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

Pak vs SAF in UAE – Second Test at Abu Dhabi

Paksitan vs South Africa – Second test at Abu Dhabhi : Test Drawn

Abu Dhabhi became the 103rd ground in the annals of test cricket to hast a test match. It became the third ground after Sharjah and Dubai to host a test match in United Arab Emirates

Pakistan capped Ashad Rafiq and Tanvir Ahmed for this test. They became the 201st and 202nd cricketers to represent Pakistan in test cricket. They became the 10th and 11th cricketers to make debut against Pakistan

South Africa posted 584 for 9 declared in its first innings to provide the 42nd occasion of it posting a total of 500 plus runs in an innings against various oppositions. This total represents the second occasion of South Africa posting a total of 500 plus runs in a test innings. The first occasion was at 620 for 7 declared at Cape Town in Jan 2003.

This total represents the second highest total in an innings posted on a neutral ground. The highest total is 594 posted at Dhaka against Sri Lanka in Dhaka in Mar 1999.

JH Kallis scored 105 in this test which is his 37th test hundred. SR Tendulkar {49} and RT Ponting {39} have scored more hundreds than JH Kallis.

JH Kallis’s 105 in this test represent his 91st test fifty. Others to score 90 plus fifties are – SR Tendulkar of India {108}, RT Ponting of Australia {94}, AR Border of Australia {90} and R Dravid of India {90}

AB de Villiers scored 278 not out to provide the 299th double hundred in tests. It also provides the 23rd occasion of a South African batsman scoring a double hundred in tests.

AB de Viiliers’ 278 not out in this test provide the third double hundred at a neutral venue. The other two are – 211 by Izaz Ahmed vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Mar 1999 and 200* by Inzamam-ul-Haq vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Mar 1999. Thus AB de Villiers’s 278 not out in this test represent the highest score by a batsman in a neutral test.

AB de Viiliers’ 278 not out in this test provide the 30th occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred against Pakistan. AB de Villiers became the second South Africa batsman to score a double hundred against Pakistan. HH Gibbs was the other batsman. He had made 228 at Cape Town in Jan 2003. AB de Villiers’s 278 not out represent the highest score by a South African batsman against Pakistan.

JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 179 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 19th occasion of South African batsman posting a three figure partnership against Pakistan. This stand represents the third occasion of South African batsman posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket against Pakistan. The other two occasions are – 108 runs between HH Gibbs and G Kirsten at Faisalabad in Oct 2003 and 119* between HM Amla and JH Kallis at Centurion in Jan 2007.

Thus the 179 runs partnership between JH Kallis and AB de Villiers represent the highest partnership for the fourth wicket by South African batsmen against Pakistan.

AB de Villers and M Morkel added 107 runs in an unfinished stand for the tenth wicket in this test to provide the 20th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership against Pakistan. This stand represents the record stand for the tenth wicket by South African batsman against Pakistan. The previous best was the 71 runs partnership between PS de Villiers and AA Donald at Johannesburg in Jan 1995.

AB de Villers and M Morkel added 107 runs in an unfinished stand for the tenth wicket in this test to provide the 21st occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the tenth wicket in the annals of test cricket. This stand represents the second occasion of a three figure partnership by South African batsman against Pakistan for the tenth wicket and also represents the highest partnership. The other occasion was the 103 runs stand between AJ Bell and HGO Owen-Smith vs England at Leeds way back in Jul 1929 – and thus 71 years and four months old record was written in this test

AB de Villiers faced 418 deliveries while making 278 not out providing the 12th occasion of a South African batsman facing 400 plus deliveries in an innings.

Tanvir Ahmed was was baptized into test cricket by Pakistan for this test bagged six for 120 in this test to provide the 139th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test on his debut in the annals of test cricket.

Tanvir Ahmed became the tenth Pakistan bowler to capture five or more wickets on test debut. Others are – 6 for 89 by Arif Butt va Australia at Melbourne in Dec 1964 : 7 for 99 by Mohammad Nazir vs New Zealand at Karachi in Oct 1969 : 5 for 53 by Shahid Nazir vs Zimbabwe at Sheikupura in Oct 1996 : 7 for 66 by Mohammad Zahid vs New Zealand at Rawalpindi in Nov 1996 : 5 for 52 by Shahid Afridi vs Australia at Karachi in Oct 1998 : 5 for 36 by Mohammad Sami vs New Zealand at Auckland in Mar 2001 : 5 for 48 by Shabbir Ahmed vs Bangladesh at Karachi in Aug 2003 : 5 for 162 by Yasir Arafact vs India at Bangalore in Dec 2007 and 5 for 63 by Wahab Riaz vs England at The Oval in Aug 2010.

Umar Gul {none for 137}, Tanvir Ahmed {6 for 120} : Mohammad Sami {none for 101} and Abdur Rehman {2 for 150} conceded 100 plus runs in Pakistan’s first innings to provide the ninth occasion of four Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions.

Umar Gul {none for 137}, Tanvir Ahmed {6 for 120} : Mohammad Sami {none for 101} and Abdur Rehman {2 for 150} conceded 100 plus runs in Pakistan’s first innings to provide the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th occasion of Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against South Africa

Umar Gul {none for 137} and Mohammad Sami {none for 101} conceded 100 plus runs with out capturing a wicket in Pakistan’s first innings to provi
de the first and second occasion of Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs with out capturing a wicket in a test innings against South Africa

Umar Gul {none for 137} and Mohammad Sami {none for 101} conceded 100 plus runs with out capturing a wicket in Pakistan’s first innings to provide 37th and 38th occasion of Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs with out capturing a wicket in a test innings against various oppositions.

Tanvir Ahmed became the first Pakistan bowler to capture five or more wickets on debut against South Africa.

Abdur Rehman bowled 50 overs in the first innings providing the 62nd occasion of a Pakistan bowler bowling 50 plus overs in an innings against various oppositions. This instance provide the fifth occasion of a Pakistan bowler bowling 50 plus overs in an innings against South Africa. The other four occasions are – Mushtaq Ahmed {58.5} at Rawalpindi in Oct 1997 : Saqlain Mushtaq {62.0} at Rawalpindi in Oct 1997 : Saqlain Mushtaq {50.0} at Cape Town in Jan 2003 and Danish Kaneria {51.2} at Port Elizabeth in Jan 2007

Abdur Rehman bowled 50 overs and conceded 150 runs in this innings to provide the 16th occasion of a Pakistan bowler bowlers bowling 50 overs and conceding 150 plus runs in an innings. He became the second Pakistan bowler to bowl 50 over and concede 150 plus runs against South Africa. Saqlain Mushtaq is the other bowler who had bowled 50 overs and conceded 237 runs at Cape Town in Jan 2003.

Ashad Rafiq scored 61 on his test debut. He became the 30th Pakistan cricketer to score a fifty on test debut. He became the fourth Pakistan cricketer to score a fifty on debut against South Africa. The others are – 115 by Ali Naqvi at Rawalpindi in Oct 1997 : 128* by Azhar Mahmood at Rawalpindi in Oct 1997 and 99 by Asim Kamal at Lahore in Oct 2003.

Azhar Ali scored 90 in this test to provide the 75th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against various opposition, His knock provides the sixth occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against South Africa.

Misbah-ul-Huq scored 77 and 58 not out in this test providing the 119th and 120th occasion of a Pakistan captain scoring a fifty against various oppositions

Misbah-ul-Huq scored 77 and 58 not out in this test providing the eleventh occasion of a Pakistan captain scoring fifties in both innings against various oppositions and the first such occasion against South Africa.

Azhar Ali {90}, Misbah-ul-Haq {77}, Asad Shafiq {61} and Abdur Rehman {60} scored fifties in Pakistan innings providing the 47th occasion of four or more Pakistan batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings against various oppositions. This instance provides the first such occasion against Pakistan.

Azhar Ali’s 90 in this test represents his fifth half century in tests : Abdur Rehman’s 60 represents his maiden test half century. His previous best was 25 not out vs South Africa at Lahore in Oct 2007 : Ashad Rafiq’s 61 represent his first test half century on his test debut : Misbah-ul-Haq’s 77 represents his sixth test half century and eighth fifty.

Azhar Ali {90}, Misbah-ul-Haq {77}, Asad Shafiq {61} and Abdur Rehman {60} scored fifties in Pakistan innings and Misbah-ul-Haq’s 58 not out in the second innings takes the total number of fifties by Pakistan batsman against South Africa to 48.

Misbah-ul-Haq with his 77 and 58 not out has scored three consecutive fifties since his captaincy debut. In the second innings at Dubai in this test series he has scored 76 not out.

Tafiq Umar and Azhar Ali added 177 runs for the second wicket in Pakistan’s first innings providing the 15th occasion of Pakistan batsman posting a three figure partnership against South Africa. This stand provides the third occasion of Pakistan batsman posting a three figure partnership against South Africa for the second wicket

Ashad Shafiq and Misbah-ul-Haq added 107 runs for the fifth wicket in Pakistan’s second innings providing the 16th occasion of Pakistan batsman posting a three figure partnership against South Africa. This stand provides the first occasion of Pakistan batsman posting a three figure partnership against South Africa for the fifth wicket and thus represents the record stand for fifth wicket. The previous best was the 99 runs partnership between Asim Kamal and Shoaib Malik at Lahore in Oct 2003

HM Amla scored 62 in the second innings providing the 66th occasion of a South African batsman scoring a fifty against South Africa. It also represents the 17th occasion of a South African opening batsman scoring a fifty against Pakistan.

AB de Villiers scored 303 runs in this test {278 not out in the first innings and 25 in the second innings} to become the first South African batsman to score 300 plus runs in a test match against Pakistan. The previous best was 255 by JH Kallis {155 and 100 not out} at Karachi in Oct 2007

AB de Villers became the third South African batsman to total 300 plus runs in a test against various oppositions – 362 by GC Smith {277 plus 85} vs England at Birmingham in Jul 2003: 309 by B Mitchell {120 and 189*} vs England at The Oval in Aug 1947 and 303 by AB de Villiers {278* plus 25} vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabhi in Nov 2010.

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Nagpur Test – Fourth day

Nagpur Test : 4th day – India won by an innings and 198 runs

India won this test by an innings and 198 runs providing India’s third innings victory over New Zealand. Other two occasions are – at Chennai in Jan 1956 {by an innings and 109 runs} and at Mumbai {BS} in Dec 1955 {by an innings and 27 runs}

It is interesting to note that the innings win against New Zealand came after 53 years and 11 months.

India’s victory by an innings and 198 runs in this test represent India’s 16th win over New Zealand – the break up of which read thus – three times by an innings margin, five times by runs margin and eight times by wickets margin

India’s win by an innings and 198 runs in this test represent the 12th occasion of India registering a win by an innings against various oppositions.

India’s win by an innings and 198 runs in this test represent the third largest innings victory in terms of runs. The other two are – vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in May 2007 {by innings and 239 runs} and vs Australia at Kolkata in Mar 1998 {by innings and 219 runs}

New Zealand was all out for 175 in its second innings providing the 21st occasion of New Zealand dismissed all out against India

New Zealand was all out for 193 and 175 in this test providing the fifth occasion of New Zealand dismissed for a total less than 200 runs in both innings of a test against India.. The other occasions are – 186 and 199 at Wellington in Feb 1968: 140 and 101 at Auckland in Mar 1968: 140 and 143 at Chennai in Nov 1976 and 189 and 164 at Bangalore in Nov 1968:

R Dravid during his innings of 191 scored 21 boundaries. His 20th boundary four gave him an aggregate of 1500 boundary fours. At the end of the test, he has an aggregate of 1501 boundary fours. He became the third batsman in the annals of test cricket to have an aggregate of 1500 plus boundary fours. The other two are – SR Tendulkar {1850} and BC Lara {1559}. R Dravid became the second Indian batsman to score 1500 plus boundary fours after SR Tendulkar.

At the end of the test, Harbhajan Singh’s aggregate of wickets against New Zealand stood at 43. Other Indian bowlers who have captured more wickets than Harbhajan Singh are – BS Bedi {57} : EAS Prasanna {55} : A Kumble {50} and S Venkataraghavan {44}

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Nagpur Test – Third Day

Nagpur Test – Third Day

R Dravid and MS Dhoni added 193 runs for the sixth wicket in this test providing the 56th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against New Zealand. This stand represents the fourth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the sixth wicket against New Zealand. Other three occasions are – 123 between VL Manjerkar and RG Nadkarni at Delhi in Dec 1955, 193* between Hanumanth Singh and DN Sardesai at Mumbai {BS} in Mar 1965 and 115 between SR Tendulkar and MS Dhoni at Hamilton in Mar 2009 R Dravid and MS Dhoni added 193 runs for the sixth wicket in this test providing the 85th three figure partnership for R Dravid.

R Dravid scored his 31st hundred when he made 191 in this test providing the 45th hundred by an Indian batsman against New Zealand. His hundred in this test provides his sixth hundred against New Zealand. The other five hundreds are – 190 at Hamilton in Jan 1999: 103* at Hamilton in Jan 1999: 144 at Mohall in Oct 1999: 222 at Ahmedabad in Oct 2003 and 104 at Ahmedabad in Nov 2010.

R Dravid became the second batsman in the annals of test cricket to score six or more hundreds against New Zealand. Javed Miandad of Pakistan has scored seven hundreds. On his way to sixth hundred by scoring 191 in this test, R Dravid went past AR Border of Australia. JK Kallis of South Africa and Shoaib Mohammad of Pakistan who have scored five hundreds against New Zealand.

At the end of India’s first innings, R Dravid and SR Tendulkar have an aggregate of 1659 and 1532 runs respectively against New Zealand. SR Tendulkar became the first Indian batsman to total 1500 runs against New Zealand. He reached the milestone when he was on 29 during his knock of 61 in this test. R Dravid became the second Indian batsman to score 1500 runs against New Zealand when he was on 31 during his knock of 191. R Dravid’s aggregate of 1659 represent not only the most run aggregate by an Indian batsman against New Zealand but also a record aggregate for most runs in India-New Zealand Test series.

R Dravid’s 191 in this test provide the 61st occasion of a batsman scoring runs between 190 and 199 in the annals of test cricket. His 191 in this test provides the eigth occasion of an Indian batsman performing such a feat. The complete list read thus – 192 by BK Kunderan vs England at Chennai in Jan 1964 : 199 by M Azharuddin vs Sri Lanka at Kanpur in Dec 1996, 192 by M Azharuddin vs New Zealand at Auckland in Feb 1990 : 190 by R Dravid vs New Zealand at Hamilton in Jan 1999 : 193 by SR Tendulkar vs England at Leeds in Aug 2002 : 195 by V Sehwag vs Australia at Melbourne in Dec 2003 : 194* by SR Tendulkar vs Pakistan at Multan in Mar 2004 and 191 by R Dravid vs New Zealand at Nagpur in Nov 2010

R Dravid became the third Indian batsman after M Azharuddin and SR Tendulkar to score 190 plus runs on two occasions.

It is just a coincidence thar R Dravid scored 191 runs in his 191st innings while batting at number three.

R Dravid scored his 25th hundred when he scored 191 in this test. While batting at number three. He became the second batsman to score 25 or more hundreds while batting at number three. RT Ponting has scored 32 hundreds. Dravid has an aggregate of 9497 runs at number three and is shy of three runs for his 9500.

MS Dhoni scored 98 in this test to provide the 95th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring ninety in a test innings. His 98 in this test provides the tenth occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a ninety against New Zealand.

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test provides the 12th occasion of an Indian captain scoring a ninety against various oppositions. It was his second ninety while leading India, the first being his 92 vs Australia at Mohali in Oct 2000.

MS Dhoni became the third Indian captain to score ninety on two occasions. Others are – SC Ganguly and SR Tendulkar.

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test represent his third ninety. The other two are – 92 vs England at The Oval in Aug 2007 and 92 vs Australia at Mohali in Oct 2008

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test provide the fourth occasion of a wicket keeper-captain scoring a ninety in the annals of test cricket. The four occasions are – 92 by MS Dhoni of India vs Australia at Mohali in Oct 2008 : 98 by MS Dhoni of India vs New Zealand at Nagpur in Nov 2010 : 91* by RD Jacobs of West Indies vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Dec 2002 and 92 by T Taibu of Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in Dec 2002

Thus MS Dhoni becomes the only wicket keeper-captain to score ninety on two occasions in the annals of test cricket.

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test provide the 53rd occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a ninety in the annals of test cricket.

MS Dhoni became the sixth wicket keeper batsman to score nineties on three or more occasions. Others are – APE Knott {04} : RW Marsh {04} : AC Gilchrist {03} : RD Jacobs {03} and BB McCullum {03}

MS Dhoni’s 98 in this test represent the 71st occasion of a batsman scoring a ninety while batting at number seven.

India scored 566 for 9 declared in this test to provide the second occasion of India scoring 550 plus runs in an innings against New Zealand. The other occasion was – 583 for 7 declared at Ahmedabad in Oct 1999.

AJ McKay {120} and DL Vettori {178} conceded 100 plus runs in this test to provide the 28th and 29th occasion of a New Zealand bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against India.. DL Vettori has conceded 100 plus runs on eight occasions against India.

DL Vettori has conceded 100 plus runs on 32 occasions in his test career. He went past IT Botham who had conceded 100 plus runs on 31 occasions. Bowlers to concede 100 plus runs on 31 plus occasions are – M Muralitharan {61} : A Kumble {57} : Harbhajan Singh {40} : SK Warne {40} and Danish Kaneria {39}

DL Vettori conceded 178 runs in this test to provide the 106th occasion of a bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings.

DL Vettori has conceded 100 plus runs on eleven occasions while leading New Zealand. He now shares the record for conceding 100 plus on most occasions by a captain in the annals of test cricket with A Kumble of India who also has conceded 100 plus runs while leading India.

DL Vettrori bowled 58 overs in India’s first innings providing the sixth occasion of his bowling 50 plus overs in a test innings as captain. The six occasions are – vs England at Hamilton in Mar 2008 {56.0 overs} : vs Australia at Adelaide in Nov 2008 {59.4 overs} : vs West Indies at Napier in Dec 2008 {52.0 overs} : vs Pakistan at Napier in Dec 2009 {56.0 overs} : vs India at Ahmedabad in Nov 2010 {54.5 overs} and vs India at Nagpur in Nov 2010 {58.0 overs}

DL Vettori with six occasions of bowling 50 plus overs as a captain now owns the record for most occasions of 50 plus overs bowled by a captain in a test innings. He wrested the record from R Benaud of Australia who had five such occasions to his credit.

AJ Mckay conceded 123 runs on his test debut providing the 211th occasion of bowler conceding 100 plus runs in an innings on his test debut, He became the 21st New Zealand bowler to concede 100 plus runs on debut against various oppositions and the first New Zealand bowler to do so against India

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Nagpur Test – 2nd day : R Dravid and SR Tendulkar own the record for most fifty plus partnerships

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar with their 100 runs unfinished third wicket partnership at the end of the first day in the third test at Nagpur against New Zealand. They now own the record for most fifty plus runs partnerships in the annals of test cricket. They have now 43 such partnerships. They went past the 42 occasions of fifty plus runs partnerships held by two pairs – CG Greenidge-DL Haynes and ML Hayden-JL Langer

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SR Tendulkar

Partner

Wkt

Runs

Inns

Opposition

Ground

Mon/Date

SR Tendulkar

3

54

1

v South Africa

Johannesburg

Jan 1997

SR Tendulkar

3

170

2

v West Indies

Bridgetown

Mar 1997

SR Tendulkar

3

163

1

v West Indies

Georgetown

Apr 1997

SR Tendulkar

3

113

3

v Australia

Chennai

Mar 1998

SR Tendulkar

3

140

2

v Australia

Kolkata

Mar 1998

SR Tendulkar

4

81

2

v Zimbabwe

Harare

Oct 1998

SR Tendulkar

3

109

2

v New Zealand

Hamilton

Jan 1999

SR Tendulkar

3

229

3

v New Zealand

Mohali

Oct 1999

SR Tendulkar

3

213

2

v Zimbabwe

Delhi

Nov 2000

SR Tendulkar

3

65

4

v Zimbabwe

Delhi

Nov 2000

SR Tendulkar

3

249

1

v Zimbabwe

Nagpur

Nov 2000

SR Tendulkar

3

96

3

v Australia

Mumbai

Feb 2001

SR Tendulkar

5

169

2

v Australia

Chennai

Mar 2001

SR Tendulkar

6

80

2

v Zimbabwe

Bulawayo

Jun 2001

SR Tendulkar

4

78

2

v England

Mohali

Dec 2001

SR Tendulkar

3

124

1

v West Indies

Port of Spain

Apr 2002

SR Tendulkar

3

52

4

v West Indies

Kingston

May 2002

SR Tendulkar

3

163

3

v England

Nottingham

Aug 2002

3

150

1

v England

Leeds

Aug 2002

SR Tendulkar

3

91

2

v England

The Oval

Sep 2002

SR Tendulkar

3

68

1

v West Indies

Mumbai

Oct 2002

SR Tendulkar

3

70

4

v Australia

Adelaide

Dec 2003

SR Tendulkar

3

87

3

v Australia

Melbourne

Dec 2003

SR Tendulkar

3

66

1

v Australia

Sydney

Jan 2004

SR Tendulkar

3

138*

3

v Australia

Sydney

Jan 2004

SR Tendulkar

3

60*

4

v South Africa

Kolkata

Nov 2004

SR Tendulkar

3

61

1

v Bangladesh

Chittagong

Dec 2004

SR Tendulkar

3

122

1

v Pakistan

Kolkata

Mar 2005

SR Tendulkar

3

98

3

v Pakistan

Kolkata

Mar 2005

SR Tendulkar

3

52

1

v Sri Lanka

Chennai

Dec 2005

SR Tendulkar

3

69

1

v South Africa

Johannesburg

Dec 2006

SR Tendulkar

1

127

1

v Bangladesh

Dhaka

May 2007

SR Tendulkar

3

97

2

v England

Nottingham

Jul 2007

SR Tendulkar

3

139

1

v Australia

Perth

Jan 2008

SR Tendulkar

3

56

3

v Sri Lanka

Galle

Jul 2008

SR Tendulkar

4

87

2

v New Zealand

Napier

Mar 2009

SR Tendulkar

3

90

1

v New Zealand

Wellington

Apr 2009

SR Tendulkar

3

94

1

v Sri Lanka

Kanpur

Nov 2009

SR Tendulkar

3

222*

2

v Bangladesh

Dhaka

Jan 2010

SR Tendulkar

3

119

3

v Sri Lanka

Galle

Jul 2010

SR Tendulkar

4

79

2

v Australia

Mohali

Oct 2010

SR Tendulkar

4

61*

4

v Australia

Bangalore

Oct 2010

SR Tendulkar

3

100*

2

v New Zealand

Nagpur

Nov 2010

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Nagpur Test – Second day

Nagpur Test – Second Day

New Zealand were all out for 193 in the first innings providing the 20th occasion of New Zealand dismissed all out for less than 200 runs in an innings against India. It provides the fifth occasion of New Zealand dismissed for a total of less than 200 runs when it has batted in the first innings of a test match. The other four occasions are – 186 at Wellington in Feb 1968 : 181 at Hyd-LBS in Oct 1969 : 187 at Hamilton in Mar 1994 and 145 at Bangalore in Oct 1995

G Gambhir {78}, V Sehwag {74}, R Dravid {69*} and SR Tendulkar {57*} scored fifties providing the tenth occasion of first four batsman scoring fifties in a test innings. India’s feat is the second such occasion against New Zealand, the first being at Mohali in Oct 1999 – DJ Gandhi {75}, S Ramesh {73}, R Dravid {144} and SR Tendulkar {126*}. Note : SC Ganguly also scored 64 not out in this innings making it first five batsmen scoring fifties.

G Gambhir {78}, V Sehwag {74}, R Dravid {69*} and SR Tendulkar {57*} scored fifties providing the 153rd, 154th, 155th and 156th occasion of Indian batsman scoring fifties against New Zealand.

G Gambhir {78}, V Sehwag {74}, R Dravid {69*} and SR Tendulkar {57*} scored half centuries providing the 109th, 110th 111th and 112nd occasion of Indian batsman scoring half centuries against New Zealand.

Gambhir’s 78 represents his 13th test half century and 22nd fifty : V Sehwag’s 74 represents his 26th test fifty and 48th fifty : R Dravid’s 69 not out represents his 60th test half century and 90th fifty : SR Tendulkar’s 57 not out represents his 59th test fifty and 108th fifty.

R Dravid with his 60 half centuries became the second batsman to score 60 plus half centuries in the annals of test cricket. The other batsman is AR Border who has scored 63 half centuries. SR Tendulkar is close behind with 59 half centuries.

R Dravid’s 69 not out represent his 90th fifty {30 hundreds and 60 half centuries}. He became the fifth batsman to score 90 plus fifties. The other four are – SR Tendulkar – 108 {49 C plus 59 HC} : RT Ponting – 94 {39 C plus 55 HC} : JH Kallis – 91 {37 C plus 54 HC} and AR Border – 90 {27 C plus 63 HC}.

G Gambhir and V Sehwag added 113 runs for the first wicket in this test to provide the 54th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against New Zealand. This stand provides the eleventh occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against New Zealand.

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar added 100 runs for the first wicket in an unfinished stand for the third wicket in this test to provide the 55th occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership against New Zealand. This stand provides the tenth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket against New Zealand.

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar with their 100 runs unfinished third wicket partnership in this test now own the record for most fifty plus runs partnerships in the annals of test cricket. They have now 43 such partnerships. They went past the 42 occasions of fifty plus runs partnerships held by two pairs – CG Greenidge-DL Haynes and ML Hayden-JL Langer

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar with their 100 runs unfinished third wicket partnership in this test now have 19 three figure partnerships.

The 100 runs unfinished partnership for the third wicket between R Dravid and SR Tendulkar in this provides the 84th three figure partnership for R Dravid

The 100 runs unfinished partnership for the third wicket between R Dravid and SR Tendulkar in this provides the 80th three figure partnership for SR Tendulkar.

R Dravid and SR Tendulkar are the only two batsmen in the annals of test cricket to have 80 plus three figure partnerships. He became the fifth batsman in the annals of test cricket to have 25 plus three figure partneships for the third wicket. Others are – SR Tenudular {34}, BC Lara {26}, DPMD Jayawardene {29} and JH Kallis {27}

For SR Tendulkar this partnership is the 34th three figure partnership for the third wicket. R Dravid and RT Ponting has 34 and 39 three figure partnerships to their credit for the second wicket. These are the only three batsmen in the annals of test cricket to have 34 plus three figure partnerships for any wicket.

For R Dravid this partnership provides the 25th partnership for the third wicket.

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