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Greg Chappell has the following unique batting records – Apart from registering hundreds in his fist and farewell appearances, he also registered twin hundreds on his first captaincy assignment

South Africa in West Indies : Second Test ends in a tame draw

Second Test : West Indies vs South Africa at Basseterre in Jun 2010 : Match ends in a tame draw

The first wicket stand between GC Smith and AN Petersen produced 99 runs providing the 12th occasion of a team posting exact 99 runs for the first wicket in the annals of test cricket. The twelve occasions read thus – between WR Brown and JHW Fingleton {Australia vs South Africa at Jo’burg in Feb 1936}, between L Hutton and FA Lowson {England vs South Africa at Leeds in Jul 1951}, between NJ Contractor and P Roy {India vs West Indies at Kanpur in Dec 1958}, between MR Bynoe and CC Hunte {West Indies vs India at Chennai in Jan 1967}, between WM Lawry and RB Simpson {Australia vs India at Adelaide in Dec 1967}, between Sadiq Mohammad and Talat Ali {Pakistan vs England at Lahore in Mar 1973}, between IR Redpath and A Turner {Australia vs West Indies at Brisbane in Nov 1975}, between DL Haynes and PV Simmons {West Indies vs South Africa at Bridgetown in Apr 1992}, between UC Hathurasinghe and RS Mahanama {Sri Lanka vs England at Col-SSC in Mar 1993}, between MJ Slater and MA Taylor {Australia vs England at Brisbane in Nov 1994}, between AB de Villiers and GC Smith {South Africa vs India at Durban in Dec 2006} between and GC Smith and AN Petersen {South Africa vs West Indies at Basseterre in Jun 2010}

It is the third occasion that a team has posted 99 runs for the first wicket in a test innings against West Indies and for the first time against West Indies in West Indies. It is the second time that South African batsmen have posted 99 runs for the first wicket – against India at Durban in Dec 2006 and against West Indies at Basseterre in Jun 2010

GC Smith’s 132 in this test provide the 46th occasion of a South African captain scoring a hundred in a test innings. It was the 19th hundred by GC Smith as a South African captain, With 19 hundreds to his credit, GC Smith shares the record for most hundreds by a captain in the annals of test cricket with RT Ponting of Australia who also has scored 19 hundreds.

GC Smith completed 7000 runs of his test career when he was on 88 during his knock of 132 in this test, At the end of his innings he has an aggregate of 7044 runs. He became the 37th batsman in the annals of test cricket to total 7000 plus runs. GC Smith is the third South African batsman to aggregate 7000 runs after JH Kallis (10956} and G Kirsten {7289}

GC Smith’s 132 in this test represent his 21st test hundred as an opening batsman and only SM Gavaskar {33}, ML Hayden {30} and G Boycott {22} have scored more hundreds than GC Smith as openers in the annals of test cricket.

GC Smith {132} and AN Petersen {52} scored fifties in South Africa’s first innings providing the sixth occasion of both the South African openers scoring fifties in a test innings against West Indies. The other five occasions are – G Kirsten {134} and HH Gibbs {51} in South Africa’s second innings at Centurion in Jan 99, GC Smith {132} and HH Gibbs {60} in South Africa’s first innings at Jo’burg in Dec 2003, GC Smith {139} and HH Gibbs {192} in South Africa’s first innings at Centurion in Jan 2004, GC Smith {104} and AB de Villiers {178} in South Africa’s first innings at Bridgetown in Apr 2005,AB de Villiers {114} and GC Smith {126} in South Africa’s first innings at St John’s in Apr 2005

GC Smith’s 132 in this test provide his seventh hundred as captain against West Indies- 132 at Jo’burg in Dec 2003, 139 at Centurion in Jan 2004, 148 at Port of Spain in Apr 2005, 104 at Bridgetown in Apr 2005, 126 at St John’s in Apr 2005, 147 at Durban in Jan 2008 and 132 at Basseterre in Jun 2000. He became the third captain in the annals of test cricket to score seven or more test hundreds against a specific opposition. Others are – DB Bradman of Australia – 10 hundreds vs England and CH Lloyd of West Indies – 07 hundreds vs India

GC Smith seven hundreds against West Indies make him the sixth batsman to score seven or more hundreds against West Indies – The other five are – SM Gavaskar of India {13}, JH Kallis of South Africa {08}, Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan {07} RT Ponting of Australia {07} and SR Waugh of Australia {07}

JH Kallis {08} and GC Smith {07} are the two South African batsmen to score seven or more hundreds against West Indies

GC Smith and HM Amla added 112 runs for the second wicket providing the 30th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership against West Indies. This stand also provides the sixth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket against West Indies. The six occasions are – 125 runs between AC Hudson and KC Wessels at Bridgetown in Apr 1992, 146 runs between JH Kallis and HH Dippenaar at Georgetown in Mar 2001, 143 runs between AB de Villiers and HH Dippenaar at Bridgetown in Apr 2005, 113* between GC Smith and HH Dippenaar at St John’s in Apr 2005, 199 runs between GC Smith and HM Amla at Durban in Jan 2008 and 112 runs between GC Smith and HM Amla at Basseterre in Jun 2010

JH Kallis’s 110 in this test provide his 35th test hundred and also his eighth against West Indies. His eight hundreds are – 110 at Cape Town n Jan 1999, 158 at Jo’burg in Dec 2003, 177 at Durban in Dec 2003, 130* at Cape Town in Jan 2004, 130* at Centurion in Jan 2004, 109* at Georgetown in Mar 2005, 147 at St John’s in Apr 2005 and 110 at Basseterre in Jun 2010.

JH Kallis with his eight hundreds now has the record of scoring most hundreds by a South African batsman against West Indies and he wrested the record from GC Smith who has seven hundreds to his credit. His seventh hundred was his 132 in this test.

JH Kallis’s eight hundreds against West Indies provide the 25th occasion of a batsman scoring eight or more hundreds against a specific opposition

GC Smith {132}, JH Kallis {110} and AB de Villiers {135*} scored hundreds in this test with which the aggregate of hundreds by South African batsmen in tests swelled to 289 and against West Indies to 36.

GC Smith {132}, JH Kallis {110} and AB de Villiers {135*} scored hundreds in the first innings of this test providing the fifth occasion of three or more South African batsmen scoring hundreds in an innings against West Indies.

GC Smith {132}, JH Kallis {110} and AB de Villiers {135*} scored hundreds in the first innings of this test providing the 12th occasion of three or more South African batsmen scoring hundreds against various oppositions

AB de Villier’s 135 not out in this test represents his tenth test hundreds which are listed thus – 217* vs India at Ahmedabad in Apr 2008, 178 vs West Indies at Bridgetown in Apr 2005, 174 vs England at Leeds in Jul 2008, 163 vs Australia at Cape Town in Mar 2009, 135* vs West Indies at Basseterre in Jun 2010, 114 vs West Indies at St John’s in Apr 2005, 109 vs England at Centurion, 106* vs Australia at Perth in Dec 08, 104* vs Australia at Jo’burg in Feb 2009 and 103* vs West Indies at Durban in Jan 2008

He became the eighth South African batsman to score ten or more hundreds. The complete list read thus – JH Kallis {35}, GC Smith {21}, G Kitsten {21}, DJ Cullinan {14}, HH Gibbs {14}, AG Prince {11}, HH Amla {10} and AB de Villiers {10}

JH Kallis’s 35 hundreds place him third in the list of batsmen who have scored most hundreds in the annals of test cricket. SR Tendulkar {47} and RT Ponting {39} are the other two batsmen who have scored more hundreds than JH Kallis

MV Boucher was dismissed run out for 17 in this test providing the 15th occasion of South African wicket keeper dismissed run out in a test innings. MV Boucher is the first South African wicket keeper to be dismissed run out in a test innings against West Indies

SJ Benn and S Shillingford conceded 124 and 193 runs respectively in this innings providing the 25th and 26th occasion of West Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against South Africa.

S Shillingford returned with bowling figures of 52-4-193-3 in this test providing the most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs by an West Indian bowler against South Africa. The earlier expensive figures was credited to A Sanford who had figures of 38.2-4-170-3 at Durban in Dec 2003

S Shillingford became the first West Indian bowler to bowl 50 plus overs in a test innings against West Indies. He returned with figures of 52.0-3-193-3 in this test

South Africa’s total of 543 for 6 declared in the first innings of this test provide the eighth occasion of South Africa posting a total of 500 plus runs in an innings

JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 138 runs for the fourth wicket providing the 31st occasion of a three figure partnership posted by South African batsmen in a test innings against West Indies. This stand also provides the eighth occasion of a three figure partnership posted by South African batsmen for the fourth wicket against West Indies

S Chanderpaul celebrated the land mark of his 125th test by scoring 166 in this game, which was his 22nd hundred. He also aggregated 1000 boundary fours and 25 boundary sixes of his one day career. His lone six of the match gave him 25 boundary sixes and the ninth four in his knock gave him 1000 boundary fours. He became the 15th batsman in the annals of test cricket to aggregate 1000 plus boundary fours. He is the third West Indian batsman to earn the distinction of scoring 1000 boundary fours. Others are – BC Lara {1551} and IVA Richards {1051}

S Chanderpaul with his 22 hundreds became the 23rd batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 22 or more hundreds. He is the fourth West Indian batsman to earn this distinction. Others are BC Lara {35}, GS Sobers {26} and IVA Richards {24}.

BP Nash scored his hundred of his test career when he made 114 in this test. His other hundred was 109 against England at Port of Spain in Mar 2009. Thus his 114 in this test represents his highest individual innings

BP Nash was dismissed run out for 114 in this test providing the 99th occasion of a batsman run out after scoring a hundred in the annals of test cricket. His run out dismissal for 114 in this test provides the 15th occasion of a West Indian batsman dismissed in such a manner. He is the second West Indian batsman to be dismissed in such a manner against South Africa, the other being S Chanderpaul for 127 at St John’s in Apr 2005. Apart from these two batsmen, two others – Len Hutton of England {100 at Leeds in Jul 1947} and M Azharuddin {115 at Cape Town in Jan 1997} – have been dismissed run out with a hundred to their credit against South Africa in a test innings.

S Chanderpaul and BP Nash added 220 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 19th occasion of a three figure partnership by West Indian batsmen against South Africa. This stand also represents the ninth occasion of a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket by West Indian batsmen against West Indies. It is interesting to note that SC Chanderpaul is one of the partners in seven partnerships out of these nine partnerships

S Chanderpaul and BP Nash added 220 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the third occasion of a 200 plus runs partnership by West Indian batsmen against South Africa. The other two partnerships are – 331 for the second wicket between CH Gayle and RR Sarwan at St John’s in Apr 2005 and 284 runs for the fourth wicket between S Chanderpaul and WW Hinds at Georgetown in Mar 2005.

SC Chanderpaul and DJ Bravo added 100 runs for the fifth wicket in this test providing the 20th occasion of a three figure partnership by West Indian batsmen against South Africa. This stand represents the third three figure stand for the fifth wicket by West Indies batsmen against South Africa. The other two are – 116 runs between BC Lara and CL Hooper at Bridgetown in Mar 2001 and 116 runs between S Chanderpaul and RO Hinds at Georgetown in Mar 2005

West Indian innings contained five fifties – CH Gayle {50}, N Deonarine {65}, S Chanderpaul {166}, BP Nash {114} and DJ Bravo {53} providing the first occasion of five West Indian batsmen scoring fifties in an innings against South Africa. West Indian batsmen have achieved such a feat on 29 occasions which includes two occasions of six batsmen scoring fifties against various oppositions.

DW Steyn {105}, M Morkel {116} and PL Harris {165} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the 11th, 12th and 13th occasion of a South African bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against West Indies.

It is the second occasion of three or more South African bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against West Indies in a test innings, the first occasion being at St John’s in Apr 2005 when SM Pollock {111}, M Ntini {106}, M Zondeki {120} and GC Smith {145} conceded 100 plus runs.

Three or more South African bowlers have conceded 100 plus runs on 31 occasions in a test innings against various oppositions including the one in this test.

PL Harris returned with figures of 62.0-9-165-2 in this game providing the most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs conceded by a South African bowler against West Indies in a test innings. The previous expensive bowling figures was credited to GS Smith who had figures of 43.0-3-145-2 at St John’s in Apr 2005

PL Harris bowled 62 overs in this test providing the 21st occasion of a South African bowler bowling 360 balls in a test innings. He also earned the distinction of becoming the first South African bowler to bowl 62 overs in a test innings against West Indies.

MV Boucher effected 500 dismissals when he caught R Rampaul of M Morkel for 31. It was his 478th catch in tests and coupled with 22 stumpings he effected the 500th dismissal. He became the first wicket keeper to effect 500 dismissals in the annals of test cricket.

MV Boucher with 5154 runs with the willow and 500 dismissals behind the stumps became the first wicket keeper to score 5000 runs and effect 500 dismissals in the annals of test cricket.

PL Harris conceded 165 runs in this test providing the seventh occasion of a South African bowler conceding 150 plus runs in a test innings

West Indies totalled 546 in the first innings providing the third occasion of West Indies scoring 500 plus runs in a test innings against South Africa. The other two occaions are – 747 at St John’s in Apr 2005 and 543 for 5 declared at Georgetown in Mar 2005. West India has gained the first innings lead over South Africa on all the three occasions in which it has scored 500 plus runs

At the end of test, JH Kallis has an aggregate of 11083 runs, 264 wickets and 156 catches, which makes him the only all rounder in the annals of test cricket to score 11000 plus runs, capture 250 plus wickets and pouch 150 plus catches

JH Kallis’s 110 and 62 not out in this test provides the 12th occasion of a South African batsman scoring twin fifties in a test match against West Indies. JH Kallis’s feat also provides the ninth occasion of a South African batsman scoring a hundred and fifty in a test match against West Indies.

JH Kallis’s 110 and 62 not out in this test provides the 12th occasion of his scoring twin fifties in a test match.

The head to head record between West Indies and South Africa at the end of this test read thus – Played 24 : Won by South Africa – 15, Won by West Indies – 03 and Drawn – 06

Australia in England : England wins the first one day game – EJG Morgan scores hundred

First one day game: England vs Australia at Southampton on 22.06.10 : England won by four wickets

The history of one day games witnessed today, that is 22.06.10, the 3000th game when England and Australia met at Rose Bowl, Southampton

The first ever one day game was played on 05.01.1971 between Australia and England at Melbourne. It is quite befitting that the same two teams are playing the 3000th one day, albeit with a difference. The first one day game was played in Australia while the 3000th one day game is played in England.

Australia capped JR Hazzlewood for this game. He became the 183rd Australian cricketer to represent Australia in one day games. He is the 46th Australian cricketer to make one day debut against England. He is the youngest Australian cricketer to have made his debut at the age of 19 years and 165 days. He is a Left hand bat and Right arm medium fast bowler. He is 1.96 meters tall.

CL White completed 1500 runs of his one day career when he was on 3 during his knock of 10 in this game. At the end of this game he has an aggregate of 1507 runs. He became the 24th Australian batsman to total 1500 plus runs in one day games.

MJ Clarke’s 87 not out provide his 41st one day half century and 45th one day fifty. It also represents his highest score against England in one day games. It is his sixth half century against England. His six half centuries are – 57* at Melbourne on 12.01.07, 55* at North Sound on 08.04.07, 52 at Southampton on 09.09.09, 62* at Lord’s on 12.09.09, 52 at Nottingham on 15.09.09 and 87* at Southampton on 22.06.10

MJ Clarke’s 87 not out in this game provide the 132nd occasion of an Australian batsman scoring a fifty against England. With six half centuries against England, MJ Clarke became the seventh Australian batsman to score six or more half centuries against England. Others are – RT Ponting {12}, AR Border {09}, DR Martyn {09}, AC Gilchrist {08}, DM Jones {08} an ME Waugh {07}

MJ Clarke’s run aggregate against England at the end of this game stood at 672, He completed 600 runs when he was on 15 during his knock of 87 not out. He became the 12th Australian batsman to total 600 plus runs against England. Others are – RT Ponting {1475}, AR Border {1302}, AC Gilchrist {1087}, DM Jones {955}, DR Martyn {913}, ME Waugh {834}, GR Marsh {716}, ML Hayden {715}, SR Waugh {666}, GS Chappell {657} and DC Boon {602}

This game was KP Pietersen’s 100th one day game. He became the 15th England cricketer to play 100 plus one day games. He scored 29 in this game. KP Pietersen became the 188th cricketer to appear in 100 plus games in the history of one day games.

WU Tharanga of Sri Lanka and KP Pietersen of England made their 100th appearance in one day game today, that is on 22.06.10. WU Tharnga made his 100th appearance against India at Dambulla awhile KP Pietersen made his 100th appearance against Australia at Southampton

AJ Strauss was playing his 100th one day innings in this game. He became the eleventh England cricketer to play 100 plus one day innings. He scored 10 in this game. AJ Strauss became the 140th cricketer to play 100 plus innings in the history of one day games

EJG Morgan scored 103 in this game providing the 1072nd occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in the history of one day games. His knock also represents the 94th occasion of an England batsman scoring a hundred in one day games. His knock provides the 22nd occasion of an England batsman scoring a hundred against Australia in one day games. Indian batsmen have scored 24 hundreds against Australia and hold the record for most hundreds by a team against Australia

EJG Morgan’s 103 not out represent his third one day hundred. The other two are – 115 representing Ireland vs Canada at Nairobi {Jaff} on 04.02.07 and 110 not out representing England vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on 02.03.10.

EJG Morgan’s 103 not out in this game represent the 105th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred against Australia.

RT Ponting’s captaincy record at the end of this game read thus – Matches – 216 : Won – 158 : Lost – 45 : Tied – 02 and No Result – 11. He needs two more captaincy assignments to equal and three more assignment to overhaul the record of SP Fleming’s record of 218 appearances as captain

Australia’s loss in this game was its 250th one day game loss. Other teams to lose 250 plus games are – India {348}, Pakistan {314}, Sri Lanka {297}, New Zealand {294}, West Indies {274}, Zimbabwe {265} and England {251}

England’s win in this game provide its 39th win against Australia. West Indies with 57 wins is the only other team to win more matches against Australia

RT Ponting has an aggregate of 12949 runs at the end of this game and he needs 51 more runs for his 13000 one day runs. He also has an aggregate of 7966 runs as captain batting at number three and requires 34 runs for 8000 runs.

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Sunil Gavaskar was dismissed by the first ball of a test match against England at Birmingham in 1974. He was out caught by wicket keeper Alan Knott of Geoff Arnold. The umpire WE Alley of England was making his test debut and gave the decision off the very first ball of his umpiring career


Asia Cup 2010 : Hat tricks in one day games

MF Mahroof’s hat trick in this game provides the 26th occasion of a bowler performing in the history of one day games. The following table lists out all the 26 occasions

No Bowlers Team Opp Venue Date
1 Jalal-ud-Din Pak Aus Hyderabad(P) 20.09.82
2 BA Reid Aus NZl Sydney 29.01.86
3 C Sharma Ind NZl Nagpur 31.10.87
4 Wasim Akram Pak Win Sharjah 14.10.89
5 Wasim Akram Pak Aus Sharjah 04.05.90
6 Kapil Dev Ind Srl Calcutta 04.01.91
7 Aaqib Javed Pak Ind Sharjah 25.10.91
8 DK Morrison NZl Ind Napier 25.03.94
9 Waqar Younis Pak NZl East London 19.12.94
10 Saqlain Mushtaq Pak Zim Peshawar 03.11.96
11 EA Brandes Zim Eng Harare 03.01.97
12 AM Stuart Aus Pak Melbourne 16.01.97
13 Saqlain Mushtaq Pak Zim The Oval 11.06.99
14 WPUJC Vaas Srl Zim Col-SSC 08.12.01
15 Mohd Sami Pak Win Sharjah 15.02.02
16 WPUJC Vaas Srl Ban Pietermaritzburg 14.02.03
17 B Lee Aus Ken Durban 15.03.03
18 JM Anderson Eng Pak The Oval 20.06.03
19 SJ Harmison Eng Ind Nottingham 01.09.04
20 CK Langeveldt RSA Win Barbados 11.05.05
21 Shahadat Hossain Ban Win Harare 02.08.06
22 JE Taylor Win Aus Mumbai (BS) 18.10.06
23 SE Bond NZl Aus Hobart 14.01.07
24 SL Malinga Srl RSA Guyana 28.03.07
25 A Flintoff Eng Win St Lucia 03.04.09
26 MF Maharoof Srl Ind Dambulla 22.06.10

His hat trick also provide the fourth occasion of a Sri Lankan bowler capturing three-in-three in one day games.

No Bowlers Team Opp Venue Date
1 WPUJC Vaas Srl Zim Col-SSC 08.12.01
2 WPUJC Vaas Srl Ban Pietermaritzburg 14.02.03
3 SL Malinga Srl RSA Guyana 28.03.07
4 MF Maharoof Srl Ind Dambulla 22.06.10

MF Maharoof became the fourth bowler to perform the hat trick against India in one day games.

No Bowlers Team Opp Venue Date
1 Aaqib Javed Pak Ind Sharjah 25.10.91
2 DK Morrison NZl Ind Napier 25.03.94
3 SJ Harmison Eng Ind Nottingham 01.09.04
4 MF Maharoof Srl Ind Dambulla 22.06.10

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