Pak vs SAF in UAE : First one day : South Africa wins by eight wickets

First one day : Pakistan vs South Africa at Abu Dhabhi on 29.10.10 : South Africa won by eight wickets

Pakistan capped Zulqarnain Hyder for this game. He became the 179th cricketer to represent Pakistan in one day games. He is the second Pakistan cricketer to make his one day debut against South Africa after Sohail Tanvir who made his one day debut against South Africa at Lahore on 18.10.07.

Zulqarnain Hyder became the 15th Pakistan wicket keeper batsman to make his debut in one day games.

Mohammad Hafeez and Younis Khan added 114 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 205th occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting a three figure stand in one day games. This stand represents the 41st occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting a three figure stand for the second wicket.

Mohammad Hafeez and Younis Khan added 114 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 18th occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting a three figure stand against South Africa. This stand represents the third occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting a three figure stand for the second wicket against South Africa. The other two occasions are – 115 runs between Imran Nazir and Younis Khan at Sharjah on 24.03.00 and 257 runs between Saleem Elahi and Abdul Razaaq at Port Elizabeth on 11.12.02.

Mohammad Hafeez {68} and Younis Khan {54} scored half centuries in this game providing the 49th and 50th occasion of Pakistan batsman scoring half centuries against South Africa.

Mohammad Hafeez {68} and Younis Khan {54} scored half centuries in this game providing the 57th and 58th occasion of Pakistan batsman scoring fifties against South Africa.

Younis Khan scored his 38th half century and 44th fifty when he made 54 in this game. He was dismissed leg before wicket for 54 in this game providing the first such dismissal in his career after scoring af fifty

Mohammad Hafeez scored 68 in this game providing the sixth occasion of him scoring a fifty in one day games. The others are – 92 vs West Indies at Karachi on 16.12.06, 69 vs England at Manchester on 17.06.03, 64 vs England at Lord’s on 20.09.10, 53 vs Sri Lanka at Dambulla on 10.05.03 and 50 vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah on 04.04.03.

GC Smith and JH Kallis were retired {not out} hurt after scoring 18 not out and 66 not out in this game to provide the 68th and 69th occasion of a batsman retiring {not out} hurt in the history of one day internationals.

GC Smith and JH Kallis were retired {not out} hurt after scoring 18 not out and 66 not out in this game to provide the fourth occasion of two batsman retiring {not out} hurt in the same innings in the history of one day internationals. The other three occasions are – Sri Lankan batsmen SRD Wettimuny {53*} and LRD Mendis {32*} were retired not out hurt vs England at The Oval on 11.06.75, West Indian batsmen RB Richardson {11*} and HA Gomes {20*} were retired {not out} hurt vs Sri Lanka at Melbourne on 27.02.85 and New Zealand batsmen KR Rutherford {zero not out} and RJ Hadlee {9*} were retired {not out} hurt vs England at The Oval on 25.05.90.

JH Kallis’ 66 retired {not out} hurt provides the 21st occasion of a batsman retired not out hurt after scoring fifty in one day games.

GC Smith {18*} and JH Kallis {66*} were retired {not out} hurt in this game providing the sixth and seventh occasion of a South African batsman retired {not out} hurt in one day games. The other five are – DJ Cullinan {70*} vs West Indies at Mum-BS on 14.11.93, PN Kirsten {5*} vs Australia at Perth on 16.01.94, HH Gibbs {48*} vs Zimbabwe at Nairobi {Gym} on 28.09.99, G Kirsten {8*} vs Pakistan at Sharjah on 28.03.00 and HH Gibbs {116*} vs India at Col-RPS on 25.09.02

GC Smith {18*} and JH Kallis {66*} were retired {not out} hurt in this game providing the third occasion of a South African batsman retired {not out} hurt in one day games. The other occasion was – G Kirsten {8*} at Sharjah on 28.03.00

JH Kallis’s 66 in this game represent his 79th one day half century and 96th fifty. JH Kallis’s 96 fifties puts him on par with ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka. They occupy the the third place jointly among the batsmen who have scored most one day fifties. SR Tendulkar {139} and RT Ponting {108} occupy the first two places.

At the end of this game GC Smith has an aggregate of 4971 runs while leading South Africa. He needs 29 more runs to reach the 5000 runs milestone.

GC Smith {18*} and JH Kallis {66*} were retired {not out} hurt in this game providing the 77th and 78th occasion of South African batsmen scoring fifties in one day games against Pakistan.

JH Kallis’s 66 retired not out hurt in this game represent his tenth fifty against Pakistan and with it he shares the record for most fifties by a South African batsman against Pakistan with G Kirsten who also has scored ten fifties.


AB de Villiers scored his fifth fifty against Pakistan when he scored 51 in this game. He became the tenth South African batsman to score five or more fifties against Pakistan. Others are – JH Kallis {10}, G Kirsten {10}, GC Smith {07}, WJ Cronje {05}, DJ Cullinan {05}, HH Dippenaar {05}, HH Gibbs {05}, AC Hudson {05} and JN Rhodes {05}

AB de Villiers’ 51 in this game represent his 23rd one day half century and 32nd fifty. It also represents his seventh half century and 11th fifty as wicket keeper batsman. It is the first occasion of his scoring a half century was wicket keeper batsman against Pakistan.

LL Tsotsobe’s 4 for 27 in this game represent the 102nd occasion of a South African bowler capturing four or more wickets in one day games. His figures provide the 19th occasion of a South African bowler capturing four or more wickets against Pakistan.

LL Tsotsobe’s 4 for 27 in this game represent his career best one day figures. His previous best was 4 for 50 against Australia at Perth on 30.01.09. Interestingly, out of the eleven one day games he has played, this is the only game in which he has bowled ten overs.

The eight wickets win in this game gave South Africa its 277th victory in one day games and also represents the 36th one day win against Pakistan.

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Approaching milestones ahead of India-New Zealand Test series

DL Vettori would be playing his 100th test for New Zealand when he plays against India at Ahmedabad. {He has played one test for ICC World Eleven}. He would become the 50th Cricketer to appear in 100 tests representing a country.

DL Vettori would become the second cricketer to play 100 tests after SP Fleming who has played 111 tests representing New Zealand,

R Dravid would be playing his 250th test innings when he bats in the first innings of Ahmedabad test. Others to play 250 plus test innings are prior to the Ahmedabad test are – SR Tendulkar {280}, AR Border {265}, SR Waugh {260} and RT Pontng {251}. R Dravid would become the second Indian batsman to play 250 plus test innings.

R Dravid who has an aggregate of 4938 runs at home soil, prior to the start of the series, require 62 runs more to total 5000 runs, He would become the 11th batsman in the annals of test cricket to total 5000 plus runs on home soil. He would become the third Indian batsman, after SR Tendulkar {6421} and SM Gavaskar {5067} to reach the milestone

R Dravid with this 5000 runs on home soil would become the 11th batsman to score 5000 plus runs on home soil. Others are RT Ponting {6790}, SR Tendulkar {6421}, BC Lara {6217}, DPMD Jaywardene {5951}, JH Kallis {5927}, GA Gooch {5917}, AR Border {5743}, SR Waugh {5710}, ML Hayden {5210} and SM Gavaskar {5067} {Note : SR Tendulkar run aggregate prior to the start of the series}

SR Tendulkar who has an aggregate of 6421 runs prior to the start of the series require 79 runs for his 6500 runs on home soil. If he gets them he would be the second batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 6500 plus runs on home soil, the first being RT Ponting of Australia who has amassed 6790 runs.

SR Tendulkar who has scored 48 fifties {22 C plus 26 HC} requires to more fifties for 50 fifties on home soil. If he gets them, he would become the second batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 50 fifties. RT Ponting of Australia is the other batsman with 54 fifties {21 C plus 33 HC} to his credit. SR Tendulkar would become the first Indian batsman to score fifty fifties on home soil.

Prior to the start of the test series, SR Tendulkar and R Dravid have scored 26 and 25 half centuries on home soil respectively. R Dravid would require one more half century to catch up with SR Tendulkar, provided the latter does not score a fifty

Prior to the start of the series, SR Tendulkar and R Dravid have scored eleven and ten fifties respectively against New Zealand. One more fifty to R Dravid would put him on par with SR Tendulkar, provided the latter does not score a fifty

SR Tendulkar and R Dravid have scored four hundreds against New Zealand. One more hundred to either of them would give them a record of most hundreds by an Indian batsman against New Zealand.

SR Tendulkar would be playing his 20th test against New Zealand at Ahmedabad and would become the first cricketer to play 20 tests against New Zealand. It would be a series record as well. SR Tendulkar would become the fourth cricketer to play 20 or more tests against New Zealand. Others are – AR Border {23}, SR Waugh {23} and SK Warne {20}

SR Tendulkar has an aggregate of 1406 runs against New Zealand prior to the start of the series. He requires 94 runs more to reach 1500 runs. If he gets them, he would become the first Indian batsman to total 1500 runs against New Zealand. He would become the third batsman after Javed Miandad {1919} and AR Border {1500} to total 1500 runs against New Zealand.

R Dravid, BS Bedi and M Azharuddin have played 12 tests against New Zealand. Ahmedabad test would be the 13th test for R Dravid. R Dravid would occupy the second place amongst the Indian cricketers who have played most tests against New Zealand. SR Tendulkar with 20 tests leads the table {including his appearance at Ahmedabad}

R Dravid would be playing his 25th innings at Ahmedabad and would become the second Indian batsman to play 25 plus test innings against New Zealand after SR Tendulkar who has played 33 innings { ncluding his innings at Ahmedabad}

SR Tendulkar who has scored eleven fifties against New Zealand prior to the start of the series, requires one more fifty to occupy the second place amongst the batsmen who have scored most fifties against New Zealand. Javed Miandad of Pakistan with 13 fifties to his credit occupies the first place.

Two more fifties to SR Tendulkar would give him 13 fifties against New Zealand and with it he shares the record for most fifties against New Zealand jointly with Javed Miandad of Pakistan who also has scored 13 fifties.

R Dravid who has an aggregate of 1318 against New Zealand runs prior to the start of the series, require 182 runs more to reach 1500 runs. If he gets there, he would become the fourht batsman to total 1500 runs against New Zealand. Others are Javed Miandad {1919} and AR Border {1500} and SR Tendulkar {taking into account that SR Tendulkar reaches the milestone before R Dravid}.

SR Tendulkar and R Dravid have scored four hundreds against New Zealand. One more hundred to each of them would give them five hundreds. If they get them, they would join the following batsmen who have scored five or more hundreds against New Zealand – Javed Miandad of Pakistan {07}, AR Border of Australia {05}, JH Kallis of South Africa {05} and Shoaib Mohammad of Pakistan {05}

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar have been associated in 121 partnerships prior to the start of the test. They need one more partnership to equal the 122 partnerships held by MS Atapattu and ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and ML Hayden and JL Langer. Two more stands would give R Dravid-SR Tendulkar pair 123 partnerships and they would hold the second position in the list of most partnerships in the annals of test cricket. CG Greenidge and DL Haynes with 148 partnerships occupy the first place.

R Dravid-SR Tendulkar pair has 6137 partnership runs and require 346 more runs would give them 6483 runs and with it t
he most partnership runs. They would wrest the record from CG Greendige-DL Haynes who has 6482 partnership runs

Prior to the start of the series, R Dravid-SR Tendulkar, CG Greenidge-DL Haynes and ML Hayden-JL Langer pair have 42 partnerships of 50 plus runs. One more fifty plus partnership to R Dravid-SR Tendulkar pair would give them 43 fifty plus runs partnership and with it the world record of most fifty plus runs partnerships in the annals of test cricket

R Dravid-SR Tendulkar pair has 24 half century partnerships prior to the start of the test series. One more half century partnership would give them 25 half century partnerships. They would became the third pair in the annals of test cricket to post 25 plus half century

Other pairs are – ML Hayden-JL Langer {28} and CG Greenidge-ST Jayasuriya {26}

Prior to the start of the test series, DL Vettori has taken 26 wickets against India. Four more wickets would give him 30 wickets and with it he would become the second New Zealand bowler to capture 30 plus wickets, the first being RJ Hadlee who has captured 65 wickets,

Indian batsmen have posted 49 three figure partnerships against New Zealand. One more three figure stand would give India the 50th three figure partnership

R Dravid and AL Wadekar share the Indian record of most catches against New Zealand with 16 catches. One more catch for Dravid would give him 17 catches and with it the record of most catches by an Indian fieldsman against New Zealand.

Harbhajan Singh-R Dravid {bower-fielder combination} has accounted for 49 batsmen prior to the start of the test series. One more catch for Dravid of Harbhajan Singh’s bowling would give the combination 50th victim. Dravid would then earn a unique record in the annals of test cricket. He would become the only fieldsman in the annals of test cricket to pouch 50 catches of two bowlers. He has already taken 55 catches of A Kumble.

One more wicket for Harbhjan Singh-R Dravid would combination would give them 50 wickets and they would become the fourth pair in the annals of test cricket to have 50 plus wickets. Others are – M Muralitharan-DPMD Jayawardene {77}, A Kumble-R Dravid {55} and SK Warne-MA Taylor {51}

DL Vettori has an aggregate of 3962 runs prior to the start of the test series. He requires 38 more runs for his 4000 runs. Should he get it, he would become the fifth New Zealand batsman to total 4000 test runs. Others are – SP Fleming {7172}, MD Crowe {5444}, JG Wright {5334} and NJ Astle {4072}

DL Vettori’s 4000 runs and 325 plus wickets would make him the third all round cricketer in the annals of test cricket with 4000 runs and 300 test wickets. Others are – N Kapil Dev {5248 runs and 434 wickets} and IT Botham {5200 runs and 383 wickets}

DL Vettori has an aggregate of 490 runs against India prior to the start of the test series. He requires ten more runs for his 500 runs. He would then become the tenth New Zealand batsman to total 500 plus runs against India. Others are – GT Dowling {964}, B Sutcliffe {885}, JG Wright {804}, MG Burgess {725}, BE Congdon {713}, JR Reid {691}, CD McMillan {647}, SP Fleming {620} and GM Turner {583}

DL Vettori’s 500 runs coupled with 26 plus wickets would make him the fifth cricketer to score 500 plus runs and capture 25 or more wickets against India. The other four are – Imran Khan of Pakistan {1091 runs and 94 wickets}, GS Sobers of West Indies {1920 runs and 59 wickets}, IT Botham of England {1201 runs and 59 wickets} and AW Greig of England {883 runs and 27 wickets}

DL Vettori who has played 12 tests against India prior to the start of the test series would be playing his 13th test at Ahmedabad. With 13 tests he would be on par with MG Burgess, BE Congdon and SP Fleming who have played 13 tests against India. RJ Hadlee with 14 tests holds the record for most test appearances against India.

Hyderabad Test would be DL Vettori’s 14th test against India and he would be on par with RJ Hadlee. Nagpur test would be DL Vettori’s 15th test against India which would give him the record of most appearances against India.

R Dravid with 198 catches to his credit prior to the start of the series require two more catches for 200 catches. If he gets there, he would become the first fieldsman in the annals of test cricket to pouch 200 catches.

DL Vettori who has played 49 away tests prior to the start of the series, would be playing his 50th away test at Ahmedabad. He would become the second New Zealand cricketer to appear in 50 plus away tests after SP Fleming who has played 57 away tests. DL Vettori would become the 42nd cricketer to play 50 plus away tests.

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : India and New Zealand Test series highlights

India and New Zealand have played have played 16 series so far and the ensuing series would be the 17th one between the two. Of the 16 series, India has won eight series, New Zealand has won four series and four series have been drawn.

India and New Zealand have played 47 tests so far. India has won 15 tests, New Zealand has won nine tests and 23 tests were drawn

India has posted a total of 500 plus runs on seven occasions against New Zealand. Its 583 for 7 declared at Ahmedabad in Oct 1999 represents the highest team total. New Zealand has posted a total of 500 plus runs on three occasions against India. 630 for 6 declared at Mohali in Oct 2003 not only represents not only its highest team total against India, but also the highest total posted by a team in India-New Zealand test series.

India has been dismissed for a total less than 100 runs in a completed innings on five occasions against New Zealand. New Zealand has been dismissed for less than 100 runs on only one occasion against India. 81 all out at Hamilton in Feb 1976 is India’s lowest total in a completed innings, while 94 all out at Hamilton in Dec 2002 is New Zealand’s lowest total in a completed innings. India’s 81 at Hamilton in Feb 1976 is also the lowest total in India-New Zealand test series.

India has won two test by an innings margin, eight test by wickets margin and five tests by runs margin. New Zealand has won one test by innings margin, five test by wickets margin and three test by runs margin

As many as twelve Indian batsmen have an aggregate of 500 plus runs against New Zealand while nine New Zealand batsmen have an aggregate of 500 plus runs against India. SR Tendulkar {1406} and R Dravid {1318} are the only two batsmen to have totalled 1000 plus runs.

Forty centuries have been scored by Indian batsmen of which six are double hundreds. MH Mankad’s 231 at Chennai in Jan 1956 is the highest individual score by an Indian batsman.

The six double hundreds are – 231 by MH Mankad at Chennai in Jan 1956 : 223 by PR Umrigar at Hyd-LBS in Nov 1955 : 223 by MH Mankad at Mum-BS in Dec 1955 : 222 by R Dravid at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003 : 217 by SR Tendulkar in Oct 1999 and 200* by DN Sardesai at Mum-BS in Mar 1965

New Zealand batsmen have scored 33 hundreds of which three are hundreds. GT Dowling’s 239 at Christchurch in Feb 1968 is the highest individual score by a New Zealand batsman against India. The three double hundreds are – 239 by GT Dowling at Christchuch in Feb 1968 : 230* by B Sutcliffe at Delhi in Dec 1955 and 201 by JD Ryder at Napier in Mar 2009.

GT Dowling’s 239 at Christchurch in Feb 1968 is also the highest individual score by a batsman in India-New Zealand test series.

The series has witnessed 15 occasions of captains scoring hundreds – eight by Indian captains and seven by New Zealand captains. SR Tendulkar’s 217 at Ahmedabad in Oct 1999 is the highest score by an Indian captain against New Zealand. GT Dowling’s 239 at Christchurch in Feb 1968 is the highest score by a New Zealand captain against India.

No wicket keeper batsman has scored a hundred against New Zealand. FM Engineer’s 90 at Chennai in 1965 is the highest individual score by an Indian wicket keeper batsman against New Zealand. New Zealand wicket keeper batsmen have scored two hundreds against India. 173 by IDS Smith at Auckland in Feb 1990 and 115 by BB McCullum at Napier in Mar 2000. IDS Smith’s 173 is the highest individual score by a New Zealand wicket keeper batsman against India.

Seven Indian batsmen have scored individual nineties against New Zealand. RF Surti is the only batsman to be dismissed on 99 in the series. Five New Zealand batsmen have scored individual nineties against India.

There are 67 occasions of Indian batsmen scoring zeroes against New Zealand and 81 occasions of New Zealand batsmen scoring zeroes against India.

ML Jaisimha at Hyd-LBS in Oct 1969, BS Chandrashekhar at Wellington in Feb 1976, RGM Patel at Mumbai in Nov 1985, VVS Laxman at Wellington in Dec 2002 and Zaheer Khan at Hamilton in Dec 2002 are the five Indian batsmen who have bagged pairs.

AR MacGibbon at Chennai in Jan 1956, GB Troup at Wellington in Feb 1981, CM Kuggeleijn at Bangalore in Nov 1988, MC Snedden at Hyd-LBS in Dec 1988, PJ Wiseman at Wellington in Dec 1988 and PJ Wiseman at Kanpur in Oct 1999 are the five New Zealand batsmen to bag a pair on six occasions.

PJ Wiseman of New Zealand has bagged the pair on two occasions – at Wellington in Dec 1988 and at Kanpur in Oct 1999.

There are twelve occasions of Indian batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test match Of these twelve occasions, there is only one occasion of batsman scoring hundreds in both innings of the test {R Dravid – 190 and 103* at Hamilton in Jan 1999}. There are four occasions of batsman scoring hundred and fifty in a test – 68 and 103* by GR Viswanath at Kanpur in Nov 1976, 125 and 53 by SC Ganguly at Ahmedabad in Oct 1999, 222 and 73 by R Dravid at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003, 104* and 67* by VVS Laxman at Mohali in Oct 2003 and 76 and 124* by VVS Laxman at Napier in Mar 2009.

GR Viswanath {83 and 79 at Christchuch in Feb 1976 and 68 and 103* at Kanpur in Nov 1976} and VVS Laxman {104* and 67* at Mohali in Oct 2003 and 76 and 124* at Napier in Mar 2009] are the two batsmen who have scored fifties in both innings of the test match on two occasions

R Dravid {190 and 103* at Hamilton in Jan 1999, 222 and 73 at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003 and 83 and 62 at Napier in Mar 2009} is the only batsman to have performed the feat of scoring fifties in both innings of a test match on three occasions.

There are six occasions of New Zealand batsmen scoring fifties in both innings of the test match. NJ Astle is the only New Zealand batsman to score hundred and fifty {103 and 51* at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003}. CD McMillan {92 and 84 at Hamiliton in Jan 1999 and 54 and 83* at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003} has s
cored fifties in both innings of the test match on two occasions.

The series has witnessed batsmen scoring zero and fifty in a test match on 17 occasions – eight by Indian batsmen and none by New Zealand batsmen. K Srikkanth {94 and zero at Mumbai in Nov 1988} and WV Raman {Zero and 96 at Christchurch in Feb 1990} are the two Indian batsman who have scored zero and ninety in a test match. JW Guy {91 and zero at Kolkata in Dec 1955} is the only New Zealand batsman to score zero and ninety in a test. Two New Zealand batsmen have earned the distinction of scoring sero and hundred in a test match – BR Taylor {105 and zero not out at Kolkata in Mar 1965} and GT Dowling {129 and zero at Mum-BS in Mar 1965}. BR Taylor performed the feat on his test debut.

There are 20 occasions of Indian batsmen dismissed run out and 19 occasions of New Zealand batsmen dismissed run out. JM Parker of New Zealand is the only batsman to be dismissed after scoring a hundred {104 at Mumbai in Nov 1976}, while DJ Nash {63 at Hamilton in Jan 1999} and JEC Franklin {52 at Napier in Mar 2009} were dismissed after scoring a half century

Seven Indian batsmen and thirteen New Zealand batsmen have been dismissed stumped in the series. GT Dowling {239 at Christchuch in Feb 1968} and NJ Astle {103 at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003} are the batsmen who have been dismissed stumped after scoring hundreds, while BE Congdon {58 at Christchurch in Feb 1976} and GM Turner {64 at Wellington in Feb 1976} are the batsmen to be dismissed stumped after scoring half centuries.

The series has witnessed two hundreds by Indian batsmen {M Azharuddin’s 103* at Wellington in Dec 1998 and SR Tendulkar’s 113 at Wellington in Dec 1998} in a losing cause and four hundreds by New Zealand batsmen going in vain {143 by GT Dowling at Dunedin in Feb 1968, 104 by JM Parkar at Mumbai in Nov 1976, 102 by JD Ryder at Hamilton in Mar 2008 and 118 by DL Vettori at Hamilton in Mar 2009}

There are five occasions of five or more wickets by Indian bowlers going in vain – 6 for 127 by BS Bedi at Christchurch in Feb 1968, 6 for 74 by S Venkataraghavan at Nagpur in Oct 1969, 5 for 50 by Arshad Ayub at Mumbai in Nov 1988, 5 for 53 by Zaheer Khan at Wellington in Dec 2002 and 5 for 29 by Zaheer Khan at Hamilton in Dec 2002

There are five occasions of five or more wickets by New Zealand bowlers going in vain – 5 for 86 at Dunedin in Feb 1968, 5 for 65 by BE Congdon at Auckland in Jan 1976, 5 for 55 by BL Cairns at Chennai in Nov 1976, 5 for 65 at Bangalore in Nov 1988 and 6 for 127 by DL Vettori at Kanpur in Oct 1999.

The series has witnessed 31 occasions of Indian bowlers capturing five or more wickets in an innings, S Venkataraghavan’s 8 for 72 is the best innings bowling figures by an Indian bowler,

The series has witnessed 22 occasions of New Zealand bowlers capturing five or more wickets in an innings, RJ Hadlee’s 7 for 23 is the best innings bowling figures by a New Zealand bowler,

S Venkataraghavan {12 for 152}, EAS Prasanna {11 for 140} and A Kumble {10 for 134} are the three bowlers who have captured ten or more wickets in a match against New Zealand. S Venkataraghavan’s 12 for 152 is the best match bowling effort by an Indian bowler.

RJ Hadlee has captured 11 for 58 at Wellington in Feb 1976 and 10 for 88 at Mumbai in Nov 1988. His efforts are the only two efforts of a New Zealand bowler capturing ten or more wickets in match against India. His 11 for 58 at Wellington in Feb 1976 is the best match bowling effort by a New Zealand bowler

There are 25 occasions of Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against New Zealand. A Kumble’s 3 for 181 is the most expensive bowling by an Indian bowler in terms of runs conceded. He is the only Indian bowler to concede 150 plus runs in an innings.

SP Gupte {7 for 128 at Hyd-LBS in Nov 1955}, BS Bedi {6 for 127 at Christchurch in Feb 1968}, S Madanlal {5 for 134 at Christchurch in Feb 1976} and RJ Shastri {5 for 125 at Auckland in Mar 1981} are the four Indian bowlers who have captured five or more wickets conceding 100 plus runs.

N Kapil Dev {none for 101 at Auckland in Feb 1990}, MM Patel {none for 128 at Napier in Mar 2009} and RG Nadkarni {none for 132 at Delhi in Dec 1955} are the three Indian bowlers who have conceded 100 runs in an innings without capturing a wicket

There are 23 occasions of New Zealand bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in an innings. DL Vettori {6 for 127 at Kanpur in Oct 1999} and DK Morrison {5 for 145 at Auckland in Feb 1990} are the two New Zealand bowlers to capture five or more wickets conceding 100 plus runs. DL Vettori has conceded 150 plus runs on two occasions – 4 for 200 at Ahmedabad in Oct 1999 and 2 for 171 at Mohali in Oct 1999. These are the only two occasions of a New Zealand bowler conceding 150 plus runs in an innings against India

DL Vettori’s 4 for 200 at Ahmedabad in Oct 1999 represent the most expensive bowling by a New Zealand bowler against India in terms of runs conceded.

It is interesting to note that there are no occasions of a New Zealand bowler conceding 100 plus runs without capturing a wicket.

There are 49 occasions of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against New Zealand. There are five occasions of Indian batsmen posting 200 plus runs partnership – 413 runs for the first wicket between MH Mankad and P Roy at Chennai in Jan 1956, 281 runs between SR Tendulkar and SC Ganguly at Ahmedabad in Oct 1999, 238 runs for the third wicket between PR Umrigar and VL Manjrekar at Hyd-LBS in Nov 1955, 229 runs for the third wicket between R Dravid and SR Tendulkar at Mohali in Oct 1999 and 204 runs for the second wicket between SM Gavaskar and S Amarnath at Auckland in Jan 1976

413 runs for the first wicket between MH Mankad and P Roy at Chennai in Jan 1956 is the highest partnership posted by Indian batsmen against New Zealand.

Wicket wise break up of 49 three figure partnerships read thus – First wicket {09}, Second wicket {06}, Third wicket {09}, Fourth wicket {11}, Fifth wicket {05}, Sixth wicket {03}, Seventh wicket {02}, Eighth wicket {02} and Ninth wi
cket {02}

There are 44 occasions of three figure partnerships posted by New Zealand batsmen against India. There are three occasions of New Zealand batsmen posting 200 runs partnerships – 271 runs for the fourth wicket between LRPL Taylor and JD Ryder at Napier in Mar 2009, 231 runs for the first wicket between MH Richardson and L Vincent at Mohali in Oct 2003 and 222* runs for the third wicket between B Sutcliffe and JR Reid at Delhi in Dec 1955.

271 runs for the fourth wicket between LRPL Taylor and JD Ryder at Napier in Mar 2009 is the highest partnership posted by New Zealand batsmen against India.

Wicket wise break up of 44 three figure partnerships read thus – First wicket {06}, Second wicket {10}, Third wicket {09}, Fourth wicket {04}, Fifth wicket {05}, Sixth wicket {01}, Seventh wicket {06}, Eighth wicket {02} and Ninth wicket {01}

Pak vs RSA in UAE 2010 : South Africa win both T20Is

First T20I: Pakistan vs South Africa at Abu Dhabhi on 26.10.10: South Africa won by six wickets

GC Smith with his 13 in this game took his T20I aggregate runs to 920. He went past England’s KP Pietersen’s 911 runs to occupy the second place amongst the most run getters in T20I games. The first place is held by BB McCullum of New Zelaland who has an aggregate of 1100 runs.

GC Smith has an aggregate of 118 boundary fours at the end of this game. He has the most number of boundary fours in T20Is to his credit. The only other batsman to score more than 100 boundary fours is BB McCullum of New Zealand. He has scored 110 boundary fours.

Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Akhtar added 20 runs for the tenth wicket in this game to provide the fifth occasion of 20 plus runs stand for the tenth wicket in T20Is. The other four are – 28 runs between JDP Oram and JS Patel of New Zealand vs Australia at Perth on 11.12.07, 23 runs between PJ Ongondo and HA Varaiya of Kenya vs Pakistan at Nairobi {Gym} on 04.09.07, 21* runs between RM Haq and JD Nel of Scotland vs Kenya at Nairobi {Gym} on 01.02.10 and 20 runs between SJ Benn and NO Miller of West Indies vs Australia at Gros Islet on 11.05.10

Misbah-ul-Haq completed 600 T20I runs when he was on 23 during his knock of 27 in this game. At the end of this game, he has an aggregate of 604 runs. He became the fourth Pakistan batsman to total 600 plus runs in T20Is. Others are – Kamran Akmal {704}, Shaaib Malik {636} and Shahid Afridi {627}.

Misbah-ul-Haq and Shoaib Akhtar added 20 runs for the tenth wicket in this game to provide the record stand for the tenth wicket by Pakistan batsmen in T20Is. They wrested the previous best of 15* runs stand between Mohommad Asif and Saeed Ajmal against England at Bridgetown on 06.05.10.

LL Tsotsobe {3 for 16} and J Botha {3 for 31} captured three wickets each in this game providing the 31st occasions of two bowlers capturing three or more wickets in an innings in T20Is. This is the second occasion of South African bowlers performing such a feat. The other occasion was at Bridgetown on 05.05.10. In this gmae CK Langveldt {3 for 12} and M Morkel {4 for 20} had captured three or more wickets.

LL Tsotsobe {3 for 16} and J Botha {3 for 31} captured three wickets each in this game providing the 18th and 19th occasion of South African bowler capturing three or more wickets in T20Is.

J Botha’s 3 for 31 in this game represent the third occasion of his capturing three wickets in T20Is. The other two occasions are – 3 for 16 vs India at Nottingham on 16.06.09 and 3 for 22 vs West Indies at North Sound on 20.05.10.

J Botha became the first South African bowler to capture three or more wickets on three occasions. CK Langveldt, M Mokel, WD Parnell and SM Pollock are the other four bowlers who have performed the feat on two occasions.

J Botha became the 17th bowler in the history of T20Is to capture three or more wickets on three or more occasions.

J Botha’s 3 for 31 in this game provide the eighth occasion of a captain capturing three or more wickets in a T20I game. He became the first South African bowler to perform the feat.

Umar Gul scored zero in this game providing the 27th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring zero in T20Is. Umar Gul’s zero in this game represents his third duck. Other two occasions are – against India at Johannesburg on 24.09.07 and against Australia at Birmingham on 06.07.10. Umar Gul became the fourth Pakistan batsman to score three or more zeroes in T20Is. Others are – Kamran Akmal {04}, Shahid Afridi {04} and Shahzib Hasan {03}.

Umar Gul became the second Pakistan batsman to be dismissed for zero against South Africa. Shahzaib Hasan was the other batsman to suffer such an ignominy at Nottingham on 18.06.09

Saeed Ajmal and Shoaib Akhtar were run out in this game providing the 22nd and 23rd occasion of Pakistan batsman run out in T20Is. Their run outs in this game provide the fifth occasion of two batsmen run out in an innings. The other four are – vs India at Durban on 14.09.07, vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s on 12.06.09, vs Australia at Gros Islet on 14.05.10 and vs Australia at Birmingham on 05.07.10. Their run out provide the first such occasion against South Africa,

Apart from Saeed Ajmal and Shoaib Akthar who were run out in this game, the only other Pakistan batsman who was run out against South Africa is Younis Khan. He was run out for 1 at Jo’burg on 02.02.07.

L Tsotsobe returned with his career best T20I figures of 3 for 16 in this game. His previous best was 1 for 16 vs Australia at Melbourne on 11.01.09.

AB de Villiers scored zero in this game to provide the 24th occasion of a South African batsman scoring zero in T20Is. His zero in this game provide the first occasion of a South African batsman scoring zero against Pakistan in T20Is.

AB de Villiers’ zero in this game provides the second occasion of a South African wicket keeper batsman scoring zero in T20Is. AB de Villiers’ a zero at Port Elizabeth against West Indies on 16.12.07 provides the first occasion. He became the first South African batsman to score zero against Pakistan in T20Is.

JP Duminy and CA Ingram added 66 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the 27th occasion of South African batsmen posting a fifty plus runs in T20Is. This stand also provide the third occasion of South African batsman posting a fifty plus runs against Pakistan. The other two occasions are – 132* runs for the first wicket between GC Smith and LL Bosman at Johanneburg on 02.02.07 and 61 runs for the fourth wicket between JP Duminy and JH Kallis at Nottingham on 18.06.09.

JP Duminy and CA Ingram added 66 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the record stand for the fourth wicket. The previous best was 61 runs stand between JP Duminy and JH Kallis at Nottingham on 18.06.09.

JP Duminy and CA Ingram added 66 runs for the fourth wicket in this game providing the eighth occasion of fifty plus runs stand for the fourth wicket against all oppositions

Pakistan was all out for 119 in this game providing the fourth occasion of it being dismissed all out in T20Is. The other three occasions are – 152 vs India at Jo’burg on 24.09.07, 157 vs Australia at Gros Islet on 02.05.10 and 89 vs England at Cardiff on 07.09.10

This game was the fourth encounter between the two teams. At the end of this game, both teams have won two games each.

Second T20I : Pakistan vs South Africa at Abu Dhabhi on 27.10.10 : South Africa won by six wickets and also the series 2-0

Misbah-ul-Haq with his 33 in this game now occupies the second place amongst the most run getters for Pakistan in T20Is. He has aggregated 637 runs at the end of this game. Kamran Akmal with 704 runs occupy first place.

Misbah-ul-Haq with his 637 runs is one of the 15 batsmen who have aggregated 600 plus runs in T20Is.

Umar Gul’s duck in this game is his fourth duck. The other three are – Other two occasions are – against India at Johannesburg on 24.09.07, against Australia at Birmingham on 06.07.10 and against South Africa at Abu Dhabhi on 26.10.10.

Umar Gul became the third Pakistan batsman to score four ducks in T20Is. The other two are – Kamran Akmal and Shahid Afridi

Umar Akmal’s run out in this game provides the 24th occasion of a Pakistan batsman dismissed run out in T20Is. He became the third Pakistan batsman to be dismissed run out against South Africa in T20Is. Other two are – Saeed Ajmal and Shoaib Akthar in the first T20I of this series.

J Theron captured four for 27 in this game to provide 44th occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets in T20Is. His four wicket haul in this game provide the seventh South African bowler to capture four or more wickets in a T20I, The others are – 4 for 17 by M Morkel vs New Zealand at Durban on 19.09.07, 4 fof 09 by DW Steyn vs West Indies at Port Elizabeth on 16.12.07, 4 for 13 by WD Parnell vs West Indies at The Oval on 13.06.09, 4 for 20 by M Morkel vs Afghanistan at Bridgetown on 05.05.10, 4 for 19 by CK Langveldt vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 10.05.10 and 5 for 19 by RA MacLaren vs West Indies at North Sound on 19.05.10

J Theron captured four for 27 in this game to provide second occasion of a South African bowler capturing four wickets against Pakistan in T20Is. The other occasion was – 4 for 19 by CK Langveldt vs Pakistan at Gros Islet on 10.05.10.

GC Smith was dismissed stumped for 38 in this game to provide he ninth occasion of a South African batsman dismissed stumped in T20Is. GC Smith became the second South African batsman to be dismissed stumped against Pakistan, after J Botha. J Botha was stumped for 19 at Gros Islet on 10.05.10.

GC Smith scored 38 before he was dismissed stumped in this game. His score remains the highest individual score among the nine occasions of South African batsman dismissed stumped.

GC Smith’s aggregate stood at 958 at the end of this game. He is the second batsman in the history of T20Is to total 950 runs. BB McCullum of New Zealand with 1100 runs to his credit is the other batsman to have an aggregate of 950 plus runs.

Shahid Afridi’s lone wicket in this game made him the highest wicket taker in T20Is. At the end of this game his wicket aggregate stood at 48. He went past his team mate Umar Gul’s 47 wickets.

Pakistan vs South Africa in UAE – Fixtures

Pakistan and South Afirca will play two T20 Internationa;s, five one day Internationals and two tests in United Arab Emirates. The venues are Abu Dhabhi and Dubai. The complete fixtures with timings in IST are tabulated below

Pakistan vs South Africa in UAE – Fixtures

Date

Time

Match

Ground

Tue Oct 26

21:30 IST

1st T20I

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Wed Oct 27

21:30 IST

2nd T20I

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Fri Oct 29

16:30 IST

1st ODI

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Sun Oct 31

16:30 IST

2nd ODI

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

Tue Nov 02

16:30 IST

3rd ODI

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Fri Nov 05

16:30 IST

4th ODI

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Mon Nov 08

16:30 IST

5th ODI

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Fri Nov 12

11:30 IST

1st Test

Dubai International Cricket Stadium

Sat Nov 20

11:30 IST

2nd Test

Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi

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