Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Nagpur Test – First day

Nagpur Test – First day

New Zealand capped AJ McKay for this test. He became the 248th cricketer to represent New Zealand in tests. He became the 22nd New Zealand cricketer to make test debut against India.

New Zealand won the toss in this test and batted first providing the 19th occasion of New Zealand winning the toss and batting first against India in India-New Zealand test series.

JD Ryder’s 59 in this test is his sixth test half century and ninth fifty. It also represents the 132nd occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a fifty and 95th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a half century against India.

Harbhajan Singh captured his 375th test wicket when he claimed the wicket of JD Ryder caught by SK Raina for 59. He became the 14th bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 375 plus wickets. He became the third Indian bowler to capture 375 plus test wickets after A Kumble {619} and N Kapil Dev {434}

At the end of the first day of the test, Harbhjan Singh has conceded 12001 runs. He became the third Indian bowler to concede 12000 plus runs. The other two are – A Kumble {18355} and N Kapil Dev {12867}.

Harbhajan Singh became the seventh bowler in the annals of test cricket to concede 12000 plus runs. The complete list read thus – A Kumble {18355}, M Muralithraran {18180}, SK Warne {17995}, N Kapil Dev {12867}, CA Walsh {12688}, GD McGrath {12186} and Harbhajan Singh {12001}

KS Williamson’s zero in this test provides the 84th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a duck against India. His duck represent the 48th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a duck against India on away soil – that is on Indian soil.

New Zealand lost five wickets for 51 runs providing the sixth occasion of New Zealand losing five wickets under 52 runs. The six occasions are – 5 for 33 at Kanpur in Oct 1999, 5 for 37 at Mumbai {BS} in Mar 1965, 5 for 47 at Kolkata in Dec 1955, 5 for 49 at Mumbai {BS} in Sep 1969, 5 for 50 vs Mumbai in Nov 1976 and 5 for 51 at Nagpur in Nov 2010.

Pak vs SAF in UAE – 2010 : First Test at Dubai : Match Drawn

Pakistan vs South Africa – First test at Dubai ; Test Drawn

Dubai International Stadium became the 101st ground to host a test match. It became the second ground after Sharjah to host a test match in United Arab Emirates.

Misbah-ul-Haq led Pakistan in this test. He became the 29th captain to lead Pakistan in tests.

Pakistan capped Adnan Akmal for this test. He became the 200th cricketer to represent Pakistan in tests. He became the ninth Pakistan cricketer to make his test debut against South Africa.

Adnan Akmal became the 18th wicket keeper batsman to represent Pakistan in tests. He became the first Pakistan wicket keeper to make his debut against South Africa in tests

Adnan Akmal became the 16th cricketer to make his debut in a test played at a neutral venue. He is the fourth Pakistan cricketer to make his debut at a neutral venue. Others are – Naved Latif vs West Indies at Sharjah in Jan 2002, Azhar Ali vs Australia at Lord’s in Jul 2010 and Umar Amin vs Australia at Lord’s in Jul 2010

Three or more brothers playing for a country is a rarity in test cricket. Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and Adnan Akmal joined the elite list of three or more brothers playing tests for a country. The complete list read thus – GS, IM and TM Chappell (Aus) : EM, GF and WG Grace (Eng) : A (Eng), F (Eng and RSA) and GG Hearne (Eng) : Manzoor, Zahoor and Saleem Elahi (Pak) : Adnan, Kamran and Umar Akmal (Pak) : A, D and S Ranatunga (SL) : AB, LJ and VM Tancred (RSA) and Hanif, Mushtaq, Sadiq and Wazir Mohammmad {Pakistan}

Kamran Akmal, Umar Akmal and Adnan Akmal joined the elite list of three or more brothers from Pakistan playing tests. The other two are – Hanif, Mushtaq, Sadiq and Wazir Mohammmad and Manzoor, Zahoor and Saleem Elahi

GC Smith scored 100 in this test which gave him the record of most hundreds by a captain. This knock was his 20th hundred and he wrested the record from RT Ponting of Australia who has scored 19 hundreds

GC Smith’s 100 in this test represents his 22nd hundred as opening batsman and he is on par with G Boycott who has scored 22 hundreds as an opening batsman for England. Only SM Gavaskar of India {33} and ML Hayden {30} have scored more hundreds than GC Smith and G Boycott as opening batsmen.

GC Smith’s 100 in this test gave his 50th fifty – {22C plus 28HC}. He became the 40th batsman in the annals of test cricket to score 50 fifties. He became the third South African batsman to score 50 fifties. Others are – JH Kallis {89} and G Kirsten {59}.

AN Petersen with his 67 in this test scored his second half century and third fifty. HM Amla’s 80 represent his 17th test half century and 27th fifty. JH Kallis’ 73 represent his 54th half century and 89th fifty.

GC Smith {100}, AN Petersen {67}, HM Amla {80} and JH Kallis {73} scored fifties in South Africa’s innings providing the 60th occasion of first four batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings. It also provides the seventh occasion of South African batsmen performing such a feat in a test innings.

GC Smith and AN Petersen added 153 runs for the first wicket providing the 16th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three wicket partnership against Pakistan. This stand provides the fourth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against Pakistan

HM Amla and JH Kallis added 117 runs for the third wicket providing the 17th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three wicket partnership against Pakistan. This stand provides the fourth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket against Pakistan

Mohammad Hafeez and Tafiq Umar added 105 runs for the first wicket providing the 13th occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting a three figure partnership against South Africa. It also represents the fifth occasion of such a partnership for the first wicket.

M Morkel captured 5 for 54 in the first innings providing the 225th occasion of a South African bowler capturing five or more wickets against various oppositions. It also represents the 13th occasion of a South African bowler capturing five or more wickets against Pakistan.

HM Amla and JH Kallis added 242 runs in an unfinished stand for the third wicket providing the 18th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three wicket partnership against Pakistan. This stand provides the fifth occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket against Pakistan

Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq added 186 runs in an unfinished stand for the fourth wicket providing the 14th occasion of Pakistan batsmen posting a three figure partnership against South Africa. It also represents the first occasion of such a partnership for the first wicket and as such the record stand for the fourth wicket. The previous best was the 93 run stand between Asif Mujtaba and Inzamam-ul-Haq at Johannesburg in Jan 1955.

Umar Gul {3 for 100} and Abdur Rehman {3 for 101} conceded 100 plus runs in the first innings of this test to provide the 20th and 21st occasion of Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against South Africa

Abdur Rehman {1 for 105} and Saeed Ajmal {1 for 102} conceded 100 plus runs in the second innings of this test to provide the 21st and 22nd occasion of Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against South Africa

Abdur Rehman has conceded 100 plus runs on five occasions in a test innings which include the two occasions in this test. He became the only Pakistan bowler
to concede 100 plus runs on five occasions against South Africa. Danish Kaneria and Saqlain Mushtaq has conceded 100 plus runs against South Africa on five occasions.

Abdur Rehman conceded 100 plus runs in both innings of this test – 3 for 101 and 1 for 105. This is the second occasion that he has conceded 100 plus runs in both innings of a test against South Africa. The other occasion was at Karachi in Oct 2007 when he had returned with figures of 4 for 105 and 4 for 105 in the first and second innings respectively.

Abdur Rehman remains the only Pakistan bowler to concede 100 plus runs in both innings of the test against South Africa on two occasions.

MV Boucher extended his total dismissals to 507 {483 catches and 22 stumpings} with his three dismissals in this test. His aggregate of dismissals against Pakistan at the end of this test stands at 55 {48 catches and 07 stumpings}

Mohammad Hafeez scored 60 in the first innings of this test which represents his fourth test half century and sixth fifty.

Azar Ali scored twin fifties in this test – 56 and 63 – which represents his third and fourth fifty of his test career.

Azhar Ali became the sixth Pakistan batsman to score fifties in both innings of a test match against South Africa.

Younis Khan scored 131 not out in the second innings of this test which represents his 17th test century and 38th fifty.

Younis Khan’s 131 not out represent the eleventh hundred scored by a Pakistan batsman against South Africa. It also represents his third hundred against South Africa. The other two hundreds are – 126 at Karachi in Oct 2007 and 130 at Lahore in Oct 2007. Thus his 131 not out represents his highest score against South Africa.

Younis Khan became the second Pakistan batsman to score three hundreds against South Arica, the first being Azhar Mahmood {128* at Rawalpindi in Oct 97, 136 at Jo’burg in Feb 98 and 132 at Durban in Feb 98}

J Botha conceded 138 runs {1 for 138} in South Africa’s second innings providing the fifth occasion of a South African bowler conceding 100 plus runs against Pakistan. He now holds the record for most expensive bowling figures in terms of runs conceded by a South African bowler against Pakistan. The previous record was held by PL Symcox who had figures of 2 for 130 at Rawalpindi in Oct 1997

HM Amla {118 not out} and JH Kallis {135 not out} scored hundreds in South Africa’s second innings providing the 14th and 15th occasion of a South African batsman scoring a hundred against Pakistan.

Misbah-ul-Haq scored 73 not out on his captaincy debut {in Paksitan’s second innings} providing the sixth occasion of a Pakistan captain scoring a fifty in his first captaincy appearance. The other six are – Asif Iqbal – 55 vs India at Bangalore in Nov 1979, Imran Khan – 22 and 65 vs England at Birmingham in Jul 1982, Imtiaz Ahmed – 18 and 54 vs Australia at Lahore in Nov 1989, Rameez Raja – 78 vs Sri Lanka at Peshawar in Sep 1985 and Shoiab Malik – 73 and 30 vs South Africa at Karachi in Dec 1983

Misbah-ul-Huq became the second Pakistan captain to score a fifty on his first outing as captain against South Africa, the first being Shoiab Malik – 73 and 30 vs South Africa at Karachi in Dec 1983

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Hyderabad Test : 100th double hundred by opening batsmen in tests

BB McCullum scored 225 in the second innings of the test match between India and New Zealand which represents the 100th double hundred by an opening batsman in tests. All the 100 occasions are listed below

No

Batsmen

Runs

Inns

Team

Opp

Ground

Mon/Year

1

HL Collins

203

1

Aus

SAF

Johannesburg

Nov 1921

2

JB Hobbs

211

2

Eng

SAF

Lord’s

Jun 1924

3

CA Roach

209

1

Win

Eng

Georgetown

Feb 1930

4

A Sandham

325

1

Eng

Win

Kingston

Apr 1930

5

WH Ponsford

266

1

Aus

Eng

The Oval

Aug 1934

6

WA Brown

206*

2

Aus

Eng

Lord’s

Jun 1938

7

L Hutton

364

1

Eng

Aus

The Oval

Aug 1938

8

SG Barnes

234

2

Aus

Eng

Sydney

Dec 1946

9

L Hutton

206

2

Eng

NZl

The Oval

Aug 1949

10

L Hutton

202*

2

Win

Win

The Oval

Aug 1950

11

AR Morris

206

1

Aus

Eng

Adelaide

Feb 1951

12

EAB Rowan

236

1

SAF

Eng

Leeds

Jul 1951

13

DJ McGlew

255*

1

SAF

NZl

Wellington

Mar 1953

14

L Hutton

205

2

Eng

Win

Kingston

Mar 1954

15

MH Mankad

223

1

Ind

NZl

Mum-BS

Dec 1955

16

B Sutcliffe

230*

1

NZl

Ind

Delhi

Dec 1955

17

MH Mankad

231

1

Ind

NZl

Chennai

Jan 1956

18

HanifMohammad

337

3

Pak

Win

Bridgetown

Jan 1958

19

CC Hunte

260

2

Win

Pak

Kingston

Feb 1958

20

EJ Barlow

201

2

SAF

Aus

Adelaide

Jan 1964

21

RB Simpson

311

1

Aus

Eng

Manchester

Jul 1964

22

DN Sardesai

200*

3

Ind

NZl

Mum-BS

Mar 1965

23

WM Lawry

210

1

Aus

Win

Bridgetown

May 1965

24

RB Simpson

201

1

Aus

Win

Bridgetown

May 1965

25

JH Edrich

310*

1

Eng

NZl

Leeds

Jul 1965

26

RB Simpson

225

2

Aus

Eng

Adelaide

Jan 1966

27

G Boycott

246*

1

Eng

Ind

Leeds

Jun 1967

28

GT Dowling

239

1

NZl

Ind

Christchurch

Feb 1968

29

WM Lawry

205

2

Aus

Win

Melbourne

Dec 1968

30

KR Stackpole

207

1

Aus

Eng

Brisbane

Nov 1970

31

SM Gavaskar

220

3

Ind

Win

Trinidad

Apr 1971

32

GM Turner

223*

2

NZl

Win

Kingston

Feb 1972

33

GM Turner

259

2

NZl

Win

Georgetown

Apr 1972

34

DL Amiss

262*

3

Eng

Win

Kingston

Feb 1974

35

LG Rowe

302

2

Win

Eng

Bridgetown

Mar 1974

36

D Lloyd

214*

2

Eng

Ind

Birmingham

Jul 1974

37

DL Amiss

203

2

Eng

Win

The Oval

Aug 1976

38

SM Gavaskar

205

1

Ind

Win

Mumbai

Dec 1978

39

SFAF Bacchus

250

2

Win

Ind

Kanpur

Feb 1979

40

SM Gavaskar

221

4

Ind

Eng

The Oval

Aug 1979

41

Taslim Arif

210*

2

Pak

Aus

Faisalabad

Mar 1980

42

Mohsin Khan

200

1

Pak

Eng

Lord’s

Aug 1982

43

MudassarNazar

231

1

Pak

Ind

Hyd-Pak

Jan 1983

44

AD Gaekwad

201

2

Ind

Pak

Jalandhar

Sep 1983

45

CG Greenidge

214*

4

Win

Eng

Lord’s

Jun 1984

46

CG Greenidge

223

1

Win

Eng

Manchester

Jul 1984

47

G Fowler

201

2

Eng

Ind

Chennai

Jan 1985

48

CG Greenidge

213

1

Win

NZl

Auckland

Feb 1987

49

DSBP Kuruppu

201*

1

Srl

NZl

Col-CCC

Apr 1987

50

MA Taylor

219

1

Aus

Eng

Nottingham

Aug 1989

51

DC Boon

200

1

Aus

NZl

Perth

Nov 1989

52

GA Gooch

333

1

Eng

Ind

Lord’s

Jul 1990

53

ShoaibMohammad

203*

2

Pak

NZl

Karachi

Oct 1990

54

CG Greenidge

226

3

Win

Aus

Bridgetown

Apr 1991

55

RJ Shastri

206

2

Ind

Aus

Sydney

Jan 1992

56

Aamer Sohail

205

1

Pak

Eng

Manchester

Jul 1992

57

GW Flower

201*

1

Zim

Pak

Harare

Jan 1995

58

MJ Slater

219

2

Aus

Srl

Perth

Dec 1995

59

SL Campbell

208

2

Win

NZl

Bridgetown

Apr 1996

60

BA Young

267*

1

NZl

Srl

Dunedin

Mar 1997

61

NS Sidhu

201

2

Ind

Win

Trinidad

Mar 1997

62

ST Jayasuriya

340

2

Srl

Ind

Col-RPS

Aug 1997

63

MS Atapattu

223

1

Srl

Zim

Kandy

Jan 1998

64

G Kirsten

210

1

SAF

Eng

Manchester

Jul 1998

65

ST Jayasuriya

213

2

Srl

Eng

The Oval

Aug 1998

66

MA Taylor

334*

1

Aus

Pak

Peshawar

Oct 1998

67

HH Gibbs

211*

2

SAF

NZl

Christchurch

Mar 1999

68

MS Atapattu

216*

2

Srl

Zim

Bulawayo

Nov 1999

69

G Kirsten

275

3

SAF

Eng

Durban

Dec 1999

70

MS Atapattu

207*

1

Srl

Pak

Kandy

Jun 2000

71

MS Atapattu

201*

1

Srl

Eng

Galle

Feb 2001

72

ML Hayden

203

1

Aus

Ind

Chennai

Mar 2001

73

MS Atapattu

201

2

Srl

Ban

Col-SSC

Sep 2001

74

G Kirsten

220

1

SAF

Zim

Harare

Sep 2001

75

CH Gayle

204

2

Win

NZl

St George’s

Jun 2002

76

GC Smith

200

1

SAF

Ban

East London

Oct 2002

77

JL Langer

250

1

Aus

Eng

Melbourne

Dec 2002

78

HH Gibbs

228

1

SAF

Pak

Cape Town

Jan 2003

79

GC Smith

277

1

SAF

Eng

Birmingham

Jul 2003

80

GC Smith

259

2

SAF

Eng

Lord’s

Jul 2003

81

METrescothick

219

2

Eng

SAF

The Oval

Sep 2003

82

ML Hayden

380

1

Aus

Zim

Perth

Oct 2003

83

V Sehwag

309

1

Ind

Pak

Multan

Mar 2004

84

MS Atapattu

249

2

Srl

Zim

Bulawayo

May 2004

85

ST Jayasuriya

253

3

Srl

Pak

Faisalabad

Oct 2004

86

JL Langer

215

1

Aus

NZl

Adelaide

Nov 2004

87

V Sehwag

201

2

Ind

Pak

Bangalore

Mar 2005

88

WW Hinds

213

1

Win

SAF

Georgetown

Mar 2005

89

CH Gayle

317

2

Win

SAF

St John’s

Apr 2005

90

V Sehwag

254

2

Ind

Pak

Lahore

Jan 2006

91

W Jaffer

212

3

Ind

Win

St John’s

Jun 2006

92

W Jaffer

202

1

Ind

Pak

Kolkata

Nov 2007

93

ND McKenzie

226

1

SAF

Ban

Chittagong

Feb 2008

94

GC Smith

232

1

SAF

Ban

Chittagong

Feb 2008

95

V Sehwag

319

2

Ind

SAF

Chennai

Mar 2008

96

V Sehwag

201*

1

Ind

Srl

Galle

Jul 2008

97

G Gambhir

206

1

Ind

Aus

Delhi

Oct 2008

98

V Sehwag

293

2

Ind

Srl

Mum-BS

Dec 2009

99

CH Gayle

333

1

Win

Srl

Galle

Nov 2010

100

BB McCullum

225

3

NZl

Ind

Hyd-RGS

Nov 2010

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Hyderabad Test : Fifth day

Hyderabad Test – Final Day – Match ends in a draw

BB McCullum scored 225 in this test which represents the 298th double hundred in tests. This knock represents the 16th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a double hundred in tests.

BB McCullum scored 225 in this test which represents the 100th double hundred by an opening batsman in tests. This knock represents the sixth occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a double hundred in tests. The other five occasions are – 230* by B Sutcliffe vs India at Delhi in Dec 1955, 239 by GT Dowling vs India at Christchurch in Feb 1968, 223* by GM Turner vs West Indies at Kingston in Feb 1972, 259 by GM Turner vs West Indies at Georgetown in Apr 1972 and 267* by BA Young vs Sri Lanka at Dunedin in Mar 1997.

BB McCullum’s 225 in this test represent the 42nd occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred against India. His knock represents the eleventh occasion of an opening batsman scoring a double hundred in tests against India. His knock represents the third double hundred scored by a New Zealand batsman against India. The other two occasions are – 230* by B Sutcliffe at Delhi in Dec 1955 and 239 by GT Dowling at Christchurch in Feb 1968.

BB McCullum and KS Williamson added 124 runs for the fifth wicket in New Zealand’s second innings providing the 49th occasion of New Zealand batsman posting a three figure partnership against India. It also represents the seventh occasion of New Zealand batsman posting a three figure partnership for the fifth wicket against India.

BB McCullum’s 225 contained 22 boundary fours. He became the seventh New Zealand batsman to score 22 or more boundary fours in an innings against India and his feat provides the eighth such occasion. The other seven occasions are – B Sutcliffe {30 boundary fours in his 230 not out at Delhi in Dec 1955}, GT Dowling {26 boundary fours in his 239 at Christchurch in Feb 1968}, LRPL Taylor {26 boundary fours in his 151 at Napier in Mar 2009}, B Sutcliffe {24 boundary fours in his 151 not out at Kolkata in Mar 1965}, JD Ryder {24 boundary fours in his 201 at Napier in Mar 2009}, JG Wright {23 boundary fours in his 185 at Christchurch in Feb 1990} and IDS Smith {23 boundary fours in his 173 at Auckland in Feb 1990}

BB McCullum scored his sixth test hundred when he made 225 in this test. The other five hundreds are – 185 vs Bangladesh at Hamilton in Feb 2010, 143 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Oct 2004, 115 vs India at Napier in Mar 2009, 111 vs Zimbabwe at Harare in Aug 2005 and 104 vs Australia at Wellington in Mar 2010

BB McCullum’s 225 in this test represent his highest individual score of his test career. This knock was an improvement over his previous best of 185 vs Bangladesh at Hamilton in Feb 2010.

BB McCullum’s 225 in this test represent his second hundred and also the highest individual score against India The other hundred was 115 at Napier in Mar 2009.

KS Williamson scored his first half century and second fifty of his test career when he scored 69 in this test

S Sreesanth {3 for 121}, PP Ojha {2 for 137} and Harbhajan Singh {1 for 117} conceded 100 plus runs in India’s second innings providing the 28th, 29th and 30th occasion of an Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against New Zealand.

S Sreesanth {3 for 121}, PP Ojha {2 for 137} and Harbhajan Singh {1 for 117} conceded 100 plus runs in India’s second innings providing the third occasion of three Indian bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against New Zealand. The other two occasions are at – Auckland in Feb 1990 in India’s second innings {N Kapil Dev – none for 101, M Prabhakar – 1 for 118 and ND Hirwani – 3 for 143} and at Napier in first innings at Mar 2009 {Zaheer Khan – 3 for 129, MM Patel – none for 128, Harbhajan Singh – 2 for 120}.

V Sehwag scored 96 and 54 not out in this test to provide the 14th occasion of a batsman scoring fifties in both innings of a test match against New Zealand. V Sehwag became the third Indian opening batsman to score fifties in both innings of a test. Others are – A Jadeja – 59 and 73 at Bangalore in Oct 1995 and A Chopra – 60 and 52 at Mohali in Oct 2003.

V Sehwag’s total of 150 {96 and 54 not out} provides the highest match total by an Indian opening batsman who has scored twin fifties in a test

New Zealand scored 448 for 8 in the third innings of this test providing the tenth occasion of New Zealand posting a total of 400 plus runs in the third innings of the test. This total also represents the third occasion of New Zealand posting a total of 400 plus runs in the third innings against India. The other two occasions are – 483 for 5 declared at Auckland in Feb 1990 and 464 for 8 declared at Hamilton in Jan 1999.

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Hyderabad Test : Fourth day

Hyderabad Test – Fourth day

Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth added 105 runs for the tenth wicket in this test to provide the 20th occasion of a three figure partnership for the tenth wicket in the annals of test cricket.

Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth added 105 runs for the tenth wicket in this test to provide the third occasion of a three figure partnership for the tenth wicket by Indian batsmen in the annals of test cricket. The other two occasions are – 109 runs between HR Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed vs Pakistan at Delhi in Oct 1952 and 133 runs between SR Tendulkar and Zaheer Khan vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Dec 2004

Harbhajan Singh and Sreesanth added 105 runs for the tenth wicket in this test is the second best stand for the tenth wicket at home, the best being – 109 runs between HR Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed vs Pakistan at Delhi in Oct 1952

Harbhajan Singh scored 111 not out in this test provide the 65th occasion of a batsman at number eight scoring hundred in the annals of test cricket.

Harbhajan Singh scored 111 not out provides the eleventh occasion of an Indian batsman scoring hundred while batting at number eight. Harbhajan Singh scored his second hundred while batting at number eight, the first being his 115 at Ahmedabad against New Zealand in Nov 2010.

Harbhajan Singh became the second Indian batsman to score hundreds while batting at number eight, the first being N Kapil Dev {116 vs England at Kanpur in Jan 1982 and 110 vs England at The Oval in Aug 1990}

Harbhajan Singh with his two centuries while batting at number eight, became the eighth batsman in the annals of test cricket to score two or more hundreds while batting at number eight. Others are – Kamran Akmal of Pakistan {03}, DL Vettori {03}, MV Boucher {02}, EA Dalton {02}, N Kapil Dev {02}, BR Taylor {02} and Wasim Akram {02}.

Harbhajan Singh scored seven sixes during his knock of 111 not out in this test. He became the second batsman to hit seven or more sixes while batting at number eight. Wasim Akram holds the record for most sixes – He had scored 12 sixes in his knock of 257 not out while batting at number eight against Zimbabwe at Sheikupura in Oct 1996.

DL Vetttoi captured 5 for 133 in this test to provide the 176th occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings against various oppositions. It also represents 19th occasion of DL Vettori capturing five or more wickets in an innings. Only RJ Hadlee has captured more number of five or more wickets {36} than DL Vettori.

DL Vetttoi captured 5 for 133 in this test to provide the 24th occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing five or more wickets in an innings against India.

TG Southee {119} and DL Vettori {135} conceded 100 plus runs in this test providing the 26th and 27th occasion of a New Zealand bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against India.

DL Vettori’s 5 for 135 in this test provides the third occasion of a New Zealand bowler capturing five or more wickets conceding 100 plus runs against India. The other two occasions are – 6 for 127 by DL Vettori at Kanpur in Oct 1999 and 5 for 145 by DK Morrison at Auckland in Feb 1990.

TG McIntosh and BB McCullum added 125 runs for the first wicket in the second innings of this test to provide the 48th occasion of New Zealand batsman posting a three figure partnership against India. This stand also provides the seventh occasion of New Zealand batsman posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against India.

BB McCullum scored 124 not out in New Zealand’s second innings to provide the 37th occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a hundred against India. It also provides the 14th occasion of a New Zealand opening batsman scoring a hundred against India.

BB McCullum scored 124 not out in New Zealand’s second innings to provide the 222nd occasion of a New Zealand batsman scoring a hundred against various oppositions. It also provides the 60th occasion of a New Zealand opening batsman scoring a hundred against various oppositions.

BB McCullum scored his sixth hundred and 23rd fifty when he scored 124 not out in this test at the end of the fourth day. His other five hundreds are – 185 vs Bangladesh at Hamilton in Feb 2010, 143 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Oct 2004, 115 vs India at Napier in Mar 2009, 111 vs Zimbabwe at Harare in Aug 2005 and 104 vs Australia at Wellington in Mar 2010.

BB McCullum’s 124 not out in this test represents his second hundred against India, the first being his 115 at Napier in Mar 2009. Thus his 124 not out represents his highest score against India.

BB McCullum completed 3000 runs of his test career when he was on 48 during his knock of 124 not out. At the end of the fourth day’s play his aggregate stood at 3066. He became the eleventh New Zealand batsman to score 3000 plus runs. Others are – SP Fleming {7172}, MD Crowe {5444}, JG Wright {5334}, NJ Astle {4702}, DL Vettori {4014}, BE Congdon {3448}, JR Reid {3428}, CL Cairns {3320}, RJ Hadlee {3124} and CD McMillan {3166}

DL Vettori’s 5 for 135 in this test provide the 110th occasion of a captain capturing five or more wickets in a test innings. It also represents the sixth occasion of DL Vettori capturing five or more wickets in a test innings as captain. The six occasions are – 5 for 69 vs England at Lord’s in May 2008. 5 for 66 vs England at Manchester in May 2008, 5 for 59 vs Bangladesh at Chittagong in Oct 2008, 5 for 66 vs Bangladesh at Dhaka in Oct 2008, 6 for 56 vs West Indies at Dunedin in Dec 2008 and 5 for 135 vs India at Hyd-RGS in Nov 2010.

DL Vettori with six five wickets hauls as captain earns the distinction of becoming the fifth captain in the annals of test cricket to capture six or more five wicket hauls as captain. Others are – Imran Khan {12}, R Benaud {09}, BS Bedi {08} and CA Wals
h {07}. DL Vettori wrested the records of Fazal Mahmooad and Intikhab Alam who had captured five wickets hauls on five occasions while leading Pakistan

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Hyderabad Test – Third day's play

Hyderabad Test – Third day

R Dravid-SR Tendulkar partnership has realized 6182 runs from 124 partnerships at the end of the third day of this test. Now they are exactly 300 short of the record for most partnership runs in the annals of test cricket – 6482 runs held by CG Greenidge and DL Haynes from 148 innings.

R Dravid completed 9300 runs while batting at number three when he was on 39 during his innings of 45 in this test,

SR Tendulkar and R Dravid have an aggregate of 1471 and 1468 runs against New Zealand at the end of India’s first innings. They need 29 and 32 runs respectively to total 1500 runs

VVS Laxman completed 800 runs against New Zealand when he was on 68 during his knock of 74 in this test, His aggregate at the end of India’s first innings stood at 806. He became the third Indian batsman to amass 800 plus runs against New Zealand. Other two are – SR Tendulkar {1471} and R Dravid {1468}

G Gambhir {54}, V Sehwag {96}, VVS Laxman {74} and Harbhajan Singh {85 not out} scored fifties in India’s first innings to provide the eleventh occasion of for or more Indian batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings against New Zealand.

VVS Laxman’s 74 in this test represents his 48th half century and 64th fifty, while Harbhajan Singh’s 85 not out represents his ninth half century and tenth fitty.

G Gambhir {54}, V Sehwag {96}, VVS Laxman {74} and Harbhajan Singh {85 not out} scored fifties in India’s first innings to provide the 148th, 149th, 150th and 151st occasion of Indian batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings against New Zealand.

VVS Laxman’s 74 in this test provides the 150th occasion of Indian batsman scoring fifty against New Zealand

VVS Laxman’s 74 in this test represent his eighth fifty against New Zealand. He is the third batsman to score eight or more fifties against New Zealand. Others are – R Dravid {11} and SR Tendulkar {11}.


VVS Laxman with his 74 in this test registered his sixth half century against New Zealand which puts him on par with R Dravid who also has scored six half centuries against New Zealand. Only SR Tendulkar has scored more half centuries {07} against New Zealand than R Dravid and VVS Laxman.

VVS Laxman registered his 30th fifty at home when he scored 74 in this test. He became the fourth Indian batsman to score 30 or more fifties at home. Others are – SR Tendulkar {48}, SM Gavaskar {39} and R Dravid {38}.

V Sehwag scored his 26th fifty at home when he scored 96 in this test. He became the seventh Indian batsman to score 26 or more fifties at home. Others are – SR Tendulkar {48}, SM Gavaskar {39}, R Dravid {38}, VVS Laxman {30}, DB Vengsarkar {28} and GR Viswanath {25}.

Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth pair has added 69 runs so far for the tenth wicket in this test. This stand represents the record stand for the tenth wicket by Indian batsmen against New Zealand. This pair wrested the previous best of 51 runs stand between BS Bedi and RB Desai at Dunedin in Feb 1968.

These two are the only two stands of 50 plus runs for the tenth wicket posted by Indian batsmen against New Zealand.

Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth pair has added 69 runs so far for the tenth wicket in this test. This stand represents the record stand for the tenth wicket by Indian batsmen against New Zealand at home. This pair wrested the previous best of 42 runs stand between SMH Kirmani and BS Chandrashekhar at Mumbai in Nov 1976.

Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth pair has added 69 runs so far for the tenth wicket in this test. This stand represents the 20th occasion of Indian batsman posting fifty plus runs for the tenth wicket against various oppositions.

Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth pair has added 69 runs so far for the tenth wicket in this test. This stand represents the eleventh occasion of Indian batsman posting fifty plus runs for the tenth wicket against various oppositions at home

Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth pair has added 69 runs so far for the tenth wicket in this test. This stand represents the second best stand by Indian batsman posting fifty plus runs for the tenth wicket against various oppositions at home. This stand is on par with 69 runs unfinished stand for the tenth wicket between Harbhjan Singh and A Kumble against Sri Lanka at Ahmedabad in Dec 2005 and is the second best stand for the tenth wicket at home. The best is the 109 runs partnership between HR Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed vs Pakistan at Delhi in Oct 1952

Harbhajan Singh and S Sreesanth pair has added 69 runs so far for the tenth wicket in this test. This pair require one more runs to become the the second best stand by Indian batsman posting fifty plus runs for the tenth wicket against various oppositions at home. The best is the 109 runs partnership between HR Adhikari and Ghulam Ahmed vs Pakistan at Delhi in Oct 1952

Zaheer Khan was playing his 100th test innings when he batted in India’s first innings in this test. He became the 17th Indian batsman to play 100 test innings.

DL Vettori conceded 123 runs at the end of the third day in this test to provide the 287th occasion of a New Zealand bowler conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions and 26th occasion against India.

DL Vettori conceded 123 runs at the end of the third day in this test to become the second bowler captain conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings on ten occasions after A Kumble who has conceded 100 plus runs on eleven occasions as captain.

A Kumble and DL Vettori are the only two captain bowlers to concede 100 plus runs in a test innings on ten or
more occasions.

DL Vettori conceded 123 runs at the end of the third day in this test to become the second bowler captain conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings on six occasions on away grounds and is on par with A Kumble who has conceded 100 plus runs on six occasions as captain on away grounds

SR Tendulkar has been dismissed caught in the first innings of this test provide the 149th occasion of his being dismissed caught in his career. He needs one more such dismissal to provide the 150th occasion of his being dismissed caught to become the only batsman in the annals of test cricket to be dismissed caught on 150 occasions.

PP Ojha was dismissed run out in this test to provide the 22nd occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out in a test innings against New Zealand. He is the second batsman to be dismissed for zero against New Zealand after DG Phadkar who was run out for zero at Kolkata in Dec 1955.

PP Ojha was dismissed run out for zero in this test to provide the 30th occasion of an Indian batsman dismissed run out in a test innings for duck against various oppositions.

At the end of his innings, V Sehwag has scored 82 sixes in his test career. Other batsman to score more than 82 sixes in the annals of test cricket are – AC Gilchrist {100}, BC Lara {88}, CL Cairns {87}, IVA Richards {84} and A Flintoff {82} and ML Hayden {82}

At the end of his innings, V Sehwag has scored 82 sixes in his test career as an opening batsman. Other opening batsman to score more than 82 sixes in the annals of test cricket is ML Hayden {82}, ML Hayden and V Sehwag are the only two opening batsmen to score 80 plus sixes in the annals of test cricket.

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Hyderabad Test : MS Dhoni effects 25 stumping dismissals

MS Dhoni effected 25th stumping of his test career when he stumped TG Southee of Harabhajan Singh for 10 in New Zealand’s first innings in the second test at Hyderabad. He became the seventh wicket keeper in the annals of test cricket to effect 25 or more stumping dismissals.

Other wicket keepers are – WAS Oldfield of Australia {52}, TG Evans of England {46}, SMH Kirmani of India {38}, AC Gilchrist of Australia {37}, IA Healey of Australia {29}, Wasim Bari of Pakistan {27}, RS Kaluwitharana of Sri Lanka {26}. MS Dhoni’s 25 stumping dismissals are listed below

No

Batsmen

Ho

Bowler

Runs

Ins

Opp

Ground

Mon/Year

1

M Muralitharan

st

A Kumble

3

2

Srl

Ahmedabad

Dec 2005

2

Mohd Yousuf

st

A Kumble

173

1

Pak

Lahore

Jan 2006

3

SJ Harmison

st

Harbhajan Singh

39

1

Eng

Nagpur

Mar 2006

4

SJ Harmison

st

A Kumble

13

3

Eng

Mohali

Mar 2006

5

A Flintoff

st

A Kumble

50

3

Eng

Mumbai

Mar 2006

6

DJ Bravo

st

V Sehwag

68

2

Win

St John’s

Jun 2006

7

BC Lara

st

A Kumble

19

3

Win

Basseterre

Jun 2006

8

MN Samuels

st

Harbhajan Singh

20

3

Win

Basseterre

Jun 2006

9

MN Samuels

st

A Kumble

2

2

Win

Kingston

Jun 2006

10

Mohd Rafique

st

RR Powar

9

2

Ban

Chittagong

May 2007

11

PA Jaques

st

A Kumble

66

1

Aus

Melbourne

Dec 2007

12

MJ Clarke

st

A Kumble

73

3

Aus

Melbourne

Dec 2007

13

MJ Clarke

st

A Kumble

81

4

Aus

Perth

Jan 2008

14

ND McKenzie

st

PP Chawla

36

1

SAF

Kanpur

Apr 2008

15

PM Siddle

st

A Mishra

0

2

Aus

Mohali

Oct 2008

16

BJ Haddin

st

A Kumble

17

2

Aus

Delhi

Oct 2008

17

JJ Krejza

st

A Mishra

4

4

Aus

Nagpur

Nov 2008

18

IE O’Brien

st

Harbhajan Singh

8

1

NZl

Hamilton

Mar 2009

19

Mohd Ashraful

st

PP Ojha

39

1

Ban

Dhaka

Jan 2010

20

ShahadatHossain

st

PP Ojha

8

1

Ban

Dhaka

Jan 2010

21

TD Paine

st

PP Ojha

59

1

Aus

Bangalore

Oct 2010

22

PR George

st

Harbhajan Singh

2

1

Aus

Bangalore

Oct 2010

23

MJ Clarke

st

PP Ojha

3

3

Aus

Bangalore

Oct 2010

24

BB McCullum

st

PP Ojha

65

2

NZl

Ahmedabad

Nov 2010

25

TG Southee

st

Harbhajan Singh

10

1

NAl

Hyd-RGS

Nov 2010

Ind vs NZl – 2010 : Hyderabad Test – Second day's play

Hyderabad Test – Second day’s play

Harbhajan Singh captured his 250th wicket at home when he claimed the wicket of JD Ryder caught by VVS Laxman for 70 in this test. At the end of the New Zealand first innings, his aggregate of wickets at home stood at 253. He became the second Indian bowler to capture 350 wickets at home.

Harbhajan Singh became the fifth bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 250 wickets at home. The five bowlers are – M Muralitharan of Sri Lanka {493}, A Kumble of India {350}, SK Warne of Australia {319}, GD McGrath of Australia {289} and Harbhajan Singh of India {253}.

Harbhajan Singh’s and Zaheer Khan’s tally of wickets stood at 38 and 35 at the end of the New Zealand’s first innings. Bowlers who have captured 35 plus wickets against New Zealand are – BS Bedi {57}, EAS Prasanna {55}, A Kumble {50}, S Venkataraghavan {44}, Harbhajan Singh {38}, BS Chandrashekhar {36} and Zaheer Khan {35}.

MS Dhoni effected 25th stumping of his test career when he stumped TG Southee of Harabhajan Singh for 10 in this test. He became the seventh wicket keeper in the annals of test cricket to effect 25 or more stumping dismissals. Other wicket keepers are – WAS Oldfield of Australia {52}, TG Evans of England {46}, SMH Kirmani of India {38}, AC Gilchrist of Australia {37}, IA Healey of Australia {29}, Wasim Bari of Pakistan {27}, RS Kaluwitharana of Sri Lanka {26}

At the end of New Zealand’s first innings, Zaheer Khan has an aggregate of 261 test wickets. He became the fifth Indian bowlers to capture 260 plus test wickets. Others who have captured 260 plus wickets are – A Kumble {619}, N Kapil Dev {434}, Harbhajan Singh {373} and BS Bedi {266}.

Zaheer Khan becomes the third left arm pace bowler to capture 260 plus wickets in the annals of test cricket. The three bowlers are – Wasim Akram {414}, WPUJC Vaas {355} and Zaheer Khan {261}

G Gambhir {54} and V Sehwag {96} scored fifties in this test to provide the seventh occasion of Indian opening batsmen scoring fifties in an innings.

G Gambhir and V Sehwag added 160 runs for the first wicket in this test providing the 52nd occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnerships against New Zealand. This stand provides the tenth occasion of Indian batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the first wicket against New Zealand.

G Gambhir and V Sehwag added 160 runs for the first wicket in this test providing the eighth occasion of this pair concerned in a three figure partnership for the first wicket. CPS Chauhan-SM Gavaskar pair has been concerned in ten three figure partnerships for the first wicket, which is an Indian record.

G Gambhir and V Sehwag added 160 runs for the first wicket in this test providing the 26th occasion of this pair concerned in a fifty plus runs partnerships for the first wicket. Other opening pairs which are concerned in 26 or more fifty plus runs partnerships are – CG Greendige-DL Haynes {42}, ML Hayden-JL Langer {38}, MS Atapattu-ST Jayasuriya {33}, WM Lawry-RB Simpson {27} and MJ Slater-MA Taylor {26}.

V Sehwag’s 96 in this test provide the 94th occasion of an Indian batsman scoring ninety in a test innings. It also provides the 35th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings.

V Sehwag’s 96 in this test is his fifth ninety of his test career as an opening batsman – 90 vs Pakistan at Lahore in Apr 2004, 90 vs Australia at Mohali in Oct 2008, 92 vs Australia at Nagpur in Nov 2000, 99 vs Sri Lanka at Col-SSC in Jul 2010 and 96 vs New Zealand at Hyd-RGS in Nov 2010.

V Sehwag with five nineties shares the record of most nineties by an Indian opening batsman with SM Gavaskar who also has scored five nineties as an opening batsman.

V Sehwag’s 96 in this test provide the ninth occasion of an Indian batsman scoring ninety in a test innings against New Zealand. It also provides the fifth occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings. The other four occasions are – 94 by K Srikkanth at Mumbai in Nov 1988, 96 by WV Raman at Christchurch in Feb 1990, 95 by M Prabhakar at Napier in Feb 1990, 98 by NS Sidhu at Hamilton in Mar 1994,

V Sehwag’s 96 in this test represents his 21st test half century and 42nd fifty, while G Gambhir’s 54 represent his 12th test half century and 21st fifty.

Pak vs SAF in UAE 2010 – Neutral tests

Pakistan vs South Africa test match at Dubai International Stadium which is under progress is the 12th test to be played at a neutral venue. As far as Pakistan is concerned, this is the ninth test at a neutral venue. As far as South Africa is concerned, this is the fourth test to be played at a neutral venue.

Australia and South Africa along with England were the three teams that has played the first ever Triangular tournament played in England in 1912. Australia and South Africa had played three tests in this series – at Manchester in May 1912, at Lord’s in Jul 1912 and at Nottingham in Aug 1912.

Asian Test Championship involving India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan played test series in 1988-89. Pakistan and Sri Lanka clashed with each other in the tournament final at Dhaka in Mar 1989

Apart from these four matches which involved three teams, the remaining eight matches are bilateral series – involving two teams. The complete list of neutral tests are tabulated below

No

Team

Opponents

Ground

Season

Mon/Year

1

Australia

South Africa

Manchester

1912

May 1912

2

Australia

South Africa

Lord’s

1912

Jul 1912

3

Australia

South Africa

Nottingham

1912

Aug 1912

4

Pakistan

Sri Lanka

Dhaka

1998/99

Mar 1999

5

Pakistan

West Indies

Sharjah

2001/02

Jan 2002

6

Pakistan

West Indies

Sharjah

2001/02

Feb 2002

7

Australia

Pakistan

Col-PSS

2002/03

Oct 2002

8

Australia

Pakistan

Sharjah

2002/03

Oct 2002

9

Australia

Pakistan

Sharjah

2002/03

Oct 2002

10

Australia

Pakistan

Lord’s

2010

Aug 1912

11

Australia

Pakistan

Leeds

2010

Jul 2010

12

Pakistan

South Africa

Dubai

2010/11

Nov 2010

Pak vs SAF in UAE – Dubai Test : GC Smith owns the record for most hundreds by a captain in the annals of test cricket

GC Smith’s 100 against Pakistan in the first test at Dubai gave him the record for most hundreds by a captain in the annals of test cricket. It was his 20th hundred while leading South Africa and he wrested the record from RT Ponting who ha scored 19 hundreds while leading Australia. GC Smith’s twenty hundreds are listed below

No

Runs

Inns

Opposition

Ground

Mon/Year

1

277

1

v England

Birmingham

Jul 2003

2

259

2

v England

Lord’s

Jul 2003

3

132

1

v West Indies

Johannesburg

Dec 2003

4

139

1

v West Indies

Centurion

Jan 2004

5

125*

4

v New Zealand

Wellington

Mar 2004

6

121

2

v Zimbabwe

Cape Town

Mar 2005

7

148

2

v West Indies

Port of Spain

Apr 2005

8

104

2

v West Indies

Bridgetown

Apr 2005

9

126

1

v West Indies

St John’s

Apr 2005

10

133

3

v Pakistan

Lahore

Oct 2007

11

147

2

v West Indies

Durban

Jan 2008

12

232

1

v Bangladesh

Chittagong

Feb 2008

13

107

3

v England

Lord’s

Jul 2008

14

154*

4

v England

Birmingham

Jul 2008

15

157

1

v Bangladesh

Bloemfontein

Nov 2008

16

108

4

v Australia

Perth

Dec 2008

17

183

3

v England

Cape Town

Jan 2010

18

105

2

v England

Johannesburg

Jan 2010

19

132

1

v West Indies

Basseterre

Jun 2010

20

100

1

v Pakistan

Dubai

Nov 2010

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