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...

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...

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...

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 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 < td valign="top"> SR Tendulkar 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...

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...

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