur 09.05.08
3 AC Gilchrist 50 Hyd’bad Mohali Mohali 23.05.08
4 AC Gilchrist 71 Hyd’bad B’lore Cape Town 22.04.09
5 AC Gilchrist 64 Hyd’bad Delhi Durban 13.05.09
6 AC Gilchrist 85 Hyd’bad Delhi Centurion 22.05.09
7 AC Gilchrist 54 Hyd’bad Kolkata Mum-DYP 12.03.10
1 SR Tendulkar 65 Mumbai Mohali Mumbai 21.05.08
2 SR Tendulkar 59 Mumbai Chennai Cape Town 18.04.09
3 SR Tendulkar 68 Mumbai Kolkata P E’beth 27.04.09
4 SR Tendulkar 63* Mumbai Delhi Delhi 17.03.10
5 SR Tendulkar 71* Mumbai Kolkata Mumbai-BS 22.03.10
6 SR Tendulkar 72 Mumbai Chennai Mumbai-BS 25.03.10
1 MS Dhoni 65 Chennai Bangalore Bangalore 28.04.08
2 MS Dhoni 60* Chennai Mohali Chennai 10.05.08
3 MS Dhoni 58 Chennai Hyd’bad E London 04.05.09
4 MS Dhoni 56 Chennai Mohali Centurion 07.05.09
5 MS Dhoni 66* Chennai Kolkata Kolkata 16.03.10

The following table shows the captains who have scored three half centuries in each edition of IPL. AC Gilchist, SC Ganguly and V Sehwag scored three half centuries in the first editon, AC Gilchirst scored three half centuries in the second edition and SR Tendulkar scored three half centuries in the third edition. AC Gilchirst is the only captain to have scored three half centuries in two editions – first and second editions

No Captains Runs Team Oppn Venue Date
1 AC Gilchrist 54 Hyd’bad Chennai Chennai 06.05.08
2 AC Gilchrist 61 Hyd’bad Jaupur Jaipur 09.05.08
3 AC Gilchrist 50 Hyd’bad Mohali Mohali 23.05.08
1 SC Ganguly 51 Kolkata Jaupur Jaipur 01.05.08
2 SC Ganguly 91 Kolkata Hyd’bad Hyd’bad 11.05.08
3 SC Ganguly 86* Kolkata Mohali Kolkata 25.05.08
1 V Sehwag 94* Delhi Hyd’bad Hyd’bad 22.04.08
2 V Sehwag 71 Delhi Chennai Chennai 02.05.08
3 V Sehwag 51* Delhi Mohali Delhi 17.05.08
1 AC Gilchrist 71 Hyd’bad B’lore Cape Town 22.04.09
2 AC Gilchrist 64 Hyd’bad Delhi Durban 13.05.09
3 AC Gilchrist 85 Hyd’bad Delhi Centurion 22.05.09
1 SR Tendulkar 63* Mumbai Delhi Delhi 17.03.10
2 SR Tendulkar 71* Mumbai Kolkata Mumbai-BS 22.03.10
3 SR Tendulkar 72 Mumbai Chennai Mumbai-BS 25.03.10

RT Ponting earns a world record for most run out dismissals

RT Ponting’s dismissal run out for 22 in the first innings of the ongoing second test against New Zealand provide the 13th occasion of his being dismissed run out in a test innings. He now owns the record of most run out dismissals in the annals of test cricket. He wrested the record from AR Border and ML Hayden who were dismissed on 12 occasions

RT Ponting’s thirteen run out dismissals read thus – vs India at Adelaide in Dec 1999 for 125 : vs South Africa at Adelaide in Dec 2001 for 54 : vs South Africa at Sydney in Jan 2002 for 14 : vs South Africa at Durban in Mar 2002 for 89 : vs West Indies at Bridgetown in May 2003 for 113 : vs Sri Lanka at Galle in Mar 2004 for 28 : vs England at Nottingham in Aug 2005 for 48 : vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in Apr 2005 for 52 : vs England at Sydney in Jan 2007 for 45 : vs India at Nagpur in Nov 2008 for 8 : vs England at The Oval in Aug 2009 for 66 : vs New Zealand at Wellington in Mar 2010 for 41 and vs New Zealand at Hamilton in Mar 2010 for 22

AR Border’s twelve run out dismissals read thus – vs England at Melbourne in Dec 1978 for Zero : vs India at Chennai in Sep 1979 for 162 : vs Pakistan at Faisalabad in Mar 1980 for 4 : vs New Zealand at Brisbane in Nov 1980 for 36 : vs Pakistan at Melbourne in Dec 1981 for 01 : vs Pakistan at Melbourne in Dec 1981 for 01 : vs New Zealand at Auckland in Mar 1982 for Zero : vs West Indies at Georgetown in Mar 1984 for 54 : vs West Indies at Trinidad in Apr 1991 for 43 : vs West Indies at Brisbane in Nov 1992 for 73 : vs South Africa at Adelaide in Jan 1994 for 04 and vs South Africa at Johannesburg in Mar 1994 for 34

ML Hayden’s twelve run out dismissals read thus – vs South Africa at Port Elizabeth in Mar 1997 for 14 : vs West Indies at Brisbane in Nov 2000 for 44 : vs West Indies at Adelaide in Dec 2000 for 58 : vs New Zealand at Brisbane in Nov 2001 for 13 : vs West Indies at Georgetown in Apr 2003 for 10 : vs West Indies at St John’s in May 2003 for 177 : vs India at Bangalore in Oct 2004 for 30 : vs New Zealand at Auckland in Mar 2005 for 09 : vs Bangladesh at Fatullah in Apr 2006 for 72 : vs England at Brisbane in Nov 2006 for 37 : vs India at Nagpur in Nov 2008 for 19 and vs New Zealand at Adelaide in Nov 2008 for 24

Karnataka Speedster R Vinaykumar in India squad for ICC World Twenty20

Indian selectors today named the Indian Squad for the ICC World Twenty20 to be held in Caribbean islands from April 30, 2010. Karnataka speedster R Vinay Kumar is the only new face in the squad who has been rewarded for his consistent performance in the domestic matches. R Vinay Kumar represents Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL.

Indian squad read thus : MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Dinesh Karthik, Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Rohit Sharma

The following table shows the performance of the talented Karnataka speedster in Twenty20 games from the second edition of Indian Premier League held in South Africa upto the match against Mumbai on 20.03.10

R VINAY KUMAR
No O M R W Match Date
1 3 0 25 0 RCB v Rajasthan Royals 18 Apr 2009
2 1 0 12 0 RCB v Chennai Super Kings 20 Apr 2009
3 1 0 4 0 RCB v Kings XI Punjab 24 Apr 2009
4 3.2 0 28 0 RCB v Delhi Daredevils 26 Apr 2009
5 4 0 32 0 RCB v Mumbai Indians 03 May 2009
6 1 0 9 0 RCB v Rajasthan Royals 07 May 2009
7 4 0 30 1 RCB v Mumbai Indians 10 May 2009
8 4 0 33 2 RCB v Kolkata Knight Riders 12 May 2009
9 3 0 30 2 RCB v Chennai Super Kings 14 May 2009
10 4 0 38 2 RCB v Chennai Super Kings 23 May 2009
11 4 0 30 2 RCB v Deccan Chargers 24 May 2009
12 3.4 0 40 1 RCB v Cape Cobras 08 Oct 2009
13 2.5 0 20 2 RCB v Otago 12 Oct 2009
14 2 0 19 0 RCB v Kings XI Punjab 16 Mar 2010
15 4 0 25 0 RCB v Rajasthan Royals 18 Mar 2010
16 4 0 25 3 RCB v Mumbai Indians 20 Mar 2010

Indian Premier League : Match Number 10 : Royal Challengers Bangalore register a comprehensive win over Rajasthan Royals

10th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Bangalore: Mar 18, 2010: Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 10 wickets

Bangalore’s victory by ten wickets in this game provides the third occasion of a team winning an IPL game without losing a wicket. The other two occasions are – Hyderabad won by ten wickets against Mumbai at Mumbai on 27.04.08 and Delhi won by ten wickets against Punjab at Cape Town on 19.04.09. This is the first victory by a team without losing a wicket in the third edition.

Jaipur’s 92 all out provide the seventh occasion of team dismissed all out for a total less than 100 runs. The other occasions are – 58 by Jaipur vs Bangalore at Cape Town on 18.04.09, 67 by Kolkata vs Mumbai at Mumbai on 16.05.08, 82 by Bangalore vs Kolkata at Bangalore on 18.04.08, 87 by Delhi vs Jaipur at Mumbai on 30.05.08, 87 by Bangalore vs Chennai at Port Elizabeth on 20.04.09 and 95 by Kolkata vs Mumbai at Port Elizabeth on 27.04.09

Jaipur has been dismissed for a total less than 100 runs on two occasions by Bangalore – 58 at Cape Town on 18.04.09 and 92 at Bangalore on 18.03.10

Praveen Kumar performed the Hat trick in this game providing the 32nd occasion of a bowler performing a hat trick in Twenty20 games.

Praveen Kumar’s hat trick in this game provides the seventh hat trick in IPL games. The other occasions are – L Balaji {Chennai vs Mohali at Chennai in 2007-08}, A Mishra {Delhi vs Hyderabad at Delhi in 2007-08], M Ntini {Chennai vs Kolkata at Kolkata in 2007-08], Yuvraj Singh {Mohali vs Bangalore at Durban in 2009}, RG Sharma {Hyderabad vs Mumbai at Centurion in 2009} and Yuvraj Singh {Mohali vs Hyderabad at Jo’burg in 2009}

Hat tricks in Twenty20 games and in IPL games

Praveen Kumar performed the Hat trick in this game between Bangalore and Jaipur at Bangalore in the tenth game of IPL 2010 which provide the 32nd occasion of a bowler performing a hat trick in Twenty20 games

No Bowlers Teams Ground Season
1 AD Mascarenhas Hampshire v Sussex Hove 2004
2 DG Cork Lancashire v Nottinghamshire Old Trafford 2004
3 Zeeshan Khan Multan Tigers v Karachi Zebras Lahore 2004-05
4 Sohail Ahmed Lahore Eagles v Multan Tigers Lahore 2004-05
5 JE Anyon Warwickshire v Somerset Birmingham 2005
6 RD Abeydeera Sinhalese Sports Club v Badureliya Colombo 2005-06
7 Mohammad Aslam Peshawar Panthers v Multan Tigers Karachi 2006-07
8 NJ Rimmington Queensland v Tasmania Toowoomba 2006-07
9 CW Vidanapathirana Sinhalese SCv Nondescripts CC Col-CCC 2006-07
10 N Snape Leicestershire v Yorkshire Grace Road 2007
11 R McLaren Kent v Gloucestershire Edgbaston 2007
12 B Lee Australia v Bangladesh Cape Town 2007-08
13 LJ Cush Guyana v Jamaica Antigua 2007-08
14 NE Mbhalati Eagles v Titans Kimberley 2007-08
15 CK Langeveldt Titans v Cape Cobras Centurion 2007-08
16 L Balaji Chennai v Punjab Chennai 2007-08
17 A Mishra Delhi v Deccan Delhi 2007-08
18 M Ntini Chennai v Kolkata Kolkata 2007-08
19 ND Doshi Derbyshire v Durham Ch-le-Street 2008
20 Allenby Lancashire v Leicestershire Old Trafford 2008
21 DP Nannes Middlesex v Essex Chelmsford 2008
22 Yuvraj Singh Mohali v Bangalore Durban 2009
23 RG Sharma Hyderabad v Mumbai Centurion 2009
24 Yuvraj Singh Mohali v Hyderabad Johannesburg 2009
25 ID Fisher Worcestershire v Gloucestershire Worcester 2009
26 JDP Oram New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 2009
27 S Narwal Delhi v Haryana Delhi 2009/10
28 MS Gony Punjab v Services Delhi 2009/10
29 B Geeves Tasmania v Queensland Brisbane 2009/10
30 Naved-ul-Hasan Tasmania v South Australia Adelaide 2009/10
31 Jannisar Khan Quetta Bears v Peshawar Panthers Karachi 2009/10
32 Praveen Kumar Bangalore v Jaipur Bangalore 2009/10

Praveen Kumar’s hat trick in this game provides the seventh hat trick in IPL games. The other occasions are detailed below

No Bowlers Teams Ground Season
1 L Balaji Chennai v Mohali Chennai 2007-08
2 A Mishra Delhi v Hyderabad Delhi 2007-08
3 M Ntini Chennai v Kolkata Kolkata 2007-08
4 Yuvraj Singh Mohali v Bangalore Durban 2009
5 RG Sharma Hyderabad v Mumbai Centurion 2009
6 Yuvraj Singh Mohali v Hyderabad Johannesburg 2009
7 Praveen Kumar Bangalore v Jaipur Bangalore 2009/10

Indian Premier League – Results of the matches

10th match
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Bangalore
Mar 18, 2010
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 10 wickets (with 56 balls remaining)
Rajasthan Royals 92 (19.5/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 93/0 (10.4/20 ov)
11th match
Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings at Delhi
Mar 19, 2010
Chennai Super Kings won by 5 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Delhi Daredevils 185/6 (20/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings 190/5 (19.1/20 ov)
12th match
Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab at Cuttack
Mar 19, 2010
Deccan Chargers won by 6 runs
Deccan Chargers 170/7 (20/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab 164/8 (20/20 ov)
13th match
Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders at Ahmedabad
Mar 20, 2010
Rajasthan Royals won by 34 runs
Rajasthan Royals 168/7 (20/20 ov)
Kolkata Knight Riders 134/5 (20/20 ov)
14th match
Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mumbai (BS)
Mar 20, 2010
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Mumbai Indians 151/9 (20/20 ov)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 155/3 (19.1/20 ov)
15th match
Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils at Cuttack
Mar 21, 2010
Deccan Chargers won by 10 runs
Deccan Chargers 171/6 (20/20 ov)
Delhi Daredevils 161/9 (20/20 ov)
16th match
Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab at Chennai
Mar 21, 2010
Match tied (Kings XI Punjab won the oneover eliminator)
Kings XI Punjab 136/8 (20/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings 136/7 (20/20 ov)
17th match
Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders at Mumbai (BS)
Mar 22, 2010
Mumbai Indians won by 7 wickets (with 9 balls remaining)
Kolkata Knight Riders 155/3 (20/20 ov)
Mumbai Indians 156/3 (18.3/20 ov)
18th match
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings at Bangalore
Mar 23, 2010
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 36 runs
Royal Challengers Bangalore 171/5 (20/20 ov)
Chennai Super Kings 135/7 (20/20 ov)
19th match
Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals at Mohali
Mar 24, 2010
Rajasthan Royals won by 31 runs
Rajasthan Royals 183/5 (20/20 ov)
Kings XI Punjab 152 (19.1/20 ov)

New Zealand vs Australia : First Test highlights : Australia won by ten wickets

New Zealand capped BJ Arnell for this test. He became the 246th cricketer to represent New Zealand in tests. He is the 30th New Zealand cricketer to make test debut against Australia

Australia capped RJ Harris for this test. He became the 413rd cricketer to represent Australia in tests. He is the 44th Australian cricketer to make test debut against New Zealand

RT Ponting was dismissed run out for 41 on the first of the test providing the seventh occasion of his run out dismissal while leading Australia in this test. He now holds the record for most run out dismissals as captain in the annals of test cricket. The previous record was held by SP Fleming of Australia.

RT Ponting’s seven run out dismissal while leading his country read thus : against Sri Lanka at Galle in Mar 2004 for 28 : against England at Nottingham in Aug 2005 for 48 : against Bangladesh at Chittagong in Apr 2006 for 52 : against England at Sydney in Jan 2007 for 45 : against India at Nagpur in Nov 2008 for 08 : against England at The Oval in Aug 2009 for 66 and against New Zealand at Wellington in Mar 2010 for 41

It is just a coincidence that RT Ponting was dismissed run out against New Zealand in this test to wrest the record of most run out dismissals in a test innings held by SP Fleming – New Zealand Skipper who was dismissed on six occasions

The record for most dismissals in an innings by an Australian captain is four which is jointly held by AR Border and RB Simpson

SM Katich scored 79 in this test which was his 21st test half century and 30th test fifty; It was his third fifty against New Zealand. The other two are – 118 at Christchurch in Mar 2005 and 131* at Brisbane in Nov 2008

MJ Clarke’s 168 in this test represents 52nd occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a hundred against New Zealand. It also represents his 14th hundred of his test career and his highest individual score in tests. His previous best was 166 against Pakistan at Hobart in Jan 2010. His previous best against New Zealand was 141 at Brisbane in Nov 2004

MJ Clarke has been dismissed stumped on five occasions in his test career which includes his stumped dismissal in this test. Other occasions in which he was dismissed stumped are – vs India at Mumbai in Nov 2004 for 17: vs Pakistan at Sydney in Jan 2005 for 35: vs India at Melbourne in Dec 2007 for 73 and vs India at Perth in Jan 2008 for 81.

MJ Clarke became the tenth Australian batsman to be dismissed stumped on five or more occasions in a test innings. Others are – AR Border {09}, CC McDonald {07}, MA Noble {07}, RT Ponting {07}, MA Taylor {07}. MJ Slater {06}, SK Warne {06}, C Hill {05} and KD Walters {05}

MJ Clarke’s dismissal stumped for 168 in this test provide the 86th occasion of a batsman dismissed stumped after scoring a hundred in a test innings in the annals of test cricket.

MJ Clarke’s dismissal stumped for 168 in this test provide the 29th occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed stumped after scoring a hundred in a test innings.

MJ Clarke’s dismissal stumped for 168 in this test provide the 27th occasion of batsman dismissed stumped after scoring 150 plus runs in a test innings.

MJ Clarke’s dismissal stumped for 168 in this test provide the 11th occasion of an Australian batsman dismissed stumped after scoring 150 plus runs in a test innings.

MJ Clarke’s 168 in this test represent the 212th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring 150 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions.

MJ Clarke’s 168 in this test represents the 15th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring 150 plus runs in a test innings against New Zealand

MJ Clarke’s 168 in this test represent the fifth occasion of an Australian batsman scoring 150 plus runs in a test innings against New Zealand at Wellington. Other occasion are – 247* by GS Chappell in Mar 1974, 151* by SR Waugh in Mar 2000, 165 by DM Martyn in Mar 2005 and 162 by AC Gilchrist in Mar 2005

MJ Clarke and MJ North added 253 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the 55th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in a test innings against New Zealand.

MJ Clarke and MJ North added 253 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the fifth occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket in a test innings against New Zealand. The other four occasions are – 213 between GRJ Matthews and GM Ritchie at Wellington in Feb 1986, 154 runs between AR Border and PR Sleep at Adelaide in Dec 1987, 159 runs between AR Border and SR Waugh at Brisbane in Dec 1993 and 199 runs between MJ Slater and SR Waugh at Wellington in Mar 2000

MJ Clarke and MJ North added 253 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the record fifth wicket partnership in a test innings by Aussie batsmen against New Zealand. The previous best was 213 runs between GRJ Matthews and GM Ritchie at Wellington in Feb 1986

MJ Clarke and MJ North added 253 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the ground record at Wellington for the fifth wicket partnership in a test innings against New Zealand. The previous best was 213 runs between GRJ Matthews and GM Ritchie in Feb 1986

MJ Clarke and MJ North added 253 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the third occasion of a 250 plus runs posted by Australian batsmen against New Zealand. The other two occasions are – 264 runs for the third wicket between GS Chappell and IM Chappell at Wellington in Mar 1974 and 256 runs for the sixth wicket between AC Gilchrist and DR Martyn at Wellington in Mar 2005

MJ Clarke and MJ North added 253 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the 36th occasion of 250 plus runs partnership by Australian batsmen against various oppositions

MJ Clarke and MJ North added 253 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the seventh occasion of 250 plus runs partnership by Australian batsmen against various oppositions. Other six occasions are – 405 runs between SG Barnes and DG Bradman against England at Sydney in Dec 1946, 332* runs between AR Border and SR Waugh vs England at Leeds in Jul 1993, 385 runs between GS Blewett and SR Waugh vs South Africa at Johannesburg in Feb 1997. 268 runs between MTG Elliott and RT Ponting vs England at Leeds in Jul 1997, 281 runs between RT Ponting and SR Waugh vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Mar 1999 and 327 runs between JL Langer and RT Ponting vs Pakistan at Perth in Nov 1999.

MJ North scored 112 not out in this test which represent the 53rd occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against New Zealand. It also represents his fourth hundred of his test career. The other three hundreds are – 125* vs England at Cardiff in Jul 2009, 110 vs England at Leeds in Aug 2009 and 117 vs South Africa at Johannesburg in Feb 2009. MJ North’s 112 not out in this test represent his first appearance hundred against New Zealand.

CS Martin {1 for 115} and DL Vettori {1 for 111} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the 67th and 68th occasion of a New Zealand bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against Australia

CS Martin {1 for 115} and DL Vettori {1 for 111} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the 11th and 12th occasion of a New Zealand bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against Australia at Wellington

DL Vettori conceded 111 runs in the first innings of this test providing the fourth occasion of a New Zealand bowler conceding “Nelson” in a test innings against various oppositions. The other occasions are – 2 for 111 by BR Taylor vs England at Leeds in Jul 1973, 1 for 111 by DL Vettori vs England at Manchester in May 2009 and 3 for 111 by IE Obrien vs Australia at Adelaide in Nov 2008

DL Vettori conceded 111 runs in the first innings of this test providing the second occasion of a New Zealand bowler conceding “Nelson” in a test innings against Australia. The other occasion was IE Obrien’s 3 for 111 vs Australia at Adelaide in Nov 2008

DL Vettori became the only New Zealand bowler to concede “Nelson” runs on two occasions – 1 for 111 vs England at Manchester in May 2008 and 1 for 111 vs Australia at Wellington in Mar 2010

DL Vettori conceded 111 runs in the first innings of this test providing the 95th occasion of a bowler conceding “Nelson” in a test innings in the annals of test cricket

DE Bollinger’s figures of 5 for 28 represent his second five wicket haul in a test innings, the first being his 5 for 70 against West Indies at Perth in Dec 2009.

DE Bollinger captured 5 for 28 in the first innings of this test providing the 24th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against New Zealand.

DE Bollinger’s figures of 5 for 28 represent his second five wicket haul in a test innings, the first being his 5 for 70 against West Indies at Perth in Dec 2009.

DE Bollinger’s figures of 5 for 28 represent his best bowling figures in a test innings, previous best being his 5 for 70 against West Indies at Perth in Dec 2009.

BJ Waitling, DR Tuffey and BJ Arnell failed to open their account in New Zealand’s first innings providing the 12th occasion of three or more New Zealand batsmen scoring zeroes in a test innings against Australia. This is the third such occasion in a Wellington test. The other two occasions were in both innings of 1945-46 test match

BJ Waitling collected his first zero, DR Tuffey his sixth zero and BJ Arnell zero in his debut innings.

DR Tuffey was dismissed run out for zero in the first innings of this test providing the 15th occasion of a New Zealand batsman run out for zero in a test innings against various oppositions. He is the second New Zealand batsman after MJ Horne to be dismissed run out for zero in a test innings against Australia. MJ Horne suffered the ignominy at Hamilton in Mar 2000

DL Vettori was playing his 150th test innings when he came to bat in the second innings which includes two innings he played for ICC World Eleven. He became the second New Zealand cricketers to appear in 150 plus test innings after SP Fleming who has played 189 innings and holds the New Zealand record for most innings appearances

RT Ponting took two catches in the first innings which gave him an aggregate of 166 test catches. He now stands fourth in the list of fieldsmen who have taken most test catches. R Dravid of India {193}, ME Waugh of Australia {181} and SP Fleming of New Zealand {171} occupy the first three places. Prior to the start of this test, RT Ponting and BC Lara had an aggregate of 164 catches and shared the fourth place jointly. With two catches in the first innings of this test, RT Ponting went past BC Lara.

TG McIntosh’s 83 in the second innings of this test represent his fourth test half century and fifth fifty. The other three occasions are – 136 vs West Indies at Napier in Dec 2008, 89 vs Bangladesh at Hamilton in Feb 2010 and 74 vs Pakistan at Napier in Dec 2009.

TG McIntosh’s 83 in the second innings of this test represent his first appearance fifty against Australia. He was playing his first test against Australia and in the first innings of this test he had scored nine runs

DL Vettori celebrated his 150th innings appearance by scoring a half century {77} in the second innings of this test. This was his 22nd test half century and 27th fifty

BB McCullum scored a century{ 104} in the second innings of this test which was his fifth copentury and 20th fifty.

BB McCullum and DL Vettori added 126 runs for the sixth wicket in the second innings of this test providing the 30th occasion of a three figure partnership by New Zealand batsmen against Australia.

BB McCullum and DL Vettori added 126 runs for the sixth wicket in the second innings of this test providing the fourth occasion of a three figure partnership for the sixth wicker by New Zealand batsmen against Australia. The other three occasions are – 110 runs between SP Fleming and CL Cairns at Wellington in Mar 2000, 109 runs between JV Coney and KR Rutherford at Wellington in Feb 1986 and 105 runs between MG Burgess and RJ Hadlee at Auckland in Feb 1977

BB McCullum and DL Vettori added 126 runs for the sixth wicket in the second innings of this test providing the record partnership of the sixth wicket by New Zealand batsmen against Australia. The previous besr was the 110 runs partnership between SP Fleming and CL Cairns at Wellington in Mar 2000.

BB McCullum and DL Vettori added 126 runs for the sixth wicket in the second innings of this test providing the 25th occasion of a three figure partnership for the sixth wicket by New Zealand batsmen against various oppositions

BB McCullum’s century {104} in the second innings of this test provide the eighth occasion of a New Zealand wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty against Australia. BB McCullum’s knock represent his first century, the previous best being 84 not out at Adelaide in Nov 2008.

BB McCullum’s century {104} in the second innings of this test provide the 57th occasion of a New Zealand wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty against various oppositions. BB McCullum’s knock represent his 14th half century and 19th fifty

BB McCullum became the eleventh wicket keeper batsman in the annals of test cricket to register 19 or more fifties. Others are – AC Gilchrist {43}, MV Boucher {37}, A Flower {35}, APE Knott {35}, AJ Stewert {29}, IA Healey {26}, MS Dhoni {21}, PJL Dujon {21}, JHB Waite {20} and RW Marsh {19}

New Zealand posted a total of 407 all out in the third innings of this test providing the first occasion of New Zealand posting a total of 400 plus in the third innings of a test against Australia. The previous best was 322 for 7 at Perth in Nov 1989.

BB McCullum’s 104 in this game represent his fifth test hundred; The other four hundreds are – 185 vs Bangladesh at Hamilton in Feb 2010, 143 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Oct 2004, 115 vs India at Napier in Mar 2009 and 111 vs Zimbabwe at Harare in Aug 2005

BB McCullum’s 104 in this game represent the second hundred by a New Zealand wicket keeper batsman against Australia. The other hundred was by AC Parore who had made 110 at Perth in Nov 2001.

BB McCullum’s 104 in this game represent his second hundred on home soil. He had scored 115 against India at Napier in Mar 2009

BB McCullum’s 104 in this game represent his second hundred on home soil. He had scored 115 against India at Napier in Mar 2009

BB McCullum’s 104 in this game represent the 28th occasion of New Zealand batsman scoring a hundred against Australia. It also represents the 14th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a hundred on home soil against Australia

BB McCullum’s 104 in this game represent the fifth occasion of New Zealand batsman scoring a hundred in the third innings of a test match against Australia.

BB McCullum’s 104 in this test was in a losing cause providing the sixth occasion of a New Zealand batsman’s hundred going in vain against Australia. The other occasions are – 141 by JG Wright at Chrsitchurch in Mar 1982, 102 by KR Rutherford at Christchurch in Feb 1993, 109 by CL Cairns at Wellington in Mar 2000, 126* by JDP Oram at Brisbane in Nov 2004 and 146 by HMH Marshall in Mar 2005

MG Johnson {107} and NM Hauritz {119} conceded 100 plus runs in the second innings of this test providing the 28th and 29th occasion of Australian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against New Zealand

PJ Hughes and SM Katich scored 106 runs in an unfinished stand for the first wicket in the second innings of this test providing the 56th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against New Zealand.

PJ Hughes and SM Katich scored 106 runs in an unfinished stand for the first wicket in the second innings of this test providing the seventh occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against New Zealand.

PJ Hughes and SM Katich scored 106 runs in an unfinished stand for the first wicket in the second innings of this test providing the first occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket in the fourth innings of a test against New Zealand.

Australia won this test match by ten wickets providing the 25th occasion of Australia winning a test match against New Zealand.

Australia won this test match by ten wickets providing the third occasion of Australia winning a test match by ten wickets margin against New Zealand. The other two occasions were at Auckland in Feb 1977 and at Brisbane in Nov 1980

Bangladesh vs England : Second Test : England win by nine wickets

Bangladesh capped Jahurul Islam for this test. He became the 58th cricketer to represent Bangladesh in tests. He is the fourth Bangladesh cricketer to make his test debut against England. The others are – Enamul Haque Jr at Dhaka in Oct 2003, Mushfiqur Rahim at Lord’s in May 2005 and Shahadat Hossain at Lord’s in May 2005

Jahurul Islam’s 43 in the second innings of this test represent the highest individual score by a Bangladesh batsman on debut against England. The previous best was 19 in the first innings by Mushfiqur Rahim at Lord’s in May 2005

England capped JC Tredwell for this test. He became the 643rd cricketer to represent England in tests. He is the sixth England cricketer to make his test debut against Bangladesh.

JC Tredwell’s 37 in the first innings of this test remain the highest individual score by an England batsman on debut against Bangladesh. Previous best was 34 in the second innings of Chittagong test in Mar 2010, the first test of the ongoing series.

Bangladesh posted 419 runs in the first innings of this test providing the seventh occasion of Bangladesh posting a total of 400 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions. The other six occasions are – 488 vs Zimbabwe at Chittagong in Jan 2005, 427 vs Australia at Fatullah in Apr 2006, 416 vs West Indies at Dhaka in May 2004, 413 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Dec 2008, 413 vs New Zealand at Hamilton in Feb 2010 and 400 vs India at Dhaka in Nov 2000

Bangladesh posted 419 runs in the first innings of this test providing the first occasion of Bangladesh posting a total of 400 plus runs in a test innings against England. The previous best was 331 at Chittagong in Mar 2010, the first test of the ongoing series.

Tamim Iqbal {85}, Mahmudullah {59}, Naeem Islam {59*} and Shafiul Islam {53} scored fifties in the first innings of this test providing the first occasion of four Bangladesh batsmen registering fifties in a test innings against England.

Tamim Iqbal {85}, Mahmudullah {59}, Naeem Islam {59*} and Shafiul Islam {53} scored fifties in the first innings of this test providing the second occasion of four Bangladesh batsmen registering fifties in a test innings against various oppositions. The first such occasion was against Zimbabwe at Chittagong in Jan 2005, when Nafees Iqbal {56}, Habibul Bashar {94}, Rajen Saleh {89} and Mohammad Rafique {59} had scored fifties

Tamim Iqbal scored 85 in the first innings of this test which is his sixth test half century and eighth fifty. Mahmudullah’s 59 represent his fourth test half century and fifth fifty, Naeem Islam’s 59 not out and Shafiul Islam’s 53 represent their maiden test fifties.

GP Swann conceded 114 runs in the first innings of this test providing the second occasion of an England bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against Bangladesh. The first such occasion was GP Swann’s 5 for 127 at Chittagong in Mar 2010, the first test of the ongoing series

KP Pietersen completed 5000 test runs when he was on 45. He was dismissed soon after completing 5000 runs; He became the 19th England batsman to aggregate 5000 test runs. KP Pietersen’s 5000 runs came in his 60th test and 107th innings. He has scored 16 hundreds and 17 half centuries and has an highest score of 226 against West Indies at Leeds in May 2007

PD Collingwood scored zero in the first innings of this test providing his fifth zero of his test career. The other four occasions are – vs India at Lord’s in Jul 2007, vs Sri Lanka at Galle in Dec 2007, vs New Zealand at Nottingham in Jun 2008 and vs Australia at Leeds in Aug 2009

PD Collingwood became the fifth England batsman to score a zero in a test innings against Bangladesh when he failed to open his account in the first innings of this test. The others are – MA Butcher at Dhaka in Oct 2003, N Hussain at Dhaka in Oct 2003, SJ Harmison at Dhaka in Oct 2003 and GP Thorpe at Chittagong in Oct 2003

IJL Trott registered his second test half century and third fifty when he scored 64 in this test. His other two fifties are – 119 vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 2009 and 69 vs South Africa at Centurion in Dec 2009. His 64 in this test represents his first fifty as an opening batsman

His 64 provides the ninth occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a fifty against Bangladesh. It also represents the 21st occasion of an England batsman scoring a fifty against Bangladesh

IR Bell{138}, MJ Prior 62}and TJ Bresnan {91} scored fifties in this game providing the 22nd ,23rd and 24th occasion of England batsmen scoring fifties against Bangladesh.

IJL Trott {64}, IR Bell {138}, MJ Prior {62} and TJ Bresnan {91 } scored fifties in the first innings of this test providing the fourth occasion of four England batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings against Bangladesh, The other three occasions were witnessed in the tests at Chittagong in Oct 2003 {ME Trescothick – 60, MP Vaughan – 54, N Hussain – 76 and R Clarke – 55}, at Lord’s in May 2005 {ME Trescothick – 194, AJ Strauss – 69, MP Vaughan – 120 and IR Bell – 65} and at Chittagong in Mar 2010 {AN Cook – 173, KP Pietersen – 99, PD Collingwood – 145 and IR Bell – 84}

MJ Prior’s 62 represent the first half century by an England wicket keeper batsman against Bangladesh. The previous best was 38 not out by CMW Read at Chittagong in Oct 2003

Abdur Razaak conceded 100 plus runs in the first innings of this test providing the 10th occasion of Bangladesh bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against England.

Abdur Razaak conceded 100 plus runs in the first innings of this test providing the second occasion of his conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against England.

IR Bell’s 138 in this test represent the eight hundred by an England batsman against Bangaldesh. It also represents his second hundred; the first hundred being his 162 not out at Chester-le-Street in Jun 05

IR Bell became the second England batsman to score two or more hundreds against Bangladesh. ME Trescothick is the other batsman who has scored three hundreds.

TJ Bresnan’s 91 in this test provide the third occasion of an England batsman scoring nineties against Bangladesh. The other two occasions are – 95 by N Hussain at Chittagong in Oct 2003 and 99 by KP Pietersen at Chittagong in Mar 2010

TJ Bresnan registered his highest individual score when he made 91 in this test. His previous best was 9 against West Indies at Lord’s in May 2009. This test was his fourth test and he has batted in just one innings in his previous three tests. His 91 came in his second innings in which he batted.

IR Bell and TJ Bresnan added 143 runs for the sixth wicket in this test providing the 12th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership against Bangladesh

IR Bell and TJ Bresnan added 143 runs for the sixth wicket in this test providing the first occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the sixth wicket against Bangladesh, thus constituting a record stand for the sixth wicket. Previous best was 63 runs stand between N Hussain and CMW Read at Chittagong in Oct 2003.

Abdur Razzak {132} and Shakib Al Hasan {124} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the 89th and 90th occasion of a Bangladesh bowler conceding 100 plus runs against all oppositions

Abdur Razzak {132} and Shakib Al Hasan {124} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the 10th and 11th occasion of a Bangladesh bowler conceding 100 plus runs against England

Abdur Razzak {132} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the fourth occasion of his conceding 100 plus runs against all oppositions. It is the second occasion that Abdur Razzak conceded 100 plus runs against England, the first occasion being at Chittagong in Mar 2010, the first test of this series, when he conceded 157 runs

Shakib Al Hasan {124} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the seventh occasion of his conceding 100 plus runs against all oppositions. It is for the fourth time that he conceded 100 plus runs in a test innings while leading Bangladesh

Shakib Al Hasan {124} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the second occasion of his conceding 100 plus runs against England, the first occasion being at Chittagong in Mar 2010, the first test of the series, when he conceded 133 runs. . It is for the second time that he conceded 100 plus runs in a test innings while leading Bangladesh against England

Tamim Iqbal scored 52 in the second innings of this test scoring fifties in both innings. He had made 85 in the first innings. Tamim Iqbals’s twins fifties provide the 12th occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring fifties in both innings of the test against various oppositions.

Tamim Iqbal became the second Bangladesh batsman to register fifties in both innings of a test against England. Mushfiqur Rahim was the other batsman having scored 79 and 95 at Chittagong in Mar 2010, the first test of this ongoing series

Shakib Al Hasan scored 96 in the second innings of this test providing the eighth occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring ninety in a test innings against various oppositions. The other occasions are – 97 by Habibul Bashar vs Pakistan at Peshawar in Aug 2003, 98 by Mohammad Ashraful vs Zimbabwe at Harare in Feb 2004, 94 by Habibul Bashar vs Zimbabwe at Chittagong in Jan 2005, 96 by Shakib Al Hasan vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Dec 2008, 96* by Shakib Al Hasan vs West Indies at St George’s in Jul 2009, 96* by Mahmudullah vs India at Dhaka in Jan 2010 and 96 by Mushfiqur Rahim vs England at Chittagong in Mar 2010

Shakib Al Hasan scored 96 in the second innings of this test providing the third occasion of his scoring ninety in a test innings against various oppositions. The other two occasions are – 96 vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Dec 2008 and 96* vs West Indies at St George’s in Jul 2009

Shakib Al Hasan with his three nineties became the first Bangladesh batsman to score nineties in a test innings on three occasions. Previously the record for most nineties by a Bangladesh batsman was held by Habibul Bashar who had scored nineties on two occasions – 97 vs Pakistan at Peshawar in Aug 2003 and 94 vs Zimbabwe at Chittagong in Jan 2005,

Shakib Al Hasan scored 96 in the second innings of this test providing the second occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring ninety in a test innings against England. Mushfiqur Rahim is the other batsman who had made 96 at Chittagong in Mar 2010

Shakib Al Hasan scored 96 in the second innings of this test providing the third occasion of a Bangladesh captain scoring ninety in a test innings against various oppositions. The other two occasions are – 94 by Habibul Bashar vs Zimbabwe at Chittagong in Jan 2005, 96 by Shakib Al Hasan vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Dec 2008.

Shakib Al Hasan with his two nineties has the record for most nineties in a test innings by Bangladesh captain

AN Cook scored 109 in the second innings of this test providing the ninth occasion of an England batsman scoring a hundred against Bangladesh.

AN Cook scored 109 in the second innings of this test providing the second occasion of his scoring a hundred against Bangladesh. He had scored 173 at Chittagong in the first test of this series.

AN Cook scored 109 in the second innings of this test providing the first occasion of an England batsman scoring a hundred in the fourth innings of a test match against Bangladesh.

AN Cook scored 109 in the second innings of this test providing the second occasion of his scoring a hundred against Bangladesh. as England’s captain. He had scored 173 at Chittagong in the first test of this series. MP Vaughan is the other captain who has made a hundred against Bangladesh. He made 120 at Lord’s in May 2005

AN Cook scored 109 in the second innings of this test providing the 42nd occasion of an England batsman scoring a hundred in the fourth innings of a test match against various oppositions.

AN Cook scored 109 in the second innings of this test providing the 11th occasion of an England batsman scoring a hundred in the fourth innings a test match against various oppositions. The other ten occasions are – 140 by JT Brown vs Australia at Melbourne in Mar 1895, 104 by GL Jessop vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 1902, 126* by JB Hobbs vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 1911, 135 by H Sutclifee vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 1928, 113 by Rev DS Sheppard vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 1962, 118 by MA Atherton vs New Zealand at Christchurch in Feb 1997, 173* by MA Butcher vs Australia at Leeds in Aug 2001, 103* by N Hussain at Lord’s in Aug 2001, 104* by GP Thorpe vs New Zealand at Nottingham in Jun 2004 and 106 by AJ Strauss vs New Zealand at Manchester in May 2008

AN Cook and KP Pietersen added 167 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket providing the 13th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for various wickets against Bangladesh

AN Cook and KP Pietersen added 167 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket providing the first occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership in the fourth innings of a test match against Bangladesh

AN Cook and KP Pietersen added 167 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket providing the second occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket against Bangladesh. The first occasion was the 255 runs partnership between ME Trescothick and MP Vaughan at Lord’s in May 2005

AN Cook and KP Pietersen added 167 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket providing the 73rd occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for various wickets in the fourth innings of a test match against various oppositions

AN Cook and KP Pietersen added 167 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket providing the 17th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for second wicket in the fourth innings of a test match against various oppositions

Bangladesh scored 419 in the first innings of this test match and lost the test providing the 32nd occasion of a team losing a test after scoring 400 plus runs in the first innings of a test match

Bangladesh scored 419 in the first innings of this test match and lost the test providing the second occasion of it losing a test after scoring 400 plus runs in the first innings of a test match. The first such occasion was against Australia at Fatullah in Apr 2006. Bangladesh scored 427 in the first innings of the test and Australia won the test by three wickets

Bangladesh scored 419 in the first innings of this test match and lost the test providing the 59th occasion of a team losing a test after scoring 400 plus runs in its first innings

Bangladesh scored 419 in the first innings of this test match and lost the test providing the third occasion of it losing a test after scoring 400 plus runs in its first innings. The first occasion was against Australia at Fatullah in Apr 2006 when Bangladesh scored 427 in the first innings and Australia won the test by three wickets. The second occasion was against New Zealand at Hamilton in Feb 2010 when Bangladesh scored 408 in its first innings and New Zealand won the test by 121 runs

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