Five or more wickets by Indian bowlers in a test innings against Sri Lanka

I Sharma of India captured five for 54 in Sri  Lanka’s first innings in the ongoing third and final test at Col-SSC to provide the 21st occasion of an Indian bowler capturing  five or more wickets  in a test innings against Sri Lanka. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 DR Doshi 30.0 8 85 5 1 v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982
2 N Kapil Dev 24.3 3 110 5 3 v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982
3 C Sharma 33.0 3 118 5 1 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 06 Sep 1985
4 NS Yadav 19.1 4 76 5 1 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
5 Maninder Singh 17.4 4 51 7 3 v Sri Lanka Nagpur 27 Dec 1986
6 SLV Raju 17.5 13 12 6 2 v Sri Lanka Chandigarh 23 Nov 1990
7 A Kumble 24.0 3 87 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 27 Jul 1993
8 A Kumble 27.3 9 59 7 3 v Sri Lanka Lucknow 18 Jan 1994
9 SLV Raju 23.5 7 38 5 1 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 8 Feb 1994
10 SLV Raju 32.3 9 87 6 3 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 8 Feb 1994
11 J Srinath 24.5 5 114 5 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 14 Aug 2001
12 BKV Prasad 21.0 7 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Aug 2001
13 A Kumble 28.0 6 72 6 2 v Sri Lanka Delhi 10 Dec 2005
14 Harbhajan Singh 22.2 3 62 7 2 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
15 A Kumble 34.3 9 89 5 4 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
16 Harbhajan Singh 40.3 8 102 6 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
17 S Sreesanth 22.0 4 75 5 2 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
18 Z Khan 21.0 5 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
19 R Ashwin 13.4 2 46 6 1 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
20 R Ashwin 16.0 6 42 5 4 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 20 Aug 2015
21 I Sharma 15.0 2 54 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

I Sharma of India captured five for 54 in Sri  Lanka’s first innings in the ongoing third and final test at Col-SSC to provide the seventh occasion of an Indian pace bowler capturing  five or more wickets  in a test innings against Sri Lanka. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 N Kapil Dev 24.3 3 110 5 3 v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982
2 C Sharma 33.0 3 118 5 1 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 06 Sep 1985
3 J Srinath 24.5 5 114 5 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 14 Aug 2001
4 BKV Prasad 21.0 7 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Aug 2001
5 S Sreesanth 22.0 4 75 5 2 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
6 Z Khan 21.0 5 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Mum-BS 02 Dec 2009
7 I Sharma 15.0 2 54 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

I Sharma of India captured five for 54 in Sri  Lanka’s first innings in the ongoing third and final test at Col-SSC to provide the 21st occasion of an Indian pace bowler capturing  five or more wickets  in a test innings against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. All such occasions are listed below

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 C Sharma 33.0 3 118 5 1 v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 06 Sep 1985
2 J Srinath 24.5 5 114 5 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 14 Aug 2001
3 BKV Prasad 21.0 7 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Aug 2001
4 I Sharma 15.0 2 54 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

Thus I Sharma’s five for 54 represent the best innings bowling figures by an Indian pace bowler against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. The previous best was BKV Prasad’s 5 for 74 at Kandy in Aug 2001

No Player O M R W Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 I Sharma 15.0 2 54 5 2 v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015
2 BKV Prasad 21.0 7 72 5 3 v Sri Lanka Kandy 22 Aug 2001

 

Hundred and a duck by batsmen on first appearance

India’s CA Pujara with his 145 not out and zero in the ongoing third test between Sri Lanka and India at Col-SSC  became the 14th batsman in the annals of test cricket to score a hundred and a duck on first appearance against a team. All such occasions are listed below

Batsmen who have scored a hundred and duck on first appearance
No Player Team FI SI Oppn Venue Season  
1 Barlow EJ RSA 114 0 Aus Brisbane 1963 64
2 Viswanath GR Ind 0 137 Aus Kanpur 1969 70
3 Davis IC Aus 105 0 Pak Adelaide 1976 77
4 Asif Iqbal Pak 0 104 Ind Faisalabad 1978 79
5 Hudson AC RSA 163 0 Win Bridgetown 1991 92
6 Arthurton KLT Win 157* 0 Aus Brisbane 1992 93
7 Hussain N Eng 113 0 Zim Bulawayo (QSC) 1996 97
8 Mongia NR Ind 152 0 Aus Delhi 1996 97
9 Mohammad Wasim Pak 0 109* NZl Lahore 1996 97
10 McMillan CD NZl 0 142 Srl Col-RPS 1997 98
11 Goodwin MW Zim 0 166* Pak Bulawayo (QSC) 1997 98
12 Shahid Afridi Pak 107 0 Win Sharjah 2001 02
13 Guptill MJ NZl 109 0 Zim Bulawayo (QSC) 2011 12
14 Pujara CA Ind 145* 0 Srl Col-SSC 2015  

India’s CA Pujara with his 145 not out and zero in the ongoing third test between Sri Lanka and India at Col-SSC became the third Indian batsman to score a hundred and a duck on first appearance against a team. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Team FI SI Oppn Venue Season  
1 Viswanath GR Ind 0 137 Aus Kanpur 1969 70
2 Mongia NR Ind 152 0 Aus Delhi 1996 97
3 Pujara CA Ind 145* 0 Srl Col-SSC 2015  

GR Viswanath of India and Mohd Wasim of Pakistan are the only two batsmen In the annals of test  cricket to score a hundred and a duck on test debut. The following table lists their performance

No Player Team FI SI Oppn Venue Season  
1 Viswanath GR Ind 0 137 Aus Kanpur 1969 70
2 Mohammad Wasim Pak 0 109* NZl Lahore 1996 97

CD McMillan and CA Pujara are the only two batsmen to score a  hundred and a duck in a test against Sri Lanka. The following table lists their performance

No Player Team FI SI Oppn Venue Season  
1 McMillan CD NZl 0 142 Srl Col-RPS 1997 98
2 Pujara CA Ind 145* 0 Srl Col-SSC 2015  

 

Hundred and a duck by Indian batsmen in a test – CA Pujara is the new entrant

CA Pujara scored 145 not  out and zero in  the ongoing third and final test against Sri Lanka at Col-SSC to provide the 153rd occasion of a batsman scoring  a hundred and a duck  in a test. It also provides the 18th occasion of an Indian batsman involved in such a feat. All the eighteen occasions are listed below

No Player 1st 2nd Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 MH Mankad 111 0 India v Australia Melbourne 06 Feb 1948
2 P Roy 140 0 India v England Mum-BS 14 Dec 1951
3 VL Manjrekar 133 0 India v England Leeds 05 Jun 1952
4 ML Apte 0 163* India v West Indies Port of Spain 19 Feb 1953
5 VL Manjrekar 108 0 India v England Chennai 10 Jan 1964
6 GR Viswanath 0 137 India v Australia Kanpur 15 Nov 1969
7 SM Gavaskar 0 118 India v Australia Melbourne 30 Dec 1977
8 DB Vengsarkar 0 103 India v England Lord’s 02 Aug 1979
9 NS Sidhu 116 0 India v West Indies Kingston 28 Apr 1989
10 M Azharuddin 0 109 India v Pakistan Faisalabad 23 Nov 1989
11 NR Mongia 152 0 India v Australia Delhi 10 Oct 1996
12 SR Tendulkar 0 136 India v Pakistan Chennai 28 Jan 1999
13 SR Tendulkar 117 0 India v West Indies Port of Spain 19 Apr 2002
14 V Sehwag 106 0 India v England Nottingham 08 Aug 2002
15 R Dravid 136 0 India v England Mohali 19 Dec 2008
16 V Sehwag 109 0 India v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 03 Aug 2010
17 S Dhawan 0 115 India v New Zealand Auckland 06 Feb 2014
18 CA Pujara 145* 0 India V Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

CA Pujara scored 145 not  out and zero in  the ongoing third and final test against Sri Lanka at Col-SSC to provide the tenth occasion of a batsman scoring  a hundred and a duck in a test against Sri Lanka.  All the ten occasions are listed below

No Player 1st 2nd Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 MD Crowe 0 107 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 06 Dec 1992
2 DJ Cullinan 103 0 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 27 Mar 1998
3 CD McMillan 0 142 New Zealand v Sri Lanka Col-RPS 27 May 1998
4 GA Hick 107 0 England v Sri Lanka The Oval 27 Aug 1998
5 AC Gilchrist 0 144 Australia v Sri Lanka Kandy 16 Mar 2004
6 Mohd Ashraful 0 129* Bangladesh v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 03 Jul 2007
7 V Sehwag 109 0 India v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 03 Aug 2010
8 PJ Hughes 0 126 Australia v Sri Lanka Col-SSC 16 Sep 2011
9 Azhar Ali 0 136 Pakistan v Sri Lanka Pallekele 08 Jul 2012
10 CA Pujara 145* 0 India V Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

CA Pujara became the second Indian batsman  to score a hundred and a duck  in a test against Sri Lanka. V Sehwag had scored 109 and zero a Col-PSS in Aug 2010

No Player 1st 2nd Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 V Sehwag 109 0 India v Sri Lanka Col-PSS 03 Aug 2010
2 CA Pujara 145* 0 India V Sri Lanka Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

A rare occurrence and the first ever such occurence – Rival wicket keepers who were making their test debut find their first victims in Rival captains

A rare occurrence  –  Rival wicket keepers who were making their test debut find their first victims in Rival  captains

MDKJ Perera’s first victim was Indian captain  V Kohli. He was caught at the wicket of the bowling of AD  Mathews for 18 in India’s first innings.  MDKJ Perera was making his test debut for Sri Lanka at Col-SSC

NV Ojha’s first victim was Sri Lanka’ captain AD Mathews. He was caught at the wicket of the bowling of I Sharma for 1. NV Ojha was making his test debut  for India at Col-SSC

 It also provide the first ever such occurrence in the annals of test cricket

 

Wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty on test debut – MDKJ Perera of Sri Lanka is the latest addition to the list

MDKJ Perera of Sri Lanka scored 55 against India in the ongoing third test at Col-SSC to  provide the 34th occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring  a fifty on test debut.  All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 AH Jarvis 82 2 Aus Eng Melbourne 01 Jan 1885
2 H Carter 61 4 Aus Eng Sydney 13 Dec 1907
3 G Brown 57 2 Eng Aus Leeds 02 Jul 1921
4 Dilawar Hussain 59 2 Ind Eng Kolkata 05 Jan 1934
5 Dilawar Hussain 57 3 Ind Eng Kolkata 05 Jan 1934
6 A Wood 53 1 Eng Aus The Oval 20 Aug 1938
7 JHB Waite 76 1 SAF Eng Nottingham 07 Jun 1951
8 Hanif Mohammad 51 2 Pak Ind Delhi 16 Oct 1952
9 CA McWatt 54 1 Win Eng Kingston 15 Jan 1954
10 JL Hendriks 64 2 Win Ind Port of Spain 16 Feb 1962
11 IL Mendonca 78 2 Win Ind Kingston 07 Mar 1962
12 JG Binks 55 4 Eng Ind Mumbai (BS) 21 Jan 1964
13 Abdul Kadir 95 1 Pak Aus Karachi 24 Oct 1964
14 DM Lewis 81* 1 Win Ind Georgetown 19 Mar 1971
15 DL Bairstow 59 3 Eng IND The Oval 30 Aug 1979
16 Ashraf Ali 58 2 Pak Srl Faisalabad 14 Mar 1982
17 DSBP Kuruppu 201* 1 Srl NZl Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987
18 RC Russell 94 2 Eng Srl Lord’s 25 Aug 1988
19 Rashid Latif 50 2 Pak Eng The Oval 06 Aug 1992
20 RS Kaluwitharana 132* 2 Srl Aus Colombo (SSC) 17 Aug 1992
21 A Flower 59 1 Zim Ind Harare 18 Oct 1992
22 CI Dunusinghe 91 3 Srl NZl Napier 11 Mar 1995
23 AC Gilchrist 81 2 Aus Pak Brisbane 05 Nov 1999
24 BB McCullum 57 2 NZl SAF Hamilton 10 Mar 2004
25 D Ramdin 56 1 Win Srl Colombo (SSC) 13 Jul 2005
26 MJ Prior 126* 1 Eng Win Lord’s 17 May 2007
27 TR Ambrose 55 2 Eng NZl Hamilton 05 Mar 2008
28 Zulqarnain Haider 88 3 Pak Eng Birmingham 06 Aug 2010
29 LD Chandimal 58 1 Srl SAF Durban 26 Dec 2011
30 LD Chandimal 54 3 Srl SAF Durban 26 Dec 2011
31 N Dickwella 72 1 Srl SAF Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014
32 JC Buttler 85 1 Eng Ind Southampton 27 Jul 2014
33 L Ronchi 88 1 NZl Eng Leeds 29 May 2015
34 MDKJ Perera 55 2 Srl Ind Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

MDKJ Perera of Sri Lanka scored 55 against India in the ongoing third test at Col-SSC to provide the seventh occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring  a fifty on test debut.  All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 DSBP Kuruppu 201* 1 Srl NZl Colombo (CCC) 16 Apr 1987
2 RS Kaluwitharana 132* 2 Srl Aus Colombo (SSC) 17 Aug 1992
3 CI Dunusinghe 91 3 Srl NZl Napier 11 Mar 1995
4 LD Chandimal 58 1 Srl SAF Durban 26 Dec 2011
5 LD Chandimal 54 3 Srl SAF Durban 26 Dec 2011
6 N Dickwella 72 1 Srl SAF Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014
7 MDKJ Perera 55 2 Srl Ind Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

MDKJ Perera of Sri Lanka scored 55 against India in the ongoing third test at Col-SSC to provide the ninth occasion of a wicket keeper batsman scoring a fifty on test debut against India.  All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 Hanif Mohammad 51 2 Pak Ind Delhi 16 Oct 1952
2 JL Hendriks 64 2 Win Ind Port of Spain 16 Feb 1962
3 IL Mendonca 78 2 Win Ind Kingston 07 Mar 1962
4 JG Binks 55 4 Eng Ind Mumbai (BS) 21 Jan 1964
5 DM Lewis 81* 1 Win Ind Georgetown 19 Mar 1971
6 DL Bairstow 59 3 Eng Ind The Oval 30 Aug 1979
7 A Flower 59 1 Zim Ind Harare 18 Oct 1992
8 JC Buttler 85 1 Eng Ind Southampton 27 Jul 2014
9 MDKJ Perera 55 2 Srl Ind Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

 

 

Sri Lanka losing six wickets for less than 50 runs in a test innings

Sri Lanka lost its six wickets for 47 runs  in its first  innings in the ongoing third and final test against India at Col-SSC to provide the fifth occasion of Sri Lanka losing six wickets for a total of less than 50 runs. All such occasions are listed below

No FoW Inns Oppn Ground Start Date
1 6/18 4 NZl Kandy 09 Mar 1984
2 6/43 1 Pak Kandy 26 Aug 1994
3 6/42 3 SAF Centurion 27 Mar 1998
4 6/43 3 Eng Cardiff 26 May 2011
5 6/47 2 Ind Col-SSC 28 Aug 2015

 

 

Carrying the bat through a completed innings in tests

CA Pujara while scoring 145 not out in the ongoing third and final test between Sri Lanka and India at Col-SSC carried his bat thorough the completed innings. His feat provides the 42nd occasion of an opening batsman performing such a feat. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 AB Tancred 26* 47 2 South Africa v England Cape Town 25 Mar 1889
2 JE Barrett 67* 176 3 Australia v England Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
3 R Abel 132* 307 2 England v Australia Sydney 29 Jan 1892
4 PF Warner 132* 237 3 England v South Africa Johannesburg 14 Feb 1899
5 WW Armstrong 159* 309 3 Australia v South Africa Johannesburg 18 Oct 1902
6 JW Zulch 43* 103 2 South Africa v England Cape Town 11 Mar 1910
7 W Bardsley 193* 383 1 Australia v England Lord’s 26 Jun 1926
8 WM Woodfull 30* 66† 4 Australia v England Brisbane 30 Nov 1928
9 WM Woodfull 73* 193† 4 Australia v England Adelaide 13 Jan 1933
10 WA Brown 206* 422 2 Australia v England Lord’s 24 Jun 1938
11 L Hutton 202* 344 2 England v West Indies The Oval 12 Aug 1950
12 L Hutton 156* 272 2 England v Australia Adelaide 02 Feb 1951
13 Nazar Mohammad 124* 331 2 Pakistan v India Lucknow 23 Oct 1952
14 FMM Worrell 191* 372 2 West Indies v England Nottingham 04 Jul 1957
15 TL Goddard 56* 99 3 South Africa v Australia Cape Town 31 Dec 1957
16 DJ McGlew 127* 292 1 South Africa v New Zealand Durban 08 Dec 1961
17 CC Hunte 60* 131 3 West Indies v Australia Port of Spain 14 May 1965
18 GM Turner 43* 131 4 New Zealand v England Lord’s 24 Jul 1969
19 WM Lawry 49* 107 3 Australia v India Delhi 28 Nov 1969
20 GM Turner 223* 386 2 New Zealand v West Indies Kingston 16 Feb 1972
21 IR Redpath 159* 346 3 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 22 Mar 1974
22 G Boycott 99* 215 4 England v Australia Perth 14 Dec 1979
23 SM Gavaskar 127* 286 3 India v Pakistan Faisalabad 03 Jan 1983
24 Mudassar Nazar 152* 323 1 Pakistan v India Lahore 23 Jan 1983
25 S Wettimuny 63* 144 2 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Christchurch 04 Mar 1983
26 DC Boon 58* 103 3 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 13 Mar 1986
27 DL Haynes 88* 211 3 West Indies v Pakistan Karachi 20 Nov 1986
28 GA Gooch 154* 252 3 England v West Indies Leeds 06 Jun 1991
29 DL Haynes 75* 176 2 West Indies v England The Oval 08 Aug 1991
30 AJ Stewart 69* 175 3 England v Pakistan Lord’s 18 Jun 1992
31 DL Haynes 143* 382 3 West Indies v Pakistan Port of Spain 16 Apr 1993
32 MH Dekker 68* 187 4 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Rawalpindi 09 Dec 1993
33 MA Atherton 94* 228 2 England v New Zealand Christchurch 14 Feb 1997
34 G Kirsten 100* 239 1 South Africa v Pakistan Faisalabad 24 Oct 1997
35 MA Taylor 169* 350 2 Australia v South Africa Adelaide 30 Jan 1998
36 GW Flower 156* 321 1 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Bulawayo 14 Mar 1998
37 Saeed Anwar 188* 316 3 Pakistan v India Kolkata 16 Feb 1999
38 MS Atapattu 216* 428 2 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 18 Nov 1999
39 RP Arnold 104* 231 2 Sri Lanka v Zimbabwe Harare 04 Dec 1999
40 V Sehwag 201* 329 1 India v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
41 SM Katich 131* 268 3 Australia v New Zealand Brisbane 20 Nov 2008
42 CH Gayle 165* 317 3 West Indies v Australia Adelaide 04 Dec 2009
43 Imran Farhat 117* 223 1 Pakistan v New Zealand Napier 11 Dec 2009
44 R Dravid 146* 300 2 India v England The Oval 18 Aug 2011
45 TMK Mawoyo 163* 412 1 Zimbabwe v Pakistan Bulawayo 01 Sep 2011
46 DA Warner 123* 233 4 Australia v New Zealand Hobart 09 Dec 2011
47 CA Pujara 145* 312 1 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

CA Pujara while scoring 145 not out in the ongoing third and final test between Sri Lanka and India at Col-SSC carried his bat thorough the completed innings. His feat provides the fourth occasion of an Indian opening batsman performing such a feat. Others are – SM Gavaskar, V Sehwag and R Dravid. All such occasions are listed below

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 SM Gavaskar 127* 286 3 India v Pakistan Faisalabad 03 Jan 1983
2 V Sehwag 201* 329 1 India v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
3 R Dravid 146* 300 2 India v England The Oval 18 Aug 2011
4 CA Pujara 145* 312 1 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

V Sehwag and CA Pujara are the only two batsmen in the annals of test cricket to carry the bat through a completed innings against Sri Lanka. Their performance is listed below

No Player Runs Total Inns Team Opposition Ground Match Date
1 V Sehwag 201* 329 1 India v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
2 CA Pujara 145* 312 1 India v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

 

 

Indian batsmen scoring first appearance hundreds in tests

CA Pujara’s 145 not out the ongoing third and final test at Col-SSC between Sri Lanka and India provide his first appearance hundred against Sri Lanka, It provides the 42nd occasion of an Indian batsman scoring a first appearance hundred. The following table lists all such occasions

No Player Team FI SI Oppn Venue Season  
1 Amarnath L Ind 38 118 Eng Mumbai (Gym) 1933 34
2 Adhikari HR Ind 114* 29* Win Delhi (Feroz) 1948 49
3 Mushtaq Ali Ind 54 106 Win Kolkata 1948 49
4 Shodhan DH Ind 110 DNB Pak Kolkata 1952 53
5 Umrigar PR Ind 223 DNB NZl Hyderabad (LB) 1955 56
6 Manjrekar VL Ind 118 DNB NZl Hyderabad (LB) 1955 56
7 Kripal Singh AG Ind 100* DNB NZl Hyderabad (LB) 1955 56
8 Baig AA Ind 26 112 Eng Old Trafford 1959    
9 Hanumant Singh Ind 105 23 Eng Delhi (Feroz) 1963 64
10 Pataudi (Nawab of) Ind 128* 1 Aus Chennai (Corp) 1964 65
11 Viswanath GR Ind 0 137 Aus Kanpur 1969 70
12 Gavaskar SM Ind 119 14 NZl Wankhede 1976 77
13 Gavaskar SM Ind 3 113 Aus Brisbane (Gab) 1977 78
14 Viswanath GR Ind 145 DNB Pak Faisalabad 1978 79
15 Gavaskar SM Ind 155 4* Srl Chepauk 1982 83
16 Patil SM Ind 114* 46 Srl Chepauk 1982 83
17 Azharuddin M Ind 110 DNB Eng Kolkata 1984 85
18 Sidhu NS Ind 116 43* NZl Bangalore 1988 89
19 Manjrekar SV Ind 3 113* Pak Karachi (NS) 1989 90
20 Amre PK Ind 103 DNB RSA Kingsmead 1992 93
21 Manjrekar SV Ind 104 DNB Zim Harare 1992 93
22 Kambli VG Ind 227 DNB Zim Delhi (Feroz) 1992 93
23 Mongia NR Ind 152 0 Aus Delhi (Feroz) 1996 97
24 Ganguly SC Ind 131 DNB Eng Lord’s 1996    
25 Ramesh S Ind 143 30 Srl Colombo (SSC) 1998 99
26 Dravid RS Ind 118 44 Zim Harare 1998 99
27 Dravid RS Ind 1 144 NZl Mohali 1999 00
28 Dasgupta D Ind 100 0* Eng Mohali 2001 02
29 Sehwag V Ind 105 31 RSA Bloemfontein 2001 02
30 Bangar SB Ind 100* DNB Zim Nagpur 2001 02
31 Agarkar AB Ind 2 109* Eng Lord’s 2002    
32 Sehwag V Ind 147 DNB Win Wankhede 2002 03
34 Sehwag V Ind 309 DNB Pak Multan (CS) 2003 04
35 Raina SK Ind 120 DNB Srl Colombo (SSC) 2010    
36 Pujara CA Ind 159 DNB NZl Hyderabad (RG) 2012    
37 Pujara CA Ind 206* 41* Eng Ahmedabad (GS) 2012 13
38 Dhawan Ind 187 DNB Aus Mohali 2012 13
39 Sharma RG Ind 177 DNB Win Kolkata 2013  
40 Vijay M Ind 146 52 Eng Nottingham 2014  
41 Dhawan S Ind 134 28 Srl Galle 2015  
42 Pujara CA Ind 145*   Srl Col-SSC 2015  

 

Indian openers scoring hundreds in a test innings

CA Pujara’s 135 not out at the end of the second day’s play in the ongoing third and final test between Sri Lanka and India at Col-SSC provide the 134th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against various oppositions. CA Pujara became the 30th Indian opening batsman to score a hundred against various oppositions

 

CA Puajara’s 135 not out at the end of the second day’s play in the ongoing third and final test between Sri Lanka and India at Col-SSC provide the 67th occasion of an Indian opening batsman scoring a hundred in a test innings against various oppositions on away. CA Pujara became the 20th Indian opening batsman to score a hundred against various oppositions on away soil

 

It is quite interesting to note that out of 134 occasions of Indian opening batsmen scoring hundreds – an exact half – that is 67 occasions – have been scored on away soil

 

CA Pujara’a 135 not out represents the 17th hundred by an Indian opening batsman against Sri Lanka. All the hundreds are listed below

 

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 SM Gavaskar 155 2 v Sri Lanka Chennai 17 Sep 1982
2 SM Gavaskar 176 2 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 17 Dec 1986
3 NS Sidhu 104 3 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
4 NS Sidhu 124 1 v Sri Lanka Lucknow 18 Jan 1994
5 NS Sidhu 111 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 02 Aug 1997
6 NS Sidhu 131 2 v Sri Lanka Mohali 19 Nov 1997
7 S Ramesh 143 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Feb 1999
8 V Sehwag 201* 1 v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
9 G Gambhir 114 3 v Sri Lanka Ahmedabad 16 Nov 2009
10 G Gambhir 167 1 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
11 V Sehwag 131 1 v Sri Lanka Kanpur 24 Nov 2009
12 V Sehwag 293 2 v Sri Lanka Mumbai (BS) 02 Dec 2009
13 V Sehwag 109 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 18 Jul 2010
14 V Sehwag 109 2 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 03 Aug 2010
15 S Dhawan 134 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
16 KL Rahul 108 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
17 CA Pujara 135* 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

 

CA Pujara’a 135 not out represents the ninth hundred by an Indian opening batsman against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. All the hundreds are listed below

 

No Player Runs Inns Opposition Ground Start Date
1 NS Sidhu 104 3 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 27 Jul 1993
2 NS Sidhu 111 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 02 Aug 1997
3 S Ramesh 143 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Feb 1999
4 V Sehwag 201* 1 v Sri Lanka Galle 31 Jul 2008
5 V Sehwag 109 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 18 Jul 2010
6 V Sehwag 109 2 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 03 Aug 2010
7 S Dhawan 134 2 v Sri Lanka Galle 12 Aug 2015
8 KL Rahul 108 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (PSS) 20 Aug 2015
9 CA Pujara 135* 1 v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 28 Aug 2015

 

First appearance hundreds against exact three specific oppositons – CA Pujara joins the elite list

CA Pujara’s 135 not out at the end of the second day in the ongoing third and final test at Col-SSC between Sri Lanka and India provide his first appearance hundred against Sri Lanka, He had also scored first appearance hundreds against New Zealand {159 at Hyderabad-RGS in 2012} and against England {206 not out at Motera in 2012-13}. Thus as of now he has scored first appearance hundreds against three specific oppositions. He became the 12th batsman to score first appearance hundreds against exact three specific oppositions which are tabulated below

FIRST APPEARANCE HUNDREDS AGAINST THREE SPECIFIC OPPOSITIONS
No No Player Team FI SI Oppn Ground Season  
1 1 Collingwood PD Eng 134* 36* Ind Nagpur 2005 06
  2 Collingwood PD Eng 111 34 Win Lord’s 2007    
  3 Collingwood PD Eng 145 3 Ban Chittagong 2009 10
                   
2 1 Compton DCS Eng 102 dnb Aus Trent Bridge 1938    
  2 Compton DCS Eng 120 dnb Win Lord’s 1939    
  3 Compton DCS Eng 65 163 RSA Trent Bridge 1947    
                   
3 1 Crawley JP Eng 112 7 Zim Bulawayo 1996 97
  2 Crawley JP Eng 156* 14 Srl The Oval 1998    
  3 Crawley JP Eng 64 100* Ind Lord’s 2002    
                   
4 1 Gavaskar SM Ind 119 14 NZl Wankhede 1976 77
  2 Gavaskar SM Ind 3 113 Aus Brisbane 1977 78
  3 Gavaskar SM Ind 155 4* Srl Chepauk 1982 83
                   
5 1 McMillan CD NZl 0 142 Srl Col-RPS 1997 98
  2 McMillan CD NZl 139 dnb Zim Wellington 1997 95
  3 McMillan CD NZl 106 DNB Ban Hamilton 2001 02
                   
6 1 Pietersen KP Eng 158 DNB Srl Lord’s 2006    
  2 Pietersen KP Eng 26 109 Win Lord’s 2007    
  3 Pietersen KP Eng 152 DNB RSA Lord’s 2008    
                   
7 1 Samaraweera TT Srl 103* DNB Ind Col-SSC 2001 02
  2 Samaraweera TT Srl 123* dnb Zim Col-SSC 2001 02
  3 Samaraweera TT Srl 159 20 NZl Galle 2009    
                   
8 1 Sehwag V Ind 105 31 RSA Bloemfontein 2001 02
  2 Sehwag V Ind 147 dnb Win Wankhede 2002 03
  3 Sehwag V Ind 309 DNB Pak Multan (CS) 2003 04
                   
9 1 Wessels KC Aus 162 46 Eng Brisbane 1982 83
  2 Wessels KC Aus 141 DNB Srl Kandy 1982 83
  3 Wessels KC RSA 118 32 Ind Kingsmead 1992 93
                   
10 1 Waugh SR Aus 164 1 RSA Adelaide 1993 94
  2 Waugh SR Aus 151* dnb Zim Harare 1999 00
  3 Waugh SR Aus 100* DNB Ban Darwin 2003    
                   
11 1 Zaheer Abbas Pak 274 DNB Eng Edgbaston 1971    
  2 Zaheer Abbas Pak 176 96 Ind Faisalabad 1978 79
  3 Zaheer Abbas Pak 134 DNB Srl Lahore 1981 82
                   
12 1 Pujara CA Ind 159 DNB NZl Hyd-RGS 2012    
  2 Pujara CA Ind 206* 41* Eng Motera 2012 13
  3 Pujara CA Ind 135*   Srl Col-SSC 2015  

CA Pujara’s 135 not out at the end of the second day in the ongoing third and final test at Col-SSC between Sri Lanka and India provide his first appearance hundred against Sri Lanka, He had also scored first appearance hundreds against New Zealand {159 at Hyderabad-RGS in 2012} and against England {206 not out at Motera in 2012-13}. Thus as of now he has scored first appearance hundreds against three specific oppositions. He became the third Indian batsman to score first appearance hundreds against exact three specific oppositions after SM Gavaskar and V Sehwag.  The following table lists the performance of these three batsmen

FIRST APPEARANCE HUNDREDS AGAINST THREE SPECIFIC OPPOSITIONS – INDIAN BATSMEN
No No Player Team FI SI Oppn Ground Season  
1 1 Gavaskar SM Ind 119 14 NZl Wankhede 1976 77
  2 Gavaskar SM Ind 3 113 Aus Brisbane 1977 78
  3 Gavaskar SM Ind 155 4* Srl Chepauk 1982 83
                   
2 1 Sehwag V Ind 105 31 RSA Bloemfontein 2001 02
  2 Sehwag V Ind 147 dnb Win Wankhede 2002 03
  3 Sehwag V Ind 309 DNB Pak Multan (CS) 2003 04
                   
3 1 Pujara CA Ind 159 DNB NZl Hyd-RGS 2012    
  2 Pujara CA Ind 206* 41* Eng Motera 2012 13
  3 Pujara CA Ind 135*   Srl Col-SSC 2015  
                   

 

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