Ranji Trophy 2010-11 : Karnataka vs Punjab : Karnataka scripts outright win

Highlights of Karnataka/Punjab Ranji Trophy at Mohali, Chandigargh : 10th to 13th November,2010 : Karnataka won by eight wickets.

This article is prepared by Sri C Keshavamurthy, a reputed Cricket Statistician in Domestic Cricket

Karnataka started the Ranji Trophy season 2010/11 on a happy note by registering a comprehensive eight victory over Punjab. This was Karnataka’s 162nd win in 358 matches (lost 56 and drawn 140). Punjab surrendered to Karnataka for the fourth time in its sixth encounter. It is yet to register an outright win and has drawn the other two matches – only once it has gained first innings lead at Mohali in 1994/95. The previous three victories by Karnataka have come as under – 1981-82 at Bangalore – won by 167 runs : 1997-98 at Bangalore – won by 262 runs : 1998-99 at Amritsar – won by seven wickets

Karnataka had last met Punjab in the quarter final at Mysore in 2009/10 which had ended in a draw – with Karnataka qualifying for the semi final on 1st innings lead.

R Vinaykumar became the 45th cricketer to lead Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy – in a span of 358 matches. By a coincidence – he was playing in his 45th match. He is the sixth captain to lead Karnataka against Punjab. Others are – GR Viswanath (1981/82), KA Jeshwanth (1994/95), A Kumble (1997/98), SB Somasundar (1998/99) and RS Dravid (2009/10).

The opposition skipper P Dharmani was leading Punjab against Karnataka for the second time – having first led at Mysore in 2009/10. Overall, this was Punjab’s 35th outright defeat in its 252nd match, having won 89 and drawn 128.

Robin Uthappa scored 149 in this match of 182 balls. This was his first century against Punjab and his ninth century in his 43rd Ranji Trophy career This was also his highest individual score against Punjab – his previous best being 91 at Mysore in 2009/10. RV Uthappa in accomplishing his three figure innings against Punjab emulated the feat of VS Thilaknaidu (125 at Amritsar in 1998/99) and MK Pandey (115 at Mysore in 2009/10) to become the third Karnataka player to register a hundred against Punjab. The nine centuries scored by Uthappa are listed below

No

Runs

Opposition

Venue

Year

1

162

MadPradesh

Bangalore

2004/05

2

108

Haryana

Mysore

2006/07

3

161

Delhi

Delhi

2006/07

4

159

Tamilnadu

Bangalore

2006/07

5

108

Saurashtra

Rajkot

2006/07

6

131

Railways

Bangalore

2008/09

7

133

Andhra

Mysore

2008/09

8

139

Saurashtra

Mumbai

2008/09

9

149

Punjab

Mohali

2010/11

Incidentally Punjab’s batsmen is yet to register a century against Karnataka. Wicket Keeper U Kaul came very near to achieving it but fell six short of the coveted mark. He became the second Punjab player to be dismissed in the nineties against Karnataka. The record for the highest individual score against Karnataka by a Punjab player stands to the credit of Krishna Mohan who was dismissed for 98 at Mohali in 1994/95.

94 by Kaul was his third consecutive 50 plus score against Karnataka, he had earlier scored 68 and 86 in the quarter final at Mysore in 2009/10. He failed to achieve his fourth successive fifty against Karnataka when he was given out for 43 in his 2nd innings at Mohali. Kaul is also the only Punjab player to score register two or more fifties against Karnataka, in a total of 14 fifty plus scores by Punjab batsmen against Karnataka till date.

By registering 94, Kaul became the 38th opposition player and the second Punjab player after Krishna Mohan to score 90s against Karnataka.

By winning the match, R Vinay Kumar achieved the distinction of becoming the 20th Karnataka captain to register a victory on his first appearance as skipper

The last occasion in which a Ka
rnataka player had accomplished such a rare honour was in 2006/07 when KT Yeregoud had won his debut match as Captain against Haryana at Mysore in 2006-07

No

Captains

Opp

Venue

Season

MNo

1.

Shyamsundar PR

Ker

Bangalore

1951/52

24

2.

Subbu LT

And

Guntur

1956/57

36

3.

Alva BC

Ker

Palghat

1958/59

42

4.

Krishnaswamy AS

Hyd

Hyderabad

1959/60

46

5.

Suryanarayana M

Ker

Mangalore

1959/60

49

6

Kasturirangan B*

Ker

Ernakulam

1960/61

52

7.

Krishnamurthy S

And

Bangalore

1962/63

58

8.

Subramanya V

Ker

Bangalore

1963/64

62

9.

Patel YB

Ker

Trivandrum

1964/65

70

10.

Ashokanand PR

Bih

Bangalore

1970/71

99

11.

Chandrashekhar BS

And

Vijayawada

1971/72

101

12.

Sudhakar Rao R

Ker

Chikmagalur

1977/78

136

13.

Binny RMH

And

Tirupathi

1983/84

175

14.

Jeshwanth KA

Goa

Panaji

1992/93

224

15.

Kumble A

Goa

Margao

1994/95

238

16.

Joshi S

Bih

Bangalore

1998/99

275

17.

Prasad BKV

Del

Bangalore

1999/00

286

18.

Arunkumar J

And

Belgaum

2000/01

290

19.

Yeregoud KT

Har

Mysore

2006/07

328

20.

R Vinaykumar

Pun

Mohali

2010/11

358

It may be of interest to note that no Punjab player has taken 5WI against Karnataka so far. The trend continued in this match also as the best bowling performance by a Punjab player was 3-92 by MS Gony. The best ever bowling performance in an innings by Punjab against Karnataka is 4-31 by Arun Bedi at Mohali in 1994/95.

On the other hand, Vinaykumar took 5-61 in the 1st innings. This was his best bowling performance against Punjab surpassing his prev
ious best of 3-100 at Mysore in 2009/10. Overall, 5-61 was his 10th five wicket haul in his 45th match. These occasions are as under:

No

W

RC

Opposition

Venue

Year

1

5

83

Gujarat

Bangalore

2004/05

2

5

65

Railways

Delhi

2005/06

3

5

22

Maharashtra

Bangalore

2005/06

4

5

47

UttarPradesh

Kanpur

2006/07

5

5

70

Saurashtra

Mysore

2007/08

6

5

121

Delhi

Bangalore

2007/08

7

6

38

Maharashtra

Ratnagiri

2007/08

8

8

32

Delhi

Delhi

2009/10

8

5

40

Maharashtra

Poona

2009/10

R Vinaykumar became the sixth Karnataka bowler to take 5WI against Punjab; The others who have achieved this feat against Punjab are: 5-45 by AR Bhat at Bangalore in 1981/82 : 5-93 by DJ Johnson at Mohali in 1994/95 : 5-99 by R Ananth at Mohali in 1994/95 : 6-37 by Dodda Ganesh at Amritsar in 1998/99 and 5-51 by A Kumble at Bangalore in 1997/98. However, best bowling performance by Vinaykumar is 8-32 against Delhi at Delhi in 2009/10.

Vinaykumar also achieved another rare distinction by becoming only the sixth Karnataka bowler to capture five or more wickets in an innings on his debut as captain. The other five bowlers are : 5 for 78 by S Darashah vs Madras at Madras in 1939/40 : 5 for 73 by PE Palia vs Madras at Madras In 1964-65 : 6 for 24 by KA Jeswanth vs Goa at Panaji in 1992-93 : 5 for 48 by SB Joshi vs Bihar at Bangalore in 1998-99 and 6 for 60 and 5 for 35 by BKV Prasad vs Delhi at Bangalore in 1999/00. BKV Prasad remains the only player to capture ten or more wickets on his debut as Captain.

Rajwinder Singh of Punjab had the dubious distinction of bagging a ‘pair’. He became the 59th player to be dismissed for pair against Karnataka. This was the 61st such occasion for the opponents. Ravi Achan and Mohd Ibrahim of Kerala are the only players to have bagged a ‘pair’ – on two occasions against Karnataka.

KL Rahul made his debut in Ranji Trophy for Karnataka. He celebrated his selection by scoring a 50 plus in the 2nd innings (61). He is the 44th Karnataka player to score a half century on debut. The last player before him to accomplish this feat was Manish Pandey who had scored 64 in his debut match against Railways at Bangalore in 2008/09.

Ganesh Satish scored his sixth fifty plus score including two hundreds in his 11th match. Amit Verma took his tally of 50 plus scores to four including 2 hundreds in his 12th match. KB Pawan made 65. This was his 11th fifty plus score including four hundreds. He was playing in his 24th match.

Abhimanyu Mithun took his 50th wicket in Ranji Trophy when he dismissed K Goel for a first ball duck. Mithun was playing in his 10th match.

Inder Singh made his 9th fifty plus score including four hundreds in his 23rd match. This was his first fifty against Karnataka surpassing his previous best of 38 at Mysore in 2009/10.

Yuvraj Singh by making 79 in his 2nd innings took his 50 plus scores tally to 16 including five hundreds. He was playing in his 32nd match. Surprisingly, this was his first Ranji match against Karnataka.

Punjab skipper P Dharmani scored 51 in the second innings. This was his 53rd fifty plus score including 22 hundreds. He was playing in his 113th match. This was his highest individual score against Karnataka
in five matches surpassing his previous best of 39 at Mohali in 1994/95.

Aus vs Eng – 2010 : Records galore in Brisbane test

Australia vs England – First Test at Brisbane : Test ends in a draw

Australia capped XJ Doherty for this test. He became the 417th Australian cricketer to represent Australia in tests. He became the 237th Australian cricketer to make his test deubt against England.

AJ Strauss was dismissed for zero in the first innings of this test providing the 43rd occasion of an England captain collecting a duck against Australia. His duck provides the 14th occasion of an England captain opener collecting a duck against Australia.

PM Siddle performed the hat trick in the first innings of this test. His victims were – AN Cook, MJ Prior and SJC Broad. His feat provides the 38th occasion of a bowler performing the hat trick in the annals of test cricket.

His feat provides the eleventh occasion of an Australian bowler performing the hat trick against various oppositions. His feat provides the fifth occasion of an Australian bowler peforming the hat trick against England.

PM Siddle captured 6 for 54 in the first innings providing the 118th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing six or more wickets against England. His figures provide the 13th occasion of an Australian bowler capturing six or more wickets against England at Brisbane.

PM Siddle’s 6 for 54 represent the third occasion of his capturing a five wicket haul in a test innings. The other two occasions are – 5 for 21 vs England at Leeds in Aug 2009 and 5 for 59 vs South Africa at Sydney in Jan 2009. This his 6 for 54 in this test represents his career best innings bowling figures.

AN Cook scored 67 in the first innings of this test. It was his 23rd test half century. IR Bell scored 76 in the first innings of this test. It was his 24th test half century.

MJ Prior scored zero in the first innings of this test providing the 52nd occasion of an England wicket keeper batsman scoring a duck against Australia.

AJ Strauss, MJ Prior and SJC Broad scored zeroes in England’s first innings taking the number of zeroes by England batsmen against Australia to 637.

AJ Strauss, MJ Prior and SJC Broad scored zeroes in England’s first innings providing the 57th occasion of three or more England batsmen scoring ducks in an innings against Australia.

MEK Hussey {195} and BJ Haddin {136} scored hundreds in Australia’s innings providing the 285th and 286th occasion of Australian batsman scoring hundreds against England

MEK Hussey’s 195 in this test provide the 62nd occasion of a batsman scoring runs between 190 and 199 in the annals of test cricket. His knock provides the 15th occasion of an Australian batsman scoring runs between 190 and 199 in a test innings against various oppositions and the eighth occasion against England.

MEK Hussey’s 195 in this test provide the 12th hundred of his test career and also his test career best score. It was an improvement over his previous best of 182 against Bangladesh at Chittagong in Apr 2006.

MEK Hussey missed the distinction of scoring 300th double hundred in tests. Another batsman who missed the distinction was R Dravid. He scored 191 against New Zealand at Nagpur in Nov 2010.

BJ Haddin scored his third hundred when he made 136 in this test. The other two hundreds are – 169 vs New Zealand at Adelaide in Nov 2008 and 121 vs England at Cardiff in Jul 2009.

BJ Haddin scored 136 in the first innings of this test. His knock provides the 28th occasion of an Australian wicket keeper batsman scoring a hundred in tests. It also provides the eighth occasion of an Australian wicket keeper batsman scoring hundreds in tests against England. The other seven occasions are – 110* by RW Marsh at Melbourne in Mar 1977 : 102* by IA Healy at Manchester in Jun 1993 : 134 by IA Healey at Brisbane in Nov 1998 : 152 by AC Gilchrist at Birmingham in Jul 2001 : 133 by AC Gilchrist at Birmingham in Jan 2003 : 102* by AC Gilchrist at Sydney in Jan 2003 : 121 by BJ Haddin at Cardiff in Jul 2009

BJ Haddin became the third Australian wicket keeper to score two or more hundreds against England. Others are IA Healey {02} and AC Gilchrist {03}

BJ Haddin’s 136 represent his highest score against England. His previous best was 121 at Cardiff in Jul 2009

BJ Haddin’s 136 represent the highest score by an Australian wicket keeper batsman against England in tests at Brisbane. The previous best was 134 by IA Healey in Nov 1998.

MEK Hussey and BJ Haddin added 307 runs for the sixth wicket in Australia’s first innings providing the eighth occasion of Australian batsman posting 300 plus runs in a test innings against England. The eight occasions are – 388 runs for the fourth wicket between DG Bradman and WH Ponsford at Leeds in Jul 1934 : 451 runs for the second wicket between DG Bradman and WH Ponsford at The Oval in Aug 1934 : 346 runs for the sixth wicket between DG Bradman and JHW Fingleton at Melbourne in Jan 1937 : 405 runs for the fifth wicket between SG Barnes and DG Bradman at Sydney in Dec 1946 : 301 runs for the second wicket between DG Bradman and AR Morris at Leeds in Jul 1948 : 329 for the first wicket between GR Marsh and MA Taylor at Nottingham in Aug 1989 : 332* runs for the fifth wicket between AR Border and SR Waugh at Leeds in Jul 1993 and 307 for the sixth wicket between MEK Hussey and BJ Haddin at Brisbane in Nov 2010.

MEK Hussey and BJ Haddin added 307 runs for the sixth wicket in Australia’s first innings providing the second occasion of Australian batsman posting 300 plus runs in a test innings against England for the sixth wicket. The other occasion was the 346 runs
between DG Bradman and JHW Fingleton at Melbourne in Jan 1937.

MEK Hussey and BJ Haddin added 307 runs for the sixth wicket in Australia’s first innings providing the 78th occasion of 300 plus runs partnership in an innings in the annals of test cricket.

MEK Hussey and BJ Haddin added 307 runs for the sixth wicket in Australia’s first innings providing the 303rd occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against England. This stand provides the 27th occasion of Australian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against England for the sixth wicket

ST Finn captured 6 for 125 in England’s first innings providing the 95th occasion of an England bowler capturing six or more wickets in an innings against Australia. His figures provide the 16th occasion of an England bowler capturing six or more conceding 100 plus runs against Australia.

GP Swann {128} and ST Finn {125} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the 293rd and 294th occasion of England bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against Australia.

AN Cook and IJL Trott added 329 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket in England’s second innings providing the 79th occasion of 300 plus runs partnership in an innings in the annals of test cricket.

MEK Hussey and BJ Haddin added 307 runs for the sixth wicket in Australia’s first innings

and AN Cook and IJL Trott added 329 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket in England’s second innings providing the second occasion of rival teams posting 300 plus runs partnership in a test in the annals of test cricket. The first such occasion was witnessed at Lahore Jan 2006 in the test match between Pakistan and India – Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan added 319 runs for the fourth wicket in Pakistan’s first innings ; V Sehwag and R Dravid added 410 runs for the first wicket in India’s first innings


AJ Strauss {110} and AN Cook {235 not out} scored hundreds in this test providing the 63rd occasion of both the openers scoring hundreds in an innings in the annals of test cricket.

AJ Strauss {110} and AN Cook {235 not out} scored hundreds in this test providing the 63rd occasion of England’s both openers scoring hundreds in an innings against various oppositions

AJ Strauss {110} and AN Cook {235 not out} scored hundreds in this test providing the sixth occasion of England’s both openers scoring hundreds in an innings against Australia.

AJ Strauss {110}, AN Cook {235 not out} and IJL Trott {135 not out} scored hundreds in England’s second innings providing the eleventh occasion of first three batsmen scoring hundreds in an innings in the annals of test cricket. The other ten occasions are – JB Hobbs {211}, H Sutcliffe {122} and FE Woolley {134} of England vs South Africa at Lord’s in July 1924 : CC McDonald {110}, AR Morris {111} and RN Harvey {133} of Australia vs West Indies at Trinidad in April 1955 : WM Lawry {210}, RB Simpson {201} and RW Cowper {102} of Australia vs West Indies at Bridgetown in May 1965 : SM Gavaskar {172}, K Srikkanth {116} and M Amaranath {138} of India vs Australia at Sydney in Jan 1986 : MA Taylor {111}, MJ Slater {152} and DC Boon {164} of Australia vs England at Lord’s in Jun 1993 : HH Gibbs {147}, G Kirsten {220} and JH Kallis {157} of South Africa vs Zimbabwe at Harare in Sep 2001 : MH Richardson {145}, L Vincent {106} and SB Styris {119} of New Zealand vs India at Mohali in Oct 2003 :KD Karthik {129}, W Jaffer {138} and R Dravid {129} of India vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in May 2007 : GC Smith {107}, ND McKenzie {138} and HM Amla {104} of South Africa vs England at Lord’s in Jul 2008 and G Gambhir {167}, V Sehwag {131} and R Dravid {144} of India vs Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Nov 2009.

AN Cook with his 235 not out in the second innings of this test earned the distinction of scoring the 300th double hundred in the annals of test cricket. The progressive milestones of double hundreds in terms of 100 hundreds read thus – First double hundred – 211 by WL Mudroch of Australia vs England at The Oval in Aug 1984 : 100th double hundred – 223* by GM Turner of New Zealand vs West Indies at Kingston in Feb 1972 : 200th double hundred – 201* by SR Tendulkar of India vs Zimbabwe at Nagpur in Nov 2000 and 300th double hundred – 235 not out by AN Cook of England vs Australia at Brisbane in Nov 2010.

AJ Strauss and AN Cook added 188 runs for the first wicket and AN Cook and IJL Trott added 329 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket in England’s second innings providing the 293rd and 294th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership against Australia

AN Cook and IJL Trott added 329 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket in England’s second innings providing the sixth occasion of England batsmen posting a 300 plus runs in an innings against Australia. The other five occasions are – 323 runs for the first wicket between JB Hobbs and W Rhodes at Melbourne in Feb 1912 : 382 runs for the second wicket between L Hutton and M Leyland at The Oval in Aug 1938 : 331 runs for the second wicket between DI Gower and RT Robinson at Birmingham in Aug 1985 : 351 runs for the second wicket between DI Gower and GA Gooch at The Oval in Aug 1985 : 310 runs for the fourth wicket between PD Collingwood and KP Pietersen at Adelaide in Dec 2006

AJ Strauss and AN Cook added 188 runs for the first wicket in England’s second innings providing the 60th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against Australia.

AN Cook and IJL Trott added 329 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket in England’s second innings providing the 59th occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the second wicket against Australia

AJ Strauss and AN Cook added 188 runs for the first wicket and AN Cook and IJL Trott added 329 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket in England’s second innings providing the tenth occasion of England batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first two wickets in an innings against Australia

AJ Strauss score
d zero and 110 in this test providing the 135th occasion of a batsman scoring a duck and hundred in a test in the annals of test cricket. His feat provides the 30th occasion of an England batsman scoring a duck and a hundred in a test against various oppositions. AJ Strauss’ feat provides the 15th occasion of an England batsman scoring a duck and hundred in a test against Australia

AJ Strauss scored zero and 110 in this test. This is the third occasion of his scoring a duck and a hundred in a test. The other two occasions are – 147 and zero vs South Africa at Jo’burg in Jan 2005 and zero and 177 vs New Zealand at Napier in Mar 2008

AJ Strauss emulated SC Chanderpaul of West Indies who also has scored a duck and hundred in a test on three occcaions – 110 and zero vs England at Georgetown in Feb 1995 : zero and 109 vs South Africa at Durban in Dec 2003 and 126* and duck vs New Zealand at Napier in Dec 2008

As on date AJ Strauss and SC Chanderpaul are the only two batsmen in the annals of test cricket to score a duck and a hundred in a test on three occasions.

England’s 517 for one declared in this test provide the sixth occasion of England posting a total of 500 plus runs in the third innings of a test match. The other six occasions are – 583 for 4 declared vs West Indies at Birmingham on May 1957 : 570 for 7 declared vs South Africa at Durban in Dec 2004 : 551 all out vs South Africa at Nottingham in Jun 1947 : 538 vs Australia at The Oval in Aug 1975 and 529 for 5 declared vs Sri Lanka at Lord’s in May 2002.

England’s 517 for one declared in this test provide the second occasion of England posting a total of 500 plus runs in the third innings of a test match against Australia. The other occasion was – 538 at The Oval in Aug 1975.

AJ Strauss’ 110 represents his 19th test hundred: AN Cook’s 235 not out represents his 14th test hundred and his test career best score {Previous best – 173 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in Mar 2010} and IJL Trott’s 135 not out represents his fourth test hundred.

AN Cook’s 235 not out in this test provides the 15th occasion of an England opening batsman scoring a double hundred in a test innings against various oppositions. He became the second England opening batsman to score a double hundred against Australia, the first being L Hutton who had scored 364 at The Oval in Aug 1938.

AN Cook with his 235 not out became the first England opening batsman to score a double hundred against Australia in Australia.

AN Cook’s 235 not out in this test provide the 46th occasion of an England batsman scoring a double hundred in a test innings against various oppositions.

MG Johnson {104} and XJ Doherty {107} conceded 100 plus runs in Australia’s second innings providing the 244th and 245th innings of an Australian bowler conceding 100 plus runs in an innings against England.

MG Johnson {none for 104} and XJ Doherty {none for 107} conceded 100 plus runs without capturing a wicket in Australia’s second innings providing the 18th and 19th innings of an Australian bowler conceding 100 plus runs without a wicket in an innings against England.

XJ Doherty returned with figures of none for 107 in Australia’s second innings providing the 18th occasion of a bowler conceding 100 plus runs without capturing a wicket on debut. He became the third Australian bowler to concede 100 plus runs without a capturing a wicket on test debut. Others are – JR Thomson {none for 100} vs Pakistan at Melbourne in Dec 1972 and BE McGain {none for 149} vs South Africa at Cape Town in Mar 2009

XJ Doherty earned the distinction of becoming the first Australian bowler to concede 100 runs without capturing a wicket in a test innings on debut against England.

At the end of this test, AJ Strauss and AN Cook has an aggregate of 3415 runs for the first wicket which is a record for England openers. They wrested the previous best of 3249 runs between JB Hobbs and H Sutcliffe.

AJ Strauss and AN Cook have partnered nine three figure stands for the first wicket which includes the 188 runs stand in the second innings of this test. Only JB Hobbs and H Sutcliffe have partnered in more stands for the first wicket – 15.

AN Cook scored 67 and 235 not out in this test providing the eleventh occasion of an opening batsman scoring a fifty and a double hundred in a test in the annals of test cricket. He became the third England opening batsman to perform such a feat. Others are – GA Gooch – 333 and 123 vs India at Lord’s in Jul 98 and ME Trescothick – 219 and 69* vs South Africa at The Oval in Sep 03

AN Cook earned the distinction of becoming the first England opening batsman to score a fifty and double hundred in a test against Australia.

AN Cook with his 67 and 235 not out in this test became the fifth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score a double hundred in the second innings of a test amongst those who have scored a fifty and a double hundred in a test. Other are – 77 and 205 by EH Hendren of England vs West Indies at Trinidad in Feb 1930 : 124 and 220 by SM Gavaskar of India vs West Indies at Trinidad in Apr 1971 : 55 and 232* by A Flower of Zimbabwe vs India at Nagpur in Nov 2000 and 59 and 281 by VVS Laxman of India vs Australia at Kolkata in Mar 2001.

AN Cook’s 67 and 235 not out in this test provide the 36th occasion of a batsman scoring a fifty and a double hundred in a test match in the annals of test cricket. He became the fifth England batsman to perform such a feat. Other four are – 77 and 205* by EH Hendren vs West Indies at Port of Spain in Feb 1930 : 325 and 50 by A Sandham vs West Indies at Kingston in Apr 1930 : GA Gooch – 333 and 123 vs India at Lord’s in Jul 98 and ME Trescothick – 219 and 69* vs South Africa at The Oval in Sep 03

RT Ponting scored 51 in the second innings of this test which represents his 95th f
ifty {39 centuries and 56 half centuries}. This knock represents his 75th fitty {32 Centuries plus 43 half centuries} while batting at number three. He became the first batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 75 fifties.

SR Watson and RT Ponting added 102 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket providing RT Ponting his 80th three figure partnership. He became the third batsman in the annals of test cricket to be a partner in 80 plus three figure partnerships. Others are R Dravid {85} and SR Tendulkar {80}

SR Watson and RT Ponting added 102 runs in an unfinished stand for the second wicket providing the 304th occasion of Australian batsman posting a three figure partnerships against England. This stand provides the 61st occasion Australian batsman posting a three figure partnerships against England for the second wicket.

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : India wins the first one day – V Kohli hits a hundred

India vs New Zealand – First One day at Guwahati on 28.11.10 – India won by 40 runs

India capped WP Saha for this game. He became the 190th cricketer to represent India in one day games. He became the 20th Indian cricketer to make his debut against New Zealand.

WP Saha became the 157th cricket to make his debut as wicket keeper batsman in the history of one day games. He is 20th Indian wicket keeper batsman to make debut in one day games.

WP Saha became the fifth Indian wicket keeper batsman to make his debut against New Zealand. Others are – SMH Kirmani at Christchurch on 21.02.76 : P Krishnamurthy at Aucland on 22.02.76 : CS Pandit at Sharjah on 10.04.86 and PA Patel at Queenstown on 04.01.03

WP Saha became the first Indian wicket keeper to make his one day debut against New Zealand on Indian soil

G Gambhir became the 227th captain in the history of one day game to lead a country. He became India’s 21st one day captain. He became the 13th Indian captain to lead against New Zealand. He is the 103rd captain from various countries to lead against New Zealand.

G Gambhir’s was leading India in his 101st one day game, while S Sreesanth was appearing in his 50th one day game.

V Kohli scored 105 in this game which represent the 178th hundred by an Indian batsman in one day games and 1100th hundred overall

The progress of hundreds in one day games read thus – 1st hundred – 103 by DL Amiss of England vs Australia at Manchester on 24.08.72 : 100th hundred – 100 by CG Greenidge of West Indies vs Australia at Perth on 04.01.87 : 200th hundred – 100 by DC Boon of Australia vs West Indies at Melborune on 18.03.92 : 300th hundred – 134 by ST Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Singapore on 02.04.96 : 400th hundred – 128 by SR Tendulkar of India vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 07.07.98 : 500th hundred – 114* by SR Waugh of Australia vs South Africa at Melbourne {Docklands} on 16.08.00 : 600th hundred – 101 by MS Atapattu of Sri Lanka vs Netherlands at Col-RPS on 16.09.02 : 700th hundred – 109* by JH Kallis of South Africa vs West Indies at Cape Town on 25.01.04 : 800th hundred – 119* by GC Smith of South Africa vs Australia at Centurion on 26.02.06 : 900th hundred – 116* by S Chanderpaul of West Indies vs England at Birmingham on 04.07.07 : 1000th hundred – 123 by DPMD Jayawardene of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Dambulla on 03.08.09 and 1100th hundred – 105 by V Kohli of India vs New Zealand at Guwahati on 28.11.10

V Kohli scored hundreds in consecutive games. He had scored 118 vs Australia at Vizag on 20.10.10 and 105 vs New Zealand at Guwahati on 28.11.10. He became the 60th batsman in the annals of test cricket to score hundreds in two or more consecutive games. He earned the distinction of becoming the seventh Indian batsman to score hundreds in consecutive games. Others are – SR Tendulkar, R Dravid, SC Ganguly, VVS Laxman, Yuvraj Singh and RG Sharma.

V Kohli’s 105 in this game represent his fourth one day hundred. Others are – 107 vs Sri Lanka at Kolkata in 24.12.09: 102* vs Bangladesh at Dhaka on 11.01.10 and 118 vs Australia at Vizag on 20.10.10.

V Kohli’s 105 in this game represent the 21st hundred by an Indian batsman against New Zealand.

R Ashwin and A Nehra scored zeroes in this game providing the 61st and 62nd occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed for a duck against New Zealand

A Nehra was dismissed run out in this game providing the 70th occasion of a batsman run out in an innings against New Zealand. His run out for zero in this game provides the tenth occasion of an Indian batsman run out without scoring against New Zealand.

AJ Mckay captured 4 for 62 in this game providing the 14th occasion of a New Zealand batsman capturing four or more wickets against India. His figures of 4 for 62 represent the most expensive figures in terms of runs conceded amongt the bowlers who have captured four or more wickets.

AJ Mckay’s 4 for 62 represent the 103rd occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing four or more wickets against various oppositions.

AJ Mckay’s 4 for 62 in this game was in a losing cause providing the 266th occasion of a bowler’s four or more wicket haul going in vain. His figures represent the 28th occasion of New Zealand bowler’s four or more wicket haul in a losing cause.

AJ McKay became the fifth New Zealand bowler to witness a four or more wicket haul going in vain against India. The other four are – 5 for 32 by RJ Hadlee at Perth on 09.12.80 : 4 for 30 by SR Gillespie at Adelaide on 25.01.86 : 4 for 38 by DA Nash at Sharjah on 17.04.98 and 4 for 49 by TG Southee at Dambulla on 25.08.10

AJ Mckay’s 4 for 62 in this game provide the 43rd occasion of a bowler capturing four or more wickets conceding 60 plus runs in the history of one day games. He became the third New Zealand bowler to capture four wickets conceding 60 plus runs. Others are – 4 for 64 GI Allot vs Pakistan at Derby on 28.05.99 and 4 for 61 by SE Bond vs Australia at Hobart on 14.01.07

JM How pouched four catches in this game providing the fourth occasion of New Zealand fieldsman pouching four catches against India. Others are – KR Rutherford at Napier on 16.02.95 : CZ Harris at Col-RPS on 20.07.01 and LRPL Taylor at Dambulla on 10.08.10

JM How’s four catches in this game provide the 28th occasion of a fieldsman pouching four or more catches in an innings in the history of one day games

India was all out for 276 in this game providing the 31st occasion of India being dismissed all out against New Zealand in one day games.

New Zealand was all out for 236 in this game providing the 23rd occasion of New Zealand being dismissed all out against India in one day games.

LRPL Taylor led New Zealand in this game. He scored 66 in this game providing the 14th occasion of a New Zealand captain scoring a fifty against India. It was his second fifty as New Zealand captain against India, the first being his 95 at Dambulla on 10.10.10.

LRPL Taylor’s 66 in this game represent the 87th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a fifty against India. LRPL Taylor’s 66 in this game represents his 18th one day half century and 21st fifty.

NL McCullum and KD Mills added 67 runs for the ninth wicket in this game providing the second occasion of New Zealand batsman posting a fifty plus runs partnership for the ninth wicket against India. The other occasion was at Christchurch on 08.03.09 when KD Mills and TG Southee had added 83 runs

New Zealand inserted the opposition and lost the game providing the 68th occasion of New Zealand losing the game after it has inserted the opposition. New Zealand has lost seven games against India after it had inserted the opposition. The seven games are – at Launceston on 02.02.86 – by 22 runs : at Bangalore on 14.10.87 – by 16 runs : at Sharjah on 27.03.88 – by 73 runs : at Indore on 15.12.88 – by 53 runs : at Wellington on 30.03.94 – by 12 runs : at Christchurch on 08.03.09 – by 58 runs and at Guwahati on 28.11.10 – by 40 runs.

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Hyderabad Test – McIntosh joins the select band of batsmen who have scored a hundred after collecting a pair in the previous test

TG McIntosh of New Zealand scored 102 in the Hyderabad Test against India after getting a Pair in the first Test Ahmedabad in the just concluded test series between India and New Zealand. His feat makes him the 13th batsman in the annals of test cricket to score a hundred after collecting a pair in the previous test. The following table lists out all the thirteen batsmen

No

Batsmen

Team

Opp

Runs

Mon/Date

Runs

Opp

Mon/Date

1

CA Roach

Win

Eng

Pair

Feb 1930

209

Eng

Feb 1930

2

DJ McGlew

SAF

Eng

Pair

Jun 1955

104*

Eng

Jul 1955

3

ED Weekes

Win

Eng

Pair

Aug 1957

197

Pak

Jan 1958

4

AI Kallicharran

Win

Eng

Pair

Mar 1974

124

Ind

Nov 1974

5

DB Vengsarkar

Ind

Win

Pair

Jan 1979

109

Win

Jan 1979

6

Yashpal Sharma

Ind

Aus

Pair

Oct 1979

100*

Aus

Oct 1979

7

RT Ponting

Aus

Pak

Pair

Nov 1999

197

Pak

Nov 1999

8

MA Atherton

Eng

SAF

Pair

Nov 1999

108

SAF

Dec 1999

9

GW Flower

Zim

Ind

Pair

Nov 2000

106*

Ind

Nov 2000

10

LPC Silva

Srl

NZl

Pair

Dec 2006

152

NZl

Dec 2006

11

W Jaffer

Ind

Ban

Pair

May 2007

138*

Ban

May 2007

12

RS Bopara

Eng

Srl

Pair

Dec 2007

104

Win

Feb 2009

13

TG McIntosh

NZl

Ind

Pair

Nov 2010

102

Ind

Nov 2010

Aus vs Eng in Aus – 2010-11 : First Test : PM Siddle hat tricks

PM Siddle of Australia performed hat trick in the first test against England at Brisbane in the ongoing test series. PM Siddle’s feat provides the 38th occasion of a bowler performing a hat trick in a test innings. All the 38 occasions are listed below

No

Bowlers

Teams

Ground

Season

1

FR Spofforth

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1878-79

2

W Bates

Eng v Aus

Melbourne

1882-83

3

J Briggs

Eng v Aus

Sydney

1891-92

4

GA Lohmann

Eng v RSA

Port Elizabeth

1895-96

5

JT Hearne

Eng v Aus

Leeds

1899

6

H Trumble

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1901-02

7

H Trumble

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1903-04

8

TJ Matthews – FI

Aus v RSA

Manchester

1912

9

TJ Matthews – SI

Aus v RSA

Manchester

1912

10

MJC Allom

Eng v NZ

Christchurch

1929-30

11

TWJ Goddard

Eng v RSA

Johannesburg

1938-39

12

PJ Loader

Eng v WI

Leeds

1957

13

LF Kline

Aus v RSA

Cape Town

1957-58

14

WW Hall

WI v Pak

Lahore

1958-59

15

GM Griffin

RSA v Eng

Lord’s

1960

16

LR Gibbs

WI v Aus

Adelaide

1960-61

17

PJ Petherick

NZ v Pak

Lahore

1976-77

18

CA Walsh

WI v Aus

Brisbane

1988-89

19

MG Hughes

Aus v WI

Perth

1988-89

20

DW Fleming

Aus v Pak

Rawalpindi

1994-95

21

SK Warne

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1994-95

22

DG Cork

Eng v WI

Old Trafford

1995

23

D Gough

Eng v Aus

Sydney

1998-99

24

Wasim Akram

Pak v SL

Lahore

1998-99

25

Wasim Akram

Pak v SL

Dhaka

1998-99

26

DNT Zoysa

SL v Zim

Harare

1999-00

27

Abdul Razzaq

Pak v SL

Galle

1999-00

28

GD McGrath

Aus v WI

Perth

2000-01

29

Harbhajan Singh

Ind v Aus

Kolkata

2000-01

30

Mohammad Sami

Pak v SL

Lahore

2001-02

31

JJC Lawson

WI v Aus

Bridgetown

2002-03

32

Alok Kapali

Ban v Pak

Peshawar

2003

33

AM Blignaut

Zim v Ban

Harare

2003-04

34

MJ Hoggard

Eng v WI

Barbados

2003-04

35

JEC Franklin

NZ v Ban

Dhaka

2004-05

36

IK Pathan

Ind v Pak

Karachi

2005-06

37

RJ Sidebottom

Eng v NZ

Hamilton

2007-08

38

PM Siddle

Aus v Eng

Brisbane

2010-11

PM Siddle’s hat trick provides the eleventh occasion of an Australian bowler performing the hat trick. All the eleven occasions are listed beolw

No

Bowlers

Teams

Ground

Season

1

FR Spofforth

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1878-79

2

H Trumble

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1901-02

3

H Trumble

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1903-04

4

TJ Matthews – FI

Aus v RSA

Manchester

1912

5

TJ Matthews – SI

Aus v RSA

Manchester

1912

6

LF Kline

Aus v RSA

Cape Town

1957-58

7

MG Hughes

Aus v WI

Perth

1988-89

8

SK Warne

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1994-95

9

DW Fleming

Aus v Pak

Rawalpindi

1994-95

10

GD McGrath

Aus v WI

Perth

2000-01

11

PM Siddle

Aus v Eng

Brisbane

2010-11

PM Siddle’s hat trick provides the fifth occasion of an Australian bowler performing the hat trick against England. All the five occasions are listed beolw

No

Bowlers

Teams

Ground

Season

1

FR Spofforth

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1878-79

2

H Trumble

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1901-02

3

H Trumble

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1903-04

4

SK Warne

Aus v Eng

Melbourne

1994-95

5

PM Siddle

Aus v Eng

Brisbane

2010-11

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