Number Crunch

Mathew Hayden of Australia is the only opening batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 1000 boundary fours. When he called it a day, he has scored 1049 boundary fours. His test career record read thus – 103 tests. 184 innings, 14 not outs, 8625 runs, 380 as his highe score. He has an average of 50.73 runs per innings. He has scored 30 centuries and 29 half centuries, 1049 boundary fours and 82 boundary sixes and 14 zeroes

Bangladesh in England : England wins the Lord's test by eight wickets

First Test at Lord’s : England vs Bangladesh in May 2010; England won by eight wickets

Bangladesh inserted the opposition in this test providing the 30th occasion of a team inserting the opposition at Lord’s. It was the first occasion for Bangladesh at Lord’s.

Bangladesh capped Robiul Islam for this test. He became the 59th cricketer to represent Bangladesh in tests. He is the seventh Bangladesh cricketer to make his debut against England. His debut at Lord’s makes him the third Bangladesh cricketer to make his test debut at Lord’s – Mecca of Cricket. The other two are – Mushfiqur Rahim and Shohadat Hussian who had made their debut at Lord’s in May 2005

EJG Morgan was capped by England for this test. He became the 86th England cricketer to make his test debut at Lord’s and the first England cricketer to be baptized into test cricket against Bangladesh at Lord’s.

EJG Morgan became the 645th cricketer to represent England in tests. He is the seventh England cricketer to make his test debut against Bangladesh and the first England cricketer to make debut against Bangladesh on home soil.

With his 83 runs in the first innings AJ Strauss took his aggregate of runs at Lord’s to 1265. He now stands third in the list of England batsmen who have scored 1000 plus runs at Lord’s – GA Gooch {2015}, AJ Stewart {1476}, AJ Strauss {1265}, DI Gower {1241} and G Boycott {1189}. W Bardsley of Australia has aggregated 575 runs at Lord’s which represents the most runs by a visiting batsman at Lord’s

AJ Strauss’s 1265 runs places him second in the list of England opening batsmen who have scored 1000 plus runs at Lord’s – GA Gooch {1907}, AJ Strauss {1265} and G Boycott {1189} It is interesting to note that no other visiting opening batsman has aggregate of 1000 plus runs at Lord’s. CG Greenidge of West Indies has scored 471 runs which is the most runs scored by a visiting opening batsman at Lord’s.

AJ Strauss and IJL Trott added 188 runs for the second wicket providing the 14th occasion of a three figure partnership by England batsmen against Bangladesh. This stand represents the third occasion of a three figure partnership for the second wicket by England batsmen against Bangladesh. The three occasions are – 255 runs between ME Trescothick and MP Vaughan at Lord’s in May 2005, 167* runs between AN Cook and KP Pietersen at Dhaka in Mar 2010 and 181 runs between AJ Strauss and IJL Trott at Lord’s in May 2010

IJL Trott’s century {226} represent the 209th hundred at Lord’s. The break up team wise read thus – England {113}, Australia {31}, South Africa {13}, New Zealand {13}, West Indies {18}, India {09}, Pakistan {06} and Sri Lanka {06}

IJL Trott’s century {226} represent the tenth hundred by England batsmen against Bangladesh. The complete list of centurions read thus – ME Trescothick {113 at Dhaka in Oct 2003}, ME Trescothick {194 at Lord’s in May 2005}, MP Vaughan {120 at Lord’s in May 2005}, ME Trescothick {151 vs Chester-le-street in Jun 2005}, IR Bell {162* at Chester-le-Street in Jun 2005}, AN Cook {173 at Chittagong in Mar 2010}, PD Collingwood {145 at Chittagong in Mar 2010}, IR Bell {138 at Dhaka in Mar 2010}, AN Cook {109* at Dhaka in Mar 2010} and IJL Trott {226} at Lord’s in May 2010}

IJL Trott with his 226 became the third England batsman to score a hundred at Lord’s against Bangladesh. Others are – ME Trescothick {194 in May 2005} and MP Vaughan {120 in May 2005}.

Trott ‘s 226 represent the highest individual score by an England batsman against Bangaldesh in a test innings. The previous best was 194 by ME Trescothick at Lord’s in May 2005

AJ Strauss’s 83 in this test represent the eleventh occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a fifty at Lord’s against Bangladesh. . It was his second fifty at Lord’s – the first being his 69 in May 2005. His knock of 83 is his highest individual score at Lord’s against Bangladesh and he is the only opening England opening batsman to score two fifties at Lord’s against Bangladesh.

AN Cook {02}, AJ Strauss {02}, MJ Trescothick {04} and MP Vaughan {02} are the four England opening batsman to score two or more fifties against Bangladesh

IR Bell’s aggregate against Bangladesh at the end of his first innings stood at 505. He became the second batsman after ME Trescothick {551} to total 500 plus runs against Bangaldesh.

IR Bell became the 12th batsman to aggregate 500 plus runs against Bangladesh. The complete list read thus – KC Sangakkara of Sri Lanka {876}, DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka {860}, SR Tendulkar of India {820}, TM Dilshan of Sri Lanka {771}, GC Smith of South Africa {743}, TT Samaraweera of Sri Lanka {600}, MG Vandort of Sri Lanka {565}, R Dravid of India {560}, ME Trescothick of England {551}, IR Bell of England {505}, BB McCullum of New Zealand {504} and Mohammad Yousuf {503}

IJL Trott’s 226 represent the 14th occasion of a batsman scoring 200 plus runs in a test innings at Lord’s. Team wise break up read thus – England {07}, Australia {02}, Pakistan {02}, South Africa {01}, New Zealand {01} and West Indies {01}

England team against Bangladesh contained four batsmen who have scored debut hundreds – AJ Strauss {112 vs New Zealand at Lord’s in May 2004}, AN Cook {104* vs India at Nagpur in Mar 2006}, MJ Prior {126* vs West Indies at Lord’s in May 2007} and IJL Trott {110 vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 2009}

IJL Trotts’ 226 represent the 293rd occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred in a test innings. The break up team wise read thus – Australia {62}, West Indies {46}, England {45}, India {38}, Pakistan {33}, Sri Lanka {28}, South Africa {22}, New Zealand {15} and Zimbabwe {04}

IJL Trott became the 14th batsman and the seventh England batsman to score a double hundred at Lord’s. The complete list read thus – JB Hobbs of England {211 vs South Africa in Jun 1924}, DG Bradman of Australia {254 vs England in Jun 1930}, WR Hammond of England {240 vs Australia at Lord’s in Jun 1930}, WA Brown of Australia {206* vs England in Jun 1930}, J Hardstaff Jnr of England {205* vs India in Jun 1946}, DCS Compton of England {208 vs South Africa in Jun 1947}, MP Donnelly of New Zealand {206 vs England in Jun 1949}, Mohsin Khan of Pakistan {200 vs England in Aug 1982}, CG Greenidge of West Indies {214* vs England in Jan 1984}, GA Gooch of England {333 vs India in Jul 1990}, GC Smith of South Africa {259 vs England in Jul 2003}, RWT Key of England {221 vs West Indies in Jul 2004}, Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan {202 vs England in Jul 2006} and IJL Trott of England {226 vs Bangladesh in May 2010}. IJL Trott’s 226 represent the first double hundred against Bangladesh at Lord’s

IJL Trott’s 226 represent the 14th occasion of a double hundred scored against Bangladesh and also represents the first double hundred by an England batsman against Bangladesh


MJ Prior was run out for 16 providing the 37th occasion of England wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out in a test innings against various oppositions. MJ Prior has been dismissed run out on three occasions including the one in this innings. The other two occasions are – for 61 vs Australia at Lord’s in Jul 2009 and for 4 vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 2009.

MJ Prior became the sixth England wicket keeper batsman to be dismissed run out on three or more occasions. The others are – RW Taylor {05}, TG Evans {04}, APE Knott {04}, JM Parks {04} and RC Russell {03}

Shohadat Hussain captured 5 for 98 in this game providing the 75th occasion of a visiting bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings at Lord’s. Shohadat Hussain became the first Bangladesh bowler to capture five wickets in a test innings at Lord’s

Shohadat Hussain captured 5 for 98 in this game providing the 24th occasion of a Bangladesh bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings against various oppositions .Shohadat Hussain became the first Bangladesh bowler to capture five wickets in a test innings against England

Robiul Islam returned with figures of none for 107 in the first innings of this test providing the third occasion of a Bangladesh bowler going wicketless conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings at Lord’s. The other two bowlers are – Shohadat Hossain {none for 101 in May 2005} and Anwar Hossain Monir {none for 110 in May 2005} Shohadat Hossain and Robiul Islam have gone wicketless conceding 100 plus runs on their test debut at Lord’s.

Robiul Islam became the third Bangladesh bowler to concede 100 plus runs without a wicket on test debut. The other two are – Fahim Muntasir {none for 109 vs Pakistan at Dhaka on 09.01.02} and Shohadat Hossain {none for 101 vs England at Lord’s in May 2005}

Robiul Islam conceded 107 runs without a wicket providing the 23rd occasion of a Bangladesh bowler conceding 100 plus runs without a wicket in a test innings.

Robiul Islam {none for 107}, Shakib Al Hasan {2 for 109} and Rubel Hossain {1 for 109} conceded 100 plus runs in the first innings of this test taking the number of occasions of Bangladesh bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings to 101. .

Three Bangladesh bowlers – Robiul Islam {none for 107}, Shakib Al Hasan {2 for 109} and Rubel Hossain {1 for 109} conceded 100 plus runs in the first innings of test providing the 16th occasion of three or more Bangladesh bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions.

Three Bangladesh bowlers – Robiul Islam {none for 107}, Shakib Al Hasan {2 for 109} and Rubel Hossain {1 for 109} conceded 100 plus runs in the first innings of test providing the second occasion of three or more Bangladesh bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against .England. The first such occasion was also at Lord’s in May 2005 when four bowlers – Mashrafe Mortaza {2 for 107}, Shohadat Hossain {none for 101}, Anwar Hossain Monir {none for 110} and Mohammad Rafiq {1 for 150} conceded 100 plus runs

England’s total of 505 in this game represents the 91st occasion of England posting a total of 500 plus in a test innings against various oppositions. This total also represents 13th occasion of England posting a total of 500 plus runs in a test innings at Lord’s. This total represents the third occasion of England posting a total of 500 plus runs in a test innings against Bangladesh. The other two occasions are – 528 for 3 wickets declared at Lord’s in May 2005 and 599 for 6 wickets declared at Chittagong in Mar 2010

England’s 505 all out represent the 44th occasion of England posting a total of 500 plus and dismissed all out in a test innings against various oppositions

England’s total of 505 all out provides the 21st occasion of a team posting a total of 500 plus in a test innings against Bangladesh. It also represents the fourth occasion of a team posting a total of 500 plus and dismissed all out. The other three occasions are – West Indies {536 all out at Dhaka in Dec 2002}, India {526 all out at Dhaka in Dec 2004} and India {540 all out at Chittagong in Dec 2004}

England posted a total of 505 runs after being inserted in this test providing the 51st occasion of a team posting a total of 500 plus after being asked to bat first after losing the toss

Tamim Iqbal {55} and Junaid Siddique {53*} scored fifties in Bangaldesh’s first innings provding the 18th and 19th occasion of Bangladesh batsman scoring a fifty in a test innings against England.

Tamim Iqbal registered his fourth fifty against England when he made 55 in this innings. The other occasions are – 86 at Chittagong on Mar 2010, 85 and 52 at Dhaka in Mar 2010. Tamim Iqbal holds the record for most fifties by a Bangladesh batsman and also by a Bangladesh opening batsman against England. Habibul Bashar {02}, Junaid Siddique {02}. Mahmudullah {02} and Mushfiqur Rahim {02} are the other Bangladesh batsman who have scored two fifties against England.

Tamim Iqbal’s 55 in this game represent his eighth test half century and tenth test fifty. Junaid Siddique’s 53 not out provides his sixth test half century and seventh test fifty.

Tamim Iqbal was run out for 55 in first innings of this test providing the second occasion of a Bangladesh batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty. The first batsman was Habibul Bashar who was run out for 84 against Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 12.09.05. Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladesh opening batsman to be dismissed run out after scoring a fifty.

Tamim Iqbal {103}, Imrul Kayes {75} and Junaid Siddique {74} scored fifties in Bangaldesh’s second innings providing the very first occasion of first three Bangladesh batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings. The feat has been achieved at Lord’s – Mecca of Cricket – makes it more memorable and cherishing

Tamin Iqbal scored 55 and 103 in this test providing the fourth occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring a fifty and a hundred in a test match. He became the first batsman to achieve the feat at Lord’s. The other three occasions are – Shakib Al Hasan – 87 and 100 vs New Zealand at Hamilton in Feb 2010, Habibul Bashar {108 and 76 vs Zimbabwe at Chittagong in Nov 2001} and Habibul Bashar {71 and 108 vs Pakistan at Karachi in Aug 2003}

Tamim Iqbal became the first Bangladesh opening batsman to score a fifty and hundred in a test match.

Tamim Iqbal’s 55 and 103 provides the fifth occasion of Bangladesh opening batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test match. The complete list read thus – Tamim Iqbal {55 and 103 vs England at Lord’s in May 2010}, Javed Omar {62 and 85* vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in Apr 2001}, Tamin Iqbal {53 and 84 vs New Zealand at Dunedin in Jan 2008}, Tamim Iqbal {85 and 52 vs England at Dhaka in Mar 2010} and Hannan Sarkar {76 and 55 vs Australia at Cairns in Jul 2003}

Tamim Iqbal {55 and 103} and Junaid Siddique {58 and 74} scored fifties in both innings of this test providing the 13th and 14th occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring twin fifties in a test match. The complete list read thus – Javed Omar {62 and 85* vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in Apr 2001}, Habibul Bashar {64 and 76 vs Zimbabwe at Harare in Apr 2001}, Habibul Bashar {108 and 76 vs Zimbabwe at Chittagong in Nov 2001}, Habibul Bashar {60 and 75 vs South Africa at Chittagong in Apr 2003}, Hannan Sarkar {76 and 55 vs Australia at Cairns in Jul 2003}, Habibul Bashar {71 and 108 vs Pakistan at Karachi in Aug 2003}, Habibul Bashar {94 and 55 vs Zimbabwe at Chittagong in Jan 2005}, Habibul Bashar {69 and 73 vs Sri Lanka at Bogra in Mar 2006}, Tamim Iqbal {69 and 73 vs New Zealand at Dunedin on Jan 2008}, Shakib Al Hasan {87 and 100 vs New Zealand at Hamilton in Feb 2010, Mushfiqur Rahim {79 and 95 vs England at Chittagong at Dhaka in Mar 2010}, Tamim Iqbal {85 and 52 vs England at Dhaka in Mar 2010}. Tamim Iqbal {55 and 103 vs England at Lord’s in May 2010} and Junaid Siddique {58 and 74 vs England at Lord’s in May 2010}

Tamim Iqbal {55 and 103} and Junaid Siddique {58 and 74} scored fifties in both innings of this test providing the third and fourth occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring twin fifties against England in a test match. The complete list read thus – Mushfiqur Rahim {79 and 95 vs England at Chittagong at Dhaka in Mar 2010}, Tamim Iqbal {85 and 52 vs England at Dhaka in Mar 2010}. Tamim Iqbal {55 and 103 vs England at Lord’s in May 2010} and Junaid Siddique {58 and 74 vs England at Lord’s in May 2010}

Tamim Iqbal’s 103 in the second innings of this test provide the 210th hundred in a test innings at Lord’s. His knock also represents the 95th hundred by a visiting batsman in a test innings at Lord’s. Tamim Iqbal earned the distinction of becoming the first Bangladesh batsman to score a hundred at Lord’s

Tamin Iqbal’s 103 in this test represent the second hundred by a Bangladesh batsman against England. Junaid Siddique had scored 106 at Chittagong in Mar 2010.

Tamim Iqbal’s 103 in this test represent the 21st occasion of a Bangladesh batsman scoring a hundred in test innings against various oppositions. Tamim Iqbal’s 103 represents his third hundred in a test innings. The other two are – 128 vs West Indies at Kingstown in Jul 2009 and 151 vs India at Dhaka in Jan 2010. He became the third Bangladesh batsman to score three or more hundreds. Others are – Mohamad Ashraful {05} and Habibul Bashar {03}

Tamim Iqbal’s 103 in this test provide the sixth occasion of a Bangladesh opening batsman scoring a hundred against various oppositions. The six hundreds read thus – Javed Omar {119 vs Pakistan at Peshwar in Aug 2003}, Nafees Iqbal {121 vs Zimbabwe at Dhaka in Jan 2005}, Shahriar Nafees {138 vs Australia at Fatullah in Apr 2006}, Tamim Iqbal {128 vs West Indies at Kingstown in Jul 2009}, Tamim Iqbal {151 vs India at Dhaka in Jan 2010} and Tamim Iqbal {103 vs England at Lord’s in May 2010}

Tamim Iqbal {55 and 103} and Junaid Siddique {58 and 74} scored fifties in both innings of this test providing the first occasion of two Bangladesh batsman scoring twin fifties in a test match.

Bangladesh’s second innings contained two three figure partnerships – Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes added 185 runs for the first wicket and Junaid Siddique and Jahrul Islam added 100 runs for the third wicket – providing the fourth and fifth three figure partnerships by Bangladesh batsmen against England. The other three are – 108 runs for the the second wicket between Habibul Bashar and Hannan Sarkar at Dhaka in Oct 2003, 113 for the eighth wicket between Mushfiqur Rahim and Naeem Islam at Chittagong in Mar 2010 and 167 runs for the sixth wicket between Junaid Siddique and Mushfiqur Rahim at Chittagong in Mar 2010

The first wicket stand of 185 runs between Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes is a record stand by Bangladesh batsmen for the first wicket against England. The previous best was 88 runs partnership between the same pair in the first innings of this test.

The third wicket stand of 100 runs between Junaid Siddique and Jahrul Islam is a record stand by Bangladesh batsmen for the third wicket against England. The previous best was 54 runs partnership between Aftab Ahmed and Junaid Siddique at Chittagong in Mar 2010.

Bangladesh’s second innings contained two three figure partnerships – Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes added 185 runs for the first wicket and Junaid Siddique and Jahrul Islam added 100 runs for the third wicket – providing the 32nd and 33rd three figure partnerships by Bangladesh batsmen against various oppositions

The first wicket stand of 185 runs between Tamim Iqbal and Imrul Kayes is a record stand by Bangladesh batsmen for the first wicket against various oppositions. The previous best was 161 runs partnership between Tamim Iqbal and Junaid Siddique vs New Zealand at Dunedin in Jan 2008

Bangladesh was dismissed all out for 282 and 382 in this test providing the sixth occasion of it being dismissed all out in both innings against England.

IR Bell took his 50th catch when he caught Imrul Kayes of Finn for 75 in the second innings of this test. Bell became the 28th England fieldman to pouch 50 plus test catches

ST Finn captured 5 for 87 in the second innings of this test providing the 84th occasion of an England bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test innings at Lord’s.

AJ Strauss scored 83 and 82 in this test providing the 30th occasion of an England captain scoring fifties in both innings of a test match. AJ Strauss became the fourth England captain to score twin fifties in a test at Lord’s. The other three are – GA Gooch {333 and 123 vs India in Jul 1990}, N Hussain {57 and 68 vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s in May 2002} and MP Vaughan {103 and 101* vs West Indies in Jul 2004}

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SR Tendulkar of India holds the record of scoring most runs. most half centuries and most hundreds in a calender year. He aggregated 1894 runs in 1998 with the help of sixteen fifties of which nine were hundreds

South Africa in West Indies – Visitors win the fourth one day game – Both team score 300 plus runs

Fourth one day – West Indies vs South Africa at Rouseau on 30.05.10. South Africa won by seven wickets

This is a game in which both the teams scored 300 runs. Batting first West Indies posted 303 for 6 in 50.0 overs. South Africa replied with 304 for 3 in 50.0 overs to win the match by seven wickets

This game was won on the last ball of the match providing the 31st occasion of a one day game won on the last ball

West Indies set a target of 304 in this game which was achieved by South Africa providing the first occasion of target in excess of 300 being set when the game was on the last ball of the match. This is the second occasion of a target of 300 plus runs were set in this category of statistics. The first occasion of India setting a target of 316 for Pakistan at Ahmedabad on 12.04.05 which was achieved by Pakistan of the last ball of the match

South Africa and West Indies share the record for winning most games on the last ball of the match. Both the teams have won six games.

South Africa’s six wins read thus – vs West Indies by two wickets at Jo’burg on 22.01.99, vs New Zealand by two wickets at Napier on 26.03.99, vs New Zealand by three wickets at Cape Town on 04.11.00, vs West Indies by two wickets at Col-SSC on 13.09.02, vs New Zealand by two wickets at Durban on 26.11.07 and vs West Indies by seven wickets at Roseau on 30.05.10

West Indies’s six wins read thus – vs Pakistan by four wickets at Karachi on 21.11.80, vs England by three wickets at Kingston on 03.03.90, vs South Africa by three wickets at Kingston on 28.04.01, vs New Zealand by four wickets at Kingstown on 16.06.02, vs India by four wickets at Jamshedpur on 06.11.02 and vs Sri Lanka by one wicket at Trinidad on 10.04.08

West Indies lost this game after posting 303 for 6 providing the 54th occasion of a team losing a game after posting 300 plus runs. West Indies has lost the game on eight occasions after posting 300 plus runs including this game. It was their second defeat against South Africa – the first occasion was at Jo’burg on 04.02.04. West Indies posted 302 for 4 and South Africa won the match by six wickets

West Indies scored 303 for 6 and South Africa scored 304 for 3 in this game providing the 52nd occasion of both teams scoring 300 plus runs in the history of one day games.

DM Richard’s 59 in this game provides the 50th occasion of a West Indian batsman scoring a fifty against South Africa in one day games. S Chanderpaul’s 66 in this game provide the 51st occasion.

SC Chanderpaul’s 66 in this game represent his 58th one day half century and 69th one day fifty. DM Richards’s 59 is his second one day half century.

South African innings contained three fifties – HM Amla {129}, JH Kallis {57} and AB de Villiers {51*} – providing the fifth occasion of South African batsmen scoring three or more fifties in an innings against West Indies.

HM Amla and JH Kallis added 119 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 164th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership in one day games. This stand represents the 32nd occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket in one day games.

This stand represents the 16th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership against West Indies in one day games. This stand represents the sixth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket against West Indies in one day games. The six occasions are – 179 runs between HH Gibbs and JH Kallis at St John’s on 02.05.01, 102 runs between JH Kallis and GC Smith at Jo’burg on 04.02.04, 194 runs between HH Dippenaar and JH Kallis at Bridgetown on 11.05.05, 170 runs between AB de Villiers and JH Kallis at St George’s on 10.04.07, 175 runs between HH Gibbs and JH Kallis at J0’burg on 03.02.08 and 119 runs between HM Amla and JH Kallis at Roseau on 30.05.10. It is interesting to note that on all these six occasions, JH Kallis is one of the partners.

HM Amla’s 129 in this game represent the 15th occasion of a South African batsman scoring a hundred against West Indies in one day games. His knock also represents the 94th occasion of a South African batsman scoring a hundred against various oppositions.

HM Amla registered his third one day hundred when he scored 129 in this game. His other two hundreds are – 140 vs Bangladesh at Benoni on 09.11.08 and 102 vs India at North Sound on 22.05.10

Zimbabwe Triangular Series – India coast to a comfortable win over Sri Lanka

Match Number 2: India vs Sri Lanka at Bulawayo on 30.05.10: India won by seven wickets


TM Dilshan led Sri Lanka in this game. He became the 15
th captain to lead Sri Lanka in one day games.

TM Dilshan scored 61 in this game to become the third Sri Lankan captain to score a fifty on captaincy debut. The others are – ST Jayasuriya {102 vs Zimbabwe at Col-SSC on 26.01.98 and MS Atapattu {53* vs England at Col-SSC on 27.03.01}

TM Dilshnan became the 40th captain in the history of one day game to register a fifty on first appearance as captain

TM Dilshan with his 61 in this game registered his 17th one day half century and 23rd fifty. AD Mathews who top scored in Sri Lanka’s innings with 72 runs scored his fourth one day fifty.

WU Tharnaga and TM Dilshan were dismissed run out in this game providing the 29th occasion of both the openers run out in ths history of one day games. Sri Lankan openers have been run out on second occasion. The first such occasion was witnessed at Dambulla on 20.02.04, when ST Jayasuriya {08} and RS Kaluwitharana {02} were run out

With WU Tharnga and TM Dilshan dismissed run out in this game providing the 96th and 97th occasion of Sri Lanakan opening batsmen dismissed run out in one day games. Their run outs also provide the 22nd and 23rd occasion of Sri Lankan openers run out against India.

TM Dilshan has been dismissed run out on three occasions against India – for zero at Dambulla on 28.01.09, for 97 at Col-RPS on 08.02.09 and for 61 at Bulawayo on 30.05.10. He became the third Sri Lankan opening batsman to be dismissed on three or more occasions. Others are – MS Atapattu {05} and ST Jayasuriya {05}

TM Dilshan’s run out for 61 in this game provide the seventh occasion of a Sri Lankan batsman run out with a score of fifty against India. The complete list read thus – MS Atapattu {118 at Col-RPS on 17.08.97}, ST Jayasuriya {105 at Dhaka on 01.06.00}, RS Mahanama {98 at Mumbai on 17.01.87}, TM Dilshan {97 at Col-RPS on 08.02.09}, ST Jayasuriya {67 at Col-RPS on 09.08.05}, TM Dilshan {61 at Bulawayo on 30.05.10} and MS Atapattu {53 at Bristol on 11.07.02}

TM Dilshan’s run out dismissal for 61 in this game provide the sixth occasion of a Sri Lankan captain dismissed run out with a fifty to his credit against India. The other five are – A Ranatunga {58 at Pune on 05.12.90}, ST Jayasuriya {105 at Dhaka on 01.06.00}, MS Atapattu {50 at Dambulla on 18.07.04}, MS Atapattu {65 at Col-RPS on 01.08.04} and DPMD Jayawardene {71 at Adelaide on 19.02.08}

TM Dilshan’s run out dismissal for 61 in this game provide the 21st occasion of a Sri Lankan captain dismissed run out with a fifty to his credit against various oppositions in one day games

Sri Lanka’s 242 in this game provide the 31st occasion of Sri Lanka dismissed all out against India in one day game

V Kohli and RG Sharma added 154 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 295th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership in one day games. India holds the record of posting most number of three figure partnerships in one day game, closely followed by Australia which has posted 292 three figure partnerships

This stand represent the 57th occasion of a three figure stand for the third wicket by Indian batsmen in one day games and the 15th occasion of a three figure stand for the third wicket by Indian batsmen against Sri Lanka. This stand represents the 51st occasion of a three figure stand by Indian batsmen against Sri Lanka.

RG Sharma scored his second one day when he made 101 not out in this game. His knock represents the 175th hundred by Indian batsmen in one day games. It also represents the 35th hundred by an Indian batsman against Sri Lanka

RG Sharma’s 101 not out in this game represent back-to-back hundreds. In the previous game against Zimbabwe at Bulwayo on 28.05.10, he had scored 114. His feat of scoring consecutive hundreds provide the 59th occasion of a batsman scoring back to back hundreds in one day games

RG Sharma became the sixth Indian batsman to score consecutive hundreds. Others are – SR Tendulkar {143 vs Australia at Sharjah on 22.04.98 and 134 vs Australia at Sharjah on 24.04.98}, R Dravid {104* vs Kenys at Bristol on 22.05.09 and 145 vs Sri Lanka at Taunton on 26.05.09}, SC Ganguly {141* vs South Africa at Nairobi{Gym} on 13.10.00 and 117 vs New Zealand at Nairobi {Gym} on 15.10.00}, VVS Laxman {106* vs Australia at Sydney on 22.01.04 and 131 vs Zimbabwe at Adelaide on 24.01.04} and Yuvraj Singh {138* vs Eng at Rajkot on 14.01.08 and 118 vs England at Indore on 17.11.08}

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Lord’s – the Mecca of Cricket – remains the only ground in the annals of test cricket to witness 200 plus test hundreds. The credit of scoring 200th test hundred at Lord’s befell on KP Pietersen of England. He scored 152 runs against South Africa in Jul 2008. As on date, 209 hundreds have been registered at Lord’s which includes England’s IJL Trott’s 226 against Bangladesh in the ongoing test

South Africa in West Indies – Visitors win the third one dayer

Third one day game between West Indies and South Africa at Roseau on 28.05.10: South Africa won by 67 runs

JH Kallis hit a six in his knock of 31 in this game which gave him an aggregate of 20 sixes against West Indies. He became the second South African batsman to have an aggregate of 20 plus sixes after HH Gibbs who has a total of 25 sixes to his credit.

JH Kallis has an aggregate of 1554 runs at the end of this game. He is the first batsman to compete 1500 runs in South Africa-West Indies one day series.

AB de Villiers was run out for 70 in this game providing the 42nd occasion of a South African batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in one day games. It was the third such dismissal for AB de Villers – the other two being – vs Australia for 92 at Basaterre on 24.03.07 and vs Zimbabwe for 63 at Bulawayo on 22.08.07. He became the sixth South African batsman to be dismissed run out after scoring a fifty. The others are – G Kirsten {09}, WJ Cronje {06}, HH Gibbs {05}, JH Kallis {04} and DJ Cullinan {03}

AB de Villiers is the only South African wicket keeper batsman to be dismissed run out after scoring a fifty on two occasions – vs Zimbabwe for 63 at Bulawayo on 22.08.07 and for 70 vs West Indies at Roseau on 28.05.10.

AB de Villiers run for 70 in this game provide the 44th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman dismissed run out after scoring a fifty in one day games. He became the ninth wicket keeper to be dismissed in such a manner on two or more occasions. Others are – KC Sangakkara {06}, R Dravid {04}, A Flower {04}, RS Kaluwitharana {04}, AJ Stewart {04}, AC Gilchrist {02}, BJ Haddin {02} and BRM Taylor {02}

GC Smith was playing his 150th one day innings in this game. He became the eighth South African batsman to play 150 plus one day innings. Others are – JH Kallis {287}, HH Gibbs {240}, JN Rhodes {240}, MV Boucher {217}, SM Pollock {205}, G Kirsten {185} and WJ Cronje {175}

South Africa was all out for 224 in this game providing the eight occasion of it being dismissed all out against West Indies. Of these eight occasions, it has won three games – at Bloemfontein on 05.02.99, at Port of Spain on 12.05.01 and at Roseau on 28.05.10.

West Indies were dismissed for 157 in this game providing the third occasion of both the teams dismissed all out in West Indies-South Africa one day series. All such occasions are listed thus – South Africa {273} and West Indies {159} at Bloemfontein on 05.02.99, South Afiica {190} and West Indies {137} at Port of Spain on 12.05.01, South Africa {224} and West Indies {157} at Roseau on 28.05.10

West Indies has been dismissed all out by South Africa on 23 occasions including this game. The total number of occasions on which both the teams have been dismissed all out in West Indies-South Africa one day series is 31 which includes the two occasions of both the teams all out in this game

M Morkel captured 4 for 21 in this game providing the 100th occasion of a South African bowler capturing four or more wickets in one day games. South Africa became the eighth team in the history of one day game to have bowlers capturing four or more wickets on 100 plus occasions. The complete list read thus –Australia {178}, Pakistan {162}, West Indies {136}, India {125}, England {113}, Sri Lanka {110}, New Zealand {100} and South Africa {100}

M Morkel’s 4 for 21 in this game represent the tenth occasion of a South African bowler capturing four or more wickets against South Africa. M Morkel’s 4 for 21 provides the second occasion of his capturing four or more wickets against West Indies, the first occasion being his 4 for 36 at Cape Town n 29.01.08. He became the third South African bowler to capture four plus wickets on two occasions against West Indies. Other two bowlers are – JH Kallis {5 for 30 at Dhaka on 01.11.98 and 4 for 22 at Bridgetown on 09.05.01} and SM Pollock {6 for 35 at East London on 24.01.99 and 4 for 26 at Port Elizabeth on 28.01.04}

M Morkel’s 4 for 21 in this game represent his career best bowling figures. His previous best was 4 for 36 at Cape Town n 29.01.08

Number Crunch

The most runs scored in a losing cause in a test match is 351. Brian Lara of West Indies scored these runs against Sri Lanka at Colombo-SSC in Nov 2001 with the help of hundreds in both innings. He scored 221 and 130 in this test. Despite the twin hundreds by BC Lara, Sri Lanka won the test by ten wickets.

Zimbabwe Triangular Series : India became the first team in one day games to have fifty hundreds in a losing cause

RG Sharma’s 114 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 50th occasion of an Indian batsman’s hundred going in vain in one day games. India became the only team in the one day games to have 50 hundreds in a losing cause. The following table shows all the fifty occasions

No Batsmen Runs Opp Ground Date
1 RJ Shastri 102 v Aus Indore 06 Oct 1984
2 DB Vengsarkar 105 v Eng Pune 05 Dec 1984
3 RJ Shastri 102 v Eng Cuttack 27 Dec 1984
4 R Lamba 102 v Aus Rajkot 07 Oct 1986
5 K Srikkanth 123 v Pak Kolkata 18 Feb 1987
6 M Prabhakar 106 v Pak Jamshedpur 26 Mar 1987
7 M Amarnath 100* v Win Faridabad 19 Jan 1988
8 K Srikkanth 101 v Win Trivandrum 25 Jan 1988
9 NS Sidhu 108 v Pak Sharjah 15 Oct 1989
10 M Azharuddin 108 v Srl Sharjah 25 Apr 1990
11 RJ Shastri 109 v RSA New Delhi 14 Nov 1991
12 SV Manjrekar 105 v RSA New Delhi 14 Nov 1991
13 VG Kambli 100* v Eng Jaipur 18 Jan 1993
14 M Prabhakar 102* v Win Kanpur 30 Oct 1994
15 SR Tendulkar 137 v Srl Delhi 02 Mar 1996
16 SR Tendulkar 100 v Pak Singapore 05 Apr 1996
17 SR Tendulkar 110 v Srl Col-RPS 28 Aug 1996
18 R Dravid 107 v Pak Chennai 21 May 1997
19 M Azharuddin 111* v Srl Col-RPS 17 Aug 1997
20 A Jadeja 119 v Srl Col-RPS 17 Aug 1997
21 SC Ganguly 113 v Srl Col-RPS 20 Aug 1997
22 SR Tendulkar 143 v Aus Sharjah 22 Apr 1998
23 M Azharuddin 101 v Pak Toronto 20 Sep 1998
24 R Dravid 123* v NZl Taupo 09 Jan 1999
25 A Jadeja 100* v Aus The Oval 04 Jun 1999
26 R Dravid 103* v Win Singapore 08 Sep 1999
27 SC Ganguly 100 v Aus Melbourne 12 Jan 2000
28 SC Ganguly 117 v NZl Nairobi (G) 15 Oct 2000
29 SR Tendulkar 101 v Srl Sharjah 20 Oct 2000
30 SR Tendulkar 146 v Srl Jodhpur 08 Dec 2000
31 HK Badani 100 v Aus Pune 28 Mar 2001
32 VVS Laxman 101 v Aus Margao 06 Apr 2001
33 SC Ganguly 127 v RSA Johannesburg 05 Oct 2001
34 SR Tendulkar 101 v RSA Johannesburg 05 Oct 2001
35 V Sehwag 108 v NZl Napier 29 Dec 2002
36 VVS Laxman 106* v Aus Sydney 22 Jan 2004
37 Yuvraj Singh 139 v Aus Sydney 22 Jan 2004
38 SR Tendulkar 141 v Pak Rawalpindi 16 Mar 2004
39 SR Tendulkar 123 v Pak Ahmedabad 12 Apr 2005
40 G Gambhir 103 v Srl Ahmedabad 06 Nov 2005
41 R Dravid 103* v Srl Ahmedabad 06 Nov 2005
42 Yuvraj Singh 103 v RSA Hyderabad 16 Nov 2005
43 SR Tendulkar 100 v Pak Peshawar 06 Feb 2006
44 SR Tendulkar 141* v Win Kuala Lumpur 14 Sep 2006
45 Yuvraj Singh 121 v Aus Hyderabad 05 Oct 2007
46 G Gambhir 113 v Aus Sydney 24 Feb 2008
47 SR Tendulkar 175 v Aus Hyderabad 05 Nov 2009
48 MS Dhoni 107 v Srl Nagpur 18 Dec 2009
49 SK Raina 106 v Srl Dhaka 13 Jan 2010
50 RG Sharma 114 v Srl Bulawayo 28 May 2010

Zimbabwe Triangular Series : Hosts register a comprehensive win over India in the opening game

Match Number 1 : India vs Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 28.05.10 : Zimbabwe won by six wickets

Thia game witnessed two debutant captains – India was led by SK Raina who became the 20th captain to lead India in one day games. Zimbabwe was led by E Chigumbara who became the 15th captain to lead Zimbabwe in one day games.

India capped AB Dinda, R Vinay Kumar and U Yadav for this game. With these three cricketers making their one debut, the number of cricketers who have played for India in one day games stood at 184.

Apart from India’s inaugural game against England at Leeds on 13.07.74 when the Indian team contained eleven debutants, there are ten occasions when India has capped three or more cricketers in a one day game including this game. This game gains importance as in this game all the three debutants are new ball bowlers

Out of these eleven occasions, only on two occasions the debutants did not bat – against Kenya at Nairobi {Gym} on 03.10.00 {V Dahiya, Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh} and against Zimbabwe at Bulawayo on 28.10.00 {R Vinay Kumar, AB Dinda and U Yadav}

M Vijay became the fourth Indian opening batsmen to be dismissed run out against Zimbabwe in one day games. The complete list read thus – NS Sidhu for 45 at Pune on 25.03.93, SR Tendulkar for 5 at Vadodara on 05.04.98, SC Ganguly for 86 at Mohali on 10.03.02 and M Vijay for 11 at Bulawayo on 28.05.10. Thus M Vijay became the first Indian opening batsman to be dismissed run out against Zimbabwe on away soil.

V Kohli was run out in this game without facing a delivery providing the 12th occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed in such a manner. Kohli is the first Indian batsman to suffer such an ignominy against Zimbabwe.

V Kohli became the seventh batsman to be dismissed run out without facing a delivery against Zimbabwe. The other six are – TT Samaraweera of Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 10.11.98, LR Williams of West Indies at Perth on 02.02.01, Habibul Bashar of Bangladesh at Harare on 07.04.01, RR Sarwan of West Indies at Bulawayo on 22.11.03, Enamul Haque Jnr of Bangladesh at Chittagong on 24.01.05 and MN Samuels of West Indies at Port of Spain on 13.05.06

With M Vijay and V Kohli dismissed run out in this game the number of Indian batsmen dismissed run out against Zimbabwe stands at 36. V Kohli is the third Indian batsman dismissed run out for zero against Zimbabwe. The other two are – SB Joshi at Sharjah on 11.11.98 and R Vijay Bharadwaj at Guwahathi on 19.03.02

RG Sharma and RA Jadeja added 132 runs for the fifth wicket providing the 29th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against Zimbabwe. This stand represents the fourth occasion of a fifth wicket three figure partnership posted by Indian batsmen against Zimbabwe. The other four occasions are – 158 runs between D Mongia and Yuvraj Singh at Guwahathi on 19.03.02, 118 runs between VVS Laxman and RS Gavaskar at Adelaide on 24.01.04 and 103 runs between MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh at Harare on 29.08.05

RG Sharma and RA Jadeja added 132 runs for the fifth wicket providing the 294th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against various oppositions. India holds the record for posting most number of three figure partnerships in one day games. Australia stands second with 292 three figure partnerships..

RG Sharma scored his maiden one day hundred when he made 114 in this game. It was an improvement over his previous highest score of 70 not out against Sri Lanka at Canberra on 12.02.08. His knock contained four sixes providing the first occasion of his scoring four sixes in a one day innings. His knock contained six fours providing the third occasion of his scoring six boundaries in a one day innings. The other two occasions are – six fours in his knock of 70 not out vs Sri Lanka at Canberra on 12.02.09 and six fours in his knock of 66 vs Australia at Sydney on 02.05.08

RG Sharma’s 114 in this game represent the 174th hundred by an Indian batsman in one day games. His knock also represents the 17th hundred by an Indian batsman against Zimbabwe in one day games.

RA Jadeja’s 61 not out in this game represent his third half century in one day game and is his highest score in one day games. His other two half centuries were – 60 not our vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 08.02.09 and 57 vs Australia at Guwahathi on 08.11.09.

With his 67 not out in this game CR Irvine became the seventh Zimbabwean batsman to score a fifty on one day debut. Others are – DAG Fletcher {69* vs Australia at Nottingham on 09.06.83}, A Flower {115* vs Sri Lanka at New Plymouth on 23.02.92}, GJ Crocker {50 vs India at Harare on 25.10.92}, MH Dekker {79 vs New Zealand at Bulawayo on 31.10.92}, V Sibanda {58 vs West Indies at Bulawayo on 22.11.03} and T Duffin {53 vs Kenya at Bulawayo on 28.05.10}. CR Ervine is the second Zimbabwe batsman to score a fifty on debut against India

On the global table CR Ervine became the 81st batsman to score a fifty on one day debut.

CR Ervine became the tenth batsman to score a fifty on debut against India. The others are – MD Moxon of England {70 at Nagpur on 23.01.85}, Younis Ahmed of Pakistan {58 vs Kolkata on 18.02.87}, GJ Crocker of Zimbabwe {50 at Harare on 25.10.92}, SP Fleming of New Zealand {90 at Napier on 25.03.94}, Mazhar Hussain of UAE {70 at Sharjah on 13.04.94}, SC Williams of West Indies {61 at Faridabad on 17.10.94}, SO Tikolo of Kenya {65 at Cuttack on 18.02.96}, Mohammad Tauqir of UAE {55 at Dambulla on 16.07.04} and LJ Wright {50 at The Oval on 05.09.07}. CR Irvine is the only batsman to score an unbeaten fifty on debut against India

RG Sharma’s 114 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 50th occasion of an Indian batsman’s hundred going in vain in one day games. India became the only team in the one day games to have 50 hundreds in a losing cause

RG Sharma became the second Indian batsman to witness his hundred going in vain against Zimbabwe after SR Tendulkar whose 146 at Jodhpur could not win the game for India

RG Sharme became the sixth batsman to witness his hundred going in vain. The complete list read thus – RS Mahanama of Sri Lanka {108 at Harare on 05.11.94}, Mehrab Hossain of Bangladesh {101 at Dhaka on 25.03.99}, SL Campbell of West Indies {105 at Chester-le-Street on 16.07.00}, SR Tendulkar of India {146 at Jodhpur on 08.12.00}, S Chanderpaul of West Indies {127* at Harare on 30.11.07} and RG Sharma of India {114 at Bulawayo on 28.05.10}

RG Sharma’s 114 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 263rd occasion of a batsman’s hundred going in vain the history of one day games.

R Vinay Kumar captured two wickets on his debut while the other two debutants – AB Dinda and U Yadav – failed to capture a wicket

Zimbabwe’s win by six wickets in this game provides its 96th one day win and also its ninth win against India.

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