World Cup Trivia – 1987

World Cup Trivia – 1987

Australia’s first exact four wicket haul in World Cup games is credited to CJ McDermott who took 4 for 56 against India at Madras on 09.10.87. Australia won this game by one run. Navjot Singh Sidhu made his one day debut for India in this game and scored 73 runs.

Navjoth Singh Sidhu became the second Indian batsman to register a fifty on the World Cup debut after Yashpal Sharma who had scored 89 against West Indies at Manchester on 09.06.83

GR Marsh scored 110 on his World Cup for Australia and Navjoth Singh Sidhu registering 73 on his World Cup debut for India. This provides the second instance in the World Cup when the rival batsmen have registered a hundred and a fifty on their World Cup debut. It is interesting to note that these two instances are the only two such instances in World Cup games. The two occasions are detailed below.

AJ Lamb of England {102} and MD Crowe of New Zealand {97} in the match between England and New Zealand at The Oval on 09.06.83

GR Marsh of Australia {110} and NS Sidhu of India {73} in the match between Australia and India at Chennai on 09.10.87

It is also interesting to note that these two instances have come in the one of the opening fixtures of the 1983 and 1987 World Cup games.

Zimbabwe’s DL Houghton scored 142 against New Zealand at Hyderabad on 10.10.87 and with it earned the distinction of becoming the first wicket keeper to register a hundred in World Cup Games. Houghton became the first batsman in the World Cup to see his hundred going in vain as New Zealand won this game by three runs. There are 14 instances of a batsman’s hundred going in vain as of date in the World Cup games. Houghton’s 142 remain the highest individual score in a losing cause in World Cup games. Zimbabwe were led by AJ Traicos who had appeared for South Africa earlier.

Two batsmen from the same team registering hundreds was witnessed in the game between West Indies and Sri Lanka at Karachi on 13.10.87. DL Haynes {105} and IVA Richards {181} registered the first of five such instances in World Cup games.

K Srikkanth and SM Gavaskar were dismissed run out in the game between India and New Zealand at Bangalore on 14.10.87, providing the first of the three such instances in the World Cup games.

Gooch and RT Robinson scored 16 each in the game between England and Pakistan at Karachi on 20.10.87, providing the second instance of openers registering identical runs in the World Cup games.

Navjoth Singh Sidhu of India earned the distinction of registering four consecutive fifties since his debut in this World Cup. Sidhu became the third batsman to register four consecutive fifties in the World Cup after G Fowler of England and DC Boon of Australia. Navjoth Singh Sidhu remains the only batsman to register four consecutive fifties since his ODI debut in World Cup games. His performance is listed below

73 vs Australia at Madras on 09.10.87 : 75 vs New Zealand at Bangalore on 14.10.87 “ 51 vs Australia at Delhi on 22.10.87 and 55 vs Zimbabwe at 26.10.87

Imran Khan became the second Pakistan Captain to account for four wickets in World Cup games after Asif Iqbal. Imran Khan took 4 for 37 against West Indies at Lahore on 16.10.87. He returned with an identical figure of 4 for 37 against England at Karachi on 20.10.87. Imran Khan remains the only captain in the World Cup to be credited with two four wicket hauls. His 4 for 37 in both the games is also unique as no bowler has returned with the same identical figures in two games of the World Cup. Imran Khan remains the only Pakistan bowler to capture two exact four wicket hauls in the same World Cup..

The match between England and West Indies at Jaipur on 26.10.87 witnessed the first of the four instances of rival batsmen registering nineties in the same World Cup game. GA Gooch for England and RB Richardson for West Indies registered 92 and 93 respectively in this game.

GR Marsh carried the bat through the over allocation when he made 126 not out for Australia against New Zealand at Chandigarh {Sector 16 Stadium} on 27.10.87. He became the third batsman to achieve the feat in World Cup games after Sunil Gavaskar and Glenn Turner

The following is the list of batsmen who have registered the debut fifties in the World Cup games of 1987.

110 by GR Marsh of Australia vs India at Chennai on 09.10.87 : 73 by NS Sidhu of India vs Australia at Chennai on 09.10.87 : 76 by Rameez Raja vs Sri Lanka at Hyd-Pak on 09.10.87 : 89 by RS Mahanama of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Hyd-Pak on 09.10.87 : 53 by RB Richardson of West Indies vs England at Gujranwala on 09.10.87 : 75 by KR Rutherford of New Zealand vs India at Bangalore on 14.10.87 and 50 by PV Simmons of West Indies vs Pakistan at Lahore on 16.10.86

India-New Zealand game at Nagpur on 31.10.87 witnessed the first of the four Hat tricks in the World Cup games. Chetan Sharma of India is credited with the first Hat trick of the World Cup games. His victims were all bowled. KR Rutherford, IDS Smith and EJ Chatfield were the batsmen. The New Zealand score card read : 6-182 : 7-182 : 8-182. Sunil Gavaskar registered his only hundred of his One day career when he made 103 not out in this game. SM Gavaskar-Chetan Sharma were declared Men of the Match – the only instance of two cricketers sharing the award in the World Cup games. K Srikkanth’s 75 and Gavaskar’s 105 not out provides the second instance of openers registering a fifty and hundred in World Cup games. The first instance is credited to RB McCosker {73} and A Turner {101} in the game between Australia and Sri Lanka at The Oval on 11.06.75. As of now there are six such instances in World Cup games.

Australia won the World Cup title of 1987 trouncing England by seven runs. DC Boon of Australia top scored in the match with 75 runs, while Steve Waugh returned with the best figures of the match with 2 for 37.


Srl vs Win 2010-11 : First one day game ends as no result game

Sri Lanka vs West Indies at Col-SSC on 31.01.11 : No result

This match ended in a no result game providing the 106th occasion of a no result game in the annals of one day games. This no result game provides the 25th occasion involving Sri Lanka and 24th occasion of involving West Indies. This no result game represents the third no result game between Sri Lanka and West Indies

AB Barath scored 113 in this game providing the 12th occasion of a batsman scoring a hundred in a no result game.

AB Barath’s 113 represent the 1110th hundred in the annals of one day game and also represent the 133rd hundred scored by a West Indies batsman against various oppositions. It also represents the ninth hundred scored by a West Indian batsman against Sri Lanka.

AB Barath’s 113 in this game represent his maiden one day hundred. His previous best was

50 vs Zimbabwe at Providence on 04.03.10 which was his one day debut. His 113 in this game represents his second fifty. RR Sarwan’s 75 in this game represent his 34th one day half century and his 38th fifty.

AB Barath and RR Sarwan added 165 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the 199th occasion of West Indian batsman posting a three figure partnership against various oppositions. This stand provides the 17th occasion of West Indian batsman posting a century stand against Sri Lanka.

AB Barath and RR Sarwan added 165 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the sixth occasion of West Indian batsman posting a three figure partnership for the third wicket against Sri Lanka. The other five occasions are – 117 runs between HA Gomes and IVA Richards at Perth on 02.02.1985 : 182 runs between DL Haynes and IVA Richards at Karachi on 13.10.1987 : 163 runs between KLT Athurton and BC Lara at Kolkata on 25.11.1993 : 116 runs between BC Lara and PV Simmons at Port of Spain on 13.04.1996 and 124 runs between BC Lara and SC Williams at Port of Spain on 06.06.1997

AB Barath and RR Sarwan added 165 runs for the third wicket in this game providing the second occasion of West Indian batsman posting a three figure partnership against various oppositions in no result game. The other three figure partnership was the 134 runs partnership between RS Moton and RR Sarwan for second wicket against Zimbabwe at Port of Spain on 13.05.2006

AB Barath and RR Sarwan scored 113 and 75 in this game providing the 63rd and 64th occasion of a West Indian batsman scoring fifties against Sri Lanka.

S Chanderpaul and DL Haynes with an aggregate of 8648 runs prior to the start of this match and occupied the joint second position in the list of most West Indian run getters. S Chanderpaul with 13 not out in this game now has a total of 8661 runs and occupy the second spot. BC Lara occupy the first spot with 10305 runs

World Cup Trivia – 1983

World Cup Trivia – 1983

Martin Crowe became the first batsman to be run out in nineties in a World Cup game. He made 97 before he was run out in the game between New Zealand and England at The Oval on 09.06.83. His dismissal provides the six instances of a batsman getting dismissed run out in nineties. This game witnessed the first instance of rival batsmen registering a hundred and ninety in the world cup games. For England Alan Lamb scored 102 and for New Zealand Martin Crowe registered 97. Snedden of New Zealand returned with figures of 12.0-4-105-2 which remains the only instance of a bowler conceding 100 plus runs in the WC Games. Snedden’s figures the most expensive bowling figures for any World Cup game.

The game between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Swansea on 09.06.83 witnessed the second instance of four batsmen registering fifties in including hundreds a World Cup game. In Pakistan’s innings – Mohsin Khan {82}, Zaheer Abbas {82}, Javed Miandad {72} and Imran Khan {56*}- are the four batsmen who registered fifties. This feat by Pakistan batsmen provides the first instance in which all the four batsmen registered fifties excluding hundreds. As of now there are only four such instances in the World Cup games.

Zimbabwe making their debut in World Cup games as well as in One day Internationals won the match against Australia at Nottingham on 09.06.83. Zimbabwe won this game by 13 runs. Zimbabwe’s captain turned out an all round performance with the willow and the leather. He scored 69 not out and captured 4 for 42 in Zimbabwe’s triumph which earned him the distinction of first all round performance in World Cup games with fifty coupled with four wickets. With Zimbabwe’s captain registering 69 not out and Aussie captain Kim Hughes failing to open the account provided the second instance of rival captains registering zero and a fifty in World Cup games.

The match between England and New Zealand at The Oval on 09.06.83 saw the first of the six instances of rival batsmen registering hundred and ninety in a World Cup game. Alan Lamb for England and Martin Crowe for New Zealand came with 100 and 97 respectively.

CG Greenidge {24} and DL Haynes {24} provide the first instance of both the openers registering identical scores in the World Cup Games. This is first of the six instances in which both the openers registered identical scores. Greenidge and Haynes registered 24 rusn each for West Indies against India at Manchester on 10.06.83.

Vic Mark’s bowling figures for England against Sri Lanka at Taunton on 11.06.83 remains the best bowling figures for England in WC Games. Vic Marks remains the only England bowler to capture five wickets in World Cup Games

This match saw the first instance of two bowlers – one with four wickets and another with five wickets – in the world cup games. England bowlers – Dilley {4 for 45} and VJ Marks {5 for 39} are credited with this distinction. As on date there are only three such instances in World Cup games.

The game between New Zealand and Pakistan at Birmingham on 11th and 12th June 1983 witnessed the first ever instance of first three batsmen dismissed without scoring and with no runs on the board at the fall of the third wicket. Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar and Zaheer Abbas were the three batsmen who were dismissed without scoring. This remains the only such instance in World Cup games.

Pakistan losing three wickets without a run on the board is the first such instance in the World Cup. The other instance occurred when Bangladesh lost first three wickets with out a run on the board in its match against Sri Lanka on 14.02.03 at Pietermaritzburg in the 2003 edition of the world cup.

The match between Australia and India at Nottingham on 13.06.83 witnessed Australia’s Trevor Chappell while making 110 in this game earned the distinction of registering hundred before Lunch. India’s Kapil Dev captured 5 for 43 and KH Macleay returned with figures of 6 for 39 for Australia providing the first instance of two rival bowlers capturing five plus wickets in a World Cup game. Kapil Dev’s 5 for 43 remain the best bowling figures by a captain in World Cup games and he remains the only captain to bag a five wicket haul in WC games. Kapil Dev became the second bowler in the world cup to have a five wicket haul going in vain. His five for 43 could not win a game for India. The first bowler to suffer this ignominy was G Gilmour of Australia – his 5 for 48 could not fetch a win for Australia against West Indies at Lord’s on 21.06.75. The following is the list of bowlers whose world cup five wicket hauls have gone in vain

5-48 by G Gilmour of Austalia vs West Indies at Lord’s on 21.06.76 – West Indies won by 17 runs : 5-43 by N Kapil Dev of India vs Australia at Nottingham on 13.06.83 – Australia won by 162 runs : 5 -39 by ALF de Mel of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Leeds on 16.06.83 – Pakistan won by 11 runs : 5-35 by Saqlain Mushtaq of Pakistan vs Bangladesh at Northampton on 31.05.09 – Bangladesh won by 62 runs : 6-23 by SK Bond of New Zealand vs Australia at Port Elizabeth on 02.03.03 – Australia won by 96 runs

The second instance of rival bowlers capturing five plus wickets was witnessed in the match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Leeds on 16.06.83. ALF de Mel for Sri Lanka and Abdul Qadir for Pakistan captured 5 for 39 and 5 for 44 respectively.

ALF de Mel of Sri Lanka captured five for 32 against Sri Lanka at Derby on 18.06.83. In the previous games with figures of 5 for 39 against Pakistan at Leeds on 16.06.83, De Mel took five wickets in consecutive games. He is the second bowler to capture five wicket hauls in consecutive games in the World Cup, the other being Gilmour of Australia. Gilmour and A de Mel are the only two bowlers in the World cup games to capture five plus wickets in consecutive games

Winston Davis became the first bowler to capture seven wickets in the world cup when he returned with figures of 7 for 51 against Australia at Leeds on 11th and 12th June 1983. Davis’s 7 for 51 is the best a bowler on world cup debut obliterating GJ Gilmour’s 6 for 14 for Australia against England at Leeds on 18.06.75. The complete list of bowlers who have taken five plus w
ickets on world cup debut are listed below

5-34 by DK Lillee of Australia vs Pakistan at Leeds on 07.06.75 : 6-14 by GJ Gilmour of Australia vs England at Leeds on 18.06.75 : 7-51 by WW Davis of West Indies vs Australia at Leeds on 13.06.83 : 5-36 by DW Fleming of Australia vs India at Bombay-WS on 27.02.96 and 5-27 by A Codrington of Canada vs Bangladesh at Durban on 11.02.03

India-Zimbabwe match at Tunbridge Wells on 18.06.83 is known as Kapil Dev’s match. India batting first lost its five wickets for 17 runs. Kapil Dev scored 175 not out in this game and was associated in a ninth wicket unfinished record stand of 126 runs with Syed Kirmani. This partnership remains the record ninth wicket stand in the world cup and as well as in One day Internationals. Indian Opening batsmen SM Gavaskar and K Srikkanth were dismissed without scoring in this game providing the second instance of both the openers dismissed without scoring in the World Cup games.

The final of the 1983 World cup was a special to umpire Dickie Bird. It was the third consecutive World Cup final for him. He umpired the 1975 finals with TW Spencer, 1979 finals with BJ Meyer and 1983 finals with BJ Meyer. India won the 1983 World Cup by trouncing West Indies by 43 runs. Mohinder Amarnath was declared Man of the Match for his all round performance – 26 and 3 for 12. There was no scores of 50 plus by both the sides – K Srikkanth’s 38 being the highest score of the match.

India-Zimbabwe match at Leicester on 11.06.83 witnessed the first instance of a wicket keeper effecting five dismissals in the World Cup. Syed Kirmani of India caught five Zimbabweans to earn the distinction.

Imran Khan scored the first century for Pakistan in World Cup games. He made 102 not out against Sri Lanka at Leeds on 16.06.83 and was associated in a 144 runs for the sixth wicket in the company of Shahid Mahboob. This partnership remained a World Cup record for the sixth wicket till it was bettered by 161 runs partnership between M Odumbe and A Vadher for Kenya against India at Southampton on 30.05.99. Imran Khan and Shahid Mahboob’s partnership of 144 runs for the sixth wicket provides the first of the four instances of a three figure partnerships for the sixth wicket in World Cup games.

G Fowler of England became the first batsmen to register four consecutive fifties including hundreds in the World Cup games. DC Boon {1986}, SR Tendulkar {1996 and 2003}, NS Sidhu {1986} are the other batsmen who have emulated G Fowler in the later editions of the World Cup. Fowler’s fifties are listed below

78* vs Pakistan at Lord’s on 13.06.83 : 69 vs New Zealand at Birmingham on 15.06.83 : 69 vs Pakistan at Manchester on 18.06.83 and 81 not out vs Sri Lanka at Leeds on 20.06.83

Asantha de Mel finds himself in the company of elite club of the following three bowlers who have captured five plus wickets on two occasions in the same World Cup. The complete list read thus

G Gilmour of Australia – 6-14 v England at Lords’s on 18.06.75 and 5-48 vs West Indies at Lord’s on 21.06.75

ALF de Mel of Sri Lanka – 5-39 vs Pakistan at Leeds on 16.06.83 and 5-32 vs New Zealand at Derby on 18.06.83

V Drakes of West Indies – 5-44 vs Canada at Centurion on 23.02.03 and 5-33 vs Kenya at Kimberley on 04.04.03

Asantha de Mel finds himself in the company of elite club of the following four bowlers who have captured five plus wickets on two occasions in the World Cup {not necessarily the same World Cup} The complete list read thus

G Gilmour of Australia – 6-14 v England at Lords’s on 18.06.75 and 5-48 vs West Indies at Lord’s on 21.06.75

ALF de Mel of Sri Lanka – 5-39 vs Pakistan at Leeds on 16.06.83 and 5-32 vs New Zealand at Derby on 18.06.83

V Drakes of West Indies – 5-44 vs Canada at Centurion on 23.02.03 and 5-33 vs Kenya at Kimberley on 04.04.03

G McGrath of Australia – 5-14 vs West Indies at Manchester on 30.05.09 and 7-15 vs Namibia at Potchefstroom on 27.02.03

India trounced Australia by 118 runs – a victory margin of 100 plus runs at Chelmsford on 20.06.83. It is India’s first of the three victories with a margin of 100 plus runs in the World Cup. DW Hookes led Aussies in the absence of KJ Hughes. The wreckers-in-chief in Australia’s innings were Madanlal {4 for 20} and Roger Binny {4 for 29}

WW Davis’s 7 for 51 in the game between West Indies and Australia at Leeds on 12.06.83 provides the lone instance of a bowler capturing most wickets conceding 50 plus runs in the World Cup games.

The following are the batsmen have scored fifties on their debut in World Cup games of 1983

76 by KC Wessels of Australia vs Zimbabwe at Nottingham on 09.06.83 : 69* by DAG Fletcher of Zimbabwe vs Australia at Nottingham on 09.06.83 : 102 by AJ Lamb of England vs New Zealand at The Oval on 09.06.83 : 97 by MD Crowe of New Zealand vs England at The Oval on 09.06.83 : 89 by Yashpal Sharma of India vs West Indies at Manchester on 09.06.83 : 82 by Mohsin Khan of Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Swansea on 09.06.83 : 72 by DSBP Kuruppu of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Swansea on 09.06.83 : 59 not out by RG de Alwis of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Swansea on 09.06.83 and 110 by TM Chappell of Australia vs India at Nottingham on 13.06.83

The following table shows the list of rival batsmen registering their debut fifties in the World Cup games of 1983.

KC Wessels of Australia {76} and DAG Fletcher of Zimbabwe {69 not out} in the game between Australia vs Zimbabwe at Nottingham on 09.06.83

Mohsin Khan of Pakistan {82} and DSBP Kuruppu of Sri Lanka {72} and RG de Alwis of Sri Lanka {59*} in the match between Pakistan vs Sri Lanka at Swansea on 09.06.83

AJ Lamb of England {102} and MD Crowe of New Zealand {97} in the match between England and New Zealand at The Oval on 09.06.83

Mohsin Khan for Pakistan and DSBP Kuruppu-RG de Alwis for Sri Lanka registered fifties in the same game at Swansea on 09.06.83. This is the only game in the entire world cup games played to date when one batsman from one team and two batsmen from the other team registered their debut fifties.

The following table lists out two batsmen from the same side registering fifties on their World Cup debut in the 1983 editions

KC Wessels of Australia {76} vs Zimbabawe at Nottingham on 09.06.83 and TM Chappell of Australia {110} vs India at Nottingham on 13.06.83

DSBP Kuruppu {72} and RG de Alwis {59 not out} of Sri Lanka vs Pakistan at Swansea on 09.06.83

Martin Crowe became the first batsman to register an individual ninety in World Cup games when he made 97 in the match between New Zealand and England at The Oval on 09.06.83. As on date there are three batsmen who have scored nineties on World Cup debut and the following table lists out them

97 by MD Crowe of New Zealand vs England at The Oval in 1983, 91 by RA Smith of England vs India in 1992 and 97 by SC Ganguly of India vs South Africa at Hove in 1999

CG Greenidge’s 90 and IVA Richards’s 95 not out in the game between West Indies and Australia at Lord’s on 18.06.84 provides the only instance of two batsmen from the same team registering nineties in World Cup

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Australia vs England : Fifth one day at Brisbane on 30.01.11 : Australia won by 51 runs

England capped ST Finn for this game. He became the 217th cricketer to represent England in one day games. He became the 59th England cricketer to make his one day debut against Australia

BJ Haddin completed 2000 runs when he was on five during his knock of 37 in this game. His aggregate at the end of this game stood at 2037. He became the 20th Australian batsman to complete 2000 plus runs.

MJ Clarke scored 54 in this game providing the 146th occasion of Australian batsman scoring a fifty against England in one day games. His knock provides the 26th occasion of an Australian captain scoring a fifty against England in one day games. It also represents the second fifty by MJ Clarke while leading Australia against England, the first being his 52 at Southampton on 09.09.09. This this knock represent MJ Clarke’s highest score while leading Australia against England.

MJ Clarke’s 54 in this game represent his seventh fifty while leading Australia against various oppositions

DE Bollinger was run out in this game providing the 163rd occasion of a number eleven batsman dismissed run out in the annals of one day games. His run out provides the 20th occasion of an Australian batsman batting at number eleven dismissed run out against various oppositions.

DE Bollinger became the second Australian batsman batting at number eleven dismissed run out against England. SW Tait was the other batsman. He was run out for 11 at Sydney on 02.02.07

B Lee was dismissed first ball in this game providing the 138th occasion of an Australian batsman collecting the first ball duck in one day games. B Lee’s first ball duck in this game represents his fourth ball duck of his one day career. The other three occasions are – vs West Indies at Mum{BS} on 18.10.06 : vs India at Mumbai on 17.10.07 and vs England at Brisbane on 19.06.02. B Lee became the ninth Australian batsman to collect nine or more first ball ducks in one day games. Others are – RT Ponting {07} : AR Border 06} : JN Gillespie {06} : CJ McDermott {06} : SK Warne {06} : AC Gilchrist {05} : A Symonds {04} and SR Waugh {04}

B Lee’s first ball duck in this game provide the 21st occasion of an Australian batsman collecting the first ball duck against England. B Lee is the third Australian batsman to collect two or more first ball ducks against England. Others are – JN Gillespie and DK Lilee

CR Woakes captured six for 45 in this game providing the 53rd occasion of a bowler capturing six or more wickets in the annals of one day games. CR Woakes became the second England bowler to capure six wickets in one day games. PD Collingwood is the other bowler who had captured six wickets in one day games – 10.0-1-31-6 vs Bangladesh at Nottingham on 21.06.05. CR Woakes became the first England bowler to capture six wickets on away soil.

CR Woakes’s 6 for 45 in this game was in a losing cause providing the eighth occasion of a bowler’s six wickets haul going in vain. The other occasions are – 6 for 14 by Imran Khan of Pakistan vs India at Sharjah on 22.03.85 : 6 for 50 by AH Gray of West Indies vs Australia at Port of Spain on 09.03.91 : 6 for 35 by SM Pollock of South Africa vs West Indies at East London on 24.01.99 : 6 for 23 by SE Bond of New Zealand vs Australai at Port Elizabeth on 11.03.03 : 6 for 42 vs AB Agarkar of India vs Australia at Melbourne on 09.01.04 : 6 for 59 by A Nehra of India vs Sri Lanka at Col-RPS on 09.08.05 and 6 for 52 by CM Mpofu of Zimbabwe vs Kenya at Nairobi-Gym on 19.10.08.

CR Woakes’s 6 for 45 provide the first occasion of an England bowler’s six wicket haul going in vain. His figures provide the fourth occasion of a bowler’s six wicket haul in a losing cause against Australia. The other three occasions are – 6 for 50 by AH Gray of West Indies at Port of Spain on 09.03.91 : 6 for 23 by SE Bond of New Zealand at Port Elizabeth on 11.03.03 and 6 for 42 vs AB Agarkar of India at Melbourne on 09.01.04

IJL Trott collected the first ball duck in this game providing the 115th occasion of an England batsman collecting the first ball duck in one day games. IJL Trott’s first ball duck provide the 24th occasion of an Australian batsman collecting the first ball duck against Australia.

ST Finn returned with figures of 1 for 61 in this game providing the fifth occasion of an England bowler to concede 60 plus runs on debut. Others are – 1 for 62 by GC Small v Australia at Perth on 01.01.87 : none for 61 vs Australia at Melbourne on 04.02.88 : 4 for 67 by DV Lawrence vs West Indies at Lord’s on 27.05.91 and 1 for 62 by A Flintoff vs Pakistan at Sharjah on 07.04.99

ST Finn returned with figures of 1 for 61 in this game providing the 68th occasion of a bowler to concede 60 plus runs on debut in the annals of one day games.

ST Finn returned with figures of 1 for 61 in this game providing the fifth occasion of an England bowler to concede 60 plus runs on debut against Australia. Other two occasions are – 1 for 62 by GC Small t Perth on 01.01.87 and none for 61 at Melbourne on 04.02.88

Australia’s win this game provides its 65th win against England. The head to head count at the end of this game read thus – Played – 111 : Won by Australia – 65 : Won by England – 42 : Tied – 02 and No result games – 02

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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Third one day game at Christchurch on 29.01.11 : Pakistan won by 43 runs

The second one day game at Queenstown on 26.01.11 ended as a no result game providing the second occasion of a no result game in New Zealand-Pakistan one day series. The first such game was at Auckland when the match was scheduled for two days – Feb, 16 and 17 of 1985. There was no play on the first day of the match, that is on 16.02.1985 and the match was played on the next day – 17.02.1985

This no result game was the 32nd no result game for New Zealand. Only India is ahead with 34 no result games. India and New Zealand are the only two teams to have 30 plus no result games in the history of one day internationals. This no result game also provide the 105th no result game in the history of one day internationals.

New Zealand won the toss and elected to field in this game.. New Zealand’s this act provides the 163rd occasion of New Zealand inserting the opposition. New Zealand’s inserting the opposition in this game provide the 29th occasion of New Zealand doing so against Pakistan

New Zealand won the toss, elected to field and lost this game providing the 69th occasion of New Zealand losing the game after it had inserted the opposition. New Zealand’s inserting the opposition in this game and losing the game provide the 16th occasion of New Zealand losing the game against Pakistan.

New Zealand capped L Woodcock for this game providing the 164th cricketer to represent New Zealand in one day games. He became the 31st New Zealand cricketer to make his debut against Pakistan.

This game between New Zealand and Pakistan at Christchurch was New Zealand’s 600th one day game. New Zealand became the sixth team to play 600 plus one day games. Others are – India {764} : Australia {755} : Pakistan {732} : West Indies {637} and Sri Lanka {615}

At the end of this game, New Zealand’s performance in one day games read thus – Played – 600 : Won – 257 : Lost – 306 : Tied – 05 : No Result games – 32

Ahmed Shahzad scored duck in this game providing the 108th occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring a duck. His duck also provide the 15th occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring a duck against New Zealand

Ahmed Shahzad scored zero and Mohammad Hafeez scored 115 in this game providing the 13th occasion of Pakistan opening batsmen scoring zero and fifty in a one day game. This feat by Pakistan openers in this game provides the third such occasion against New Zealand. The other two occasions are – at Christchurch on 18.03.92, when Aamer Sohail scored zero and Rameez Raja scored 119 not out and at Lahore on 29.11.03 when Imran Farhat scored zero and Yasir Hameed scored 62

Ahmed Shahzad scored zero and Mohammad Hafeez scored 115 in this game providing the 33rd occasion of opening batsmen scoring zero and hundred in a one day game. This feat by Pakistan openers in this game provides the third such occasion against various oppositions. The other two occasions are – at Christchurch on 18.03.92, when Aamer Sohail scored zero and Rameez Raja scored 119 not out and at Kolkata on 13.11.04 when Younis Khan scored zero and Salman Butt scored 108

Mohammad Hafeez scored 115 in this game providing the 146th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a hundred in one day games. This knock also represents the 72nd occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a hundred in one day games

Mohammad Hafeez scored 115 in this game providing the 17th occasion of a Pakistan opening batsman scoring a hundred in one day games. This knock also represents the 14th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a hundred against New Zealand in one day games

Mohammad Hafiz’s 115 represent his maiden one day hundred. His previous best was 92 vs West Indies at Karachi on 16.12.06. It also represents his eighth one day fifty. It also represents his highest score against New Zealand, an improvement over his previous best of 43 at Mohali on 25.10.06

Shahid Afridi scored 65 in this game providing the 108th occasion of a Pakistan captain scoring a fifty against various oppositions. His knock also represents the 12th occasion of a Pakistan captain scoring a fifty against New Zealand.

Mohammad Hafeez and Shahid Afridi scored 115 and 65 respectively in this game providing the 111th and 112th occasion of Pakistan batsman scoring a fifty against New Zealand

Shahid Afridi hit five sixes in his knock of 65 in this game which gave him an aggregate of 285 sixes. He holds the record for most sixes in the one day games. ST Jayasuriya stands next with 270 sixes.

Shahid Afridi scored five sixes in this game providing the 16th occasion of his scoring five or more sixes in an innings. Other to score five or more sixes on five or more occasions are – ST Jayasuriya {11}, SC Ganguly {07}, SR Tendulkar {07}, CH Gayle {07}, Abdul Razzaq {05}, BB McCullum {05} and CD McMillan {05}

Abdul Razzaq was playing his 251st game, his 250th game being the abandoned second game. He became the 35th cricketer to represent a team in 250 plus games in the history of one day games. Abdul Razzaq became the eighth Pakistan cricketer to appear in 250 plus games. Others are – Inzamam-ul-Haq {378} : Wasim Akram {356| : Shahid Afridi {309} : Mohammad Yousuf {288} : Saleem Malik {283} : Waqar Younis {262} and Izaz Ahmed {250}

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