MG Johnson of Australia is a new entrant to the 300 plus wickets bowlers’s club

MG Johson of Ausrtalia captured his 300th test wicket when he captured the wicket of JM Bairstow caught by wicket keeper P Nevill for 5 in the ongoing third test at Birmingham against England in England’s first innings on the second day of the test – 30.07.15. He captured one more wicket that of BA Stokes caught by wicket keeper P Nevill for duck after his 300th wicket to take his total aggregate of  wickets to 301. MG Johnson returned with figures of 2 for 66 in this innings.  He became the 28th bowler to capture 300 plus test wickets in the annals of test cricket. The following table lists all the 28 bowlers who have captured 300 plus test wickets in the descending order of wickets captured by them

 

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
01 M Muralitharan Srl 133 230 44039 18180 800 09/051 16/220 22.72 67 22
02 SK Warne Aus 145 273 40705 17995 708 08/071 12/128 25.41 37 10
03 A Kumble Ind 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/074 14/149 29.65 35 08
04 GD McGrath Aus 124 243 29248 12186 563 08/024 10/027 21.64 29 03
05 CA Walsh Win 132 242 30019 12688 519 07/037 13/055 24.44 22 03
06 N Kapil Dev Ind 131 227 27740 12867 434 09/083 11/146 29.64 23 02
07 Sir RJ Hadlee NZl 086 150 21918 09611 431 09/052 15/123 22.29 36 09
08 SM Pollock SAF 108 202 24353 09733 421 07/087 10/147 23.11 16 01
09 Harbhajan Singh Ind 102 188 28430 13447 416 08/084 15/217 32.32 25 05
10 Wasim Akram Pak 104 181 22627 09779 414 07/119 11/110 23.62 25 05
11 JM Anderson Eng 107 201 23826 12134 413 07/043 11/071 29.38 18 02
12 CEL Ambrose Win 098 179 22103 08501 405 08/045 11/084 20.99 22 03
13 DW Steyn SAF 080 149 16716 09040 402 07/051 11/060 22.48 25 05
14 M Ntini SAF 101 190 20834 11242 390 07/037 13/132 28.82 18 04
15 IT Botham Eng 102 168 21815 10878 383 08/034 13/106 28.40 27 04
16 MD Marshall Win 081 151 17584 07876 376 07/022 11/089 20.94 22 04
17 Waqar Younis Pak 087 154 16224 08788 373 07/076 13/135 23.56 22 05
18 Imran Khan Pak 088 142 19458 08258 362 08/058 14/116 22.81 23 06
19 DL Vettori NZl 113 187 28814 12441 362 07/087 12/149 34.36 20 03
20 DK Lillee Aus 070 132 18467 08493 355 07/083 11/123 23.92 23 07
21 WPUJC Vaas Srl 111 194 23438 10501 355 07/071 14/191 29.58 12 02
22 AA Donald SAF 072 129 15519 07344 330 08/071 12/139 22.25 20 03
23 RGD Willis Eng 090 165 17357 08190 325 08/043 09/092 25.20 16 00
24 Z Khan Ind 092 165 18785 10247 311 07/087 10/149 32.94 11 01
25 B Lee Aus 076 150 16531 09554 310 05/030 09/171 30.81 10 00
26 LR Gibbs Win 079 148 27115 08989 309 08/038 11/157 29.09 18 02
27 FS Trueman Eng 067 127 15178 06625 307 08/031 12/119 21.57 17 03
28 MG Johnson Aus 069 132 15239 08353 301 08/061 12/127 27.75 12 03

 

MG Johnson became the fifth Australian bowler to capture 300 plus test wickets after SKWarne, GD McGrath, DK Lillee and B Lee. The performance of these five bowlers are furnished in the following table.

 

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 SK Warne Aus 145 273 40705 17995 708 8/71 12/128 25.41 37 10
2 GD McGrath Aus 124 243 29248 12186 563 8/24 10/027 21.64 29 03
3 DK Lillee Aus 070 132 18467 08493 355 7/83 11/123 23.92 23 07
4 B Lee Aus 076 150 16531 09554 310 5/30 09/171 30.81 10 00
5 MG Johnson Aus 069 132 15239 08353 301 8/61 12/127 27.75 12 03

 

The following table furnishes the career summary of MG Johnson with performance against each opponent he has played against

 

Opponent Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
England 17 030 0574.3 106 2048 082 7/040 09/082 24.97 05 0
India 14 028 0554.1 102 1833 050 5/064 06/159 36.66 01 0
New Zealand 04 008 0142.5 041 0431 026 6/073 10/132 16.57 02 1
Pakistan 07 014 0239.4 062 0702 021 3/027 06/082 33.42 00 0
South Africa 12 023 0529.0 096 1641 064 8/061 12/127 25.64 03 2
Sri Lanka 07 013 0233.4 038 0725 023 4/063 06/079 31.52 00 0
West Indies 08 016 0266.0 045 0973 035 5/103 08/208 27.80 01 0
Total 69 132 2539.5 490 8353 301 8/061 12/127 27.75 12 3

 

Bowlers who have captured 400 plus test wickets – DW Steyn of South Africa joins the elite club

DW Steyn  of South Afirca captured his 400th test wicket today when he took the wicket of Tamim Iqbal caught by HM Amla for 6 on the first day of the ongoing second test against Bangladesh. He picked up two more wickets at the end of the first day’s play to take his wicket aggregate to 402. He became the thirteenth bowler in the annals of test cricket to capture 400 plus test wickets.  The following table lists all the thirteen bowlers who have captured 400 plus test wickets in the descending order of wickets captured.

No Player Team Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 M Muralitharan Srl 133 44039 18180 800 9/51 16/220 22.72 67 22
2 SK Warne Aus 145 40705 17995 708 8/71 12/128 25.41 37 10
3 A Kumble Ind 132 40850 18355 619 10/74 14/149 29.65 35 8
4 GD McGrath Aus 124 29248 12186 563 8/24 10/27 21.64 29 3
5 CA Walsh Win 132 30019 12688 519 7/37 13/55 24.44 22 3
6 N Kapil Dev Ind 131 27740 12867 434 9/83 11/146 29.64 23 2
7 RJ Hadlee NZl 86 21918 9611 431 9/52 15/123 22.29 36 9
8 SM Pollock SAF 108 24353 9733 421 7/87 10/147 23.11 16 1
9 Harbhajan Singh Ind 102 28430 13447 416 8/84 15/217 32.32 25 5
10 Wasim Akram Pak 104 22627 9779 414 7/119 11/110 23.62 25 5
11 JM Anderson Eng 107 23811 12134 412 7/43 11/71 29.45 18 2
12 CEL Ambrose Win 98 22103 8501 405 8/45 11/84 20.99 22 3
13 DW Steyn SAF 80 16716 9040 402 7/51 11/60 22.48 25 5

DW Steyn became the second  South African bowler after SM Pollock to capture 400 plus test wickets. The performance of these two bowlers are listed below

No Player Team Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
1 SM Pollock SAF 108 202 24353 9733 421 7/87 10/147 23.11 16 1
2 DW Steyn SAF 80 149 16716 9040 402 7/51 11/60 22.48 25 5

The following table furnishes the career summary of DW Steyn showing the performance against each opposition.

Career summary
Opposition Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave 5 10
Australia 14 27 527.2 93 1872 69 5/67 10/154 27.13 2 1
Bangladesh 6 10 153.0 34 486 28 5/63 7/75 17.35 1 0
England 11 20 431.4 87 1501 46 5/51 7/115 32.63 2 0
India 12 21 425.0 94 1319 63 7/51 10/108 20.93 5 1
New Zealand 10 20 332.0 76 989 58 6/49 10/91 17.05 5 2
Pakistan 10 20 347.1 92 1026 47 6/8 11/60 21.82 3 1
Sri Lanka 7 13 240.3 43 821 35 5/54 9/99 23.45 3 0
West Indies 9 16 285.2 61 942 48 6/34 8/94 19.62 3 0
Zimbabwe 1 2 44.0 20 84 8 5/46 8/84 10.50 1 0
Total 80 149 2786.0 600 9040 402 7/51 11/60 22.48 25 5

 

Australian batsman batting at number three scoring single digit runs in a test against England – SPD Smith joins the list

SPD Smith of Australia scored 7 and 8 in the ongoing third test against England at Birmingham to provide the 18th occasion of an Australian batsman batting at number three scoring singe digit runs in a test against England. All such occasions are listed below

No Player FI SI Opposition Ground Start Date
1 WL Murdoch 6 4 v England Sydney 03 Mar 1882
2 WL Murdoch 5 7 v England Adelaide 12 Dec 1884
3 G Giffen 3 1 v England Manchester 05 Jul 1886
4 GHS Trott 0 3 v England Lord’s 16 Jul 1888
5 G Giffen 2 1 v England Melbourne 01 Jan 1892
6 C Hill 8 2 v England Sydney 26 Feb 1898
7 C Hill 4 0 v England Melbourne 30 Dec 1911
8 W Bardsley 0 3 v England Melbourne 9 Feb 1912
9 HSTL Hendry 2 5 v England Adelaide 01 Feb 1929
10 LE Favell 1 9 v England Sydney 25 Feb 1955
11 RN Harvey 0 0 v England Manchester 26 Jul 1956
12 IM Chappell 0 7 v England Manchester 08 Jun 1972
13 PM Toohey 1 1 v England Brisbane 01 Dec 1978
14 GN Yallop 1 3 v England Lord’s 02 Jul 1981
15 GS Chappell 0 2 v England Melbourne 26 Dec 1982
16 DC Boon 0 4 v England Adelaide 26 Jan 1995
17 RT Ponting 0 9 v England Adelaide 03 Dec 2010
16 SPD Smith 7 8 v England Birmingham 29 Jul 2015

SPD Smith of Australia scored 7 and 8 in the ongoing third test against England at Birmingham to provide the sixth occasion of an Australian batsman batting at number three scoring singe digit runs in a test against England in England. All such occasions are listed below

No Player FI SI Opposition Ground Start Date
1 G Giffen 3 1 v England Manchester 05 Jul 1886
2 GHS Trott 0 3 v England Lord’s 16 Jul 1888
3 RN Harvey 0 0 v England Manchester 26 Jul 1956
4 IM Chappell 0 7 v England Manchester 08 Jun 1972
5 GN Yallop 1 3 v England Lord’s 02 Jul 1981
6 SPD Smith 7 8 v England Birmingham 29 Jul 2015

 

Seven or more dismissals by wicket keepers on test debut – P Nevill of Australia becomes the first wicket keeper to dismiss seven batsman on debut in a Lord’s test

PM Nevill of Australia dismissed seven batsmen in the second test at Lord’s against England to become the eighth wicket keeper to dismiss seven or more batsmen in his debut test. The following table lists such wicket keepers.

No Player Team Dis Ct St Opposition Ground Start Date
1 GRA Langley Aus 7 3 4 v West Indies Brisbane 09 Nov 1951
2 AE Dick NZl 7 6 1 v South Africa Durban 08 Dec 1961
3 HB Taber Aus 8 7 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 23 Dec 1966
4 APE Knott Eng 7 7 0 v Pakistan Nottingham 10 Aug 1967
5 Saleem Yousuf Pak 7 5 2 v Sri Lanka Karachi 05 Mar 1982
6 CI Dunusinghe Srl 7 7 0 v New Zealand Napier 11 Mar 1995
7 CMW Read Eng 8 7 1 v New Zealand Birmingham 01 Jul 1999
8 PM Nevill Aus 7 7 0 v England Lord’s 16 Jul 2015

PM Nevill of Australia dismissed seven batsmen in the second test at Lord’s against England to become the third Australian wicket keeper to dismiss seven or more batsmen in his debut test after GRA Langley and HB Taber. The following table lists such wicket keepers.

No Player Team Dis Ct St Opposition Ground Start Date
1 GRA Langley Aus 7 3 4 v West Indies Brisbane 09 Nov 1951
2 HB Taber Aus 8 7 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 23 Dec 1966
3 PM Nevill Aus 7 7 0 v England Lord’s 16 Jul 2015

HB Taber of Australia and CMW Read of England are the two wicket keepers to dismiss eight batsmen on their test debut

No Player Team Dis Ct St Opposition Ground Start Date
1 HB Taber Aus 8 7 1 v South Africa Johannesburg 23 Dec 1966
2 CMW Read Eng 8 7 1 v New Zealand Birmingham 01 Jul 1999

What is important is that PM Nevill became the first wicket keeper ever to dismiss seven batsmen in a test on debut at Lord’s – Mecca of Cricket.  The previous record was six dismissals and was credited to another Australian wicket keeper TD Paine. TD Paine had dismissed six batsmen on his test debut at Lord’s against Pakistan in Jul 2010. The following is the complete list of wicket keepers who have dismissed five or more batsmen on  their test debut at Lord’s. 

No Player Team Dis Ct St Opposition Ground Start Date
1 PM Nevill Aus 7 7 0 v England Lord’s 16 Jul 2015
2 TD Paine Aus 6 5 1 v Pakistan Lord’s 13 Jul 2010
3 KJ Wadsworth NZL 5 5 0 v England Lord’s 24 Jul 1969
4 KS More Ind 5 5 0 v England Lord’s 05 Jun 1986


England deploying just three bowlers in an innings against Australia when Australia was dismissed all out

England deployed three bowlers in Australia’s first innings in the ongoing third test between England and Australia at Birmingham to provide the 14th occasion of England deploying just three bowlers in a test innings against Australia when Australia was dismissed all out. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Bowl Inns Opposition Score Ground Start Date
1 England 3  2 Australia 154-10 Sydney 25 Feb 1887
2 England 3  4 Australia 082-10 Sydney 10 Feb 1888
3 England 3  1 Australia 092-10 The Oval 11 Aug 1890
4 England 3  3 Australia 102-10 The Oval 11 Aug 1890
5 England 3  3 Australia 169-10 Adelaide 24 Mar 1892
6 England 3  4 Australia 044-10 The Oval 10 Aug 1896
7 England 3  3 Australia 172-10 Sydney 13 Dec 1901
8 England 3  2 Australia 036-10 Birmingham 29 May 1902
9 England 3  4 Australia 111-10 Melbourne 01 Jan 1904
10 England 3  1 Australia 137-10 Sydney 21 Feb 1908
11 England 3  1 Australia 147-10 Manchester 26 Jul 1909
12 England 3  2 Australia 116-10 Sydney 01 Jan 1995
13 England 3  1 Australia 118-10 Birmingham 05 Jun 1997
14 England 3  1 Australia 136-10 Birmingham 29 Jul 2015

England deployed three bowlers in Australia’s first innings in the ongoing third test between England and Australia at Birmingham to provide the third occasion of England deploying just three bowlers in a test innings against Australia when Australia was dismissed all out in a test at Birmingham. All such occasions are listed below

No Team Bowl Inns Opposition Score Ground Start Date
1 England 3  2 Australia 036-10 Birmingham 29 May 1902
2 England 3  1 Australia 118-10 Birmingham 05 Jun 1997
3 England 3  1 Australia 136-10 Birmingham 29 Jul 2015

England deployed three bowlers in Australia’s first innings in the ongoing third test between England and Australia at Birmingham to provide the fifth occasion of England deploying just three bowlers in a test innings against Australia when Australia was dismissed all out in the first innings of the test.  All such occasions are listed below

No Team Bowl Inns Opposition Score Ground Start Date
1 England 3  1 Australia 092-10 The Oval 11 Aug 1890
2 England 3  1 Australia 137-10 Sydney 21 Feb 1908
3 England 3  1 Australia 147-10 Manchester 26 Jul 1909
4 England 3  1 Australia 118-10 Birmingham 05 Jun 1997
5 England 3  1 Australia 136-10 Birmingham 29 Jul 2015

 

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