The Wisden Trophy – DJG Sammy became the first West Indian captain to witness his hundred going in vain against England

DJ Sammy’s  106  was in a losing cause in the second test between West Indies and England at Nottingham providing the 76th occasion of captain’s hundred going in vain in the annals of test cricket. The break up of 76 hundreds country wise read thus

No Team Players Hundreds
1 Australia 12 17
2 South Africa 4 5
3 England 10 11
4 West Indies 8 12
5 New Zealand 6 10
6 Pakistan 2 2
7 India 5 9
8 Sri Lanka 3 4
9 Zimbabwe 2 3
10 Bangladesh 2 3
Total 54 76

The following table lists out the hundreds by West Indian captains going in vain in the annals of test cricket

No Player Runs Opposition Ground Date
1 JB Stollmeyer 104 Australia Sydney Jan 1952
2 GS Sobers 113 Australia Sydney Feb 1969
3 CH Lloyd 102 Australia Melbourne Dec 1975
4 DL Haynes 117 Pakistan Karachi Nov 1990
5 RB Richardson 100 Australia Kingston Apr 1995
6 BC Lara 100 Australia St John’s Apr 1999
7 BC Lara 110 Australia Georgetown Apr 2003
8 BC Lara 122 Australia Port of Spain Apr 2003
9 BC Lara 202 South Africa Johannesburg Dec 2003
10 BC Lara 122 Pakistan Lahore Nov 2006
11 CH Gayle 102 Australia Perth Dec 2009
12 DJG Sammy 106 England Nottingham May 2012

The following table lists out 22 occasions of captain’s hundreds have gone in vain against England.

No Player Score Team Opposition Ground Mon/Year
1 WL Murdoch 153* Aus England The Oval Sep 1880
2 GHS Trott 143 Aus England Lord’s Jun 1896
3 MA Noble 133 Aus England Sydney Dec 1903
4 HW Taylor 109 SAF England Durban Dec 1913
5 HW Taylor 102 SAF England Durban Feb 1923
6 J Ryder 112 Aus England Melbourne Dec 1928
7 A Melville 117 SAF England Lord’s Jun 1947
8 Javed Burki 101 Pak England Lord’s Jun 1962
9 JR Reid 100 NZl England Christchurch Mar 1963
10 MAK Pataudi 148 Ind England Leeds Jun 1967
11 WM Lawry 135 Aus England The Oval Aug 1968
12 BE Congdon 176 NZl England Nottingham Jun 1973
13 GS Chappell 112 Aus England Manchester Jul 1977
14 GN Yallop 102 Aus England Brisbane Dec 1978
15 GN Yallop 121 Aus England Sydney Feb 1979
16 M Azharuddin 121 Ind England Lord’s Jul 1990
17 MATaylor 129 Aus England Birmingham Jun 1997
18 WJ Cronje 126 SAF England Nottingham Jul 1998
19 SR Waugh 102 Aus England Sydney Jan 2003
20 SP Fleming 117 NZl England Nottingham Jun 2004
21 DPMD Jayawardene 105 Srl England Colombo(PSS) Apr 2012
22 DJG Sammy 106 Win England Nottingham May 2012

DJG Sammy became the first West Indian captain to witness his hundred going in vain against England

The Wisden Trophy – AN Cook and AJ Strauss earn the distinction of becoming the first England pair to add 5000 plus partnership runs in tests

AN Cook and AJ Strauss became the fifth pair in the annals of test cricket to add 5000 plus runs the annals of test cricket. At the end of the second test betweenEnglandand West Indies atNottingham, they added 5085 runs.  The record for most partnership runs in test cricket stands in the name of R Dravid and SR Tendulkar who have added 6920 runs.

AN Cook and AJ Strauss have added 4597 runs for the first wicket and stand third in the list of batsmen who have added most partnership runs for the first wicket

AN Cook and AJ Strauss became the first pair of batsmen to add 5000 plus partnership runs. England batsmen who have added 3000 plus partnership runs are listed below

The following table lists out the performances of batsmen in the captioned three categories.

PARTNERSHIP OF 5000 PLUS RUNS IN THE ANNALS OF TEST CRICKET
No Partners Team Inns NO Runs High Ave 100 50
1 R Dravid, SR Tendulkar Ind 143 6 6920 249 50.51 20 29
2 CG Greenidge, DL Haynes Win 148 11 6482 298 47.31 16 26
3 ML Hayden, JL Langer Aus 122 4 6081 255 51.53 14 28
4 M Jayawardene, KC Sangakkara Srl 97 3 5444 624 57.91 14 23
5 AN Cook, AJ Strauss Eng 125 2 5085 229 41.34 14 19
PARTNERSHIP OF 4000 RUNS FOR THE FIRST WICKET IN THE ANNALS OF TEST CRICKET
No Partners Team Inns NO Runs High Ave 100 50
1 CG Greenidge, DL Haynes Win 148 11 6482 298 47.31 16 26
2 ML Hayden, JL Langer Aus 113 4 5655 255 51.88 14 24
3 AN Cook, AJ Strauss Eng 111 2 4597 229 42.17 12 17
4 MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya Srl 118 7 4469 335 40.26 9 24
PARTNERSHIPS OF 3000 RUNS BY ENGLAND BATSMEN IN TEST CRICKET
No Partners Team Inns NO Runs High Ave 100 50
1 AN Cook, AJ Strauss Eng 125 2 5085 229 41.34 14 19
2 MA Atherton, AJ Stewart Eng 89 3 3687 226 42.87 9 20
3 ME Trescothick, MP Vaughan Eng 72 3 3529 255 51.14 10 19
4 JB Hobbs, H Sutcliffe Eng 39 1 3339 283 87.86 15 11
5 MAAtherton,GAGooch Eng 57 0 3048 263 53.47 9 12

The Wisden Trophy – Hundred and fifty by West Indian batsmen against England – MN Samuels is the latest entrant to this club

MN Samuels of West Indies scored 117 qnd 76 not out at Nottingham in the second test against England providing the 19th occasion of a West Indian batsman scoring a hundred and a fifty in a test match against England. The complete list of batsmen who have accomplished this feat is furnished below

No Player FI SI Opposition Ground Mon Year
1 CA Roach 122 77 vEngland Bridgetown Jan 1930
2 GA Headley 114 112 vEngland Georgetown Feb 1930
3 GA Headley 106 107 vEngland Lord’s Jun 1939
4 CL Walcott 124 51* vEngland Port of Spain Mar 1954
5 FMM Worrell 167 56 vEngland Port of Spain Mar 1954
6 CL Walcott 50 116 vEngland Kingston Mar 1954
7 GS Sobers 102 52 vEngland Leeds Jul 1963
8 CC Hunte 80 108* vEngland The Oval Aug 1963
9 GS Sobers 152 95* vEngland Georgetown Mar 1968
10 IVA Richards 232 63 vEngland Nottingham Jun 1976
11 CG Greenidge 134 101 vEngland Manchester Jul 1976
12 CH Lloyd 100 66 vEngland Bridgetown Mar 1981
13 DL Haynes 131 70 vEngland St John’s Apr 1986
14 BC Lara 87 145 vEngland Manchester Jul 1985
15 S Chanderpaul 128* 97* vEngland Lord’s Jul 2004
16 S Chanderpaul 50 116* vEngland Manchester Jun 2007
17 S Chanderpaul 136* 70 vEngland Chester-le-Street Jun 2007
18 RR Sarwan 94 106 vEngland St John’s Feb 2009
19 MN Samuels 117 76* vEngland Nottingham May 2012

IPL 5 – Finals – Kolkata crowned IPL 2012 Champions – beat Chennai by five wickets in a tense game with two balls to spare

Match No 76 – Final – Chennai Super Kings vs. Kolkata Knight Riders at Chennai on 27.05.12 – Kolkata Knight Riders won by five wickets with two balls to spare

Kolkata won this game with two balls to spare providing the tenth occasion of a team winning a game with two balls to spare in IPL. The complete list of such wins is furnished below

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Opposition Ground Date
1 Bangalore 5 wkts 2 166 19.4 20.0 Mumbai Mumbai 20.04.08
2 Kolkata 3 wkts 2 175 19.4 20.0 Punjab Kolkata 25.05.08
3 Rajasthan 3 wkts 2 142 19.4 20.0 Deccan P Elizabeth 02.05.09
4 Bangalore 2 wkts 2 130 19.4 20.0 Chennai Durban 14.05.09
5 Chennai 6 wkts 2 193 19.4 20.0 Punjab Dharamsala 18.04.10
6 Chennai 6 wkts 2 176 19.4 20.0 Bangalore Mumbai 24.05.11
7 Rajasthan 5 wkts 2 197 19.4 20.0 Deccan Jaipur 17.04.12
8 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 140 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 30.04.12
9 Mumbai 5 wkts 2 172 19.4 20.0 Bangalore Bangalore 14.05.12
10 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 191 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 27.05.12

Kolkata won this game with two balls to spare providing the third occasion of Kolkata winning a game with two balls to spare in IPL. Kolkata now holds the record for winning most games with two balls to spare in IPL. Bangalore, Chennai and Rajasthan are the other teams to have won two games with two balls to spare in IPL. The complete list of such wins is furnished below

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Opposition Ground Date
1 Kolkata 3 wkts 2 175 19.4 20.0 Punjab Kolkata 25.05.08
2 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 140 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 30.04.12
3 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 191 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
1 Bangalore 5 wkts 2 166 19.4 20.0 Mumbai Mumbai 20.04.08
2 Bangalore 2 wkts 2 130 19.4 20.0 Chennai Durban 14.05.09
1 Chennai 6 wkts 2 193 19.4 20.0 Punjab Dharamsala 18.04.10
2 Chennai 6 wkts 2 176 19.4 20.0 Bangalore Mumbai 24.05.11
1 Rajasthan 3 wkts 2 142 19.4 20.0 Deccan P Elizabeth 02.05.09
2 Rajasthan 5 wkts 2 197 19.4 20.0 Deccan Jaipur 17.04.12

Kolkata won this game with two balls to spare providing the fourth occasion of a team winning a game with two balls to spare in IPL 2012. The complete list of such wins is furnished below

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Opposition Ground Date
1 Rajasthan 5 wkts 2 197 19.4 20.0 Deccan Jaipur 17.04.12
2 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 140 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 30.04.12
3 Mumbai 5 wkts 2 172 19.4 20.0 Bangalore Bangalore 14.05.12
4 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 191 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 27.05.12

Chennai lost this game with two balls to spare providing the third occasion of Chennai losing a game with two balls to spare in IPL. Bangalore, Deccan and Punjab are the other three teams to have lost two games with two balls to spare. The complete list is furnished below

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Opposition Ground Date
1 Bangalore 2 wkts 2 130 19.4 20.0 Chennai Durban 14.05.09
2 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 140 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 30.04.12
3 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 191 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
1 Chennai 6 wkts 2 176 19.4 20.0 Bangalore Mumbai 24.05.11
2 Mumbai 5 wkts 2 172 19.4 20.0 Bangalore Bangalore 14.05.12
1 Rajasthan 3 wkts 2 142 19.4 20.0 Deccan P Elizabeth 02.05.09
2 Rajasthan 5 wkts 2 197 19.4 20.0 Deccan Jaipur 17.04.12
1 Kolkata 3 wkts 2 175 19.4 20.0 Punjab Kolkata 25.05.08
2 Chennai 6 wkts 2 193 19.4 20.0 Punjab Dharamsala 18.04.10

Kolkata and Chennai are the only two opposing teams to have won and lost the two games with two balls to spare in a single edition of IPL. Kolkata won two games against Chennai at Chennai by five wickets margin in IPL 2012 – on 30.04.12 and 27.05.12

No Winner Margin BR Target Overs Max Opposition Ground Date
1 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 140 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 30.04.12
2 Kolkata 5 wkts 2 191 19.4 20.0 Chennai Chennai 27.05.12

MEK Hussey and M Vijay added 87 runs for the first wicket and MEK Hussey and SK Raina added 73 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 82nd and 83rd occasion of Chennai batsmen posting a 50 plus runs partnership in IPL.

MEK Hussey and M Vijay added 87 runs for the first wicket in this game providing the 23rd occasion of Chennai batsmen posting a 50 plus runs partnership for the first wicket in IPL which are listed below.

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Ground Date
1 PA Patel, ML Hayden 66 1st Kolkata Chennai 26.04.08
2 S Vidyut, SP Fleming 62 1st Delhi Delhi 08.05.08
3 PA Patel, SP Fleming 55* 1st Kolkata Kolkata 18.05.08
4 PA Patel, SP Fleming 60 1st Bangalore Chennai 21.05.08
5 PA Patel, ML Hayden 106 1st Bangalore P Elizabeth 20.04.09
6 PA Patel, ML Hayden 57 1st Delhi Durban 23.04.09
7 M Vijay, ML Hayden 61 1st Deccan East London 04.05.09
8 PA Patel, GJ Bailey 59 1st Kolkata Centurion 18.05.09
9 PA Patel, ML Hayden 61 1st Bangalore Johannesburg 23.05.09
10 PA Patel, ML Hayden 65 1st Punjab Chennai 21.03.10
11 M Vijay, ML Hayden 61 1st Bangalore Chennai 31.03.10
12 M Vijay, ML Hayden 62 1st Rajasthan Chennai 03.04.10
13 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 51 1st Bangalore Chennai 16.04.11
14 M Vijay, MEK Hussey 64 1st Warriors Chennai 25.04.11
15 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 77 1st Rajasthan Jaipur 09.05.11
16 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 159 1st Bangalore Chennai 28.05.11
17 M Vijay, F du Plessis 56 1st Bangalore Chennai 12.04.12
18 F du Plessis,S Badrinath 116 1st Warriors Chennai 19.04.12
19 S Badrinath,F du Plessis 55 1st Rajasthan Chennai 21.04.12
20 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 75 1st Delhi Chennai 12.05.12
21 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 97 1st Kolkata Kolkata 14.05.12
22 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 68 1st Delhi Chennai 25.05.12
23 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 87 1st Kolkata Chennai 27.05.12

MEK Hussey and SK Raina added 73 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 17th occasion of Chennai batsmen posting a 50 plus runs partnership for the second in IPL which are listed below

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Ground Date
1 ML Hayden, MS Dhoni 86* 2nd Kolkata Chennai 26.04.08
2 PA Patel, SK Raina 70 2nd Rajasthan Chennai 24.05.08
3 PA Patel, SK Raina 102* 2nd Punjab Mumbai 31.05.08
4 ML Hayden, SK Raina 64 2nd Deccan Durban 27.04.09
5 ML Hayden, SK Raina 76 2nd Punjab Centurion 07.05.09
6 ML Hayden, GJ Bailey 55 2nd Bangalore Bangalore 23.03.10
7 M Vijay, SK Raina 51 2nd Rajasthan Ahmedabad 28.03.10
8 M Vijay, SK Raina 137* 2nd Kolkata Chennai 13.04.10
9 S Anirudha, SK Raina 75 2nd Kolkata Chennai 08.04.11
10 M Vijay, S Badrinath 61 2nd Warriors Mumbai 27.04.11
11 MEK Hussey, SK Raina 60 2nd Deccan Chennai 01.05.11
12 MEK Hussey, SK Raina 137 2nd Rajasthan Chennai 04.05.11
13 M Vijay, SK Raina 58 2nd Rajasthan Jaipur 09.05.11
14 F du Plessis, SK Raina 61 2nd Rajasthan Chennai 21.04.12
15 F du Plessis, SK Raina 64 2nd Deccan Chennai 04.05.12
16 M Vijay, SK Raina 69 2nd Delhi Chennai 25.05.12
17 MEK Hussey, SK Raina 73 2nd Kolkata Chennai 27.05.12

MEK Hussey and M Vijay added 87 runs for the first wicket and MEK Hussey and SK Raina added 73 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the eleventh and twelfth occasion of Chennai batsmen posting a 50 plus runs partnership against Kolkata in IPL.

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Ground Date
1 ML Hayden, MS Dhoni 86* 2nd Kolkata Chennai 26.04.08
2 PA Patel, ML Hayden 66 1st Kolkata Chennai 26.04.08
3 PA Patel, SP Fleming 55* 1st Kolkata Kolkata 18.05.08
4 SK Raina, MS Dhoni 74 3rd Kolkata Centurion 18.05.09
5 PA Patel, GJ Bailey 59 1st Kolkata Centurion 18.05.09
6 S Badrinath, MS Dhoni 109* 4th Kolkata Kolkata 16.03.10
7 M Vijay, SK Raina 137* 2nd Kolkata Chennai 13.04.10
8 S Anirudha, SK Raina 75 2nd Kolkata Chennai 08.04.11
9 S Badrinath, JA Morkel 65 4th Kolkata Kolkata 07.05.11
10 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 97 1st Kolkata Kolkata 14.05.12
11 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 87 1st Kolkata Chennai 27.05.12
12 MEK Hussey, SK Raina 73 2nd Kolkata Chennai 27.05.12

MEK Hussey and M Vijay added 87 runs for the first wicket and MEK Hussey and SK Raina added 73 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the fifth occasion of Chennai batsmen posting a 50 plus runs partnership for the first two wickets in IPL. All such occasions are listed below

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Ground Date
1 PA Patel, ML Hayden 66 1st Kolkata Chennai 26.04.08
ML Hayden, MS Dhoni 86* 2nd Kolkata Chennai 26.04.08
1 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 77 1st Rajasthan Jaipur 09.05.11
M Vijay, SK Raina 58 2nd Rajasthan Jaipur 09.05.11
3 SBadrinath,Fdu Plessis 55 1st Rajasthan Chennai 21.04.12
F du Plessis, SK Raina 61 2nd Rajasthan Chennai 21.04.12
4 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 68 1st Delhi Chennai 25.05.12
M Vijay, SK Raina 69 2nd Delhi Chennai 25.05.12
5 MEK Hussey, M Vijay 87 1st Kolkata Chennai 27.05.12
MEK Hussey, SK Raina 73 2nd Kolkata Chennai 27.05.12

MEK Hussey and SK Raina scored 54 and 73 in this game providing the 65th and 66th    occasion of Chennai batsmen scoring fifties in IPL, It also represents the ninth and tenth   occasion of Chennai batsmen scoring fifties against Kolkata in IPL.

No Player Runs Balls 4s 6s Opposition Ground Date
1 ML Hayden 70* 49 6 3 Kolkata Chennai 26.04.08
2 SK Raina 52 36 3 3 Kolkata Centurion 18.05.09
3 MS Dhoni 66* 33 6 3 Kolkata Kolkata 16.03.10
4 SK Raina 78* 39 11 3 Kolkata Chennai 13.04.10
5 M Vijay 50* 40 4 2 Kolkata Chennai 13.04.10
6 S Anirudha 64 55 6 2 Kolkata Chennai 08.04.11
7 S Badrinath 54 41 3 2 Kolkata Kolkata 07.05.11
8 MEK Hussey 56 39 4 4 Kolkata Kolkata 14.05.12
9 MEK Hussey 54 43 4 2 Kolkata Chennai 27.05.12
10 SK Raina 73 38 3 5 Kolkata Chennai 27.05.12

MS Bisla and JH Kallis added 136 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 75th occasion of a three figure partnership in IPL. This stand provides the 23rd  occasion of a three figure partnership for the second wicket in IPL which are listed below

No Partners Runs Wkt Team Opposition Ground Date
1 AC Gilchrist,SE Marsh 206 2nd Punjab Bangalore Dharamsala 17.05.11
2 CH Gayle,V Kohli 204* 2nd Bangalore Delhi Delhi 17.05.12
3 DA Warner,NV Ojha 189* 2nd Delhi Deccan Hyd-RGS 10.05.12
4 HH Gibbs,RG Sharma 167* 2nd Mumbai Kolkata Kolkata 12.05.12
5 JH Kallis,G Gambhir 152* 2nd Kolkata Rajasthan Jaipur 15.04.11
6 MS Bisla,JH Kallis 136 2nd Kolkata Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
7 M Vijay, SKRaina 137* 2nd Chennai Kolkata Chennai 13.04.10
8 MEK Hussey, SKRaina 137 2nd Chennai Rajasthan Chennai 04.05.11
9 G Gambhir, SDhawan 133 2nd Delhi Deccan Delhi 15.05.08
10 SEMarsh,LAPomersbach 133 2nd Punjab Mumbai Mumbai 21.05.08
11 JH Kallis,RV Uthappa 126* 2nd Bangalore Mumbai Johannesburg 03.05.09
12 AM Rahane,OA Shah 121 2nd Rajasthan Bangalore Bangalore 15.04.12
13 CH Gayle,V Kohli 119 2nd Bangalore Punjab Bangalore 02.05.12
14 SRTendulkar,ATRayudu 116 2nd Mumbai Kochi Mumbai 15.04.11
15 G Gambhir,S Dhawan 112* 2nd Delhi Rajasthan Delhi 19.04.08
16 V Sehwag,S Dhawan 112* 2nd Delhi Deccan Hyd-RGS 22.04.08
17 CH Gayle,V Kohli 111 2nd Bangalore Punjab Bangalore 06.05.11
18 SRTendulkar,ATRayudu 110* 2nd Mumbai Bangalore Bangalore 12.04.11
19 CH Gayle, V Kohli 109 2nd Bangalore Chennai Chennai 12.04.12
20 SEMarsh,LAPomersbach 102* 2nd Punjab Bangalore Mohali 12.05.08
21 PA Patel, SK Raina 102* 2nd Chennai Punjab Mumbai 31.05.08
22 PC Valthaty,SE Marsh 102 2nd Punjab Delhi Dharamsala 15.05.11
23 CH Gayle,MK Tiwary 101 2nd Kolkata Punjab Kolkata 04.04.10

This stand also represents the eighth occasion of Kolkata batsmen posting a three figure partnership in IPL.

No Partners Runs Wkt Team Opposition Ground Date
1 JHKallis,GGambhir 152* 2nd Kolkata Rajasthan Jaipur 15.04.11
2 MSBisla,JHKallis 136 2nd Kolkata Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
3 OA Shah,ADMathews 130* 5th Kolkata Deccan Mumbai 12.03.10
4 SCGanguly,CAPujara 111* 3rd Kolkata Rajasthan Kolkata 17.04.10
5 DJHussey,WPSaha 104 6th Kolkata Punjab Mohali 03.05.08
6 SCGanguly,DJHussey 102 3rd Kolkata Deccan Hyd-RGS 11.05.08
7 BJHodge,MKTiwary 101 1st Kolkata Bangalore Kolkata 14.03.10
8 CHGayle,MKTiwary 101 2nd Kolkata Punjab Kolkata 04.04.10

This stand also represents the sixth occasion of a three figure partnership against Chennai in IPL.

No Partners Runs Wkt Team Opposition Ground Date
1 GGambhir,VSehwag 115 1st Delhi Chennai Chennai 02.05.08
2 GGambhir,SDhawan 121 3rd Delhi Chennai Delhi 08.05.08
3 GCSmith,SAAsnodkar 127 1st Rajasthan Chennai Chennai 24.05.08
4 CHGayle,VKohli 109 2nd Bangalore Chennai Chennai 12.04.12
5 SRTendulkar,RGSharma 126 2nd Mumbai Chennai MumWS 06.05.12
6 MSBisla,JHKallis 136 2nd Kolkata Chennai Chennai 27.05.12

This stand also represents record partnership against Chennai in IPL. The previous best was the 127 runs partnership for the first wicket between GC Smith and SA Asnodkar of Rajasthan at Chennai on 24.05.08

No Partners Runs Wkt Team Opposition Ground Date
1 MS Bisla, JH Kallis 136 2nd Kolkata Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
2 GC Smith,SA Asnodkar 127 1st Rajasthan Chennai Chennai 24.05.08

MS Bisla and JH Kallis added 139 runs for the second wicket in this game providing the 63rd occasion of a 50 plus runs partnership by Kolkata batsmen in IPL. This stand provides the 15th occasion of a 50 plus runs partnership for the second wicket by Kolkata batsmen in IPL which are listed below

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Ground Date
1 JH Kallis, G Gambhir 152* 2nd Rajasthan Jaipur 15.04.11
2 MS Bisla, JH Kallis 136 2nd Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
3 CH Gayle, MK Tiwary 101 2nd Punjab Kolkata 04.04.10
4 BB McCullum, BJ Hodge 90 2nd Chennai Centurion 18.05.09
5 CH Gayle, OA Shah 82 2nd Mumbai Mumbai (BS) 22.03.10
6 G Gambhir, JH Kallis 80 2nd Bangalore Kolkata 28.04.12
7 G Gambhir, JH Kallis 70 2nd Chennai Chennai 30.04.12
8 A Chopra, SC Ganguly 69 2nd Deccan Hyd-RGS 11.05.08
9 G Gambhir, MS Bisla 65 2nd Bangalore Bangalore 10.04.12
10 BB McCullum, JH Kallis 60 2nd Delhi Delhi 07.05.12
11 SC Ganguly, BJ Hodge 58 2nd Deccan Johannesburg 16.05.09
12 JH Kallis, G Gambhir 58 2nd Bangalore Kolkata 22.04.11
13 BB McCullum, RT Ponting 51 2nd Bangalore Bangalore 18.04.08
14 SC Ganguly,BB McCullum 51 2nd Bangalore Bangalore 10.04.10
15 BJ Hodge, CA Pujara 50 2nd Rajasthan Ahmedabad 20.03.10

This stand provides the eighth occasion of a 50 plus runs partnership by Kolkata batsmen against in IPL which are listed below

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Ground Date
1 MS Bisla, JH Kallis 136 2nd Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
2 G Gambhir, BB McCullum 99 1st Chennai Kolkata 14.05.12
3 BB McCullum, BJ Hodge 90 2nd Chennai Centurion 18.05.09
4 Salman Butt, DB Das 86 3rd Chennai Kolkata 18.05.08
5 MK Tiwary,AD Mathews 73 5th Chennai Chennai 13.04.10
6 G Gambhir, JH Kallis 70 2nd Chennai Chennai 30.04.12
7 MS Bisla, JH Kallis 64 1st Chennai Chennai 08.04.11
8 BJ Hodge, WP Saha 56* 4th Chennai Centurion 18.05.09

This stand represents the record partnership for any wicket by Kolkata batsmen against Chennai in IPL. The previous best was the 99 runs partnership for the first wicket between G Gambhir and BB McCullum at Kolkata on 14.05.12

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Ground Date
1 MS Bisla, JH Kallis 136 2nd Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
2 G Gambhir, BB McCullum 99 1st Chennai Kolkata 14.05.12

This stand represents the record partnership for second wicket by Kolkata batsmen against Chennai in IPL. The previous best was the 90 runs partnership between BJ Hodge and BB McCullum at Centurion on 18.05.09

No Partners Runs Wkt Opposition Ground Date
1 MS Bisla, JH Kallis 139 2nd Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
2 BB McCullum, BJ Hodge 90 2nd Chennai Centurion 18.05.09

MS Bisla and JH Kallis scored 89 and 64 in this game to provide the 45th and 46th   occasion of Kolkata batsmen scoring a fifty in IPL. These two knocks represent the   seventh and eighth occasion of Kolkata batsmen scoring fifties against Chennai in IPL which are listed below

No Player Runs Balls 4s 6s Opposition Ground Date
1 MS Bisla 89 48 8 5 Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
2 BB McCullum 81 48 11 3 Chennai Centurion 18.05.09
3 Salman Butt 73 54 10 1 Chennai Kolkata 18.05.08
4 BJ Hodge 71* 44 4 4 Chennai Centurion 18.05.09
5 JH Kallis 69 49 7 3 Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
6 G Gambhir 63 52 6 1 Chennai Chennai 30.04.12
7 G Gambhir 62 43 6 3 Chennai Kolkata 14.05.12
8 JH Kallis 54 42 7 0 Chennai Chennai 08.04.11

MS Bisla’s 89 in this game represent the highest individual score by a Kolkata batsman against Chennai in IPL. The previous best was 81 by BB McCullum at Centurion on 18.05.09

No Player Runs Balls 4s 6s Opposition Ground Date
1 MS Bisla 89 48 8 5 Chennai Chennai 27.05.12
2 BB McCullum 81 48 11 3 Chennai Centurion 18.05.09

JH Kallis’s 69 in this game represent his 16th fifty in IPL. He now shares the record for most fifties in IPL with G Gambhir who also has scored 16 fifties.

JH Kallis’s run aggregate in IPL read 1965 at the end of this game. He became the fifth batsman to total 1900 runs in IPL. Others are – SK Raina {2254}, G Gambhir {2065}, SR Tendulkar {2047} and RG Sharma {1975}

JH Kallis has an aggregate of 207 boundary fours in IPL at the end of this game. He became the fifth batsman to score 200 plus boundary fours in IPL. Others are – SR Tendulkar {257}, G Gambhir {240}, V Sehwag {225} and R Dravid {204}

SK Raina’s 73 in this game represent his 14th fifty in IPL. He became the seventh batsman to score 14 or more fifties in IPL. Others are – G Gambhir {16}, JH Kallis {16}, CH Gayle {15}, V Sehwag {15}, RG Sharma {15} and SE Marsh {14}

SK Raina’s aggregate of boundary sixes read 97 at the end of this game. He stands second to CH Gayle who has scored most sixes in IPL – 129

Kolkata Knight Riders won the title for the first time in the five editions of IPL. The complete results read thus –

No Series/Tournament Edition Winner
1 Indian Premier League (in India) 2008 Rajasthan
2 Indian Premier League (in SAfrica) 2009 Deccan
3 Indian Premier League (in India) 2010 Chennai
4 Indian Premier League (in India) 2011 Chennai
5 Indian Premier League (in India) 2012 Kolkata

The Wisden Trophy – A hundred and five wickets at Lord's – SJ Broad is a new entrant to the list

SJ Broad with his 7 for 27 in the first test between England and West Indies at Lord’s in May 2012 became the seventh cricketer to score a hundred and capture five or more wickets in a test at Lord’s – not necessarily in the same test. The following table lists out the seven cricketers who have performed such a feat at Lord’s

 

 

No Player Runs/Wkts Team Oppn Ground Mon Year
1 A Flintoff 142 Eng SAF Lord’s Jul 2003
  A Flintoff 5-092 Eng Aus Lord’s Jul 2009
               
2 GOB Allen 122 Eng NZl Lord’s Jun 1931
  GOB Allen 5-035 Eng Ind Lord’s Jun 1936
  GOB Allen 5-043 Eng Ind Lord’s Jun 1936
               
3 IT Botham 108 Eng Pak Lord’s Jun 1978
  IT Botham 8-034 Eng Pak Lord’s Jun 1978
  IT Botham 6-101 Eng NZl Lord’s Aug 1978
  IT Botham 5-039 Eng NZl Lord’s Aug 1978
  IT Botham 5-035 Eng Ind Lord’s Aug 1970
  IT Botham 5-046 Eng Ind Lord’s Jun 1982
  IT Botham 8-103 Eng Win Lord’s Jun 1984
  IT Botham 6-090 Eng Srl Lord’s Aug 1984
  IT Botham 5-109 Eng Aus Lord’s Jun 1985
               
4 KR Miller 109 Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1953
  KR Miller 5-072 Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1956
  KR Miller 5-080 Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1956
               
5 MH Mankad 184 Ind Eng Lord’s Jun 1952
  MH Mankad 5-196 Ind Eng Lord’s Jun 1952
               
6 R Illingworth 113 Eng Win Lord’s Jun 1969
  R Illingworth 6-029 Eng Ind Lord’s Jun 1967
               
7 SCJ Broad 169 Eng Pak Lord’s Aug 2010
  SCJ Broad 7-027 Eng Win Lord’s May 1012

 

 

IT Botham of England and MH Mankad ofIndiaare the only two cricketers to have peformed the feat at Lord’s in the same test. Their performances are listed below

 

 

No Player Runs/Wkts Team Oppn Ground Mon Year
1 IT Botham 108 Eng Pak Lord’s Jun 1978
  IT Botham 8-034 Eng Pak Lord’s Jun 1978
               
2 MH Mankad 184 Ind Eng Lord’s Jun 1952
  MH Mankad 5-196 Ind Eng Lord’s Jun 1952

 

 

SJC Braod captured 11 for 165 in the first test betweenEnglandandWest Indiesat Lord’s in May 12. Having scored 169 against Pakistanat Lord’s in Aug 2010, he earned the distinction of becoming the fourth cricketer to score a hundred and capture eleven or more wickets in a test a t Lord’s – not necessarily in the same test..  GOB Alllen of England, IT Botham of England and KR Miller ofAustraliaare the other three cricketers who have performed such a feat. The performance of these four cricketers are listed below

 

 

No Player Runs/Wits Team Oppn Ground Mon Year
1 GOB Allen 122 Eng NZl Lord’s Jun 1931
  GOB Allen 10-078 Eng Ind Lord’s Jun 1936
               
2 IT Botham 108 Eng Pak Lord’s Jun 1978
  IT Botham 11-140 Eng NZl Lord’s Aug 1978
               
3 KR Miller 109 Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1954
  KR Miller 10-152 Aus Eng Lord’s Jun 1956
               
4 SCJ Broad 169 Eng Pak Lord’s Aug 2010
  SCJ Broad 11-165 Eng Win Lord’s May 2012

 

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